Winter and Water Sports Gear and Gift Ideas For 2017

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Winter and Water Sports Gear and Gifts

Seasonal sports are great ways to have more fun on vacations and during breaks and if you have people on your list that like to participate in them, there are some wonderful, thoughtful gifts you can consider.

Water sports are of course best during the warmer months, while winter sports are better during the colder months.  Both can be fun, and a great way to exercise.

Water sports are a bit more common since you can partake in them anywhere where there’s a body of water large enough. One of the easiest and definitely the most common water sports is simply swimming. Swimming can be made even more exciting in natural areas such as oceans by adding the element of snorkeling. All they need to go snorkeling is a good set of goggles that will cover their nose and eyes and the snorkel itself.

You can either get them a full face mask that lets them see all around them or the traditional goggles. Once they have that, they can appreciate the beauty of the ocean in full. Consider a very popular gift of the TOMSHOO Snorkel Mask with Action Camera mount!

Another fun and easy water sport is kayaking. Kayaks can be a bit pricy, but it’s definitely worth giving it as a gift if they get into it. They can start off by renting one to see if they like it, and if they do, then consider getting them their own as a big gift to stand beside the tree on Christmas morning.

The Sea Eagle SE370K_P Inflatable Kayak with Pro Package has everything they’ll need. But if you buy a different one, then you’ll want to get a good paddle and the right safety gear to go with it. For example, a life vest is a must have if they’re going out on the lake, especially if they get flipped over.

For winter sports, they may end up having to travel a bit to get to a place where they can engage in them, depending on where they live, but it’s so worth it once they do. Obviously, since they’re going out somewhere cold to do them, you need to be sure they have enough winter sports clothing to keep them warm.

Multiple layers are highly recommended, both for pants and for jackets. One of the most popular winter sports is skiing. Skiing is almost always done at a resort, so you typically rent your skis from them, and they make sure they fit properly on you and that you’re all set to go.

But some people who go regularly buy their own skis and one brand that sells well are the 2017 Atomic Vantage 100 CTI 188cm Skis. You can get a great set for the person on your list – and that includes adults and children alike. They might like to bring their own goggles to make sure they’re comfortable in them.

Good skiing goggles should only cost you around $15-$25, and a good helmet will likely cost you around $70.

Another good winter sport that you can do almost year-round is ice skating. Many places keep ice skating rinks operating at all times of the year, so it doesn’t have to be winter for the person to enjoy it. You can either choose to get normal figure skating ice skates or adjustable skates if they plan on playing sports such as ice hockey.

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