Today I thought I would share some suggestions for eco gifts for sport and fitness lovers in your life – everyone from the ultra sporty to those that prefer to read about sport and everything in between!
If you’re looking for other eco gift guides last week I shared some ideas for presents all under $25 and I’ve also got guides for foodies, home & garden, him & her and even experience based gifts! And if you want to learn more ideas about a perfect gift for your fitness pals, be sure to visit sinfulvegan.com for more pieces of information. But now, on to the sporty gifts!
A home gym can be a valuable tool in helping you reach your fitness goals, but it’s certainly not a requirement. This circuit uses just your body and your couch (or similar piece of furniture) to give you an effective, total-body cardio and the perfect ultimate home workout.
1. Convertible Bike Bag
This bag from Cycle Style can be converted from a backpack to a tote bag and even folds right down into a pouch, making it incredibly versatile. Perfect for cyclists as they can unfold it to carry things on their back, or quickly switch it to a tote bag for a spot of shopping. Plus, it comes in a range of gorgeous colours!
This backpack is from Patagonia, one of the leading eco friendly outdoor countries in the world. It’s made out of recycled materials whilst still being strong, well designed and water resistant. Ideal for the traveller or hiker in your life!
Sunglasses are the perfect Christmas gift no matter how active your friends and family are – everything from outdoor sport, to backyard cricket and lying by the pool! If you choose sunglasses from TOMS then they will donate money to help provide sight to a person in need, which is a fantastic program in my books!
4. Reusable Bottle
Having water on hand while partaking in sport (even just watching sport!) is vital, so a reusable bottle like this memobottle, which slides easily into any bag, would make an excellent gift!
5. Board shorts
I love the colour and pattern on these board shorts, also from Patagonia, and they are not only gorgeous but made of recycled materials, have 40+ sun protection and a durable water resistant coating. Patagonia products are built to last and they are an incredibly eco and socially aware company, so if you know someone keen to hit the water this summer then these might be the ideal gift!
6. Fitness Tracker
A few years back I got a fitbit one for Christmas and have worn it every day since, so I think it’s safe to say they make a great gift! Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes so can suit everyone from a casual fitness fan to someone that wants access to all kinds of stats and information!
7. Yoga Mat
For the yogi in your life, an eco friendly yoga mat like these ones from Jade Yoga would surely be excellent to find under the tree! They’re made out of natural rubber and are free from PVC and other synthetic materials and they even plant a tree for every mat sold! Plus they have a huge range of colours to choose from!
JETS are one of the most eco friendly swimwear companies here in Australia, making them a great choice for anyone in your life that loves spending time in (or by!) the water. Most of the products are made in Australia and they are signed up to the Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation process, as well as choosing locally produced materials, sustainable fabrics and ensuring ethical working conditions. They’re definitely worth supporting!
9. Tank Top
No matter what kind of sports and fitness your friends and family might be in to they are sure to need a tank top or two and this one from Dharma Bums is an excellent option. Made from bamboo it is both breathable and sustainable – not to mention ethically made in Australia!
10. Sports Biographies
I’ve always loved a sports biography and there’s so many great ones out this year that you’re sure to find something for all the sports fans in your life! I’ve heard excellent things about the Cadel Evans autobiography, and I grew up listening to Jim Maxwell on the radio so I have a feeling I’d love this book! For horse racing fans the Michelle Payne autobiography looks fantastic as well!
If you really want to spoil the fitness fan in your life then you can’t go past a gorgeous bike for tootling around the streets, heading down to the shops or even commuting to work. I’ve had a Reid bike for many years although I think I might need to get my hands on one of their new aluminium frame bikes – complete with basket of course! If only I could settle on a colour!
Everyone loves a good pair of printed leggings – for yoga, the gym or just wearing around the house! These ones are also from Dharma Bums and are breathable, moisture wicking and made in Australia. They come in all kinds of gorgeous prints as well!