To keep your festive spirits lifted, we've assembled some of the best Christmas gifts for runners, cyclists, triathletes, and outdoor adventurers so you can take a well-earned swim in Lake You for a change and gift yourself some Christmas cheer.
Sound like fun? We thought so.
The half-hearted attempts by loved ones to get you something sporty get tired real quick so here's our list of cool stuff to get yourself excited about training in the winter gloom. You deserve it. No, really, you do.
Oh, and if you don't see anything you like, check out Wiggle's Christmas store featuring a gift finder to help you choose the perfect gift for you or someone else.
Christmas gifts for the cyclist
Heading into a new year, maybe it's time to try something different? It's amazing how new pedals can spark a bit of excitement in your ride and a switch to speedplay may be just the thing to renew your enthusiasm for the bike. Light, lightning-quick, and with a bit more float for high-powered sprints, change can be good for the sole.
Motivation is always tough this time of year, so getting the keys to explore new routes and terrains offers a big boost for your biking brain. The Edge 530 has, well, everything and then some. Offering full connectivity and the ability to download the popular Trailforks app to discover new trails and loops, it's a mighty piece of kit for any rider.
Christmas gifts for the runner
The one really great about the Women's Katla Pull-On from Montane is that's handy to just pull on if needed, as the name suggests. It's also got thumb loops and adaptable cuffs that turn into emergency mitts if things turn chillier than expected. And it has an odour control treatment, oh, and a THERMO LITE stretch fleece... come to think of it, there are a lot of great things about it.
People think Christmas is about 'good will to all' and baubles but in reality it's all about getting new socks. These Hilly Women's Marathon Fresh Compression Socks will keep your feet toasty warm on long runs, prevent clammy toes, and provide compression for better blood flow and comfort. Plus, they're big enough for lots of fillers, which is very important this time of year.
If you still haven't got into the smartwatch scene or you're looking for an upgrade, the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Running Watch could unlock some musical magic. It's got more features than Santa has delivery addresses, with its touch-screen, seven-days of battery life, bluetooth compatibility, adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, advanced running dynamics - and the ability to listen to your favourite banging beats while pounding the pavement.
Christmas gifts for the triathlete
What's more Christmasy than a new wetsuit? Really though, if you're going to treat yourself this Noel, then you might as well do it right. The swim is the hardest section for many triathletes, so a bit of help is always appreciated. The Propel Pro has the most flexible neoprene going, allowing you to really dig in and elevate those elbows.
Gift yourself better performances and less hassle for Christmas with a booster box from Xendurance. Filled with fuel, electrolytes, vitamins, protein and much more, it even comes with waterproof earphones so you can listen to your favourite Christmas podcast while busting your PBs.
For any triathlete, this Forerunner 945 bundle is a bumper Christmas gift, featuring both a swim and dedicated tri heart rate monitor for impeccable data gathering. The 945, meanwhile, is stuffed much like the proverbial Christmas turkey with the latest training tech and gizmos and has a multitude of functional trimmings, such as two weeks of battery life, storage of upto 1,000 songs, and can sync with Bluetooth headphones.
Christmas gifts for the outdoor adventurer
There are watches and there are watches, and this is... well, it's a watch. But it's more than that. It's a 3-axis compass, a barometric altimeter, and a heart rate monitor. It uses "light beams" to measure your oxygen levels, it uses GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo position satellites - it even has 2,000 maps for ski resorts. The battery can last 22 days and you can store up to 2,000 songs on it. The features list is so long you'll have to plan an expedition just to explore its functions and modes. A very serious piece of kit.
It comes in blue, black and red, is lightweight and waterproof, and is packed full of tech such as Gore-Tex Active fabric. It's also quiet, comfortable and full of features, like media pockets with headphone outlets. It looks just as smart as its design and is an awesome self-gift for the explorer.
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We hope some of these gift ideas were helpful, but if you're looking for more then have a look around Wiggle's Christmas store featuring a gift finder to help you choose the perfect gift for you or someone else. You can also set up a Wishlist and share it with friends or family to take the stress out of their shopping.
Alternatively, why not go for a Wiggle Gift Voucher and make the whole gift buying experience a lot easier. Choose from values ranging from $10 to $500, and give the cyclist in your life free reign to treat themselves.