Ask Away...: Gift Guide: What to Get the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gift Guide: What to Get the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life

It can be difficult to know what to buy as a present. Especially if you know your friend is a fitness fanatic, but you don’t have a clue! Getting a gift that is both useful and fun is always the aim. It has to be something the receiver will get excited about opening, but can also be used practically. It’s a difficult brief to get right. This gift guide will give you lots of inspiration for healthy happy gifts…

Gym Clothes

Gym clothes are a great gift for anyone who takes their fitness seriously, or anyone you know he needs some extra motivation. There are so many brands who take style and substance seriously when it comes to sportswear. Most importantly what you buy needs to be fit for purpose. But there are also some cute styles out there as well. Buy sportswear as a gift, and choose something that would make you want to get up and go to the gym.

This is an especially good gift for those needing a little extra motivation. If you’re new to fitness, great workout gear can motivate you do get up and go. It can also help to make you feel more comfortable at the gym, your home, or wherever you work out.


Headphones are the ultimate accessory for anyone who spends a lot of time exercising. They are another great piece of kit that will help to motivate you to do a few more reps or another lap. Invest in some good quality in-ear headphones as a gift. If your friend is at the gym they won’t want a chunkier design getting in the way of their workout.

Waterproof headphones are also a good idea. This means that no matter how much they sweat it out over a workout, their new headphones won’t get damaged. It's the type of gift that they’ll appreciate but will also come in handy in their day-to-day life.

Activity Trackers

FitBit is leading the way in wearable tech at the moment. These clever little watches are the ultimate tool for anyone looking to get into fitness or a fanatic. They track your workouts, can track your sleep, and even wake you up in the morning. There a really simple way to record your progress, and motivate any fitness newcomers.

It’s the type of gift your friend may not think, or have had the time, to buy. Spoil them rotten, or get some other friends to chip in for this gift.

Healthy Hints

The receiver of your fitness based gift may have been talking for a while about getting fit, but not quite managed to take the first elusive steps. If they're a smoker and want to quit before implementing a serious fitness regime, give them a helpful push in the right direction. These kangertech vapes for sale at Vaporescence are a great gift to give. They are a good alternative to smoking, and a good step on the road to quitting. By buying it as a gift, your friend will be more inclined to use it, and get going with their fitness plan!

Yoga Mat

Man or woman, young or old, a yoga mat is a great gift. Especially if you’re friend is yet to try this style of exercise. Yoga comes in so many forms, from Bikram to Sivananda. What’s clear is that it's a hugely popular way to get fit. Not only does yoga help improve your overall fitness, but it can help to destress you and improve your flexibility.

Yoga is easy to take up by attending a class at your local gym, or having a look online to at some of the (hundreds!) of tutorials. It’s a great way to deal with stress and find some peace and calm at the beginning of a new day or the end of a busy one.

Personal Training

If the receiver of your gift wants to take their fitness to the next level, get them a package of classes with a personal trainer. One on one sessions will allow you to get up close and personal with a fitness expert. They’ll be able to give you invaluable advice about how to best execute positions, what you need to work on, and how often you should be training.

This is also a great way to get someone into fitness. It’s less intimidating than a gym setting and it means you’ll get to grips with exercises and equipment before going it alone. Your trainer will be able to come up with a plan about how to achieve the results you want. A great gift for experts and novices alike.

Healthy Cookbooks

Exercising and working out is only half the battle. To be as fit and healthy as possible your eating habits need to support the hard work you’re doing in the gym. Some healthy cookbooks will give your fit friend inspiration for their dishes. Cookbooks are a lovely gift as they’re pretty timeless. Try and get yours signed, or even write a motivational note on the inside yourself, this will give your gift a special touch.

If you want to get them a gift to go with your cookbook, a steamer, or slow-cooker is a great idea. For those looking to eat well, steaming food is a good option. It's a healthy method of cooking which retains all the vitamins and nutrients our food contains. There also good for cooking rice and chicken as well.

Water Bottles

If you’re on a budget, a hard plastic water bottle is the gift to go for. As far as small, token gifts go, it’s an incredibly useful one. It saves the fitness fanatic from getting a fresh bottle of water every time they hit the gym. Instead, they can fill up and reuse a heavy duty one instead.

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