Skip To Content

    25 Things From Nike That’ll Make Perfect Gifts For The Fitness-Lover In Your Life

    From gym bags to workout clothes and so much more, we've got all the perfect gifts.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it. You can see Nike's full shipping information here.

    1. A sleek backpack for your favorite gym buddy that'll be large enough to store all the things. In addition to keeping gym clothes, this also has a perfect pocket for a laptop and other necessities. So they can go straight from the gym to the office without carrying a million bags.

    Model using black backpack in pink outfit

    Price: $120 (also available in green)

    2. A pair of knitted training gloves that'll keep your favorite winter-loving person's hands nice and warm, no matter how cold it is. Perfect for the friend or family member who loves to walk the dog even in negative degrees. Bonus: It's made of soft, stretchy knit to keep their digits toasty.

    A pair of black knitted gloves

    Price: $24

    3. A Nike Swoosh scarf because you honestly can never go wrong with gifting someone a scarf. Double-layered with contrasting colors, this is a great stocking stuffer or gift for someone you don't know super well.

    A black and white scarf with the Nike swoosh on it

    Promising review: "Christmas gift for someone, they absolutely loved it!" —sandrose

    Price: $35

    4. A pair of colorful tie-dye socks that'll work for numerous types of sports. They're created to cushion feet in all the key areas and made of breathable fabric to keep feet cool and dry. This gift is a win for anyone.

    A pair of blue tie dye socks

    Promising review: "Great look! Great fit! Might need to get some more!" —John B

    Price: $16.97+ for a pack of two (originally $18; available in sizes S–XL and four colors)

    5. Or a pair of solid-colored socks for someone who prefers to keep it simple. Neutral in colors and sure to match anything, these supportive and cushioned socks make for an easy gift.

    A pair of army green socks

    Promising review: "These socks are very thick and great quality. They fit really well and are very comfortable. They also wash well." —C O

    Price: $18 for three pairs (available in sizes S–XL and three colors sets)

    6. A water bottle to remind everyone to stay hydrated. A 64-ounce bottle with a super-easy flip-top cap, a leak-resistant lid, and that is vacuum-insulated, so water will stay cold for hours? Yes, please. Don't forget to pick up a second one for yourself.


    Promising review: "Great bottle for sports; my son can enjoy a lot of water while he’s playing without running out so quickly." —DD Norman

    Price: $25

    7. A simple baseball cap with the classic Nike logo for the athlete you're just getting to know. Made with soft fabric, this gift is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.

    A black baseball hat with Nike logo

    Promising review: "I really liked this hat it feels very comfortable and looks good quality." —L A

    Price: $22 (available in four colors)

    8. A stylish shoebox bag for the athlete who needs to jump from work or school to the gym or practice right away. Designed for storing shoes with durable materials, this is a wonderful choice for anyone who fears ruining their backpack with dirty shoes. Plus, it has internal pockets to keep small things organized.


    Price: $35

    9. A Dri-Fit running wrap to keep your favorite runner nice and warm this winter. Created with lightweight fabric, this will become your sprinter's favorite gift.

    the headband in black with a white nike swoosh

    Price: $15

    10. A pair of cargo joggers because they are a sporty essential. Complete with pockets, your favorite sporty person will be wearing these nonstop.

    Model wearing green pants and white shirt and shoes

    Promising review: "Love these sweats! Thick, soft cotton but not heavy, nice feel, keep you warm in the 40s and 50s temperatures." —Michael H

    Price: $55 (available in men's sizes XS–4X and S–4X tall and five colors)

    11. A simple cuffed beanie for your friend who loves to exercise outside even when it's negative degrees. Designed to keep the wearer warm and keep the hat secure, this is a great gift for your favorite cold-weather hiker.

    An army green beanie

    Promising review: "Very comfortable and warm whether you're going for a walk or jog. ACG once again knocks it out of the park." —ivand190702448

    Price: $30 (also available in black)

    12. A classic pullover hoodie for them to throw on post-workout. Ideal for everyday wear and made with fleece, they'll be thanking you every time they don their new favorite hoodie.

    Model wearing white sweatshirt and pants

    Promising review: "I have been on the lookout for a new go-to comfy, wear everywhere hoodie. Finally found it. It's everything I want in a hoodie. Durable, nice fit, just warm enough for everyday wear, and looks great." —J A

    Price: $100 ( available in sizes XS–4X and S–4X Tall and 15 colors)

    13. A new duffel bag because they deserve it. Classic, timeless, and with spacious compartments, the receiver will be super grateful for this versatile gift that can be used for the gym, camping trips, *or* weekend staycations.

    Model wearing white and grey carrying black bag

    Promising review: "The bag was bigger than expected, but is actually better for me since I take a good amount of stuff to the gym." —M A

    Price: $35

    14. A terry cloth scrunchie because it's the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone with long hair, no matter their favorite type of workout. For $10 and made from soft fabric, this is such a useful gift.

    A black scrunchie

    Price: $10 

    15. Or a pack of ponytail holders for the person who always forgets hair ties. They would make for an awesome stocking stuffer and the set includes nine different ponytail holders in black and white, so they'll match everything.

    A set of black and white pony tail holders

    Price: $12 for nine

    16. A fleece quarter-zip to keep your fitness-loving family member super cozy this season. Designed for an oversized fit, this fuzzy and soft jacket is made from French terry fabric.


    Price: $90 (available in sizes XS–3X and four colors)

    17. And a matching pair of teddy bear pants because they'll keep that sporty person in your life nice and warm. Also made of fuzzy French terry fabric, this soft pair of pants is so cute, you might just end up getting them for everyone you know (and yourself, too).


    Price: $65 (available in sizes XS–3X and five colors)

    18. A set of push-up grips for the at-home workout pro. Created with a nonslip base and ergonomic foam handles, this item is a must-have for that one friend who'd rather work out at home instead of hitting the gym.

    A set of black push-up grips

    Promising review: "Been using these push-up grips for about a week. They are well built and have excellent grip on hands and on floor. Bottom part of grips have protection for your floor or workout mat. They fit well in my Nike workout bag." —Edwin P

    Price: $22

    19. A pair of ~winterized~ training pants to keep any athlete ready to take on the elements. Made of fleece and stretch-woven fabric that'll repel rain and snow, these pants will keep the wearer warm, dry, and mobile.

    Model wearing army green texture pants and a matching top  with white shoes

    Price: $90 (available in sizes S–4X and S–4X tall, and three colors)

    20. A Nike bucket hat because bucket hats are pretty much a staple for everyone. Athlete or not, a soft corduroy hat with a retro vibe is a fabulous gift.

    A black textured bucket hat with logo

    Promising review: "This hat fits well, looks and feels nice. It's different than a lot of other bucket hats that I've had because of the corduroy fabric. It's a bit warm for the warmer weather, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing it. Both of my teenagers have tried to take this from my closet without me knowing LOL." —Mike S

    Price: $28 (available in sizes S/M–L/XL)

    21. A Nike Swoosh sweatband made of absorbent fabric for any athletic person in your life. This is a fantastic stocking stuffer for those who like to work up a sweat, and it's under $10!

    A white headband with Nike swoosh

    Promising review: "Absorbs sweat really well. The Swoosh logo is embroidered and stands out well. This replaces a bigger Nike headband, and despite this being thinner, it works better at keeping sweat from rolling down my face." —nsb

    Price: $6 (also available in black)

    22. A pair of workout leggings because athleisure is everything. Easy to wear for relaxing or working out, any athletic-minded person is sure to be living in high-waisted, dry-fit leggings. Did I mention they're made of 75% recycled materials?

    Model wearing tan leggings and matching sneakers

    Price: $70.97+ (originally $75; available in sizes XS–3X and three colors)

    23. A recovery ball to help your favorite fitness lover feel like they can conquer the world. It's portable and made from high-density material to help provide pressure to the muscle groups that need it most.

    A black ball with textures

    Promising review: "I have been looking for something larger than a lacrosse ball but smaller than a foam roller to help get into various spots that need some attention. This recovery ball is just the ticket. I chose it over the inflatable one because I have had other inflatable tools (not Nike brand) in the past, and they just aren't as helpful." —E E

    Price: $25

    24. Or a classic foam roller to help them massage all those achey muscles. Not only is this portable and lightweight, but it also has a textured surface that'll take their massage to the next level.

    A black foam roller

    Promising review: "When I received it, I was afraid it's not wide enough for back rollers. But it's actually perfectly sized for all application, while being nice and compact. The rubber profile gives it a really nice grip so you don't need a yoga mat to use it and the texture adds a nice level of massage to the exercise." —Oke M

    Price: $40 

    25. A ~light~ resistance band for your friend who wants to set up an in-home gym and isn't sure where to start. Not only can it stretch up to four times its length, but it also has no exposed hardware and is made from durable materials.

    A black  resistance band

    Price: $18

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated banner

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.