No matter how hard we may try, some of us just aren’t super enthusiastic about fitness. We do our best to work out when we can and keep our bodies just healthy enough, and that’s totally fine! But even if you aren’t a fitness fanatic yourself, the chances are you know someone who is. And if you aren’t as passionate about having a fitness lifestyle as they are, gift-giving can become somewhat of a challenge.
Or, maybe you’re on the other side of that equation. You may be the one who loves working out but no one else in your family or friend group seems to get you… and that can be awkward when it comes to opening presents! Well then, you may want to send this list their way as a little nudge to lead them in the right direction this time (hey, there’s no shame in that)!
So, without further ado, here are my top 6 gift ideas that the fit girl in your life is sure to love. And don’t worry, you can thank me later!
1. A Set of Brightly Colored Neoprene Dumbbells
There seems to be no limit to the number of exercises you can do with a simple set of dumbbells! A pair of light dumbbells that weigh between 1 and 10 pounds each can be used to tone your arms, lift your butt, strengthen your core, shape your legs, or just add a little more intensity to any workout. Every fitness enthusiast needs at least one good set of dumbbells, probably more! And what’s even better is that dumbbells can be found almost anywhere… so there is no need to fret if you’ve waited until the last minute to get a gift (we’ve all been there)! Check out this set from Amazon or head to your local Target store to see what they have in stock!
2. Super Cute and Sleek Water Bottles
Drinking water is the key to a healthy lifestyle and there are a million super cute water bottles out there to help us stay hydrated. I’ll be honest, it’s hard for me to see a cute water bottle and not want to buy it (especially if I find one with my initial on it, Q’s are hard to come by). There are a ton of cute personalized water bottles that you can order through Etsy, and adding that special touch like initials or a favorite quote can really take this gift to the next level. Or, if they like fruity flavors, check out these fruit infuser water bottles that they’re sure to love!
3. Run in Comfort with a Running Waist Pack
A running waist pack is basically a glorified fanny pack… but hey, there’s nothing wrong with that! Waist packs are great for carrying items like car keys, cell phones, or even doggy poop bags if you decide to take your pet along with you! These packs are great for runners, bikers, or just anyone who loves walking at the park. The Gear Beast Expandable Waist Pack is one of my favorites and it comes in some pretty amazing colors. Do you think she would want a pack for carrying something more specific? Lucky for you there are a plethora of options on Amazon to explore so you can pick out one that’ll be just perfect! Another option is the Gear Beast Running Belt Fanny Pack Waist Bag with Hydration Holster, which features a place to pack a small water bottle for those long distance runs.
4. An Extra Thick Padded Yoga Mat
Who needs a yoga mat? Well … everyone! Yoga mats aren’t just for meditation and stretching. In fact, they can be used for so many different exercises which makes them a great gift for any fitness enthusiast. Yoga mats come in so many different thicknesses and the quality can really vary. I recommend actually going to the store to pick out a yoga mat so you can put your hands on it to judge the quality. I’ve found that stores like Marshalls, Ross, and even Burlington Coat Factory have some great mats at low price points, plus you can even pick up a card at one of these stores (saving another trip? Yes, please)! If you don’t have the chance to go out and purchase a mat, don’t worry, there are still plenty of options online (thank God for the internet and Amazon Prime!). The Sivan Comfort Foam Yoga Mat looks like a good bet with it’s 1/2″ thickness, and not to mention a variety of colors to choose from. Just make sure to read all of the online reviews and see what others have to say about the product’s quality and performance.
5. Help Her To Keep Track of Her Fitness Goals with a Fitbook
Journals are great for keeping track of so many different aspects of life, including fitness! Logging workouts and tracking fitness goals can be a great motivation tool for many of us. Actually seeing your progress can help you continue toward your goal. Not good at working out consistently? Well, fitness journals can also help you see when you aren’t making as much progress as you’d like and can help get you back on track. One versatile fitness journal that would make a great gift for anyone is the Fitlosophy Fitbook. The Fitbook helps track cardio and strength training workouts, weight loss, and exercise goals… plus it’s simple enough for anyone to use!
6. Help Her to Relax with Bath Bombs
The chances are that if you work out hard, you can appreciate a nice relaxing bath! Sore muscles are no fun, so taking time to stretch and then soak in the bathtub after a workout is vital. Honestly, sometimes I want to work out just so I have an excuse to take a hot bath! And what makes a bath even better? Bath bombs! There are so many different bath bombs out there in a variety of price ranges. Some of them contain lavender or essential oils that can help you relax, but then there are some that are just quirky and fun! Lush is known for their luxurious bath bombs, and popping one of these in the tub after a tough workout is absolutely heavenly! Don’t have a Lush store near you? Well, I’ve found that the bath fizzies at Bath & Body Works are amazing too, plus there’s almost always a coupon you can use on them! And if you can get them cheaper, why not buy two or three and keep one for yourself? You deserve to relax too, we won’t judge! For Amazon shoppers, the HanZá Bath Bombs makes a perfect gift set and in a budget friendly price!
Do you have any products or gift ideas you’d like to tell us about? Let us know in the comments!