Perfect Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life

by Natalie Kiser


November 2, 2021 at 2:00pm PM EDT

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As the holiday season ramps up, now would be a good time to consider all your nearest and dearest’s niche interests, passions, and obsessions to nail down the perfect gifts. And we’ve all got that friend (or, if you think you don’t, you are that friend) obsessed with their workout and fitness routines. Our beloved gym junkies — whether they are runners, cyclers, lifters, or barre fanatics — deserve only the very best and there’s plenty of ways to channel their sporty, cardio, love into some awesome gifts.

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After all, what says “I see you, I know you and, no, I do not want to do a Tough Mudder, Turkey Trot, Summer Solstice Triathlon or Candy Cane 5K with you” better than a thoughtful gift delivered at the finish line?

If you’re breaking a sweat shopping for your fitness-focused friends and family members, here’s a guide to some cool presents they’re sure to love. Whether they’re likely to geek out over some fit-tech, enjoy some attire or accessories for athleisure or hardcore gym days, need some post-workout self-care for their over-worked bod, or furnish their home gym or post-game recovery kit, we’ve got a wealth of fun and functional ideas to knock their gift out of the park.

A version of this story was published December 2019.

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Lululemon Align Pant

These comfy, soft and stretchy yoga pants are a luxurious staple for workout wardrobes.

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Beyond Body Wellness Book

Looking to help your friend amp up their fitness routine? With Beyond Body’s wellness book, you won’t need to buy dumbells or weights. Beyond Body works by asking a series of health questions to create a personalized book, which includes a “training guide” with exercise tips based on level (beginner, intermediate, advanced). It’s a great way for your friend to see what works and even try new workouts. If you’re interested in getting them a Beyond Body book this season, you can use code SHEKNOWS21 to save up to 70% off a personalized wellness book.

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Bala Bangles

If your friend loves is looking to upgrade their weights, then these Bala Bangles are the way to go. They add constant but comfortable hands-free resistance to a workout and daily activities while remaining functional and fashionable. 

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A Personal Blender

If you’re a solo, start sipping as you’re heading out the door, kind of smoothie drinker who doesn’t want to see your sink fill up with evidence of your week’s breakfast, this personal blender from Oster might be your new ride-or-die. Prep your favorite fruit the night before, blend and enjoy in one swoop. 

Oster BLSTPB-WGN My Blend $24.99 on Buy now Sign Up

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Dagne Dover Landon Carryall

This is a cult-favorite bag that holds everything you could possibly need for the work to gym to home grind. It’ll look classic and elegant even if you’re in leggings and covered in sweat. 

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Portable Muscle Treatment Massage Gun

Perfect for the friend who suffers from muscle pain post workouts, the Theragun mini is a great pocket-sized partner, giving quality muscle treatment. One of the best things about this product is it’s size, which makes it that much easier to carry to the gym. 

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Nike Yoga Women’s 7/8 Fleece Pants

These fleece leggings will keep your Yogi friend supported and cozy while the stretchy fabric will let her move freely between poses. The high-rise waistband is also a nice addition as it helps everything stay covered. 

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Circuit Fitness Club Flywheel Revolution Cycle

Quality workout bikes don’t need to be massive, intimidating things that take up your precious living room space or come from the splashy name-brand that people never stop tweeting about. While not the cheapest choice in presents, it can be a great addition to the home gym of the cycle-lover in your life.  

30lbs Flywheel Revolution Cycle $293.68 on Buy now Sign Up

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ActiveProZone Therapy Massage Balls

DIY trigger point massaging is totally easy with these balls — great for relieving discomfort and knots in your sore, overworked body. 

ActiveProZone Therapy Massage Ball $13.97 on Buy now Sign Up

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Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds

Investing in a seriously elevated pair of headphones can make the soundtrack of your friends’ runs, bike trips, hikes and gym days infinitely sweeter. 

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Gym Attire that Matches Their Vibe

Not everyone’s gym wardrobe is full of investment pieces from upscale brands and that’s okay! We love all workout style choices equally here. Finding the workout tank or tee that perfectly speaks to the soul of your beloved gym rat bud is a sweet way to support them. This cute one from Chin Up Apparel might be the match for someone in your crew. 

Women's 'Fix Your Ponytail and Try Again' Shirt $15.98 on Buy now Sign Up

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FITINDEX Electric Foam Roller

Roll out your pain and enjoy the vibes of this body roller. With four vibration settings, I dare anyone to try to feel tense after using it.

FITINDEX Electric Foam Roller $49.99 on Buy now Sign Up

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TrainRite Compact Fitness Journal

For your friends who occupy that sweet spot in the Venn Diagram of bullet journalers and gym rats, this sweet journal is a great tool for keeping track of fitness goals and making plans for the year ahead.

TrainRite Compact Fitness Journal $16.99 on Buy now Sign Up