If you need help coming up with gift ideas for your fitness enthusiast, look no further. We've curated a few of our favorite things. And don't worry ladies, we've got some great ideas for that hard to buy man in your life. Check out our top picks for to make your gift buying a breeze this year.
1.) Fitness tracker The hottest trend in fitness today is tracking your progress (did you really workout if you didn't track it?). For the fashionista who doesn't think a thick band on their wrist is cute, then Kate Spade's Scallop Hinge Bangle is perfect. It's a stylish tracker that looks just like jewelry!
If you are looking for a more sporty option then check out the FitBit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Band. The Charge 2 can do it all, it tracks all of your activities from running to yoga and even has guided breathing sessions for those times you need to get your zen on. It can also track your sleep and alert you when you have a call, text or calendar event. It's like having your very own personal assistant!
2.) Healthbox If you want to go for the whole shebang, the Under Armour Healthbox is the way to go. It comes with the UA Band which tracks activity, workouts, sleep, and can display stats while you're working out, the UA Heart Rate, an accurate monitor that helps you train as smart as possible, and the UA Scale that tracks your weight and body fat percentage. All devices are Wi-Fi enabled and connect straight to their app.
3.) Hydration There is a huge emphasis on drinking the recommended 64oz. of water these days and not only for avid exerciser, but for everyone. It helps keeps your skin clear and promote healthy bodily functions. You can't go wrong buying a water bottle for your fitness enthusiast because you know it won't go to waste. And what is more fun than customizing a Hydro Flask Water Bottle that is their very own?
You can choose the size, lid, color and even customize a boot for it to prevent that clanking sound and provides a slip proof surface.
4.) Yoga Mat Having a great yoga mat is a total game changer. Whether they are a pro yogi or someone who is trying to get into it, gifting a yoga mat can only heighten their practice (and make them love you more). We love the Accord Pro from Manduka because it is guaranteed to last a lifetime, never peel, flake or fade.
5.) NutriBullet Smoothies are a staple in any health and fitness enthusiast's life, which is why the NutriBullet Rx will become their second best friend (you, of course, being their first after gifting them this). The NutriBullet Rx has built in SMART Technology that automatically controls the speed and time of the blender for optimal nutrition extraction. The added bonus is that it has the ability to heat, so making soup becomes extremely easy.
6.) Athleisure The clothes you work out in are no longer just for working out, now gym clothes are made to look good as you get your sweat on and then transistion into everyday life. The athleisure trend is huge right now, so much that is has carved a niche for itself in the clothing industry. One of our favorite athleisure pieces is the ALO High Waist Moto Legging. They are super flattering for almost any body type and they look amazing with a cute sweater and a pair of low ankle booties.
7.) Classpass Gift Card It can't get any easier than buying a gift card. This is perfect for the person who's New Year's resolution every year is to get in shape or for the person who gets tired of the same workout every week. Even if they already have Classpass, they will appreciate taking a month off from the recurring payment.
8.) Bragi Wireless Headphones The Dash Don't you just hate trying to walk or run outside and get all tangled up in the cords! Cue the newest wireless headphones that are so much more. The Dash headphones can do it all from storing 1000 songs, to coaching you while working out, and the piece de resistance is that you can even swim laps with these.
9.) Foam Roller After all that working out, it hurts so good to foam roll all of those muscles. Foam rolling is an important part of any exercise routine. It helps prevent injury and aids in a quicker recovery as well as improves mobility and flexibility. We love the Triggerpoint GRID Foam Roller because it is small enough to take with you to the gym, affordable and comes in lots of fun colors.
10.) Dry Shampoo Dry shampoo is a must have in a woman's gym bag. While there are many good ones out there, Redken Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo is one of our favorites. This particular one instantly refreshes hair, absorbs oils and has a matte finish so no residue, which is a must! The Pillow Proof also smells good, another added bonus for after your workouts.