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Last-minute Christmas gift ideas – all for under £20

Need a stocking filler for the obsessed triathlete in your life? Here are some suggestions from the 220 team, all under £20

christmas present ideas for triathletes

Are you looking for last-minute gifts for triathletes? Then look no further! 


Find some great deals on big name swim kit at SwimInn – our pick has to be a funky swimsuit to brighten up winter pool training and remind us of sunny races to come in 2021! This Zoggs swimsuit is on offer for only £16.99 down from a RRP of over £46 and with its sunset colours and palm tree print has a real Kona vibe. Bargain!  Or if you’re shopping for a male triathlete, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Michael Phelps jammers from £19.99

Finger paddles are a great tool for improving swim technique and these fingertip paddles are one of our favourites. Sitting on just your fingers, they help you improve your catch while the exposed palm means you retain your feel for the water. They also put less strain on the shoulders than full paddles can when used with poor technique. At £14, these finger paddles from Speedo are a thoughtful gift for any swimmer!

Winter running and cycling can be made a lot safer by adding reflective details to as much of your kit as possible and Provizsports.com are leaders in the field. Add a few inexpensive accessories to your Christmas list and you’ll be much more visible – we like this neck warmer (in various colours) for only £12.99

These Madison Isoler Merino Winter Long Finger Gloves(£8.99) might not be water-resistant and the yellow does show up both oil and mud, but we’ve got our money’s worth tenfold from these snug, dexterous and smart phone-friendly gloves on both the mountain bike (spring and autumn) and the run (mid-winter) in recent times.

Quite whether Batman uses one of these on his Bat Bike remains unclear (we’ve told our kids he does), but this Batman Kids Bike Bell from Halfords  (£5) is a solidly constructed, easy to ring (too easy in the case of our youngest) and cool-looking stocking filler that should encourage some post-Christmas family bike rides.

 We keep losing it in the wash and various pockets, but the All Terrain headband from Inov-8 (£9.99) has been one of our constant running companions in 2020 in the cold, rain and even warmer conditions. This positivity stems from the smooth moisture-wicking material, which makes us feel cosy in inclement weather and helps sweat efficiently evaporate in the warm.

From camping kit to hiking boots and waterproofs, our kit cupboard has become increasingly Quechua-influenced in 2020. That includes this smart 700ml steel thermos flask from Decathlon (£9.99) for both cold and hot drinks for walking trips and open-water swimming ventures, its ability to keep tea warm for hours especially beneficial following the latter.

Stock up on Wiggle’s affordable High5 Energy Gels. Grab a pack of orange or raspberry flavour 20x38g for only £13.99 and sort out your caffeine hit riding into the New Year.

Help your triathlete prepare for race day with the Zone3 Race Belt, complete with handy gel loops to cover your race nutrition. Essential to save time during transition, this belt is only £7.50 from Evans Cycles.

Stay safe cycling in the dark winter days with the MSC LED Grow Light from Bikeinn, at £18.99. Good-quality lights are necessity for winter and make an ideal present for loved ones.


The great value Zoggs Panorama Smoke Goggles are built with anti-fog and UV protection for crystal clear vision in and out of the water. Grab yourself a pair at Argos for only £9.99.