Whether wild swimming in open water or laps in a swimming pool, plunging into the water to enjoy swimming is a beautiful exercise that doesn’t require a gym membership or expensive equipment. So, if you know someone who is a swimmer, you might be wondering what you could possibly get them as a gift for a birthday, Christmas gift or Valentine’s present. But don’t worry, as Balmy Fox has been paddling around the internet to find a few gift ideas that may just get you the trophy for the best present.
Natural Organic Skincare for Swimmers
Spending a lot of time in the water is pretty much a done deal when the person you’re buying for is an avid swimmer. But, being in the water for long periods can create various skin problems. Water can have an incredible drying effect, while repetitive motion in the water can cause irritation and soreness through chafing. So, what better way to say you care than some super soothing moisturising formulas made with natural and organic ingredients? Our Balm Bar is super hydrating and soothing, containing natural oils, butters and waxes, including tea tree oil for its natural antiseptic for an intensive, on-the-spot treatment. Super compact, it’s perfect for keeping tucked into the kit for instant calming and moisturisation to dry or sore areas. Or perhaps our Anti Chafe cream, brimming with natural and organic ingredients to protect, soothe and heal? It uses essential oils to help retain moisture to prevent chafing, a skin irritation swimmers will be very familiar with, making our chafing cream virtually a champion in the swimming world!
Swimming Accessory Gifts
We’ll start with more budget-friendly gift ideas for those not looking to break the bank, with some super little gifts to let your loved one know you think of everything. For example, the cold water swim log book allows swimmers to chart all open water swims and is a neat way to track all their favourite spots, so they know where to come back to. In addition, it features waterproof paper, so it can be stored in a swim bag without fear of being ruined. Or perhaps the towable Sola inflatable combo swim buoy and dry bag. Made from durable PVC waterproof material, it’s easy and quick to inflate/deflate and features a waist belt, tether line, and storage space for all essentials and a saviour if you get into trouble.
Most wild swimmers are super mindful of their environment, so why not be an eco-conscious gift giver that’ll undoubtedly get you some brownie points? Choosing ethical swimwear for your loved one to float and paddle around from brands like Batoko and DavyJ may just have them diving for joy! These two companies lovingly create their swimwear designs using recycled plastics and ocean waste!
For those looking for a more adventurous present for the swimmer in the family, why not go full out on a wild swimming holiday? Whether it’s a weekend away or something a little more sustained, there is an assortment of swimming-inspired breaks to mull over for a birthday or Valentine’s gift that’s perfect for both men and women. For instance, would gliding through some of Britain’s best swimming spots pique their interest or perhaps something a little further afield at a tropical destination?