Consumer Reports: Gifts for Active People

gifts for active people

If you have an athlete or active person on your gift list, they will love the practical gift ideas in this article. Up-Free / Pixabay

Are you an active person who is always on the go? Do you have someone on your gift-giving list who is active, athletic or interested in extreme sports?

What are the best gifts to buy yourself or someone who is a mover and shaker?

Consumer Reports magazine has reviewed a number of products and put together a list of gifts for active people that they believe are the best, most practical or durable in their category.

Below are some of their top picks. If you wish to see more photos, read reviews or learn more about one of these items, just tap or click on the picture and you will be taken to its Amazon page. If you wish to comparison shop, use the Amazon search box below the featured items.

More Information About the Products Above

Here’s a little more information about the products mentioned above.

GoPro Hero4 Silver – This is a lightweight action camera that produces good quality video and pictures, both above ground and up to 100 feet under water. Only downside: There is no image stabilizer, so some of your footage could be shaky if you are moving over bumpy terrain.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7K – High quality images and photos, even in low-light situations.

Canon PowerShot N100 – Rated very good picture quality and can transmit photos to phones, tablets and computers using built-in Wi-Fi. It can even upload directly to Facebook.

GoalZero Lighthouse 250 Lantern – It has an internal battery that can store 4400 mAh of power, which is enough to recharge an iPhone 6s twice and have electricity to spare.

Chefman My Barista RJ30 – This is an extra fast single-serve coffeemaker that also makes a good tasting cup of coffee. It will use either K-cups or loose grounds. Perfect for the person who is always in a hurry.

Pebble Time Smartwatch – This smartwatch is far simpler than some of the others, and its battery lasts three to five days on a single charge. It has a built-in heart-rate monitor. It is easy to operate. It pairs with Android (4.0 or later) and Apple (iOS 8) devices. Best of all, it does these things at a fraction of what the Apple Watch costs.

Bose SoundLink Color – A wireless speaker that is easy to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device. It also has a port that allows you to use a wire. Comes in various colors.

Scosche SportClip 3 – Good fitting headphones with great sound at a bargain price. They also come with a remote and microphone that works with Apple devices, only.

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