Christmas Gift Ideas For Wild Swimmers and Paddleboarders
20 September 2023 | Admin
In recent years, outdoor enthusiasts have been turning to water-based activities like wild swimming and paddleboarding as their preferred way to connect with nature, stay fit, and escape the stresses of daily life. These activities have surged in popularity, providing an excellent way to embrace the great outdoors while enjoying a refreshing, invigorating experience. If you know someone who is passionate about wild swimming or paddleboarding, you're in luck! In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons behind the growing popularity of these water-based pastimes and offer some fantastic gift ideas for those who can't get enough of them.
The Popularity of Wild Swimming
Wild swimming, also known as open water swimming, involves taking a plunge into natural bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, and oceans. This activity has been gaining traction for several reasons:
- Connection with Nature: Wild swimming allows individuals to connect with the environment in a unique and refreshing way. There's a sense of freedom in swimming beneath an open sky, surrounded by the beauty of untamed landscapes.
- Mental Health Benefits: The therapeutic benefits of wild swimming are well-documented. The cold water immersion and exposure to natural surroundings can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance mental well-being.
- Physical Fitness: Swimming is an excellent full-body workout. Wild swimming enthusiasts often reap the benefits of improved cardiovascular health, increased strength, and enhanced endurance.
- Community: Wild swimming communities have sprouted up around the world. These communities provide camaraderie, safety, and the opportunity to share experiences with like-minded individuals.
The Rise of Paddleboarding
Paddleboarding, whether on lakes, rivers, or oceans, has also witnessed a surge in popularity. Here are some reasons why it has become a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts:
- Versatility: Paddleboarding can be as serene or as exhilarating as you want it to be. Whether you're looking for a peaceful paddle on a calm lake or an adventure on rough waters, there's an experience for everyone.
- Low Impact: Unlike some high-impact sports, paddleboarding is gentle on the joints. It's accessible to people of various fitness levels and ages, making it an inclusive activity.
- Scenic Views: Paddleboarding offers a unique vantage point to enjoy scenic beauty. It allows you to explore hidden coves, observe wildlife, and take in breathtaking sunsets.
- Mindful Experience: Paddleboarding encourages mindfulness as you focus on balancing, breathing, and being in the present moment. It's a meditative experience that helps reduce stress and anxiety.
Gift Ideas for Wild Swimmers and Paddleboarders
Now that we've explored the rising popularity of these activities, let's dive into some gift ideas that we have for both male and female water enthusiasts in your life:
A ceramic hanging ornament "Cold Water Is My Therapy" available with a female or male silhouette. Available for just £6.99 including UK postage. This ornament makes a lovely little gift for any occasion such as a birthday or christmas gift idea for a friend or relative. It measures approx 7cm in diameter and comes complete with a hanging twine.
For the paddleboarders a nice play on words! Have a SUP-er Christmas again available with a choice of female or male silhouette in a line art style design and with hanging twine. The ceramic ornament would look perfect on a Christmas tree and makes a nice little stocking filler or maybe even a secret Santa gift. Available £6.99 including UK delivery.
Something for someone who works from home! This round wooden coaster is great value at just £3.99 including UK delivery. It measures 9cm in diameter and is professionally printed by us in house. The finish is wipe clean. Available again for male or female as a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for her or him.
With the mental health benefits of paddleboarding becoming apparent to more people, these wooden signs are a lovely little reminder to "Worry Less Paddle More" The wooden signs are made from poplar plywood and measure approx 10cm coming complete with hanging twine to hang on a wall, tree or even from the rear view mirror in your car. These signs are available for male and female and come gift packaged in eco friendly glassine packaging ready to gift. Just £4.99 including UK postage. A great gift idea for Christmas for a friend or relative who loves to go out on their stand up paddle board.