It’s that time of year again, where short days and dark nights are lit up with festive cheer and good vibes. Alongside advent calendars, carol singing, and office parties, Secret Santa has become a regular fixture in the festive period. While for those very close groups, it can be a fun competition to see who will buy the best gift, but for others, (for example work Secret Santas) it’s not always so easy finding a great gift for the price limit (usually under £10), and one that won’t get thrown in the bin shortly after it has been gifted.
So, that’s where we come in. If your Secret Santa target loves getting outside and staying active, we’ve got so many products that will fit the bill. From ecodesigned items to gear that will help out with their home workout, our selection has something for every kind of sport lover. So this year, instead of buying something with an incredibly short shelf life, pick up a gift that will go the distance.
Mini basketball hoop
Whether it’s for fun in the office or solo training at home, this will be a purchase that will go down very nicely. Wall-Mounted SK100 Dunkers Hoop that’s designed for both children and adults can easily be attached to the wall, either with its two adhesive stripes or by hooking using the two holes. And yes, it does come with the mini plastic basketball. Hours of fun guaranteed.
Beach rugby ball
Granted it’s a little early (or late) in the year to be thinking about the beach, but this can be a fun addition to the office, the living room (please remove breakable objects beforehand). Made of a foamy, lightweight material and shaped to be grippable to catch. It should be noted that this beach rugby ball is mid-size and works for children over the age of 3, so it can also be seen as a great gift if your Secret Santa has younger kids.
Now this may sound like an ‘unfun’ option for a work colleague or someone that you don’t know that well, but hear us out. The MH100 isn’t just any old fleece. Born in the foothills of Mont Blanc and largely made from plastic bottles, this warm, lightweight and breathable bit of kit is a gift that will remain a firm favourite throughout the chilly months. What’s even better is that it comes in both male and female options.
500 Seamless Cycling Balaclava
For those keen commuting cyclists needing face protection during those long cold winter rides, this might just be the perfect gift. Designed with the right balance of warm, light material and moisture management, the 500 Seamless Cycling Balaclava from Van Rysel fits well for all different types of head sizes, meaning your Secret Santa is likely to be pleasantly surprised.
Trek 500 Walking Gloves
Merino Neck Warmer Grey
For many it replaced the scarf as the neck protector of choice during the winter, and although it is primarily for cycling, the Merino Grey Neck Warmer can work well for other activities such as hiking and running. Its warmth comes from the thin brushed fleece lower lining and lightweight, breathability comes from polyester upper fabric that will wick away perspiration. Worn close to the neck and used to cover the mouth, this might just be the ideal present for anyone with an active commute.
Oxford Essential Cable Bike Lock
How about a gift that will keep your commuting colleague or friend’s bike protected? With the Oxford Essential Cable Bike Lock, your Secret Santa will feel secure with 2 types of quick release mounts, dust cover for the keyhole and long thick cable to keep your bike wrapped up tight. Again, although it is slightly more than the usual maximum secret santa price, when it comes to security, what you spend is what you get!
DST Suspension 100 kit
Got that Secret Santa giftee that likes the home or park workout? The DST Suspension Training kit works all muscle groups with bodyweight and functional exercises, can be done anywhere, to a difficulty level of the user’s liking, and is made with 67% less emissions than its previous version. It’s a gift that will take their exercise to another level.
From heat asanas to open heart poses, this is a gift for those that love their early balancing poses. Ecodesigned with a Portuguese foam with the same warmth and softness of natural cork, help them feel centred this Christmas with a Yoga Block.
Maybe best to feature as one half of a two-parter gift, but there’s no getting away from the effectiveness of fitness bands. Great for working a wide range of muscle areas, from your thighs to bum, to arms, to back, to abs, and comes with three different resistance options (5-6-7kgs) to slowly build up strength. It could be that present that makes all the difference to their workout.
A personalised Decathlon eGift Card
Price: Anywhere from £10 upwards!
While we hope this article may have helped you on your quest for the perfect present for a sporty Secret Santa, you could also give them the choice of over 70 sports. You won’t have to worry about making the trip in-store, or paying delivery fees, just a simple PDF email to your inbox. What’s more you can also personalise it, making it that much more special. It’s your gift, their choice. Click here for more info
Good luck and happy holidays!