With the holidays right around the corner, it's about time to start making lists for gifts, and there are plenty of great fitness gifts this year for the workout nut in your life. Gifting isn't easy, and everybody has those loved ones who are particularly hard to figure out the perfect gift for every holiday season or birthday. Giving a gift that reflects their interests is always a great way to get a gift they're sure to love, and what fitness enthusiast doesn't want more awesome fitness gear?
Below we'll discuss some of the best gifts for fitness lovers of a few different varieties. Not all gym guys and gals are into the same activities, so hopefully, there's something on this list that everyone would love to receive as a workout gift. Whether it be updated workout clothes, some extra tools to help streamline their routine, or a deep muscle massager for after a long day at the gym, there's something that every fitness nut needs.
Ideas for a Fitness Gift Basket
Sometimes it can be tough to find that perfect gift that you're sure will hit the mark. Depending on the person, sometimes it can be easier to find a bunch of smaller gifts to ramp up their workouts. This can also be a great way to gift to groups that you want to recognize with a gift but don't know well. Getting gifts for personal trainers or gym staff may be hard. Though you interact with these people daily, it's usually just about working out. It makes perfect sense then to get them a gift basket full of workout goodies.
Some items you may want to include are:
- Nutrition bars
- A muscle massage gun
- Recovery ball
- Resistance bands
The Best Fitness Gifts for Weightlifters
If you've got someone on your list who's into pumping iron, there are a few great gifts that anyone into lifting would love to receive. Weight lifters face unique challenges in their workout routine as they're continually pushing their muscles to their limits, so gifts that would be ideal for them may not be intuitive to other fitness lovers.
Padded Lifting Grips
If someone's pumping a lot of iron at the bar, not only do their hands get worn and chapped over time, but a lack of grip could end up leading to a serious accident in a deadlift or bench press. Padded grips keep lifters' hands comfortable while also keeping their grip firm.
A strong core is incredibly important to a lifter, and a balance trainer gives them a way to work on fundamentals even while not at the gym. A wobble board or ball balance trainer can not only help strengthen their core muscles throughout the day at home, but also can be sat on to strengthen posture during arm workouts.
If someone's spending a lot of time hitting the weights, they inevitably have some sore muscles after a workout. Getting relief to those muscles with a percussion massage gun not only feels great but also helps improve circulation so that they can build more muscle. The VYBE Pro Percussion Massage Gun can be a great wellness gift for serious weightlifters taking care of themselves during recovery.
The Best Gifts for Runners
Running enthusiasts can be particularly hard to find gifts for because all they need to accomplish their passion is their own legs. There are plenty of tools that runners use to keep up with their workouts and health, however, and there is some gear that hardly any serious runner can do without.
Moisture Wicking Socks
This may seem like a cliché bad gift, but all that running puts serious strain on a runner's feet. Great running socks are made of highly specialized wool or synthetic materials that are designed to wick moisture away from the foot for more comfort and less irritation. If you know a runner who wears cotton socks, now you know what they need this year.
Foot and Calf Massager
If those feet run a lot of miles, they'll certainly feel it once in a while. The Shiatsu Foot & Calf Massager by Cloud Massage takes care of those sore muscles with deep, kneading Shiatsu massage, and features several vibration and heat functions. For a hobby runner who still has to go about their regular life with sore calves and feet, this could potentially be a lifesaver.
While your running enthusiast probably has some running gear, as the weather gets cold they may not have many flattering options that keep them warm on their run. Getting too cold on a run can quickly lead to illness as sweat turns to a chill, so why not get that distance runner in your life some great-looking and high-performance joggers that they can enjoy every day.
The Best Gifts for Yoga Lovers
If you know someone who's constantly at the yoga studio, you want to get them gifts that suit their style and fitness passions. While yoga is mostly about self-workout, breathing, posture, and resistance training, there are still a few tools and accessories that no yoga lover should be without.
A New Yoga Mat
Of course, this had to make the list. A great mat is something no yoga lover can do without, and for people who practice yoga as a central part of their life, they need more than one to always have a space ready to go. Not all yoga mats are created equal though, and even some high-dollar bamboo yoga mats don't stand up to the most dedicated yogis.
There are a few things in particular that you want to look for to find the perfect yoga mat:
- Textured surfaces. As workouts get strenuous, a textured surface helps keep a sure grip
- Thick composition. A thicker yoga mat offers more cushioning, potentially protecting joints injuries related to repeated strain over time.
- Quality material. You don't want to give anyone a gift that breaks right away, so make sure you find a mat that's built well, especially for outdoor yoga mats.
Flex Percussion Massage Gun
Though yoga is all about strengthening muscle endurance and flexibility, the road to get there is paved with muscle soreness. For yoga enthusiasts, sore muscles can be a serious barrier to pushing themselves to more challenging poses. With The VYBE Flex Percussion Massage Gun they can target exactly where they're sore so that they can smooth out muscles and get the blood flowing back to their sore muscles, so they're ready to go for their next session.
More Great Gifts For Any Variety of Fitness Lovers
If your particular fitness buff doesn't necessarily fall into a specific niche, there are certainly some great Christmas fitness gift ideas that any fitness fanatic would love to get their hands on.
Organization and Outfitting
There are a lot of options to make sure that your loved one is working out in style and has everything they need to keep that locker tidy. Once you start thinking about what could help them get prepared for their workouts better, there are a lot of ideas to be had.
Some ideas to consider are:
- Gym bags
- Workout gear
- A mirror for their locker
- Fitness apps to help them manage their workouts better
Learn more about how to choose the right workout clothes here!
Workout Tools and Aids
What kind of equipment they like to use and exercises they like to do could tell a lot about what gifts may be right up their alley. While a lot of exercises don't require a lot of tools and resources, most of them can be improved with some simple gear.
Here are just a few ways that they could beef up their normal workout routines:
- Weight vest
- Resistance bands
- Bluetooth headphones
Self Care and Recovery
This is an important step that often gets overlooked when you're thinking of gift ideas. When you're thinking about the workout itself, you don't always think about the aftermath, but it's very real for your fitness lover's sore muscles. The point of working out is to strengthen your muscles and improve your health, but soreness from workouts restricts blood flow and potentially cripples your muscles' ability to grow. A VYBE Massage Gun can help them get their muscles recovered quicker so they can get back to doing what they love.
The VYBE V2 Percussion Massage Gun packs a lot of power into a personal deep muscle massager to tackle seriously sore muscles. As a multipurpose self-recovery tool, it can up the workout game of any fitness enthusiast with a variable speed setting that can do everything to simply break up stubborn muscles after a workout or give you the experience of a spa-like deep tissue massage.
VYBE percussion massagers can enhance the recovery process of any fitness nut, which makes it a great gift for athletes or anyone who just loves working out. Visit us today and see all the great massage products we offer that could be just right for that fitness lover on your list.
Contributing Writer: Jordan Roberts