Do you have one of those friends who love to hit the gym regularly or simply do fitness at home to stay in shape? Do you guys sometimes end up talking about workouts, diets or health on a daily basis? Here is a bunch of list for fitness gift choices when the big day to celebrate your friend’s youth is coming up.
1. Workout equipment
Who wouldn’t love to be gifted a fitness equipment to stay active even when they are at home? But before buying one, make sure that you know what kinds of exercises your friend is fond of. Sometimes lifting weights isn’t necessary as there are numerous exercises that need really few tools or even nothing at all. So choose wisely. For example, a jump rope, dumbbells, an ab roller, a mini trampoline, and a compact, collapsible treadmill.
2. Workout accessories
There are many working out accessories to make the exercise sessions become more interesting and useful for your friend. For instance, you can get a pair of wireless earbuds as they are great for many physical activities such as running, hiking and lifting weights. They should be durable, waterproof and convenient to use. Or a motivational water bottle is also a great simple gift that can help to improve workout experience.
3. Fitness clothing
The first idea can be a nice comfortable outfit that is suitable for your friend’s style. You can choose from many different kinds of clothing depending on the form and function. An endless list such as a pretty sport bra, an active tank top and yoga leggings for women. A gift for your man can vary from shorts, joggers to a hoodie. Also, there is pre- or post-workout clothing that is cuddly soft and relaxed fit, so the list is limitless.
4. High-quality sneakers
Surely a good pair of sport shoes are always necessary since they are quite practical. Furthermore, high-quality shoes that serve specifically for different physical exercises are crucial for a health and safety reasons. So giving your friend a nice pair of trainers certainly will be appreciated due to the long-term benefits that they bring.
5. Functional foods
Staying healthy not only comprises physical training but also good eating. ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ is a quote by Hippocarates 2500 years ago and today, the philosophy of ‘food as medicine’ can somehow be transformed as functional foods. So, if your workout buff also shares interest in balancing nutrition, you can consider buying appropriate functional food products such as protein, Omega-3 Fish-oil and vitamins supplements, depending on their preferences and eating diets.
6. Gym membership
If your friend doesn’t join any gym clubs or his/her gym membership is about to expire, offering at least a few months worth of membership fee can be a nice gift for your workout friend. However, it is better to know the situation before you decide whether this gift would actually be used and appreciated as it should be.
7. An outdoor experience
If your fitness buff isn’t so much into tangible items, a trip of adventure can be a wonderful idea as well. Of course, you need to see what kind of outdoor activities they love such as running, hiking, or climbing mountains. If he/she is really into action sports, skydiving or paragliding might be some ideas. However, if your friend just likes to contemplate nature, a simple outdoor excursion for a few days may be just right.
8. Fitness app
Technology certainly has a pro nowadays as it helps home workout fanatics in their physical routines. So take advantage of their smart phone and subscribe to an exercise app that is suitable for their tastes and type. Here there are suggestions for physical exercises and guidance on how to put them all together for the best physical experience and outcome. The options are Pilates, treadmill, HIIT and many more.
9. Kitchen appliances
This kind of gifts might be suitable for someone who cares about better effective eating and cooking, and often cooks themselves. For example, if your workout friend is tight in schedule and prefers to have make-ahead meals, a pressure cooker can help to make it the simplest and fastest way. If fried food is out of the way for your active friend but the taste is still irresistible, perhaps an air fryer toaster is a good choice.
10. Post-workout indulgence
An active lifestyle not only involves workout sessions but also moments after high-intensity physical activities. So, if your fitness fanatic desires a post-workout relaxation, you can consider gifting them a spa treatment. If your friend is an avid runner who is always on their feet, wonderful options can vary from a simple foot spa massager to an electronic massager. For someone who currently hits it too hard at the gym, Epsom salt can be a solution for soothing and healing muscles.