Buying a gift for the gym lover in your life can feel difficult when there are so many products in the fitness industry. Not only are there almost too many options to choose from, but trying to pick something that the person you're buying a gift for will use and enjoy might seem daunting! Never fear--that's why we're here. We've put together the perfect gift guide for gym rats of all ages and fitness levels, so let us take the guesswork out of shopping this holiday season!
All of the items on our list are things that every gym lover needs and can never have enough of. You'll save them from having to buy their own replacement equipment, recovery gear, and more! For extra brownie points, make sure you pay attention to the brands your special person loves so that you know you're getting them something they'll love.
Here are 10 gift ideas for gym addicts this holiday season!
The days of headphones with wires are officially behind us--no more worrying about your cords getting tangled or in the way of your exercises! Wireless earbuds are where it's at, and it's easy to find a pair that is affordable, feels comfortable, AND stays in the ear while you move. Most people find that listening to music, a podcast, or an audiobook while they exercise helps them stay motivated during their gym workouts, so wireless earbuds are always a good gift option for gym rats.
Fitness Tracker Watch
People who dedicate a lot of time and energy to fitness would do well to have a fitness tracker that they can wear on their wrists. Depending on the brand and model you choose, you can find watches that track steps, heart rates, sleep patterns, stress cycles; you name it! Many also sync with an app on your phone so that you can track your progress easily and conveniently. Fitness trackers are an absolute necessity for anyone who enjoys exercising!
It's no secret that hydration is important, and while there are usually water fountains and drinks available for purchase at your local gym, having your own water bottle will allow you to stay hydrated and focused as you move around the gym, not having to take a trip to the water fountain every few minutes, and it saves money since you're not buying drinks all the time. There are a lot of cool high-tech options out there, including water bottles that are self-cleaning, so make sure you do your research!
Microfiber Gym Towel
If the person you're buying a gift for is someone who produces a lot of sweat during their workouts, they're sure to appreciate a microfiber gym towel! These moisture-wicking towels keep you dry and cool without becoming soggy or heavy, evaporating moisture instead of simply absorbing it. Even people who don't produce a lot of sweat can benefit from these comfy, skin-friendly options!
Running or Cross-Training Shoes
When you spend a lot of time on your feet, your shoes tend to become worn out quicker. Buying your own replacement shoes can get a little expensive over time, though, which is why shoes make such great gifts for athletes--especially runners! It's important to get the right size/kind of shoe your person needs, so try to sneak some information from them and get a gift receipt with your purchase just in case something goes wrong.
Unless the person you're buying for has a medical condition that would prevent them from using compression socks, a pair of compression socks is one of the best gifts you can buy for an athlete. They help workout enthusiasts recover quickly without feeling as sore as they normally would; even nurses and doctors who work 16-hour shifts love them and swear by them. They're comfy and come in a lot of fun colors, but choose a lower-grade compression if you're buying a pair as a gift for someone else!
Massage Gun/Neck Pillow
Speaking of recovery, massage guns are all the rage this year. Athletes use them to work sore/tense muscles after a particularly difficult workout, making them the perfect gift for someone who spends all their free time exercising. Different brands offer different features, so be sure to make some comparisons before you buy.
A lot of people make new year's resolutions right at the end of the holidays, so why not help inspire your favorite gym lover with a new activity to try? There are classes for dancing, cycling, yoga, pilates, kickboxing, rock climbing, and so much more! Give them the gift of a free class and see if it turns into their new hobby.
People who spend a lot of time in the gym know how important it is to take care of their bodies, but sometimes they spend too much time training and not enough time pampering. Spa packages are great gifts for people who definitely need a little relaxation but probably wouldn't buy it for themselves.
When all else fails, or when you just can't figure out what the perfect gift for the exercise enthusiast in your life would be, get a gift card. It could be for a particular website or clothing brand that you know your person loves, which allows them to buy whatever the heck they want or need, or it could be a general cash gift card so that they can spoil themselves however they choose! Gift cards are great fall-back plans since the person who receives one always gets something they want or need without any guesswork on your part.
Gift-shopping for your favorite workout buddy this holiday season doesn't need to be stressful when you have our handy gift guide! We hope our suggestions help you narrow down your options or find inspiration that you didn't have before. Happy holidays from all of your friends at Bombshell Sportswear!