Shopping For Young Athletes Is Easy At DICK’S Sporting Goods (And a #Giveaway!)

As a mom of four young athletes, sometimes it feels like my life is dictated by the kid’s sports schedule. Weekday evenings mean practices and weekends are spent at games, tournaments, and meets. There’s usually overlap but every now and then we get a small break between activities where we are lazy bums.

And it’s awesome.

Even though I complain about it (a lot, during certain seasons, looking at you, baseball!) I truly wouldn’t have it any other way.


Soccer, baseball, gymnastics, basketball, and swimming keep my kids’ bodies and minds in shape and they have a ton of fun doing it.

When Christmas rolls around and people start asking what my kids want for the holidays, I have a simple answer: anything sports related works and a great place to shop this season is DICK’S Sporting Goods.


I stopped in this weekend to take a look around and get some gift ideas for all the kiddos we are shopping for this year, including nieces and nephews.

What stood out right away: there’s something for everyone here. I starting crossing things off my list from the moment I walked in the front door.

I ended up walking out with a few presents that I’ll wrap and gift later.  But this one can’t wait. I had to get a new hoodie for the giant growing teen whose arms grew 5 inches since last winter.


Kids: they keep growing and I keep running out of things to dress them in! Thankfully the hoodie options at DICK’S were plentiful and I picked one that has been approved for wear. Phew.

But really, golfers, runners, swimmers, bikers, soccer players… you name the activity and DICK’S has the gift for it.

I kinda loved this Spider-Man helmet. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a web-slinging biker these days?!


While I was looking for the kids, I happened upon a few things I wouldn’t mind for myself.

Hey, you can’t stop a runner from looking, amirite?

I found shoes, I found water bottles, I found glide. And yep, I’m putting this all here on the off chance that one of my family members reads this and wonders what I’d like to see in my stocking.

Hint: this is good.


I’m also looking for some of these.

Because getting buff is always on my Christmas list.


But at the top on my list, where it’s been sitting for 3 years now, is the Go-Pro Hero.

For the love of Santa, won’t someone buy me a Go-Pro?!


I also noticed a cool thing DICK’S is doing this year.

While you are shopping for your athlete, you can also help save youth sports programs across the country by purchasing Sports Matter green shoe laces.

While I’m lucky enough to be able to support my own kids and their athletic endeavors and have some great programs for my kids to participate in, there are areas that need help. I’m a believer in athletics for children, so this was something I could get behind.


Two dollars of each purchase will be donated to the DICK’S Foundation to support young athletes across the country.

I found mine right by the checkout counter.

Shopping at DICK’S is easy: there are extended store hours, great deals, promotions, and a huge variety of ways to shop. Yes, online & via the app work too.

My favorite two words this time of year are “free shipping” and it’s being offered on all orders during the holiday season, no minimum purchase required.

Oh and get this: you can also buy online, and pick up in the store. Super handy for those last minute gifts on Christmas Eve. You will be able to buy online until 12 pm on Christmas Eve and pick up in store until 6pm that same day.


To help you shop for your own youth athlete and give them a Gift That Matters (but I won’t tell if you shop for yourself, moms & dads!) DICK’S Sporting Goods is hosting a giveaway for a $25 gift card. Super easy to win and shop!


Giveaway Rules

To enter: check out this link, find something on your wish list, and leave a blog comment telling me what specific sale or item you’d love to see under the tree this year. Or tell me what your favorite sports related gift has been!

• The contest runs until December 21st, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. I will notify the winner directly on December 22nd, 2017.
• Entrants must be residents of the US and 18+ only. Winner will be randomly selected from comments on this blog post.

About Patty

Patty Holliday is a wife and mother of four. She's a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)


  1. Debby Kibbee says:

    I really would love it if Santa brought me a stationary upright bike- either the Schwinn or the Proform. If he can’t do that then I’m ways open to a new running watch or some new Brooks.

  2. I am always down for a new team fleece! It also wouldn’t hurt to have some new soccer gear for the kids for next spring.

  3. Jaime Sather says:

    What I would luuuuurve for Santa to bring me is some new shoes. But I need more workout gear, weights, and maybe some workout DVD’s. Those short people keep stealing all my money.

  4. I would love some new work out clothes. I’m currently pregnant so all my clothes aren’t fitting all that great right now!

  5. That is a cool looking Spiderman helmet. I didn’t know that Dick’s carried Go Pros, I’ve been wanting one for about three years now.

  6. oh i love that first pic. great capture. i have always loved dicks sporting goods. i used to go there all the time when i lived in michigan.

  7. I’d love to get Notth Face winter boots!!

    And I hope you get a Go Pro this year ?

  8. Dick’s is awesome. We get all of our kids sporting equipment there. They have EVERYTHING.
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  9. Jenna Wood says:

    We love our Dick’s, they even have great gifts by local team. It’s where we get our college football team gear!

  10. My kids need new softball gear!
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  11. My daughter needs a new pair of Brooks running shoes. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and yes Dicks Sporting Goods is a great place to shop.

  12. I received a great 3/4 zip under armour running jacket last year. Keeps me so warm during freezing runs. Would love another!

  13. Sports are everything to my kids too! My boys eat, sleep, and breathe soccer. We just moved near a Dick’s Sporting Goods store and have it on our list to check out before Christmas. I hear it’s awesome! We would LOVE to give the kids soccer goals for Christmas.

  14. DICK’S Sporting Goods has some really awesome stuff. Love the fact that they have Under Armour. They carry some of the best apparel for athletes.

  15. I would like Lake Placid Women’s Alpine 9000 Traditional Figure Skates. It is the skating time of the year!

  16. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My kids do not play sports yet. I am sure I will know that hectic feeling all too well though.

  17. This is a great place to shop at for athletes. I love this store! Even if you’re not in to sports, they still have great items!

  18. We love Dick’s for all our sporting goods! I get all my workout gear there as well as gear for my kids! And their prices are amazing and really ciompetitive! Great giveaway too!
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  19. As I am not a huge sports fan, I have never been inside a Dick’s Sporting Goods store. But, I have seen them and they look huge. I am sure they are great for the sports lovers. I love the pic of the Spider-Man bicycle helmet. That’s cool.

  20. I’m so glad Dick’s is still around and so close to me. It seems like sporting goods stores are closing up all over the place.

  21. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Dick’s is the go-to sports store in my area. They were So helpful when I was buying my son’s baseball gear!

  22. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    DICK’S Sporting Goods looks like a great place to get the kids equipment. The girls are just getting old enough now to show interest in sports.

  23. gingermommyrants says:

    I will have to look for a DICK’S Sporting Goods near me. I will need to get the kids new soccer equipment in the spring.

  24. These are great gift ideas! My kids are not into sports but Dick’s is our go to shop whenever we need sports stuff. And I love that they give back. Thanks for sharing this!

  25. My hubby shops at Dick’s all the time. He finds what he needs there all the time. It’s a great store

  26. We are just getting into that same stage. RIght now is the quiet between volleyball/soccer and basketball starting up so we are savoring it.

  27. We love Dicks! We just went there to get all my son’s basketball gear!
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  28. My son would be so into this. All he wants for Christmas are sports items like jerseys, new equipment I’ve got to check out DIcks!

  29. Hopefully you get what you wish for this year. Getting a Go-Pro would be awesome. There are so many great gift ideas at Dick’s.
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  30. Soccer cleats, girl. Man size soccer cleats.
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  31. I love Dick’s Sporting Goods and feel lucky to have one close by. They have a lot of great gift ideas.

  32. Cailyn Noland says:

    I love DSG (that’s what the cool kids call it… okay, not cool kids…but my sister worked there and we called it that) and buy tons of stuff there (maybe I have a credit card there). I buy everything there but my next gift for me is going to be new Brooks!

  33. I like the Penn State hooded sweatshirt for my husband.

  34. Jessica Naca says:

    I would love to buy a new Carhartt Jacket for my husband! I recently bought a snowbard for this winters adventures!

  35. We are in the midst of a major cold snap, so I have cold weather on my mind. I think the rechargeable heated socks would be a welcome gift for anyone.

  36. I would get the Sorel Women’s Joan of Arctic Winter Boots for my mom

  37. Susan Christy says:

    CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Effortless Fleece Coat is so cute!

  38. Nancy Loring says:

    I would get a pair of snowshoes for my husband who has been talking for years about trying snowshoeing and now it is time for him to do it.

  39. Tabathia B says:

    I would love the The North Face Women’s Mauna Kea Insulated Parka for my daughter

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  40. I would like the SmartWool Women’s Outdoor Sport Lightweight Micro Socks since I really need new socks and I would like a quality pair that lasts a while.

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