Wrap up the 12 Days of Deals with sports/outdoors gifts
For kids, trained athletes, and general fitness enthusiasts, sports and outdoor gifts are hard to beat. They can provide hours of entertainment, exercise, or even enhance your sports abilities and technique.
The final day of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals end-of-year shopping event features all the sports and outdoor gifts you can think of. It includes golf, game-room items, fishing, hunting, cycling, and more. Check out our list of the best sports and outdoor gifts to add to your cart - at some unbeatable prices - before the holidays arrive.
Nothing brings a backyard together quite like a trampoline. The perfect mix of exercise and pure aerial bliss, a trampoline is a great gift for all ages, but there's a wide spectrum of quality and safety out there. For our money, we like this 15-foot version from Skywalker. Not only does it offer multiple color options and a soft basketball hoop, it meets or exceeds all standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Editor's note: This trampoline is included in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals sale today for $280 - that's 20% off.
Hoverboards may not be as trendy as they were a year ago, but you can still have an absolute blast zipping around on one. Epikgo's self-balancing hoverboard is our current favorite, because we like its "all-terrain" 8.5-inch wheels and 400W dual motors. Safety concerns are always prevalent when discussing hoverboards, but this model passed 159 tests regarding safety regulations and is UL 2272 certified.
Table tennis can be a pretty big investment, but it's a great way to unplug and decompress with friends, family, or even coworkers. The market is filled with flimsy models that won't stand up to abuse, however, which is why we're recommending this pro-grade version from Joola. Made from high-quality wood and steel, this table is built to 9x5 competition standards and equips patented corner ball holders to keep track of lost balls. Better yet, it comes 95% pre-assembled, so you'll be ready to play in as little as 15 minutes.
Editor's note: Currently 9% off.
Smartwatches are loaded with high-tech features, so it's no surprise that most of them are expensive. That's not always the case though, particularly with this model from Fitbit. An excellent bang for your buck, the Versa Smart Watch tracks workouts, day-to-day activities, and sleep with its four-day battery life. It also offers WiFi connectivity, can store 300+ songs, and is water resistant.
Editor's note: This model is currently 26% off, selling for $149.
Whether you're a hunter, photographer, researcher, or a curious wildlife enthusiast, a trail camera can be the most important part of your outdoor toolkit. These motion-activated cameras help document nature without disturbing it, and they must be rugged enough to withstand the elements. The Strike Force Trail Camera by Browning certainly fits the bill. It records up to two minutes of HD video, utilizes an infrared flash for night use, and boasts a lighting quick 0.4-second motion trigger speed to ensure you won't miss a thing.
Ever wanted to bring the excitement of first-person video games into real life, but without the hefty price tag of VR? A laser tag set could be just what you're after, and they have the added benefit of providing real exercise and hand-eye coordination practice. We tested several models and decreed the Dynasty Toys Extreme Pack as the best on the market. Extremely accurate and rangy for a consumer-grade product, this pack features a variety of team and gun settings for near-endless entertainment.
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