Gifts for the Health and Fitness Guru

As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is upon us, i.e., you have to start shopping for gifts! Between family, friends and your dog, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find the perfect gift for everyone you care about. Perhaps you’ll break down like I did one year and just buy all your friends the same CD. (Sorry guys. I didn’t take time to consider all your unique attributes and search for the perfect gift for each of you.) Finding gifts for everyone on your list can be difficult, but there is one type of person who is easy to shop for: the fitness fanatic. If you have some health and fitness lovers in your life, consider picking up some of these gifts for them…or for yourself.

For the Yogi

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Yogitoes Skidless Yoga Towel ($54 – $76)

No more sliding around the floor in yoga class! Give the gift of being free from yoga socks and gloves with this grippy towel that lies over the yoga mat. Plus, these towels come in more than 45 colors and patterns.

For the Paleo Dieter


Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes ($14)

Help the Paleo dieter in your life spice up their meals with this cookbook of simple gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free recipes.

For the Type A


Aveda ‘Active Composition’ Topical Analgesic for Sore Muscles ($25)

Challenge that workaholic and non-stop exerciser to relax with this sore-muscle reliever.

For the Beginner


Ace Fitkit By Spri ($99)

If someone you know is just getting into fitness, get them started with this set of goodies that includes a stability ball, rolling mat, 8-lb medicine ball, and a resistance band. (Just make sure the person you’re giving it to has expressed interest in fitness…you don’t want to send any offensive, passive aggressive messages…)

For the Techie


Fitbit Flex ($100)

This piece of technology is truly amazing. It tracks your steps, distance and calories burned like a pedometer, but it also tracks your sleep quality at night and even has a silent alarm! This device serves as a great fitness motivator and tracker.

For the Clean Freak


Roux Maison Sport Detergent ($17)

Keep workout clothes like new with this laundry soap that is specially designed to remove bacteria, dirt and odor. Plus it’s natural and I bet it smells nice, which is always a plus.

For the Accident-Prone


FootGloss ($5)

Keep your buddy’s feet happy with this blister-preventing balm. This makes a great stocking stuffer and is only $5, so stock up!

For the Marathoner


Marathon Keychain ($24)

Snag one of these personalized key chains to commemorate a huge marathon achievement and running milestone.

For the Fashionista


Scuba Hoodie ($108)

Splurge on ya gurl and pick up one of lululemon’s cozy hoodies. They come in all different colors and patterns and are sure to be a wardrobe staple.

For the Sweet Tooth


Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans ($15)

Just because you embrace a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sweets! Help your vegan friend (or your friend who is just trying to be a bit healthier) with this book of (healthy) sweet treats.


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