Holiday gift guide for adrenaline junkies
By Brittany Anas
At the root of a great gift is a simple consideration: What would this person on my shopping list love — but may not find practical enough to splurge on for him or herself? (Ahem, you see how a vacuum cleaner or scale doesn’t fit into this easy rule?)
With Christmas still more than a month away, now is a good time to start picking up on clues in the conversation air waves or social media postings — does Dad have a new fitness hobby? Does your sister-in-law log her runs on Facebook? Has your kid been talking non-stop about a new basketball shoe?
Here are five gift ideas for the fitness and sports lover on your “nice list.” We shopped REI, where you can get free shipping plus 3 percent Cash Back through ShopAtHome.com and save with exclusive coupons.
- Go Pro camera, wide angle helmet cam: We’re calling it. This is on the top of fitness enthusiasts lists this holiday season. The can snap the cam on their helmet and take helmet point-of-view footage of their gnarly snowboarding stunts, dirt biking adventures or mountain bike excursions. The camera has improved wind and noise reduction — so you’ll hear less wind whistling in your high-speed activities. (On sale for $330)
- Kahtoola Microspikes Traction system: You know that friend who doesn’t let icy or snowy trails stop her from winter hikes or adventure racing. These are for her. The stainless steel spikes and flexible chain are placed over the shoe to help grip snowy terrain. ($65)
- Coop Turbo Rocket Sled: Remember that time you and your college buddy “borrowed” a tray from the college cafeteria, greased it up with some Crisco and slid down a campus hill. No, that wasn’t you? Anyways, bring out the kid in anybody with a sleek sled — because it’s still thrilling. ($63)
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