Still not finished picking up all the gifts for this year’s big day? It’s not that uncommon. If you’re searching for something for a true fitness junkie, then you need to see this list of Fitness Gifts.
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and that means it’s time to start buying gifts for the special people in our lives. However, buying gifts isn’t always as simple as it seems. With all of the new inventions and innovations, it seems like every year there are a million new items on the market.
Picture it: You’ve picked out all of your other gifts, but just can’t figure out what to get for that one last person. He or she loves fitness and exercising but seems to have everything imaginable.
So, what do you get for this person?
We’re going to look at what every fitness lover needs this holiday season. Here’s a list of 25 things to get for the gym junkies in your life.
#1 Umoro Shaker Bottle
The Umoro shaker bottle works as a water bottle, a shaker and a storage compartment for your supplements.
You store your supplements in the lid of the bottle. When you decide you want to release your protein or pre-workout into the water, you press a button and the powder is released! It’s that easy. It’s also a great gift for anyone who uses any sort of protein supplements.
#2 Nike+ Apple Watch 2
The Nike+ Apple Watch 2 is the newest and most useful fitness watch on the market.
It comes with capabilities that range from counting steps all the way to making phone calls or ordering an Uber. This new Apple Watch has all of the capabilities of the regular Apple Watch, but with tons of new features for those enamoured with fitness.
The Nike+ Apple Watch 2 is also water resistant. That means you can swim while wearing your watch. This version of the watch also sports a unique volt green design and newly designed wristband.
#3 Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
Bowflex dumbbells allow the user to set how heavy the dumbbells are, making this the perfect gift for weightlifters who love lifting at home but may not have space for a full gym. These dumbbells can be set from 5 to 52 pounds. In other words, they can be used for just about any exercise you can imagine.
#4 Oster MyBlend
Do you like shakes?
If so, take a look at the Oster MyBlend. It’s a personal blender that also serves as a water bottle. Throw whatever you feel like blending in it, from fruits to protein powder. Blend it and you’re ready. Unlike other blenders where you have to pour what you blended into a new bottle, the Oster MyBlend is blended in the same bottle you drink out of. It’s as simple as changing from the blending lid to the traditional drinking lid.
#5 Protein Powder
Protein powder is as effective as it is affordable.
Anybody that works out knows how important protein powder is to his or her post-workout routine. And, it’s versatile. You can use it to make great smoothies or even include it when making a number of other dishes. It not only delivers a high level of protein and other nutrients but also offers a great taste in a number of flavours.
You really can’t go wrong with this purchase.
#6 The Original King Kong Bag 3.0
The King Kong Bag 3.0 will be the last gym bag you ever need to purchase.
Designed to be nearly indestructible, this bag will last a lifetime and will work perfectly no matter how it’s being used. Spacious, waterproof and perfectly designed, this King Kong Bag can be used as a gym bag for hiking or travelling. With compartments for multiple pairs of shoes and enough pockets to store whatever else is needed, this bag will likely never run out of the room. Whoever you give this bag to will have a lifetime to be thankful.
#7 A Pre-Workout
This is a great gift for those who sometimes need a little extra help getting motivated for the gym. A pre-workout supplement will not only deliver an intense energy boost, it will also help with muscle building.
#8 Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0
To an athlete or fitness lover, shoes are often one of the most important investments. The wrong pair can make working out uncomfortable or unbearable. With these Reebok shoes, that will not be the case. Why? Comfortable, reliable and stylish, these shoes will be the perfect gift no matter how your loved one plans to use them. They’re designed to be versatile and fill every need, whether that’s in the weight room, on the track or even the basketball court.
#9 Lululemon Big Yoga Mat
These Lululemon yoga mats are the best mats on the market. Their sweat and slip-resistant design allow for even the sweatiest people to feel comfortable during their yoga class. Also, their big yoga mats are designed to fit those who tend to be too large for traditionally sized mats.
#10 Bodylastics STRONG MAN Stackable Resistance Bands Sets
Resistance bands are an important aspect of working out and help you stretch and target muscle groups that normal exercises overlook. The great part of resistance bands is that most gym goers don’t realize how great they are until they start using them. With the Bodylastics band sets, you give the user the ability to go to up to 262 pounds of resistance. This particular set also has patented anti-snap technology to prevent the band from breaking and coming back to hit the user.
#11 Bluetooth Master Lock
A Bluetooth Master Lock allows you to unlock the ultra-strong lock using your phone. It also monitors and logs when the lock is opened. This is a great gift for gym goers as it can let them lock their gym bag in a locker without having to carry around a set of keys at the gym.
#12 Jaybird Wireless Headphones
Do you listen to music or podcasts when working out?
If so, then you know that a fine pair of headphones is essential to a good workout. These Jaybird headphones offer a wireless design and up to eight hours of listening on a single charge. Paired with its very high-quality sound, these Jaybird headphones are a cut above the rest. This means no more getting tangled up or shut off while trying to push for one last rep.
#13 TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Anybody that has ever worked out knows how much of a godsend a foam roller can be to healing, sore muscles.
Well, this TriggerPoint foam roller is the best on the market and will give you a great deep tissue massage. The TriggerPoint comes in multiple sizes and colors giving you many options to choose from.
#14 Under Armour No Breaks Armour Fleece Gloves
For anybody that likes to run outdoors, keeping your hands warm is vital. These Under Armour gloves will do just that.
They absorb sweat on the inside and repel rain and snow on the outside. An added bonus of these gloves is that they are made to allow you to use your touchscreen phone without taking the gloves off. Talk about handy!
#15 Massage Gift Certificate
This is perfect for those fitness lovers who always seem sore. A professional deep tissue massage can be a lifesaver to those who are active. It helps relieve some of the tightness and knots that your loved one just can’t reach on their own. Just be sure to do your research before picking a location. Why? Some spas and therapists have a better reputation than others!
#16 TRX Suspension Training
There’s not always enough time in the day to make the gym a priority. With this TRX training kit, that issue will be a problem of the past. This bodyweight training kit allows you to complete full body workouts in the comfort of your own home. It’s a perfect gift for those who love exercising but are often too busy to make it to the gym.
This serves as much more than just a simple jump rope. The Crossrope allows you to change the weight of the rope to make your exercise more demanding and challenging. The Crossrope is a great gift for those who do CrossFit or those who simply are trying to step up their cardio.
#18 UP MOVE by Jawbone
This activity tracker is unlike others we’ve ever seen. Instead of the typical watch design, the UP MOVE is a small device that you clip to your clothing. Like other activity trackers, it monitors steps, sleep and many other aspects of daily health. The UP MOVE then connects to an app on your smartphone to store the data and give you details about your day.
#19 Withings Body/Cardio Scale
This scale is a great gift for those who love fitness and are trying to maximize their health.
It not only tells you your weight but also your body fat percentages, muscle mass. and water weight. As well, this Withings scale goes the extra mile and monitors your heart rate and pulse wave velocity to give you an accurate overview of your overall heart health.
The scale is also Wi-Fi capable and can send these stats to a smartphone to help you monitor your health and see the progress you are making.
#20 LifeStraw Water Filter
This is ideal for those gym lovers who also like to hit the mountains and hike. This LifeStraw water filter makes nearly any water drinkable and makes sure you will never run out of clean drinking water.
#21 Lululemon Surge Warm 1/2 Zip
This Lululemon ½ Zip jacket is perfect for getting up and getting outside. With its extra breathability and moisture-wicking properties, it is great for even the sweatiest of people. This jacket also stops the growth of odour-causing bacteria, making sure your jacket never gets a sweaty smell.
The Lululemon jacket is an ideal blend of functionality, durability, and fashion.
#22 Trigger Wheel
The trigger wheel is a perfect little tool for working out kinks and knots in your shoulders, neck, and forearms. At just about 5 inches long, it is the perfect size to throw in your bag without taking up too much room. This would be a great gift to pair with a foam roller or massage.
#23 Fitbit Flex 2
The newest Fitbit comes with everything we loved about the last one but is now also waterproof. This now means there is virtually no need to ever take off your Fitbit, whether you’re in the shower, at the beach or even on the slopes. The Fitbit Flex 2 also can automatically track when you’re swimming, exercising or sleeping. This makes the Fitbit the perfect gift for those who are active and looking to monitor their daily exercise.
#24 Manduka eQua Hand Towel
Super soft and ultra-absorbent, this towel will be a gym goer’s best friend. From wiping down after yoga to drying your hands before benching, this gift will be great no matter how it is intended to be used. The Manduka hand towel also works as a slip-resistant mat to place under your hands or feet during yoga, when you get a bit too sweaty.
#25 Nike Free Train Force Flyknit
This is quite simply a great shoe for anyone that loves the gym but also loves to run. These shoes will not only offer enough support for heavy lifting but enough flexibility for hitting the track. The Flyknit design hugs your feet to keep them in place and avoid any slippage or unwanted movement. Unlike most training shoes, these are comfortable and stylish enough to walk around in and use as an everyday sneaker.
Shopping for loved ones is never easy. But, if they are true fitness junkies, any one of these gift ideas should ensure a happy holiday.
By Mike Hersey