We all have a gym rat or health nut on our list this season.
When it comes to gift giving, I was always raised to believe “it’s the thought that counts.” In other words, it’s not about how much you spend, but rather the sentiment behind the gift. That’s why it’s important to take a moment to consider the recipient. A special present should reflect his or her interests and pay homage to your relationship. So if you’ve got an exercise enthusiast on your Christmas list, consider yourself in luck. Your options are just about endless, so we’ve narrowed it down to 20 of our favorite fitness-themed gifts at virtually every price point.
Fit Simplify Resistance Bands
Resistance bands pack a lot of punch but take up very little space, which makes them a wonderful stocking stuffer for the small-apartment dweller or the avid traveller.
$10.95 | amazon.com
Fitness Tracker & Food Journal
Sometimes the low-tech methods still work best to keep track of your routine and progress.
$13.29 | amazon.com
Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Odor Hiking Socks
With a three-dimensional design and moisture-wicking and bacteria-inhibiting technology, these socks are the high-performance fitness socks of the future.
$13.99 – $23.99 | amazon.com
The Original Stretch-Out Strap
Even experienced athletes find it challenging to get a proper stretch without the assistance of a personal trainer. The Stretch-Out Strap helps you go deep-tissue even if you’re playing solo.
$15.95 | amazon.com
Organix Magnesium Chloride Epsom Salts
A good soak helps take away the pain of an over-enthusiastic workout.
$21.99 | amazon.com
Jack Black Dry-Down Powder
Talc-free and gently scented with green tea and lavender, this cornstarch powder helps keep athletes fresh and chafe-free before and after the gym.
$22 | sephora.com
Women’s Performance Cushion Socks
Socks might have a bad reputation as a last-minute drugstore gift, but these high-tech workout socks will keep the gym rat on your list happy (and foot-odor free).
$23.99 – $24.99 | amazon.com
Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale
Anyone who puts in their time at the gym wants to track their progress, and a digital scale is a great way to measure it.
$25.99 | amazon.com
AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbells
Neoprene coating makes for an improved grip, and the brightly colored dumbbells make fitness fun.
$28.49 | amazon.com
Nike Sculpt Victory Workout Leggings
Of course regular workouts and a sensible diet are the way to a fit body, but these Nike Sculpt leggings facilitate a long, lean look even for those whose commitment to cardio has temporarily lapsed.
$41.25 (25% off) | macys.com
Nike AirMax Torch Running Sneakers
A shock-absorbing heel and breathable mesh upper of these Nike sneaks will help your favorite runner across the finish line.
$63.74 (25% off) | macys.com
Nike Men’s Fleece Joggers & Hoodie
Nike’s enduring “Just Do It” logo is still the best in the biz–and the best in the gym.
Joggers: $45 (25% off) | macys.com
Hoodie: $70 | macys.com
WelleCo Nourishing Protein
For those who are trying to cut down on their intake of animal proteins, WelleCo’s products are a godsend. This chocolate protein powder is deliciously organic, vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free, and comes in a pretty white glass caddy was designed by Australian artist Jasper Dowding.
$70 | sephora.com
The remarkable new technology of the Ninja FreshVac removes air from the blending canister, so your smoothie or juice can sit in the fridge all night without oxodizing.
$121.99 (20% off) | macys.com
LNow Fitness Bike
Not everyone likes to get their sweat on at the gym, and winter weather can make an outdoor workout ill-advised. But a commercial-quality fitness bike is the best of both worlds.
$879 | amazon.com