18 Gifts For Fitness and Wellness Enthusiasts
Leggings and workout equipment aren't the only kinds of fitness gifts you can give to people who love to work out. With the entire wellness industry booming, the options are endless when it comes to great gifts for athletic people. But endless options mean there's a lot to sort through.
Lucky for you, our wellness and shopping editors have their eyes on the best products out there and have compiled this list to help you pinpoint the perfect fitness gift for someone you love. We've rounded up cute water bottles, workout accessories, food delivery services, and at-home fitness equipment that can turn any space into a functional gym — and yes, we do mean a Peloton bike. If there's someone in your life who lives and breathes fitness, take a look at some of these top workout gifts.
Keep reading to take a look at some of the best fitness gifts you can buy, all with an editor's stamp of approval. Whether you're buying for a runner, a weightlifter, a yogi, or an occasional cyclist, they could use — and thoroughly enjoy — just about every one of these products; they all make great gifts for athletic people. We found great gifts for gym-lovers, gifts the hot girl walk enthusiast will enjoy, and gifts for the active person looking to live a healthy lifestyle. Peruse the list, and see what they'll like best, then maybe set aside a couple to get for yourself.
A Buttery-Soft Legging
Lululemon Align Pant ($98–$118)
The Align legging is the buttery-soft yoga pant of your dreams. As one of Lululemon's bestsellers, these leggings have a loyal fan club for being cozy and comfortable enough to wear all day. They're also great for yoga, Pilates, and other low-impact activities — or for taking your dog on a walk, cooking, or hanging out at home. Once you (or your giftee) try them, you'll never want to wear anything else. You can read our review of the Lululemon Align Pant.
A Multivitamin Subscription
Vitamins might seem like an odd gift, but when they're as pretty as Ritual's, they feel like a little luxury — not a daily chore. You can buy them in a subscription, too, so your giftee won't forget to pop one daily. Even better? Our editors love them. You can read our full review on Ritual vitamins here.
An Under-$10 Workout Accessory
If you're looking for an affordable gift, stocking stuffer, or something little to add on to another purchase, you can't go wrong with these Girlfriend Collective scrunchies. They'll keep hair up for workouts without creating bends and look cute worn on your wrists, too. Our editor loves how they hold her hair back without getting too wet from sweat or requiring excessive adjusting. You can read our review of the Girlfriend Collective scrunchies.
A Pair of Sticky Pilates Socks
If you know someone who's equally obsessed with the "Barbie" movie as they are with Pilates, snag a pair of these grippy socks for them to wear during their workouts. These trendy crew-cut socks are covered with sticky, silicone dots on the bottom, which offer up grip for reformer workouts, barre, yoga, or just walking around the house. You can also proudly tell your friend that the cast of "Barbie" trained for the movie by doing Pilates, too. (And on the off chance your giftee isn't a Barbie fan, there are plenty of other colors, too.)
A Cult-Favorite Tumbler Cup
If you know someone that works out, you know someone who needs to stay hydrated. This Simple Modern tumbler is an Amazon bestseller for a reason; it really does make drinking water more fun and easy. It comes in dozens of colors and has both a straw and flip lid. It's also dishwasher safe and keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours. This is a must have for an active person (or anyone on GymTok). For more info, read our review of the Simple Modern insulated tumbler cup.
A Pair of Trendy Ankle Weights
Bala Bangles One-Pound Weights ($55)
The on-trend ankle weights are perfect for people on the go. They're also so adorable and make excellent accessories in your #sweatyselfie. They come in cute colors, including this sea blue, and are also available in one- or two-pound weights. Read our full review of Bala Bangles.
A Cute Booty-Band Set
You or your giftee might already have a pair of mini resistance bands — but are they this cute? A POPSUGAR Fitness Award winner, these stretchy-fabric booty bands are made of comfortable fabric so they won't pinch or roll, and a sticky silicone band inside makes sure they stay in place.
A High-Tech Massage Gun
Theragun Mini Massage Gun ($155)
What's a better gift than a massage? A tool you can use for massages indefinitely. This mini Theragun is a great splurgy gift for someone who spends tons of time training hard — or hunched over a desk. It'll help release tension all over for under $200. This tool even won a POPSUGAR Fitness Award, so you know it's good.
A Supportive, Eco-Friendly Workout Set
This trendy set is eco-friendly, size-inclusive, and comes in the comfiest fabric. The bra is simultaneously comfortable and great for high-impact activities (a tricky combo!), and the leggings are versatile and can be worn for all kinds of activities. For more options, check out our guide to the best Girlfriend Collective leggings.
A High-Quality Yoga Mat
Alo Yoga Warrior Mat ($128)
There's nothing worse than feeling unsteady or slippy in your yoga practice or workout session. A high-quality yoga mat is for keeping your palms planted in Downward Dog or cushioning your tailbone during crunches — and makes a great gift for all people who work out. This Alo mat is a really sturdy option, comes in six sleek colors, and even gets a POPSUGAR editor's stamp of approval. To learn more, read our editor's review of the Alo Warrior Mat. (Spoiler: it's the only one she's used for five years!)
A Pair of Cool Cycling Shoes
Nike SuperRep Cycle 2 Next Nature Indoor Cycling Shoes ($97, originally $120)
If you know someone who's obsessed with their Peloton or indoor cycling bike (or you're gifting them one!) a perfect gift is a pair of high-quality cycling shoes. Our top pick? This pair of Nikes, which are under $100 and sleek. For more options, read our guide to the best indoor cycling shoes that will fit a Peloton bike.
A Cute Pickleball Paddle
Recess Pickleball Paddle ($86)
If it feels like everyone you know is getting into pickleball, it's because they probably are. Gifting them a luxe pickleball paddle is a great gift for under $100, and this one from Recess is so chic and unique. It comes in a few different patterns, but we love this tropical motif.
A Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
A key component of wellness is proper hydration, and that's why you'll want to treat your loved ones to this fancy Larq bottle, winner of a POPSUGAR Wellness Award. They do enough dishes every single day, and the fact that they don't have to worry about cleaning this bottle is so awesome. Read our review of the Larq self-cleaning water bottle.
A Powerful Blender
NutriBullet Blender Combo ($110, originally $150)
This high-speed NutriBullet can make the yummiest smoothies in no time. Plus, they can also make soups, purees, nut milks, and nut butters in this versatile machine. It's a gift they'll actually get use out of, which is the best kind of gift to give. We also like that this comes with both a larger blender and a single-serving size, so they can take smoothies on the go.
High-Quality Running Sneakers
Our editors have tried what feels like every sneaker on the market, and this APL pair is the best of the best. They're admittedly pricier than the average sneaker, so get them for someone you really love (or yourself). They've got superior cushioning and support but still feel lightweight and easy to move in, and they come in over a dozen colors. You can wear them to run, dance, box, or do any high-impact activity, and they're also a great shoe to take when you travel. Read our review of the APL TechLoom Zipline Sneakers.
A Complete Workout Kit
P.volve Signature Bundle ($200)
This equipment bundle comes with some key pieces that'll help you or your giftee kickstart a new at-home workout regimen — Jennifer Aniston's favorite workout regimen, that is. It comes with the P.ball, P.band, and precision mat, plus access to Pvolve's streaming platform for one month free. If you want to start smaller, you can also buy single pieces of equipment from Pvolve on Amazon — may we recommend their one-of-a-kind P.3 Trainer or Ankle Band? And if you want to learn more about the workouts, read our editor review of the Pvovle workout method.
A Sleek Indoor Bike
Peloton Bike ($1,445)
If you're going to treat someone you love to a gift they'll use all the time, there's no doubt the best possible splurge is the Peloton Bike. It has thousands of classes you can take on demand, as well as live classes all day long, that range from stretching to boot camp, yoga, and (of course) cycling. It's an editor favorite, and you can now purchase it on Amazon, making it super easy to score the perfect holiday gift. Plus, if you're lucky, they'll let you come over and use it.
A Sauna Blanket: Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket
If you know your recipient loves the feeling and effects of a sauna but can't build one in their home — or know someone who's always cold — this sauna blanket is a brilliant present. You simply preheat the blanket and climb inside for 30 to 45 minutes to work up a sweat and experience complete relaxation. It even has a layer of amethyst and tourmaline crystals, charcoal, and clay inside to make the experience feel truly luxurious. (For the record, even Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin swears by it.)