“What do you give the person who has everything?” is one of life’s great philosophical questions. As people grow older and are hopefully able to experience all that they wish to in life, the list of things they need or want grows shorter.
For the world’s best and brightest athletes, life’s objects and aspirations are reached considerably younger than most can dream of. Millionaires at peak physical condition in their early twenties, it’s tough to say there’s anything an athlete can’t have. They’re able to travel the world, rub elbows with the global elite, and even get products they want for free; endorsements are a big benefit.
Money, connections, and hard work provide everything they theoretically need, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t desires for something more. Countless Hall of Famers retire having never tasted the triumph of championships in their sport, an accolade many would trade their individual accomplishments for. Others wish that they could rewind to a period of their career and get a re-do, reflecting on missed opportunities and unfortunate injuries.
Not all these wants have to be that serious; athletes are still human beings at the end of the day, prone to the same trivial wants and desires of an average citizen. Long-limbed athletes are thankful for their trim form, but some desire the ability to put on more muscle. This desire is even more pronounced in an athlete – they spend much more time at the gym trying to improve their fitness than you or I.
Whatever their desires are, it’s time to go on a Secret Santa spree and provide some athletic marvels with gifts that will improve their lives, personally and professionally. Here are What the World’s 10 Best Athletes Should’ve Gotten for Christmas.
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