It’s giving, not receiving. That is the golden rule when it comes to gift giving and with Christmas upon us you might just be wondering what to get for that fitness enthusiast on your list. Let’s face it, with all due respect, Santa is not the picture of fitness. This fitness gift guide is sure to take the guess work out of your holiday shopping.
Fitness Gift Giving Guide
Gifts For The Ladies
Fashion has its place, even in the gym. The days of an old tee-shirt and sweat pants have evolved into workout wear that is fashionable and engineered for performance.
CELESTIAL BODIEZ– Sells bottoms in full length leggings, capri, and short lengths. They offer a variety of colors and patterns. The company also offers tee shirts, tanks, hoodies, and sports bras as well as hats.
Average prices are
Leggings, capris, shorts $45.00 to $85.00
Tee shirts and tanks $25.00 to $45.00
Hoodies $40.00 to $45.00
Sport bras $45.00-$50.00
Booty Queen Apparel– This line founded by IFBB Bikini pro Amanda Latona features her signature leggings and cropped pants as well as tee shirts, tanks, hoodies, and jackets. Most of the apparel is designed so it can be worn in the gym or as daily casual clothing.
Average prices are
Leggings and capris $45.00 to $85.00
Tee shirts and tanks $25.00 to $35.00
Hoodies and jackets $45.00 to $90.00
Workout clothing buying tip: Performance technology is predicated with an eye for fashion and aesthetics with unique colors, cuts, patters, and designs. If buying workout clothing as a fitness gift keep this in mind. The focus of women’s workout clothing is gym wear for anytime wear. The big thing in women’s fitness wear is leggings. You can’t go wrong buying a pair or two as a fitness gift for your favorite fit woman.
What better way to compliment her new attire than accessories. Shields of Strength offers a line of fitness inspired bracelets, earrings, and pendants. Pieces come in designs such as dumbbells and weight plates. Prices range from $6.99 to $250.00 depending on the design.
These pieces are designed with inspirational messages and are Christian themed.
For non-religious pieces check out Iron Strong, a full line of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings featuring weight plate, dumbbell, and sport specific designs.
FASHION FIT TECH
Without a doubt one of this year’s biggest fitness gifts is fit trackers like Fitbit. While these devices are widely popular they do scream tech curve instead of fashion.
Fitbit has the Fitbit Alta that comes in designs that look more like gold and silver bracelets than cutting edge fitness technology. Fitbit also partnered with designer Tory Burch to design a line of pendants and bracelets that can house your tracker in a more fashionable style.
Check out this article from Shape that discusses five fashionable alternatives to fitness trackers.
MEAL MANAGEMENT BAGS
While diamonds may be considered a girl’s best friend, her purse is her right-hand man (or lady). For any fitness minded female, meal time is important. Unfortunately sticking a Tupperware and shaker cup in your Coach bag isn’t very practical.
Meal management bags feature different compartments to hold anywhere from three to five meals, ice packs, insulated compartments, and shaker cup holders. Companies like Six-Pack and Fitmark offer bags for every lifestyle and meal need. Six-Pack even sells designs that look like briefcases, laptop cases, or designer purses.
From fashionable workout wear, to stylish tracking accessories, to designer bags to hold all her meals. Why not complete the circle with cosmetics designed for athletes?
Sweat Cosmetics offers a full line of mineral based makeup to make the perfect fitness gift. All of their products are oil free, hypoallergic, and designed to stay on even during an hour-long workout.
Fitness Gifts For Him
While fashion doesn’t come as much into play here, men’s fitness clothing has also evolved with cutting edge design for form and function. Again, there are the mainstays like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.
Here are a couple other options.
Hylete offers quality gym wear based on a foundation of discounted prices on the more you buy.
Blue Line Beasts is a line of workout clothing that supports law enforcement and first responders. The company was founded by two New Jersey police officers. Besides offering some great designs, proceeds also go to help the families of injured and fallen officers.
MEAL MANAGEMENT BAGS
Just like for the women these are great fitness gifts to carry around all of his meals and make sure macronutrient needs are met. These bags also help you avoid eating wrong when stuck out and about without a clean meal. Perfect for first responders, construction workers, or any guy on the go in the field.
While putting out a primal effort, why not do it with a primal piece of equipment. Primal Kettlebells are chip resistant iron kettlebells cast in the image of a fierce jungle animals. They range from 18 pounds up to 90 pounds. This will defiantly make a statement as a unique fitness gift.
GET A GRIP
Fat Gripz are padded collars that attach to the handle of dumbbells or to the bar of a barbell. The thicker grip requires a greater force to hold thus stimulating greater strength gains and muscle activation in the often-neglected forearms.
One set costs about $39.00 and can even be customized with the lifter’s name.
What’s Christmas time without a few treats, right? Here are a few companies that offer baked goods that not only taste good, but are good for building muscles and fighting fat.
Manbake. Pick from low carb high protein bars in flavors like Apple Pie, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Double Chocolate Chip. They also offer all natural butter spreads including peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and cookie butter. Each is packed with protein and healthy ingredients like chia and flax seed.
Nuts N More makes a wide selection of protein packed nut butters and even something called Protein Peanut butter truffles.
Mancakes makes high protein high fiber pancake mixes made from natural ingredients. They even sell all natural sugar free syrup. This makes for a perfect hearty but healthy winter time breakfast.