The Best Holiday Gifts for Fitness Buffs

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What do you get the fitness fanatic who has it all this holiday season? Or what about the New Year's resolution-type who's looking to get back in shape?

No matter the type of person you're shopping for, it's all about thinking outside the box and gifting something they’d actually use. With the pandemic subsiding and people heading back to yoga studios, group fitness classes and the gym, products that fuel an active lifestyle have never been more in demand. 

We gathered several fitness-related products that all fitness buffs would appreciate this holiday season, from recovery footwear made from renewable resources to a portable massage gun that packs a serious punch.

Now finish off your final set, and let's get started. 

The Ridge Wallet Holiday Essential Kit


Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further. 40,000 5-star reviews make The Ridge a surefire gift for the holidays. The Ridge has hand-picked new releases and premium materials so you can give those on your list—and yourself—the perfect gift this year. Get up to 40% off today! Take 15% off site wide with code FRIDAY15.

BUY: The Ridge Wallet Holiday Essential Kit, $95

Kane Footwear Revive


Kane's Revive recovery slip-on is a thoughtful gift for sustainably minded fitness fanatics. It's built with a renewable sugarcane-based foam and was designed in collaboration with a sports podiatrist to make a unisex recovery shoe that feels good to both wear and buy. Washable, quick drying and ultra-durable, the Revive will be your athlete's post-workout go-to time and time again. 

BUY: Kane Footwear Revive, $70

WHOOP 4.0 Health and Fitness Monitor


Your fitness fanatic has likely heard of (or even used WHOOP) in the past, but WHOOP 4.0 has some major upgrades. It's still a 24/7 health and fitness coach that tracks sleep, recovery and training, but it's 33 percent smaller than its predecessor. It's also built with a new sensor array, more accurate algorithms and includes new features like blood oxygen and skin temperature insights. 

BUY: WHOOP 4.0, $30/month

DÆHLIE Sportswear Airnet Wool Long Sleeve


For those looking to stay active outdoors this winter, DÆHLIE Sportswear's Airnet Wool Long Sleeve is the perfect lightweight, highly-breathable wool baselayer for every activity, keeping your fitness fanatic both warm and ventilated. The main fabric is a quick-drying mesh structure comprised of 80 percent Merino wool reinforced with nylon, while the contrast fabric is 100 percent Merino wool. Elastic inserts on the wool panel provide a fit that moves with the body, and excellent comfort for layering.

BUY: DÆHLIE Sportswear Airnet Wool Long Sleeve, $100

Lolë Haffner Light Weight Insulated Jacket


Montreal-based active lifestyle brand Lolë has launched their first ever men's collection, and the Haffner insulated jacket is the most "active" piece in the collection. It's made with lots of high-end features, including articulated sleeves, raglan seams, contrast lining and Thermore insulation. It even repels water, has a four-way stretch and is surprisingly light weight.

BUY: Lolë Haffner Light Weight Insulated Jacket, $130

Lolë Terra Sports Pant


If you're considering the aforementioned Haffner jacket, you'll need some bottoms to complete the active-inspired ensemble. The Terra Sports Pant from Lolë is designed to be breathable enough for just about any activity, including running, yoga, cycling and cross training. They're slim fit, moisture wicking, feature a four-way stretch and have zippered back and side pockets.

BUY: Lolë Terra Sports Pant, $75

Ibex Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee


The Ibex Merino Tencel tee blends, you guessed it, merino and tencel (derived from sustainably sourced eucalyptus) for consistent evaporative cooling. It's super lightweight and breathable, so your fitness fanatic will love it for high-intensity activities. It's also incredibly soft so it's great as athleisure or travel-wear, too!

BUY: Ibex Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee, $85

Shimano IC1 Indoor Cycling Shoe


Shimano has created a pair of indoor cycling shoes that are made specifically for the indoor cycling community with the IC1. Priced at just $90, these shoes feature a complete mesh upper construction designed for ventilation and quick drying properties. Shimano's Cross Strap Closure and Adaptable Arch Support will allow your cyclist to optimize personal fit and stability for hard indoor rides. Better yet, the outsole is compatible with both two and three bolt pedal systems.

BUY: Shimano IC1 Indoor Cycling Shoe, $100

Saucony Summit Jogger


No matter if your fitness fanatic likes hiking, cycling or running, these joggers from Saucony do it all. They're both wind and water resistant, and they have lots of pockets for everything you'd need out on the trail. We liked the knit panel at the knee for abrasion protection, and the zippers at the ankle for taking them off over dirty shoes.

BUY: Saucony Summit Jogger, $95

Jack Wolfskin JWP Atmos Jacket


Designed for any and all cool-weather outdoor activities, this JWP Atmos from Jack Wolfskin will no-doubt become your athlete's favorite jacket. The outer fabric is both soft and tear-resistant (which can be hard to find), and the synthetic insulation is both light and stretchy. It's also a great piece for traveling—it packs down into its own pocket and takes up minimal space.

BUY: Jack Wolfskin JWP Atmos Jacket, $199.95

ACTIVE Advantage Gift Card

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An ACTIVE Advantage Membership makes it affordable to live a healthy lifestyle. Get discounts on gear and services you already use for fitness, cooking, health and fun. This premium membership comes with exclusive perks from top health and fitness brands, like Adidas, HelloFresh, Aaptiv and more! Plus, save on fun with discounts on camping, live events and hotels. Give the gift of savings with the ACTIVE Advantage Membership eGift Card. Whether they're into marathons, yoga, personal training, cooking, camping or travel, the discounts will give them more of what they love for less. Buy an Advantage Membership eGift today! Learn more about all the benefits included with ACTIVE Advantage here.

BUY: ACTIVE Advantage Gift Card, $89.95

G-Shock GSTB400-1A


G-Shock watches have been popular for decades, due in part to their robust built quality and their avant-garde design elements. The GSTB400-1A is a quintessential G-Shock, with it's high level of impact resistance, digital and analog display and the large stainless steel buttons that are super tough yet easy to use. Whether it's diving, lifting weights at the gym or working on projects around the house, your fitness fanatic will appreciate a watch that's built to keep up with their active lifestyle.

BUY: G-Shock GSTB400-1A, $320

Kari Traa Rose Crew & High Waisted Pant Baselayer


Inspired by a tapestry in Kari's family cabin growing up, the Rose Baselayer set embraces the look and feel of a Scandinavian winter. The collection features a base layer top and bottom that's 100 percent Merino wool, and both have a feminine, Nordic-inspired floral design that's paired with a slim, sporty silhouette. The wool fabric is super soft, has a natural odor-resistance and is plenty breathable for both hard outdoor training efforts and just lounging around the house.

BUY: Kari Traa Rose Crew & High Waisted Pant Baselayer, $110 top/$100 bottom

addsfit Mini Portable Massage Gun


Massage guns have exploded in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason—they're portable, rechargeable, packable and help address knots and problem areas to help with recovery and performance. The Mini Portable Massage Gun from addsfit checks all these boxes, and their premium aluminum exterior and compact design sets it in a class of its own. 

BUY: addsfit Mini Portable Massage Gun, $105

Future Personal Training App Subscription 


Give your fitness fanatic the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to Future, an online training platform that connects people with personal coaches to help them reach their fitness goals. They'll have access to expert 1-on-1 coaching, customized workouts and programs and the Future app to track each workout and hold them accountable.

BUY: Future Personal Training App Subscription, $149 

Pocket monkii


It's a gym, in a bag! Pocket monkii is a complete bodyweight training system that has an extremely small footprint—perfect for living situations where space is limited. It comes with access to their monkii App that shows how to do specific exercises, and has training programs for all experience levels. Their 21-Day Habit training program is another bonus—it'll help your fitness fanatic build their "monkii" skills and baseline fitness level.

BUY: Pocket Monkii, $169

The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmers Dog

Swap highly processed kibble for fresh, healthy dog food.

Dog food shouldn’t look like lumps of coal – it should look like food! At The Farmer’s Dog, ours is made with fresh meat and veggies you can see right there in the bowl. Plus, it's personally portioned for your dog's nutritional needs and delivered right to your door. Get 50% off today.

BUY: The Farmer’s Dog

Dropps Active Wash Detergent


Dropps harnesses the power of nature to make products that are convenient and that really clean. They’re third-party lab tested to prove they work, and with ingredients so clean Dropps won EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year. By using Dropps you can help turn the tide against toxic pollution, plastic waste and animal cruelty. Get started with a free trial of Dropps’ bestselling Dropps Active Wash. Blast away sweat, odors and stains that get trapped in the tight weave of performance fabrics. With five active enzymes, this detergent cleans every type of stain from grass to blood and mud. Dropps' anti-permastink formula with Odor Control technology helps eliminate and prevent even week-old odors, so they don’t linger or reactivate with body heat. Just pay $5 S/H.

BUY: Dropps Active Wash Detergent

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