15 Holiday Fitness Gifts for Friends and Family

Great holiday gifts for the fitness enthusiast in your life


Buying a holiday gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life can be an overwhelming task. So many products on the market, and so little time to review them. Alas, do not fret, but be of good cheer. For we have researched an array of the best outdoor, health and fitness gifts on the market that will make your shopping task a gleeful one. There is something here for everyone on your list.

1Sanabul Essential Gel Boxing Kickboxing Training Gloves

Boxing Kickboxing Training Gloves Sanabul
Sanabul Boxing Kickboxing Training Gloves

Available on Amazon

These gloves are a big favorite of consumers. They are quality boxing gloves that feature gel impact-protection foam that will keep fists feisty for the duration of a boxing class or session with a punching bag. The breathable mesh on the palms will keep hands cool. For some added motivation listen to some boxing motivation music.

2Pursoma – All Natural After The Class Post Workout Bath Treatment

Post Workout Bath Treatment Pursoma
Pursoma Post Workout Bath Treatment

Available on Amazon

Muscles can get very sore after a hardcore workout session. Even after light exercising and stretching, the body can still feel just a little tight. This luxe bath soak contains the perfect all-natural elixir to relieve tension mentally and physically, after the workout! Give the gift of relief and relaxation.

3Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer

Balance Board Trainer Revolution 101
Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer

Available on Amazon

This fun balance board presents a serious challenge to test and improve balance skill and body control, all while getting a workout. Even for a newbie, this balance board will be easy to control while the user can strengthen core balance, and coordination.

4Kettle Gryp 

custom kettlebell Kettle Gryp 
Kettle Gryp

Available on Amazon

Kettle Gryp is a cool addition to any fitness enthusiasts gear. Even your most fitness-savvy friend who already has everything will find this gift useful. Create a custom kettlebell at home or on the go with this orange device that simply clamps around any standard hand weight. It’s super lightweight and a total breeze to take just about anywhere. Great travel companion.

5New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam Zante v3 Running Shoe

Running Shoe New Balance Zante v3
Zante v3 Running Shoe

Available on Amazon

This New Balance sneaker for men does it all. The runner in your life will appreciate the cushy midsole, neutral arch support, lightweight outsole, and springy feel. These shoes will be the go-to for smaller sprints or longer trails.

6Original Worm-Massage Roller 

Massage Roller Worm
Original Worm-Massage Roller

Available on Amazon

This innovative massager rolls away knots and tension in an instant. The worm-like structure involves four balls (similar in size to tennis balls) held together in a sturdy yet flexible membrane. Give as a gift it to someone special and watch them roll their soreness away.

7Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker

Activity Tracker Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker

Available on Amazon

Know someone worth a spending a little more? The Fitbit Charge 3 is a water-resistant, user-friendly fitness tracker, and it features continuous heart-rate tracking, GPS, a handy touchscreen, and swappable wristbands.

In addition to tracking health data and delivering smartphone notifications, the tracker can also help users unwind via personalized breathing exercises. Plus, it has a host of fitness-tracking programs and extended battery life included in this updated version. Great upgrade!

8Run Fast. Eat Slow. Nourishing Recipes for Athletes by Shalane Flanagan

Nourishing Recipes Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanaganfor
Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan

Available on Amazon

This book makes for a unique fitness gift for the runner in your life. Shalane Flanagan, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon and the first American woman to win in 40 years, knows that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.

For this cookbook, Shalane teamed up with chef Elyse Kopecky to showcase delicious, flavorful, whole food recipes that’ll satisfy your cravings and be healthy at the same time! It’s available on Kindle, too!

9BlenderBottle Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle

Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle BlenderBottle
BlenderBottle Insulated Stainless Steel

Available on Amazon

This sleek blender bottle is a luxe option for shaking protein shakes or green powder boosters on the go. Gift it to your friend whose cabinets are filled with tubs of protein and superfood powders! Available in assorted colors.

10Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds

Wireless Earbuds Jabra Elite Sport
Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds

Available on Amazon

If you want to splurge on that special someone here it is! These Bluetooth headphones are completely wireless and waterproof, and their sound quality is superior. They’re also lightweight and extremely comfortable, and the wing-tips keep them secure during high-intensity sweat sessions or while swimming laps. You can even tweak the sound output via a handy smartphone app for a fine-tuned listening experience.

11Ruffwear Approach Dog Backpack

Dog Backpack Ruffwear Approach
Ruffwear Approach Dog Backpack

Available on Amazon

Buying a fitness gift for someone that loves to bring their “man’s best friend” along? Whether hiking, running, or biking, if your dog is your sidekick for outdoor fitness, one of these backpacks is a must. The built-in harness makes it easy to keep Fido close. You can load it up with food, water, and treats. It’ll give your dog a workout, as well as help keep you organized.

12DYNAPRO Fabric Mini Resistance Bands

Mini Resistance Bands DYNAPRO Fabric
DYNAPRO Fabric Mini Resistance Bands

Available on Amazon

DynaPro Direct takes mini resistance bands to a whole new level with this fabric addition to their product line. These fabric bands provide ultimate comfort, resistance, flexibility, and durability for a novice or pro. The bands are so stretchy and easy to handle, they’re perfect to use with a workout partner, too. The best part? Just toss them in the wash to keep them fresh. Check this fitness gift off of your list!

13Gaiam On-the-Go Yoga Mat Carrier Strap

Yoga Mat Carrier Strap Gaiam On-the-Go
Gaiam On-the-Go Yoga Mat Carrier Strap

Available on Amazon

Shopping for a yogi who has yet to discover the benefits of a yoga mat strap? Help save them the awkwardness of toting a yoga mat barehanded with this convenient strap that goes on easily and slings right over the shoulder.

14Enduracool Microfiber Cooling Towel

Cooling Towel Enduracool Microfiber
Enduracool Microfiber Cooling Towel

Available on Amazon

This high-quality towel begins to cool (like, the temp drops!) the second it touches water. It’s chemical-free and it can be machine-washed, so it really makes for a unique and affordable gift for your fitness-loving friend! Note: Serena Williams uses one.

15Survival and Cross Jump Rope

Jump Rope - Premium Quality - Best for Boxing MMA Fitness Training - Speed - Adjustable by Survival and Cross
Jump Rope

Available on Amazon

We featured this gem in our Top 10 Home Exercise Products Worth Owning and it continues to be a consumer favorite with over 6,000 raving reviews on Amazon. This jump rope is the perfect gift for the busy fitness freak in your life. No time for the gym but still want a good workout? This rope won’t get tangled, it adjusts easily to accommodate users of all heights, and it’s the perfect weight for single jumps, double-unders, and whatever else you can dream up for an intense cardio workout.

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