15 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gym Rat in Your Life

15 amazing gifts for active people

The perfect holiday gift is both practical and shows appreciation. If you’re looking for gift ideas for an active person, we have a few suggestions that just might make their day. These fifteen exercise and healthy-living gadgets are perfect gifts for gym rats. Each fun gift show that you care about their interests, yet these are also practical tools that they’ll use frequently. Plus, there’s something for every budget. Whether you’re shopping for a significant other, a family member, or a close friend, these gifts are worth checking out.

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1. Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Base Kit

This all-inclusive workout kit is perfect for anyone who likes to work out at home. PiYo is a combination of Pilates and yoga. It works to build lean muscle, burn calories, and improve flexibility. With this 4-star package, your loved one will be all set to practice PiYo at home! The kit includes 10 workouts, a 60-day calendar, a Quick Start Guide, a Get Lean Eating Plan, and a tape measure to help keep track of your progress.

2. Adidas Women’s Tiro 15 Training Pant

When it comes to gifts for gym rats, you can’t go wrong with a basic piece of gym apparel. These basic pants work for both the gym and relaxing at home, and with a 4.5 star rating on Amazon they’re some of the best quality you can get.

3. FitBit Charge 2

This all-out gift is our most expensive, but it’s perfect for someone deserving of a little extra love. FitBit went out and beyond expectations when designing the newest Charge model. It keeps track of steps, floors climbed, calories burned, and active minutes. It’ll measure your heart rate to keep you on top of all your fitness goals, and even give you a fitness rating you can use to improve. The FitBit is currently one of the best ways to measure your progress.

4. Yogalinda Premium Printed Design Yoga Mat

A yoga mat that shows a little personality makes for a wonderful gift. This beautiful printed mat will be a little bit of extra motivation to get a workout in. Who wouldn’t want to do yoga with these beautiful pattern to look at?

5. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Hydration is the most important part of recovery! And when it comes to gifts for gym rats, this bottle adds the right amount of sweetness. This fruit infusing water bottle has a locking lid to ensure nothing will spill, making it perfect for on-the-go. Throw it into your gym bag, bring it on a run, or take it on a bike ride.

6. Tough Cookie’s 3-Pack Tank Tops

A sassy tank (or three) is the perfect gift for a runner with a sense of humor. The tops are light and comfy, making them perfect for both the gym and everyday tasks.

7. NutriBullet Blender

This variant of the Magic Bullet (which you might have seen on television) is the most practical blender you will ever own. And it’s perfect for health nuts! With the NutriBullet, you can make quick single-serving smoothies using frozen fruit, veggies, oats, and even nuts. The hassle and cleanup are minimal, and the NutriBullet takes almost no counter space.

8. Yonana’s Frozen Health Dessert Maker

Finally, ice cream without the guilt! Add frozen banana, or your choice of fruit, and this machine turns it into smooth soft serve. We think Yonana’s makes the perfect gift for health enthusiasts who live in a warmer climate. It’s the perfect way to cool down after a hard workout or to indulge a sweet tooth guiltlessly.

9. 2-in-1 Foam Roller

The gym rat in your life will surely appreciate this 2-in-1 foam roller, which provides two different ridged surfaces. The different surfaces apply pressure in different ways, so they can target different spots and work separate muscles. And it comes with a carrying case!

10. Head Multi-Sport Running Gloves with Touch Screen Compatibility

Warm gloves make outdoor runs enjoyable during winter. You can run long distances without freezing your fingers off! And the finger pads are touch screen compatible, so you don’t have to take the gloves off every time you change the music.

11. Microfiber Gym Towels

Most gyms require that you bring a towel. And while you could just bring any towel, but these microfiber towels are specifically designed for the gym. They’re quick-drying and super absorbent, yet also lightweight. It’s a small luxury that makes a big difference.

12. Majestic Pure Himalayan Salt Body Scrub

Speaking of luxury, there’s nothing better than a warm relaxing shower after a workout, and this body scrub will make it even better! Just by scrubbing once or twice per week, this scrub helps keep your pores from clogging with sweat and impurities.

13. Fitlosophy Fit Book

A journal made specifically for gym rats! This fitness diary uses an intuitive layout to help you keep track of your goals, meals, and workouts. Needless to say, it’s the perfect gift for the organized gym rat.

14. APIE Sweatproof Sport Earbud Earphones

Gone are the days of getting tangled in your headphone cords. Once you try wireless headphones, you will never go back. Since these 4-star earphones are made with athletes in mind, they stay in place while you run and have a sweatproof design. They can connect to your phone or music player via Bluetooth, so you have all the music with none of the tangles.

15. Strength Stack Fitness Dice

Fitness dice are a fun way to break away from gym routines, so of course they make amazing gifts for gym rats. You can start at a beginner level and work your way up, so you’re doing a different workout each time you play. Best of all, you don’t need any equipment, and the dice can also be used for fun group workouts.

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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