41 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

Blue floral Jollie plus yoga mat with water bottle and hand weight on top

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 this mat from Jollie. Even better? For each yoga mat purchased, a pediatric cancer patient receives one free; proceeds also help fund yoga therapy programs.

To Buy: $92, BeJollie.com.

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 purchased, Bombas donates a new pair of socks to a homeless shelter.

To Buy: $17, Bombas.com.

Therabody Wave Roller

Therabody Wave Roller
therabody.com

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.

To Buy: $150, Therabody.com.

Athleta Cozy Karma Asym Pullover

Athleta Cozy Karma Asym Pullover
athleta.gap.com

This super-soft, roomy quarter zip is about to be the most stylish 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 while keeping them warm.

To Buy: $108, Athleta.Gap.com.

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.

To Buy: $19, Amazon.com.

3-In-1 Bike Sling Bag

Floral print front handlebar bike pouch for fitness lovers

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 two different ways, depending on their current activity and style preferences: fastened to the front of their bike (or scooter) handlebars or as a cross-body bag.

To Buy: $55, Amazon.com.

Tuckernuck Compression Bike Shorts

Blue and white floral compression bike shorts for active people

OK, bike shorts simply do not get cuter than this blue and white 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.

To Buy: $78, Tnuck.com.

ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow

Black and white accupressure mat and pillow fitness gift

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.

To Buy: $30, Amazon.com.

Headspace Mindfulness App Subscription

Headspace app logo orange dot on white background

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 Headspace, which is chock-full of hundreds of meditation series, sleep hacks, mindfulness activities, and stress-busting tips. Because it never hurts to break a mental sweat, too.

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To Buy: $39, Headspace.com.

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.

To Buy: $78, Girlfriend.com.

Fitness Dice

Uncommon Goods Fitness Dice
uncommongoods.com

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.

To Buy: $19, UncommonGoods.com.

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.

To Buy: $14, Athleta.Gap.com.

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.

To Buy: $199, MarkAndGraham.com.

DB Method No-Impact Squat Machine

DB Method No-Impact Squat Machine
thedbmethod.com

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.

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To Buy: $329, TheDBMethod.com.

Bala The All In Kit

Bala stretching fitness gift set in pink

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.

To Buy: $158, ShopBala.com.

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.

To Buy: $127, Terez.com.

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6
amazon.com

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.

To Buy: $399, Amazon.com.

APL Techloom Wave Sneakers

APL Techloom Wave sneakers
athleticpropulsionlabs.com

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.

To Buy: $245, AthleticPropulsionLab.com.

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.

To Buy: $399, Therabody.com.

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).

To Buy: $130, Logitech.com.

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.

To Buy: $2,500, EquinoxPlus.com.

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.

To Buy: $300, MarshallHeadphones.com.

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.

To Buy: $17, Drizly.com.

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.

To Buy: $40, Williams-Sonoma.com.

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.

To Buy: $38, Dermstore.com.

S'well Portable Food Containers

S'well mountain sage green storage container set gift for fitness lovers

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 food storage. It has a line of lovely food canister sets to help your busy loved one keep their meal prep fresh and ready to grab-and-go. Store everything from fruit or chia pudding to quinoa salad or soup in the dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer friendly containers.

To Buy: $40, Swell.com.

Welly Human Repair Kit

Welly Human Repair Kit in Green

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.

To Buy: $9, Target.com.

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 two 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, four resistance tubes, a set of handles and ankle straps, two flat resistance bands, and two weeks of free video library membership.

To Buy: $249, Shop.Board30Global.com.

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.

To Buy: $135, TiemAthletic.com.

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.

To Buy: $50, SilvonHome.com.

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.

To Buy: $5, Amazon.com.

Bose Headphones

White Bose Headphones

These bluetooth compatible Bose headphones make a great gift for fitness enthusiasts who like to pump tunes while they pump iron. These headphones are also noise cancelling, which is useful for gym goers or office workers who want to block out background noise while they focus.

To Buy: $329, Bose.com.

bkr Water Bottle

Peach bkr water bottle

The bkr water bottle was determined the best water bottle for the gym according to our editors, and for good reason. These glass water bottles hold eight, 16, or 32 ounces of water to keep the fitness lover in your life hydrated no matter how intensely they workout. The silicone sleeve comes in over 15 colors, so you can even get one to match their favorite two-piece set.

To Buy: $48, Amazon.com.

Repurposed Climbing Rope Drink Cozy

Repurposed climbing rope drink cozies blue, pink, and green

This is especially cool for rock climbing enthusiasts. Made from recycled climbing ropes, this drink cozy keeps beverages insulated after a long day of tackling summits.

To Buy: $25, UncommonGoods.com.

Zorfin Belt Bag

Black Zorfin Belt Bag Fanny Pack With Gold Zipper

Whether the fitness lover in your life prefers trips to the gym or hot girl walks, this belt bag (not a fanny pack) is a stylish, hands-free way to store their necessities on-the-go. The best part? Reviewers were “shocked” by how much fits inside, plus it comes in over 40 different colors.

To Buy: $25, Amazon.com.

Yoga Pose Poster

Yoga poses fitness poster with illustrated woman demonstrating 20 different poses

Your budding yogi is sure to find this useful once they hang it up in their home gym. With helpful illustrations of 20 different yoga poses, this gift will serve as a visual representation to help refine their yoga practice.

To Buy: $14, Walmart.com.

Wellness Journal

Pink personalized wellness journal with red script

Wellness encompasses more than tracking food or exercise, so get a journal that lets your loved one celebrate more health milestones. This customizable wellness journal includes pages for committing to intentions, setting goals, and practicing gratitude along with space to log sleep, meals, and water intake.

To Buy: $28, Papier.com.

Oura Smart Ring

Gold Oura smart ring on a woman's hand on her hip

For those who don’t like a bulky wrist tracker, this smart ring does more than just count your steps. The Oura Ring tracks sleep, activity, body temperature, heart rate, blood oxygen level and more. The makers claim 88 percent of Oura members saw an improvement in their overall health after using the product.

To Buy: $449, OuraRing.com.

Under-Desk Treadmill

Woman walking on a walking pad and running on the treadmill

While walking outside is better, a walking pad can help your health enthusiast/remote worker fit more movement into their day when they otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. Sitting can cause a back pain, among other problems, so integrating spurts of slow walking while working at a desk can help avoid being in the same position for too long throughout the day. Plus, this under-desk treadmill folds up so it's easy to store out of sight after use.

To Buy: $280, Amazon.com.

Smart Jump Rope

Orange and black smart jump rope with a mobile phone and fitness watch next to it

We all know jumping rope is really good for us—and it's seriously fun. An upgrade from those days on the playground, this smart jump rope connects to a mobile app that collects data as they skip. The app gamifies the experience, making it even more motivating to get a quick workout in.

To Buy: $40, Amazon.com.

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Shower steamer variety pack in different colors

There's nothing as refreshing as a cool shower after a tough workout, and these aromatherapy shower steamers add an extra layer of relaxation. And aromatherapy offers a variety of benefits, such as helping users relax and manage stress. With energizing scents like peppermint and grapefruit for those who prefer morning workouts, and relaxing scents like lavender and vanilla and orange for evening exercisers, this variety pack has something for everyone.

To Buy: $25, Amazon.com.

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