Let’s face it: we could all do with a little more relaxation in our lives given the last few years. Fortunately, a Headspace gift card can give your gift access to hundreds of expert-led meditations designed to help them de-stress, enhance their creativity and sleep more soundly. The app even offers some workouts aimed at improving emotional well-being, making it a great gift for meditation gurus or beginners who just want to get the basics down.
ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Whether your gift is someone trying to manage stress or an athlete looking for quick muscle relief, an acupressure mat like this inexpensive option from ProsourceFit can help with both. The simple recovery tool essentially functions as a bed of evenly spaced plastic spikes that apply pressure to various points on the body, which in turn can help promote blood flow and circulation when you lie on them (no needles or surcharge).
Sleep trackers can provide useful information that can help you improve your sleep and ultimately your well-being. The problem? Many of them are not the most comfortable to wear, which is counterproductive when you are trying to rest. However, the Withings Sleep mat is a nice non-invasive alternative that easily slides under your mattress. It’s great for tracking your sleep cycle as well as other stats, including heart rate and various breathing disturbances.
Google Pixel Watch
If you’re an Android fan with a non-Samsung phone, it’s hard to do better than the Google Pixel Watch. The first-generation wearable has a sleek design and a unique mix of features, including integration with Fitbit and support for Google Assistant, Google Wallet and Google Maps. Oh, and did we mention that every Pixel Watch comes with six months of Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Music? It’s like giving three gifts for the price of one.
If you have the money, why not give the best treadmill out there? Peloton Tread showcases excellent hardware and offers everything from Bootcamp workouts and curated programs to classes covering strength training, yoga, meditation and more. There’s even a social aspect that allows your gifted to connect with others while practicing and receive virtual high-fives from classmates when they need extra motivation.
Bottle of Gatorade Gx
The Gx bottle provides a unique hydration experience for every athlete. The flip cap design and high flow valve allow you to select a capsule of formula, add to water and drink without worrying about leaks or spills. With a variety of colors and patterns—and even bottles designed by your favorite athletes—there’s a design for everyone! Can only be customized to Gatorade.
PowerBlock Sport 24 Adjustable Dumbbells
Whether your loved one is looking to add some muscle or shed a few pounds, they’ll likely need to include some form of strength training in their fitness regime. PowerBlock’s space-saving adjustable dumbbells will help them do just that. The durable steel set can act as a replacement for eight pairs of traditional dumbbells, allowing them to increase the weight in three-pound increments without having to leave the comfort of their home.
Beats Fit Pro
AirPods, schmairpods. If your gift is a runner, they deserve a pair of wireless headphones that sound great and stay in their ears as they pound the pavement. The waterproof Beats Fit Pro offers great noise cancellation, great sound quality and comes in unique colors like Garden Gray and Stone Purple. Their only downside is a bulky case that doesn’t have wireless charging, but they make up for it with sound and fit.
Sunny Health and Fitness Elliptical
Getting to the gym can be difficult, especially when it’s cold outside and your schedule is filling up. This is where the elliptical comes in. This compact option offers eight resistance levels, handles for room-to-room transportation, and comes fully assembled, so your gift can immediately start using it to burn off all of their neighbor’s holiday goodies without ever leaving your chair
Google Nest Hub (2nd generation)
It might seem odd to include a smart display in a fitness and health gift guide; however, Google’s latest Nest Hub comes with one incredibly useful health feature: automatic sleep tracking. The second-generation device can track your movement and breathing at night and provide a sleep report in the morning, providing you with useful information about your sleep habits. It’s a convenient, non-invasive alternative to wearable sleep trackers that also makes a great digital photo frame.
Fitbit Inspire 3
If the latest smartwatches from Apple and Google are out of your budget, then you might want to check out the Fitbit Inspire 3. While the minimalist fitness tracker lacks more advanced features like built-in GPS, it’s still a great option if all , what you need is some basic activity and sleep tracking features. It also comes with a few extra perks, like an always-on OLED display, blood oxygen monitoring, solid battery life, and six months of Fitbit Premium.
When life gets busy, healthy eating habits can definitely fall by the wayside. Fortunately, the Nutribullet Pro makes whipping up a 32-ounce smoothie with all the fruits and vegetables you need a relatively painless experience. The 900-watt personal blender can whip up just about anything you can throw at it, comes in a range of fun colors, and—unlike many options out there—is backed by a one-year warranty that ensures you can do your best without to worry about the engine.
Just Dance 2022
(PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
with Just Dance 2022, your giftee can burn calories while listening to Dua Lipa songs. Depending on the platform, the throwback beat game has you miming choreography with either your smartphone or a Joy-Con controller, giving you a way to dance to burn calories without embarrassing yourself in front of the outside world. The game is also compatible with a wide variety of consoles, so you can buy a copy for your friend, whether they own a Nintendo Switch or a PS5.
Apple Watch Ultra
The Apple Watch Series 8 is a fantastic wearable, but it’s not as rugged or feature-rich as the Apple Watch Ultra. The latter boasts physical controls and a host of advanced features aimed at hikers, divers and the Ironman crowd, including sensors to measure dive metrics and sirens to attract attention if you ever find yourself lost. It also offers multi-day battery life and increased durability, so your gift won’t have to worry about accidentally damaging it down the aisle.
Moleskine Passion Journal
Writing down and tracking your health goals is one of the best ways to get results. Fortunately, Moleskine’s Passion Journal makes it easy for you to do just that with templates for planning your daily exercise goals, jotting down recipes, and jotting down a host of other information. The pages are also full of useful information so you can stay up-to-date on workout terms, nutritional needs, nutrition facts, and other fitness-related trivia. The included stickers are just the kicker.
Custom Yankee Candle
It might sound a little cliché, but you can’t go wrong with the gift of a candle, especially one that’s supposed to burn for more than 100 hours. Yankee Candles also make particularly thoughtful gifts, as you can personalize them with your own message and choose which scents and designs you prefer. They’re popular gifts for a reason, the kind that can help a loved one relax and unwind after a hard day at work or the gym.
It doesn’t matter if your gift is in need of self-care or is an athlete looking for muscle relief, Theragun Mini is the gift that can come instantly. The three-speed massage gun is small and quiet enough to carry almost anywhere. And even though it’s Theragun’s entry-level model, it’s still powerful enough to ease unwanted muscle tension and work out those pesky post-game knots.
Smile Cult self service stickers
Have a friend who is going through a tough time or just needs a little encouragement? These stickers are great accessories and contain positive affirmations that will remind them of their worth and to prioritize self-care. If they don’t like the stickers, Smile Cult also sells these affirmations as bags they can wear to the gym, as well as sweaters, shirts and prints.
ClassPass Gift Card
Not sure what to get your loved ones this year? A ClassPass gift card is an easy backup option that will give your gift access to a wide range of gyms and fitness studios so they can try out everything from boxing to hot yoga. ClassPass credits also provide access to a nationwide network of salons and spas, so they can pamper themselves if barre and cryotherapy aren’t really their thing.
Polar H10 heart rate sensor
Smartwatches can be great for tracking your heart rate, sure, but not everyone likes to wear a tracker on their wrist or needs all the functionality it affords. Polar’s convenient heart rate sensor is a nice alternative, but your gift can strap it to their chest while they run or even swim, as it’s water resistant up to 30 meters.
Your True Home: The Daily Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
For the uninitiated, Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and one of the most famous Zen masters on the planet before his death earlier this year. Your real homea beautiful collection of some of his most inspiring teachings, serves as a wonderful introduction to his work that explores how to overcome negative emotions, improve relationships, and cultivate inner peace through mindfulness.
Apple Fitness Plus subscription
With an iPhone 8 or newer, your loved one can access more than 3,000 video and audio workouts covering 11 different topics, including HIIT, strength training, dance and even meditation, which they can further customize to their experience level. Apple is constantly adding new workouts every week, which should keep things fresh and fun—even if your loved one doesn’t own an Apple Watch.
Price: $9.99 per month
Hoka Rincon 3
A good pair of running shoes is a must for fitness enthusiasts. The Hoka Rincon 3 is a lightweight option that will keep your gift comfortable while on the move, whether he’s training for the New York City Marathon or just going for a morning jog around the park. They also look better than most pairs of running shoes, even if they put their brand front and center, and come in a variety of attractive colors and styles.
Eufy Smart Scale C1
If you’re trying to get in shape, you shouldn’t just be watching your weight. Fortunately, Eufy’s affordable C1 smart scale can help you track other important metrics—including your body fat, muscle mass, and body composition—giving you a better picture of where you stand in terms of your fitness goals. As an added bonus, it can also sync data with third-party apps from Apple and Fitbit.