Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego's North County

Know someone who’d like to perfect their backhand under the guidance of a USPTA-certified tennis pro or bicycle alongside Tour de France cycling pro George Hincapie? Then a stay at the all-suite Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in San Diego’s North County makes the perfect gift. Tucked among dozens of acres of lush gardens and olive groves, the Mediterranean inspired property hosts multiday retreats in both sports as well as more than 75 fitness classes per week, including yoga and outdoor boot camp. There are also 18 championship tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and courts for basketball, volleyball, and lots more. ranchovalencia.com

Gift Photography by Gus Schmiege; Styling by Melanie Peskett
If they’re all about THE SPORTING LIFE, pick:

Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mat 68” in thrive-green, $40, manduka.com;
SwingTIP Golf Swing Analyzer, $99, swingtip.com;
Bespoke Global Willow Classic laser-cut fishing reel, $699, bespokeglobal.com;
Holland & Holland Medieval Hunting Scarf, $490, deboulle.com;
NV Kestrel 4500 NV Pocket Weather Tracker with Horus Ballistics and Bluetooth in olive drab, $739, nkhome.com;
Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Transceiver, $489, backcountry.com;
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet diving watch with blue dial/bezel, $8,100, at Omega boutiques nationwide;
Kara Ginther hand-carved Brooks B17 saddle in black byzantine, $325, karaginther.com;
Alfred Dunhill golf accessories set including two ball markers and multitasking tool, $135, and golf zip case including three Callaway golf balls and two maple tees, $135, dunhill.com;
S’well Stone Collection quartz finish 17-ounce bottle in peridot, $35, swellbottle.com and select retailers;
Fitbit Flex, $100, fitbit.com;
Suunto Ambit2 S lime sports watch, from $400, suunto.com