28 gift ideas for the fitness fanatic

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on November 28, 2017
gift ideas for the fitness fanatic

I’ve become very into making lists of gift ideas. I keep one all year round and add to it whenever my friends and family mention something they want. You might have seen my last gift guide which had a load of ideas for the awesome feminist-y types on your to-buy-for list.


I am so excited about this gift guide, and I seriously had to rein myself in because I could’ve gone on forever.

Myself and Pete from Buddy Up Fitness have come up with 28 ideas (plus a few bonus ideas at the end) of what you can buy for the fitness enthusiast in your life.

(Btw….totally fine if that person is you!)

You might remember Pete from another post of mine he featured in (how to stay motivated for fitness during cold weather), which is worth checking out.

We think there’s something for everyone in this guide – I’m personally lusting after the gym shark leggings (8), and I really want to get my hands on the Adidas sweatshirt (19) because it looks cosy enough to get me to the gym, even when it’s freezing. Pete fancies himself a FitBit Ionic (7)….bit of a difference in price, mind! But what an awesome gift for someone!

Gift ideas for fitness enthusiasts



1. Nike leggings – £30 from The Outnet

2. The eco bath Epsom salt muscle soak – £8.50 from Holland & Barrett

3. Smart shaker – £5.49 from My Protein

4. Personalised zip up gym towel – £12 from Duncan Stewart shop

5. Nike Pro Cool compression top – £30 from JD

6. Yoga mat – £13.5o from Sports Direct

7. FitBit Ionic – £249.99 (on sale) from Amazon

8. Flex leggings – £22.40 from Gym Shark (different colours available)

9. Fitness dice – £12.99 from Amazon

10. Supplement stack – various prices

11. Nike base layer gloves – £20 from ASOS

12. Bend it like Bikram yoga bag – £10 on sale at Hey Holla

13. Opti dumbbell tree – £27.99 from Argos

14. Nike sports bra – £38 from The Outnet

15. Yogibare yoga block – £6.99 from Amazon

16. Korres men’s toiletry kit – £12.65 from Feel Unique

I thought this would be a convenient addition to a gym bag

17. Foam roller – £12.77 from Amazon

Foam rolling is amazing. This one comes with an instructional e-book

18. Under Armour training tech t-shirt – £22 from Asos

19. Adidas sweatshirt – £29 from The Outnet

20. Nutri Ninja – £39.99 from Argos

21. Nike running hat & gloves set – £30 from John Lewis

22. ProGrips – £7.49 (various colours & designs available)

23. Running buddy – £16.98 from Amazon

Pete says: For keeping your phone in while you run if you don’t like the arm bands. It works by using magnets so it won’t go anywhere.

24. Running light – £15.99 from Decathlon

25. Mpow bluetooth headphones – £16.59 from Amazon

Pete says: I prefer the ones that hook round your ear, no more feeling like they are about to fall out.

26. Skull Candy headphones – £53.99 from Amazon

I prefer over-ear headphones like these Skull Candy ones. The sound quality is wicked and they last forever.

27. Promixx 2.0 – £15.99 from Amazon

28. Oversized hoodie – £28 from Gym Shark

Bonus ideas // not pictured

29. Voucher for trainers

Pete says: for the serious runner you’re probably better off getting them a voucher to go and get their own. Most sports shops now have a treadmill in them so you can try running in the trainers before you buy


30. Magazine subscription

Pete says: it’s a little treat every month that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to justify buying for yourself


31. Audible gift memberships starting £23.99

I love the idea of listening to a book while I’m trudging up a hill on a treadmill


32. Sports massage voucher

Find a nice spa, or specialist sports therapist in your area and ask for a voucher for a sports, or deep tissue massage


We’ve tried to cover a bit of everything in here – from people who are crazy about running, to weight-lifters, budding yogis, and those who just like anything fitness-related.

Happy shopping!

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  • Beatrice

    Great ideas! I love the color of those Gym Shark leggings and also the Adidas sweatshirt is so cute, so I think I’d go for exactly what you chose, hehe! Plus the foam roller, I think I’m actually going to get myself a foam roller for the holidays 🙂 Happy weekend!

    December 2, 2017 at 04:46 Reply
    • North

      Thank you! Oh you should, treat yourself! I recently discovered foam rolling and it’s so good!
      Hope you’re having a great weekend too, thanks for checking out the blog!

      December 2, 2017 at 15:34 Reply
  • Kymberlee Faye

    I love this! I can’t wait to read your other posts. Thanks for sharing!

    December 3, 2017 at 11:01 Reply
    • North

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Kymberlee! x

      December 4, 2017 at 12:13 Reply
  • katie

    making a gift list idea is SUCH a good idea – why have i never thought of that?! it always gets to december and im in a mad scramble to find something that people want! definitely stealing that and will be using it next year…

    i love a spot of adidas, so number 19 is pulling at my heart strings!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com ♥

    December 5, 2017 at 07:08 Reply
    • North

      It’s actually changed my life haha! If I can’t think of anything to buy, I can refer to the lists and it at least gives me a general idea of what to get. I do it for myself as well, because I’m always spotting things I’d like and when people ask me I’m like “errmmm….can’t remember”

      Ohh it looks really cosy doesn’t it? Perfect for getting to the gym or doing a bit of yoga this time of year!

      Thank you for stopping by to read the post, and for commenting! xx

      December 7, 2017 at 15:44 Reply

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