With Christmas day and the holiday season only just around the corner, it’s the time of year when it feels like so much needs to be done in so little time!
Finding the perfect present for friends and family members can be tricky, so we’re here to help. We’ve come up with a health and fitness inspired Christmas wish list that will be sure to give you some great Christmas gift ideas for your fitness loving loved ones.
Boardgains Fitness Board Game
A little friendly competition never hurt anybody! This board game challenges you and your workout buddy while keeping it fun. All exercises are strictly bodyweight, so you can play anywhere, anytime.
It’s also a great gift for any group fitness trainer friends/family to use in their classes.
TRX GO Suspension Trainer System
A great pick for someone that enjoys a home workout, or likes to be able to take something with them on holiday to keep active while they’re away.
This resistance kit easily attaches to a door, and can be customised by adjusting the resistance.
At 1 pound each, Bala Bangles add a constant but comfortable resistance to workouts. They can be worn on wrists or ankles for training and recreational activities alike.
Not only are they great for enhancing workouts, they come in super cute colours, so they’re an accessory they’ll actually want to wear!
With the New Year nearly here, it’s the perfect time to set new fitness goals. A fitness journal is a great way to keep people on track and help your friend stay motivated.
And sure, there’s plenty of online fitness trackers out there, but sometimes old school is best and physically writing out goals and workouts can be super effective.
This post-workout recovery tool can help to relieve tightness, tension, and knots.
The smaller version is super compact in size, so can easily fit in a gym bag, and is a more affordable option that delivers the same results.
If your friend/family member is someone that is always on the go, a voucher for a massage will no doubt be a very well-received gift!
Not only are massages great for reducing stress and increasing relaxation, they help to reduce pain and muscle soreness, making them perfect for those who train hard and want to enhance their recovery.
The ultimate fitness accessory – FitBit, Garmin and Apple’s range of watches will provide a stylish way for your friend to keep track of their fitness activity.
From telling the time to tracking their steps and calories burnt, this gift will keep your friends engaged and active while still looking good.
NutriBullet’s are the perfect kitchen accessory for your friends that love making smoothies for breakfast or post a workout.
Included in the box is a recipe book, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas or get bored of one particular flavour again.
Muscle Recovery Bath Salts
There’s nothing more relaxing than a bath, and when it also helps your muscles recover, who wouldn’t love this product.
Designed to diffuse tension and help relax aching muscles, this soothing soak is the ultimate way to unwind after a long day or intensive workout.
LuluLemon Yoga Mat
For your yoga loving friend, a new mat is the perfect gift idea. The Lululemon range is massive, with multiple prints, sizes and widths.
They are made with a polyurethane top layer that absorbs moisture, so you will never lose grip during those sweaty practices.
Who doesn’t love receiving a hamper!? The team at Bodi Box have created an amazing range of gift boxes for the fitness enthusiast in your life.
They have boxes packed and ready to ship, or you can build your own if you want to mix and match different items.
A workout is better with music, and what better way to listen to pumping tunes than with some wireless headphones. Move around freely with no wires attached – once you go wireless you’ll never go back!
Big brands such as Apple, Beats, Audio Technica and JBL all have a great range of in ear and over ear headphones.
Acupressure Mat and Pillow
The Celsius Acupressure mat and pillow is the daily self-care tool that helps to relax the body and mind. Acupressure is an ancient healing art, that uses thousands of spikes to apply pressure to the skin, increase blood flow and circulation.
Simply lie down and let the mat do the work.
Nothing beats a fresh pair of kicks, so you can’t go wrong with gifting your loved one with a new pair of runners.
If you know they have a favourite brand, stick with that (sneaker heads can be fussy!), but if you need some ideas, Nike’s Pegasus’, Adidas’ UltraBoost’s and Asics’ GEL Kayano are all great buys.
You can never have enough active wear – everyone loves getting a new item of clothing they can wear on their next run or to the gym.
For the ladies, Stylerunner has a great range of both workout gear and off-duty sports luxe attire. They also have E-Gift vouchers available if you aren’t 100% sure on what size or style to buy.
LARQ Self Cleaning Water Bottle
The biggest problem with reusable water bottles is that they can get really dirty, and they’re hard to clean. This bottle from LARQ self-sanitizes the water inside, as well as bottle, using a built-in light.
Probably not something you would buy for yourself, but something you’d love to receive as a gift!
Belt bags are all the rage right now. They’ll be able to store their phone, keys, and wallet in this waterproof pouch that can go with them from the hiking trails to brunch and back again.
TriggerPoint Foam Roller
Recovery is key after a tough workout, and the range of foam rollers from TriggerPoint will help release muscle tension and tightness and get your friend back to feeling fresh in no time.
Great for your gluten-free, paleo, and healthy cook friend or family member, they’ll flip for this spiralizer 5-Blade vegetable slicer that will help them create veggie noodles at home in just a few minutes.
Run Fast, Eat Slow Recipe Book
Run Fast, Eat Slow is a book full of recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 New York City Marathon historic win.
In the book, Shalane teams up with chef Elyse Kopecky to showcase delicious, flavoursome, whole food recipes that’ll satisfy your friend’s cravings and be healthy at the same time.