Looking for a great gift for a family member, a friend or for yourself? Whether they are into tech, beauty, cooking, or fitness – I’m here to help! Here are some highly-rated, awesome gift ideas I’ve hand-selected for this year’s Guide. They are all conveniently available from Amazon, who saves Christmas for me every year. See descriptions of these items, below.
Sports Sunglasses with Interchangeable Lenses. Whether cycling, running, walking or just enjoying the outdoors, sunglasses like these will serve you well year-round. They are lightweight, shatterproof, have flexible lenses, and are 100% UVA/UVB protection. I use them every time I’m out, and I like the fact that this set includes clear lenses. Those are great to wear cycling at night to keep the bugs out of your eyes, or in the cold to keep the wind and chill off your eyes.
No-slip socks for Yoga, Pilates, Barre – Perfect for classes, and they are also great for walking around the house, if you have hardwood floors. Take it from me — I had a terrible fall because of slippery socks and now I only wear non-slip socks at home. Grab a 4-pack, shown above, and you’ll always have a fresh pair ready for class!
Fitbit Blaze Smart Watch – Features wrist-based continuous heart rate monitoring; multi-sport tracking to track runs, cardio, cross-training, biking and more; tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Stay connected with call, text and calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like Gmail, Facebook and more. And, you can dress up your Blaze with a nice leather or flexible metal band to match your style.
Bluetooth Smart Scale – This highly-rated Bluetooth Smart Body Fat Scale by Weight Gurus can be used just like a regular scale, and it also connects via bluetooth to your phone. It tracks pounds, as well as measuring BMI, body fat, muscle mass, water weight, and bone mass; and has a large backlit display. Multiple people in your home can use it and each person’s data remains private to them.
Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Mic – When you’re out running or exercising, you need earbuds that stay put. And bluetooth so there are no more wires in the way. This model features both of those things, and the earbuds are also magnetic. When you are done with your music or phone call, simply attach the headphones together and wear like a necklace. I use mine every day!
Amazon gift cards – You really can’t go wrong with this option. A physical card in a gift box can be ordered and shipped directly to the recipient; or you can send an e-gift card directly via email or text message; or, you can do my favorite option for family and friends — make a Print-At-Home Gift Card, wrap in a small box and set it under the tree so you can give it to them in person.
Sabre Red Pepper Spray for runners, walkers and cyclists – This a must-have as far as I’m concerned. What better to give someone you care about than the gift of safety and security? See my full review here.
A nice warm jacket for outdoor fitness – Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your running, walking, cycling or other outdoor activities have to end — as long as you have the right active wear to keep you warm! The Columbia Women’s Morning Light Insulated Omni-Heat Jacket (above) and the Under Armour Men’s No Breaks ColdGear Infrared Run Jacket (shown below) both come highly recommended from buyers on Amazon.
Fitness basics – For ladies getting started with strength training, this affordable dumbbell set with stand includes 3 pairs in 2-pound, 3-pound, and 5-pound sizes in pretty colors — and it’s a super value!
Treadmill – Walking on a treadmill is how I lost 60 lbs. and what propelled me to success in my fitness and weight loss journey, so obviously I highly recommend it! A great one I found on Amazon is the LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill with Lubricant and Mat Bundle. I can tell you from experience that if you get a treadmill, you’ll definitely want a good mat for underneath it to protect your floor and to reduce static on your machine. This is one of the few models I’ve seen that comes with a mat and lubricant; otherwise you’ll need to purchase those items separately.
Winter workout shirts – You can’t have enough of ’em, this time of year. I highly recommend moisture-wicking shirts like the RBX Active Women’s Long Sleeve Space Dye V-Neck Running Tee Shirt shown. They will keep you dry and comfortable when you sweat, unlike cotton which just says wet. Great for layering for a run or walk in the cold, or wearing to exercise class. This one comes in 16 colors!
Air Fryer – to enjoy your favorite foods without the extra calories! This air fryer allows you to fry, bake, grill, and roast with little to no oil. Make crispy fried chicken, steak, French fries, pizza and much more in one countertop appliance. This one is highly rated and even comes with a cookbook.
Instant Pot – speaking of countertop kitchen appliances, Instant Pot is arguably the most popular of the past year! And for good reason. Instant Pot by Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines seven kitchen appliances in one: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. But the top reason everyone likes it is because it cooks dishes up to 70% faster, making this a huge time-saver for active people who want healthy homemade meals quickly.
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush System – Clean your skin 6x better than hands alone with this gentle facial brush that’s become the gold standard! Clarisonic is the #1 cleansing device recommended by U.S. dermatologists. It leaves your skin soft and radiant.
Philosophy Holiday Gift Set – You really can’t go wrong with any of Philosophy’s products. This one, the Holiday Gingerbread House set, includes: spiced gingerbread cookie shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath; sugar sprinkles lip shine; peppermint stick shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath; peppermint stick lip shine; fresh cream shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath; fresh cream lip shine; pink marshmallow buttercream shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath; pink marshmallow buttercream lip shine. Yum!
Adjustable standing desk – You’ve probably heard that “sitting is the new smoking,” in terms of how bad it is for your health. This adjustable height standing desk fits on top of your current desk or table. It allows you to move freely from a sitting to stand up position throughout the day, in just 3 seconds. It also has a retractable keyboard tray — which is important; many standing desks don’t include this. And it arrives fully assembled, so zero assembly needed!
Which gift would you choose? Please share in the comments!
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