Shop These Nike Gift Ideas for Kids
From the latest sneakers to cosy tracksuit bottoms, these presents are sure to be a hit.
From staying on top of the latest trends to homing in on a child's unique interests, gifting apparel to primary- or secondary school-aged kids can be a sport in itself—even for the adults who know them best.
While there's no shame in sending along a gift card, you may want to shop for a more personalised present. Check out these top Nike gift ideas for kids.
9 Best Nike Gifts for Kids
1. Kids' Nike Air Max 270s
For small athletes (or any kid who likes a sporty look), the Nike Air Max 270 is designed for excellence on the playground, court or pitch. The shoe is infused with Air Max technology—as seen in a visible airbag in the outsole—that gives extra lift-off with each step. And, the Air Max 270 comes in more than a dozen colourways, meaning there might be a pair in their favourite colour.
(Related: The Best Nike Shoes for Back to School)
2. Kids' Nike Air Force 1s
Another popular Nike classic, the Nike Air Force 1 has dominated sneaker culture since the 1980s. If the kid in your life is a budding sneaker-lover, surprise them with a pair of timeless Nike Air Force 1s.
You can find these in low-, mid- and high-top varieties, as well as a large range of colours, prints and patterns—from bold and bright colours to classic, all-white leather. This shoe has a particularly thick sole, adding extra durability for active kids.
3. Kids' Nike Dunks
Of all Nike kids' shoes, Nike Dunks may be some of the most expressive, featuring a bevy of fun, diverse prints and hues to shop from. While these sneakers were originally designed for basketball players, Nike Dunks have become a lifestyle-centric sneaker, with soft suede and durable leather offering maximal softness and comfort.
4. Kids' Nike Sportswear Hoodies & Sweatshirts
From preschoolers to pre-teens, if there's a clothing staple that never gets old, it's a roomy, lived-in sweatshirt for class, training and playing at home. Nike Sportswear hoodies and sweatshirts keep little ones toasty in cold months, with many styles featuring a soft fleece inner lining. Shop from a variety of colours emblazoned with the Nike Swoosh logo.
5. Nike Kids' Hats, Visors and Headbands
It can be hard to keep track of kids' sizes when they're quickly growing. If you're looking for a one-size gift for a kid this year, opt for a hat. From matching beanie-and-glove sets to fluffy, winter bucket hats, the kids' hat collection includes plenty of cute options.
6. Nike Kids' Sports Balls
While a basketball, football or volleyball may not be one of the most inconspicuous gifts when wrapped, these gifts tend to be winners with young athletes. Each Nike kids' sports ball is crafted with performance in mind, featuring engineering that ensures a tight grip and speedy precision in passes, dribbles, kicks or spikes.
7. Nike Kids' Jackets and Gilets
Nike kids' jackets and gilets are designed to provide insulation in chilly temperatures. Choose from parkas, puffer jackets, fleeces and windbreakers to outfit the kid in your life with some versatile layers this season.
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8. Nike Kids' Graphic T-Shirts
A staple in any kid's wardrobe, graphic tees can be layered beneath or on top of other garments, making them suitable for year-round wear. Nike graphic T-shirts come in a variety of fabrics, including Nike Dri-FIT Technology, which helps wick away sweat to keep kids cool and dry during intense play.
9. Nike Kids' Sportswear Joggers & Tracksuit Bottoms
Just like hoodies, a pair of joggers or tracksuit bottoms can be a favourite, cosy clothing item for kids of any age. Kids can easily slip their Nike Sportswear joggers and tracksuit bottoms over shorts or leggings after training, and they can double as pyjamas or weekend wear.
Words by Julia Sullivan