Skip to main content

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Unexpected Gifts Athletes Will Actually Appreciate

* Athletes are notoriously difficult to shop for – especially if you don’t know their routine
* Give them something that will ease their stress – and their joints
* Grab these deals from family-owned sporting goods store, Holabird

If you’ve got an athlete on your list this holiday season, skip the generic sneakers or basketballs or tennis racquet and get them something they won’t expect – but will actually put to use. (After all, if you’re already an elite athlete or fitness buff, chances are you’re super picky about sizes and specifications, so you’ll want to buy your own gear and equipment).

Our suggestion? Fill out your shopping list with these awesome gift ideas from Holabird Sports, a family-owned and operated specialty sporting goods shop with one goal: to help fuel your fitness fire.

Offering expert advice, responsive customer service, and an unparalleled product selection at affordable prices (no, seriously), Holabird Sports has a ton of gift ideas for the holidays and all year round – no matter what sport or activity you’re into. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, Holabird Sports can help you crush your goals and your competition with the best gear for you and your gift recipients. Need proof? Holabird Sports carries a massive inventory that features over 2000 styles of shoes, a vast selection of athletic apparel, sports medicine products, racquet sport equipment, lifestyle accessories, and more.

Finding exactly what you want on the Holabird Sports website is quick and simple, and online orders are fulfilled from the company’s 42,000-square-foot headquarters, which serves as a warehouse, corporate office, service center, and local showroom located just 20 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Related Stories

If you live nearby, local customers can visit the showroom for a personalized shoe fitting, and customers across the country who are looking for a new racquet can “try before they buy” with the Holabird Sports racquet demo program. Visit to learn more, and check out five of our favorite gift ideas from Holabird for the athlete, sports fan and fitness buff on your list.

1. Arcanum Sarco Freeze 92.1G Bottle

For Anyone Going the Extra Mile: Keeping up with the hustle and bustle of the holidays means extra cleaning, shopping, decorating, and travel for many people. All this activity (and stress!) can lead to sore or strained muscles, so give the gift of soothing pain relief to anyone who has been working extra hard this season.

Arcanum’s Sarco Freeze is a topical gel that utilizes full-spectrum activated hemp from Mary’s Nutritionals, which aids the body in self-repair. Additionally, Sarco Freeze contains menthol and other natural ingredients for a cooling effect.

Lazy loaded image
Image Courtesy Holabird Sports


2. Trigger Point Charge Vibe

For the Athlete Who Has Everything: If you’re in need of a gift idea for the fitness enthusiast in your life who already has an extensive gear collection, this vibrating foam roller is sure to hit the spot.

The Trigger Point Charge Vibe roller is small enough for hard-to-reach areas, and its unique shape and material work together to massage muscles for increased circulation. Featuring three vibration settings and a rechargeable battery, this roller is the fitness gift that keeps on giving.

Lazy loaded image
Image Courtesy Holabird Sports


3. Vooray Alana Neoprene Duffel

For the Fitness Fashionista: The Vooray Alana Neoprene Duffel is as stylish as it is functional, making it the ideal gift for someone who works hard to look good AND feel good.

This bag has four outer pockets, two inner mesh pockets, a clip-in accessory pouch, and a separate shoe bag—making it a great option for anyone in need of some serious organization. The Alana Duffel has padded carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap for maximum versatility. Plus, the soft neoprene fabric is easy to clean and comes in multiple stylish patterns.

Lazy loaded image
Image Courtesy Holabird Sports


4. Corkcicle Stemless Flute

For the Host(ess) with the Most(ess): New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and stemless champagne flutes from Corkcicle are the perfect gift for the party planner in your life.

These flutes are made of triple-insulated, vacuum-sealed stainless steel, so they keep cold drinks cold for up to nine hours and they keep hot drinks hot for up to three. In addition to maintaining the just-right beverage temperature, these shatterproof flutes have slip-proof silicone bottoms, making them great for lively gatherings and celebrations. Plus, they come in an array of dazzling colors to suit any taste. Cheers!

Lazy loaded image
Image Courtesy Holabird Sports


5. OOFOS OOmg Low

For Someone Who’s Always on Their Feet: Running marathons, running errands, and running around at work all day take a toll on a person’s feet and joints. If you’re shopping for someone who spends a lot of time on their feet, treat them to an ultra-comfortable sneaker that also enhances the body’s recovery process. The OOFOS OOmg Low Shoe uses patented OOfoam material to absorb 37% more impact than traditional shoe foams, reducing joint pressure while providing an ultra-plush feel underfoot. Multiple color options are available. And they look pretty stylish too.

Lazy loaded image
Image Courtesy Holabird Sports

See All the Holiday Deals From Holabird Sports