Admit it: there’s always that one friend of yours in your circle who’s either obsessed with going to the gym or who’s always on the latest health trend. She never misses a workout and while she may not be lifting weights, she’s probably got her hands tied with her yoga classes. She’s so deep into the world, finding her a gift this holiday is proving to be a tough feat especially if you have no inkling about anything fitness related.
But don’t sweat it, you still have time to explore your options before settling on one – be it for yourself or for your gym buddy. For this gift guide, you can expect more than just your basic activewear. Think – fitness watches, massage guns, earbuds, and more. Ahead, we’ve curated a list of gift ideas for your fitness-obsessed friend this holiday to fill their days with zest for the sweat life.
Comfort is key during a workout and if there’s anything worth investing in if you’re always out for a run, it’s best that you equip yourself with a pair of shoes that serves you well. This year, New Balance has launched its Fresh Foam X 1080v13, designed to give you confidence and comfort in every step. These high-performance shoes come with great underfoot cushioning and are designed with more foam at its sole so it feels more comfortable for your long runs. Besides its supportive fit, we also love its neutral palette which will work really well with the rest of your workout garms.
The most important thing when it comes to finding the perfect sports bra is choosing one that’s comfortable and gives you enough support. Of course, it’s also essential to find one that doesn’t cut off your circulation too.
Take, for instance, this fuss-free option that’s perfect for low-impact training (such as yoga, pilates and barre). Aside from its comfortable and lightweight fit, this sports bra offers not one but two ways of wearing it. All you need to do is to swap out the paddings and you get two different looks.
Need a coverup? Lululemon’s iconic Define Jacket has been a staple for many and we can see why it’s worth the hype. Made with the brand’s Luon™ fabric, the jacket is lightweight and feels cool even when you’re wearing it in humid climates like Singapore. More notably, the jacket offers a feel-good fit that accentuates your figure and gives you the right amount of coverage.
This bag is big on functionality and versatility. Boasting a design that’s spacious enough to hold all your essentials and more, this bag is large enough to fit your trainers, towel and even your laptop. On top of that, it’s also equipped with zipper pulls that double as hair ties.
These headphones have been around for quite some time but it seems like it’s still proving to be a popular must-have amongst the gym girlies. As seen on TikTok, this pair of trendy headphones is well-loved for good reason. It boasts a stunning audio performance, immersive active noise-cancellation, and it fits comfortably, so you can wear it for hours on end. Not only is it a versatile piece that goes well with just about any outfit in your wardrobe but it’s also gym-friendly too — so you can wear them out for your workouts as well.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for that friend of yours who’s a fitness enthusiast or you’re surprising someone who wants to track their fitness goals, this Fitbit Sense 2 makes for the perfect gift. The new smartwatch checks your stress levels, tracks your sleep patterns and keeps you up to date with your fitness goals. On top of that, it also boasts a thinner and lighter design than its predecessor and it lasts up to five days on a full charge.
If your circle of friends are looking to share a gift that’s on the pricier end of things, consider investing in the Omknee 2 foot and knee massager. With its unique design, the foot massage unit works to deliver deep and precise kneading in the arch of the feet for instant relief and improved blood circulation. It’s especially useful for fitness buffs who never skip legs day.
Giving meaning to creation, and combining beauty and functionality, the Vívoactive 5 GPS Smartwatch by Garmin is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does it look good, but the smartwatch also monitors your energy levels throughout the day, tracks your sleep patterns, give you a deeper insight into your recovery times, and helps you determine how long your naps should be every day. This is especially helpful for time-starved individuals who are always on the go.
We all have that one friend who can’t live without her phone. And even when she’s at the gym, she always has her phone by her side.
Going into Savasana on this mat feels (and looks) like a dream. With an extensive range of colours to choose from, Lululemon offers one of the most highly sought-after (and versatile) yoga mats in the market. The perfect gift for any yogis out there.
If you love taking videos or photos on your phone while you gym, then this water bottle will come in handy. Built with a slip-proof water bottle strap, this bottle holds your phone, keys and credit card, so you’ll never have to leave it on the ground, and keep your personal belongings close so you won’t have to worry about losing them. More importantly, it also doubles as a tripod, so you can film your videos with ease.
Whether you’re going out for a run or even hitting the gym, exercising to music can help motor and movement coordination. So what better way to fuel your workout than turning it up on your favourite earbuds that won’t slip out. With the Apple AirPods Pro, you won’t have to reach out for your phone to answer or change songs.
If she loves working out at home (or even outdoors), then this sweet gift is perfect to amp up the ambience and power up her next cardio workout. The compact and lightweight JBL Flip 5, delivers dynamic performance that’s comparable to larger speakers. At the same time, it doubles up as a modern, stylish and timeless piece that you can carry wherever you go.
Best made for those who experience muscle aches on the regular, peep the highly coveted Hydragun. The Sports Recovery Massage Gun device helps to accelerate recovery and improves muscle aches with its one-of-a-kind technology that delivers a more focused, effective and soothing percussive massage for your post-workout routine.