Christmas Gifts for Outdoor Swimmers 2022

Unique and thoughtful gifts for wild swimmers, cold water dippers, open water racers and marathon swimmers

As soon as the schools go back in autumn it feels like Christmas isn’t far away and before long we will be making New Year resolutions! When I worked for a retailer, we had a rule about not advertising Christmas in our magazine and on television until after Remembrance Day in November, despite Christmas decorations hitting the shop floor at the end of September. Christmas can be an emotionally loaded time and this year, with the cost of living, it is going to feel even more challenging than usual.

We have a vast readership and not everyone will celebrate Christmas, but a lot of you will know someone that does, and you might be looking for inspiration. The best thing about swimmers is that there is always something to buy them and with any budget in mind. There are some lovely makers and creators in the community making wonderful things for swimming enthusiasts and lots of independent, small businesses trying to solve swimmer issues with brilliant kit. This month we have pulled together a little gift guide to inspire and excite swimmers, whether you are the one buying or popping it on your own Christmas list. Many of those featured are small businesses, so do consider supporting them when shopping this season. Download the Gift Guide below.

Ella Foote, Editor

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Ella is renowned outdoor swimmer and journalist. As well as leading the editorial, digital and experiential outputs for Outdoor Swimmer she is also Director of Dip Advisor, a swim guiding business helping people enjoy wild water. Ella also teaches swimming to children and adults, is an Open Water Coach and RLSS Open Water Lifeguard.