Looking for sports gifts to give out this holiday season? We turned to the fitness experts at Escapade Sports and picked out our top 8 must-buy sneakers and sports accessories.
Escapade boasts a unique and niche array of premium sport-related products from a wide, wide range of top-tier brands. From Vivobarefoot shoes to Canterbury of New Zealand’s rugby offerings, hard-to-find Triathlon gear and high-quality sports nutrition picks — you’ll find it all under Escapade’s multi-brand roof.
So whether you’re into running or yoga, Pilates or tennis, this is your ultimate fitness destination. Plus, the express delivery and easy item exchange service make it pretty hard to beat.
Sassy Tip: Every $500 spent is rewarded with a $100 in-store spending rebate voucher, available while stocks last.
8 Fitness & Sports Gifts From Escapade
Saucony – Women’s Tempus, $1,399
A pair of Women’s Tempus shoes from Saucony would be a great gift for a friend of mine who really enjoys running. Talk about style and function all packed in one! It has a subtle design with just the right amount of colour, making it an ideal choice for her daily runs. I’m sure she would also appreciate the spring in her step from the super foam bounce and the breathable upper mesh that will keep her feet cool and dry.
— Najuka, Editor
Saucony – Men’s Chicago Kinvara Pro, $1,299
My husband actually wakes up at 5am every morning to go for a run before work. For Christmas, this pair of sneakers caught my eye especially because the Kinvara PRO is engineered to bring more efficiency to your daily running routine. It uses SPEEDROLL technology that works like a propeller and PWRRUN PB cushioning for the ultimate spring in your stride!
— Ira, Partnerships Support Executive
Manduka – Eko Lite Yoga Mat 4MM, $899
This 99 percent latex-free yoga mat is eco-friendly and biodegradable, made from non-Amazon harvested tree rubber. But it doesn’t skimp on performance either, with a naturally grippy surface that’ll keep anyone from slipping — supporting both their practice and the planet. I’m gifting this berry-coloured Acai Midnight option.
— Joy, Designer
Brooks Running – Women’s Catamount 2, $1,250
I’m not quite ready to restart running but these Brooks sneakers are too cute for words. I love the sea blue and black colourway with pink accents, its responsive cushioning and grippy traction — perfect for someone with unstable knees like myself. If I’m gifting, the propulsion plate for uphill efficiency makes this trail-running shoe perfect for hitting top speed. I’ll stick to using it as a comfortable pair of everyday trainers that I can always take out for the day I return to a full cardio workout.
— Sakina, Editor
Polar – Vantage V3 Premium Multisport Watch, $4,890
I think this GPS multisports watch would be a fitting gift for anyone! For the sports enthusiast, not only is this a stylish accessory but it gives them an efficient tool to track their fitness progress. It can also be a gift to someone looking towards picking up healthier habits, with the watch becoming a motivational tool to help get them started! I personally love its sleek design and the Sunrise Apricot colourway — a stunning white and orange combo.
— Fashila, Editor
Brooks Running – Men’s Catamount 2, $1,250
I’d gift these lightweight trail-running shoes to my husband as a great everyday pick or for when he’s out bike riding with the family. He tends to dress in more safe and neutral colours, so the rust orange-brown and navy blue together could easily provide a nice pop of colour to his outfit.
— Kylie, Social Media Strategist
Polar Bottle – Sport Insulated, $105
Everyone needs a handy water bottle, especially for days when you’re working out. I have a friend who runs all year round, so this insulated sports bottle by Polar Bottle should keep them hydrated and cool even during those sweltering summer nights. It’s leak-proof and comes with a Dash Handle that’s comfortable to carry so it’s perfect if you’re exercising outdoors.
— Nicole, Executive Editor
2XU – Run Visor, $159
Don’t laugh! I find buying hats a little troublesome because they don’t always suit my head. But I do desperately need to keep the sun out of my too-sensitive eyes. This visor is perfect for balancing my glasses, a high ponytail and suiting my head no matter what. It’s lightweight, moisture-wicking and fast-drying too, so I can stay focused while I’m on the move. A good gift for anyone with a lot of hair, I think!
— Sakina, Editor
Brought to you in partnership with Escapade Sports.
Main image courtesy of Polar via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of Saucony Australia, image 2 courtesy of Saucony via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Manduka Europe, image 4 courtesy of Brooks Running, image 5 courtesy of Polar via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Brooks Running, image 7 courtesy of Polar Bottle via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of 2XU.