Fitness junkies are often the kind to buy whatever will make their workout better, harder, and more efficient—but that doesn't mean that there aren't still gaps in their gear collection. From recovery tools, to home gym additions, to the best fitness trackers, we have gathered up some of the best fitness gifts that can be added to anyone's daily routine. From beginner to gym rat, there is something here that will help everyone along on their individual fitness journey.
Whether you are buying for an upcoming birthday, or are getting a head start on your holiday shopping, check our some of the best fitness gifts below, and many are products that we use ourselves.
This mat may be uncomfortable at first but it can help speed up recovery, reduce stress, and improve circulation. You can lay on it on different parts of your body or even stand on it while you work.
They can always track their workouts digitally, but there is something therapeutic about taking the time to write them out after completion. This one has 140 days of tracking, and it comes in a pack of two, so you can either set someone up for a year, or keep one for yourself!
Pamper hard working feet with this heated foot massager. It has a detachable, washable foot cover, and can fit feet up to men's size 12. We love a fitness gift that also promotes self care.
These wrist and ankle bracelets are great for enhancing your workouts, and they come in super cute colors that you will actually want to wear.
This mini massager is small enough to travel with, but it packs a serious punch, giving the affects of a deep tissue massage on-the-go. It's a gift for fitness lovers they'll be able to use no matter where they are.
The worst feeling after working out is leaving on your trainers. Treat your feet to a little cushion with the Hoka Ora Recovery slides. They feel like walking on marshmallows, and they have a supportive arch that pampers you with every step.
If you don't have a lot of space for gym equipment, TRX trainers can be a great way to get in a workout without the need for heavy, clunky gym equipment.
A little friendly competition never hurt anybody. This board game challenges you and your workout buddy while keeping it fun. All exercises are strictly bodyweight, so you can play anywhere, anytime.
This is a great intro to foam rolling. It isn't too hard, but it's firm enough to reach your deep muscle tissue.
Whether you like going for strolls around the neighborhood or weekly hikes, this fanny pack holds all the essentials—including water—so you can walk hands-free.
Desk jobs can be a real fitness killer. To help keep moving, this elliptical machine allows you to move your legs all day long. This is particularly great for those that do not have the option of a standing desk.
For the fitness buffs that just had a baby, get their little one started young with this adorable gym set for babies.
Whip up those morning smoothies in a personal sized cup. Plus this 1200 watt motor can handle any ice, frozen fruit, or tough veggie they throw at it.
If they don't like the look of a bulky GPS watch or don't need in-depth activity tracking, an Apple Watch might be a good fit. It will still track the important stuff like pace, distance, calories, and heart rate, but they won't feel the need to take it off after their workout.
Keep them hydrated, and their water cool. This Hydroflask comes in 14 different colors, and is double insulated, which means it can keep their water ice cold all day.
This workout device takes up no floor space, and is a great tool to experiment with new activities, and track your metrics as you go. It has classes ranging from yoga, to barre, to kickboxing and most options don't require any equipment.
This adjustable kettlebell ranges from 5 pounds up to 12, which is great for a beginner building up strength, It's also easy and comfortable to hold.
Possibly the most cost effective way to get in home workouts, these resistance bands can enhance your workouts and help you gain strength without having to lift heavy. They are great for all levels, but particularly useful for workout newbies.
Tiger balm is both effective and doesn't contain any questionable ingredients. This makes a great stocking stuffer for the family member that's always complaining of pulled muscles.
This dog leash is made for running. It connects to a waistband that has a pouch for carrying essentials—poo bags— and the leash features two bungee sections that helps absorb shock when the dog pulls ahead.
This mini humidifier is great for use at home, in the office, or even in the car as it fits in a standard cup holder. The wireless design allows you to take it anywhere and help keep you healthy and hydrated through cold and flu season.
This Fitbit has a sleek design and comes in a few different color options. It tracks heart rate, activities, sleep, and more, and the sleek design will make them want to leave it on all day.
Unlike most yoga mats that roll, this one actually folds up which makes it great for traveling with as it can fit neatly into luggage and won't take up too much space.
This gift card can hold $25-$500, but whatever amount you wish to give will help stock a fitness fiend's wardrobe this winter.
Mugs are a universally acceptable gift idea, and this one is designed for your favorite gym rat.
Bike commuting is a great way to get in some extra movement—and help save the planet. This backpack is designed to be comfortable and aerodynamic for commuters.
Give the gift of an extra morning boost. This espresso machine is great at making their favorite caffeinated drinks—and is way cheaper than Starbucks.
If you can't get them to make their drinks at home, you may as well help feed their obsession.
Help your favorite fitness enthusiast to relax after a hard workout. These bath bombs are great for gifting individually or as a set.
Daylight is still waning and sometimes it's just not possible to get in a workout while the sun is shining. This headlamp will both help to keep them safe, and light their way.
Not only does this DNA test give someone insight to their ancestry, but it can also inform them of genetic traits and health predispositions that can help keep them informed and healthy.
A great way to get in a workout indoors, the NordicTrack allows you to take classes, go on virtual rides, or just free ride. It comes in 15- and 22-inch touchscreen models, and comes with a free 30-day trial of iFit.
The Wahoo heart rate monitor accurately tracks their heart rate during workouts. It has a comfortable, adjustable strap, and can connect to fitness apps like Wahoo Fitness, Zwift, Runtastic, Runkeeper, UA Record, Endomondo, Peloton, Map My Run.
For yogis that use their mats frequently, it is important to keep them clean. These yoga mat cleaners are gentle on the mat but hard on germs and bacteria that can get caught in the crevices.
This bike is great for traversing the city on two wheels. It has a top speed of 28 mph and a rack for hauling your stuff. It even comes with a built in LCD display that shows your speed, battery capacity, and other metrics.
An exercise ball is a great addition to any home gym as it can be used to enhance body weight workouts, help with stretches, and can even function as an office chair.
Class pass is an app that allows you to book workout classes and gym passes all across the US. For someone that travels frequently, this fitness gift can make or break their ability to get in their workout.
Stretching alone can be difficult, but this strap allows them to get a good stretch even if they don't have someone to assist them.
U-locks are your best option when it comes to locking up a bike outside—and this one may be expensive, but it is resistant to hand tools and bolt cutters, which significantly decreases the chance of theft.
These headphones are noise cancelling and sweatproof making them a great pick for when you want to zone in on your workout. It also pairs super quickly with your devices so you can get straight into your run.
Workout clothes can get pretty disgusting, but oftentimes you also want to be gentle on performance fabrics to increase their wear length. This detergent is designed to get the worst stains, smells, and germs out of your activewear without wearing it down.
This Garmin is designed with the outdoorsman in mind. It can charge by solar and has a ruggedized design that is dirt, drop, and waterproof.
Bring the boxing classes home with this punching bag and glove set. Considered a heavy bag, it weighs in at 70 pounds, more than enough to give some resistance when you don't have a sparring partner.
These high-waisted leggings offer the perfect amount of stretch needed for your runner friends. Good compression and a convenient side pocket are necessities for a hands-free, simplified running experience.
These socks aren't just full of christmas cheer, but they are also a great cycling and running sock. With a seamless, compressed fit they are supportive and won't cause blistering.