December can be one of the most stressful months of the year, especially if you’ve procrastinated your holiday shopping until the last minute. Even when you have all the time in the world, it can be frustrating and time consuming to come up with unique gift ideas and stocking stuffers that won’t end up in the trash a month later. If need gift ideas for the fitness lover on your list, you’re in luck. These useful, quality fitness gifts are creative and thoughtful, and, at under $30 each, they won’t leave you broke.
1. Klean Kanteen Food Canisters
The gym devotee will love these transportable food canisters from Klean Kanteen. They can be thrown in a gym bag, are durable and reusable, and are made from high-quality food-grade stainless steal that doesn’t absorb food flavors or odors. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps the canteen’s contents hot for up to 4 hours or iced for up to 12. Prices starting at $17.95.
2. Hickies Shoe Lace Replacements
Always having to stop and re-tie your shoes in the middle of a workout? Use Hickies, and you’ll never have to worry about tripping on a loose shoelace again. Hickies is a responsive lacing system that replaces traditional laces and actually moves with your feet to provide comfort and stability. You can choose from standard white or black or get crazy with brightly colored or multi-colored Hickies. Prices start at $12.99 for a set of 14.
3. Swiftwick Compression Socks
These compression socks from Swiftwick come with their own toolbox of tricks. The Aspire line were created for runners and cyclists but are versatile for athletes of any sport. The socks are thin and light and the compression factor prevents bunching and arch support. These compression socks are sweat wicking and great for blister-prone feet. Start with a pair for $14.99 and come back for more once you’ve experiences a truly superior fitness sock.
4. Skull Candy Headphones
Every gym rat knows that the key to a motivated workout is good music. The Chops Bud from Skull Candy delivers an around-the-ear fit that is comfortable enough for a long gym sesh and secure enough to stay put as you bust out some handstand pushups. The swivel hinge on these buds allows you to easily swing the bud out when it’s your turn to spot on the bench press. These buds are available in standard black or multi color and cost $19.99.
5. Aqua Sphere Kaiman Goggles
These goggles will pique the interest of any competitive or recreational swimmer. The goggle lenses are smaller and offer a closer-fitting option while offering easy-adjust buckles for a custom fit. The goggles are latex-free and leak resistant and the lenses are anti-fog and scratch resistant. These Kaiman goggles are currently on sale for $19.75.
6. Spiritual Gangster Water Bottle
Yoga fanatics will love these Spiritual Gangster logoed water bottles. It’s the perfect way to transport water to and from the gym and the collection offers a stainless steel vessel from Mizu and a BPA free plastic water bottle from Camelback. The plastic bottles cost $20 and the stainless steel options runs at $35.
7. Trigger Point Roller
The GRID mini foam roller from Trigger Point is designed to roll out and repair muscles after heavy exercise. You can lie on the roller to roll out your back or use it to heal sore arms and legs. The roller was designed with proprietary Distrodensity zones and promotes the flow of blood and oxygen, the nutrients needed to repair muscles. The mini size roller is compact and easily stows away in your gym bag. Prices start at $18.92 and includes free online instructional videos. To see how it works, visit the Trigger Point website.
8. Nature Box Snacks
Get high-energy snacks to keep you moving with this creative gift idea from Nature Box. This company delivers healthy snacks right to your door. You can pick three or five snacks per box with each snack offering between 3-5 servings, next select the frequency of delivery, and finally you can select your favorite snacks from Nature Box’s 100+ options including vegan and non-GMO options. Three snacks goes for $13.95 a month while five are available for $19.95 a month. Currently Nature Box is running a special for 50% off your first box, so shop now!