23 Gift Ideas for the Fitness Lovers in Your Life
Given the rise of athleisure and the general cultural obsession with fitness and working out, there’s undoubtedly a good chunk of your gift-giving list that would love a wellness-related gift.
Fashionable (functional) leggings
We all know that there are seriously dramatic health benefits to working out, but fitness influencers on Instagram also know ALALA. The brand is a favorite of fitness pros and enthusiasts who value function as much as they do fashion. Not only are ALALA’s leggings trendsetting, but they’ll withstand countless washes. Case and point is their Vamp Leggings, which are made with functional velvet. Their Captain Ankle Tights are another fail-safe option with just the right amount of compression to flatter with a very right-now thunder design. Check out this list of 100 gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for!
The just-launched New Balance 247 Mid, with its knit collar, is perfect for men and women looking for a shoe that could easily transition from a light workout out to the real world. The Wing Lux from VIVOBAREFOOT is also a sleek leather exercise shoe that works just as well for everyday barefoot living as it does for Pilates class or commuting to the gym. Start using these 40 savvy tips that bargain shoppers swear by to save money on holiday shopping.
Meal prep made easy
Anyone looking to boost their wellness game should consider meal prepping for the week. This 5 x 7-inch pad from Lady Jayne helps you stay on track with your goal of eating right week after week. Don’t miss the all-American gifts to buy your loved one.
Luxe, lightweight mat
The Manduka Pro is considered the Rolls-Royce of yoga mats. It has a high-density cushion, joint protection, and is guaranteed to never wear out from yoga practice. The problem? It’s insanely heavy! As an alternative, for those who are always on the move, check out the eKOlite, which has a natural rubber grip that catches you if you start to slip and is light enough to tot around all day.
Bombas makes arguably the comfiest workout socks (you might recognize them from their successful Shark Tank appearance). They use a y-shaped stitch at the heel to give socks a more natural fit and keep them from slipping. They also have a blister tab for ankle socks and are constantly updating their pattern and color selection.
This might look like a fashion shoe, but The Ascend is actually functional. In fact, it’s APL’s signature cross-training shoe. The colors and patterns are constantly being updated. While there are plenty of more neutral tones, for the workout fanatic who loves to stand out, it’s leopard all the way. Need some more inspiration? Take a look at this guide of 60 Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.
Sparkly sports bra
You don’t need to wait for cocktail hour to sparkle with Phat Buddah’s one-size-fits-all (it somehow manages to be at once super stretchy and flattering) sparkly Greenwich sports bra.
There are so many delicious zoodle recipes, but the work can be arduous. Cut prep time to mere minutes with the BLACK+DECKER Spiraluxe 6-in-1 Electric Spiralizer. Make sure you know these 10 etiquette rules for gift giving.
Healthy grilling year-round
Eating healthy doesn’t need to be bland or take a lot of time. Use the George Foreman Multi-Plate & Grill to whip up a waffle or to grill lean cuts of protein.
Insoles are one of the most undervalued tools to alleviate foot pain—and it’s worth splurging on effective ones. If the athlete in your life can’t afford the custom route, check out Superfeet Go Premium Pain Relief Insoles for more comfortable workouts every time. Don’t miss this gift guide for the ultimate Disney lover in your life.
Reusable water bottle
You already know the many benefits of staying hydrated, especially when working out. The Aladdin water bottle keeps your water (or whatever else you hydrate with…) ice cold for up to 18 hours! These are the best gifts to give from every state in America!
Bright night light
The battery-free Million Mile Light illuminates up to 200 meters (218 yards), powered solely by the motion of its wearer (the light releases renewable energy with each step taken). You’ll never twist your ankle on that uneven pavement again.
Rose gold juicer
When it comes to juicers it doesn’t get more stylish than one that’s rose gold—see for yourself with HUROM H-AA Rose Gold Slow Juicer. HUROM also happens to be the leader when it comes to juicing, so expect this investment to pay off for years to come. The Slow Juicer can help you whip up healthy fruit and vegetable juices, nut, soy, and tofu milks, and natural ice cream.
AI personal trainer
VI is the perfect gift for the tech- and data-savvy fitness lover. It’s the first voice-activated, AI personal trainer that gives users a personalized and humanized responsive experience, with running, walking, and cycle coaching in real-time based on its users own fitness data, including heart rate, steps, cadence, elevation, and sleep patterns. It’s all compiled and analyzed through VI’s bio-sensing in-ear headphones and the user’s mobile data to give feedback your exerciser can actually use to improve his or her fitness. Here are 40 more cool tech gifts you may just want to keep for yourself.
Relieve muscle pain and soreness after a tough workout or training session with the Classic from Tiger Tail.
Sporty lace-up tank
If you’re going straight from Zumba or something else relatively low impact to after-work drinks or brunch with the girls, check out Tobi All About Me Lace Up Tank. Check out these brilliant gifts for every zodiac sign.
Anyone with a tendency to sweat a lot will appreciate Arctic Cool, a line of fitness apparel that has cooling technology built right into the fabric. As your body starts to sweat, the fabric begins to cool down to help keep you comfortable.
These Booty bands are the perfect way to stay fit on the go. Each bag comes with a set of three resistance loops—light, medium, and heavy—so you can up your intensity as you progress through the workouts outlined in the guide cards that come with this set. Make sure you know which gift cards to buy that people actually want!
Cropped leggings with pockets
Fitness minimalists will love FlipBelt Crops. The workout pants have front and rear pockets to allow you to store cash, cards, your cell phone, and other valuables. They’ve also got an internally secured key hook.
Snow bunny basic
Anyone who’s a winter sport enthusiast knows that the key to staying warm is layering. To that end, Sweaty Betty makes some of the best base layers, all of which marry style with function. Don’t miss the chance to buy these 23 holiday gifts that give back.
High fashion sneaks
For those looking to get the designer look for “less,” there’s the PUMA X Sophia Webster collection, which includes the luxury footwear designer’s take on a sneaker.
Wellness advice for life
With a long list of products and initiatives slated for 2018 (from retreats to snack lines) F-Factor founder Tanya Zuckerbrot is on her way to being the next Jenny Craig. You’ll see why when you pick up her book, which is more about being healthy as a permanent lifestyle adjustment than just a temporary fix. Her food journal is another helpful tool for those serious about reaching their health goals. If your loved one is a bookworm, consider buying one of these 20 best coffee table books.
Courtesy Tough Girl Beauty Basics
Perfect for your on-the-go fitness buddy, Tough Girl Beauty Basics’ Gym Enthusiast Makeup Kit has all the products necessary to keep you fresh-faced during and after your workout. The convenient packaging is easily portable, and the products are designed to last through your tough sweat sessions, so you can do the running, not your makeup. Next, shop for these 15 hidden gems on Amazon for your friends and family.
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