Shopping for the ideal tumbling mats for a kid who just began a gymnastics program or a friend who is wanting to start a home fitness program? We know there are many options out there and our gift guide can help you along your shopping journey for unique holiday gifts this season.
For the Gymnast
From a preschooler to the intermediate gymnast, we have unique holiday gifts in several sizes and shapes that will help with practicing skills at home. A 9’ foam balance beam, and a preschool incline are the perfect pair for starters. The balance beam folds out and lies flat to the flooring, helping to build balancing confidence without having to worry about falling far from the ground. Available in black, blue, pink, or purple, the beam can be transported easily or stored when not in use. The preschool cheese wedge mat measures 24” across, has a 14” floor height and is 34” long; just right for 3-5 year olds who are learning the basics. The lightweight material and padding are perfect for active tumblers.
An intermediate gymnast will love having a 4’ x 8’ gymnastics tumbling mat to practice handstands, cartwheels, splits and more “next level” skills at home. Made of commercial cross-link foam encased in an 18 oz. vinyl cover, you may choose from 1 ½” thick or 2” thick mat options. A 4” thick crash pad will protect knees, wrists, elbows and back while performing jumps and more advanced tumbling.
Advanced gymnasts as well as experienced cheerleaders can use a 16 ft. or 20 ft. long JOVIAN™ Air XR inflatable mat for higher jumps and increased shock absorption. Constructed of reinforced .9mm PVC tarpaulin with reinforced carry handles on each side. Consider adding an electric pump for faster inflation.
For the Martial Arts Student
We have unique holiday gifts for kids enrolled in MMA, karate, taekwondo, jiu jitsu or other class that requires tatami texture mats on the dojo floor? They can simulate that environment at your house with affordable interlocking martial arts mats. Choose from 3 thicknesses as well as 4 colors to help your aspiring sensei create a custom space in the basement or rec room. A VÉLOTAS®5’ x 10’ wrestling mat includes a gripping 24 oz. vinyl surface with flexible expanded polyethylene (EPE) foam underneath that provides a soft yet firm pad for take downs. The mat rolls up quickly for easy storage. Include a gallon of Husky Mat Cleaner to disinfect between uses.
For the Fit Friend
Many people have permanently transitioned their daily workouts to a home gym and your friends have probably done the same. Encourage them to keep up the good habits by gifting them great holiday gifts suited for their new active lifestyle like our fitness mats this year. If your friend has heavy stationary equipment, a PVC equipment mat will provide a harder surface for ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes or weight benches. To create a highly durable workout floor, commercial rubber tiles will help protect from damage when dropping weights. Their interlocking tabs allow for easy assembly with no need for messy glue, like traditional rolls of rubber require. A 4’ x 8’ folding exercise mat has a 2” foam thickness for cushioned support to protect knees, wrists, elbows, and the back while performing many exercises. Available in a wide variety of colors, the folding mat’s durable vinyl cover can be cleaned easily with soap and water. If you have a faithful yogi you need to buy for, the La Baleza 71” long yoga mat is sure to be a new favorite. It can be easily rolled up and tucked under an arm for workouts on the go.
For the Cosplayer
Your teen or young adult may have recently mentioned that they are really into cosplay. Not sure what cosplay is? It’s “the act of dressing up as a character or concept.” Yes, this is a thing! Multipurpose EVA foam is one of the most popular materials for homemade cosplay costume building. These make unique holiday gifts for the Cosplayers in your life. Choose from several colors and 4 thicknesses: 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, or 1” thick foam. Your giftee may also like Diamond pattern interlocking foam tiles for more texture. Check out our recent blog that provides some fun cosplay ideas.
For the DIYers
Know someone who spends a lot of time in their woodshop in the backyard? Does your mom have a small basement room she wants to convert to a craft area? Forest Floor® interlocking wood grain floor mats are great holiday gifts that will not only improve the look of an old, dingy floor, they will provide an anti-fatigue surface for those long periods of standing while sanding or painting. The 5/8” thick wood grain mats are the thickest of the printed foam selections and will provide the best support for knees, hips and the back. The Farmhouse Collection has many attractive colors that mom will love, so much that she may want to buy more to cover her entire basement!
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