Whether the athlete in your life is a runner, yogi or all-around fitness buff, we have plenty of small but sensational ideas for $50 or less. Looking for bigger items? Check out our gift guide for fitness buffs.
Fit Simplify Resistance 10-inch Loop Bands$7.95 1 of 19
Remove the hassle of having to leave the house by purchasing these best-selling workouts bands for your loved one. Not only are they ridiculously cheap, but they're all your athlete needs to tone and build muscle.
The bands come in a pack of five, each with a different resistance level, so they can appropriately target each muscle group. They'll also receive a carrying bag (to take bands on-the-go), plus an instruction guide, E-book and even online workout videos to help them learn exercises.
Clif Bar Spiced Pumpkin Pie$17.88 per 12-pack 2 of 19
Take out the chocolate and sweets and replace with these seasonal and nutritious Clif Bars that make for the ideal stocking stuffer. You can purchase them individually or buy a 12-pack (or even a 192-pack, if your athlete goes through fuel quickly!). Each bar is non-GMO, clocks in at 250 calories and has eight grams of protein. The bars are individually wrapped and easily portable, so athletes can take one with them to the gym, to work or to eat as a quick snack before their next run. Other seasonal flavors include iced gingerbread and peppermint bark.
Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks$9.98 3 of 19
It's practically a holiday tradition to have at least one pair of socks in your stocking, so why not switch it up with this new take. Whether they dabble in yoga or are a full-fledged yogi, there's no doubt they'll be happy to receive these toe-less socks from Gaiam. The socks come with targeted traction zones that provide no-slip grip on any surface, and the open design at the top also allows toes to spread naturally for better feel and balance. One size fits most, and the socks come in numerous patterns and shades to make this gift extra fun.
TRIBE Water-Resistant Armband Case$9.98 4 of 19
A best-seller on Amazon, this armband case has you covered no matter what your loved one's specific fitness needs are. The case's material is enhanced with waterproof technology, which means they never have to think twice about a run in the rain. The band also has full touchscreen technology, plus a no-slip design. It comes with a built-in headphone cord holder and pocket where the user can store a key. Lastly, the band has a bright reflective strip around the case to keep your loved one visible in low-light conditions.
Brooks UpHold Crossback Sports Bra$44 5 of 19
This new sports bra from Brooks is just what your gym-goer needs for any medium-impact activities. This bra is simple and sleek with an adjustable back closure, so she can get just the right fit. Another cool feature: The straps in the back are also made from mesh, which is sure to keep things breathable, and the cups in front are contoured with light padding for extra coverage. Still not sure if she'll like it? With the brand's True Blue Guarantee, they let you take all gear for a trial run and return for free within 90 days if she's not fully satisfied.
FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt$35 6 of 19
A FlipBelt is a game-changer for most runners, especially if he or she is gearing up for a brand-new distance. For example, if your favorite runner is planning to tackle their first half or full marathon in the new year, introduce them to this new way to carry all their nutrition, keys and cards on the go in this one convenient, barely-there belt. The Reflective PT has the added benefit of high visibility with 360-degree reflectivity, so they can worry less about being spotted on low-light runs. The belt is made from moisture-wicking material and takes special pride in one key characteristic: It never (like, ever) rides up.
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth With Sport Cap 21 oz Water Bottle$35.95 7 of 19
Who doesn't love a brand-new water bottle in their stocking? This version from Hydro Flask is sure to delight and comes in six colors, so you can choose whatever your fitness buff loves best. Like all the brand's bottles, this one has vacuum insulation, meaning it keeps beverages cold for an impressive 24 hours (and hot beverages warm for 12 hours!), and you won't notice any condensation on the bottle. It's also made from durable stainless steel and comes with a sport cap, so your loved one can easily pop it open and drink without taking too much time away from their workout.
Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer$29 8 of 19
Collagen peptides are the new trend in nutrition, but if your loved one hasn't tried them yet, why not start them off easy with this tasty coffee creamer? Those who already use collagen, which is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine, often do so in their morning cup of Joe, so this product takes it one step further by delivering a creamy mocha taste. It's also free of dairy, soy, carrageenan, gluten, artificial sweeteners and added sugars, so it's sure to meet all their dietary preferences. Aside from 10 grams of collagen per serving, the creamer also contains coconut milk with 9 grams of healthy fats.
Lululemon Meditation Journal$28 9 of 19
If your loved one already has physical fitness down pat, it might be time to redirect their attention to mental fitness, and this meditation journal from Lululemon is the perfect tool for doing so. This journal will guide them through 108 days of mindful practices with cues for deep reflection and thought exploration. Your loved one can use it to clear their mind before beginning meditation or to close out their practice, and there are plenty of pages for them to write everything out. The journal is also beautifully crafted with inspiring illustrations throughout and comes in either black or misty pink.
Moji Mini Pro$29.99 10 of 19
This portable handheld massager will be the new favorite thing in their gym bag. With seven stainless steel spheres, this massager simply slips on the hand where your fitness buff can then dig deep into their muscles to relieve even the sorest spots. The bottom sphere is ideal for digging into larger muscle groups while the smaller sphere at the top is ideal for targeting key trigger points, specifically in the neck, shoulders and upper back. The massager is even freezable, so they can get even more relief with an icy blast after a tough workout.
Tavi Noir Taylor Cushion Cycle Socks$14-$16 per pair 11 of 19
If you know someone who's always headed to their next spin class, look no further than Tavi Noir's latest release for the perfect gift. The socks feature a ventred top, fitted heel cup and quick drying performance material for the most comfortable spin socks you'll find. The fabric dries quickly–a necessity after sweaty spin sessions–and the compression arch band and cushion under the ball of the foot add support. If you think the Taylor is too cushioned for your spinner, try the Parker for a minimalist version. These socks come in fun patterns and colors for a festive stocking stuffer!
DNX Bar Sampler Pack$30 per 10-pack 12 of 19
Have a fitness friend who just isn't that into the standard protein bars? What about a jerky-loving pal who's always on the hunt for a healthier alternative? DNX Bars are made from 100-percent grass-fed beef and bison or free-range chicken with unique flavors like sweet potato pecan and dark cacao cherry coconut. This grab-and-go protein option will add the perfect balance to all those sweets in their stocking and may even be their new favorite snack.
Once Again Nut Butter$10 and up per jar 13 of 19
Another option for the fitness foodie are organic, dry roasted nut butters. Once Again Nut Butter offers a variety of gourmet options, many of which are vegan and gluten-free. Varieties like peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and killer bee honey make tasty stocking treats that anyone watching their health will appreciate. This company prides itself on clean and natural ingredients and production processes to create the best nut butters available. Try their four-pack variety box if you can't choose just one flavor!
The Original Stretch Out Strap$15.95 14 of 19
This epic stretch out strap is used by many physical therapists and athletic trainers. The woven strap, made with durable and long-lasting nylon,comes with 10 individual loops so your athlete can get the exact level of stretch they want for each specific muscle group and target their tightest places without assistance. The strap also comes with an instructional exercise book, so they won't be left with questions about how to use it.
Try the World Snack Box$19 15 of 19
Try the World is the perfect gift for the fitness buff who's also a foodie. Curated boxes of gourmet food and snacks from around the world help receivers better discover the world through new flavors. For athletes who are always on the go, the snack box is a perfect way for them to try out new grab-and-go treats. This gift is sure to make their stocking a bit tastier this year!
Trigger Point Performance Massage Ball$14.95 16 of 19
Sometimes athletes need more than your average foam roller session, which is where this massage ball from TriggerPoint comes in. Made specifically for targeted, deep muscle massage, it's the perfect tool when your athlete has a serious knot or deep-rooted tension they are struggling to address. The ball is constructed from nonslip fabric so the user can achieve a continuous roll and is well-suited for a variety of typically problematic areas, including the foot, calf, glutes, hip flexors and upper back. The ball also can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
Million Mile Light v2$15 17 of 19
This tiny light is surprisingly powerful and will illuminate the waywith minimal fussfor early-morning or evening runners. The Million Mile Light is most known for being battery-free; it's powered solely by motion, meaning the runner never has to worry about it dying on them. Even a slight jog will turn the light on with ease. Once on, itcreates a bright pulse of LED light with30 lum intensity for 200 meters of visibility. The light is weatherproof, so you can wear it in all conditions and will clasp onto a running belt or waistband.
Hydro Flask Escape Collection 32 oz Water Bottle$44.99 18 of 19
Have an active person in your life who can't get enough of outdoor adventuring? Look no further than Hydro Flask's Escape Collection 32 ounce water bottles. With mountains, forests or oceans depicted on each of the three vividly-colored bottles, this item is sure to be an adventurer's new best friend on their next wilderness trek. Hydro Flask's TempShield insulation keeps liquids cold for 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours. The Flex Boot outer protects against bumps and dings; plus, the bottles are BPA- and phthalate-free, fit most backcountry water filters and come with a lifetime warranty.