Fitness-Focused Stocking Stuffers for 2021

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While it's certainly possible to spend hundreds, even thousands, on fitness-related gear, there are tons of options at or below the $50 mark that any fitness fanatic would love to see in their stocking this holiday season.

It's the sweet spot in terms of value—many of these products are well-built, will last a long time and will have a serious impact on overall performance. We won't say the right piece of gear will always make or break a PR attempt or athletic achievement, but it will certainly help. 

For this guide we gathered a wide range of fitness-focused stocking stuffers all priced under $50 for you to consider this holiday season. No matter if you're buying for a friend or family member or for yourself, these can give you an edge, help you relax or fuel you up for the next hard effort.

Carter Move Mug

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The perfect size for cup holders and stockings, Carter Move Mug is the last to-go tumbler they’ll ever use. Designed to amplify the senses and engineered to fit their travel needs with a snap-in splash guard and slim width, Carter Move Mug lets them enjoy their beverage of choice at its fullest on the go. 

Upgrade their tumbler with a personal message and 360-degree Sip Lid, so they can drink from any angle. Available in three sizes and eight different colors, get them something they won’t want to return.

BUY: Carter Move Mug, $27.50 to $35.00

The Ridge Wallet Holiday Essential Kit

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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

Sea to Summit Cool Grip X-Mug 

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This new collapsible camp mug has a unique grip design that reduces surface temperatures allowing your hiker, camper or backpacker to hold piping hot coffee or tea in the backcountry without the weight of bringing an insulated mug. It's also dishwasher safe, folds to the size of a thick coaster, is BPA free and is made with food grade heat-resistant silicone. 

BUY: Sea to Summit Cool Grip X-Mug, $14.95

Gnarly Nutrition BCAAs

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BCAAs are the perfect gift for the active person who trains hard and is focused on recovery. Gnarly BCAAs provide a powerful dose of essential amino acids to help support and rebuild muscle during or after workouts, which helps reduce excessive muscle damage and promotes muscle synthesis. Gnarly's BCAAs kickstart recovery and prevent excess soreness with five grams of vegan BCAAs in a two to one to one ratio. Plus, the mix comes in a few different flavors that taste great, too.

BUY: Gnarly Nutrition BCAAs, $39.95/tub

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

BOCO Gear Fisherman Beanie

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A good beanie never goes out of style, and Colorado-based BOCO Gear is all about pairing panache with performance. Their Fisherman Beanie is a classic winter hat that can be worn on cool runs, while camping or for a little extra warmth at home. It's 100% acrylic and weathered knit, so you know it'll last for many winters to come.

BUY: BOCO Gear Fisherman Beanie, $26.99

ENO SingleNest Hammock

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What's better than a long hike in the sunshine? We'd argue a long post-workout recovery nap in a hammock in the sunshine! The SingleNest Hammock is a no-frills, well-built hammock that will withstand anything thrown at it. It features heavy duty triple-stitched seams, soft and breathable material, aluminum wire gate carabiners and an attached compression sack to make packing a breeze.

BUY: ENO SingleNest Hammock, $49.95

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 32 oz with Twist Cap

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Hydration is important, especially for hard-training athletes. Klean Kanteen's updated TKWide bottle was designed with both versatility and portability in mind—it's made with 18/8 food grade stainless steel and a leak-proof twist cap with a reusable steel straw, and it'll keep liquids cold up to 75 hours. We love the different colors, and the bottle is powder coated so it's impressively chip resistant.

BUY: Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 32 oz with Twist Cap, $39.95

Protekt SPF30 Lotion 

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Sun damage is a very real thing for athletes who spend a lot of time training outdoors. Protekt has developed a lotion that's SPF30, made with organic ingredients that helps moisturize the skin and doesn't leave a thick, white residue once dried. The best part is that it's reef safe, eco-friendly and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

BUY: Protekt SPF30 Lotion, $18/3 oz

Nathan Power Wash Performance Laundry Detergent

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Workout clothes can be pricey, especially when you're talking about a full washing machine load of them. Help your fitness fanatic protect their investment with this sport laundry detergent from Nathan. It's all natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly and pH neutral, and it'll help remove bacteria and funky smells from workout gear.

BUY: Nathan Power Wash Performance Laundry Detergent, $10

Vega Hello Wellness "It's a no Brainer" Smoothie

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Vega is well-known for its plant-based protein powders, but its new "Hello Wellness" collection takes this idea and adds a more specific twist. This version, "It's a no Brainer," is a blender-free smoothie that's formulated to support brain heath. It includes 32 mg of Omega-3 DNA from plant-based marine algae, 15 g of plant-based protein and 20 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

BUY: Vega Hello Wellness "It's a no Brainer" Smoothie, $29.99/tub

WHOOP SuperKnit 4.0

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We included the new WHOOP 4.0 health and fitness monitor in the main fitness holiday gift guide, so naturally we had to include a replacement band to coordinate with your fitness fanatic's favorite workout ensemble! Available in several different colors, the SuperKnit band is made with ultra-soft backing and super comfortable and durable yarn—it also only takes a handful of seconds to swap out, so there's no excuse not to match!

BUY: WHOOP SuperKnit 4.0, $49

BlenderBottle Shaker Cup

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This is the BlenderBottle your fitness fanatic knows and loves, just taken up a notch! It features a double-wall vacuum insulated design that keeps pre- and post-workout drinks cold for 24 hours, and it includes a surgical-grade stainless steel whisk to smooth out contents with just a few shakes. The twist-on cap is a nice touch and is backed by a leak-proof guarantee.

BUY: BlenderBottle Shaker Cup, $17.99

FitCord X-Over Resistance Bands

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Why let your fitness fanatic use classic resistance bands when they can use these? The FitCord X-Over Resistance Bands easily clips onto fences or anchors so they can be set up anywhere. They also come in seven different resistance levels and are super packable. The hard plastic handles make these much more usable, and they'll fit seamlessly into any existing bodybuilding, CrossFit or general fitness training plans.

BUY: FitCord X-Over Resistance Bands, $37

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