It can be tough to motivate your kids to put down the video games and head outside for some fresh air, so getting them the right gift to promote an active lifestyle can be key; in fact, studies show that active kids are less likely to become depressed. Maybe your kid loves clothing, so getting him sport-themed clothes and activewear is just what he needs to head outside and show off his new gear. If your active kid loves technology, then combining the outdoors with a gadget is a great way to get them away from the computer. This year, give your kid a gift they’ll love with this easy and comprehensive guide to sporty gifts.
- Sport Shirt
Kids grow out of clothes so quickly, so a lot of people don’t give clothes as gifts. Unfortunately, kids still need clothes to run around in and muddy up! A great gift option for active kids is sport shirts, because they simply can never have enough. They’re perfect for the zillion practices a week they have (saving Mom loads of laundry), and they’re great for just running around in on weekends. Just Jack offers a nifty sweat-wicking active T-shirt made of 100% polyester, so even the pickiest kid will love wearing this soft and lightweight shirt.
2. Sport Shoes
Another great option for kids are shoes, because they tear through them so quickly. Sport shoes can cost parents a bundle, so it can be a big help to give shoes as gifts. Most kids go crazy for new sneakers, so you know they’ll be a hit! The trend this year is neon-bright shoes, and Under Armour Youth has versatile options that will take kids from gym class to track and back.
Give kids an active toy that lets them run around and expend all their energy, like a fun scooter. This Yvolution Y Glider Air Scooter is not motorised, so it’s safe for all ages (and actually makes them do a little work). This is a great way to get kids outdoors and off the couch!
4. Backyard Zip Line
If you’ve got a daring kid, give them a gift they’ll go crazy for with the backyard zip line. It’s fairly easy to set up (so you won’t be kicking yourself in the foot later for this gift), and you can set it up as low to the ground as you’d like for safety. Kids love how fun it is (it might be tough to get them to come inside for dinner!) and parents appreciate how it helps children develop balance and strength.
5. Walkie Talkie Watches
What kid doesn’t love walkie talkies? Now, they’ve become even more cool thanks to their new watch format. Your tech-savvy and active kids will both love this fun gadget, and you’ll probably hear “Over and Out” late into the night. This product from Outdoors Tactical has tons of cool features like a night light, flip-up casing with a magnifier and reflector, a compass, and even a secret storage capsule. Talk about kid appeal!