EDITOR'S NOTE: We know how hard it is to gift shop, so we thought we would help you out with ideas. Muay Thai coach Orion Lee shares his gift ideas for the martial artists in your life.


Orion Lee's Muay Thai Holiday Wish List


It’s now that time of year where we gift shop for our loved ones, and, of course, we want our gifts to be awesome and meaningful to the important people in our lives. That being said, sometimes we have no idea what to get for these people! If you someone who trains in muay Thai or MMA, here are some good ideas for presents and stocking stuffers that will be sure to please.


1. Namman Muay Thai Liniment - $10.00 - $25.00

Whatever athletic discipline you follow, Namman muay Thai liniment will help with muscle soreness. Namman is a muscle liniment from Thailand, traditionally used by Thai boxers to help warm up their muscles and relieve some of the aches and pains of training. It’s like Icy Hot without the icy. This is a must have for all serious muay Thai athletes.


2. Hand Wraps or Mexican Gauze - $4.00 - $12.00

Boxers can never have too many hand wraps - period. Wraps come in all sizes and designs nowadays. I’ve even seen some pretty cool ones out there with skulls and rainbows if that suits your fancy. If the recipient is a little more old school like me, you can go with traditional Mexican gauze. It’s the cheapest wrap out there, but in my opinion it's also by far the best. Unlike regular hand wraps, gauze requires you to use two wraps per hand for proper protection, so make sure you buy four if you want to gift a pair. 


3. Ankle Supports - $10.00 - $15.00

Another must-have for any muay Thai practitioner is ankle supports. Ankle supports help save the ankle from the brute force of kicking and are a good thing to always have in your training bag. They come in a variety of colors and designs so have fun with them. Ankle supports are sold as a pair.


4. Thai Shorts - $10.00 - $50.00

The best part about muay Thai has got to be the shorts. There are as many designs, colors, and fabrics as there are stars in the sky. You can even have shorts custom made to fit your every specification. One word of caution when buying shorts: usually the shorts for sale are sized in Thai not American, If you’re a medium in U.S. sizes, then you’re probably a large in Thai sizes. Most websites have a size converter, but 

just be aware to check the sizes before you buy. 


5. Prajioud (Arm Bands) - $15.00 - $25.00

If your special someone is a muay Thai competitor, then a nice set of arm bands is a great present. The prajioud are very sacred to the Thai people so when shopping for someone try to find a pair that really vibes with their personality and energy. 


muay thai, wish list, holiday shopping, gift ideas, mms6. Athletic Tape - $59.00

It may not be the most special gift in the world, but athletic tape is absolutely practical, and it also helps fill up that stocking. Chances are if you practice muay Thai there is some part of your body that needs to be taped up.

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