Christmas Gift ideas for Children that love sports!

Unsure of what to get for children this Christmas? Do not worry, as we have compiled a list of the top gift ideas for Christmas this year to give you some inspiration. Continue reading the blog to discover more.
Decathlon Ireland
November 11, 2021

For many reasons, we are all being encouraged to start our Christmas shopping early yet again this year. With shipment disruptions and container shortages resulting in capacity issues, you will want to shop online as early as possible to allow for any unexpected delays. But always remember you still have the option to shop in store too, all the way up to Christmas Eve.

So whether it’s a main gift like a brand new bike, a small stocking filler like some GAA gloves, or even a last minute gift for a family member or friend, check out Decathlon for some gift inspiration this holiday season.

In this blog, we will look specifically at some gift ideas for kids of all ages, suitable for parents of all budgets! You’re sure to find a gift that would be appreciated under the Christmas Tree this year, so keep reading to discover some of our top picks for Christmas Gifts for children this year, all available on and in store while stocks last.

Children’s Bikes

Children’s bikes are an extremely popular Christmas gift, so if you’re looking at purchasing a kids’ bike this Christmas, be sure to shop early to avoid disappointment. We also have a range of helmets, protective gear, stabilizers, lights & more!

All of our bikes come with respective guarantees and a free service within 6 months of purchase! Be sure to chat to our team to ensure you are aware of all of the additional perks and benefits of buying with Decathlon this Christmas.

If you’re unsure of sizing, you can read our blog on Choosing the perfect bike for your Child. This guide will offer some valuable information ahead of your holiday shopping.

Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are growing in popularity over recent years, get one that you can trust with Decathlon Ireland’s competitive warranties and top quality bikes. We have a range of electric & hybrid bikes starting from €840!

Girls - Elops City Bike

For girls, the most popular bike this year is definitely our Elops City Bikes, these are a perfect Christmas Gift for a girly girl, whether stabilizers are needed or not, these bikes start at 20” which is suitable for 6-9 year olds and go up to adult sized bikes for teenagers and adults. They are fashionable, stylish bikes that come in a range of colours with prices starting at €220.

Boys - Rockrider Mountain Bike

For boys bikes, we always recommend a classic mountain bike or a super cool BMX as they are always a crowd pleaser! For Christmas this year, take a look at our Rockrider boys bikes, our best seller is our Rockrider ST 500 24-inch mountain bike, suitable for 9-12 year olds. This bike comes in a vibrant yellow, a classic black and a cool blue! It is a reasonably priced bike for just €200, with its robust frame and sporty design to really look the business.

Younger children - Balance Bikes & Scooters

For the younger children in your family, who might not be ready for a full sized bike, we have a range of balance bikes and scooters for toddlers. They are a great present for young children when it comes to improving balance and getting ready to progress to the bigger bikes as they grow. 

Roller Skates

If you have a child that isn’t quite looking for a bike, but would like a pair of roller skates, we have a wide range of in-line skates, quad roller blades and protection, accessories and carry-bags. We have seen a huge increase in roller skates this year, so if you have a child that loves keeping up with the trends, they will need some wheels under the christmas tree this December! 

Football Goal 

A Football goal is a great gift option for active children of any age, whether they just like being outdoors, or whether they’re a football fanatic. We have a range of football goals from our Small Inflatable goal posts, to our large steel goal posts and we also have target nets, footballs and other football accessories and gear to go with the goals, they’re perfect small gifts or stocking fillers for Christmas this year!

Archery Set 

Our Soft Archery set is a gift for all the family, it’s fun, safe and can even be competitive between family members and friends over the Christmas season and beyond. It is a great skill building activity for accuracy, precision and hand eye-coordination, but above all else it’s super fun and a great gift to give to a child who loves discovering new sports and activities.

Roll net Set 

The perfect stocking filler, or family friendly gift which we already know would make the perfect Christmas Day activity. This product is an adjustable table tennis net that will turn any flat surface into a Table Tennis Tournament. So clear the table after dinner and pull out the Decathlon Roll Net for a quick and easy Table Tennis set up for endless hours of family fun. 

Basketball hoops

Basketball hoops can be fun for children of all ages, and we have hoops to suit all budgets!

If you are not 100% sure if basketball will be a passing phase or a lifelong passion, you might not want to invest in a full sized hoop just yet, but we do have a range of children’s hoops and even our innovative, transportable hoops at Decathlon Ireland.

K900 Hoop Set

Our K900 hoop is a true revolution. It is light, compact and has two straps, meaning you can take it anywhere and attach it to any tree or post. Or you can also attach it to a wall with screws. It is the perfect hoop for having fun anywhere and everywhere!

B100 Easy Basketball Hoop

If a full-sized hoop is on the Christmas list, we have a variety of Basketball Hoops for you to choose from, but our best seller is our B100 Easy Hoop as it is suitable for kids and adults and is fully adjustable. It’s tool free adjustment is the most popular feature, with 5 heights ranging from 2.20m to 3.05m and it can also be easily be moved thanks to wheels

Fitness watch

If you have a child that is crazy for technology and sports, combine this love with the one gift that is sure to put a smile on their face this Christmas. A smart fitness watch from Kalenji is a great gift for encouraging exercise.

If you still haven’t found the inspiration you’re looking for, why not try browsing our Gift Ideas section on or visit us in store to discover over 70 sports! We also have plenty of Decathlon Vouchers available in store for you to Give the Gift of Sport this Christmas to your family and friends.