The Best Gifts for Fitness Buffs

Do you dream of nailing the perfect gift for the active person in your life? Look no further than this guide, filled with the coolest gear and products that any fitness buff is sure to treasure. Whether your loved one prefers logging endless miles every Saturday, holing up in the gym after work or hitting a few studio classes throughout the week, any of these gifts are sure to be among their favorites this holiday season.


Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%


If you know a runner who follows the competitive sport and is looking to PR their next marathon, chances are they know about "the shoes" and have them high on their wish list. Designed with minimal weight on the top, increased cushioning underfoot and the signature carbon fiber plate to prevent energy loss, these shoes are the gift that will make you more beloved than Santa if you gift them to your favorite runner this year. 

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YogaClub Starter Box

$45 to $75

If you've got an active yogi in your life who loves the athleisure apparel as much as the practice, a YogaClub subscription may be just the ticket. A gift box will allow her to try on a few items before continuing a subscription for brand-name pieces that she can choose from and buy for at least 50 percent off retail prices every month.

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Roll Recovery R8


This deep tissue massage roller is perfect for the athlete who knows the importance of maintenance "extras" like foam rolling to reduce muscle pain and tightness, yet often skips it because it can be a drag to get down on the ground to use it. It's easy to use while sitting on the couch watching TV and compact enough to take with you to use discreetly in your office cubicle.

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Rockay Blaze Calf Compression Sleeves


Not only do these compression socks come in several unique designs, they're also made of partly recycled materials for those on the hunt for more sustainable products. They also offer seamless construction for a more comfortable fit, breathable mesh zones to keep you cool and are equipped with Polygiene anti-odor technology to allow for less washing. 

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Smith Tempo Max Sunglasses


These customizable sunglasses are prescription-compatible, come in a variety of fun colors and are equipped with Chromapop technology-enhanced lenses for optimal visual performance. They're so sleek that they'll naturally give the athlete in your life that extra boost of confidence to crush it during their next workout. 

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NordicTrack T8.5S


If you have a spouse, friend or family member who's in need of an at-home treadmill to fit their training in, this is the perfect splurge item to gift. This top-of-the-line treadmill is equipped with an interactive HD touchscreen with in-home iFit personal training and coaching and provides up to a 12 percent incline for quality hill training sessions.

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Title Nine Backstory Sports Bra


This supportive sports bra offers a stylish braided back panel and also comes with pockets to add padded cups if desired.

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Icebreaker Merino 200 Oasis Leggings


These lightweight wool leggings are a great base-layer option for when there's a definite chill in the air but you'd still rather run outside. They're also finished with flat-lock seams to prevent chafing. 

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Cotopaxi Bandera Crew Sweatshirt


Whether you're going straight from the gym to meet friends for drinks, or you're simply commuting home and want to keep warm, this soft stylish sweatshirt will do the job and keep you comfortable. In addition to being moisture-wicking, it's also equipped with Polygiene odor-control technology embedded in the fabric so you don't have to wash it with every use, even if you've just worked out.

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Mammut Arctic Hooded Midlayer Jacket


Designed for skiing, this sporty jacket will keep you warm whether you're killing it on the slopes or simply walking the trails. It's also made with integrated Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, which makes for a quality warm layer without added bulk. It's also lightweight enough to be worn under a ski jacket or on its own on drier days.

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Noxgear Tracer360


This battery-powered illuminating device is the perfect solution for runners who need to get out there in the early morning or dark evening hours. It's not only lightweight enough that you won't notice it no matter how fast you're running, but it's also bright and visible from all directions, giving you the chance to breathe more easily about distracted drivers you may encounter.

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