Buying for a fitness fanatic this Christmas? Well, if you haven't completed all of your present buying already, here are ten fun and fail-safe gift ideas for the gym-goers in your life. You never know, you might find a few items to go on your Christmas list too…
1. Liquid chalk, £10
This neon liquid chalk, which was suggested by blog Up Your Vlog, is the ideal stocking filler for keen weight lifters or adventurous yogis. The chalky stuff helps to improve grip and reduce hand sweat.
2. Touchscreen running gloves, £13-£17.99
For friends and family that love to run outside, these touchscreen gloves will not only keep their hands toasty, but also allow them to tap away on their smartphone at the same time. Very handy...
3. 'Scent To Power Your Personal Best' kit, £30
These organic mini treatments (which smell incredible, may we add) have been specially designed to optimise your workout. The kit includes treatments to boost your mood, energise you before exercise, ease your muscles afterwards, and then allow you to have a wonderful night's sleep. Perfect for those who take a more holistic approach to health, this gift was suggested by the blog Wood and Luxe.
4. Philips wireless headphones, £39.99
Whether they're for Dad who's just taken up spin classes; Mum, who's training for a charity walk; or your nephew who just loves to lift, these over-ear wireless headphones will undoubtedly be well received by any gym-goer who prefers the sound of their own playlists.
5. Purition Trial Box, £12.99
Made entirely from natural ingredients and available in vegan blends too, Purition shakes can be drunk as both muscle replenishment or meal replacements. Containing "no nasties", a Purition trial box, suggested by the blog DIY Shopaholic, is a thoughtful stocking-sized gift for any health-conscious loved one.
6. GymTote bag, £135-£195
A work bag, lunch bag and a gym bag is an awful lot to carry. Take the weight off of someone this Christmas and treat them to a GymTote, we say. A stylish handbag or holdall on the outside, the inside is fitted with separate, breathable sections for trainers and gym kit, an up-right bottle holder, easy-access zips for headphones, as well as waterproof-lined compartments for soggy swimwear. Smart, huh?
Fitness First gym members received 15% off all GymTote products: www.gymtote.co.uk
7. Yoga mat carrier, £12
No yoga addict should be without a proper carrier for his or her mat. By themselves, mats are slippery things and unravel all too easily, and basic straps dig on the shoulder. Wrap up one of these zipped fabric carriers, which come in a selection of colours, for your favourite yogi this Christmas and you'll get a very big thank you in return.
8. Collapsible water bottle, £5.99 for 500ml
Suggested by blog Loving Life, these Ohyo collapsible water bottles are genius. Perfect for runners, cyclists and gym bunnies alike, not only are these colourful bottles great for the environment, but they're also great for saving room in a stuffed gym holdall or handbag.
9. LifeBox subscription, from £19.95 per month
Buying a gift for a big snacker? Satisfy their cravings with this box of seeds, nuts, seasoned popcorn, herbal teas and raw bars, instead of chocolate this Christmas. Help them keep up the healthy nibbling all the way through 2017 too by buying a LifeBox subscription, where they receive a delivery of nutritious treats every month. LifeBox subscriptions include 'Women's Health', 'Men's Health' and 'Cleanse' boxes and start from £19.95 a month.
10. 'Meditation Now: 10-Minute Meditations', £6.64
Keeping your mind just as healthy as your body is very important. For a loved one that's always frantic, sometimes anxious or even an insomniac, why not encourage them to make time for some meditation? It may well help them to relax, forget their worries (if only for a few moments) and sleep better. This book of 10-minute meditations is a great place for beginners to start.
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