All of us appreciate a thoughtful gift-giver who takes the time to find a gift that’s both meaningful and practical. It makes us feel loved and supported when someone pays attention to our interests and listens to us for hints about what we enjoy.
If you’re one of those rare gift-givers, looking for a useful gift for the fitness lover on your list (or putting together your own wishlist), we have a list of gifts that let your recipient know how much thought you put into their gift. And don’t worry, you don’t have to know what size they wear, what type of phone they have, or any other potentially tricky details.
These one-size-fits-all gifts will please any gym junkie on your list:
Every fitness lover appreciates a good fitness tracker. Gone are the days of wearing a chest strap monitor. Now, you can track heartbeat on your ring finger! The Motiv ring provides a fitness, sleep, and heart rate tracker in a tiny, sleek ring.
The Fitbit ionic is the newest mother-of-all Fitbits, allowing exercisers to listen to music and access their apps while tracking their stats. They can even swim with this tracker on! And when it comes to sharing progress and motivation with others, nothing beats the thriving online Fitbit community.
If your recipient is a serious athlete, throw in a Strava premium membership for the most advanced perks. With the Beacon feature, they can use GPS to notify people where they are and let them know they get home safely. Let your dear friend or family member know how much they mean to you by offering to be one of their safety contacts.
Home Gym Equipment
One of the best ways to get cardio at home, without any large equipment, is with a jump rope. A weighted digital jump rope makes jumping even more challenging. Your friend or family member can add resistance training to their cardio with the adjustable Crossropes.
With a circular yoga mat, they never need to adjust which end they stand on during their morning sun salutations. The mandalas on the Camel Rock Yoga Mat even look pretty in their homes, so they don’t have to roll the mat up quick before company stops over.
Give your loved ones the gift of an entire weight rack in one small set of adjustable dumbbells. PowerBlocks take up less valuable real estate in the house and allow them to gradually progress their workout.
If you love giving handmade gifts, try a simple DIY muscle relief bath soak to pamper their overworked muscles. The peppermint even makes the gift smell like Christmas!
If you don’t want to go the DIY route, you can purchase a massage from a local spa. Fitness buffs tend to hold onto a lot of muscular tension, and massages provide the most decadent relief.
Foam rollers are another great rehabilitation tool for people who like to push it. The GRID foam roller really works on those tension-holding trigger points and decreases recovery time.
Finally, if you know someone who’s voiced their interest in working out, you can purchase sessions with an EFS trainer or a WiFit membership as a gift. You may just become an important part of their success story!