For all the runners/yogis/lifters/foodies out there
Are you on the hunt for the best fitness gifts? Shopping for kids is easy in comparison (thanks to our handy Christmas gift guide for kids), but if there’s someone in your life who loves nothing more than a good sweat session how do you make sure that you get them what they really want this Christmas?
There are so many gadgets, classes and active wear brands out there that it can be hard to pick out the perfect present for a gym-goer.
Maybe you’re looking for the perfect fitness gift for your other half who loves nothing more than a Sunday morning 10k, or you’re desperate to find something yoga-related for the colleague you picked out from the Secret Santa hat.
Fear not. Whether you’re completely clueless when it comes to fitness gifts, or you consider yourself a bit of a present pro, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to make sure that they get exactly what they want this year.
Runners are often heard talking about pace, splits and tapering. But don’t worry – before you start frantically Googling what it all means, take a look at some of the amazing gadgets out there that can really make a difference to their PB.
Foodies will be after all the latest kitchen gadgets, turmeric shots and cookbooks, and there are loads of options to keep them happy.
Yoga enthusiasts will know how important accessories are when it comes to getting into difficult poses (hello, yoga strap and blocks), but for the uninitiated it can be daunting. So we’ve taken out all the hard work for you and found the best mats, leggings and accessories.
Anyone who has no time for the gym will no doubt be on the hunt for the perfect at-home gadgets – and guess what? We’ve found those, too. You’re welcome.
So if you want to get in someone’s good books this Christmas, look no further than Marie Claire‘s best fitness gifts guide – the ultimate go-to, whatever your budget. It might even inspire you to book on to a festive spin class…
This mat is not only extra grippy to keep you still during down dog, it's also eco-conscious and sustainable.
These lightweight wireless headphones are designed to resist sweat and moisture.
Worn by the likes of Fern Cotton and Millie Mackintosh, this set is an essential addition to your gym wardrobe
Forget plastic with these gorgeous water bottles designed by your fave celebs
Bring the cool to your shavasana
Keep track of your goals with this gorgeous weekly planner
Not a boring sweat session in sight with this fun speaker, complete with Google Assistant so you can soundtrack your workout with your voice
Who needs to trek to the gym when you've got one of these at home?
We love this slouchy jumper and leggings combo
Wake up with this sunrise alarm clock - great for those who like an early morning workout
Forget gym memberships - give your loved one the gift of MoveGB so they can try out thousands of boutique and mainstream gyms. Workouts will never get boring.
Functional and fashionable? Yes please.
The three-in-one beauty product that gets you from the gym to the office with one easy swipe
This rose gold beauty tracks up to 40 different exercises to help achieve your fitness goals
Because who doesn't want a cute geo crop-top?
Save time after your post-workout hair wash
If you're searching for affordable leggings, look no further than Boody Active
Use this to find out if you are in the peak zone, the cardio zone, the aerobic zone or the fat burning zone
These slippers release a relaxing oil when you wear them, meaning that your feet are not only warm but also soft and moisturised.
This hamper includes five nut butters and a cookbook - perfect for the fitness-loving foodie
Work out wherever you are with these handy resistance bands
These leggings are both cute and affordable
If you know someone who loves getting VERY sweaty, treat them to some classes at UN1T.
Delicious booze-free cocktails made easy. This book is filled with quirky recipes including vegan, low-sugar and gluten-free drink options.
Because everyone needs a sleek black sports bra
Get into dancer pose with ease thanks to this pretty yoga strap
Lightweight, flexible trainers for running or the gym floor
Making it easy to go from the gym to brunch
Delicious bars that are 100% natural - they're vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and have no added sugar.
Boasts no-slip grip for when your hands get sweaty and an antimicrobial protection to protect your phone from bacteria
Stand out in your yoga class with these fun mermaid scale leggings
A natural anti-inflammatory in shot-sized portions
Get your stretch on with this cross-back bra, perfect for yogis
Runners, listen up - the durable continental rubber outsole promises to provide superior grip and traction in any condition or terrain.
Want to make your own energy balls but not sure where to start? Get the ingredients sent straight to your door - minimal effort required.
These sleek leggings are perfect for both the gym and the yoga studio.
Smoothies made easy for the fitness-loving foodies
Treat someone to this relaxation and wellness getaway full of yoga, a de-stress workshop and meditation