We all have someone in our life that is completely obsessed with health and fitness. You know who they are: the ones posting on Facebook about their ten-mile runs, have tried every fad diet out there, and always seem to be mixing up some kind of weird-smelling green smoothie whenever you hang out with them. And now that the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of gifts would make these gym junkies swoon. But what if you’re more of a couch-type person than a treadmill-type person? Where do you turn for health and fitness-related gift-giving inspiration?
Well, you’re in luck. To make your life easier, we’ve gathered an assortment of 37 gifts that your favorite fitness fanatic will love. From sweat-wicking spandex to fitness equipment that turns their bedroom into a home gym, these are the must-have gifts for the exercise superfan on your list. They might even inspire you to start training for a marathon of your own!
…but, maybe you should just start with a 5K.
Need even more ideas? Here’s a roundup of the best workout shoes for any type of activity.
A Space-Saving Foldable Treadmill For At-Home Cardio
Forget running tracks or overpriced gyms, a foldable treadmill provides the ease of working out from home without the headache of finding somewhere to store it. The large display screen is easy to navigate and the three manual incline settings help you customize the intensity of your workout.
Drool-Worthy Energy Bars That Pack A Serious Protein Punch
It turns out, not all energy bars taste like sawdust! Clif Bars are the perfect pre-workout snack and this 16-pack would make a great present for your gym-loving friend. Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Blueberry Crisp, Peanut Butter Banana, and a bonus surprise flavor.
Adidas Running Shoes That Will Put A Spring In Your Step
These sneakers claim they can help propel you to your next PB. You’ll be “soaring like a rocket”, says Adidas, thanks to unique design features including a sock-like fit and super lightweight cushioned midsole. These sneakers are a must for anyone looking to crush their fitness goals.
A Brain-Sensing Headband That Improves Meditation And Sleep
Know someone who needs to chill the f*** out? We’re not judging. We could all use a bit more zen in our lives these days. This multi-sensor headset is designed to help users create healthy pre-sleep habits through guided meditations and relaxation techniques.
The All-Singing, All-Dancing Fitbit Smartwatch
The Fitbit Sense helps tune in to your body and monitors everything from stress to sleep. It also has a built-in GPS and Amazon Alexa functionality so you never get lost during adventures. Let’s just say we’ve found the ultimate gift for health-conscious gadget-lovers.
An Exercise Bike To Create Those Spin Class Vibes In Your Living Room
If you’re obsessed with spinning, this is the gift for you. The indoor bike connects with the Peloton app, which allows you to stream classes directly into your home. Get ready to pump the tunes and torch the calories. Who needs those pricy spinning classes when you have this thing?
A Stainless Steel Water Bottle For Staying Hydrated On-The-Go
A reusable water bottle is a gym bag essential and we love this sleek design. It will keep your drink cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Bonus: it’ll help you or your favorite gym rat finally kick that addiction to plastic water bottles.
An Oar-Some Rowing Machine For Your Home Gym
Rowing machines are a great way to mix up a tired cardio routine and provide the ultimate full-body workout. This model neatly folds away and would be ideal for a small home gym. If you’re looking for a wow-worthy holiday gift for your active friend or family member, you’ve found it.
The Massage Gun You Didn’t Know You Needed
Say goodbye to muscle soreness with this handheld massage gun. The device looks like a power drill and works by pounding your muscles at a rate of up to 3,200 percussions per minute. You’ll be fighting over it come Christmas morning.
A Luxury Swatch Watch That Looks Sporty And Stylish
Men are notoriously hard to buy for but you can’t go wrong with a watch. Swatch is an iconic brand known for its colorful designs – this one features a vibrant blue silicone strap. And the best part? For just over $65, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
A Stair Stepper For The Leg And Booty Gains
So, why invest in a stair stepper? Because we all want a perfectly toned posterior, of course. This piece of at-home cardio equipment provides a low-impact workout (no more knee pain!) and comes with resistance bands to up the ante.
A Yoga Mat With Extra Strong Grip
Honestly, this is the best yoga mat money can buy. The grip on this mat is crazy strong so there’ll be no slipping and sliding (even during hot yoga). It’s durable, high-quality, and has good padding to cushion wrists and knees.
The Best Wireless Headphones For Workouts And WFH
Beats are hands down the coolest workout headphones on the market. They are wireless and noise-canceling, which is great for busy gyms or simply tuning out the world so you can get some work done. Not to mention, they have an impressive 22 hours of battery life.
These $40 Earbuds Are Music To Our Ears
Looking for the best budget Apple AirPod alternatives? These are them. They are sweat-proof and feature an ergonomic design so they won’t fall out in the middle of a run. They also look basically identical to AirPods, so no one will be able to tell the difference.
The Sleek Way To Carry All The ‘Stuff’
This bag is an ideal size for carrying everything you need for the gym, from a towel to a post-workout shake. It has a pocket for sweat towels, too. Plus, it’s also good for short weekends away or as a carry-on bag since it can easily fit in the overhead compartment.
A Speaker To Ampy Up Your Fitness Game
A portable Bluetooth speaker is a home essential – and BOSE is one of the best when it comes to sound quality. Use it for home workouts, solo living room dance parties, or even just setting the mood during dinner. The 360-degree coverage ensures the most immersive audio experience possible.
The Gym Bag Shower Gel That Smells Like Summer
Gym-goers sweat more than the average person, which means lots of showers. This strawberry shower gel and mango body butter gift set is perfect for gifting. And who wouldn’t want to smell like a warm summer’s day when it’s below zero outside?
A Decadent Chocolate Protein Powder For Muscle-Building
This protein powder tastes great with water or in a smoothie and will help you reach your daily protein goals. It has more than 47,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, with receivers praising its “good ingredients” and “great taste”. A protein powder that doesn’t taste like chalk? It does exist!
A NutriBullet Blender For Blitzing Fruit And Veg
Blend the toughest whole foods like nuts, seeds, fruit, and kale into nutritious shakes, smoothies, and nut butters. The 900 watts of power make it faster and stronger than other blenders on the market. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one.
An Air Bike For Total Body Workouts
It ain’t cheap but it does guarantee a challenging fat-burning workout. This air bike has a comfortable adjustable seat and a display that tracks calories, watts, distance, speed, RPM, and heart rate. The progressive wind resistance design gives you an infinite amount of levels to conquer.
Pro-Style Women’s Boxing Gloves
She’ll look and feel like a boxing champion when she dons these pro-style gloves from Everlast. They’re great for punching bag training and sparring, and the premium synthetic leather construction keeps them looking and performing like new no matter how many fights they’re in.
A Bougie Water Bottle With A Built-In Brita Filter
Enjoy great-tasting water every time you need to replenish your fluids with this stainless steel filtering water bottle. It will keep your drink cold for 24 hours and reduces chlorine as you sip. It’s also leak-proof so no need to worry about spills.
An Adjustable Dumbbell Suitable For Small Apartments
Dumbbells seemed to be sold out everywhere online during lockdown. Thankfully, stocks have been replenished and we’re geeking out on this adjustable dumbbell. Change it from 5.5lbs to 27.5lbs in a matter of seconds. Why add clutter to your small space when you don’t have to?
High-Waisted Tights That Fit Like A Glove
The most annoying thing about an ill-fitting pair of tights is having to yank them up mid-workout. These ones will stay put thanks to the stretchy and sweat-wicking fabric that clings to your body and keeps you dry. They’re also incredibly slimming and flattering.
The Backpack For The Lululemon Lover
A stylish rucksack that will fit a laptop and an outfit change… err, yes please! It has built-in pockets for sweaty gear and a water bottle. The adjustable straps help you find your most comfortable fit and the special spot for your keys means no more endlessly digging through your bag.
A One-Year Subscription To A Meditation App
Meditation apps have skyrocketed in popularity as a way to reduce stress and anxiety. This one includes 500+ guided meditations suitable for beginners and advanced gurus. This would make an incredibly thoughtful gift or a great way to add some much-needed peace to your own life.
A High-Tech Bathroom Scale For Fitness-Tracking
This body monitoring scale will help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals. It measures six body metrics including weight, body fat percentage, visceral fat, and body mass index (BMI). Plus, it’s a nifty gadget that looks like something straight out of 2050.
These Must-Have Yoga Accessories
You don’t need a lot of stuff to practice yoga, but blocks and a strap do come in handy, especially if you want to deepen your stretches without risking injury. This yoga block and strap set is a nice gift for the yogi in your life for under $20.
Bath Salts For A Muscle-Soothing Soak
There’s nothing better than soaking in a hot tub after exercise. Treat a loved one (or yourself!) to these soothing Himalayan bath salts blended with a therapeutic mix of ylang-ylang and vanilla. Hot tip: add a bottle of bubbly for the ultimate treat-yourself gift.
A Squat Rack For The Weightlifter In Your Life
Take their home gym to the next level with this squat rack. It can support weights of up to 805lbs and has an adjustable pull-up bar for both wide and narrow grip pull-ups. Built-in spotter arms ensure safety even when squatting without a buddy.
The Best Smartwatch For Android Users
This watch goes beyond tracking steps and offers helpful insights into your running style, physical endurance, and heart health. It’s waterproof so you can wear it in the pool and keep it on at bedtime so it can monitor your sleep.
Yoga Cards For Practicing Anytime, Anywhere
Sure, Yoga with Adrienne is great, but it’s also nice to practice yoga without being glued to a screen. These illustrated cards allow you to do just that by guiding you through 70 different yoga poses and nine flows. They’re also suitable for all levels.
This Amazing Pilates Prop
This fitness tool is essential for any Pilates enthusiast. It adds light resistance to exercises when squeezed, which activates muscles at a deeper level. We’ve found it’s especially good for toning abs and inner thighs. And who wouldn’t want to ditch some tummy and thigh flab?
Resistance Bands For Building A Bubble Butt
These women’s resistance bands will help build strength and tone up like never before. Use them for glute activation and to get more out of exercises like squats, hip thrusts, kickbacks, and more. And for under $20, this is a gift that seems much pricier than it actually is.
Essential Hand Cream For Weightlifters
Dry and blister-filled hands are common among weightlifters, so help them keep their palms silky smooth with these hand creams. They are blended with super moisturizing ingredients including shea butter, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil. Oh, and they also smell absolutely incredible.
A Foam Roller To Get Rid Of Muscle Knots
Can’t afford one of those fancy massage guns? No worries, this is the next best thing. The knobbly surface of this foam roller will help smooth out muscle knots and kinks. Customers have said that this tough gym tool leaves sore muscles feeling loose and amazing every time they use it.
Compression Tights For Post-Workout Recovery
These men’s compression tights promote circulation and reduce inflammation to help him train harder and recover faster. Plus, the fabric has moisture-wicking and antibacterial technology to keep him dry and odor-free. Apparently, not all compressions tights are created equal, because these put ordinary ones to shame.