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Give the gift of fitness with this selection of activewear, gym kit, training books and fuelling food.
If you love the act of gift-giving, it’s your time to thrive. But while we all want to give the perfect personal present, it can be hard to find something that combines your friends favourite hobbies with a cute twist (just how exactly do you get something pretty for a Marvel fanatic, exactly?).
But fitness-related gifting shouldn’t be hard. Whether your friend or family member is into running, the gym, home HIIT, cycling or dancing, there’s something special out there to get them that they’ll use again and again. Whether it’s a practical recovery kit that they’d never think to buy for themselves, a high-quality refresh on essential workout gear or more indulgent items to support their training, you can find something here.
Fill their stockings with these fitness-related Christmas presents.
Lululemon Align Tank
Sports bra choice can be personal (do they like high-impact or something softer?), but you can’t go wrong with this supportive, buttery-soft number. Somewhere between a crop top and a bra with removable cups, it’s an essential gift that they can decide how to wear and style.
Shreddy Azure Resistance Band
Resistance bands are the perfect addition to gym bags and home workout circuits. This rubber and cotton variety is super sturdy so won’t snap and can add some hefty activation to their training.
Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health by Daniel Lieberman
Give the gift of knowledge to any fitness buffs who love to learn about the nitty-gritty of their body and training. This book is the perfect read before the ‘new year new me’ talk, diving into high-level scientific research to debunk myths around exercise.
Four Five CBD Muscle Rub
This CBD-infused muscle rub is made with anti-inflammatories – the perfect self-care gift for anyone whose active lifestyle has seen them struggling to get down the stairs.
Misfits Variety Box
Widely acknowledged as the best vegan protein bars on the market, these are loaded with the nutrients needed to support their training while tasting like candy bars. After all, what is Christmas without a selection box?
Sure, you could get them a voucher for a spa day. But this massage gun gets deep into the nooks and crannies of tight tissue and can be used time and time again. Who needs a massage anyway?
Nike Fleece Tracksuit
Every tough trainer needs tough recovery. There’s nothing better than this vintage-style, fleece-lined tracksuit to see them through rest days, winter walks and cosy yoga sessions.
A skipping rope elevates any workout, whether they’re an avid runner hiding from the cold or someone who’s just starting to build stamina.
The Train Happy Journal by Tally Rye
If their new year’s resolution is to feel great, this journal will help. Tally Rye’s goal is to help people build a holistic, intuitive relationship to fitness and this journal is filled with prompts for reflection.
La Pochette Sweat Bag
Make life easier and cleaner for those who run from the gym to work to drinks. This antibacterial and water-resistant kit bag for storing workout gear on the go is a sure-fire upgrade on their no-doubt smelly canvas totes.
Sunday Rain Himalayan Salt Massage Ball
Make post-workout fancy with this massage ball made from Himalayan salt, encouraging stress relief and getting rid of knots.
WAKEcup Self Cleaning Water Bottle
Can you think of a better present than one that begins with the words ‘self-cleaning’? We didn’t think so. The UV light in this bottle kills germs and smells at the click of a button.
Innermost Performance Collection
Complete with pre-workout for energy, whey protein for recovery and focus supplements for staying in the zone, this is a bundle that says: go get it.
Varley Chaucer Pant
Forget boring tracksuits en route to the gym. This combo of cord and stretchy elastic makes the perfect winter cover-up.
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Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).