20 Holiday Gifts for Fitness Buffs

From home workout equipment to fashionable activewear and accessories, we rounded up everything you and your loved ones need to break a sweat this holiday season.

By Carly Milne, Emily Spain Oct 26, 2021 6:57 PMTags
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Giving fitness gifts can be a bit of a minefield, but it doesn't have to be. We're of one mindset when it comes to this category: each gift should be fun! After all, working out can be a grind… so shouldn't you gift items that can make that grind a little more enjoyable—or at the very least, more fashionable?

That's why we made this list of 20 goodies you can give to the HIIT fanatic, the obsessive runner, the pilates powerhouse, the zen yogini… pretty much anyone and everyone on your list who loves to break a sweat! With weighted bangles, high-rise leggings and chic yoga mats and more, you're sure to find something that will raise the receiver's heart rate—in a good way!

Check out our picks below, and don't worry—we won't tell if you nab some for yourself!

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Fidus Large 1 Gallon Motivational Water Bottle

Any fitness fanatic knows the importance of staying hydrated! This gallon-sized water bottle, loved by celebs like Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, will motivate them to stay on top of their water intake before, during and after their sweat sesh.

Toesox Grip Pilates Barre Socks

If your recipient religiously goes to pilates, barre or yoga to tone up, they'll definitely appreciate a pair of of Toesox's grip socks. They come in a bunch of fun colors and prints, too! We always keep a pair in our car and gym bag.

The Exercise Dress

Who says you have to wear leggings to break a sweat? In this athletic dress, you can run, squat and lunge with the best of ‘em, thanks to a built-in shorts liner and breathable fabric. And yes, there's a pocket for your phone!

FitFighter Steelhose - 10 lb. Pair

Combining five tools in one, these compact weights will help elevate any workout routine. Plus, FitFighter offers online classes to help you get the most out of your sweat session.

Define Jacket

We don't know about you, but we always ask Santa for a new Lululemon jacket every holiday season. They offer the perfect slimming effect for our cold weather runs and workouts. Plus, they have those super-comfy thumb holes so you don't have to wear out your sleeves.

Bala Weighted Bangle Set

Incorporate these chic and discrete, weighted bangles into your daily routine and be prepared to tone your arms and legs without having to jump on a treadmill. These athletic bangles will maximize the intensity of your at-home workouts, too.

Sold & Striped Freestyle Deep V Elastic Band Bra

Splurge on the star in your life with a chic workout set! We love this set from Bandier.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands- Set of 5

With varying degrees of resistance, these bands will help you tone, lengthen and stretch. Not to mention, they will help you get your dream summer booty just in time for summer.

Everywhere Belt Bag

Keys, phone, wallet...check! This colorful belt bag will hold everything you need so you don't have to haul a big bag to the gym. More info on the trending bag here!

Nike Air Zoom SuperRep 2

Get ready to run, walk and train in these popular kicks! These stellar sneaks feature two powerful Zoom Air units absorb your energy, which makes them ideal for HIIT or gym workouts. We wear our pair all the time— they're so comfy!

Theragun Mini

Keep cramps, knots and tension at bay after your workout thanks to the Theragun Mini! It's quiet, powerful and will fit in your gym bag.

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

The Bowflex promises to give you a full body workout without having to leave your house! Our glutes are already sore from looking at this sweat inducing machine.

Offline The Hugger Crossover High Waisted Crackle Legging

These TikTok-approved leggings are so flattering and will hug you in all the right places. Their second-skin fit will allow you jump, run, skip or whatever you do to burn calories in comfort and style. Trust us when we say you will wear them on repeat!

The Mirror

This unique approach to home workouts offers a variety of sweat-friendly classes, from boxing to cardio to yoga and everything in between. You can choose your workout via an app on your phone, and even pick your music, customize your workout, and track your progress

Personalized Fitness Journal by PrincessandHerfrog

Keep track of your fitness journey and document your workout routines and meal plans with this 60-page spiral notebook. We love how you can customize the character on the front cover with your hair color, style preferences and font of your choice.

Warrior Yoga Mat

This one's ideal for the yogi you know! Antimicrobial and no-slip with a cushioned rubber backing, this mat actually wicks away moisture so poses land solid without sliding around. And it's cushioned for extra comfort.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5515 Magnetic Rowing Machine

This rowing machine offers a smooth and quiet magnetic tension system that adjusts through eight levels, so you can make your row as intense as you please.

Amplify Seamless Muscle Tank

Shopping for the fitness-loving men in your life can be tricky. However, Alo Yoga offers a wide variety of workout fits that they won't want to return. This forrest green tank is a must!

Classpass Membership

Treat your loved ones to dozens of in-person and virtual fitness and wellness classes and treatments. From kickboxing and yoga classes to pilates and bootcamps, a membership will challenge the recipient to break a sweat in new ways.

The MYX II

If you've been wanting a stationary bike but don't want to wait or pay the price of other popular models on the market, the MYX bike offers a lower price point and dozens of live classes as well as world-class coaches on demand. Plus, you can finance it for $30/month, which is less than most gym memberships.

The Way Home Shorts

With a boldly smocked waistband with a high-rise silhouette and split hem, these shorts will allow you to break a sweat in style and comfort. And 1% of Free People activewear purchases benefit non-profit Girls Inc.

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—Originally published Dec. 5, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. PT