Ten Best Gifts For Athletes Under $50

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What do you get for the special athlete in your life who seems to have everything? Those with a passion for sport often forgo luxuries to invest in what they care about most: health and wellness. We scoured the web to find traditional staples and some innovative new products for that special athlete in your life. Best part? They are all under $50 and just a few clicks away.

LURE CUPPING MASSAGE THERAPY SET
Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.20.55 PMNothing plagues an active athlete like sore muscles. Time and finances are not always available for a deep tissue massage, which some believe isan absolute monthly must for optimum health. The LURE Cupping Massage Therapy Kit used just 10 minutes a day for 3-4 days per week can play a role in helping to combat muscle inflammation, joint pain and poor blood circulation.. The non-invasive system updates a centuries-old technique of suction-based massage therapy, as a set of four LURE silicone massage cups create a gentle reverse-action effect—lifting the treated skin and promoting collagen production and lymphatic drainage. Price: $29.95

PUREPHARMA SYNBIOTICS SB3
Active athletes will do almost anything to stay healthy. PurePharma has created SB3, a cranberry-flavored Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.22.17 PMpowder that when mixed with water or juice provides 13 billion live probiotic bacteria, prebiotic fibers and 200mg of vitamin C. The good bacteria in SB3 acts as defense against germs and pathogens, while 200 mg of vitamin C defends cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. It’s recommended to have one serving daily before a meal. Each box contains 30 servings. Price: $47.98

THE ORIGINAL BACKNOBBER II
Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.24.14 PMThe Backnobber’s S-shape makes self massage easy and convenient for athletes. The Backnobber is designed to be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm so that it can be effortlessly pressed into any of the muscles of the upper back, lower back, or neck. Made of highly durable polymer composite, it doesn’t require any maintenance, stores easily in a medium-sized drawer and is designed for athletes of any size. Price: $40

GOFIT ADJUSTABLE WEIGHTED VEST
Perfect for the beginner or experienced athlete, the 10-lb GoFit Adjustable Weighted Vest can be a powerfulScreen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.26.27 PM addition to a variety of work out regimens. The unisex design evenly adds extra weight, forcing the muscles to work harder and grow stronger during training. This weighted vest can even turn a power walk into a weight-bearing exercise. The vest can be adjusted to weigh between .75 lbs and 10 lbs. Price: $32.99

PROSOURCE ACUPRESSURE MAT AND PILLOW SET
Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.29.12 PMAcupressure has been said to naturally reduce muscle tension, back pain and headaches. This pillow and mat set can allow you to reap the benefits of acupressure by simply laying on the mat daily for 10-30 minutes. The cushioned foam mat is large enough to fit your full back, and this set includes a pillow covered in acupressure points for neck support. The “bed of needles” massages pressure points that help release tight muscles. Made out of 100% high quality thick cotton and plant-based eco foam, the acupressure mat has 6,210 acupressure points, and the neck pillow has 1,782 acupressure points. Price: $19.99

STEVE’S PALEOGOODS PROTEIN SAMPLERScreen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.33.01 PM
Serious athletes need considerable amounts of protein because maintenance, repair and growth of lean muscle mass all depend on it. Convenient on the go protein often comes in the form of shakes and bars with an ingredient deck full of chemicals. Those truly committed to health and wellness are dedicated to eating REAL FOOD. This sampler contains four protein-packed products full of deliciously clean ingredients to keep your favorite athlete fueled in the gym or on the go. These products are easily stored in a gym bag for when hunger strikes! Price: $23

YES4ALL PREMIUM YOGA MAT
Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.36.01 PMAll athletes can reap serious benefits from practicing yoga. No matter what the skill level, experienced Yogi or a CrossFitter doing ROM WOD, everyone needs a mat! This extra-thick mat is ideal for all types of stretching exercises. It has comfort-foam technology for impact absorption. This premium mat has a ribbed surface on one side, a smooth surface on the other, and non-slip technology that grips the floor to prevent injuries. It comes with a carry strap. Price: $10.99

HALO HEADBAND
Serious athletes build up a serious sweat. The Halo Headband is designed to comfortably redirect sweatScreen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.37.22 PM and moisture from the eyes and face with a classic pullover design. Featuring a patented SweatBlock Technology and Dryline® Fabric, these athletic sweatbands keep up with high performance training and are great for running, cycling, or virtually any other activity that works up a sweat. Halo bands fit comfortably under helmets and are unisex. There are 15 colors and a multitude of styles to chose from. Price: $14.95

SKULLCANDY CHOPS EARBUD HEADPHONES
Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.38.53 PMMusic can motivate! These ear buds from Skullcandy were designed for the athlete in mind. The silicone ear gels offer comfort during use, and the StickyGel technology help buds stay in place. The sweat-resistant design delivers a snug fit while working out. The sensitive components are protected against damage due to moisture so athletes can immerse themselves in their favorite tunes. A swivel hinge enables athletes to swing the earbud away, making it easy to listen to outside sounds. The buds feature reflective fabric interwoven into the tangle-free cable to help runners stay visible in low-light conditions. Price: $49.99

BIOFREEZE
Give your favorite athlete the gift of cool relief. BioFreeze is a topical pain reliever and works by sending Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.40.31 PMcold sensations to receptors to alleviate pain sensations in a process known as cryotherapy. BioFreeze is widely used by healthcare professionals for relieving pain in sports injuries, arthritis, muscles, joints, sprains and backaches. Price: $45.95



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