25 Great Gifts for Your Athletic Kids – 2017 Edition
Finding Christmas or Hanukkah presents for your daughter or son can become quite stressful. There are so many new toys and gadgets on the scene that it can become overwhelming, as a parent, to choose. But, if they’ve got a specific interest, like sports, you can narrow the options down a bit better and relax.
Today, we’re sharing a total of 50 awesome gifts for your kids come this holiday season. Some are more geared towards the girls, some are more targeted at the boys, and all are cool ideas that will encourage them to get active and have them smiling.
She’ll feel like a princess warrior with her very first, real-working, archery set. With a bow, arrow, targets, and a mini board to practice on, your gal will have everything she needs for testing her aim in the Light Up Princess Archery Bow And Arrow Set.
This one is great for ages 6 and up and perfectly safe for everyone to handle. If you’ve got a daughter with a bit of sass up her sleeve, give her a chance to feel like Merida for a day with this light-up, kid-friendly innovation.
These Soccer Hair Accessories are a perfect stocking stuffer option! These no-crease hair ties will get ponytails neat, tidy, and ready for game time – and fashionable too.
You get six in the bunch with several different designs for fall in love with. Chevron, black sparkles, and some soccer balls too – your little hat trick star will be so grateful for adding these to her collection.
Or maybe you have a daughter that wants to start a daily yoga routine, gift her with a new mat and get her going on the right foot. The mat can also be used for other floor exercises like pilates, tumbling, or just normal play.
Thick, with a non-slip surface, it’s truly the ideal way to go when shopping around for exercise equipment for kids. It’s also easy to clean and easily portable.
Maybe you’ve got the next Jennie Finch or Liza Fernandez on your hands. Why not gift her with a sharp, new glove before the season begins?
The glove comes with a core soft training ball. It has a 10% player break-in and a deep pocket for both infielders and outfielders to practice with.
You can also find the Rawlings Players Youth Glove in a black and red color duo if that seems more fitting for your player. It’s a classic gift for a gal who loves her team or simply loves throwing the ball around outside with her brother and sister.
The perfect addition to your little soccer star’s afternoon routine comes the Vizari Blossom Soccer Ball! With fun graphics and a gorgeous shade of pink, she’ll feel special with every kick into the goal.
Whether she’s already the captain of the team or just starting to show interest in the sport, this is another great way to get your kiddo up and active.
Take note that the ball does come deflated and you’ll need a pump to put it to good use!
American Plastic Toys Junior Golf Set will have your little golfer teeing up in no time! Within the set she’ll receive everything needed for a fun round of golf including: 2 clubs, a rolling bag, 4 balls with cups, 2 putting holes, and 2 flags.
While you’re out and about working in the garden or on the lawn, allow your gal to practice her swing. You’ll have to put this one together so we suggest taking it out of the box and getting it ready to play with before the big reveal!
Another innovation that promotes outdoor play and activity, check out the Razor RipStick Caster Board! They’ll be a little twisting involved, so many sure your girl’s got some good balance.
If she wants to feel like she’s surfing through the waves or sliding through the snow, this board will definitely do the trick. This one is perfect for our older girls who want something extra adventurous.
Remember, you can easily buy helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads to keep Mom and Dad’s worry at bay.
Slumber parties just got so much more fun and ACTIVE with the Alex Toys Active Play 3-in-1 Net Set. All you have to do is set the net up outside and take in all the opportunities that its foundation has to offer.
Play jumbo volleyball, badminton, or tennis once the adjustable net is set up. All the equipment is oversized making it easier for our smallest athletes to get in on the action – recommended for children 3 and up.
The set includes: a net, 2 poles, 2 fillable bases, 2 giant rackets, jumbo birdie, 2 tennis balls, giant inflatable volleyball, hand pump, and instructions.
Bring on the roller derby races! Is your gal already a pro at the skating rink or at least itching to try something new? These Roller Derby Girls Firestar Roller Skates are the perfect way to make that opportunity come to life or, at least, give her an upgrade from the rentable wheels she’s been practicing with.
With secure laces and a crisp white and hot pink color pairing, these skates will have your little lady gliding in style and confidence.
Do you have a fish on your hands? These Speedo Kids’ Skoogles Swim Goggles are a great way to stuff her stocking this holiday season or give her a push before summer swim lessons begin!
They come in a variety of colors including: pink, orange, blue, and green and are preferred for children ages 4 to 6. They also have soft frames making them a more comfortable fit and one that works with a variety of face shapes.
These goggles are truly the perfect way to introduce wear to beginning swimmers. Get your daughter excited for her next dip in the pool with a pair of “big girl” goggles made just for her.
Middle and high school student athletes tend to need a bag bigger than a backpack to hold all of their equipment and practice clothes. And the Nike Alpha Adapt Crossbody Duffel Bag is a functional and stylish way for them to be prepared for after school practice everyday.
There’s a wet/dry compartment, lined pockets, a large main compartment – and obvious ample room for housing all necessities your active daughter may need. From knee braces to an extra pair of sliding shorts, it’ll all fit nicely inside.
Some of our older kids may already have it all. And teens don’t necessarily want a load of “toys” wrapped under the tree. Instead, thoughtful and functional gifts like this Softball Is Life Blanket will be the perfect way to grab a smile from your athletic daughter.
She can take this fleece blanket off to tournament weekends or just chill at home on the couch for a Friday night movie. Printed in the USA, it’s a quality item that she’ll not only use but will definitely become a favorite comfort in no time.
This magical wand includes 90 fun physical commands – Soar Like An Eagle! Stomp Like A Dinosaur! – 26 unique twinkling light shows, and tons of music too! Not only will this toy have your girl staying active but it’ll be stretching her creativity and imagination too.
Winner of the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, NAPPA Silver Award, Brilliant Sky Brilliance Award, and Parents Magazine Best Toy, it’ll surely be a winner in your home as well.
Here’s another innovative toy that will tug at the heartstrings of your daughter’s creativity and have her moving and grooving while she does it. The Bilibo Seat inspires limitless play for little ones!
This too has an array of colors to choose from and is unlike any other “gadget” on the market. With its unique design, kids won’t know what to do with it until they decide how it works all on their own.
Perfect for ages 2 and up, surprise her with a gift that looks to be straight out of Santa’s workshop and with hours of playtime already infused within.
Give her a space to practice and play right at home with the Polar Aurora Gymnastics & Tumbling Mat. From tumbling to yoga, there’s so many ways little ones can utilize this mat on a daily basis.
Fire-retardant, puncture and mildew resistant – it’s also completely sanitary and safe for your kiddos to move on. And there’s even some Velcro located on both sides of the mat if you want to add additional pieces for a bigger play area.
Durable, versatile, and innovative, the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is everything you could want for your daughter’s imaginative play. Stretch her creativity and broaden her sense of “action” with a way to capture it all!
She’ll be able to capture vacation adventures or soccer tricks out in the yard with her gal pals. The camera comes with mounts to attach to bicycles, helmets, skateboards, and other flat surfaces making it even easier to film during play.
Another fun and innovative “toy” that promotes active play, the Hop On Air Ball will have your daughter giggling all afternoon.
Promoting balance and coordination, this ball provides a kid-friendly workout every time it’s in use. Recommended for children 3 years and older (holding up to 300 pounds), it’s made from long-lasting and durable latex-free vinyl and includes a safety handle for worry-free play.
Zoom Bike is perfect for toddlers stretching and testing their skills! And with three wheels, your little girl will get the stability she needs to feel comfortable while having fun and being active – both indoors and out.
It has front-wheel steering for easy maneuvering and it’s easy to travel with too becuase you can just fold it up when you’re on the go! Perfect as a toddler’s very first ride along toy, these are needed for those with lots of energy and parents that want to provide quality play to their kids.
For older daughters, the Slim Fitness Tracker Watch could be a great addition to their holiday gifts. Its slim design is chic and stylish but it’s what’s inside that your active, athletic girl will be grateful for.
Providing the date and time of course, this watch has so much to explore up its sleeve. It also tracks steps, distance, and calories burned – and all she has to do to take a peek at the progress is tap the LED screen! Sleep tracking can happen here too – so she’ll know how much true, quality sleep that she’s getting every night.
And last, but not least, she can link up her social media accounts and be alerted right on her watch when a new notification from Twitter, Facebook, and the like comes rolling in!
A fun and safe gift for your young lady to get outside with, brought to you by the Original Pogo Stick Company, comes My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper. Encourage your kids to stay active and healthy by testing their hand-eye coordination, balance, and endurance.
You can even count your hops with the built-in squeaker made for giggles and jumping competitions. And the entire family can get in on the fun because the foam holds up to 250 pounds!
Made from soft, durable foam with a strong bungee, this pogo stick is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, meeting all of the CPSC Safety Standards.
If you’ve got a soccer player on your hands then these Adidas Performance Ghost Youth Shin Guards would be such an exciting gift for her to unwrap come this holiday. Give her a bit of personalization on the field with this sharp, hot pink design (although they come in other bright shades as well!).
With a strap system to keep them from moving while she’s running, these shin guards have a hard front plate and a built-in ankle guard. It’s everything she needs – and would want – in shin protection during game time.
Little Tikes TotSport T-Ball Set will have her practicing her swing before she knows all of her ABC’s. Again, this is perfect for toddlers that need to release a bit of extra energy or little ones that show a natural affinity for the sport!
Coming with an easy-to-use, oversized bat, 2 oversized balls, and a tee, it’s a simple way to keep little ones active and entertained. It’s adjustable too, so she can use it as she grows.
And besides improving her form at the plate, she’ll be sharpening her developing motor skills and coordination.
If your boys love playing catch then they’ll love the Djubi Classic game which puts a modern twist on the fun! It combines specially designed rackets with nets and a unique ball called the Djubi (pronounced joo-bee).
Great for ages 8 and up, all you have to do is slip the loop of the Djubi over the launch hook, pull it back, and aim! The other player just has to catch it in the deep pocket of the net.
The guys will be able to launch their Djubi balls up to 100 feet and it floats in the water too!
The US Open Junior Tennis Racquet is approved for 10 and under tennis and a great way to foster a new sporting career. If your little guy has an interest or a natural way on the court, then why not gift him with his very own racket?
Lightweight and easy to swing, it’s a great way to add a bit of active adventure under the Christmas tree this year. Part of encouraging a young athlete’s career is to help him keep up with his own equipment so make sure you offer up a cover for the racket as well – sold separately.
This hoop set can easily be fixed to play inside or outside. Let his friends come over and watch them enjoy some time getting active and having fun with the simple and smart Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectShot Hoops.
It’s got a flexible hanger so it’s easy to set up in all different kinds of spaces. And it’ll occupy your boy when he’s alone too and can practice his shot without the hustle and bustle of a H-O-R-S-E game distracting him.
Along with the hoop, he’ll get an instruction manual that includes game starters and trick shot ideas.
The Deluxe Happy Kids/Toddler Golf Clubs Set will help your little boy learn how to tee up and take his first swing! Including 2 different sized balls, 2 different color practice holes and flags, 3 clubs, and a carrying bag, he’ll have everything he needs to begin his golf career right at home.
Promoting motor skill development, a game of golf can also help to enhance an active imagination, focus, and patience. And it’s made with quality, soft plastic so moms and dads don’t have to worry about playtime becoming dangerous.
It doesn’t matter how many times or how hard you hit it, the Big Time Toys Socker Bopper Power Bag will always bounce back. Perfect for ages 5 and up, there’s a lot of energy to be expelled with this simple and entertaining activity.
All you have to do to get it started is fill the base with sand and the top portion with air. And this particular design has the world’s fastest bounce-back action!
Instead of promoting violence, this toy promotes exercise and imaginative play. There’s no actual fighting involved, it’s just the little one and their Bopper Bag!
Little ones need more than just a ball if they’re going to learn how to play soccer properly, you’ll need to invest in the Fisher-Price Super Sounds Soccer Net too! But this addition to the yard has some extra special elements involved.
Everytime the ball touches the net, players will be rewarded with fun and encouraging sounds! But when the target is hit, they get the biggest reward of all with an exciting “GOALLLLLL!”
Perfect for growing soccer stars, this is a must have for our smallest and most active of athletes.
Great for kids that have already started in the league, the Franklin Sports MLB Pop A Pitch is a fun, new way to practice your swing. All you do is step on the pedal and the ball is “pitched” and ready for players to take a hit.
Made by trusted Franklin Sports, this is just another great way for kids to get outside and get moving. But, all the while they’re having fun, they’re fine-tuning their hand-eye coordination and their swing come season.
Perfect for ages 4 and up, Franklin Sports Football Goal Post Set will get your little footballer up and going in no time. Featuring a 6×4 PVC goal post with a water-filled base, it’s a great way to introduce small, growing athletes to the sport!
The post will grow with your boys and it’ll become a fun way to spend an afternoon outside. It’s a great way to stay sharp during the off season too!
The set includes an small, authentic football, kicking tee as well as the goal post. *Note that a pump is needed to inflate the ball.
Take your active play outside the realm of classic sports play with the Squap Paddles & Ball Set! It’s a game that looks like catch but has a fun little twist on it that kids will love!
All you have to do is put the ball into the Squap mitt and quickly open your hand. The ball will then take flight! To catch it, you just snap the mitt closed.
Winning Disney Family Fun T.O.Y. of the Year and Parents Toy of the Year, the toy has already been sold over 2 million times in Europe! Have your kids “catch” on to the latest trend in outdoor play today.
If your boy loves football, then he’ll love playing around with the Nerf Sports Vortex Howler. He can practice his throw with his friends for hours in the backyard!
The handgrip makes it easy to target passes better and its tail makes it even easier to throw it farther. But why is it called the Howler? Well, because as it flies through the sky, it howls to its next destination.
Perfect to stuff a stocking or as a more laidback way to amp up the confidence and power in his throwing arm, it’s the best addition to the sports equipment in the garage.
Includes three colors and meant for backyard play, these foam balls won’t hurt like a regular baseball. So it’s really the best way for moms and dads to focus less on bruises and more on the fun with their little ones!
Bounce, count, listen to music, and silly animal sounds all with the Diggin Jumpsmart Trampoline. Featuring a triangle shape (perfect for indoor use) and a five-in-one multi-game sound system, kids will love to learn while jumping high!
Let out some energy and get active in style with this trampoline. Great for children age 3 and up, all they’ll need is some adult assembly before the fun begins.
Do you have a son on your hands that wants to test out some of his biking skills? Great for learning and sharpening tricks is the X-Games FS-20 BMX Freestyle Bike.
It’s got a sturdy, welded frame and fork, gripping street tires, and alloy wheels for a smooth ride. It also features a BMX handlebar, cross brace, and front and back hand brakes making practicing tricks go a bit more safely and with more ease of mind.
Simple for parents to put together, this would be one showstopping surprise for your little BMX star this year.
Bring laser tag home with the Laser X 88016 Two Player Laser Gaming Set! Instead of spending an arm and a leg at the nearest course, make it possible for your son and his friends to play right in the backyard.
With the set, he’ll be able to blast his opponents up to 200 feet away and have an interactive voice coach under his belt giving him tips, tricks, and advice as he goes. You can even buy multiple Laser X sets to create bigger and better teams since they’re all compatible with each other.
The Original Plasma Car doesn’t need batteries. It doesn’t have gears and there are no pedals. But, it works like a charm.
All he’ll have to do is turn the steering wheel and feel the wind against his face. Propelled by gravity and friction, it’s an innovative and fun way for kids to get their eyes off the television and their bodies moving.
Perfect for both indoor and outdoor play, kids of nearly all ages will want to hop on for a ride.
Encourage your kids to throw, kick, and shoot the hoop! You’ll watch them get active, giggle, ask questions, and use their imagination – and all of it will sprout from a simple gift like this.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, you get a 5-inch soccer ball, 5-inch basketball, and a 6.5-inch football included in the bundle. Non-toxic, brightly colored, and durable, they’re made with hours of play in mind.
A regular old game of tag just got so much more fun with Diggin Active Dodge Tag. Recommended for ages 5 and up, the set includes 2 adjustable air-mesh vests and 6 soft dodgeballs.
Sharpen hand-eye coordination and encourage exercise all within one round! When the kids don’t know what to do in the afternoons, whip this set out instead of the tablet.
Basically, the game is just like dodgeball but all you need is two players to get it started. It’s also a lot safer to play! All they have to do is try to get those balls to stick to their opponents vests while dodging the balls that are already being thrown at their own vest.
The WOD Toys Kettle Kid Kettlebell is made to promote safe and fun fitness in kids! Made of lightweight, durable plastic and rubber, the Kid Kettlebell will have your little one working out right alongside you during your own morning routine.
If you have a super active boy on your hands that loves to participate in sports of all kinds, you’ll want to encourage his overall fitness. So, why not give your son something new to try?
Don’t worry, it meets all CPSC safety requirements and is not recommended for children under 3 years of age
Perfect for our older boys, the Razor A5 Lux Scooter has extra large urethane wheels and will give the smoothest ride around. It’s a great way to strengthen coordination, balance, and focus as well.
With a patented foldable innovation, it’s easy to travel with. Your boy can grab and go in no time! And the handles are adjustable so he can grow alongside it too. He could ride it into school or take a quick trip with his pals around the neighborhood on the weekends.
*Note that the retractable kickstart is only available in the blue model.
As seen on Shark Tank, Spikeball Game Set has everything he’ll need to start up his own game in the backyard. It’s a 2-on-2 game that can be easily set up outside on the lawn, at the beach, or even indoors!
The net is adjustable so you can fit it to the players’ own comfort whims and it includes a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty so broken parts will be replaced forever – at no cost.
There’s even an app to help you find other Spikeball players in your area. So, if the boys are short a player they may be able to find a buddy in a nearby neighborhood who can fill in!
Little Tikes T-Ball Set is ready for your little guy to start practicing his swing! As we’ve said previously, it’s perfect for toddlers that need to release a bit of extra energy or little ones that are already showing a natural affinity for the sport!
Coming with an easy-to-use, oversized bat, 2 oversized ball and a tee, it’s a simple way to keep little ones active and entertained. It’s adjustable too!