Now's the time of year students of all ages head back to the classroom, and many of them are into more than just hitting the books - they're hitting tackling dummies, soccer balls, the gym, or the local obstacle course.
What should you get for your favorite student athlete? Luckily, there's lots of options for the active student in your life. Here's a list of 10 of the best gifts for student athletes of all ages.
1. Under Armour Ear Buds $150
We all know fitness is fun, but music makes it even more so. Students of all ages will appreciate these cordless earbuds so there's less wiring to get in the way of their workout. Plus, these bad boys are sweat and water resistant so there's no need to hold back, even in hot weather.
2. FitBit Charge 2 $149.95
If health is wealth, then what's more important than learning about your own fitness level during the school day? The FitBit Charge 2 allows students to track their daily activity, heart rate, and even sleep patterns so they can stay fresh and fit for their given sport, and the classroom. Plus, the interchangeable bands allow for customizable look for the gym or a night out on the town.
3. Dough Bar Donuts $39
The donut craze is real, and for good reason - those fried little circles of goodness taste incredible and are a great reward after a tough workout. The only problem is that they're packed with calories, unhealthy fats, and can mess with an athlete's performance. Introducing, Dough Bar Doughnuts - the healthier donut that is low-calorie, low-fat, and sure to impress teammates and other fitness freaks.
4. BulletProof Cold Brew Coffee $58.95
No matter how much of a planner your student athlete is, there are sure to be times they're going to burn the candle at both ends and need a bit of a pick me up. That's where Bulletproof Coffee comes in - it's designed to get that caffeine buzz to help students stay away and focus, while also providing healthy fats to fuel performance.
Student athletes are on the go, and they need a bag that's going to move with them. The Dry Rub Picante Pack is sleek, durable, and has a separate space for dirty shoes or laundry, plus a detachable waterproof pocket to keep wet, sweaty gear separate from clean clothing. It's compact, lightweight and easy to travel with.
6. HEX Laundry Detergent $9.99
Fitness wear today is often made from synthetic materials designed to keep athletes cool and comfortable during training, but these materials can hold onto the workout stank after being washed with regular laundry detergent. HEX detergent is biodegradable and designed to keep the stink out of funkiest training gear.
7. Rumble Roller $69.95
Sitting in a classroom for hours on end could even make Gumby tight. That's where mobility tools like the Rumble Roller can help - it's built to break up knots and tension after a workout, and is small enough to store in a college dorm closet or under a bed.
8. Dry Rub Mild $79
Soccer practice, running, weight lifting and any physical activity can lead to sweat, stains and smells in cars...and who wants that?!? Dry Rub Mild is built to prevent all of these nasty things, and is also easy to install, simple to clean, and looks great in all types of vehicles.