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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Enthusiast

The holidays are here, and for those of us with avid fitness friends and loved ones, so is the challenge of coming up with a fitness-related gift idea that’s unique and useful. Fortunately, we’ve gone ahead and saved you some time by researching and summarizing some of the top gifts for fitness enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to buy for a yogie, a body-builder, or anybody in between, we’ve got you covered.

For the Runner

Bombas socks are another excellent option for the runner in your life; these socks are specially designed to ensure premium comfort and performance, providing runners with a breathable sock that’s padded in all the right places with a patented and one-of-a-kind honeycomb support system Each pair also comes with built-in blister tabs, which are perfect for runners who are tired of chafing and blisters caused by poor-fitting socks. Plus, with every pair you buy, Bombas will donate a pair to somebody in need, so it’s a win-win for all involved.

Runners are notoriously difficult to buy for because, aside from apparel and accessories, they don’t really require any special equipment. However, one accessory that every runner can appreciate is a custom-fit pair of running shoes. Keep in mind that these can be a little bit on the pricier side, and it’s not uncommon to spend upwards of $150 on a custom-fit pair of shoes. However, if you’re looking to splurge on a gift for the runner in your life, this can be a wonderful option. Your loved one can go into the store, pick out a pair of running shoes, and then have them conformed to provide the perfect amount of support and cushioning for a comfortable run.

For the Biker

For your biker friend who loves to blaze the trails, you might look into buying him or her a clip-on Bluetooth speaker specifically designed for use on a bike. This will allow your loved one to listen to all his or her favorite tunes without the hassle of wearing a pair of headphones. Instead, they can simply stream music from their smartphone or other Bluetooth-capable mobile device (such as an mp3 player).

For the Strength Trainer

What about a gift for the strength trainer in your life? If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than a set of new dumbbells, you really can’t go wrong with the Power Press Push-Up. This device makes it easy to target different muscle groups within the arms and back by providing a template of sorts for various push-up positions. Plus, it’s easily portable, so your loved one can enjoy using it at home, at the gym, or even when away on vacation. 

For Those Always On-the-Go

Runners, bikers, joggers, and even gym-goers can certainly make use of The Autoseal Kangaroo water bottle, which doubles as a water bottle and wallet in-one! A small, plastic compartment built into the side of the water bottle allows space for a key, credit cards, cash, and other small items that your loved one wants to keep close while exercising on-the-go. It even comes equipped with a clip-on handle that makes it easy to attach to a gym bag or set of keys.

The FlipBelt offers another storage solution for those who are always on-the-go while working out and thus don’t have the luxury of carrying a large gym bag or wallet with them. With the FlipBelt, your loved one can easily carry credit cards, cash, keys, and other must-have items without the need for an extra set of hands. The FlipBelt comes in a variety of colors and can simply be slipped over any article of clothing for a snug and comfortable fit right along the waist line.

For the Yoga Lover

Do you have a yogie in your life? If so, then why not consider getting him or her a fully customized yoga mat that reflects his or her unique personality? You can choose a color, add a name or phrase, and customize the mat in a number of ways that any yoga-lover is sure to appreciate. So much better than the boring, typical yoga mats you find in stores. You can even choose your own fonts and select a matching custom carrying bag for added style.

Shopping for the fitness lover in your life isn’t always easy, especially when they already seem to have everything they could ever need to stay in shape. However, these unique and innovative fitness items are sure to be a hit. Who knows? You might even want to consider picking some of these up for yourself.

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