Over the weekend, I finished up the majority of my holiday shopping. It felt GREAT. I had one thing left to get that required me to go to a super busy area of town and resulted in my car almost getting smashed by a dumb driver, but long story short, I averted that crisis.
Truth be told, unless I’m buying clothes I would almost always rather purchase something online and have it delivered to my house, specifically during this time of year. Plus, there’s a great sense of anticipation and excitement that comes from waiting for a package, even if it’s one that you’re planning to give as a gift.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of my friends are into fitness and health like I am, which makes gifting a cinch because I already know what they like since we have similar tastes. That’s why I’m giving you this list of my top five holiday gifts for fitness lovers! Not only are these gifts great for the active guy or gal in your life, they’re also available for purchase online. If you’re scrambling because you have a fitness guru as the last person left on your holiday shopping list, look no further.
Top Five Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers
Okay, these things are seriously cool. FlipBelt is designed to hold all the random things you need during a workout or run (i.e. phone, keys, ID, headphones). It keeps all those valuables secure and drop-free, even if you’re jumping or sprinting. I’ve wanted one for a looooong time, and I finally have one! I can’t wait to wear it during a race.
And guess what? You’re in luck! I have discount codes for FlipBelt. If you’d like 10% off your online order, use code Sweat10. If you want a better discount (uhhh why wouldn’t you?), comment below and or email me, and I’ll send you a code for 33% off your online order.
2. Nuun Mixed Flavor 4 Pack
Not familiar with Nuun? It’s a tablet that you drop into 16 oz of water to turn it into a powerhouse electrolyte drink. It comes in three varieties (Active (original), All Day, and Energy). You can buy them in 4 packs online, which makes a great gift for the athlete in your life, or you can split those up for a perfect little stocking stuffer. Individual tubes are available in stores as well.
Also – Nuun is not on my list simply because a friend of mine worked for them. This stuff really rocks! Case in point: last week I felt sick, so I started downing their All Day tablets with my water once or twice a day. I beat that cold in a flash!
3. Entry into a local race
This one is kind of limited to the fitness lover who is a runner, but a race entry is a fantastic gift idea for the runner in your life. Races can get mundo expensive if you’re doing them more than a few times a year – plus, the bigger the race, the pricier it gets! Make sure you choose a local race, though, unless you want to pay for their travel and lodging, too. Here are a few traveling races that I’d recommend:
The Color Run
Hot Chocolate 5K/15K
4. Lululemon Frosty Run Gloves
Christmas is really only the start of the winter season, and there’s a lot more cold and snow to be had (if you’re in the northeast, U.S., that is). I got a pair of these running gloves, and I’m totally in love with them. They’re warm, not bulky, tech-friendly (you can use your smartphone with them on), and high-quality. They also have a cheeky little saying on their fleece thumb panel about wiping snot, which I thought was super funny.
5. iPod Shuffle
Am I going old school on you here? Kinda, but not really. If you’re like me, you’d rather not deal with a bulky phone to play your music, especially if you’re already wearing a distance tracker. The iPod Shuffle is great for running and workouts because it’s wearable and tiny. You could even clip it to the inside of your FlipBelt!
AND and and. Did you know that you can sync your Spotify playlists to your iPod? Yup, it’s true. As long as you have Spotify premium (worth it) and you make playlists, you can sync that music to your iPod. The Shuffle will even read you the name of the playlist since there’s no screen.
Now get online and get those gifts! Don’t forget about the FlipBelt discounts… comment below!
So tell me…
>> Have you ever used any of the products above?
>> Is the shuffle way too 2005 for this list?
>> What’s one thing on your Christmas list?