Perfect Christmas List for Athletes

Christmas is around the corner and I have gotten a lot of questions about what gifts are the best to give to the athlete you know! Here Is a list of things every athlete needs!

Every basketball player needs a mini hoop in their bedroom! Having a mini hoop that can hang on your door or on the wall is essential! Here is a cheap one that you can purchase here. Great Christmas gift for just $12.99


Going from the gym to work or work to the gym you need a place to store your gear and keep your sweaty shoes separate from your clothes. The Nike sport backpack is one of my favorites! Looks great and fits a lot of gear and has an extra department for shoes. Purchase here



As an athlete when you travel you have to travel in some comfortable shoes. All my teammates have these shoes and I recently just purchased mine. Have to have some nice Ugg boots to keep your feet warm and comfortable on plane rides, bus rides, and just moving around. Got to take care of the wheels! Purchase here


Every athlete loves to listen to music while they work out to help push them and inspire them to push their bodies. I can’t workout without my wireless beats by Dre. I don’t need to have my phone in my pocket and there are no wires that get in the way. Fits great around the ears and never falls out! A must get for the athlete you know. Great for plane rides, relaxin, and working out. Purchase here


The R8 roller by is great way to roll out your muscles and recover. It’s a unique design that gets the job done in areas you may be sore in. Go to the website and check it out!


SkLZ equipment has a lot of great equipment to help you improve your game! My favorite equipment is the Heavy sklz ball that helps improve your strength for ball handling (buy here). I also love the small ball they have that helps improve your ball control (buy here).



Every basketball players needs some great shoes! The shoes I currently wear and most of my teammates and Professional basketball players wear are the KD 9s. They are light and comfortable and would make a great gift for the athlete you know. Purchase here.


Every athlete needs to drink water and it’s always nice to have a water bottle that keeps water fresh and cold even when it’s been out and about for several hours. The Hydro Flask is a great water bottle and gift idea for the athlete you know!


The HR Fitbit wireless Activity Wristband does more than tell time. It tracks your heart rate, tracks your sleep, helps you log workouts and see how many steps or calories burned. This watch also shows who is calling so you can be away from your phone during a workout. Great tool to have as an athlete. Purchase here. My wife Shea loves watches that can count her miles and keep track of her heart rate. Great purchase for runners!


There are a lot of nice blenders out there, but none as efficient as the Magic Bullet! Can make smoothies fast and take the bottle the smoothie was made in on the go! The must efficient way to make smoothies and take them the go! A healthy athlete is a productive one! Buy here


Always need a place to mix your protein and supplements. The blender bottle is a cheap and easy solution to help you mix all your proteins in supplements. Comes with a little ball that helps break up the clumps from the protein powder. Purchase here




About Kyle

Kyle Collinsworth is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He is a also a health coach, motivational speaker, and author or multiple books on health and fitness.

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