We all have "that friend." You know—the fitness enthusiast. They spend almost as much time at the gym as they do at work. They happily munch on carrots and celery sticks when everyone else is inhaling pizza and wings. Their Instagram feed is a flurry of sweaty selfies and #beastmode posts.
If you find yourself shopping for your fitness-minded friends this holiday season, don't panic! We've rounded up five great gift ideas to help you out. These items are appropriate for most fitness levels, and they don't have to be limited to any single sport or activity, making them versatile enough to please even the most discerning recipient.
You don’t have to be a yoga fanatic to enjoy a fine yoga mat. Treat someone on your list to this little piece of Zen where they can align their chakras or just stretch their muscles out after a hard workout. The Manduka welcOMe Yoga Mat is great for folks in any stage of their fitness journey. Though this is a feather-light mat, it still offers exquisite cushioning. Made from non–Amazon harvested tree rubber, this mat is also free of the toxic chemicals often found in traditional yoga mats.
Your fit friend may be in awesome shape, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have aches, pains, and knots. Even the most elite athletes need to practice self-myofascial release to keep their muscles in peak condition. The Trigger Point Charge Vibe foam roller will shake and massage their muscles into submission, improving blood flow and speeding up the recovery process. Faster recovery means your friend can get back to doing whatever they love sooner! This roller's compact size and rechargeable battery make it an ideal gift for those on the move.
If your fit friend is as fashionable as she is athletic, this ladies' tote will knock her stylish socks off! The Wilson Women’s Tote is a versatile bag that can hold two tennis racquets and any other tennis accessories she may need. Beyond the tennis court, this bag is ready for work and play. It features a section for a tablet or laptop as well as an insulated Thermoguard pocket for lunch or snacks. The faux leather exterior is complimented beautifully by a lovely floral print interior. You’ll have a hard time finding a bag that combines function and fashion like this tote from Wilson!
Shopping for a dedicated runner or a gym hero? New Bluetooth headphones are always appreciated! Workout warriors love wireless headphones that won't slip or malfunction due to sweat or rain. The JBL Endurance Jump Headphones are waterproof, and they feature FlexSoft™ ear tips and a TwistLock™ system that keeps the headphones comfortably secure during any workout. Plus, these headphones have touch controls that allow the wearer to use them for hands-free calls.
Tired of seeing your friend with that nondescript water bottle that couldn’t keep water cold for more than 15 minutes? Upgrade them to the Camelbak Chute Mag Vacuum Insulated bottle; it’s a stainless steel monument of liquid-management mastery! This 32-ounce bottle can keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours. It's perfect for campers, hikers, trail runners, hot-yoga enthusiasts, or that friend who lugs water around like they're about to cross the Sahara Desert later.