27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed
We all know the type: Never misses a workout, packs overnight oats in Mason jars, and knows their VO2 max (because, #fitnessgoals). They’re the toughest — and the toughest to shop for — person on your list. But thanks to these editor-backed gift ideas, no one will go home without something they love this year. Whether you’re shopping for a marathoner, meditation junkie or meal prep pro, we have the perfect fit for every fitness lover — and every budget.
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27 Holiday Gift Ideas Fitness Fanatics Will Love
$25 and Under
1. For the Standout Athlete: Comrad Companion Compression Socks ($18)
Not your typical stocking stuffer sock, these knee-high Comrads offer compression to help legs recover after a long day of walking, traveling or putting in work at the gym. Your giftee will love the snug construction (plus moisture-wicking, breathability and anti-odor properties) and stylish design. We love the navy stripes and color-blocking layers — perfect for anyone on your list.
2. For the Healthy Hostess: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate ($24)
Upgrade your typical olive oil or balsamic vinegar giftable, and hand off this turmeric concentrate instead. Handmade in Brooklyn, it packs anti-inflammatory properties plus a flavorful finish when mixed into dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or chocolate truffles. It also creates a cafe-quality turmeric latte. Just blend with equal parts milk for a delightfully spicy sip.
3.For the Aprés-Ski Aficionado: Buff Polar Neckwarmer ($20)
Perfect for powder days, winter runs or even that post-slopes party, this lightweight 100 percent Polartec fleece from Buff provides warmth and quick-drying coverage. Wear it low to get extra air flow carving through the snow, or pull it up for a fuller face mask when temps drop below freezing.
4. For the Dessert Devotee: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar ($20)
Cure dessert cravings with some sweet loose leaf tea. The blend of apple, raisins, brown sugar and almonds makes for a delicious post-meal sip that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. The limited-edition tea also comes in a ready-to-gift ceramic jar, ideal for storing healthy-ish cookies and energy bites once the tea runs out.
5. For the Sensible Cook: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals ($20)
Instead of gifting just another apron to your holiday hostess, take a cue from Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, the YouTube stars of Fit Couple Cooks. In their new cookbook, the couple schools cooks of all levels on how to prep at least 18 meals a week (that’s six meals per person if you’ve got a roomie or S.O.). From cozy comfort foods to Asian take-out, we guarantee your Secret Santa will want to eat these dishes right off the pages.
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$50 and Under
6. For the Race Chaser: Framebridge Race Bib ($26.20)
The runner in your life probably has a collection of medals to show for crossing the finish line, but the race bibs are the special jog down memory lane. Remind your friend, family member or significant other of their accomplishment with a customized race bib frame. Bonus: Marathoners who recently ran the New York City Marathon get a limited-time discount. Use the promo code NEWYORK26 at checkout. The code expires November 30, after which frames will be $39-199.
7. For the Natural Beauty: The Beauty Chef Holiday Boost Set ($45)
Your eco-obsessed BFF is probably already loading up on non-toxic lipsticks, nail polishes and deodorants. But something that might be missing from their green beauty routine: skin boosters. This nourishing set of probiotic elixirs created by Carla Oates, the Beauty Chef herself, includes travel-size bottles of collagen, antioxidant and hydration boosts. Simply add a tablespoon to your smoothie, juice or water to promote healthy hair, skin and nails.
8. For the Connected Outdoors(wo)man: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves ($30)
From the trails to the campsite to the city streets, these Eddie Bauer knit gloves will keep fingers from freezing. They also allow easy phone use (without letting digits go bare), thanks to tech-friendly tips. And the compliment-worthy pattern? This is one present even the person who has everything will want to wear on the reg.
9. For the Goal Getter: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner ($30)
Sometimes productivity and positivity can take a little planning. Enter this journal from Sweaty Betty that features inspirational quotes, meal planning pages, weekly self-reflection, scheduling and more. Consider it the self-made guide to finding something to smile about every. single. day. Oh, and you’ll stay on top of that ever-expanding to-do list, too.
10. For the Globe Trekker: S’well Traveler Oasis ($35)
Everyone needs more water, so why not give the gift of hydration — in a pretty awesome package? The popular stainless steel, BPA-free S’well bottle gets a chic and ergonomic upgrade with this traveler collection, complete with a nature-themed design. The wider spout allows for quick drinking and is big enough to throw in ice, while the bottom boasts an easy-to-hold shape. And you still get S’well’s signature temperature traits: It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
11. For the City Slicker: UA Motivator Tote ($45)
Ever get all the belongings in your bag soaked from rain or snow? Save your gift recipient from the trouble with this sporty bag. Under Armour’s Storm technology will keep goods protected from the elements, while the bag’s construction is big enough to carry gym clothes, pre-packed snacks and more. It also boasts a handy exterior pocket so you can stash your phone for easy access.
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12. For the Nature Lover: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats ($26)
Stand out on the mountain, while protecting our parks with the Headsweats National Park trucker hats collection. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation, so buyers can feel good about helping the planet. Beyond the charity component, these hats look trendy enough to go from trail to brewery, and will keep sun, sweat and sand from sensitive eyes.
$100 and Under
13. For the Zen Guru: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light ($100)
Create the serene environment of a meditation den or yoga studio right at home. This device provides the sight, sound and smells to do it right. Choose from seven different light therapy modes, like a pulsing red illumination to time your breath or a swirling of blue and white to wake you up. Then, opt for music with modes like dream, storm, ocean or nature. And finally, add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad and a silent fan diffuses it throughout the room. Three products in one peaceful package.
14. For the Cycling Urbanite: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack ($80)
If you know a two-wheel commuter or even someone who’s thinking about biking to work, they’ll want to own this bag. Its roomy interior holds all the essentials, including a laptop courtesy of the padded sleeve, and anything you want to keep separate (like a cell or keys) in the convenient front pockets. But the best part: Taking off the shoulder straps, unzipping the back, and tucking them inside, reveals two clips that attach to a bike rack for extra easy transportation. Pedaling to the office or grocery store just got easier — and less sweaty.
15. For the Hottest Yogi: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat ($92)
Who says you can’t be chic when you’re flowing hard? This beautifully designed, limited-edition yoga mat from artist Ashley Mary has your hot yoga needs covered. It features a towel grip fused to the top surface to wick sweat away and provide support during the most difficult poses. And unlike other yoga mats out there, this eKO-based mat is made with non-toxic materials that can be hand-washed with detergent. Like an abstract painting, this modern mat will inspire your yogi to make art out of asanas.
16. For the Active Environmentalist: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip ($80)
Super soft and lightweight, this Cotopaxi jacket will become a new outerwear stable — especially for those who love the great outdoors. Not only does it pack into its own pocket for better portability when temps change from the bottom of the mountain to the top, but each color pattern is limited edition so everyone gets a one-of-a-kind coat. To top it off, every purchase supports nonprofits with a global mission to end poverty and promote adventure. That’s because Cotopaxi donates two percent of its total revenue every year to like-minded organizations around the globe.
17. For the Java Addict: Ember Ceramic Mug ($80)
Keep coffee, lattes, tea and any other winter beverages hot all day long in this electric mug. Paired with the Ember app, it’ll send alerts when the liquids reach the ideal temperature — which also means no more burning the tongue. Simply park it on its charging coaster and it’ll maintain the tastiest temps from morning to evening. (The temperature maintenance only lasts about an hour off the dock.)
18. For the Meal Prepper: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder ($70)
Blenders and crockpots are kitchen time savers, but they don’t compare to a sous chef chopping fruits, veggies and herbs all afternoon. Enter: the Cuisinart all-in-one slicer, shredder and spiralizer. This ultimate cooking multi-tool will turn your farmer’s market haul into Instagram-worthy zucchini ribbons, sweet potato crinkle fries and apple flowers. The large feeding tube allows you to chop larger veggies, like butternut squash, red onions and cucumbers, in seconds. Consider it meal prep magic!
19. For the All-Weather Runner: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight ($90)
Zipping through the cold streets becomes a little more doable with these softer-than-sweatpants, fleece-lined leggings. So cozy, they’re difficult not to lounge in all day, they’ll also keep any runner warm through long, windy miles. These bottoms also have four-way stretch for more flexibility and a back zip pocket to store essentials hands- and fanny pack-free.
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20. For the Caffeinated Camper: BioLite Holiday Bundle ($250)
Calling all coffee connoisseurs and campers alike! Three great brands team up for a gift that gives back — and one that keeps you energized. The limited-edition collab includes BioLite’s KettlePot (pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot), CoffeePress (like a French Press) and the CampStove 2, which offers a smokeless fire for cooking yummy meals in the woods. (It tucks right into the KettlePot for better transport.) The bundle also comes with MiiR’s 12-ounce camp cup — complete with a trackable charity component. This mug will keep your also-included four-pack of portable pour-over Kuju coffee nice and hot.
21. For the Spin Class Hero: Trek FX 1 Bike ($400)
This hybrid bike is great for cruising city streets and country roads, plus it’s totally beginner cyclist-friendly — including studio spinsters ready to take their skills outside. The lightweight construction and upright handlebars make it comfortable to ride and easy to maneuver, especially for newbie riders. It even has a bluetooth sensor attached to track routes and other fitness stats.
22. For the Tree Hugger: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($219)
Two must-haves for a weekend among the trees — in one comfy product. This hammock-turned-tent is surprisingly simple to assemble and offers a relaxing place to rest your head, courtesy of the sturdy tension lines. It has a mesh canopy to keep bugs out, a removable rain cover to battle bad weather, an interior pocket to hold a phone or water bottle and a large entrance to seamlessly slip in and out. Just want to lounge in the backyard? Flip it over for a more traditional hammock sans overlay.
23. For the Outdoor Workout Warrior: The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)
When temperatures plummet, but treadmills aren’t appealing, it’s time to put on this high-tech jacket. It offers warmth when you need it and breathability when you don’t. The synthetic water-resistant materials give it a stretchy fit, while ventilation in key areas stops overheating in typically sweaty spots. It’s the ideal coat for hiking, trail running, rock climbing — or just running errands around town.
24. For the Mile Chaser: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular ($399)
By now you’ve heard all about the Apple Watch Series 3, which can receive calls and texts from the trails to the surf, and track the real intensity of your HIIT and swim workouts. Opt for the Nike+ integration, though, and your run life will get a major upgrade. In addition to tracking distance, pace and elevation via GPS and altimeter, runners can now experience audio guided sessions with their favorite Nike run coaches and world-class athletes. Too cold to brave the open road? Hit the treadmill or elliptical — your watch will pair with compatible gym equipment. Waiting for you on the other end: celebratory cheers and emojis from friends.
25. For the Winter Wanderer: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT ($130)
What if we combined the warmth of a snow boot with the comfort of a training shoe? You’d get these weatherproof kicks, so cozy they’re like a jacket for your feet. Come winter, the functional features will make all the difference, including Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane, multi-directional lugs for superior traction, and a cushioned midsole for all-day wear.
26. For the Sporty Traveler: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber $158)
Buy this jacket for its trendy lifestyle look; keep it for years thanks to its technical features. Made with primaloft insulation, it offers top-notch warmth for the streets and trails — without the weight. It also features fleece side paneling for extra coziness. And with a water-resistant and no-rip coating, you won’t need to worry about damaging it while clocking miles and climbing peaks.
27. For the Musically Motivated: Samsung Gear IconX ($200)
Completely wire-free earbuds, at your fitness service. These tiny music players offer five hours of battery life while streaming pump-up tunes, and seven hours in standalone mode (it holds 4GB of data). For all the runners and walkers out there, pop these in and get moving — the automatic activity tracker will record distance, pace and calories. With a simple tap, you can also change music volume and skip or replay tracks.
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