Gift Guide: For The Athlete/Outdoor Enthusiast

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As a mom to two young athletes, I understand and appreciate the importance of buying a gift that is both appropriate as well as needed for the little athlete in your life. The cost of sporting goods can add up quickly for parents. Giving the gift of sports equipment or apparel can often help parents offset the cost.

Speaking of offsetting the cost, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to DICK'S. Scroll to the end of this post to enter.

DICK'S Sporting Goods makes it super simple to find the perfect gift for any young athlete in any sport. Whether you are on a budget this holiday season or are planning to splurge, DICK'S is offering great deals and promotions through Christmas Day to help you cross everyone off your list. DICK'S also has extended store hours and a variety of ways to shop including in-store, online, and via the DICK'S mobile app.

If you are planning to shop online (my favorite way to shop!), DICK'S offers free shipping on all online orders (no minimum purchase required) through this holiday season.

This holiday season DICK'S can help you buy a "Gift That Matters" for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts on your list. And while you are shopping for that special someone, you can also help support youth athletic programs where funding has been cut or eliminated.

DICK’S believes that sports make people better. As part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter initiative, which helps to ensure that youth athletic programs across the country receive vital funds to keep their sports programs intact, DICK’S and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation are once again helping to support youth athletic teams this holiday season.

As a customer, there are two ways to help:

1. You will be able to donate to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation when checking-out. All money raised will be donated to raise awareness and to support underfunded youth sports programs, assisting with everything from equipment purchases, facility maintenance cost and more.

2. This holiday season, DICK’S is launching its Green Shoelace movement. Customers can purchase a pair of custom, green Sports Matter shoelaces to show their support of youth sports. Two dollars from every purchase will be donated to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and benefit youth teams in need across the country.

A few ideas for the athlete or sports/outdoor enthusiast on your list available at DICK'S.

DICK'S is generously offering one (1) Pieces of a Mom reader the chance to win a $25 gift card to experience DICK'S for yourself. Treat yourself to something you've always wanted or treat someone else.

Here's how to enter:

1. CLICK HERE to check out DICK'S vast selection of sporting goods and equipment.

2. Come back to this post and comment below on what item(s) you would buy as a gift that matters for yourself or for someone else. Commenting will close on December 22nd at 11:59 PT.

3. Winner will be selected at random on December 23rd at 9 am ET and notified via email or a reply to the blog post comment.

4. Winner must be 18 years of age and have a valid US mailing address to be eligible to win.

I splurged and bought a new jacket for myself, a lacrosse stick for my daughter, a pair of running shorts for the other daughter, and a new The North Face fleece to give as a gift (not pictured).

*Buy Online and Pick-up In-Store Purchases: DICK’S offers customers the option to purchase products online and pick-up their items at a nearby DICK’S location.

**Customers will be able to purchase gifts online until 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24th) and pick them up in-store before 6:00 p.m.

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