Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Enthusiast
Photo Credit: Withings
The days are quickly passing by this holiday season and it’s possible you still have friends and family members who still need presents. If one of the people on your list is the person who plans their weekend around long endurance runs, encourages you to sign up for the earliest morning spin class or often responds to texts with “just walking into the gym,” then this is the list for you!
We’ve rounded up these ideas for the fitness enthusiast in your life—gifts they are sure to love and put to good use before, during and after their workout.
1. Fitbit Alta HR, by Fitbit
For the always on and on-the-go, this super sleek and fashionable fitness wearable includes heart rate and sleep insights. With an easy-to-read but discrete face, and interchangeable bands for any outfit, this is a wearable your gift receiver can really wear all the time.
2. Body+ Wi-Fi Scale, by Withings
For the goal setter, this scale coaches, rewards and records all data automatically. Providing insight into trends and nutrition tracking, equipping individuals with the knowledge to achieve the goals they’ve been setting. We won’t tell anyone, but this is a great self-gift too and the scale automatically recognizes and holds data for up to 8 unique users.
3. Tarah Headphone, by Jaybird
For the runner and adventurer, wireless smart headphones have come a long way! These streamlined and minimalist headphones are fully weatherproof and have a 6-hour battery life, powering daily long runs and any workout or weekend exploration.
For the ultra-hydrator or the one who needs to work on their daily count. This water bottle glows to remind users to drink, making sure they drink enough and meet their daily hydration goal.
5. Pilates Wheel COR or DLX, by PilatesWheel
For the class-goer or Pilates reformer lover in your life. 2018 saw a rise in classes like [solidcore], and other classes that use the Pilates reformer machine. But at $32 a class, this can often be a difficult love to maintain. The PilatesWheel provides the perfect alternative—a portable, accessible and affordable version that can provide the same workout in the comfort of one’s home.
6. Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, by Under Armour
For any athlete in your life, recovery is key. Anyone can feel like they logged some extra zzzz’s in this sleepwear from Under Armour. The sleepwear, which comes in many varieties for men and women, has Far Infrared—a type of energy that benefits the human body, printed on the inside of the fabric. Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear helps wearers sleep better and recover faster.
7. After The Class Soak, by Pursoma
For the self-care junkie, who properly cares for their body post workout. Everyone loves gifting something you wouldn’t buy for yourself, like this luxurious 100% natural aromatherapy crystal and essential oil bath soak. It replenishes magnesium, which is a vital resource you lose during a serious sweat session and will soothe you as you settle into your body, post workout.
8. Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow, by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
For the foodie, everyone knows what you put into your body has a huge impact on your fitness. This health-filled and whole foods cookbook (that happens to be co-written by 4-time Olympian and 2017 New York City Marathon champion, Shalane Flanagan) is the perfect gift for the fitness and food lover on your list.
And we couldn’t leave out a few bonus stocking stuffers:
Dual Point Massager, by Gaiam
For when the athlete in your life can’t get a massage, but wants to take care of those trigger points and hard to reach places.
Toe Stretchers, by YogaToes
For tired feet after a long run, hard workout or just a long work day!
Socks, by Bombas
For a treat, quality socks can make all the difference in a workout. And these give back!