For many, Christmas is a time for mince pies and mulled wine, but we all have fitness fans in our lives who favour a five-mile run over a tipple.
From general well-being to unique gear, get your sporty loved ones something they’ll cherish for a long time by looking through this list of Christmas gifts for fitness fanatics.
Here’s a selection of fitness gifts for Christmas 2019.
- Personal Blender
Smoothies are a great way to get your five-a-day and easily add nutrition to your diet. For fitness fanatic that doesn’t have a blender, they could
- Foam Roller
If you want to get your friend a foam roller, but don’t want to give them just a… roll of foam, consider this vibrating foam roller, which has different settings depending on which muscle group the user wants to work. Now that’s relaxation.
- Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
LARQ’s proprietary and patented UV-C LED technology is the most advanced in the world. We’ve done the science to help you drink brilliantly.
For runners, you can’t beat a pair of wireless earbuds for keeping your tunes on the go. Jaybird consistently has the top in-ear headphones for runners, and it doesn’t hurt that this model is often on sale.
- Gym Bag
No matter what your workout game is — yoga, weight-lifting, running, spinning — this bag can fit it all. It’s a great size to carry a mat, towel, extra clothes, and everything else you need to take to the gym with you. Plus, it has a designated compartment for your stinky, sweaty shoes.
- Fitness Dice
Workouts can get a bit… boring after a while. This set of fitness dice will help keep things interesting and push gym-goers out of the routine every once in a while.
- Resistance Band Set
My mom is a physical therapist, and she swears by resistance bands, even for the most casual of exercisers. This set comes with a door anchor for easy use, as well.
- Running Armband
For people who like to bring their music on the go, a running armband is a necessary part of your gym bag. This one isn’t too pricey but will fit your phone plus keys, credit cards, and a little cash.
- Yoga Mat
Even if your bestie isn’t much of a yogi, the benefits of a yoga mat are endless. Who doesn’t need a clean, cushioned place to do crunches or planks, or just a spot to lie on the floor at the end of a long day? This mat comes in a zillion colors and happens to be reversible.
- Grenade Carb Killa Brownie
Not so much a stocking filler as a stocking killa, this low-sugar, high-protein brownie from Grenade is a healthy snack for fitness freaks who need a mid-morning or late afternoon energy boost. With 23g of protein and less than 1.5g of sugar, these might just be the best tasting bars on the market.
- Fitbit Charge 3
The world’s best fitness tracker just got even better. How can that even be, you are probably thinking? Well, the new Gorilla glass and aerospace-grade aluminum case make it tougher, for starters. It can measure your biking, swimming, running, weight training, and yoga workouts. And it is also brighter, lighter, has seven days of battery life, and will connect to your phone. Now all you have to do is take that first step…
Changing in the great wide yonder doesn’t seem like a difficult task until you’re there: if you want to change clothes and not get cold or uncomfortable, dryrobe is the best option available to you. Whether it’s for a camping trip, a festival or maybe going swimming out in nature, a dryrobe is a surprisingly nifty way to keep warm and dry on your next adventure in the great outdoors.
- Exercise Ball
If Pilates is more their vibe then this handy set will make doing a session at home more effective. It includes a resistance ring, resistance band, and an Exer-Soft ball as well as a poster depicting eight illustrated exercises.
- Fitness Leggings
I can pretty much guarantee you that everyone on your list could use a new pair of leggings. These moisture-wicking, compression leggings are a great pick for your friend who insists on doing the Turkey Trot each year.
- Compression Top
This ultra-tight compression shirt with stretch-mesh underarm panels to deliver strategic ventilation is ideal for working out in the sun as its UPF 30+ protects your skin from the its harmful rays.
- Heart Rate Monitor
If they’re on a mission with their fitness goals then treat them to this heart rate monitor. Once strapped in, they’ll have access to their heart rate and calories burnt.