Best gifts for gym lovers to keep them motivated – Health and fitness gift ideas

Buying fitness gifts for health junkies can be tricky because they often know exactly what they like. And in most cases, they already own it. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible!

We’ve compiled a list of the best health and fitness products for you to bestow upon your favorite health nut or fitness fanatic. We’ve hunted high and low for the best fitness gift ideas that any fitness fanatic will love – from sports bras to the best protein powders for women, fitness trackers and healthy meal delivery services.

 

Breathable and reusable black face mask

Breathable and reusable black face mask

Working out in a mask is totally possible, particularly when it’s designed by the experts at Mojo. This mask fits perfectly, has skin-cooling technology, and is both protective yet easy to breathe in. Pack of 8 washable and reusable black face masks.


Deep muscle massager

Deep muscle massager

This percussive muscle therapy massager will completely change your post workout recovery by helping to relieve tightness, tension, and knots in seconds. Bonus, you feel like a professional athlete whenever you use it.


The ultimate lip balm

The ultimate lip balm

This mug looks as standard as standard could be when cold, however pour in a little heat, get things nice and steamy, and watch as the wiener comes out! That’s right, this brilliant and hilarious mug changes in heat and displays a funny message along with a cute picture of a Dachshund.


An Even Better Hydrator – 30 pack

An Even Better Hydrator - 30 pack

Hear us out. A special fitness water sounds a little out there, but studies suggest hydrogen might increase cellular energy production and speed up muscle recovery post work out. Aluminum container maintains molecular hydrogen concentration of 1.0-1.5 ppm for a minimum of 2 years.


Fitness and activity tracker

Fitness and activity tracker

Let’s be honest, we all need a little reminder now and then to get up off the couch and get moving. The fitbit charge 4 can give you the extra boost of motivation your giftee needs, especially heading into the new year. It has sleek looks, a touchscreen that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions, a solid battery life of 7 days, and it’s waterproof.


 Wireless earbuds with charging case

Wireless earbuds with charging case

The jabra elite active 65t are some of the best true wireless headphones we’ve tested, with the bonus feature of being water-resistant. And even better, they earned our best value accolades for costing $100 less than the (not designed for running) AirPods Pro.


LuxFit foam roller

LuxFit foam roller

Being active, whatever your commitment, can come with muscle soreness. Instead of shelling out cash for a one-time massage, give this foam roller for easing out those niggling aches.  Great for physical therapy, before or after exercise, yoga, and massage therapy.


Kettlebell adjustable portable weight grip

Kettlebell adjustable portable weight grip

We are obsessed with the Kettle Gryp, and trust us, it makes the perfect fitness gift. Create a custom kettlebell at home (or on the go!) with this orange device that simply clamps around any standard hand weight. It’s lightweight, too, and a total breeze to take just about anywhere. 


Hidrate spark steel smart water bottle

Hidrate spark steel smart water bottle

It’s worth every penny if you know someone who never hits their recommended 8 cups of water per day. This smart bottle syncs to an app on their phone where they can track their daily intake; if they haven’t sipped in awhile, they’ll not only get an alert to drink, the water bottle will glow until they take a chug. 


TRX GO suspension training

TRX GO suspension training

It doesn’t take a lot to equip someone for a solid home workout especially with these suspension straps. Using the straps adds resistance to your own body weight, whether you’re working your arms, legs, or entire body. The best part is that this system can be used anywhere, as long as there’s something strong (like a door or tree) to use as an anchor.


Gliding discs core sliders

Gliding discs core sliders

Another great at-home fitness tool, these dual-sided gliders can deliver a killer core workout. Someone stuck working out at home can use them to make moves like mountain climbers and pike-ups more challenging. The soft side will save hardwood floors, and the hard side is for working out on carpet. 


Lectrofan micro2 sleep sound machine

Lectrofan Micro2 Sleep Sound Machine

If someone isn’t getting enough quality sleep, they’re going to hit a wall in terms of their fitness goals. This machine has 11 unique digital sounds (from white noise to soothing ocean waves) to keep noise from disrupting zzz’s, and it’s small enough to pack in a carry-on so someone can get a good night’s sleep even when they’re far from home. 


A stay-put waist belt

A stay-put waist belt

For those who exercise outside, there are benefits to bringing along a smartphone, whether to check directions or make a call in case of emergency. Running Belt stretches to fit extra-large phones plus keys and is made of water-resistant material to keep contents from getting damp from unexpected bad weather and sweat.


The lift log workout journal with bookmark

The lift log workout journal with bookmark

Sure, there are a hundred fancy new devices from which someone can track their fitness. But sometimes, old-school is best. Writing down workouts can help someone better spot patterns and measure progress and it’s an easy way to cut down on distractions in the gym.


Funk strike gel boxing gloves

Funk strike gel boxing gloves

Tie-dye is back, baby, and these funky gloves will make any boxing class feel more fun. Just like the rest of Sanubel’s sustainable and eco-friendly products, they feature gel impact-protection foam that protects the fists and breathable mesh to keep palms from getting super sweaty.


Adidas classic gym bag

Adidas classic gym bag

Keeping workout gear together, yet separating the dirty and sweaty from the clean and dry, is an eternal struggle. Luckily, the Adidas Defender duffel bag has plenty of pockets, smartly designed for segregation. And just to make sure the bag and its contents are still in the locker at the end of a workout, a sturdy padlock with a programmable combo is the ideal compliment to this gift.


Resistance bands set (16pcs)

Resistance bands set (11pcs)

To get stronger (and faster) as a runner, it’s essential to build muscle, not just pound pavement. There’s only so much to gain with small lightweight dumbbells (that is, not much), but investing in a full set of weights is costly and takes up a ton of room. A space- (and budget-)friendly option: A set of resistance bands.


Ninja personal blender

Ninja personal blender

Getting healthy is the marriage of two activities, exercising and eating right. However, nothing makes eating right more fun than making smoothies. This blender whips up a liquid breakfast or a post-workout treat in seconds, and with the perfect recipe, your giftee will start salivating just from hearing the whirring sound of the blades.


Instant pot ultra-electric pressure cooker

Instant pot ultra-electric pressure cooker

A sure-fire way of adopting better eating habits is to cook your own food and doing it in the fastest, simplest way, so the process becomes routine. The Instant pot uItra ticks those boxes, besting all other pressure cookers on our tests. It whips up delicious one-pot meals, perfect for eating right away and freezing into portions for later.


Reehut yoga wheel

Reehut yoga wheel

This yoga wheel is the perfect fitness gift to help your favorite yogi punch up their routine and try something new. Not only can a yoga wheel be used for conditioning to perfect regular poses, but it’s also great for stretching and warming up, too.


DynaPro exercise ball

DynaPro exercise ball

Gift a new exercise ball to your favorite fitness enthusiast. Perfect for complementing a Pilates routine or for some light ab work in the morning, this ball has a tough exterior that features anti-burst technology so you don’t ever have to worry about your workout session deflating.


New Balance FuelCell Rebel

New Balance FuelCell Rebel

Lightweight and responsive, the Rebel was designed to help runners pick up their speed. The FuelCell technology in the forefoot helps propel you forward, while the firm yet lightweight foam surrounding it provides the support needed to move efficiently. 


Ivation foot spa massager

Ivation foot spa massager

Remember that foot bath that seemed like a thoughtful gift but ended up in the back of the closet? This is not that foot spa. Once your recipient slips his or her tootsies into the warm, churning waters of the Ivation Foot Spa, the overall best of the 14 we tested—we’re confident it will be enjoyed on the regular for soothing soreness, as well as pedicure prep.


Anti-chafe balm

Anti-chafe balm

While most fitness activities aren’t a contact sport with other people, they can be one with your own two legs, or between your shirt and your skin (if you don’t know, don’t ask). With a deodorant-shaped stick of Body Glide, your giftee can say farewell to chafing, and you can say goodbye to listening to them complain about it.


Stack 52 bodyweight exercise cards

Stack 52 bodyweight exercise cards

If you know someone stuck in a workout rut, these exercise cards will snap them right out of it. Each of the 50-plus cards is printed with images and descriptions for bodyweight exercises that can be mixed and matched to create mini-workouts — no YouTube videos, workout apps, or fancy programming necessary.


Revolution 101 balance board trainer

Revolution 101 balance board trainer

This fun balance board presents a serious challenge any fitness guru will be excited to take on. Its strategically unsteady surface helps to strengthen core balance, coordination, body control, and more.


Pain relief light therapy

Pain relief light therapy

We’re all spending so much time hunched over computer screens and curled up on couches that our joints are screaming. This medical-grade warp uses red and infrared LED lights to relax muscles and relieves spasms, muscle and joint aches, and pain and stiffness. Who wouldn’t want that after a long workday? 


SPRI exercise dice

SPRI exercise dice

Know someone who’s struggling with at-home fitness motivation? This set of two six-sided fitness dice features workout ideas on one and rep counts on the other—all they have to do is roll them, then pair the exercises (like jumping jacks, crunches, squats, push ups, lunges, and a wildcard) with the reps (either 30, 60, 90 seconds or 10, 20, 30 reps).


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