These fitness gifts are evidence that good things really do come in small packages.
Forget big gifts that take up the entire front room – unpacking a stocking is the most exciting part of Christmas Day. Yet while novelty stocking fillers are great fun for five minutes, they often become one of the many gifts that end up thrown in a drawer and forgotten about.
In 2021 sustainable and thoughtful gifting is more important than ever, so why not give gifts your friends and family will treasure – beyond boxing day. If they still love home workouts, want to get better at yoga or are aiming to smash running goals in 2022, then these fitness-related gifts will be top of their wish list.
Here are some of the best sustainable, useful, and most importantly stocking-sized gifts that fitness lovers will use again and again.
Meg Cork Massage Ball
This non-toxic, naturally anti-microbial, biodegradable massage ball eases knots and aids recovery. Good for your loved one and the planet.
Wild Natural Deodorant
This aluminium free product in sustainable, refillable packaging comes in gorgeous scents including Fresh Cotton and Sea Salt and Coconut Dreams. Who knew environmentally friendly antiperspirant could be so luxurious?
Form Superblend Protein Powder
Stuff your loved one’s stocking with nutrients in the form of this vegan protein powder. Combined with maca, flaxseed, greens and fruit powder, it’s the ultimate winter boost that just so happens to taste delicious – hi, chocolate salted caramel.
Waffl Gym Towel
Drying four times faster than cotton and taking up 50% of the space, this Waffl towel will get them out of the changing rooms and into the smoothie bar with time to spare before work.
PureSport CBD Oil Tincture
CBD has become the go-to for muscle soreness, inflammation, improving sleep and reducing stress. PureSport’s range is the best of the best, approved by athletes and the Strong Women team for optimum recovery.
UpCircle Hydration Skincare Bundle
This bundle includes nourishing cocoa butter moisturiser and collagen-boosting serum for skin that even winter won’t dull. It’s approved by runner’s to restore hydration and combat dryness post-cold weather workouts.
Misfits Chocolate Orange Protein Bar
Tribe, the all plant-based snack brand, is delivering everything your fitness pals want come January: decadent chocolate snacks that also support their workouts. This multipack will keep them going for the month.
Breathe Lavender Eye Pillow
Created using material left over from sewing hospital scrubs, these lavender eye pillows are the perfect wind-down tool to end a yoga practice with.
Brooks Knit Run Socks
Novelty that works might sound impossible, but these festive socks will make their Christmas morning run feel better than ever thanks to the heel and toe cushioning.
Oliver Bonas Yoga Cards
This beautiful pack of cards will support any yogi’s practice, offering a daily challenge or a source of inspiration.
JS Health Probiotics
The gift of good gut health is more important than you think. These science-backed probiotics support healthy flora in your intestines for improved mood, immunity and digestion.
This Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak
The key to a good workout is a good night’s sleep. Help your gym going giftee get some restorative shut-eye with this bath soak, filled with award-winning scents of lavender, vetiver and chamomile.
Adidas Karlie Kloss Sports Bra
Whether her go-to workout is high-intensity HIIT or low-impact yoga, the stretchy fabric, beautiful cross-back design and sweat-wicking technology means they won’t want to take this off. But, when they have to, it’s easier than ever thanks to the front zip.
Proper Goose Personalised Gym Training Notebook
If your mate is set on taking their training seriously in 2021 or has their eyes upping their weights, this personalised logbook can help them track their progress.
Lululemon InvisiWear Thongs
Trust us, the trickiest part of activewear shopping is finding underwear that doesn’t show through leggings. Do the hard work for your gym buddy with these seamless knickers that prevent VPL.
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).