Sporty Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Active Kid In 2023

by Sportitude

Need inspiration on how to wrap up Christmas for the little athlete in your life?

The Christmas holidays are a fantastic time to help get your kids into running and motivate your kids to stay active for the long haul so they can find joy in every stride.

Supporting your kids to get active now can benefit their whole lives - from boosting their mood, self-esteem and confidence to strengthening their muscles, bones and heart to set the foundations for a healthy adulthood.

A sporty gift can help your little athlete jump, hop and skip into 2024 - and lucky for you, it's easy to tick everything off your kid's sporty wishlist at one stop. With positivity, encouragement and the best kids’ clothing and gear from top brands including Adidas, Nike, Running Bare and 2XU, your kids will love to move and try new sports.

Whether your young champion is making a splash this summer with Zoggs pool toys, kicking around a Sherrin football with the family or kick-starting their tennis career with a tennis racquet, Sportitude has your Christmas shopping covered.

Check out the favourite picks of the Christmas elves on the Sportitude team to give your little athlete the gift of sport this festive season.

Sporty Gifts: Essentials For Every Day

1. Sportitude Thirst Blast Lockable Water Bottle & Nike Hyperfuel Sport Water Bottle

Water bottles keep your little athlete hydrated during everyday activity and team sports while helping make one-use plastic bottles history. Your kid will love them as a treat to keep them on track of their active lifestyle.

A run-ready design makes the Sportitude Thirst Blast water bottle a favourite for the playground with a bold Sportitude logo to show that they only drink from the best. The lockable feature ensures it keeps their bag and books drip-free during the twists and tumbles of school life.

A squeezable style offers rapid hydration and makes the Sportitude water bottle an instant favourite to fill, grab and go. With a transparent design, it's a breeze for your little athlete to track their water intake.

Looking for a burst of colour? The Nike Hyperfuel sport water bottle inspires your little athlete to drink up with a variety of eye-catching options.

With both the Sportitude Thirst Blast and Nike Hyperfuel sport water bottles being BPA free, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your little athlete's go-to hydration has no hidden nasties.

2. Nike Dri-Fit Club Featherlight Kids' Cap

Your little athlete will feel sporty and confident in the Nike Dri-Fit Club Featherlight kids’ cap with its bold branding and lightweight feel to top off their activewear wardrobe. This sporty Christmas gift looks great on their head while providing on-the-go shade for their outdoor play and adventures.

Nike AeroBill technology and perforated zones ensures this kids' cap plays as hard as they do - setting them up with sweat-wicking power to keep them cool so they can focus on having fun.

Made with durable construction, they can look forward to having a long-term partnership with this Nike cap. It’s complete with hook-and-loop closure for an adjustable and personalised fit.

3. Nike Brasilia JDI Kids' Mini Backpack Bag

The Nike Brasilia JDI kids' mini backpack bag combines a vibrant look with a durable design to handle school life and playground adventures. “Just Do It.” wraps around the top for a sporty pop.

The main zip compartment is roomy to fit your little athlete's books and everyday essentials. It’s easy to keep organised with a front accessory pocket for their smaller treasures. Padded backpack straps offer comfy carrying to meet the demands of your kid's active lifestyle.

4. Nike Classic Kids' Backpack Bag

Your little athlete will love joining the Nike team with the Nike Classic kids' backpack, featuring eye-catching brand logo.

A zip main compartment is strong and spacious to hold their gear from school to playground or wherever they love to play. There’s a home for all their belongings with the zip front pocket to lock in little treasures.

Cushioned straps ensure comfortable carrying during their everyday adventures.

5. Adidas Power Kids' Backpack Bag

An eco-friendly choice for your sports star, the Adidas Power kids' backpack pairs an eye-catching look and plenty of storage space with recycled materials. This thoughtful design ensures everything from a 15 inch laptop to their water bottle has a safe place, with spacious main compartment, padded inner pocket, front zip pocket and side mesh pocket.

Air-mesh shoulder straps offer a comfortable, breathable feel while your Adidas fan enjoys school, sports or outdoor excursions.

Sporty Gifts For Football & Soccer

6. Sherrin Super Soft Touch Face Footy

The Sherrin Super Soft Touch Face football is a great way to help your star player learn critical techniques on the pitch wrapped in a fun package. It’s easy as placing their hands over the ears, pointing the nose and making contact with the chin of the football with their kicking foot.

Your little legend will have a blast kicking it around on the local oval or in the backyard with its soft, padded feel.

7. Sherrin Rising Star Football - Size 3

The Sherrin Rising Star football is the go-to footy gift for your budding legend. It's super easy to track as it flies down the field and features a traditional oval shape - keeping your star player having fun as they improve their catching, passing and kicking skills.

Sherrin puts Australia's best footballs in your little athlete's hands. Made of durable synthetic rubber, this kids' football can handle rough treatment and any weather on the pitch. Your young champion can enjoy regular play with friends and family without it wearing out early.

8. Ross Faulkner Junior One Touch - Football Training System

The Ross Faulkner Junior One Touch football training system lets your little athlete unleash their football passion any time and in a limited space.

Great to sharpen their throwing and kicking skills at home like the drop punt, this football training aid supports improved hand-eye coordination and accuracy so your buddy AFL star can feel more confident attacking the ball on game day.

The adjustable rubber cord length with attached football means they can increase the difficulty by lengthening the cord as they practice football-specific movement like catching. It means they don't have to waste time chasing the football when their goal is to refine their technique.

9. Nike Academy Team Soccer Ball

The Nike Academy Team soccer ball sets your little athlete up for success on the field with AerowSculpt technology - creating a grooved surface for a consistent and stable flight.

Vibrant, head-turning graphics make it easy to track, complete with contrast Nike Swoosh to broadcast your little legend's favourite brand.

Sporty Gifts For Tennis

10. Babolat Nadal Kids' Tennis Racquet

The Babolat Nadal kids’ tennis racquet gets your budding sport star into the world of tennis and is comfortable on little wrists. It’s modelled after Rafael Nadal’s tennis racquet and features kid-friendly specs and a fun colourway to stand out on the court and keep them inspired.

With a generous sweet spot, it’s forgiving on off-centre shots to help your young tennis player build their confidence as they focus on technique or challenge the family for a match during school holidays.

11. Slazenger Tennis Trainer & Tretorn Tennis Trainer

The Slazenger Tennis Trainer and Tretorn Tennis Trainer are ideal for keeping your growing tennis champ ready for the court. The tennis ball is connected to a sturdy base by a cord to simulate the flight of the ball as if it was hit back by an opponent.

It's a Christmas gift that they'll have a blast bringing to their next holiday destination to spark their tennis passion and practice their swing - even when they don't have access to a court.

Sporty Gifts For The Beach & Pool

12. Zoggs Super Seal Junior - Kids Swimming Goggles

With the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to take your little athlete to the pool these school holidays.The Zoggs Super Seal Junior kids' swimming goggles protect your swimmer-in-training by forming a soft seal around their eyes, while setting them up for fun in indoor and outdoor pools.

The vibrant colourways will keep your little athlete smiling during pool play while the colour tinted lens with UV protection will give you peace of mind.

With anti-fog technology, a quick and easy adjustable fit system and comfortable silicone strap - your little legend will love slipping into their Zoggs goggles.

13. Zoggs Kangaroo Beach Kids Float Swimming Arm Bands & Zoggs Kangaroo Beach Kids Swim Ring

Floatation devises add to the fun of pool play - and even better when they're Kangaroo Beach themed! Starring the Junior Cadet team of Kangaroo Beach - Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy – you're little athlete will have a blast as they improve their skills in the water with these swimming arm bands and swim ring from Zoggs.

The high-visibility colour keeps your young champion standing out in the pool. Made of heavy duty Vylux, they're resistant to tearing and punctures and are ideal for keeping your swimmer-in-training feeling supported in the water.

Please note: Use under constant adult supervision. Will not protect against drowning.

14. Zoggs Kangaroo Beach Soakers

Your little Kangaroo Beach fan will love taking their favourite character of the Junior Cadet team to the pool. Ideal for kids' aged 3 months and up, these Zoggs Kangaroo Beach soakers offer a soft feel and are an ideal Christmas gift for helping build their confidence in the water.

To boost their pool fun, check out the Zoggs Kangaroo Beach Dive Ball or top up their swimwear with the Zoggs Kangaroo Beach Kids Swimming Cap.

15. Sherrin AFL Replica Beach Football

Your little legend can take their footy fandom to the beach with the Sherrin AFL Replica beach football. Made of waterproof neoprene, it's perfect to encourage your little athlete to make a splash this summer.

Sporty Gifts: Girls' Training Tops, Tights & Trackies

16. Nike Dri-Fit One Girls' Training Tank

The Nike Dri-Fit One girls’ training t-shirt features airy, performance-ready fabric for active play or training for race day.

Dri-Fit technology fights off sweat to keep her feeling ready to move and focused on her next stride. A sleeveless design allows her to pump her arms freely when she’s dashing to team practice. The curved hem provides coverage she can count on during warm-ups, runs and team sports.

17. Nike Dri-Fit 3 Inch All Over Print Kids Girls' Training Shorts

The Nike Dri-Fit 3 Inch All Over Print girls’ training shorts keep your little athlete free to move with a stretchy and supportive feel that hugs her body like a second skin. It’s a go-to short to provide coverage underneath her soccer or netball kit, or to wear solo as a workout-ready layer during summer.

Crafted with Dri-Fit technology, she can run happy knowing it’s a short that'll keep her feeling cooler and more energised. Pair it with the Nike Swoosh Kids Girls Sports Bra for a matching look.

18. 2XU Girls' Compression Long Tights

The 2XU girls’ compression long tights make your little athlete feel more powerful in every stride with PWX Flex fabric. The compression qualities boost circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen-rich blood to support her active or recovering muscles.

This also reduces muscle soreness, fatigue and her risk of injury so she can stay on track of her training. It has everything she needs in a go-to kids' tight with its antibacterial design, UPF50+ sun protection, irritation-free seams and an internal key pocket to keep little essentials close.

With a head-turning 2XU logo in your choice of colours, it’s a great way for her to train feeling her best and with total confidence.

19. Running Bare WOTS Girls' ¾ Training Tights

Add a pop of colour to her workout rotation with the Running Bare WOTS girls’ ¾ training tights. Made with the durable Supplex Performance fabric used in the grown-up version, it feels soft and luxurious against her skin while have the gutsy attitude to go the distance.

It’s an instant favourite for dance, team sports, martial arts, relaxed weekends or however she loves to get active. The versatile 3/4 length allows these girls’ tights to easily transition between the seasons.

This design is by Running Bare - an Australian brand that supports female athletes of all ages with their high quality and stylish activewear.

20. Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Girls' Track Pants

Ideal for winding down after an action-packed day, the Nike Sportswear Club Fleece girls' track pants treat your little athlete to cosy fleece and a sport-inspired style.

She'll love joining the Nike crew with this buttery-soft design, featuring French terry fabric to breeze through chilly mornings in toasty warmth.

With a stretchy waistband that hugs to her body like it was made just for her and side pockets to keep little treasures close at hand, these Nike girls' track pants are a weekend and holiday staple.

Sporty Gifts: Boys' Tops, Shorts & Pants

21. Nike Sportswear Printed Boys' T-Shirt

The Nike Sportswear Printed boys' t-shirt keeps your young champion's Nike pride running strong with a cheeky Nike shoebox character in a 'snow season' theme.

Made with the softness of natural cotton, this Nike tee is ready for the festive season, offering a lightweight feel and relaxed fit to play away these coming school holidays. Top it with a Santa hat and he'll be good to go with a sporty-meets-Christmas look.

22. Nike Dri-Fit Miler Boys' Running T-Shirt

The Nike Dri-Fit Miler kids’ running t-shirt features the same Dri-Fit technology as the adult version in a kid-sized fit. It transfers moisture away from your little legend’s skin for dry and distraction-free comfort.

Lightweight, soft and made to move, this is the kids’ running top he’ll love to live in during action-packed days.

23. Nike Club Fleece Pullover Little Kids Hoodie

The Nike Club Fleece Pullover little kids' hoodie sets your little legend up with cosy, chill-fighting vibes and a super soft feel. Bold Nike branding ensures he feels part of the team, while the luxurious comfort means it's a layer he can count on during playground adventures.

It features a hood, ribbed cuffs and a kangaroo pocket to create a cosy home for cold hands.

24. Nike Dri-Fit Be Real All Over Print Boys Training Shorts

Ideal for basketball, soccer or whatever sport your little legend is passionate about, the Nike Dri-Fit Be Real All Over Print boys’ training shorts feature soft fabric for all-day comfort.

It’s a winning formula for improving his performance with a lightweight design and Dri-Fit technology to combat sweat and keep him cool by the hoop or goalposts. A Santa-red Nike Swoosh on the leg makes it a fantastic option to encourage active play these school holidays.

25. Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Little Kids Track Pants

When your young champion's sweat session is done and dusted, he can rug up in the Nike Sportswear Club Fleece little kids' track pants to keep looking and feeling the part.

Crafted with a lightweight and soft fabric, these track pants take the fuss out of what to wear - whether he's dashing around the playground or lounging indoors after an active day.

Side pockets make it easy to stash his sporty essentials close or to keep his hands cosy when the temperature drops.

Sporty Gifts For Babies & Toddlers

26. Nike Futura Newborn Baby Booties - 2 Pack

Keep the tiny feet of the family cosy this Christmas with the Nike Futura Newborn baby booties. With a fun and sporty 2 pack, they’re the perfect addition to complete your little athlete's outfit this festive season.

The super soft blend keeps tiny toes moving happy and comfortably as they improve their movement skills.

27. Nike Block Taping Tricot Toddler Tracksuit Set

The Nike Block Taping Tricot toddler tracksuit set wraps your little legend in happy vibes and sporty style from neck to hem. A buttery-soft feel keeps them playing and exploring the world in comfort, offering warmth on chilly morning or nights.

This matching 2-piece set features full-zip closure on the jacket for customisable coverage and a stretchy waistband on the pants to keep this kids' tracksuit set in place on-the-move.

With Nike logo taping on the sleeve and leg for a heritage-inspired style, your young champion can enjoy wearing their Nike pride wherever their day takes them.

28. Nike Love Icon Tricot Baby Tracksuit Set

Gear up the smallest Nike fan of the family from head to toe in brand-love. The Nike Love Icon Tricot baby tracksuit set hugs your little athlete like a soft blanket, complete with brushed back tricot fabric and ribbed cuffs for a cosy feel.

A contrast Nike graphic and playful details means it’s no secret that your young champion only wears the best in comfort. Full-zip closure makes it easy to wrestle your wriggly little athlete in and out during clothing changes.

If your active girl is a little older, gear her up in the Nike XO Swoosh little girls' tricot tracksuit set for the same fun vibes and soft feel.

Merry Sportsmas from the Sportitude team!

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