With Christmas just around the corner, if you haven’t already decided what you’re going to gift your fitness fanatic friends, family and if they're lucky, work colleagues, fear not. We've got you covered with these 15 great fitness gift ideas.
1. Adidas Ultraboost – his and hers (€150+)
Adidas footwear has stepped up their game. The Ultraboost is not just one of the best looking running shoes around, they're made using boost™ energy-returning cushioning, a breathable adidas Prime-knit upper for a flexible and supportive fit and a Stretchweb outsole for a smooth, neutral transition. Whether or not you believe the Jargon, you'll struggle to find a comfier shoe.
2. Motiv Ring – His and hers (€175)
The Motiv ring is a fitness, heart rate and sleep tracker all built into a ring not much larger than a traditional wedding band. It measures activity (intensity, durance and distance) calories burned, steps and sleep duration to give you a great if not detailed overview of your health 24 hours a day.
3. Polar Vantage V Watch - his and hers (€500)
If you're a serious marathon or triathlon athlete looking for a premium multi-sport watch designed with you in mind, look no further than the Polar Vantage V watch. Regardless of the conditions, It accurately monitors heart rate and running power whilst giving you feedback on recovery. While you're unlikely to take a day off because a watch tells you to, it's good to know it has your best interest at heart.
Buff original – his and hers (€19.95)
Returning to the list this year is the buff original. With more wearable variations than you can possibly think of, the buff original makes the ideal gift for any outdoor enthusiasts looking for protection against even the harshest weather conditions. Available in a wide variety of patterns and sizes, why not treat (and protect) the whole family this winter!
5. Herschel novel duffle bag - his and hers (€99)
Stylish, fashionable, functional and affordable, It's hard to go wrong with the Herschel novel duffle bag. The bag features one large main compartment and a separate shoe compartment allowing you to get your kicks dirty stomping through mud and puddles without messing up your exercise gear. Available in 40 colour combinations.
6. Casall cork series – His and hers (€20+)
If you care about the environment but don't want to sacrifice quality when it comes to exercise equipment, check out the casual cork series. Designed in Sweden and produced using sustainable cork sourced from Portugal, the series includes a yoga mat and wheel, a pressure point ball, roller and 0.6l eco glass bottle.
7. Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones - his and hers (€170)
Because what's exercise without music? With superior sound quality, a snug and comfortable fit and maximum bluetooth signal whether your phone is in your hand, your pocket, strapped to your arm or sitting on top of the treadmill, the bose sound-sport headphones are a great gift for anyone that appreciates a banging tune while working out.
8. CEP Progressive 2.0 – his and hers (€40+)
With Consistent graduated compression, a built in temperature management through the ribbing along the leg and an elastic toe box allowing for a more comfortable fit, the CEP progressive 2.0 compression sock is the perfect gift whether you're pounding pavement, hitting the squat rack or taking a long hall flight.
9. Amandean Wild-Caught Marine Collagen ($42)
Collagen Supplements have become all the rage in recent years but not all sources are created equal. Amandean’s high-bioavailability Marine Collagen sourced from wild-caught cod is the Rolls Royce of collagen protein, offering premium anti-aging skin care starting from the inside-out. Unflavoured & easy-to-mix, you’ll want to add a scoop or two to your post-workout smoothie daily.
Note: Currently only available exclusively in the US.
10. Magnus range by Casall - his (€45+)
Designed in collaboration with the highly sought after personal trainer and life coach, Magnus Lygdback, the casall+magnus clothing collection focuses on simplicity, functionality and with great attention to details and fabric choice. Purposefully designed to create a feeling of sophisticated, battle-ready style.
11. Cannondale bad boy - his (€650+)
Unshaken from last year’s gift ideas lift (I’m still waiting to receive mine), the Cannondale bad boy seems to be getting cooler and more technologically advanced as the years go on. With it’s batman style stealthy looks and gravity-defying lefty front fork, it’s the perfect bike for those who enjoy commuting around the city in style.
12. Kettle Gryp® - his and hers (€34)
Designed and manufactured in San Diego (of course). The Kettle Gryp is a portable grip accessory tool that turns any standard dumbbell (up to 55 Lbs) into a functioning kettlebell. Ideal for anyone that enjoys a functional home workout, I can guarantee it will make a great gift for the fitness enthusiast that thinks they have it all.
13. Survival and Cross Jump Rope - his and hers (€10)
With an impressive 6000+ rave reviews on Amazon, this skipping rope (or jump rope) is a great (and affordable) gift for anyone that likes to squeeze in a quick cardio workout at home or on the road. Light, easily adjustable to different heights and easy to use (once you get the hang of it) it’s a great piece of kit. Can you say double unders!!
14. TRX Trainer - his and hers (€150+)
One of the simplest yet versatile pieces of exercise equipment around, the TRX trainer is an all-in-one workout making it the perfect gift for anyone looking for functional fitness anywhere anytime.
15. JerkFit WODies weightlifting Gloves – his and hers (€35)
Anyone who loves to lift will appreciate these heavy duty weightlifting gloves. With great wrist support and full palm protection (to keep your hand soft and smooth) they're a great gift for anyone who uses deadlift, clean, jerk, snatch and press as part of their daily vocabulary.