Professional Athlete Holiday Wishlist – AskMen

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably wondered: what exactly does Christmas morning look like at a professional athlete’s home? Are the stockings filled with Rolex watches while a Ferrari waits in the driveway wrapped in a big red bow? 

Maybe, for some. 

But it turns out, while all-star athletes could theoretically gift themselves the most lavish and luxurious of presents, they too like to receive relatively budget-friendly, thoughtful items, such as much-needed gear and gadgets, from their loved ones. 

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To get a better idea of just what those items may be – and give you a little gifting inspiration – we caught up with a few of our favorite pro athletes and got the inside scoop on what items made their holiday wishlists this year.

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Powerbeats Wireless Headphones

Powerbeats Wireless Headphones

I’ve been using headphones and music to get myself in the rhythm for throwing since before headphones were wireless. The wire would always get caught on my glove or yanked out of my ears while I was throwing. When Beats came out with their first Bluetooth headphones, they solved a lot of those problems for me. I’ve been using their products ever since.

$199.95 at BeatsbyDre.com

Trifecta Meal Plans

Trifecta Meal Plans

I lead a very busy lifestyle trying to balance everything that goes with being an athlete while running two businesses and planning others. I don’t have much time to cook quality food, especially when I’m traveling, and Trifecta makes it easy to eat well on the go.

Find out more at Trifecta.com

Proven4 Pre-Game Pre-Workout Formula

Proven4 Pre-Game Pre-Workout Formula

When I get ready to compete in a big-league game, I need to be as physically primed as possible. P4 gets me the extra little boost I need to be at my best.

$37.99 at Proven4.com

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Salute to Service Therma Pullover Hoodie

Salute to Service Therma Pullover Hoodie 

This hoodie is super comfortable and it’s the one time out of the season that we get to represent the men & women that sacrifice for our country.

$74.99 at Lids.com

New Era Wisconsin Badgers 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

New Era Wisconsin Badgers 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

I like the Wisconsin hat because I love wearing hats because of style and you could never go wrong with that Wisconsin W on the front.

$27.74 at Lids.com

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Bell & Ross Watch

Bell & Ross Watch

I’ve always had my eye on everything Bell & Ross creates and the BR 03-92 BLUE STEEL is at the top of my wish list.  The watch does a great job of blending their unique aviation styling with a classic look for daily wear. Specifically, I’m a big fan of the simple and clean aesthetics of the watch. All Bell & Ross products are well made and strong, so you know you’re getting a timepiece that will be on your wrist for many, many days. Definitely a strong Christmas gift!

Find out more at Bellross.com

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Grungy Gentleman Tracksuit & Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

Grungy Gentleman tracksuit

Even during the off-season and holidays, I am always on the go. So for me it’s important to find the right mix of comfort and looking good. The new tracksuit from Grungy Gentleman is fly, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 pulls the whole look together.

Grungygentlman.com

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

From $229.99 at Samsung.com

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CBD Massage Therapy Pain Relief Oil*

CBD Massage Therapy Pain Relief Oil*

This massage oil is one of my favorite products. It really helps my muscles relax and relieves tension. My body feels awesome after using it.

$39.99 at CBD-medic.com

CBD Active Sport Pain Relief Stick*

CBD Active Sport Pain Relief Stick

I use this pain relief stick every time I workout. I love that it’s easy to apply and doesn’t make a mess. I’ll use it before a workout to warm up my muscles, or afterward to manage inflammation and reduce stiffness.

$39.99 at CBD-medic.com

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Bodyarmor Sports Drink – Stocking Stuffer

Bodyarmor Sports Drink

I’m constantly on-the-go and always on the road, traveling each week for NASCAR races, so it’s important for me to stay hydrated and fuel my body with the best stuff out there. BODYARMOR tastes great – my go-to flavor is definitely Blackout Berry – but it’s also packed with potassium, vitamins and electrolytes.

Find out more Drinkbodyarmor.com


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