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10 Gift ideas for the athletic guy

Is he a jock? Maybe he’s just really into working out. Either way, we have the perfect gift ideas for the man in your life who is a buff, athletic machine. After all, he keeps that body in perfect check for you, right? Now’s the time to give back to him for doing so.

Holiday gift guide for him

Go hands-free

If he’s a cardio machine, especially one that runs a lot, this Incase sports armband for the iPod Nano will keep him hands-free so he can work out to his full potential. It’s easy to use as it just wraps around his arm or bicep and it’s ready to go!

Incase sports armband

Shiny new ball

If he’s an avid basketball player, baseball player or football player, then a brand new ball is always appreciated. Maybe he’s been wanting a certain type or brand of ball or maybe his current one is flat or wearing thin. Getting him a brand new ball will not only show that you’ve been paying attention to his hobbies, but every time he picks it up, he’ll think of you! This Spalding indoor/outdoor basketball makes a great gift for your sporty guy.

Spalding indoor/outdoor basketball

New shoes

Whether his current working out/running shoes are at their last thread or he’s been lusting after a brand new pair of Nikes, you can never go wrong with new shoes. Not only is it always good to have two pairs, but he’ll love you for knowing exactly what to get. These Nike Shox Turbo running shoes are ideal for the avid runner.

Nike Shox Turbo running shoes

Team jersey

Is he a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan? Or is he a loyal LA Lakers fan? Getting him a jersey from his favorite team is thoughtful and personal. On game days he’ll be happy to sport his favorite team by wearing the jersey you got him. Pick out a jersey for him from Champs.

Team jersey

Under Armour

If he’s into outdoor activities like hiking, mountain climbing or jogging outdoors, he’s going to need something to keep him warm during these winter months. The ColdGear Longsleeve Crew has thermal grid fabric that regulates core temperature and dries sweat at a fast speed.

Under Armour ColdGear Longsleeve Crew

Yoga mat

Whether he’s a yoga junkie or just getting into it, this Align Ultra Mat from Lululemon will keep him centered and focused. The straight line down the middle will let him know exactly how centered he is and the horizontal embossed lines will give him direction for proper hand and foot placement.

Align Ultra Mat

Track suit

Help him train in style with this Adidas woven track suit with lightweight material that will keep him dry and comfortable. Whether he’s training for a marathon or for soccer, this track suit is sure to keep him comfortable and looking sharp.

Adidas woven track suit


For your ultimate surfer dude, a wetsuit is his best friend. Surfing isn’t just all about sunny days, big waves and warm temps, it includes roughing it out through the winter months when the water is frigidly cold hovering below 50 Fahrenheit. This Quiksilver Back Zip Wetsuit will keep him as warm as possible when braving the cold temps.

Quiksilver Back Zip Wetsuit

Snow goggles

Taking a snowboarding trip this season? Snow goggles are the perfect addition and necessity to any snowboard outfit. A spanking new pair will keep him looking as fresh as the snow and keep him safe. These Q2 Wood snow goggles from Quiksilver will do the trick and last for years.

Snow goggles


Maybe he’s an expert snowboarder or he wants to get into it. Getting him a snowboard is the ultimate gift for the extreme sports guy. This isn’t a gift you get a guy you’re just “dating” but a gift you give to someone who will appreciate it and appreciate you. This Burton snowboard from Sports Chalet is an ideal style for any guy.

Burton snowboard

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