17 Fitness Gifts that Motivate - Gifts for Runners, Yogis, Hikers & More

Stephanie Hernandez on 13th Dec 2018

From a heart monitor to a handy bicycle repair kit, wireless headphones to a handy to-go cup blender, there are so many devices and accessories to enhance any type of workout. Whether you’re shopping for a yogi, runner, gym rat, cyclist, or hiker, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fitness gifts that are both useful and affordable. This holiday season, treat your fitness junkie loved ones (or yourself, no judgement) with gifts that motivate.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Fitness Gifts

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Fitness Gifts for Her:

1. Fitness Dice by Stack 52 $19.97

Fitness Dice by Stack 52

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Designed by a military fitness expert who was awarded a medal for the exercise programs he designed for the Army, these fitness dice are a fun way to work up a sweat. Perfect for beginners, advanced athletes, and everything in between, you can choose the difficulty level that best suits you, and progress from there. No equipment is needed for the workouts and you can access free video tutorials for each exercise. For your friend who tends to get bored easily - these dice are a game changer.

2. Post-Workout Facial Hydrating Kit starting at $4

Whether you’re running outside or heating up inside a gym, our skin is affected by our workouts. While sweating is all in all a good thing - eradicating the skin of bacteria, oils, and dirt - it’s important to make sure we follow up with a good skin care regimen to replace moisture. The Ordinary offers a whole line of organic, cruelty-free skincare products that’ll leave your gal’s skin feeling refreshed and revitalized after she kicks ass during her workout. The website offers suggestions on how to combine multiple formulations, and each product has a recommended time of day for application. (The Rose Hip Seed Oil is my absolute fav nighttime hydrator!)

Fitness Gifts for Him:

3. CrossRope Jump Rope sets starting at $88

Exercise at home with Jump Ropes

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Especially for those who don’t have time to go a gym, or prefer to exercise at home, these jump ropes will take his fitness game to another level. Simple yet impressively effective, this piece of equipment works muscle groups throughout the entire body. With interchangeable ropes and handles you can adapt your routine to focus on your specific goals, whether that be building strength or burning calories. There’s also a free workout app that gives you access to tutorials and fun fitness challenges.

4. Metal Vent Tech Headband $18

Comfortable and durable, this headband will keep his sweat from dripping down during the toughest of workout sessions. The fabric is strong, making it more resilient against daily wear and tear than cheaper headbands.

Fitness Gifts for Everyone:

5. Versafit Wireless Sport Headphones $99.95

Wireless and sweatproof, Versafit headphones let you you hear your music without the discomfort of having to constantly move your cord out of the way or readjust your earbuds. With an incredibly thin design, you can fit them under any helmet. These are not noise-cancelling, which allows you to hear your music and the world around you for a safer workout. Plus, they’ve got a 13-hour battery life.

Wireless and Sweatproof Sport Headphones

6. Badger Sore Muscle Rub $10.50

Made with essential oils from rosemary and extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper, and ginger, this all-natural organic balm is perfect for soothing sore muscles. Use it before or after a workout for pain relief or to reduce stress.

7. Massage Gift Certificate starting at $25

Massage Gift Certificate

Even better than a soothing balm - a massage! Treat your fitness fiend friend to a relaxing spa session and you will undoubtedly be loved for it. Groupon has excellent deals throughout the country. If you’re familiar with the area, pick out a spot, or, if you're gifting this to someone who lives in a different city, opt for a Groupon gift certificate.

Gifts for Cyclists:

8. Bike Repair Kit $33

Lightweight and easy to bring along during any ride, REI’s crankbrothers multi-tool comes with 19 tools for common road and trail-side repairs. Whether you’re fixing a broken chain or repairing brakes, this fix-it kit is a cyclist’s savior.

9. Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, Bluetooth / ANT+ $49.90

Cycling with Heart Rate Monitor

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Especially for cyclists who travel long distances or go on high-intensity rides, this heart rate monitor is a great tool, allowing the rider to watch how their body is responding to exercise. Perfect for tracking and reaching fitness goals, the TICKR easily syncs up to other training apps. It’s super comfortable to wear, easy to wash, and ses built-in memory so you can work out phone-free and sync up later.

Gifts for Runners:

10. Skratch Labs Sport Energy Chews $2.45 per pouch

Perfect for high-intensity runners, these little drops of amo give you the fuel to power through vigorous runs without destroying your stomach or causing cramps. Excellent for mid-marathon snacks or race training, stash a few in your running belt and you’re good to go for miles. Unlike gooey gel snacks that often go from one end and, all too quickly, come out the other, these solid chews are designed to slowly digest - meaning you get a consistent boost of energy - without inconvenient detours (like darting off into a side ditch.. if you catch my drift).

11. Running Belt $21

Women Using  Running Belt

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Basically a super thin fanny pack, this lightweight belt is perfect for safely and discreetly storing essentials during a run. Stash your house key and some cash or a credit card for that hard-earned post-run smoothie - the belt tightens to securely withstand bounce and heavy movement. It also has a reflective logo, prefect for runs in the early morning or late night.

Gifts for Yoga Lovers:

12. Exercise Mat Bag $15.98

Complete with pockets for phone, keys, and wallet, this yoga mat bag makes the commute to class super easy. Especially for yogis traveling to and from work with their swag, this bag will keep their gear rolled up and out of the way. If you’re not sure what size mat you’re buying the bag for - you can opt for an adjustable yoga mat sling, instead. Either way - both of these yoga gifts will do the trick. 

13. The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book $17

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

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Created by yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, and anatomy teacher Kelly Solloway, this coloring book is a fun way to learn how each asana affects the body. Help your yogi get in tune with their inner self (literally) by coloring the bones, joints, and muscles used in yoga, alongside their names. The book also includes 32 flashcards for studying yoga anatomy.

Gifts for Health Nuts:

14. To Go Cup Blender $14

Whether your gifting this gadget to a dedicated or aspiring smoothie drinker, this to-go cup blender is a game changer. It makes on-the-go prep so much easier by cutting out a couple steps. Help your health foodie friend keep up their good habit with this super affordable and useful gift.

15. Deluxe Kombucha Brewing Kit $48.95

Deluxe Kombucha Brewing Kit

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Perfect for the kombucha fan in your life, this is ones of those gifts that keeps on giving. From tea leaves and scoby to pH strips and a temperature gauge, the kit comes with everything you need to get your brew on at home. This particular pack includes a lot of educational material, including detailed instructions and a post-brew guide, which really set it apart from other starter kits.

Gifts for Hikers:

16. CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack $65

The ultimate hiking companion, this lightweight CamelBak stores up to 1.5 liters of water. There’s also room for snacks and whatever else your outdoor loving friend likes to bring along when they head off into nature.

17. Paw Protection Booties $37

Fitness Gifts for Four Legged Animal

For the hiker who loves to bring their four legged friend along, these little booties make for a much more comfortable outing. They’re water resistant, skid resistant, and even protect in the snow. They also have a reflective stripe, so you can make sure your pup is always in sight even after the sun sets.