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The 45 Best Fitness Gifts for Your Fittest Friends

These are gifts even your favorite fitness fanatic doesn't have.

the best gifts for your fittest friends

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.

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Best for Relaxation
Accu-pressure Mat
Dr. Relief

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. 

Track Workouts
Fitness Journal & Workout Planner

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!

For Tired Feet
Foot Massager Machine

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.

Best Ankle Weights
Bala Bangles
Bala Bangles
Now 20% off

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. 

For Massaging on the Go
Theragun Mini
Now 10% off

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.

Best Recovery Shoes
HOKA Ora Recovery Slide 2

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. 

For a Full Body Workout at Home
TRX GO Suspension Trainer System

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. 

To Make Workouts Fun
Boardgains Fitness Board Game
Now 21% off

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. 

Best Foam Roller
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Trigger Point Performance
Now 29% off

This is a great intro to foam rolling. It isn't too hard, but it's firm enough to reach your deep muscle tissue.  

Best Hydration Pack
Hiking Waist Bag Fanny pack
Now 17% off

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. 

Best for Workaholics
Under Desk Elliptical Peddler
Sunny Health & Fitness

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 Mini Fitness Buffs
Fisher-Price Just for Kicks Gift Set

For the fitness buffs that just had a baby, get their little one started young with this adorable gym set for babies. 

For the Smoothie Lover
NutriBullet N12-1001
Now 35% off

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. 

Best Apple Watch for Athletes
Apple Watch Series 3

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. 

Best Insulated Water Bottle
Hydro Flask 40 oz. Water Bottle with Straw Lid
Hydro Flask

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. 

Best at Home Classes

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.

For Strength Training
TopMade Kettlebell

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. 

Best Budget Buy
Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Fit Simplify
Now 24% off

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. 

Pain Relieving Stocking Stuffer
Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Red Extra Strength
Tiger Balm

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.  

For Dog Lovers
Hands Free Dog Leash with Zipper Pouch
Now 26% off

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. 

For Hydration Everywhere
Wireless Humidifier
Hey Dewy

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. 

Affordable Fitness Tracker
Fitbit Versa 2
Now 21% off

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. 

For Traveling Yogis
Folding Travel Yoga Mat
Now 22% off

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. 

For New Workout Gear
Lululemon Gift Card

This gift card can hold $25-$500, but whatever amount you wish to give will help stock a fitness fiend's wardrobe this winter. 

For Gym Obsessed Coffee Lovers
Eat Sleep Gym Mug

Mugs are a universally acceptable gift idea, and this one is designed for your favorite gym rat. 

For Bike Commuters
Thule Paramount Commuter Backpack

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. 

Best Espresso Machine
15 Bar Pump Espresso Maker

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. 

For the Starbucks Fanatic
Starbucks Gift Card $25

If you can't get them to make their drinks at home, you may as well help feed their obsession.  

Best for Relaxation
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Help your favorite fitness enthusiast to relax after a hard workout. These bath bombs are great for gifting individually or as a set. 

For Dark Workouts
500 Lumens USB Rechargeable Headlamp

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.  

For an Inside Look
23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test

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. 

Best Exercise Bike
NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle
Now 28% off

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. 

Best Heart Rate Monitor
Wahoo Fitness TICKR Heart Rate Monitor
Wahoo Fitness

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. 

Best Yoga Mat Cleaner
Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner Bundle Pack

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. 

Best for Commuters
Aventon Level Commuter Bike

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.  

36 Trideer Exercise Ball

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. 

For the Traveling Gym Rat
Class Pass Gift Card
Class Pass

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. 

For Increased Flexibility
Multi-Loop Yoga Strap

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. 

Best Bike Lock
Kryptonite Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock

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. 

Best Earbuds
Apple AirPods Pro
Now 20% off

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. 

Best Laundry Detergent for Active Wear
HEX Performance Laundry Detergent
HEX Performance

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. 

Best Garmin For Outdoorsmen
Garmin Instinct Solar Smartwatch
Now 26% off

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. 

For Boxing at Home
Everlast 70-Pound MMA Heavy-Bag

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. 

Everyday Essential
Melt Fit Essential Leggings
Melt Fit

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.

Holiday Socks for Athletes
Swiftwick Holiday Cycling and Running Socks

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. 

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