Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Athletes (young & old). Below you will find clothes, shoes, toys, gear, games, and accessories that athletes are bound to love for Christmas 2020.
Whether your gift recipient plays sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc) or enjoys pursuing solitary athletic endeavors (swimming, cycling, running, etc), you’re bound to find great gift ideas below.
RUNNING CLOTHES BY BROOKS
Brooks Running has great running apparel options for both men and women. Whether you’re brand new to running with a Couch-to-5k app or you are training for an ultra-marathon, you’ll find comfortable tops & bottoms to help you reach your athletic goals.
We’ve picked three excellent gift options for 2020 (pictured above from left to right). The Men’s Dash 1/2 Zip is a long sleeve running layer that will keep him warm without becoming overheated. As for perfect running shorts, the Women’s Chaser 5″ Short is exactly the right length for optimal running comfort and performance (plus, there is a hidden pocket in the flat waistband for your phone or other essentials – brilliant!). Last, but not least, we love the simplicity of the Men’s Ghost Short Sleeve Top – a basic t-shirt, but with added benefits!
INSULATED STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
New from CamelBak! Your favorite hiking hydration gear company now offers a vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle. The Chute Mag is thoughtfully designed with a magnet top and easy-carry handle.
- BUY the Chute Mag Water Bottle and Bottle Brush Kit.
- FOLLOW CamelBak on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
RUNNING SHOES BY BROOKS
Brooks has been in the footwear business since 1914 so it’s no surprise that the company continues to be a brand of choice for athletes – both amateur and professional. Headquartered in Seattle, the company’s claim is an audacious one: “we make the best running gear on earth.”
This year, we’re featuring the Transcend 7 for women, which offers exclusive DNA LOFT cushioning (“a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability).”
- BUY the Transcend 7. (FYI – We also love the Glycerin 17 for super plush comfort!)
- FOLLOW Brooks Running on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
GOLF POLOS FOR HIM BY GREG NORMAN
Greg Norman is a well-known and well-loved brand among golfers for their high-end attire that is breathable, lightweight, and moves with you. Each season, you’ll find new colors and designs in the most modern aesthetics. You can especially count on finding polos with INTEREST. No boring polos to be found! Instead, you’ll find sophisticated, of-the-minute styles in silky soft materials – which are sure to be appreciated by active men all yearlong.
- BUY the ML75 Camo Shark Print Polo (pictured left) or Breezy Stretch Polo (pictured right).
- FOLLOW Greg Norman Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
SKI BIBS BY OUTDOOR RESEARCH
For the serious skier, consider the high-quality snow bibs, pants, coats, and base layers by Outdoor Research. She will never have frozen legs on the slopes again with the Women’s Carbide Bibs, which offer three layers of waterproof protection plus incredible stretch for optimal comfort and athletic performance on her next ski weekend away.
MEN’S RUNNING SHOES BY ASICS
ASICS is one of our family’s go-to brands for comfortable, stylish running shoes for the whole family. Pictured above are the Men’s GEL-Kayano 27, which offer premium cushioning and optimal support for overpronating runners.
GOLF CLOTHES FOR HER BY GREG NORMAN
All women know that golf clothes are the best clothes. They’re preppy, stylish, sophisticated, soft, and made for movement.
Greg Norman consistently puts out new styles for female golfers that are as adorable as they are functional.
- BROWSE the full collection of women’s apparel.
- FOLLOW Greg Norman on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
PODIUM FLOW BY CAMELBAK
For the avid hiker or biker on your list! CamelBak’s Podium Flow Belt is a great cargo solution for short rides. Simply strap it around your waist, add any snacks or essentials in the zippered pocket, and fill up the accompanying 21oz water bottle.
SUPPLY DUFFEL BY GREGORY PACKS
No matter what adventures your recipient has planned for 2021, a durable medium sized duffel will help get him or her there. The Supply Duffel 60 fits the bill! It’s exactly the right size to squeeze in all of your belongings for a camping, fishing, or skiing trip. The reinforced bottom will make it last and the oversized zippers ensure that it is easy to get to what you need.
SOCCER GOALS & GEAR BY GOSPORTS
Have sports been canceled in your area? Set up your own backyard soccer field with the GoSports 4 Foot Portable Pop Up Soccer Goals. This ready-to-go set includes 2 square 4′ foldable soccer goals, 6 cones, & carrying case!
If you are short on space, you could opt for the super-easy-to-store GoSports LED Light Up Sports Cones instead. These light-up cones glow in the dark and can be used for drills, scrimmages, and dribbling at any time of day or night.
SOCCER CLEATS & SUPPLIES
Umbro’s Velocita IV Club FG Junior Cleat (pictured) is among the best cleat available for young players. The shoes looks super sleek and professional in design – but they also also offer sock construction around the ankle along with stretch, support, and stability.
The Neo Futsal Pro Ball (also pictured) is a ball that you can be proud of and one that will last. It’s hand-stitched and high-quality – ideal for dribbling, striking, attacking, and defending.
- BUY the Velocita IV Club FG Junior Cleat or Neo Futsal Pro Ball.
- FOLLOW Umbro on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Bicycle riding is a healthy, safe, and super fun way for both adults and children to get exercise. You can ride solo, with a friend, or with the whole family! Because it is outdoors, it’s also an excellent way to stay fit while staying safe around your neighborhood and city.
A new helmet is a super smart pick for any child, teen, or adult who is hoping to ride more in 2021. Nutcase Helmets offers sturdy helmets in adjustable, adorable designs – and all of the helmets come with brims to block the sun!
- Buy baby, toddler, youth, or adult helmets from Nutcase.
- Follow Nutcase Helmets on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
HATS & ACCESSORIES BY NATHAN SPORTS
Runners, bikers, and other fitness enthusiasts will love the new sporting accessories by Nathan…and YOU will love the economical pricepoints!
For Christmas 2020, we are all about the hats for strong sun protection. We especially love the Quick Stash Run Hat, which has two hidden pockets (stash your keys!), and the super stylish Runnable Trucker Hat.
- BUY running accessories from Nathan Sports.
- FOLLOW Nathan Sports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).