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Last-Minute Fitness Gift Ideas

Frantic Fitness Shopping Made Easy

Christmas is less than a week away, and we still have shopping to do. If this sounds familiar, we've got two words for you: gift card. A gift card may seem impersonal, but it's a quick way to get a few gifts crossed off your list and can be delivered to your recipient via email. We buy gift cards for distant relatives, our trainer, or babysitter — people who won't take offense that we didn't spend a lot of time shopping for them.

If you know someone who works out, loves fitness, does yoga, or can be found skiing, camping, or snowboarding, gift cards from the following stores are your safest best. We picked these three stores because they offer something for everyone or they're an "It" brand that everyone seems to love:

  • REI: A gift card from this adventure store is especially great for the outdoor enthusiast or anyone into sports like cycling, rock climbing, camping, or skiing. Awesome collection of gadgets, accessories, gear, and clothing.
  • Lululemon: Yoga lover or not, she'll love a gift card from the coveted Canadian brand. Many people who want Lululemon don't always buy it because items can be a little pricey. A gift card will help them rock this great line of activewear without breaking the bank.
  • Nike: For everyone else — the runner, basketball player, or gym rat — there is bound to be something at the Nike shop for them. High-quality, cutting-edge gear.

If a gift card isn't your thing, many online retailers are still able to ships gifts by Christmas if you order by Wednesday. You can also send the gift of fresh fruits and veggies via The Fruit Guys if you order by noon today. Another gift that you can order easily from home is a gift certificate to a spa or fitness center. Just check for a business in your recipient's area and call in your order. Many businesses will mail a gift certificate to your giftee.

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