Buying a gift for a triathlete can seem as hard as taking part in the event itself. But worry not. Wiggle is here with some awesome ideas to brighten up the Christmas morning of your favourite ironman or ironwoman.
With three sports to choose from, you’d think gift buying for a triathlete would be easy but, because most tri-fans come with a certain level of expertise and accomplishment, it’s a daunting world for the uninitiated.
So, to make it a little smoother for the gifter (that’s you), we’ve looked through the huge Christmas store live on Wiggle right now, and assessed the best from the rest, picking the top five gifts that can’t go wrong.
What all triathletes share is drive, ambition, and a strong will, and each of our gifts should help them make training a little easier or give them that important little advantage to finish a few places higher.
Then again, if you’re a triathlete and you’re here just to have a look around, maybe we can inspire you to pick up a few things you may not have thought of before.
If you don't see anything below that sparks Christmas joy, then check out Wiggle's full Christmas store with hundreds of gift ideas for the sport star in your life.
Our top five Christmas gifts for the triathlete
Open water swimming and cold weather runs can be tough on the digits, so these dhb Swim Gloves are a great gift choice for the triathlete in training. Athletic-cut neoprene with non-slip palm prints and easy-on/off tabs, they'll no doubt come in handy on cold days.
Triathletes use up a frightening amount of calories during racing and training and need a ready supply of quick energy for both. What they often don't have the luxury of is getting their hands on a wide selection of energy gels to find the one they like best, making the HIGH5 mixed gel pack a winning present for the triathlete. Think of it as a selection box of pure energy - what could be more seasonal?
Data is a huge friend to the triathlete to ensure their training levels put them on a path to success at their next event. The Garmin Edge 520 can be used on or off the bike to track progress and can relay messages from a smartphone, so they're never alone during those long training hours.
Every serious triathlete needs a fully functional transition bag and this option from Zone3 is replete with triathlon-friendly features. A waterproof compartment for sodden swimwear at the bottom, a middle compartment with mesh pockets and wallets for your valuables, and a top compartment that's perfect for nutrition and spares, making every transition a breeze.
What do you get the triathlete that has everything? How about a fun keyring to remind them of their favourite way to spend time? Made from reclaimed bike chains, these keyrings from Recycle and Bicycle are a great token gift for your favourite tri guy or gal.
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Alternatively, why not go for a Wiggle Gift Voucher and make the whole gift buying experience a lot easier. Choose from values ranging from £5 to £250, and give the triathlete in your life free-rein to treat themselves.