Got an athlete in the family? Dating a runner? Did you lose your brother on the Appalachian trail, but found him just in time for the holidays and now you have to get him a gift? Here’s the only gift guide you need. (P.S. This post is sponsored by Hydro Flask, so I’ll point out a handful of Hydro Flask products that make awesome presents.)
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Here’s the deal: literally everyone can use a water bottle, but not everyone is psyched to spend $40 on one. That’s why it’s an awesome gift. Hydro Flask water bottles are durable and insulated, which is a few steps up from the college-logo plastic bottle they got for free at a university assembly.
Hydro Flask has a huge selection of insulated water bottles. Sizes range from 12 oz to 64 oz and they have a color for everyone. You can also choose from a variety of lid types, although they do cost extra if you want something other than the standard bucket handle lid.
While the pricing depends on what size and lid you choose, you can use the code UNDERTREE at checkout for a 25% discount and free shipping. That code will work from November 23 to November 26 on HydroFlask.com.
Hydro Flask Mug or Thermos
If you’ve got coffee (or tea) lovers on your gift list, a nice Hydro Flask mug or thermos is a great option, particularly if they’re on-the-go people. Hydro Flask’s 12 oz coffee mug has a lid to prevent spills and is insulated to keep hot coffee actually hot.
You can also go for the thermos style for a better fit in the car cup holder (the mug has a handle). Whichever you choose, your hot-drink lover will be very pleased.
Head over to HydroFlask.com to find pricing for your preferred style/color combo.
Hydro Flask Cooler
If you’ve got an avid camper or day hiker in the family, they’ll be stoked to unwrap one of Hydro Flask’s soft coolers. A soft cooler is way easier to haul around than your dad’s old red Coleman ice chest. They have no problem keeping your goods nice and icy all day long (and even up to all weekend).
I’ll be real with you—this won’t be a cheap gift. It might be a good one to get all the siblings in on for dad. And don’t forget that UNDERTREE discount code.
Wireless headphones will be much appreciated by anyone who runs frequently or actually uses their gym membership. It’s super annoying to have a cord in your way and tethering your head to your phone when you’re trying to move freely through a workout. Wireless headphones solve that problem. Here’s our list of the best ones you can get under $100.
If you’re less concerned about price and are more focused on getting a great pair of headphones for your gym rat brother, check out our list of good wireless headphones specifically for the gym.
Outdoor Portable Speaker
If you’re shopping for someone who values their beach days, lake days, hiking days, or any other kind of outdoor days, you might consider a portable speaker.
You’ll want to look for one that’s durable and preferably waterproof. Bluetooth capable is also a must. Here’s our list of the best waterproof portable speakers to give you some good options that are all under $100.
GoPro Hero5 Session
You likely already know exactly what a GoPro is, but the Hero5 Session is a tiny little model that runs around $170 on Amazon last we checked. It’s a great device for anyone on your list that likes to document their adventures. It doesn’t have a screen to check footage, but it’s very durable, water resistant to 10ATM, has a good battery life, and includes image stabilization. We also think the footage quality is pretty impressive.
You can read up on the Hero5 Session GoPro in our full review (keep in mind that the price has dropped significantly since we did this review)
Okay, now this is fun for the whole family (or friend group or fraternity or whoever you hang out with). It’s a four-player game that combines miniaturized volleyball with black top four square. You can check out our video review to see how it’s played. It’s honestly so much fun and is a fairly universal gift for anyone of any age that likes to be active.
Personally, my family has three Spikeball kits (my brother and I are undefeated).
This is the perfect gift for backpackers, hikers, climbers, campers, etc.. Basically anyone that spends a good amount of time out in the wild without access to drinkable water.
LifeStraw is a water filter that works by simply filtering the water as you drink through the straw. It’s affordable, doesn’t need any power, and can filter up to 1,000L of water before it needs to be replaced.
Also, it’s the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Here’s our full video review.