Gifts for Non-Volleyball Players

1. Bathing Beauty Tub Tea

You love volleyball, but your sister/mother/roommate may be more comfortable off the court. For those people in your life, here is a selection of gifts sure to tickle anyone’s fancy.

1. Bathing Beauty Tub Tea
What athlete doesn’t love a long, warm bath? This tea for your tub contains Epsom salts and citric acid that release essential minerals that help loosen and soothe sore muscles. Organic almond and olive oils along with fair trade cocoa butter leave skin baby soft.
$15, olivenaturalbeauty.com

2. Gorillapod Magnetic
This spider-like gadget has two dozen flexible leg joints and magnetic feet that allow it to be affixed to nearly any surface. It supports cameras and mini camcorders up to 11.5 oz.
$24.95, joby.com

3. iCrystal
Got the new iPhone 4? Dock it between two illuminated globes with dripping teardrops that give off a gentle ambient light. Features a remote control and onboard humanized touch controls and has the ability to connect to a TV or gaming console. Available in white, black and red.
$79.99, speakal.com

4. Savior Salve in Lemon and Lavender
This solid lotion is touted to have 100-in-1 uses: use it to moisturize dry lips, soften cuticles and calluses, tame fly-aways, save split ends, or whatever else you can come up with. The salve utilizes organic oils, butters and healing essential oils to work its magic.
$12.50, olivenaturalbeauty.com

5. Mini Luggage Scale
Weigh before you go: attach this mini battery powered scale to your luggage to avoid rearranging of bags and additional fees at the check-in counter. Weighs bags up to 100 pounds.
$24.95, balanzza.com

6. Fraid Knots
Athletes know that stretching is an integral part of staying fit and healthy. Use this colorful rope and accompanying door strap, DVD and sequence chart to perform a quick 5 minute, 15-pose stretching routine.
$19.99, tomdrum.com

7. “Listverse.com’s Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists: Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More”
By, Jamie Frater
In this peculiar read you will find lists of strange occupations (human alarm clock), oddities from the world of medicine and lists of gruesome medieval torture devices.
$14.95, barnesandnoble.com

8. “Gives Me Hope: The 127 Most Inspiring Bite-Sized Stories”
By, Emerson Spartz and Gaby Spartz
For the perpetual optimist, this visually stunning and emotionally uplifting book presents the best stories from GivesMeHope.com, a website where people post small moments of inspiration.
$12.95, barnesandnoble.com

9. “Should I Eat the Yolk?: Separating Facts from Myths to Get You Lean, Fit and Healthy”
By, Jamie Hale
This is not a diet book, but rather clarifies questions like are sweet potatoes more nutritious than white, and is it dangerous to lock the knees during exercise.
$14.95, barnesandnoble.com

Originally published in January 2011

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