All the best fitness gifts, gear and gadgets for the gym-goer in your life

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  • For all the runners/yogis/lifters/foodies out there

    Are you on the hunt for the best fitness gifts? 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 an endorphin addict. But with working from home allowing for quick workouts between Zoom calls and longer evenings to get your sweat on, there’s never been a better time to treat someone to one of the best of the best fitness gifts.

    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 very best fitness gifts to make sure that they get exactly what they want this year.

    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 everything from the best sports bras to the best yoga mats and accessories.

    Anyone whose gym is closed 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 year, 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…

    The best fitness gifts for the workout lover in your life

    Fitbit Versa 3 – £199.99 | Fitbit.com 
    Every fitness lover’s favourite Fitbit just got an upgrade with the Versa 3. Track your fitness and set your pace with built-in GPS, listen to music and check your messages on the go, optimise your sleep and much more. Specifically designed with fitness in mind, we reckon it’s the best Fitbit yet.

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    Girlfriend Collective Paloma racerback high-impact sports bra – £35 | MatchesFashion 
    Ethical activewear brand Girlfriend Collective make chic, responsible workout wear out of everything from recycled water bottles to fishing nets. This soft, breathable jersey Paloma sports bra is top of our wish list.

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    ClassPass Gift Card – choose your amount | ClassPass
    An ideal gift for fitness aficionados and absolute beginners alike. This gift card allows users to attend classes offering a variety of activities, for all abilities. New Year’s Resolution to try reformer pilates, anyone?

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    Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam – £24 | Cult Beauty
    One of our beauty editor’s top picks, Ouai’s Dry Shampoo foam is a game changer when it comes to texture. Massage it into your scalp after a workout for refreshed, voluminous locks without the tacky residue of an aerosol dry shampoo.

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    Bala Bangle 1lb wrist and ankle weight – £50 | Selfridges 
    Whether you’re popping to the supermarket, heading for a run, or attempting a bit of yoga in front of your laptop, Bala’s stylish 1lb (or 0.45kg) weight bangle fastens securely around the wrists or ankles to keep building and toning muscle.

    UA Sportsmask – £26 | Under Armour 
    Exercising in a mask might not sound like the most appealing thing we have to look forward to in 2021, but Under Armour’s experts have designed a breathable, athlete-approved option that will protect you while you workout. With skin-cooling technology and anti-microbial treatment to keep it fresh, the mask is also suitable for all-day wear.

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    Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds – £189 | Amazon 
    These active noise cancelling wireless earbuds – complete with a pocket-friendly charging case – have been designed to fit securely and comfortably for amazing sound quality while you workout. Just add your best nineties playlist and you’re good to go.

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    Power Gym Leggings – £75 | Sweaty Betty
    Bum sculpting, sweat wicking and phone holding? We think we’ve just found our dream leggings. Designed for every workout, Sweaty Betty’s Power leggings are cut from a super-stretch, flattering fabric with not one, but two – yes two! – pockets for storing your belongings while you workout.

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    Sunshine Yellow Duffle Bag – £19 | Glossier
    The cult pared-back beauty brand does much more than just pretty lip balm. Enter the Glossier sunshine yellow duffle bag – the cutest gym bag you ever did see. With a roomy main compartment and adjustable shoulder strap, gift this to the fitness lover in your life and they’ll love you forever.

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    Dynamax RunningPad Folding Treadmill – £499.99 | Argos 

    If you don’t have the space for a treadmill at home – and let’s face it, they don’t exactly add to the ambience of a room – a folding running pad is the perfect solution. The world’s most compact treadmill, simply fold and stow away until your next 10k in front of the TV.

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    Prada Logo-print stainless steel water bottle – £50 | Selfridges
    Not all water bottles are made equal. In fact, this Prada stainless steel bottle (perfect for keeping drinks either icy cold or piping hot) is so chic we reckon it makes all drinks taste automatically better. A lovely little luxury gift for the fitness fanatic on your Christmas list.

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    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Premium – £114.95 | Nike 

    A durable, lightweight trainer designed for everyday workouts, these are a perfect gift to a loved one (or self) who has vowed to take up running as a new year’s resolution. Cushioned, supportive and abidingly chic.

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    But that’s not all. We’ve got your loved ones who are slightly less enthusiastic about exercise sorted, too. Because our Christmas gifts for her  and Christmas gifts for him guides are choc-full of the best of the best fashion, beauty, jewellery, grooming and lifestyle gifts. Guess who just won Christmas.

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