#FitnessFriday: Workout Items That Would Make Great Holiday Gifts

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 12/06/2013 | 10:30 AM EST

Who said gift shopping couldn’t include fitness?

This holiday season, consider combining Christmas gift shopping with one’s love for fitness. Whether your loved one is a muscle-head or has a desire to get fit, choosing workout items may just be the perfect gift. While it may be untraditional at best, getting someone that yoga mat they always wanted to use in the house but never got the chance to, could be just the thing to jump-start their workout regimen. Sometimes all a person needs is a little push, and the right gift could be all the more encouraging. Take a look at this list of workout items that would make great holiday gifts.

Fitness Apparel

The best way to encourage someone to hit the gym or start that morning run is to get them to look the part. There’s something about a new jogging suit that gives you the extra motivation to get active. But don’t just get any apparel. Go fashion forward with your gift, like a wool-knitted tank from Wool And The Gang, or a stylish hoodie from Marmot.


If there’s one thing you should know about a person who works out, it’s that music and headphones are essential. Nothing would be more impressive than getting your loved one a pair of Beats By Dre, which is hands down the most stylish and beloved headphones at the moment. Another similar headphone is the Monster DNA. The sound for both products are so surround that you’ll feel like the music in right in front of you - the perfect getaway for a workout.

Sports Watch

This would be the perfect gift for the running enthusiast. Sport watches are not only great for practical reasons like timing your run, but they make great accessories with your workout gear. Some will even tell you how many miles you run or how many calories you’re burning.They can come in many shapes and colors to fit one’s personal style and personality. Try the popular G-Shock or more designer brands like GUESS or Timex.

At-Home Weights

Sometimes the trip to the gym alone is enough to discourage a person from working out, so why not bring the gym to the home? One gift that’ll do the trick would be at-home weights. Loose weights can sometimes be a little pricey, depending on the type, which is why many people do not bother to purchase them. Making this kind of investment could make a huge difference in one’s fitness lifestyle. Some of the best weights are by BowFlex and Gold’s Gym products, which can all be found at Walmart.

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