The Holidays are upon us!
I’ve always loved going to DICK’S Sporting Goods for all of my active gear and workout equipment. I have to admit, their nicely organized store layout is phenomenal and very easy to navigate. It can be downright overwhelming when shopping for sporting gear anywhere else but at Dick’s, I always have a positive experience.
For starters, all of their staff is highly trained and know exactly where everything is. They have employees scattered all around the store in nearly every department ready to help their guests out. Each time I have a question, the employees go above and beyond to make sure that I get the information that I need including the product(s).
Needless to say, my recent shopping experience there was nothing short of delightful and I was able to find a wide variety of items for those on my shopping list. As usual, the store was very clean, organized, and bright. This time however, all of the holiday signage was up including green and red balloons around the store to really help get you into the spirit of Christmas.
I normally despise Christmas shopping at stores as it can be super hectic and stressful for me and prefer to purchase everything online. I certainly did not feel this way when we went to DICK’s this past weekend and am actually excited to go back and pick up a few more things. Their selection is huge and the fact that everything is so nicely organized (as I mentioned earlier) makes it a quick-and-painless stop for me.
My hubby and I walked around the store looking for items for those on our Christmas list. We started with the Men’s items such as the sneakers seen below. As you can see, there selection is pretty broad and nicely displayed. We were able to quickly pick out a pair of running shoes for a close family friend of ours. We selected the Nike Men’s Roshe One Casual Shoes .
Next, we headed over to the Nike department where we found a pair of workout shorts and a Nike top for my Husband. The quality of their clothing line is exceptional, and you really get your money’s worth.
We then headed on upstairs to look at items for my Husband’s coworker and found some very nice Michigan state hats. We ended up picking out a black baseball-style hat with white stitching.
Next on our list were these Beats by Dre headphones featuring stereo-quality sounds. This was something I bought for the person I pulled in our family’s grab-bag. I own a pair of these myself and can speak highly about their quality and can fully endorse that they are worth every penny.
Then it was time to venture into the Women’s section, my favorite. I discovered a new line called “Calia” by Carrie Underwood. I have to say that I am now absolutely in love with the quality of this brand. I found this cute sporty winter coat with a gorgeous scarf to go with it. Super stretchy, super comfortable. It comes in both white and black and would be the perfect gift for the sporty girl in your life!
Not to far from the coat, I found these adorable winter head wraps that are designed to over your head to cover your ears from the cold winter weather. Here in Chicago, these will absolutely come in handy! there were a couple of colors to choose from. My personal favorite was the grey.
I loved that her clothing line matched so perfectly with one another. In another section, I found Calia workout pants with a matching workout top and matching infuser water bottles. My personal favorite was the pastel pink
I’m a huge sucker for water bottles and fell absolutely in love with this pretty pink one and had to get it. I loved that you could add fruit at the bottom and let it infuse your water. This is definetley a sure-fire way to increase your water intake!
Perhaps my most favorite item from her collection is this beautiful “carry all” tote! It’s designed for yoga but I think it would also work perfectly as a baby bag.
I loved this bag so much that I just had to get it. It’s nice enough to be an everyday bag yet casual enough to be used for the gym. I personally bought it to use as a baby bag since the one I had before was getting too small. It has 2 big interior pockets and one for a bottle. On the outside, the zipper reveals 2 straps meant to be used as a yoga mat carrier but can easily be attached to a baby stroller (my Momma mind is hard at work here 🙂 )
While navigating the shoe department, I spotted this sign regarding the Sports Matter Initiative and the Green Laces Project.
As per the DICK’s Sporting Goods , Sports Matter website, the following paragraph explains the campaign:
“Billions of dollars in funding have been cut from youth sports programs in recent years, leaving millions of students unable to play. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation created the Sports Matter program because we believe that sports make people better. Sports build character, increase confidence, and motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education. Since 2014, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged over $50 million to give children the opportunity to play. Through these efforts, the Sports Matter initiative has raised awareness of the importance of youth sports and saved over 1,800 teams. Learn more about this crisis of youth sports below.”
What’s great is that by purchasing a pair of these Sports Matter green shoe laces, $2 of each purchase (only $3) will be donated to the DICK’s Foundation to support young athletes across the country. How wonderful is that! It’s so amazing to be able to give back in such a meaningful way especially around the Holidays.
Something to keep in mind is that you Customers will be able to donate to the DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation when checking-out. All money raised will be donated to raise awareness and to support underfunded youth sports programs. This would help to assist with things such as equipment purchases, facility maintenance, cost, and so much more. All the more reason to shop at DICK’s Sporting Goods this holiday season!! There are so many wonderful things to choose from!
Win a $25 Gift Card to DICK’s Sporting Goods!
I’m giving away a $25 DICK’S gift card. To win, simply visit DICK’S and let me know what you’d gift yourself or a loved one from DICK’S. Leave it in a comment below!
Contest runs until December 21st, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. I will notify the winner directly on December 22nd, 2017. Entrants must be residents of the US and 18+ only. Winner will be randomly selected from comments on this blog post.