Fitness Gifts for Family & Friends
Monday, December 4, 2017
You blinked, didn’t you? One blink and just like that another year has passed and it is time to scramble for gift ideas. If you think you used up all your good ideas last year, not to worry. This holiday season, take some time to find the perfect gift for all the fitness and health enthusiasts on your list.
$20 AND UNDER
One of the best relationships in fitness gear is when fashion meets function. Keep your outfit on point and the sweat out of your eyes with a headband. Consider popular brands including “Boho Bandeau” or “Junk Brands.”
Help keep your favorite fitness enthusiast’s mind in peak form by gifting them one of these highly recommended books. The Feed Zone Cookbook by Biju Thomas and Allen Lim educates and inspires readers to take control of the cooking process, making it a must have for any healthy-eater. Someone who enjoys a heart-pounding workout challenge will appreciate How Bad Do You Want It by Matt Fitzgerald, which explores the psychology behind harnessing brainpower to improve performance.
Tired of a loved one lugging around dirty Tupperware in a tattered plastic bag? Keep healthy meals and snacks cool and convenient in an easy to carry lunch bag. Check out Jaxx or FitPacker for stylish meal coolers.
Everyone loves a good massage, especially when it is free. Whether your loved one would prefer a gentle hot stone session or enjoy more sport-specific deep tissue work, a massage gift certificate is sure to be a hit.
$100 AND UP
Take a drive in a sports car and you will quickly realize how many horsepower you are missing in your eco-sedan. This same idea applies to the most important piece of kitchen equipment – the chef’s knife. Experience a well-crafter chef’s knife and you will wonder how you ever sliced and diced without it. For your “sharpest knife in the drawer,” choose Wusthof. Or, consider taking a date night cooking class to test out the best options and choose the perfect knife for your favorite chef.
Nothing drags down the energy of a workout like a commercial in between your favorite pump-up songs. Win gift-giver of the year by sharing an entire year of commercial-free music. Music subscriptions such as Spotify, Pandora, and Apple music offer premium memberships for less than $10/month.
Blow away the music-lover in your life with a high-end set of headphones. For fitness enthusiasts, headphones that stay in place and provide studio quality sound are critical. Check out the Bose Soundsport Wireless or Jaybird X3 for best in class sound and performance.
For the most practical gift-givers, look no further than a stand-up or treadmill desk. Reduce daily stress, increase physical activity, and spark productivity with the gift that keeps on giving. Varidesk has great stand-up options and LifeSpan offers a variety of treadmill desk styles.
Make your list, check it twice. No matter if they have been naughty or nice, use these gift ideas to make this holiday season one to remember. The tree will not be the only thing getting lit this year. Watch your loved ones’ eyes light up when they unwrap their perfectly selected and thoughtful gift.
Nick Rozek Greater Green Bay YMCA
Workplace Wellness Coordinator & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist