Gift-giving and -getting can be a risky business. And nothing is harder than shopping for someone you don’t really know or who seems to have everything. But, we’ve made it simple with this short (but definitive) list of inexpensive gifts for swimmers. If you need a gift for a co-worker who swims during lunch or a teacher who proudly sports goggle marks in the morning, you can rest assured that they’ll get plenty of use out of any of these swimming staples:
Silicone Swim Caps
Swim caps are notoriously finicky and often break while slipping on or off, leaving swimmers high-and-dry (well, wet actually, but you get it). Luckily, that makes your job easy. Your favorite swimmer will absolutely love being treated to a unique and useful item, like a swim cap. Well-designed caps – available in both junior and adult sizes – are not only fun to wear, but their high quality materials can stand up to the needs of any swimmer.
Ultra-Absorbent Sports Towel
These specially designed sport towels are made from a unique chamois material that allows them to quickly absorb and wick water away from the skin. While this gift might not sound as exciting as others on the list, any swimmer weighed down with a bulky, cotton swim towel will greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness and practicality of an ultra absorbent sports towel. At only 13″ x 17″, the Super Cool N’ Dry Sport Towel comes in a fun variety of bright colors and is not only perfect for use around the pool, but also great on the ball field, golf course, in the garden, or anywhere else a cooling, absorbent towel is needed.
All-Purpose Gear Bags
If your favorite swimmer has already amassed a good deal of swim gear over the years, then the Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag would make for the perfect addition to his or her collection. Lightweight, yet large enough to hold every piece of essential training gear, the Mesh Bag is perfect for any swimmer, water aerobics exerciser, beach-goer. They’re sure to love the bag’s secure drawstring and mesh design – which promotes quick drying – and you’re sure to love it’s under-$20 price tag.
Magnets & Decals
Ask any swimmer and they’ll tell you that their love for the water doesn’t end when they leave the pool. Fun, affordable swim magnets, featuring swimmer-approved sayings like “Got Chlorine?” and “Peace, Love, Swim”, are an easy way to decorate lockers at school or the gym, as well as dorm fridges, car bumpers, and anything else magnetic. And, of course, these swim-themed magnets are perfect for proudly displaying ribbons and time sheets on the refrigerator door.