Whether you are looking for Christmas Gift inspiration for a family member, a work colleague or friend, with over 70 sports we are sure to have gifts to suit any sport lover. In this blog we look specifically at budget friendly gift ideas for those you love. We have some fantastic gift ideas under €50, suitable for the sports lovers in your life.
Get inspiration now and start to shop early this year so that you can be prepared for a fantastic, stress free Christmas.
If you are unsure of what to get for your loved ones, we’ve even sorted these gift ideas into categories to help narrow down the choices for you. Keep reading below for gift inspiration for fitness lovers, for golfers, for hikers, for runners, for basketball & football lovers and water sports lovers!
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Gift Ideas for fitness lovers:
For the gym and fitness lovers in your life, there are plenty of options both online and in store at Decathlon Ireland. We have glute bands starting from €8, Yoga Mats starting from €9 and plenty of additional equipment which would be a great addition to a home gym. If someone in your life started home workouts during lockdowns and has continued with them ever since, some of these products would make great gifts!
Adjustable Dumbbell Kit
Our 20kg adjustable dumb bell kit is a great product, perfect for those who prefer to workout at home. The kit comes in a sturdy carry case, making it easy to put away and ideal for those who love home workouts but don’t have enough space to create a full home gym.
The kit itself is €55 (which is just slightly over budget, but still excellent value). The kit allows the user to range from 2kg - 18kg on a single dumb bell. The best part is, our weights are all created with a standard 28mm diameter, meaning additional weights can be purchased, or even our barbell can be added, giving you even more to work with during workouts.
We also have a range of hex dumb bells and dumb bell pairs that would fall beneath €50 and would make an ideal gift for a beginner weight lifter or a great addition to a home gym.
Weighted Gym Hoop
For those who might not be interested in weight training, our weighted hula hoop is a fantastic cardio option, which has increased in popularity on social media platforms such as TikTok.
The weighted hoop is sure to build up core muscles, help tone and slim, but above all else, it’s a fun activity that is sure to be enjoyed. The removable tubes also make this hoop easy to store at home.
If you know someone that loves boxing or even boxercise classes. We have the ideal punching bag for beginner boxers. The Decathlon 850 model punching bag is a 15kg filled punching bag. It has a very resistant cover and straps, which are great for getting off to the right start without risking injury.
Gift ideas for golfers:
If you have a golf lover in your life and are asking yourself what do you buy a golfer this Christmas? Look no further, we have two great suggestions that you can’t go wrong with. We also have a wide selection of clubs, clothing and accessories.
Golf approach practice net
We designed the "Golf at Home" product range with the aim of letting you experience all the thrills of playing golf at home. Whether discovering, playing, or practising skills, our products allow you to get the same enjoyment out of playing golf, in the comfort of your own home. We developed our practice net with a fibreglass frame bound by elastic bands to make set up and take down quick and easy. This allows for quick assembly and storage without taking up space.
You can’t go wrong with buying golf balls for a golfer at Christmas, if they're a beginner they will need them, if they're advanced they will appreciate a good quality ball. At Decathlon we offer a range of golf balls to suit different handicaps.
Gift Ideas for hikers:
Hiking in Ireland can be significantly colder in winter months. Show the hikers in your life how much you care, with some winter warmers to keep them cosy on their hikes in the colder months.
Waterproof Hiking jacket
To help stay dry, our design teams have created this warm and waterproof jacket, which is waterproof and comfortable in temperatures as low as -10°C. It is also made from 100% recycled fleece lining producing 10% less CO² emissions, so it’s a gift you can feel good about giving.
A gift that provides thermal comfort is definitely one that a hiker will welcome with open arms. This ultra warm fleece for women is ideal for hiking in really cold weather. Available in 6 different colours, each providing the same warmth and comfort.
Gift Ideas for runners:
Just like hiking, runners can also feel the change in the weather and their activity can be affected by the colder and wetter weather too. If you’re looking for gift ideas for runners, we would suggest thermals, long sleeves and warm running gear.
Warm Running jacket
We have plenty of running gear available for all ages and sizes, from shoes to clothing. But for winter we would always recommend a layer that will keep the runner insulated but not too warm as to affect their performance. A long sleeve jacket is a great option that they will be sure to get good wear out of during the colder months, paired with some gloves or a neck warmer for a perfect bundle of gifts that a runner is sure to love!
Gift ideas for Basketball lovers :
Portable Basketball Hoop
This K900 basketball hoop is designed for both children and adults playing basketball outdoors, making it a gift that will bring fun for all the family, or maybe even for your office lunch breaks! This hoop can be taken anywhere and is easily hooked onto a tree or post! It is lightweight and easy to transport so it can be taken anywhere from the garden to the park or as far as you can stretch your imagination.
Gift ideas for Football lovers :
Small Football Goal
Are you looking to buy a resilient football goal, for a mini footballer in your life? We have made the SG 500 goal range out of steel. The Small Size goal starts from just €40 making it an affordable yet excellent gift idea, if you’re looking to go a little bit over budget, they also come in a Medium and Large size Goal.
Gift ideas for watersports lovers :
Sea swims are Christmas traditions for some families. If you know someone who will be heading on a sea swim or cold water dip over the Christmas period, a surf poncho will make a great gift. Our ponchos make drying and changing super easy and less chilly and they are available in sizes from babies to adults to suit all the family!
Still unsure of what to get, or don’t know what size to choose? Simply drop in store and pick up a Decathlon Gift card, so that your loved ones can discover over 70 sports under one roof. This is a particularly good idea if the person you are buying for enjoys a number of sports and loves discovering new sports.