Looking for some perfect fitness gifts to keep your loved ones strong and healthy? Read on for some of our top picks!
2020 has been a tough year for gym-goers, but these fantastic holiday fitness gifts for everyone in your life who loves to exercise will keep them going strong. Whether you want to spend less than $5 or are looking for gift ideas that are more of a financial investment, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite fitness gifts.
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Fitness Gifts to Get Your Blood Pumping
Mini-trampoline: It’s cheaper and smaller than a treadmill, but a little bit of jumping gets your blood and endorphins flowing!
Jump Rope: If you need a great way to ramp up your cardio workouts and improve coordination, a jump rope is a relatively inexpensive workout tool for kids and adults that doesn’t take up too much space.
Sneakers: Sometimes we forget that our favorite pair of tennis or running shoes don’t live forever. So gift your loved ones a new pair of athletic shoes to keep them going the distance.
Fitness Gifts to Stretch and Tone
Yoga Mat: Whether you’re doing yoga, Pilates, or just need a good stretch, a yoga mat can be a great gift. You could get a budget mat from Five Below or spring for a high-quality mat.
Sliders: If you really want to take your lunges to the next level, sliders can help you get there! They’re cheap, don’t take up a lot of room, and can help you feel the burn!
Yoga Block: For extra stretching support during your workouts, these are a must! And since you can get some fantastic ones for under $10 or $20, it’s perfect for those who want to stay on-budget.
Exercise Ball: Whether you use them to sit on for your posture at work or to get greater stretches, these are ideal for the fitness enthusiast. Bonus: kids LOVE rolling around on these, so they’re fun for those family members, too.
Fitness Gift Ideas to Strengthen
Kettlebell: These weights offer fantastic cardio and strength workouts. If you’re giving to a kettlebell enthusiast, don’t be afraid to purchase heavier weights.
Resistance Bands: Don’t be fooled by their small size! These bands are a perfect way to take your leg or arm workouts to the next level. And they’re around $10!
Booty Bands: The perfect fitness band to lift and tone the booty.
Free Weights: Many fitness fans have left the gym due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still pump some iron with this workout gift.
Bosu Ball: These fabulous balls are a fantastic way to improve balance, coordination, and core strength.
Techie Christmas Gifts
Fitbit Charge: If you want a great heart rate monitor, activity tracker, and pedometer, you can’t go wrong with any of the Fitbit. The Charge is great because it offers many of the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive options, but it’s not too bulky. The Fitbit Inspire is another great pick!
Apple Watch: From tracking steps and heart rate to letting you access your apps, the apple watch does it all! If you buy one now, you’ll also get 3 months free of Fitness+.
Fitness App Subscription: There are so many amazing apps and fitness programs you can do from home, so why not gift your loved ones with an annual subscription to one?
Headphones: Need a great way to motivate the runners in your life to keep going the extra mile. Bluetooth earbuds are always a big hit, so you can keep moving without your equipment slowing you down. If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch user, splurge for some AirPods this year.
Oura Ring: If you’re looking for a fashionable way to track your sleep and heart rate, this is a great option!
Recovery Fitness Gifts
As important as it is to lift, tone, and burn, recovery and physical therapy are crucial to maintaining a fit lifestyle.
Foam Roller: These are fantastic for relieving sore muscles and achieving the hurts-so-good feeling!
Tennis Balls: As much as we love a good foam roller, a single tennis ball has fantastic therapeutic properties for relieving muscle soreness. It’s also easier for targeting specific muscles than a larger roller would be.
Acupressure Mat: Don’t be afraid of the little spikes! This little mat works wonders towards getting the blood flowing to areas of pain, especially around your neck.
Heating Pad: Help the athletes in your life feel like they’ve had a relaxing time at the spa with a heating pad they can use while targeting sore areas.
Epsom Salts: There’s nothing quite like a soothing bath after a tough workout, and the magnesium in Epsom salts works overtime to give them sweet relief.
Essential Oils: A perfect add-in to the therapeutic Epsom salt bath!
Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager: With almost 25,000 positive Amazon reviews, this miracle-working tool is sure to provide relief to aching muscles.
Fitness Stocking Stuffers
Socks: There’s nothing quite like treating your feet to an amazing pair of workout socks. These are a perfect stocking stuffer for everybody on your Christmas list!
Hair Ties: The ideal stocking stuffer for the ladies who can never find a rubber band or scrunchie to keep their hair back during workouts.
Water Bottle: Whether you opt for a HydroFlask, S’well, Yeti, CamelBak, or Nalgene, a really nice BPA-free water bottle is the perfect accessory for your fitness-loving friends and family.
Massage Gift Card: What better way to soothe sore muscles and take care of your loved ones than with a massage gift card?
Sunscreen: With more and more of us taking our workouts outside, sunscreen is the perfect accessory for every outdoor activity.
Winter Hat: Help them keep their heads warm and cozy on those brisk walks with a cute winter hat!
Shoe De-odorizer: This might be more a gift for you than your loved ones, but theSof Sole Sneaker Balls are a great way to stay fresh during workouts.
Deodorant: Another gift that benefits everybody– and fits perfectly in a stocking.
Fashion Fitness Gifts
Leggings: Whether you opt for pricier Lululemon or Athleta, or fine your favorites on Amazon, really nice new workout clothes are a perfect gift for all fitness lovers on your gift list.
Workout Shirt: Another “can’t-miss” gift. Whether you opt for a Dri-FIT T-shirt or fitted workout tank, your friends will love this holiday gift. And if you don’t know what style works, a gift card to their favorite store works, too!
Sports Bra: If you have some fit women in your life, a new sports bra can be a welcome addition to their workout wardrobe.
Baseball Cap: You can’t go wrong with a new baseball cap! They’re relatively cheap, and a great way to keep your hair and the sun out of your face when you’re outside.
Sunglasses: The perfect accessory for all outdoor athletic activities!
Home Gym Equipment
If you really want to take your workouts up a notch, here are some great ideas for building your home gym. They’re all a bit of an investment but are sure to delight your loved ones.
Keep in mind- most of the more expensive equipment comes with a monthly payment plan, so you’re spending around $50-100 per month, instead of $2500 upfront. Also, make sure to factor in the amount of space in your house.
Exercise Bike: A new spin bike can take your workout to the next level, and is a great way to get those endorphins rushing.
Rower: Rowing is one of the best full-body workouts around, and whether you opt for the classic Concept 2 rowers, or splurge for a water rower, you’ll definitely work up a sweat.
Fitness Mirror: Do you miss the one-on-one attention from a personal trainer or HIIT classes? A fitness mirror might be a great option.
Whether you need the perfect last-minute gift or want a longer fitness investment, there are plenty of exercise gifts for everyone on your list, and at every price point. Since COVID-19 restrictions have limited indoor gym options, 2021 is the perfect year to invest in your health and fitness.
What are your favorites? Be sure to drop some hints to your friends and family on FamilyApp.