You can’t choose chocolate or alcohol for the fitness lover in your life, so what do you buy for the health-conscious person?
Maybe the latest gadget, a different way to workout or a new tool for post-workout recovery.
To help we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for fitness lovers, including inspiration specifically for men and women.
Best Fitness Gifts
1. PlayMakar MVP+ Wireless Percussion System
Speed up their recovery with a deep tissue massage
Wrap up the power of the PlayMakar percussion massager! It’s a handy tool that you can utilize before or after a workout.
Rapid strokes help to loosen your muscles and improve your range of motion to allow a better performance.
For post workout the massager stimulates your blood flow to help reduce your recovery time.
The power really is in your hands as you can choose from six different speed settings, using the responsive touchscreen to adjust, pause and restart your treatment.
Yet what sets PlayMakar apart from the massage gun competition is the ProTip massage heads.
Made from a responsive silica material, they have been created to allow the body to better absorb and reverberate each percussion.
You get ProTips, including the AcuTrigger, ideal for pinpointing those niggling pains that are holding you back.
2. Fitness Dice
Add a little fun to their fitness routine
If you’re looking for a fun fitness stocking stuffer then purchase this set of Fitness Dice.
There are six dice in the set, with different exercises on each one. The final dice you then roll to determine time and repetitions.
Included in the box is also an instruction booklet, to walk the recipient through each challenge, as well as 45,000 possible routines to keep their interest.
Those who purchased the dice found them to be a great tool for motivation, and appreciated the fun they added to their fitness routine.
3. Standing Desk Balance Board
Help them workout while they work!
Forget a simple standing desk, this standing desk balance board does more than just get them upright.
The rubber based balance board actually engages their core and gets their whole body moving as they stand and work.
It provides just enough of a challenge to have an impact, without distracting the user from the day job.
Once they’ve mastered one level they can then add more air to the rubber cushion to step up the difficulty.
In terms of consumer feedback, those who love listening to music appreciated the ability to move as they worked!
4. Therabody SmartGoggles
Smart tech to relax both body and mind
Though the person you’re searching for loves moving their body, they also need to relax to be able to recover and perform at their best.
We recently purchased a pair as a Father’s Day gift and they were greatly appreciated!
Slip on the SmartGoggles and choose from three customizable modes, Focus, SmartRelax and Sleep, all of which use a combination of vibration, massage and heat.
When you opt for SmartRelax mode, you get a personalized vibration pattern designed to soothe your mind and relax your body.
Bluetooth capabilities mean you can also access multi sensory sound therapy experiences in the Therabody app.
Perfectly portable, they fold up easily for use wherever you are, plus they have the potential to last for 150 minutes when fully charged.
Shopping for someone who works at home on a laptop all day? These SmartGoggles will give their eyes the break they deserve.
5. Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal and Planner for Workouts, Weight Loss and Exercise
Space to track 12 weeks of workouts
Fitness journaling is a great way to track your performance and see improvements in your own fitness level.
After taking a look at the fitness journals on the market, the Fitlosophy Fitbook is one of the best.
You get space to track 12 weeks of workouts, motivational fitness quotes, as well as pages to reward progress and reflect on your week.
It doesn’t matter if you workout at home or take tons of gym classes, this journal will still work for you.
Fitness lovers really appreciated the simplicity, as they could see at a glance how food and other activities really helped them perform at their best.
Many had tried numerous fitness apps, but felt this journal was more effective at holding them accountable.
6. Aku Ball
Acupressure therapy in the palm of your hand
Tense muscles and tight joints can seriously hinder your workout.
Give someone you love a tool to help release that tension before or after exercise, by wrapping up the Aku Ball.
The Aku Ball uses acupressure therapy (which can be effective for sports injuries) to increase blood flow and improve circulation.
Covered in 656 metal spikes made from copper, nickel, silver, iron and zinc, the ball can be rolled anywhere on the body.
Love the spikes but need more?
8. Lululemon Studio Mirror
The ideal gift for the at-home fitness lover
Bring the energy of a pumping cardio workout class straight into their living room, with the Mirror from Lululemon Studio.
Fitness stats show that increasing numbers of people are working out at home.
The Mirror takes home workouts to the next level, by bringing the class, personal trainer and atmosphere into the home.
Once in use, your loved one will have access to over 10,000 classes including live daily sessions.
Thanks to the clever camera technology, the screen also monitors your performance and shows daily metrics based on the goals you set.
Taught by world-class fitness experts, you can pay for additional services including 1 on 1 training.
For someone who works from home, this is the ultimate fitness gift for the holidays!
9. Stealth Core Trainer
Turn boring planks in to a full gaming experience
The Stealth Core Gamer Interactive Trainer is a popular fitness gift, and ideal for someone who is focused on developing their abs.
It may initially look like a standard core trainer however it incorporates Gameplay Technology, which allows you to use your abs as the joystick!
Enjoy a full on gaming experience while you keep fit and get a stronger core and back, targeting 29 core muscles in less than 3 minutes each day.
They can simply focus on giving their brain and body a workout or build their point score and climb up the worldwide leader board.
In terms of practicalities it works with both iOS and Android devices, and fits any size of smartphone.
It’s also suitable for kids and adults, so could turn in to a fun family game.
Are you up to the challenge? Can you beat the competition?
10. Imenseas Hand Grip Strengthener 7 Pack
Handy tools for strength and distraction
Place the Imenseas pack of grip strengthening tools on someone’s desk who’s working from home.
They can not only build strength, but these tools are also a positive way to keep someone’s mind busy if they’re suffering with anxiety.
In the pack you get a hand strengthening grip ring, finger exerciser, finger stretchers, adjustable hand gripper and stress relief grip ball.
Made from high-quality materials they’re suitable for people of all abilities, and ideal for building hand and finger strength in athletes.
Fans of this hand strengthening pack loved the variety of tools, and also the neat drawstring bag it ships with!
11. TRX All-In-One Suspension Training: Bodyweight Resistance System
Take full body workout equipment wherever you go
TRX’s suspension training system is a brilliant gift for someone who loves working out wherever they are.
Take these training straps and anchor them to anything, a post, beams at home, even a tree if you’re shopping for someone who enjoys the great outdoors.
It can work for both beginners and serious athletes, and offers real variety as they can be used in so many different ways.
Push, plank, pull, squat, lunge, hinge, rotate – it’s all the exercise equipment you could need for the seven foundational moves.
When your loved one unwraps the bodyweight resistance system, they’ll find the training straps, indoor and outdoor anchors and a mesh pouch to store everything.
It also ships with a 35 page workout book to help them get the most from the equipment.
12. WOD Nation Speed Jump Rope
A fast and stable jump rope tailored to you
The clever design of the WOD Nation Speed Jump Rope can really help you up your jump rope game!
It’s a fast and stable rope helping the user to avoid the time wasted through inaccurate swings, perfect for people who workout regularly.
You can customize the rope with a wire cutter to get the optimum length, plus you get a spare cable included to give you an extra option.
The company is in fact so confident you’ll love it, that it comes with a lifetime guarantee!
Users in the CrossFit exercise community reported great results from using the rope.
Plus it comes in many different colors so it’s a present that’s both stylish and practical.
Fitness Gifts for Women
1. Theragun mini
A mini massager with massive power
Here at The Good Body, we’ve always been big fans of the Theragun range.
However one downside has been that Theragun didn’t really have an affordable percussion massager option.
The Theragun mini changes all that.
It opens the Theragun range up to a whole new market, with the mini making the perfect gift for someone focused on self-care.
This super portable percussion massager is small enough to be thrown in your bag for the gym or to take on vacation. In fact, this 2nd generation version of the mini is 30% lighter than the original, weighing just 1lb.
Yet don’t underestimate the mini when it comes to force.
It powers up to 12mm into the muscle, with a range of different speed settings to choose from, controllable through the Therabody app.
You get three attachments made from closed-cell PU foam, including the Dampener, ideal for a firm yet gentle treatment.
Theragun describe how after using the massager, the muscle tension will just melt away, ideal for releasing knots or tightness after a workout.
2. Lululemon Release and Recover Ball Set
A set of massage balls to target every muscle group
This massage ball set is the perfect fitness gift, with three balls of different sizes.
With this mix of sizes, she can target small, medium and large muscles groups.
Thanks to the dense foam and rubber blend, they’re durable and textured to target stubborn knots, and create a more satisfying massage experience.
Shipping with a handy bag, they’re ideal for women who love to travel.
Plus Lululemon are a trusted name in the fitness world. They have ensured that these balls don’t just perform well, they also look good with an abstract black and white design.
3. BalanceFrom 2" Thick Tri-Fold Folding Exercise Mat
A versatile exercise mat you can fold away
We’ve all found ourselves at home a lot more over the past few years, so give someone a comfortable place to workout.
BalanceFrom’s folding exercise mat is seriously versatile.
It’s perfect for a yogi or for any other type of at home workout. Simply fold out the mat and you have 6 feet to exercise.
Made from a strong and high-density foam, you can be sure that your joints are protected from the hard floor.
It’s moisture resistant too, so you can clean it easily to keep the surface fresh and hygienic.
With four different colors to choose from, the 3-panel design means it’s easily transported and stored away.
4. Massaging Soap Set
A soapy shower massage for the one you love!
A post workout shower feels great for muscle recovery.
Gift this set of massaging soaps and your loved one can enjoy a therapeutic massage as they freshen up.
Specially shaped for grip, they glide across the muscles to ease soreness and release any tension.
Made from natural ingredients, they smell incredible with relaxing scents of chamomile, menthol and lavender.
Created in Nebraska, they should last for up to 21 uses each and ship in an attractive sisal bag.
5. Power Yoga for Athletes: More than 100 Poses and Flows to Improve Performance in Any Sport
Introduce a fitness fanatic to the power of yoga
If your fitness enthusiast doesn’t practice yoga yet, then you need to add this book to your cart.
Whatever exercise they enjoy, this book will demonstrate how their performance can be improved through yoga.
Each chapter looks at a different sport and presents the ideal poses, such as yoga for runners and yoga for golfers.
However you get more than just poses. You get a full body program, with step by step guidance and instructional photography.
Many have described this as an athlete’s secret weapon, and loved how the author talks about yoga in straightforward terms without the spiritual angle.
6. Dock & Bay Cooling Sports Towel
A quick-drying towel for any activity
When you’ve worked up a real sweat you need the cool touch of this Dock & Bay sports towel.
Containing dual layered cooling technology, with added jade stone, it can stay cool for an incredible six hours.
All you have to do is wet the towel and squeeze away the excess water, then simply snap and shake the fabric and it will cool to 59°F.
Made from 100% recycled materials, it’s perfect for storing in your bag for after a run or gym class.
8. Recover & Unwind Athlete’s Box
A trio of tools to help her recover
Another great tool for workout recovery is this Recover & Unwind Athlete’s Box.
In this set she’ll have everything she needs to relax her body ready for the next fitness adventure!
Firstly there is a tube of bath salts, containing a blend of calming essential oils — bergamot, lavender and sandalwood.
Once inside her relaxing hot bath she can use the patchouli and sage scented soap to nourish her skin.
Finally she can glide on the muscle rub, made from an indulgent blend of clove, ginger and sweet marjoram oils.
What a beautiful way to relax and unwind, even without a workout first!
9. Lululemon My Level 2.0 Bag
Give her gym bag an upgrade
We’ve mentioned before that Lululemon are a trusted name in the fitness world, so what better brand to choose for a workout bag.
This On My Level design is perfect whether she’s a passionate yogi, obsessed with the gym or loves running after work.
Designed for on the move, it has a buckle closure and interior pockets for storing all her workout essentials, including a water bottle.
Available in three different distinctive colors, it’s sure to be a present she loves!
Fitness Gifts for Men
1. Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Give him nine hours of uninterrupted listening time
Swap his old headphones for these Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones.
With extended range and fewer dropouts (thanks to the Apple H1 Headphone Chip), he can enjoy his favorite music or podcast while he stays fit.
The built-in mic allows him to also take calls, so his workout never needs to be interrupted.
Lasting for an incredible nine hours when fully charged, they even have a Fast Fuel function meaning with just a five minute charge they’ll last for 90 minutes.
Those who own the earphones rave about the quality of the design and sound, appreciating the quick charging when they’re about to head out of the door on a run!
2. Mission Farms CBD Joint and Muscle Gel
Icy-hot treatment for workout recovery
CBD is so popular right now, with many skincare companies adding the health-boosting oil to their products.
Research is still limited, but early indications suggest that it’s a powerful remedy for pain management.
Mission Farms is the gold standard of CBD products.
Unlike other companies that simply add a trace of CBD, Mission Farms lets you choose how much you want to include (and they’re all significant amounts!).
Their joint and muscle gel comes in a 4 oz. pump and includes either 300mg, 1200mg or 2400mg of CBD.
And this is no ordinary CBD.
Mission Farms grow their hemp organically in nutrient-rich, volcanic soil in Oregon.
This joint and muscle gel, with CBD content, is really powerful and helps to reduce pain and inflammation following a workout.
People described how fast and efficient the gel was, particularly for muscle aches and pains.
3. PowerDot 2.0 Duo
Take his workout to the next level
For the fitness lover who really wants to gain the edge and step up their training, there’s the PowerDot electric muscle stimulator.
But this is no ordinary muscle stimulator, it connects to your smartphone instead of requiring a separate unit.
PowerDot’s company CEO claims that the muscle stimulation technique is one of the best kept secrets of top athletes who want to improve their performance.
Simply attach the electrodes where directed then choose from 10 different preset programs or customize your settings.
The programs stimulate the muscles for both exercise preparation and recovery, plus your fitness buff can push their limits with programs for strength, resistance and endurance.
PowerDot’s app also tracks and records your therapies to help you find the right option every time.
It works to increase blood circulation and direct tension away from the muscles to help you perform better, recover faster and stay at optimum fitness.
4. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Say goodbye to 15 sets of dumbbells
Swap 15 sets of dumbbells for just one with the clever technology of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells, another great gift idea for people who love working out.
Simply turn a dial on the dumbbells to move between 5 and 52lbs. You can save space in your workout area and the wider weight range means you can do both light and heavy exercises.
If you’re looking for gifts for fitness lovers who want to build strength then this is a fantastic option as the dumbbells are well made allowing for a smoother lift off and better grip.
Plus you get a Bowflex SelectTech App with the dumbbells to track and record your training.
5. TriggerPoint Grid Vibe Plus Four-Speed Vibrating Foam Roller
Add power to your foam roller
Another gift idea for the fitness junkie is the TriggerPoint Grid Vibe Plus Four-Speed Vibrating Foam Roller.
This foam roller offers more than the standard as it’s cordless and rechargeable so it can be used both at home and while at work or the gym.
It has four different vibration settings and the compact size of the roller means it gives deeper and more targeted relief where it’s needed.
The clever design of the roller moves blood and oxygen throughout the muscles to relieve pain and help muscles recover following exercise.
Research shows that foam rollers can help to improve athletic performance, so combine that with the vibration and your gym goer is on track to peak fitness.
7. The LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle
A bacteria-battling water bottle
Reusable water bottles are good for the planet, however if you’re shopping for someone who loves working out, then chances are they already have one.
But do they have a self-cleaning bottle?
Water bottles you can reuse are a breeding ground for bacteria if you don’t wash them regularly.
The LARQ bottle uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria.
Available in different colors and sizes, you can have pure water in 60 seconds. Simply press a button on the bottle and germs are eradicated.
Then while your loved one is busy working out, the bottle will clean itself every two hours to keep their water tasting fresh.
Plus proceeds from each bottle sold is donated to 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organisation that strives to tackle some of the world’s biggest environmental issues.
8. Gaiam Home Gym Kit
Help him start his own home gym
Turn his man cave into an at-home gym with this set of workout equipment.
He’ll get so many different tools, including push-up bars, ideal for bodyweight exercises, that can help you build muscle without lifting weights.
There is also an ab wheel, allowing you to train your entire core by getting your muscles working in harmony.
Plus there’s a jump rope and multi-use resistance cord.
Shopping for someone who needs a little help to get started? This fitness gift set includes an exercise guide to help him get the most from each tool.
9. Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager
A foot massager ideal for active feet!
If there was a foot massager made for a fitness lover, it would have to be the Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine.
Set at a 90 degree angle, this device allows you to enjoy a more natural seated position, rather than the upright posture most foot spas demand.
This means that both your feet and calves can enjoy the treatment — ideal if your loved one is a runner or cyclist.
With air compression, heat and vibration available, all settings are completely customizable, putting him in control!
Looking for more gift inspiration?
We’ve put together a gift guide for people who love working out, that is sure to give you a few more ideas for the holidays!