34 Awesome Gifts for the Fitness Lover in Your Life

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Whether their workout of choice is a hardcore bootcamp class, a brisk walk in the park, or a morning meditation session, we've put together the perfect gift guide for every type of fitness lover. And since life is all about balance, we've highlighted everything your fitness fanatic friends might need: the best leggings to withstand the sweatiest workouts, the coolest recovery gadgets to relieve soreness, the best non-skin-clogging beauty products, and yes, even super-healthy chocolates, too. Here's how to holiday shop for your most active loved ones.

Jollie The Plush Yoga Mat

Fitness Gifts: Jollie The Plush Mat yoga mat
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They need a new yoga mat and you need a fitness-related gift idea for them—sometimes life is just that simple. You can always give them a neutral, solid-color yoga mat if that's more their style, but we love to keep things interesting with a pretty, playful pattern like these mats from Jollie. Even better? For each yoga mat purchased, a pediatric cancer patient receives one free; proceeds also help fund yoga therapy programs.

Bombas Performance Running Ankle Socks

Bombas Performance Running Ankle Socks
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You might be thinking that socks aren't exactly the most exciting present—but trust us when we say Bombas are the best socks for both work and play. They're extremely lightweight, but still provide great cushion and support. They're designed with airflow ventilation, moisture-wicking fabric, and breathability. They're super-cute and come in several different colors and patterns. And best of all, for every pair of purchased, Bombas donates a new pair of socks to a homeless shelter.

Therabody Wave Roller

Therabody Wave Roller
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There are regular foam rollers, and then there's the Therabody Wave Roller with Bluetooth enabled vibration therapy and connection to the Therabody app for the most accurate and effective recovery experience ever. It's like a mini massage therapist that fits in the corner of their room for tension relief and muscle mobility at the drop of a hat.

Athleta Cozy Karma Asym Pullover

Athleta Cozy Karma Asym Pullover
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This super-soft, roomy quarter zip is about to be the most stylish, best-looking pullover they've ever owned. Easy to slip on after a run or weights session, the flattering asymmetrical cut and breathable material dress up their workout gear a little while keeping them warm.

Coach Soak Muscle Recovery Bath Soak

Coach Soak: Muscle Recovery Bath Soak
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Even the most active among us—in fact, especially the most active among us—need to wind down too. And there's nothing that a solid 30 minutes in a nice, warm tub can't fix. Help turn their bath into a recovery session by stuffing their stocking with Coach Soak's Dead Sea bath salts infused with magnesium and essential oils. It's guaranteed to soothe inflammation, improve circulation, ease muscle tension, and calm achey joints.

3-In-1 Bike Sling Bag

Uncommon Goods 3-In-1 Bike Sling Bag
uncommongoods.com

The cyclist in your life needs a cool and practical carrier for all their essentials—and this one is like a trendy, waterproof fanny pack for their bike. Actually, this pouch can be used in three different ways, depending on their current activity and style preferences: as a fanny pack around their waist; fastened to the front of their bike (or scooter) handlebars; or as an over-the-shoulder bag.

Tuckernuck Compression Bike Shorts

Tuckernuck Compression Bike Short in blue with floral print
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OK, bike shorts simply do not get cuter than this baby blue floral pair from preppy brand Tuckernuck's fresh line of activewear, Tnuck Sport. Side pockets for their essentials (read: phone)? Check. Flattering high-waisted cut? Yep. Compressive, moisture-wicking, buttery-smooth fabric? Oh, yes. Made for everything from strolling around town (top with a boxy sweatshirt), to yoga class, to long bike rides, this pair of shorts is the adorable workout essential your loved one's been missing.

BalanceFrom Acupressure Mat and Pillow

BalanceFrom Acupressure Mat and Pillow
amazon.com

Whether they're sore from an intense HIIT workout or struggling with some stress-induced aches, they'll appreciate the gift of an acupressure mat and pillow set. All they need to do is lie down and relax while thousands of tiny acupressure points stimulate nerves, improve blood circulation, and activate energy for faster muscle recovery and reduced stress.

My.Life Mindfulness App Subscription

My.Life mindfulness app subscription gift
my.life

We can't talk about fitness without mentioning mental fitness—the two are inevitably intertwined and equally as important for overall health. Gift someone you love a subscription to the mindfulness app My.Life, which is chock-full of hundreds of meditation series, emotional check-ins, mindfulness activities, and stress-busting tips. Because it never hurts to break a mental sweat, too.

Girlfriend Collective Midnight Compressive High-Rise Legging

Girlfriend Collective Midnight Compressive High-Rise Legging
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If your fitness- and athleisure-loving friend has never owned anything from Girlfriend Collective, they're in for a treat. The cult-favorite brand is sustainable and size-inclusive, founded on the principal that everyone (including Mother Earth!) deserves the best from their activewear and sweats. And it doesn't hurt that the options are crazy-chic and comfortable. The smooth, flattering, high-performance Midnight Compressive High-Rise Legging is the perfect all-purpose pair to gift them this season, available in sizes XXS to 6XL.

Fitness Dice

Uncommon Goods Fitness Dice
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If they love to work out, but are starting to get sick of their same-old routine, here's a clever gift to help spice up their sweat sessions. Enter: fitness dice—a set of seven wood cubes that when rolled offer up to 45,000 combinations of moves and reps. That means every time they exercise will feel different—the key to staying motivated and keeping things interesting.

Athleta Vital Headband

Athleta Vital Headband in white
athleta.gap.com

Help keep their loose strands at bay with an athletic headband like this one from Athleta. It comes in four solid colors and is stretchy (but not tight), breathable, and quick-drying for even the most sweaty and intense workouts.

Mark and Graham Tennis Tote

Mark and Graham Tennis Tote sporty stripe preppy tennis tote bag

Queen of the court won't even begin to describe the person you give this preppy-chic Mark & Graham tennis tote to. The fresh white racquet carrier is made with wipeable nylon, a roomy interior for all their court-side goodies, an exterior racquet zipper pocket, and adjustable crossbody strap. But the piece de résistance is definitely the ability to add their custom monogram for just $12.50 more.

DB Method No-Impact Squat Machine

DB Method No-Impact Squat Machine
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The DB Method has reinvented the lower body workout, once and for all, with its unparalleled no-impact squat machine. With this generous present, you'll be giving them the gift of extremely effective, booty-strengthening squats without the ankle, knee, or hip strain they're used to. It's a modern must-add to any home gym.

Bala The All In Kit

Bala The All In Kit workout kit workout gear
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Behold, everything they've ever needed to stay fit in high style. And they can thank trendy workout brand Bala (and you!) for that. Bala's All In Kit includes the must-haves: a 10-bound weight ring, two 3-pound weight bars, two 1-pound ankle weights, a set of floor sliders, a set of resistance bands, and a fresh gear spray to keep things clean.

Navy Neon Streak RipStop Windbreaker

Terez Navy Neon Streak RipStop Windbreaker
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Terez makes athletic wear that's as fashionable as it is comfortable, and this streamlined windbreaker is no exception. For the active loved one who never lets a little weather ruin their workout, this lightweight, water-resistant zip-up will be a welcome addition to their outerwear collection. And thanks to the relaxed shape and thoughtful touches like pink trim, it goes with everything in their closet from printed leggings to jeans.

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6
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If their love of fitness covers everything—from afternoon workouts to reaching a daily movement goal—give them a smart watch that covers everything. The Apple Watch Series 6 has a sensor to measure blood oxygen, an ECG app for checking heart rhythms, a faster processor, a swim-proof design, and more wonderful features that give "fitness for life" a new meaning.

Sakara Life Chocolate Trio

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Sakara Life

Glowing skin, balanced gut health, and a boost of energy—what else do you need? Gift all of the above together with this dreamy set from the healthy pros at Sakara Life. It includes a 30-count jar of Chocolate Probiotics, a jar of Beauty Chocolates for healthy skin and Nootropic Chocolates for focus and mental clarity. Best gift ever.

APL Techloom Wave Sneakers

APL Techloom Wave sneakers
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Other brands have tried to replicate the Nike throne-stealing success of APL (at least as far as getting their shoes on non-athlete celebrities go), but none have succeeded. Despite rising competition, APL has not only been thriving, but launching stellar new styles and colors at a feverish pace. Our favorite shoe from the brand, beloved by celebrities ranging from Jennifer Garner to Jessica Biel, is the Techloom Wave. Available in 40 colors, the shoe is lightweight, supportive, stretchy, and has tucked-under laces for a streamlined look. They work just as well for cross-training and running as they do for running errands.

Theragun Elite

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Theragun

Think of this as the ultimate gift for your fitness-loving friend. The Theragun Elite is the commercial-grade deep muscle treatment that will help reduce your loved one's muscle soreness, improve their mobility, and increase relaxation. It has an LED screen and wireless charging, works super quietly, and pairs with the Therabody app for a personalized experience to reduce tension—whether it comes from everyday life, work, or workouts.

Logitech POWERED 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock

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Logitech

This beautifully crafted wireless charging dock is the perfect gift for anyone on the go. It'll let your loved one juice up their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all at once. Designed to be intuitive and compact, the dock will fit perfectly onto any nightstand or desk, meaning they can drop and charge their devices when they go to bed at night, when they're showering post-workout, or in between calls (it's that fast).

The Wonderful Wine Co. Starter Pack

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Wonderful Wine Co.

The wine experts at Winc released its new collection of vegan, low-sugar, low-carb, low-sulfite, organic wines—and we couldn't be more excited. The starter pack comes with three bottles: red, white, and orange (a must-try).

The SoulCycle At-Home Bike

SoulCycle at-home bike
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If you're feeling extra generous when shopping for fitness-minded loved ones, the SoulCycle at-home bike is the way to go. This bike is so much more than a piece of workout equipment: It's a divine source of endorphin-driving sweat, world-class instruction, heart-pounding playlists, and a powerful community of riders and athletes around the world. This bike will transport the happy rider to the front row of their favorite studio, wherever they are, whenever they're ready for a serious cardio party.

Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Marshall Kilburn

Marshall Heaphones' Kilburn II Portable Speaker is the loudest speaker of its class and offers over 20 hours of portable playtime, making it the perfect gift for your favorite workout music-loving friend. Thanks to its bluetooth capability, they can also use it to play the audio from any YouTube exercise class or app. Plus, weighing only five pounds with a carrying strap, the Kilburn II can tag along with them anywhere they choose to exercise—the beach, pool, park, or just the front porch.

RumHaven Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur

RumHaven
RumHaven

This delicious coconut rum liqueur is made with real coconut water—which is packed with health benefits—and it's free of artificial preservatives and flavors. RumHaven has a clean, crisp toasted coconut flavor with hints of tropical pineapple, banana, and citrus fruit. Why not? After all, balance is key—even fitness fanatics need to kick back, relax, and sip a drink that tastes like tropical sunshine.

Enzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Williams-Sonoma

This certified organic olive oil is just the thing she'll need to the most delicious roasted veggies, homemade hummus, salad dressing, grilled chicken, pesto, and more. Enzo's extra-virgin olive oil is perfectly balanced, featuring grassy, nutty green notes and a spicy, peppery finish.

Holifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Cleanser

Hollifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Cleanser
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Stocking stuffer alert! Designed specifically by founder Emily Parr to "de-gunk" skin after an intense workout, Holifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash is made with 5 percent AHA acid along with key cleansing oils to remove dirt, sweat, grime, and dead skin. Expect to get double the glow if you use this post-workout. Note: the cleanser works best if you let it sit on your skin for about 30 seconds before rinsing off.

Lululemon Crush the Flush Set

Lulu Lemon Crush the Flush skincare set
lululemon.com

Lululemon launched a set made for those who have a flushed face after hot, sweaty workouts. The travel-size cleanser and moisturizer make a complete cooling, cleansing, and hydrating team that will reduce facial redness.

S'well Portable Food Containers

Swell Grape Grove Food Container
swell.com

You probably know S'well for its bottles that keep beverages hot or cold for hours, now the brand is doing the same thing for on-the-go snacks. It has a line of lovely two-in-one bowls for when users are on the move—hikes, walks, workdays, you name it. Keep everything from fruit or chia pudding to quinoa salad or soup in the microwavable interior prep bowl, which is nested in a leak-proof container.

Welly Human Repair Kit

Welly Blister Blasters
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There's a unique feeling of frustration when you're pumped-up for a great workout, but your sneakers are digging blisters on the back of your feet. Or maybe yesterday's heels left their mark. No matter, there's a quick solution: Welly. Bandages aren't sexy, but Welly makes them about as attractive as possible. The brand's kits make great stocking stuffers for any fitness lover who won't let little bumps, bruises, and blisters get the way of their workout.

Board30Mini

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Board30

The Board30Mini is the gym that goes where you go, making it the ideal gift for your loved one who sorely misses hitting their local fitness club. Get a full-body workout, including cardio, in just 2 feet of space and in 30 minutes or less. Simply choose a video from their video subscription library to get your sweat on. The Board30Mini includes a wooden platform with molded mat (2' by 2' by 2 " high 10 pounds), 4 resistance tubes, a set of handles and ankle straps, 2 flat resistance bands, and 2 weeks of free video library membership.

Cycling Shoes

Tiem Slipstream Cycling shoe in coral pink
tiemathletic.com

They'll be the coolest ones at spin class (or simply crush their at-home rides) with these bright spinning shoes made specifically for indoor cycling. They're not clunky or cumbersome, and they're a worthy investment for anyone who's a devoted spinner. These Tiems have a breathable mesh toe box, slip-on construction, and a single-strap closure. Get them a set of cleats, too (sold separately for $20), so they can clip in and get riding ASAP.

Silvon Acne Fighting Towels

Silvon Acne Fighting Towels
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For any loved ones suffering from sweat-induced bacne or facial acne, consider these towels woven with pure silver, which works to naturally help fight acne (silver ion technology has long been used to kill acne-causing bacteria in pillowcases). Each set includes a bath towel, a hand towel, and a face towel.

Restore Foot Massager

Restore Foot Massager
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Anyone who learned the hard way the importance of comfortable, supportive shoes (i.e. they found themselves with plantar fasciitis), will appreciate this portable, balm-sized ball. Its textured surface helps sooth foot pain, and it's also a great stress-reliever when rolled under palms. Perfectly sized for stuffing stockings.

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