I LOVE giving unique and trendy fitness gifts for fitness lovers during the holidays, especially Christmas.
Anything I can do to make a gym lovers workout routine more challenging, more efficient and more fun is always a plus.
A gift for a fitness lover shows that you care about the health and well-being of another. You want that person to be strong, full of energy, and in position to take care of their physical and mental health.
If a person discovers that they can fly through the air with TRX straps, listen to music with the highest quality headphones, and do so in the most comfortable set of fitness attire, then I am a happy camper.
A new piece of workout gear could very well be exactly what your special someone is looking for during their special occasion, and if its nearing the end of the year, it could start someone on the right path towards their New Years Resolutions.
What Do You Get a Fitness Lover?
It can be hard to find the perfect gift for a fitness lover.
A fitness lover is going to want a gift that will make their workout shorter, more challenging, more fun, and more efficient. The gym lover is going to want something that’s portable, durable, functional, and adds a new element of fun or difficulty to their exercise routine.
Whether the gift is for a fitness lover, yoga lover, or a gym freak in general, they are going to love anything that can get them motivated and moving.
So, without further ado, add these to your unique gift ideas to your fitness gift basket:
30 Unique Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers
GIFTS FOR FITNESS LOVERS
#1 Gym Bag
If you’re going to give a gym lover a fitness gift, you might as well put them in a basket fit for the occasion.
Try this durable and light weight gym duffel.
I couldn’t tell you how many times my gym bag has come in handy.
I use it for everything; the gym, vacations, and taking things back and forth to work.
A gym bag will make the perfect gift basket for you to stuff full of holiday or Christmas fitness gifts.
Try this sporty gym duffel.
With 2 zippered pockets, quality mesh material, and an adjustable shoulder strap, this quality gym bag could be exactly what your looking for.
#2 Fitness Journal
If you’re not keeping track of your progress and documenting your results, then you’re unlikely to achieve your goals.
Get a good quality fitness journal and make sure you never miss a beat.
Grab this daily activity and fitness tracker and get the story started.
One of the best ways to keep yourself accountable is through a personal assistant.
The Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch does just that.
This particular model tracks heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, plays music, and has a built in Alexa.
Keep yourself or your significant other acocuntable and add one to their fitness gift basket.
FITNESS GIFTS FOR HER
#4 Ab Wheel
Who doesn’t want to show off a great set of 6-pack abs?
The ab wheel is one of the easiest devices to help you get those chiseled, wash board abs.
Gym lovers will love this, gym freaks will need this.
Use the LAFENI Ab Roller just a few minutes a day and feel the burn.
#5 Smoothie Blender
Is your significant other constantly worried about their health?
Give her a quality smoothie blender so she can pack it full of fruits and vegetables.
The Ninja Professional 72 oz. blender is great for frozen drinks, smoothies, crushing ice, and making your protein intake a cinch.
#6 Handheld Massage Gun
If you work out a lot, there’s a good chance you will also be sore a lot.
One of the best fitness gifts for a gym freak is a massage gun.
Reduce the pain, lengthen the muscle and relax with this Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun.
The powerful motor helps to rejuvenate sore and achy muscles sending waves of relaxation and relief throughout the body.
FITNESS GIFTS FOR MEN
What’s a workout without a good set of dumbbells? A fitness lover’s delight, add dumbbells to your fitness gift basket.
I use dumbbells in at least 50% of my lifts.
I look for dumbbells with quality, easy to hold grips, and ones that can easily stack.
A great set of adjustable dumbbells made just for men are the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells.
These dumbbells adjust from 5 to 52.5 pounds and rapidly let you switch from one to another, eliminating the need for multiple dumbbells cluttering your workout area.
#8 Protein Powder
One of the best gifts for a fitness lover is protein. I don’t go a day without getting consuming some protein powder.
I look for quality brands at a reasonable price.
My go-to protein powder is the 5 lb. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder.
Even with a variety of flavors, I always go for the double rich chocolate – my favorite.
#9 Sparring Gloves
If your fitness freak runs a bit hot, let them take their aggression out with a quality set of sparring gloves.
A stylish set of Xinluying Punch Bag Taekwondo Karate Gloves could do just the trick.
Along with the gloves, you might offer a gym membership to your local sparring studio.
… Or maybe you could join along as his training partner?
FITNESS GIFTS FOR MOM
#10 Resistance Bands
If your mom is a bit on the brittle side, it might be best to get her a fitness gift that’s easy on the joints, but still gives her a great workout.
A simple set of Walito Resistance Bands could do the trick.
With 3 levels of resistance, these bands help strengthen the hips, and shape and tone the booty and legs.
This particular set also comes with a 3-year warranty.
#11 Exercise Balls
Another great way to get your gym loving mom to exercise could be with an exercise ball.
You can use it for abs, legs, mobility drills, and to strengthen the core as she sits.
Trideer produces good sturdy exercise ball.
It’s thick, anti-slip, anti-burst and comes with its own pump.
Rest assured, this one also comes with a 30-day no hassle return and 12-month warranty.
#12 Neck Massager
After your mom gets your workout done, she’s obviously going to need a neck massage.
One particular neck massage model by RESTECK comes with heated pads and can be used on the neck or back areas.
This neck massager will help to alleviate her muscle and joint pain, and can even be used on the go.
FITNESS GIFTS FOR DAD
Dad might be a little harder to please, depending on his current workout routine.
One piece of equipment that might impress him would be the TRX suspension straps.
Although this may look easy on the outside, these straps can give a challenging workout to someone of any fitness level; all you have to do is vary the angle of pull or push.
I use these all the time with my clients and myself and they provide for a fun and versatile workout.
Use the TRX straps for rows, pushups, lunges, planks, and many other exercises.
#14 Exercise Bike
If your dad has high blood pressure, and is generally resistant to cardio, an exercise bike in front of the tv might be the best thing to get him off the couch and moving.
Grab him the YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike for Christmas.
It’s slick, easy to adjust, and could make working out fun for a person as stubborn as your dad.
#15 Squeeze Ball/Hand Therapy Stress Ball
Another way to lower your fathers blood pressure is with a Serenilite Hand Therapy Stress Ball.
One study of 30 adults who did five 3-minute bouts of isometric handgrip exercise at 30% maximum contraction, performed 3 times a week for 10 weeks saw a significant drop in blood pressure.
Participants saw a reduction of 10 mmHg systolic blood pressure and 5mmHg diastolic blood pressure.
Check 29 more ways to lower your blood pressure naturally here.
Just don’t forget to throw a stress ball in for him to go to town on at work when the going gets tough.
It just might save his life.
YOGA GIFTS FOR HER
#16 Instructional Yoga Mat
What’s yoga without a yoga mat?
A great Christmas gift for finess lovers that I would like to recommend is the NewMe Fitness Instructional Yoga Mat.
It’s easy to use, non-slip, is stacked with 70 illustrated poses, no instruction necessary, and will fit easily into a yoga gift backet.
Yoga is about comfort and relaxation.
Throw a pair of leggings into your fitness gift basket and give the gift of serenity for that birthday or Christmas celebration.
Grab a simple, stretchy, high waist pair of IUGA yoga pants with pockets and make yoga a comfortable and relaxing exercise experience.
#18 Yoga Wheel
One hot new trend in the yoga world is through the use of a Dharma Yoga Wheel.
Superior quality, high strength material, and thick comfy padding make the yoga wheel a necessity for your yoga gift basket.
The yoga wheel gives you the opportunity to put your body into a deeper and more challenging stretch, increasing your mobility and flexibility.
The wheel even comes with a free ebook describing 16 soothing and rejuvenating poses.
YOGA GIFTS FOR HIM
#19 Indo Yoga Board
Is yoga too easy?
Try adding a little spice to the workout with the INDO BOARD Yoga Board, a perfect gift to put in your yoga gift basket.
This particular board comes with 3 yoga cushions simulating a paddleboard in the water while increasing muscle activation through its imbalanced nature.
The yoga board is made from sustainable, cabinet-grade birch and is starting to be found in different yoga studios worldwide.
#20 Yoga Dice
Having a hard time trying to pick your next yoga move?
Use the Chronicle Books Yoga Dice.
Great for trainers and clients who want to switch up their yoga routine, this group of 7 yoga dice feature seated, standing, balancing, and twisting yoga poses, all packed in a portable and flashy dice holder.
#21 Yoga Mat
Show off your style with a yoga mat by Gaiam.
Made for yoga or pilates, this top-rated, lightweight, durable, extra thick mat will make your yoga session comfortable and relaxing.
Roll it up for easy storage and don’t forget to add it to your next yoga gift basket.
FITNESS GIFTS FOR RUNNERS
#22 Quality Running Shoes
A good pair of running shoes can be the difference between an excellent running experience and a horrible one.
Make sure you make your selection wisely, and this Christmas fitness gift could rise above the rest.
Rave reviews and a competitive price make these shoes a great buy for any runner.
Runners run to compete.
They need to track their time and tempo in one way or another.
The Garmin Forerunner is a great addition to any runners repertoire.
What makes this GPS watch one of a kind is its advanced running dynamics features including ground contact time balance, stride length, and vertical ratio.
Any runner would be ecstatic to see this smartwatch in their fitness gift basket.
#24 Foam Roller
If you run marathons, 1/2 marathons, the 10k, or even the 5k, you’re probably sore after.
And what better to come home to than portable massage device.
The 321 STRONG Foam Roller is going to apply medium density, deep tissue myofascial trigger point release.
Use this awesome gift for fitness lovers to lengthen the muscle, relieve pain, and enhance recovery.
CHEAP FITNESS GIFTS
#25 Protein Shaker
Necessary for any fitness freak, it doesn’t get any more inexpensive than with a BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle.
Even though the price is cheap, this protein shaker gets the job done.
Made with quality and safe materials, this simple shaker bottle is an easy addition to any fitness gift basket.
#26 Motivational Fitness Book
A motivational fitness book could be a great gift for a gym lover trying to get a little more physical activity in their lives.
Get the book: Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body and add it to your fitness gift basket.
Informative and science based, a book like this could get the couch potato up and running.
#27 Water Bottle
A water bottle might seem like a no-brainer, but some actually have a lot of unique perks that make the water drinking experience that much better.
The 32 oz. Embrava Best Sports Water Bottle does just that.
With a fast flow, leak proof lid, non toxic, BPA free design, this water bottle soars above the rest.
It’s designed for the active lifestyle, and easily fits in your car cup holder.
This fitness birthday or Christmas gift could be exactly what the exerciser is looking for.
FITNESS GIFTS FOR GYM LOVERS
#28 Gorilla Bow
A new trendy fitness gift is the Gorilla Bow Portable Home Gym.
The Gorilla bow can go anywhere, combining a weightlifting bar with a resistance band, and able to handle 300 lb. loads.
The bow is made of durable aircraft aluminum, double wall latex, and comes with a 90-day money back guarantee and 2 year warranty.
The gorilla bow is perfect for any gym lover.
#29 Jump Rope
Something that is going to easily fit into your fitness gift basket is a quality set of jump ropes.
Grab this Adjustable Jump Rope with Carrying Pouch and get to moving.
Scorch calories and get those calves in tip top shape.
The adjustable handles make changing speed a breeze.
If you or your gym lover are in the market for a sporty pair of headphones, you’re in luck.
Rounding out the list at #30 is the AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones.
This exclusive sport pack comes with a sport belt, has a long battery life, is completely sweat and waterproof, and provides enhanced audio with more bass and less vibration.
Summary: 30 Unique Gifts for Fitness Lovers
A unique for your significant other can be hard to fill. Hopefully some of these gifts for yoga lovers, gym lovers and fitness freaks help you find what your looking for. Remember, the gift of fitness is a gift towards a healthier happier life.
Keep spreading your message of a healthy lifestyle and let it grow through everyone you meet.
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