It’s that time of year again, when the masses swarm the malls and shopping centers to buy gifts for friends and loved ones. During the many holiday shopping outings, you may find yourself pondering what to get the fitness enthusiast in your life. Let’s be honest for a second and understand that this person is going to be more enthused by some resistance bands or blender than some patterned scarf you purchased on a whim.
Some fitness enthusiasts don’t actually engage in physical activity. There are those who simply enjoy wearing athletic attire because they are most comfortable in those clothes, and that’s perfectly acceptable. They may also want to make it seem like they workout at the gym, even when don’t. Despite the person’s level of fitness, there are unique gifts that almost every fitness enthusiast can enjoy.
#1: A Foam Roller
The packaging of this gift may be a direct giveaway, but you can always disguise it by wrapping it in a random box. Since one of the most important aspects of fitness is recovery, a wise gift to purchase is a foam roller. There are trigger point grid foam rollers, firm foam rollers, vibrating foam rollers, and soft foam rollers. The trigger point grid foam roller is excellent for myofascial release, increased range of motion, and flexibility.
#2: Running Gloves
Some people like to run outside even if it is below 32 degrees F and snow is on the ground. The weather is no match for a serious runner, but a serious runner requires serious gear. Running gloves are lightweight water resistant gloves that help to block wind chill during a run. These gloves also prevent the hands from becoming dry or cracked.
#3: Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Water is life, especially for someone who is getting plenty of exercise. A stainless steel reusable water bottle is one of the best ways to reduce plastic bottle waste and ensure that you maintain sufficient water intake. We recommend getting a wide-mouth bottle in case your fitness friend enjoys putting ice in the water. You can also include a couple bottle tops for hot or cold beverages.
#4: Wireless Headphones
Wires have almost become a thing of the past in this forward-thinking Bluetooth technological age we live in. Honestly, though, wires can get in the way during your workouts, especially if you are picking up weights or getting on machines in the gym. A new pair of wireless headphones may be the perfect gift for your fitness friend.
#5: An Epsom Salt Soak
Available online and in various beauty stores, Epsom salts are perfect gifts that help to promote the swift recovery of overworked muscles. The magnesium is absorbed by the skin during a bath, and this helps to reduce inflammation, soreness, and contributes to lubricated joints.
#6: Thinksport Yoga Mat
This isn’t your average yoga mat, people. This yoga is made without latex, rubber, and toxic materials, including BPA, PVC, phthalates, biologically toxic chemicals, and dioxins. The double-sided mat provides excellent cushion and the non-slip nature helps you maintain balance during poses.
#7: Acumobility Ball
This is the ultimate recovery tool for anyone who is always on the go. If the person is dealing with any muscle pains and requires a stability ball and massager, this product is the perfect hybrid of both of those things. You can place it on the wall, ground, or desk and use it to help accelerate muscle recovery.
#8: Percussive Massager
This gift has to be for someone you truly love because these can be quite pricy, when compared to the other gifts in this article. Percussive massagers have recently sprung onto the recovery scene because they help to accelerate the growth and repair of muscle tissues. The rapid bursts of pressure help to increase blood circulation and break down internal scar tissue.
#9: Gift Certificate To Meal Prep Service
Most fitness enthusiasts maintain a strict diet and rarely veer from what they are supposed to eat. Luckily for you, there are meal prep delivery services that have vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, or whole 30 friendly meals. Get them a gift certificate and they can get a week’s worth of meals to try out the service.
#10: Personal Blender
Not everybody wants the giant blender because they don’t want have the space or don’t want to use it all the time. A personal blender is the perfect gift because the blender cup can be taken on the go. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to the blender, blend them until smooth, remove it from the blender base, replace the blade with the screw top, and off you go. It can also be used to make dressings and will keep the dressings fresh in the fridge!