Finding a fitness-related Christmas gift for the active people in your life needn’t be an exhausting task. From water bottles that remind you when to drink, to wonderfully bright dumbbells, fitness fanatics will be more than pleased to find these trinkets waiting for them under their tree this Christmas.
1. Adidas grip trainers, £12
From increasing your forearm muscularity to improving dexterity, handgrips are often forgotten about but are an essential piece of gym kit to own. Featuring angled springs that allow for graded resistance, they can also gradually increase grip endurance over time. At just over a tenner, this set from Adidas make the perfect stocking filler for any fitness lover.
2. Argos Opti Neoprene dumbbells, £17.99
From building muscle to boosting cardio, dumbbells are an essential piece of kit and an ideal gift to the friend wanting to get into fitness. This stylishly bright variety are modestly priced and can allow the recipient to workout in the comfort of their own living room.
3. Nike training fitness gloves, £19.95
Treat your weight-lifting friends to a good quality pair of fitness gloves. The breathable, mesh fabric allows air to flow through to the hands and the extra padding supports palms when lifting particularly heavy weights.
4. Life Boxluxury Christmas box, £30
This luxury festive goodie box is bursting at the seams with healthy treats. Those who like to stay ahead of the curve with health products will get to sample the latest vegan and gluten-free snacks from nut milk to energy balls – perfect for pre or post-workout snacking.
5. Floatworks single float gift card, £50
Okay, so we admit it’s a little out of the ordinary but why not treat someone you know to a floating session this Christmas? The latest trend in relaxation therapy, spending time floating in isolated thermal water tanks is said to reduce stress levels, alleviate pain and improve lack of sleep.
6. Contrado custom printed yoga mats, from £59
A customised yoga mat is a genius gift for the yogi in your life. At nearly sixty quid, they’re a bit of a stretch however Contrando lets you create your own design (you can even use your own pictures).
7. John Lewis Bellabeat Spring, smart water bottle, £79.99
The latest in smart bottle technology, the bellabeat can provide you with drinking reminders and will calculate how much water you need, based on your lifestyle. Say hello to future of drinking.
8. Sweaty Betty luxe gym bag, £95
Every gym fiend needs a stylish bag for their workout gear and Sweaty Betty’s luxe option is sure to be top of many a Santa list this year. The separate pocket means you don’t have to worry about mixing your trainers with your valuables and the optional strap for z yoga matt makes this bag all the more practical.
9. NutriBullet Balance smart food blender, from £149
The key to a healthy body is by starting and finishing in the kitchen. Give the gift of fresh smoothies with the ever-popular NutriBullet, which now comes with built-in bluetooth technology, meaning you can track nutrition straight to your phone.
10. Modern Picnic The Lunches lunch bag, £149
Okay, you can look at this two ways; at first glance, this may look like the most expensive lunch bag you’ll ever buy but really this gift doubles up as both a stylish handbag and a traditional lunch box in one. It’s made from vegan-leather and comes with an insulated compartment tucked inside – making it the perfect gift for eating before or after a work-out.
11. The Cookery School at Daylesford: Yoga, cookery & Haybarn spa day, £195
Know someone that needs a day to recharge their batteries? Treat them to a 90 minute yoga class, a delicious meal and deep tissue massage at the very picturesque Daylesford Organic Farm in the Cotswolds.
12. Samsung Galaxy watch, from £279
Fitness trackers are topping many of our Christmas lists this year. At the higher end of the budget, the Samsung Galaxy watch can track up to 40 different exercises, monitor your heart rate, comes with a built-in GPS and can also play your Spotify playlists when you’re on the move – so forgetting your headphones is no longer a valid excuse for not going on a run…