The Best Gifts for Fitness Lovers to Shop This Year
Whether you're shopping for yourself or another workout fanatic, these are the most stylish (and useful) gifts to add to your online carts this holiday season.
2020 was the year our fitness routines were turned on their heads. We traded in our Classpass and gym memberships for fancy workout mirrors and at-home workout apps. We finally threw away decades-old sports bras and started shopping for stylish new workout clothes (even if no one else could appreciate them but us). And we stopped going for massages, and instead turned to tools to deal with tech neck at home.
In other words, for those lucky enough to have more disposable income and time stuck at home, the pandemic provided a chance to invest in products to benefit our health and fitness.
And now that Amazon Prime Day has officially kicked off the holiday shopping season, we see no reason to stop the trend. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for another fitness-lover, these are the best new gifts to add to your online carts this holiday season.
1. Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
These lightweight, Bluetooth headphones are perfect for serious runners thanks to their super-secure ear hooks (that are also comfortable) and sweat and water-resistant design. If you're someone who always forgets to charge your devices (guilty) there's this: Throwing them in their charging case for five minutes gives you 1.5 hours of listening time.
Shop now: $200; amazon.com
2. Under Armour Sportsmask
Available in five different sizes, Under Armour's face mask is the perfect stocking stuffer for any athlete looking to upgrade their basic cloth version. Stand-out features include an anti-microbial inner layer and a water-resistant outer shell, plus UPF 50+ sun protection built-in.
Shop now: $30; underarmour.com
3. Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device
I've written about my love for this deep-tissue massage tool before and stand by it. It won't replace a massage therapist or chiropractor, but for a mild case of tech neck or general achiness, this device (now available in a new mini version) is the perfect solution.
Shop now: $199; amazon.com
4. Dagne Dover Ace Neoprene Fanny Pack
If you've been going on more quarantine walks and hikes, then it's time to finally invest in a cute fanny pack to carry your essentials (keys, mask, hand sanitizer). This neoprene version from Dagne Dover has a ton of convenient pockets to keep you organized.
Shop now: $85; nordstrom.com
5. Fitbit Sense
Fitbit's smartwatches have always been great at tracking your workouts, but health fanatics will love the wide range of sensing capabilities (motion, 02, heart rate, and temperature) that makes their latest device one of the best sleep trackers around. Bonus: The battery lasts six days and it has Amazon Alexa built-in so you can check the weather or set alerts with your voice alone.
Shop now: $330; amazon.com
6. Lululemon The Reversible Mat 3mm
Lululemon's yoga mats are consistently rated as some of the best by serious yogis due to their grip, cushioning, and antimicrobial finish. Even if you're just taking up a yoga practice for the first time, you might as well spring for one that will look pretty even if you forget to put it away.
Shop now: $58; lululemon.com
7. LARQ Self-Sanitizing Water Bottle
If you need a stylish new water bottle (or want to gift one to that friend or family member who never remembers to drink water) then look no further. The first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system, LARQ uses UV-C LED technology to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses (and we love this chic new colorway).
Shop now: $78; saksfifthavenue.com
8. MOBOT Foam Roller Water Bottle
Or, opt for this 2-in-1 bottle that will remind you to drink water and foam roll more in 2021.
Shop now: $50; anthropologie.com
9. Lord Jones High CBD Formula Chill Balm
This soothing CBD balm is made with moisturizing ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and shea butter — with an added bonus of 200mg of CBD. While you can use it all over, it's perfect for massaging into sore muscles post-workout.
Shop now: $52; sephora.com
10. Apple Watch Series 6
The new Apple Watch Series 6 is a fitness lover's dream: Not only can it track 80 different types of exercises, from walking to swimming to strength training (it can automatically detect eight), but it also comes with new health features, including a Blood Oxygen sensor. If you care more about the look, you'll be happy to know there's a wide range of new finishes and bands to choose from.
Shop now: from $399; target.com
11. Peloton Bike+
For someone you really love (or yourself), now might just be the perfect time to finally pull the trigger on a Peloton. Not only does the bike have improved features cyclists will love, like automatic digital resistance, but the larger, rotating screen and one-tap Apple Watch syncing also make it easier to take Peloton's strength, yoga, stretching, and meditation classes. (And if you're looking to spend a bit less, the original bike is now priced lower than before).
Shop now: $2,495; onepeloton.com
12. Bala Bangles Classic 1lb
These fashion-forward weights were so popular during quarantine (thanks in part to fitness influencers like Hannah Bronfman and Melissa Wood), they were sold out for months. Now you can finally scoop up a pair of the wrist and ankle weights (available in four colors) for the yoga or barre-lover who wants to kick things up a notch.
Shop now: $49; shopbop.com
13. Girlfriend Collective High-Waist Leggings and Paloma Sports Bra
If you're unfamiliar with Girlfriend Collective, then prepare to be wowed. Not only are the workout clothes known for being eco-friendly, ethically made, and size-inclusive, but they also just feel amazing on and come in a variety of on-trend colors.