Christmas shopping can be stressful even at the best of times. If you’ve been wracking your brains trying to think of some great gifts for the fitness fans in your life, look no further! Fitmo’s Christmas 2016 gift guide has suggestions from all realms of fitness gifts, with gifts to splash out on and ones that are kinder to your pocket.
Zing Anything Water Bottle – Around £19.99
If you ever get bored of tasting the inside of your mouth, flavoured water is the way to go. Often the store-bought varieties are packed full of sugar, and not nearly as healthy as they make out. This bottle is perfect for creating your own fruit infusions – try citrus fruits, berries, even herbs! You can easily add ice to your fruit-infused beverage using this water bottle, meaning you can stay cool during an intense workout.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones – Around £140
Getting tangled up in your headphone cords during a workout is frustrating and probably happens more often than you’d like to admit. The perfect solution? Wireless headphones! The SoundSport by Bose are one of the best, and for good reason. Sweat and Weather resistance make them perfect for either indoor or outdoor workouts, they boast 6 hours battery life and they’re designed to hang onto your ears for dear life – no more headphones flying out mid-run! The earphones pair with both iPhone and Android, making them a perfect gift for any fitness freak in your life – especially the runners.
For a budget-friendly version, try Mpow Wolverine Wireless Headphones (Around £15)
NUTRiBULLET 600 Series – Around £90
Aside from having a badass name that sounds like a piece of kitchen equipment from the future, the NutriBullet is also the perfect gift for the smoothie lover in your life. It can pretty much blend any fruit, vegetable or seed together into creamy smoothie goodness. The other great thing about the NutriBullet compared to normal blenders is its lack of clean up – the cup that you blend the ingredients in is also the one you use to drink it out of. No more constant cleaning of huge blender cups!
For a budget-friendly version, try Breville Blend-Active (Around £30)
Lululemon Wunder Under Pant III – Around £82
Lululemon’s store is heaven for any woman looking for stylish but functional workout gear. A fan favourite is the Wunder Under Pant – leggings made from ‘Luon’ fabric. Designed to feel like a second skin, these leggings give you room to move whilst also being sweat-wicking. Fitted with a hidden pocket in the waistband, they also come in a wide range of colours and patterns for when you want to feel well-dressed, even mid workout!
For a budget-friendly version, try Forever 21 Active Leggings (Around £19)
UnderArmour Storm Swacket – Around £90
Perfect for the outdoor sports enthusiast, UnderArmour’s ‘Swacket’ (that’s sweater-jacket to you and me) is created with UA Storm Technology, allowing it to be both waterproof and breathable. Designed to be as comfy as a sweater but with the protection of a jacket, the Storm Swacket is the best of both worlds. Windproof and warm thanks to its woven overlays, and safe to wear on outdoor night-time runs thanks to its reflective detailing.
For a budget friendly version, try H&M Winter Running Jacket (Around £30)
Trigger Point Performance Foam Roller – Around £45
We’ve written before about the many uses for foam rollers, and this one is the cream of the crop. The pattern and design make this roller perfect for targeting problem areas whilst also feeling as close to a real massage as possible. This roller can be used pre, during or post-workout to help you strengthen your core, increase blood flow and decrease injury. To learn more about foam rollers and their uses, check out our blog post.
For a budget-friendly version, try Fit Nation Foam Roller (Around £14)
FitBit Alta – Around £85
There are so many options in terms of wearable fitness trackers, but the Fitbit Alta is one of the top choices. Like with most wearables, the Alta tracks steps, distance and calories burned. It also automatically tracks while you snooze, giving you information on just how well you slept. The Alta can also display your text, call and calendar notifications on the screen when your phone is within a certain distance – and it’s certainly cheaper than an Apple Watch! With a sleek design, multiple colour options and a tappable LED display, the Alta is one of the best looking wearables out there.
For a budget-friendly version, try Jawbone UP3 (Around £55)
Fitmo – From £6 per week
Fitmo is the perfect app to stay in shape over Christmas and the New Year! If you find motivation difficult, or you’re struggling to reach your fitness goals, personal training can be the answer. But with today’s hectic lifestyle and busy schedules, it can be hard to fit personal training in, not to mention expensive! That’s where Fitmo comes in. With Fitmo, you get all of the personalisation of your own coach, with the ease and availability of an app. Your coach will tailor workouts to your preferences and schedule, as well as being there to answer your questions and motivate you whenever you need it, via messaging and video calls through the app.