Stocking Stuffers for Triathletes
These tiny tri trinkets will bring big smiles.
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You’ve purchased all of the gifts for under the tree, but now it’s time to fill that stocking! Here are some santa-approved stocking stuffers for triathletes.
I [Heart] Bricks Sticker
Whether it’s ironic or true, this “I [Heart] Bricks” sticker is sure to get a prominent place on your triathlete’s bumper, laptop, or water bottle.
New PR Christmas Ornament
We’re feeling the motivation to go fa-la-la-faster by just looking at this ornament.
Recycled Bike Chain Keychain
Etsy vendor Unchained Seattle repurposes bike chains into a variety of creative conversation pieces, including keychains, necklaces, and holiday ornaments.
Sporti Swimming Presidents Cap
Swimming doesn’t have to be so serious! Help your triathlete (and all lane mates) with a fun swim cap from Swim Outlet.
TriTats Pro Pack
Skip the line for body marking with TriTats, a pack of 200 temporary tattoo numbers (0-9) which can be applied to the skin the night before the race. The real gift: one less thing to remember on race morning.
Motivational Sweat Towel
There’s no such thing as too many sweat towels for a triathlete – these hand towels are perfect to stash in a gym bag or drape over bike handlebars during a steamy trainer session.
It’s a water bottle! It’s a foam roller! Actually, it’s both – and it’s pretty nifty. This compact carrier totes 18 ounces of hydration and on-the-go relief for pesky tight hamstrings.
Crankbrothers Speedier Tire Lever
If the idea of changing a tire elicits pained groans and lots of curse words, try this knuckle-saving tire lever, which features a handle that makes removal and mounting a snap.
Aquaguard Pre-Swim Hair Defense
Small and practical skin and hair care items – like swim shampoos, chamois creams, body lubricant, sweat-proof sunscreen, and lip balm – are almost always a hit and make great stocking stuffers for triathletes.
Tech Cord Organizing Pocket
The more tech a triathlete uses, the more likely you’ll hear “Where’d I put my…?” Small items like charging cords and headphones are particularly easy to misplace, making this organizing pocket an thoughtful gift to keep gear together (and sanity intact).
Amphipod Flash Dot LED Lights
$16.95 (2-pack), amphipod.com
The mini wearable flashing LED reflectors are ultrabright, ultralight, and super-versatile. The magnetic dots make it easy to transfer from running shirt to cycling jersey, helping your athlete be seen day or night.
Spiky Massage Ball
Most triathletes stash tennis and lacrosse balls in a variety of places – behind the couch, in the office drawer, under the car seat – for quick and easy do-it-yourself massage. This spiky version is an upgrade to add a bit more stimulation and relief, especially for issues like plantar fasciitis.
Hiplok Z Lock Combo Lock
This ultra-light, ultra-flexible steel core lock is a cinch to use in a variety of settings – added security on a bike rack, as a café lock during mid-ride coffee stops, or even as a bike box lock when traveling to destination races.
Swim, Bike, Bonk: Confessions of a Reluctant Triathlete, by Will McGough
Will McGough writes of his participation in, around, and over the course of Ironman Arizona. McGough chronicles the Ironman’s history, his unorthodox training, the pageantry of the race weekend, and his attempt to finish the race.
FitVine wine, Holiday Red Blend
FitVine offers a range of wines with higher antioxidants and no residual sugar made for athletes. Less carbs, calories, and sulfites; more flavor, more toasting, more vino.
Dopers Suck socks
Because they do suck…
$12 (6-pack of 33G), Trailbutter.com
Ready to switch your training fuel to a more real-food option? These packets are a great place to start.
Julbo Aerolite sunglasses
These lightweight sunglasses are made specifically for athletes with smaller faces.
Stages Dash M50 GPS cycling computer
Not the cheapest stocking stuffer, but we promise your triathlete will be excited to find this on Christmas morning.
Lenny & Larry’s Keto Cookies
$24 box of 12, Amazon.com
For the triathlete who is all about the keto trend.
Double insulation to keep liquid cool, plus a pouch for cash and keys.
Spurcycle Multi Pouch
Carry what you need for on the bike or in and around everyday life.
Appalachian Gear Co All-Paca Beanie
A super lightweight, brethable beanie made of 100% Alpaca Fiber.
Funkita “Don’t Be Salty” swim cap
Give this one at your own risk.
Tailwind Nutrition Colorado Cola sachets
The hydration and nutrition you need, plus caffeine and flavor that you’ll enjoy.