The Best Fitness Gifts to Shop This Year

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

2020 was the year our fitness routines were turned on their heads. We traded in our Classpass and gym memberships for fancy workout mirrors and at-home workout apps. We finally threw away decades-old sports bras and started shopping for stylish new workout clothes (even if no one else could appreciate them but us). And we stopped going for massages, and instead turned to tools to deal with tech neck at home.

In other words, for those lucky enough to have more time stuck at home, the pandemic provided a chance to invest in products to benefit our health and fitness, rather than buying a new dress or eating out.

And now that Amazon Prime Day has officially kicked off the holiday shopping season, we see no reason to stop the trend. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for another fitness-lover, these are the best new gifts to add to your online carts this holiday season.

1. Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

I've written about my love for this deep-tissue massage tool before and stand by it. It won't replace a massage therapist or chiropractor, but for a mild case of tech neck or general achiness, this device (now available in a new mini version) is the perfect solution.

Shop now: $199;

2. Apple Watch Series 6

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

The new Apple Watch Series 6 is a fitness lover's dream: Not only can it track 80 different types of exercises, from walking to swimming to strength training (it can automatically detect eight), but it also comes with new health features, including a Blood Oxygen sensor. If you care more about the look, you'll be happy to know there's a wide range of new finishes and bands to choose from.

Shop now: from $399;

3. Dagne Dover Ace Neoprene Fanny Pack

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

If you've been going on more quarantine walks and hikes, then it's time to finally invest in a cute fanny pack to carry your essentials (keys, mask, hand sanitizer). This neoprene version from Dagne Dover comes has a ton of convenient pockets to keep you organized.

Shop now: $85;

4. Lululemon The Reversible Mat 3mm

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

Lululemon's yoga mats are consistently rated as some of the best by serious yogis due to their grip, cushioning, and antimicrobial finish. Even if you're just taking up a yoga practice for the first time, you might as well spring for one that will look pretty even if you forget to put it away.

Shop now: $58;

5. LARQ Self-Sanitizing Water Bottle

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

If you need a stylish new water bottle (or want to gift one to that friend or family member who never remembers to drink water) then look no further.  The first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system, LARQ uses UV-C LED technology to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses (and we love this chic new colorway).

Shop now: $78;

6. Peloton Bike+

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

For someone you really love (or yourself), now might just be the perfect time to finally pull the trigger on a Peloton. Not only does the bike have improved features cyclists will love, like automatic digital resistance, but the larger, rotating screen and one-tap Apple Watch syncing also make it easier to take Peloton's strength, yoga, stretching, and meditation classes. (And if you're looking to spend a bit less, the original bike is now priced lower than before).

Shop now: $2,495;

7. Bala Bangles Classic 1lb

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

These fashion-forward weights were so popular during quarantine (thanks in part to fitness influencers like Hannah Bronfman and Melissa Wood), they were sold out for months. Now you can finally scoop up a pair of the wrist and ankle weights (available in four colors) for the yoga or barre-lover who wants to kick things up a notch.

Shop now: $49;

8. Girlfriend Collective High-Waist Leggings and Paloma Sports Bra

Gifts for Fitness Lovers

If you're unfamiliar with Girlfriend Collective, then prepare to be wowed. Not only are the workout clothes known for being eco-friendly, ethically made, and size-inclusive, but they also just feel amazing on and come in a variety of on-trend colors.

Shop now: $68; and $38;

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