Indoor and Outdoor Gift Ideas for Active Kids

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Academy Sports + Outdoors.
All opinions are my own.

Loves to play games.
Loves to listen to music.
Loves to play with techy gadgets.

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Would any of the above statements describe a kid in your life? All three describe either one of my boys and several of their friends. Our kids are active and curious. They love to be both outdoors exploring and indoors playing games. As a self-proclaimed multi-passion chaser, I appreciate that our kids have many interests. However, I understand that having so many interests can make gift-giving a challenge.

Our friends at Academy Sports + Outdoors are making it easy to give and gift this season. You can find great gifts at everyday low prices for kids of all ages and active levels. Here are some gift ideas for you to consider for the active kid in your life. These gifts will keep your active kids entertained and moving.


Racing Drone
Active kids are very excited with anything that flies! Indoor drones are great for kids who are just starting to fly drones. The Air Hogs Helix Race Drone has both beginner and advanced modes to easily fly with control and stability. The crash resistant Exoframe™ makes it easy for new pilots to learn to fly and have fun without causing too much damage. Shop here for similar drones:

Air Hogs Drone at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Gift Guide

Kid-Safe Headphones
Active kids love to take their music and entertainment with them but don’t always love tight fitting headphones. The iJoy Kid-Safe Headphones are designed for kids in mind. They are lightweight for comfortable listening and have a lower volume. They also are available in fun colors for kids’ fun personalities. Shop here:

Kids Safe Headphones at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Gift Guide

Sports Combo
Kids love basketball and football because they are fun! NERF™ Sports products are great to keep the fun in sports even if kids aren’t playing these sports competitively. The NERF™ Sports Nerfoop Basketball Set is a classic basketball hoop hooks easily over most doors. They are great for easy and fun competitions indoors. Shop here:

The NERF™ Sports Vortex Aero Howler Football is great for outdoor fun. The tail helps ensure long-distance throws and the ball howls while in flight. My boys have received these as gifts from their uncle and they love them! Both of these products can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Shop here:

Nerf Sports at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Gift Guide

Musical Frisbee
The Velocity Flying Sound Disc lights up and has a blue tooth speaker inside. This is a great gift for kids who love to play outdoors and enjoy their favorite music. They can play competitively or for recreation. Wouldn’t this be fun to play musical frisbee and whoever is holding the disc when the music stops is ‘out’? Shop here for similar discs:

Flying Disc with Bluetooth Speakers at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Gift Guide

Bag Toss
This is an oldie but a goodie. I have memories of playing bag toss from when I was young all the way through college. Since the boards in the Triumph Bag Toss are only 20” and have folding legs, kids can take this anywhere to play. Plus, it’s a game that the whole family can play together. Bag toss can be played both indoors and out. Shop here:

Bag Toss Game at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Gift Guide


Because I want to help by making it easy to give and gift, I’m giving away $100 Gift Card to Academy Sports + Outdoors!

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