I’ll Be Fit for Christmas: Perfect Gifts for the Gym Lover

Fitness enthusiasts rejoice—Santa’s coming through with some stellar presents this year. Here’s the best gym gifts to help your loved ones take their fitness up a notch.

While the rest of us are stuffing our faces with cookies and hot cocoa, there’s always that one friend who’s hitting the gym on Christmas morning. For them, fitness is more than just a hobby—it’s a lifestyle. From bicep curls to burpees, they love to get their blood pumping and the adrenaline flowing.

While we admire these gym rats for their dedication to their craft, they aren’t always the easiest people to buy presents for. How about a 10-pound container of protein powder from Costco? It’s probably already in their kitchen. Maybe a cool neon sweatband? I’m sorry, but this is not the 80’s.

Luckily, we have the answer. Whether the exercise aficionado in your life is training for the Olympics or it’s just their way to blow off some steam, we’ve compiled a guide of gifts for fitness lovers this holiday season. So get your shop on and find something that will inspire your buff brother or shredded sister to take their training up an extra notch.

Gifts for Women

Help her unleash her inner she-wolf with a gift she’ll truly cherish. From eye-catching clothes to muscle recovery tools, we have it all. It doesn’t matter whether the fit lady in your life loves leaping off boulders in the great outdoors or crushing cross-training circuits at the gym—there’s bound to be the perfect fitness gift for her on our list.

Hyperice Vyper 2.0

What it is:

It’s time to get serious about self-care. This phenomenal vibrating fitness roller increases flexibility, circulation, and overall muscle soreness with three different vibrational settings. Two times more effective than standard foam rolling, this nifty gadget penetrates deep into your muscles to deliver the type of recovery care you need after a grueling session at the gym. Discover an increase in your range of motion by up to 40%, and feel free to take it on a plane to your next fitness conference—it’s a TSA approved carry on.

Why she’ll love it:

This is the ideal fitness gift for women who just won’t quit. The Vyper 2.0 is like having a personal masseuse waiting for you at home after every workout. She can use it to warm up before a competition or cool down after taking the gold medal. Equipped with both smooth and grooved exterior surfaces, the versatility and customization is what makes this vibrational roller so fantastic. Plus, rechargeable batteries provide over two hours of delicious deep-tissue massage. Did someone say spa day?

Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave

What it is:

CrossFitters rejoice! These sleek training shoes are designed with high-intensity circuit training in mind. Equipped with a comfortable semi-bootie construction, exceptional midfoot cushioning, and sturdy traction for all your rope climbs, these sneakers can seriously take you to new heights. Not to mention, the sleek design comes in a number of eye-catching colors that will be a welcome addition to any workout wardrobe.

Why she’ll love it:

With the Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave, she’ll be able to claim her title as the CrossFit Queen. These tougher-than-nails shoes are perfect for women who like to vary their training and try something new every day. Whether she’s into plyometric exercises or maxing out her deadlift reps, there’s nothing these sneakers can’t handle. Plus, their modern design is perfect for transitioning straight from a H.I.I.T. class to happy hour! No matter if she’s doing squats or taking shots, she’ll feel like a million bucks in these killer kicks.

Women’s R-Gear Breathe A-Line Tank

What it is:

Tired of restrictive gym clothes? This uber-comfy tank allows you to reach a full range of motion without being overly baggy. Designed to fit loosely around the hips and extend longer on the back hem for extra coverage, this shirt is perfect for serious athletes. Smooth flatlock seams ensure you’re never rubbed the wrong way by itchy stitching, and the scoop neck cut works well with any style of sports bra. It’s a 10/10 on this tank!

Why she’ll love it:

No matter her body type, the R-Gear Breathe A-Line Tank is flattering on any fitness fanatic. She’ll adore the soft material and the pleated back that increases her full-body flexibility to help tackle rope slams or box jumps with ease. Equally stylish as it is sporty, this tank is perfect for her athleisure lifestyle. When she’s not at the gym, it’s a comfy top to wear while she’s out running errands. The cherry on top? Her workout selfies will be on point after adding this to her workout wardrobe!

Endurance Tape 2″

What it is:

Prevent injuries before they happen! This kinesiology tape is used by athletes around the world to get their muscles back on track. Engineered to provide decompression, promote blood flow, and reduce fatigue, this extra sticky tape keeps you in tip-top shape so you have a leg up on the competition. Don’t worry about it reducing your range of motion—this tape stretches 190% so you can keep being a beast.

Why she’ll love it:

While this unassuming roll of tape might not seem like a glamorous present, it’s the perfect gift for gym rats who can’t handle sitting on the sidelines. Help your girl go stronger for longer with Endurance Tape that’s built to last. Featuring a stickier coating than ever before, this simple recovery tape will stay on for up to four days, so you know it won’t fall off when she needs it the most. Is she a stickler for color coordinated outfits? With so many different colors and patterns, this tape will practically act as an accessory for her sporty style!

Women’s R-Gear On The Go Woven Pant

What it is:

Crush your circuit training in complete comfort thanks to these lightweight knit pants that will keep you energized from start to finish. The back pocket is sweat-proof and zippers shut so your valuables are safe as you dash around the gym floor—just don’t crush your cell phone during kettlebell swings! The adjustable drawcord at the waist offers a customizable fit, and the slim cut ensures you don’t get bogged down by extra fabric.

Why she’ll love it:

Fitness freaks can never have too much gear. From the stretchy waistband to the cut that hits just above the ankle, she’ll love how fit she feels in the R-Gear On The Go Woven Pant. With several pockets in the front and back, she won’t have to carry a bulky gym bag back and forth anymore. Just like a little black dress, these black workout pants are good for any aerobic adventure she embarks on.

Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch + Wrist HRM

What it is:

Say hello to your next obsession. This sleek watch is truly the jack-of-all-trades of fitness trackers. Monitor the calories you burn, measure your heart rate, track your miles, and receive email and text notifications right to your wrist. Plus, this nifty gadget gives you access to the Garmin Connect online fitness community so you can geek out with all your fellow gym rats.

Why she’ll love it:

Help her up her game in the new year with the comprehensive features of the Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch + Wrist HRM. Gone are the days of guessing how far she’s run or how many calories she’s burned during weight class. This precise tracker offers concrete insights that can help her tweak her training so she’ll be shredded by the spring. Vibrational alerts, music controls, and a comfy wrist strap make this truly one of the best fitness gifts to fuel her love of all things physical.

Nathan Zephyr Fire 300 RX Hand Torch

What it is:

Never let the night prevent you from getting in your exercise. This powerful flashlight easily straps onto your hand so you never have to worry about dropping it as you fly down the sidewalk. The integrated 24 degree downward angle fully illuminates the path ahead of you so you can take each step with confidence. A blinking red tail light alerts delivers better visibility, and an emergency siren keeps you safe in case of an emergency. This is a must-give gift for fitness lovers who want to workout without limits!

Why she’ll love it:

With the Nathan Zephyr Fire 300 RX Hand Torch, she’ll be able to light up the night no matter how far she roams from home. The water-resistant materials ensure it won’t flake out during bad weather, and the rechargeable battery guarantees up to 12 hours of glorious glow on the low/strobe setting. Just like the Olympic torch ignites the opening ceremonies, this nifty flashlight will reignite her love for exercising at all hours of the day and night!

Women’s R-Gear Outpace Printed 3″ Short

What it is:

Spruce up your arsenal of gym attire with this ultra-comfy running short. A stretch woven waistband ensures lasting comfort no matter if you’re slaying suicide sprints or dominating dumbbell presses. A back zip pocket keeps your phone, keys, and credit cards safe so you aren’t weighed down by a backpack or bag. The icing on the cake? An inner brief provides muscle compression and the peace of mind knowing your shorts will stay in place.

Why she’ll love it:

Apart from the comfy construction, the R-Gear Outpace Printed 3” Shorts are fantastic for fitness enthusiasts with a fashionable side. The colorful midnight blue/orchid pattern is perfect for any Goddess of the Gains to show off her personal style. Stretchy fabric encourages a full range of motion so she’ll feel unstoppable as she takes on new challenges.

Gifts for Men

Buff. Built. Macho. Manly. However you describe him, the exercise junkie in your life deserves an excellent Christmas present this year. Even if it seems like his collection is complete, we know there’s a fun fitness gift on this list that will catch his eye.

Hydro Flask Escape Collection 32 ounce Wide Mouth Flex Cap with Boot

What it is:

Whether you’re thirsting for the nectar of the gods or just a simple drink of water, this exceptional bottle will keep your beverages at the perfect temperature. Designed with the outdoor adrenaline junkie in mind, the silicone Flex Boot protects against bumps and dings as you explore the wilderness. The thirst-quenching 32 ounce container fits most backcountry water filters, and the fun mountain range design will inspire you to take the road less traveled.

Why he’ll love it:

What’s not to love about a bottle that keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours? The sturdy stainless steel construction of the Hydro Flask Escape Collection will compliment his rock-hard abs, and the wide mouth cap makes it easy for him to splash water on his face during a hot run. Plus, the variety of eye-catching colors will stand out in any gym storage cubby so his beloved beverage holder will never end up in the lost and found.

adidas Alphabounce Beyond

What it is:

Explore uncharted territory in these incredible cross-training sneakers. A seamless mesh upper adapts to your every move, the energy-enhancing Bounce cushioning keeps your feet feeling pampered, and strong Continental rubber in the outsole prevents you from slipping on slick surfaces. Conquer your circuit training like a boss with these impressive sneakers.

Why he’ll love it:

Out of all the possible fitness gifts for men, a new pair of kicks will probably be the most appreciated. He’ll feel like the king of the weight room when he steps inside with these bad boys strapped to his feet. Jump higher, run faster, lift heavier, and grunt less with the adidas Alphabounce Beyond. Not only will he admire the extra spring in his step, but he’ll also like the range of subtle color schemes to choose from that will let everyone else know he means business.

Men’s R-Gear Training Day Long Sleeve

What it is:

When the sun’s not out, it’s time to put those guns away. This stretchy everyday long sleeve shirt is ideal for fitness connoisseurs who don’t want to be constrained to the indoors no matter what the weather may be. Achieve a full range of motion with the roomy construction that’s equipped with Raglan sleeves for added mobility. Ideal to slip on under a puffy vest or wear on its own if you plan to get your blood pumping, this shirt is an essential for your wardrobe if you live outside of sunny Southern California.

Why he’ll love it:

If he’s a true gym rat, he needs an extensive workout wardrobe to always have a fresh each day. Help him turn heads and up his confidence at training sessions with this sleek and stylish R-Gear Training Day Long Sleeve shirt. The breathable fabric encourages ventilation and staves off moisture build-up so he feels like royalty with each jumping jack and sled push. Not to mention, the variety of cool colors make a great fitness gift for any guy who wants to impress the ladies.

Curve PRO

What it is:

Self care isn’t just for the ladies, bro. Treat yourself to an at-home massage with the strength of four stainless steel spheres that can be frozen to deliver an extra icy blast of relief. Ideal for quads, hamstrings, hips, and calves, this nifty recovery massager works to break up scar tissue and promote blood flow to sore muscles.

Why he’ll love it:

When he pushes his body to the max, he’ll be able to recover from intense workout sessions like a pro. The rounded shape of the handles make the Curve PRO easy to use even when he feels like his muscles have turned to jelly. By adding the therapeutic benefits of this massager to his warmup routine, he’ll immediately notice an increased range of motion and less stiffness after grueling gym sessions—which means he can get back on the grind quicker than ever before.

Forerunner 645 Music

What it is:

When it comes to fitness watches, the Forerunner 645 Music is the gold standard. Outfitted with robust memory so you can store up to 500 songs and listen through Bluetooth headphones, this trusty tracker gives you all the same health measurements as other fitness watches—plus your own personal soundtrack. An additional feature that keeps fitness gurus coming back to this product time after time is the Garmin Pay contactless payment function. Whether you need to get an extra Gatorade or buy a new pair of sneakers, this watch lets you leave your credit cards at home.

Why he’ll love it:

If he’s obsessed with statistics, he’ll love the detailed information on ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, running power, and stride length. If the superior tracking features weren’t enough, the modern design, seven-day battery life, and ability to receive smart notifications make this an ideal gift for any fitness lover. He can even create his own custom workouts and download them to the watch to compete against his PR.

Men’s R-Gear Mixed Media 24.7 Jacket

What it is:

The elements are no match for this exceptional jacket. A woven overlay at the shoulders, upper sleeves, and hood keep you toasty warm so the windchill never stops you from getting shredded outside. Two zippered pockets keep your valuables safe and a bungee hood adjuster lets you lock in precious body heat when the winter weather hits.

Why he’ll love it:

Help your boy amp up his game with the stylish R-Gear Mixed Media 24.7 Jacket. The combination of cotton and polyester ensure a luxurious feeling—just because he trains like a beast doesn’t mean he wants animal treatment. The variety of neutral colors he can choose from will complement any closet, and he’s bound to smile when he feels how the roomy allows a full range of motion.

Stance RUN Early Riser Crew Socks

What it is:

Compression socks are the latest craze, so these should score high on your list of possible fitness gifts. They’re designed to strategically apply pressure in all the right spots in order to optimize blood flow, reduce swelling, and relieve discomfort. Logging up high mileage rides puts your feet through some tough work, but these compression socks will make recovery days so much easier.

Why he’ll love it:

Stance has earned some solid street cred for coming up with some of the coolest and craziest designs. The fashion line is now making a splash in the athleisure world, so he can look as good as he feels during his warm up run on the treadmill. In winter months when your pavement pounder is stuck indoors at the gym on snowy days, the sunrise/ocean/mountain print on these men’s Stance RUN Early Riser Crew Socks will at least partially satisfy his quench for the great outdoors.

Men’s R-Gear Kickin’ Back Jogger

What it is:

When the hard work is over and it’s time to sit back and relax, these joggers will become your new best friend. Made of 58% cotton, 38% polyester, and 4% spandex, the men’s R-Gear Kickin’ Back Jogger hits the softest blend of materials. No slouching or sagging here; these joggers have a comfy waistband that ensures they stay exactly where they’re intended to.

Why he’ll love it:

Let’s face it: looks count. While you might have warmed up to his post-workout recovery slides, going out to dinner in his compression leggings isn’t exactly prime. These stylish joggers are street-ready, so he can transition seamlessly from the gym to the rest of his day. The two front pockets plus back hip pocket make these pants super functional, and when he feels how plush and luxurious the soft fabric feels, we’re willing to bet he puts them on first thing Christmas morning after unwrapping them beneath the tree.

When you’re hunting down gifts for fitness lovers who seem hard to shop for, these go-to items are guaranteed to make them smile from ear to ear.

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