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36 Useful Gifts For Anyone Who Loves To Work Out

Glow-in-the-dark LED bands, breathable sports bras, and more great gifts for anyone who basically lives at the gym.

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1. A hydration running belt for your family member or friend who's always ~on the run~. It comes not only with one, but two fillable water bottles and a roomy pocket for their essentials.

Reviewer wears black and purple hydration running belt with black capri leggings, a blue tank top, and gray running sneakers
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Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my mom, who walks her dog for hours in the woods. She's absolutely in love with this! She no longer has to carry a little backpack for her water, keys, and cellphone. She can walk freely without the weight on her back!" —Tess

Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in five colors).

2. An ab roller so they can target their arms, back, and core in a solo sweat session. If they need a break from crunches and sit-ups, this tiny gadget will put their muscles to work and change up their routine.

Model uses arms to roll out black ab roller from push-up position on the floor

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend who is an avid gym-goer and he loves it and has recommended it to many of his friends. I use it as well and the spring back action and sturdiness make this better than your average ab roller." —SHC

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

3. A pretty sports bra that'll be adored by the fitness enthusiast in your life. With soft fabric, adjustable straps, and removable cups, they'll be comfortable and look stylish whenever they exercise.

model wears bright yellow v-shaped sports bra with matching bike shorts
Ju’Nae Fit

Ju’Nae Fit is a Black-owned activewear brand known for their stylish tops, bottoms, and sports bras. Whether you're looking for a comfy set or gym uniform, you'll find everything you need for your fitness wardrobe.

Promising review: "I love the shape of the bra and the adjustable straps are so helpful. Very comfortable too! I got the Pineapple bra and the color is even more bright and beautiful in person. There are pads in the bra, but you can remove them if you don’t want them which is also nice!" —Ju’Nae Fit Customer

Get it from Ju’Nae Fit for $25 (available in women's sizes S–L).

4. A compact, collapsible treadmill for anyone who works out indoors. If the weather is bad, they can still walk, jog, or run on this machine, which has an adjustable riser *and* easily fits in a corner.

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Promising review: "This treadmill is awesome! I have a standing desk and while standing is great, I just am not finding the time or motivation to go out and exercise lately. This treadmill works great under my desk, and when I'm not working my wife can raise my desk a bit higher, put the arm up and she can run on it at high speed (arm down it goes from 0.1 to 4 mph, with the arm up it goes from 0.1 to 12 mph). I teach online classes from my desk and I walk at 1.7 mph while teaching." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $459.99+ (available in seven colors).

5. A motivational water bottle so they can remind themselves to drink plenty of water on workout days. With time markers and words of encouragement, they'll stay hydrated and not get thirsty in between reps.

Hand holds blue motivational water bottle with time markers and words of encouragement printed on the side
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Promising review: "My girlfriend gave me this bottle as a gift. I love it! I have been using it for two months and my body has finally adjusted to drinking a gallon a day. I would definitely recommend it!" —Wendy Budde

Get it from Amazon for $18.96+ (available in two sizes and 22 colors).

6. A Core Max 2.0 because they'll basically have a home gym without having to buy so much equipment. They can do crunches, push-ups, and multiple bodyweight movements with this compact device that'll help them ~work up a sweat~ in their apartment or studio.

Model moves up to crunch while using green and black Core Max 2.0 machine in their kitchen

Promising review: "I didn’t expect to love this thing so much! It has a spring like resistance on the foam back, so it makes working out especially curl-ups fun and if you put it on the tallest setting, the sit ups get so easy that you don’t even realize how much you are working out! Did this for half and hour while watching TV and didn’t have to take any breaks. I love this thing." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

7. Resistance bands so they can challenge their upper and lower body basically anywhere at home. Do squats, lunges, and more with these bands that come in five different resistance levels (x-light, light, medium, heavy, and x-heavy).,

Promising review: "I purchased these bands as a (somewhat selfish) gift for my sister. She has a fitness area in her home and we regularly workout together. She is always happy to add to her inventory of equipment, and I thought some bands could add some versatility and resistance to exercises we do regularly. I have used these three or four times so far, and I really like them! The varied resistance in the set is so helpful." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in five colors).

8. A duffle bag that'll have plenty of room for activewear, sneakers, water bottles, snacks, *and* gym gear. Your fam member, friend, or S.O. will love carrying this accessory around too, because it has an adjustable strap that doesn't dig into their shoulder.

blue gym bag with sneaker side compartment and front pocket
Under Armour

Promising review: "Having purchased numerous items, this was the first non-clothing item I've purchased, and was not disappointed. Besides the main compartment (which is a nice size for workout gear), there are numerous other pockets for smaller accessories (wallet, keys, lock, water bottle, etc). I knew before purchasing that I wouldn't be disappointed, but this was just a bit more than I expected. Good work UA!" —RGYLE

Get it from Under Armour for $35 (available in three colors).

9. Athletic headbands so they can keep their hair out of their face whenever they're ~working up a sweat.~ No more strands falling out of place while they're playing basketball or going for a run.

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Promising review: "Absolutely love these headbands. They were a gift for my teenage daughter. Fits her head perfectly and are not too tight. They stay on without slipping, even when playing in basketball games. She loves all the colors and they come in a box with one in each little 'compartment' to keep them organized. Definitely would purchase again!" —Amazon Customer

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (one size fits all).

10. A desk exercise bike for the person who loves to multitask when it comes to their fitness routine. During the work day, they can catch up on emails *and* get their legs movin' at the same time.

Model sits on black exercise bike with a desk on top

Promising review: "This bike desk is perfect for keeping moving while working from home or doing online school. It is not a Peloton or heavy workout bike, but it is super comfortable and sturdy. I was surprised at how well made it was for the price. Highly recommend!" —David Hanson

Get it from Amazon for $349.99.

11. A nonslip yoga towel because they won't slip during their practice. It helps absorb sweat and prevents sliding, so they can flow from one pose to the next.

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Promising review: "I practice hot yoga approximately two times per week. I bought this towel because beach towels just weren't working. They didn't fit correctly and they would always bunch up. Then I tried this towel and I'm in love! It absorbs all of the sweat, it fits my mat perfectly, I love the color, and it's actually affordable. Get this towel, you won't be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in seven colors).

12. 7/8 watercolor leggings they'll want to slip into for their next yoga session at home. Soft material gently hugs their bod, a seamless silhouette hides underwear lines, and to top it off, a gorgeous blue hue will make their next workout ensemble ~ohmmazing~.

Model wears blue tie-dye leggings with matching bra

Promising review: "I saw these in an Athleta ad that was sent to my house and I knew I had to have them! I just love the colors in them! They remind me of a swirled painted Easter egg. These tights are so buttery soft and hold you in at the waist without being too tight." —Athleta Customer

Get them from Athleta for $89 (available in sizes XXS–3X, petite and tall inseams, and three colors).

13. A sturdy foam roller that'll help soothe their tight muscles after kickboxing, running, and cycling. It has triple grid massage zones that'll get to work on all sore areas, so they can enjoy their post-workout recovery time.

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Promising review: "This foam roller is just what I was looking for when shopping for Christmas gifts this year, it’s so nice I even bought myself one. It is exceptionally sturdy and is amazing for relieving back/neck pain, even working through tough muscle knots along my spine. The price is perfect for what it helps with. Would highly recommend this to anyone!" —Magdalen B.

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in six colors).

14. Glow-in-the-dark LED bands for the person who's always walking or running when it's dark outside. Each band can be worn on an arm or ankle for optimal visibility early in the morning and late at night.

Model wears green glow-in-the-dark bands on their ankles while they run at night

Promising review: "This product was a gift for my daughter who may walk her dog in the evening and to my grandson who sometimes runs at dusk. They both report their pleasure with the product. 'It works well' was the comment. It's bright, comfortable and did I say it's bright! I'm thinking of getting another color and letting them add on to their safety color palette." —Jed

Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in nine colors).

15. A pair of high-rise bike shorts they can wear for basically every type of workout. These babies will stay up *and* feel incredibly comfy during boxing, cycling, Pilates, and more activities.

model wears bright red bike shorts with a matching square beck sports bra and sneakers
Girlfriend Collective

Promising review: "Love them! Very comfortable to wear and work out in. The thickness is nice and gives full coverage. The hidden back pocket design is perfect for keeping my house key safe while I’m out running. Probably my favorite pair of biker shorts that I currently own." —Girlfriend Collective Customer

Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $48 (available in women's sizes XXS–6XL and 10 colors).

16. A budget-friendly fitness tracker to monitor their heart rate, count steps, and observe calories burned while they exercise. They can even access their health data by week or month, which can help them stick to goals *and* see progress in a noncomplicated format.

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Promising review: "If you want to start tracking your workouts, walks, steps, heartbeat, and sleep cycles, this is a great low cost option. It offers some control of music, you can view recent texts, set alarms and timers, and other stuff as well. The magnetic charger (charge it maybe once a week?) charges very fast. It's a solid fitness tracker that looks and feels great with some little bonuses." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $30.59 (available in seven colors).

17. A pack of exercise cards so they can mix up their fitness routine with planks, push-ups, and burpees galore. They'll never know what's coming up next in the deck and their arms, legs, and core will feel the burn.

Model bends in push-up position with black dumbbells in front of line of exercise movement cards

Promising review: "I bought this for my husband as a birthday gift. He is not a gym goer, never has been, and prefers to work out at home. I thought this would be a good gift for him. (We have a weight bench, kettle bells and free weights.) He loves it. He said the pictures and workout ideas are great." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three volumes).

18. Squat-proof leggings with a hidden waistband pocket and fit that'll let them power through leg day with ease. Can we also take a minute to appreciate all the cool patterns they come in?!

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Promising review: "They are squat-proof and they are so comfortable that I stay in them all day. I am very grateful that I have found these as I was inches away from breaking down and just ordering expensive brand-name leggings." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 17 colors).

19. Training shoes for basically every type of workout: From HIIT to weight lifting, these sneakers provide stability and flexibility, so they can move quickly without sliding. Foam cushioning will also keep their feet super comfortable throughout their sweat session.


Promising review: "These are the best shoes I've ever worn. Hands down would recommend them for everything from working out in the gym to riding my stationary spin bike at home. Will be buying more soon!" —Nike Customer

Get them from Nike for $120 (available in women's sizes 5–15 and four colors).

20. Thermal compression leggings to keep them warm if they're exercising outdoors. With fleece lining and quick-dry fabric, they'll be warm and dry when they hit the trails.

Reviewer wears black thermal compression leggings with a red running top
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Promising review: "Wore these running in 18 degrees Fahrenheit (with no over layer, except for a jacket on top) and was very comfortable. Far superior to sweatpants, and frankly, more comfortable. They also work well for yoga! They stay totally in place and I haven't had issues with them riding up or sliding down. I'm excited to wear them to my next yoga class." —Oren Roberts

Get them from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in men's sizes XS–3X, 26 colors, and in 2-packs).

21. A water-resistant armband for anyone who loves listening to a good playlist during workouts. They won't have to hold onto their phone anymore and worry about drops if they're walking, running, or lifting weights.

Reviewer wears light blue armband while running a marathon
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Promising review: "My first time wearing this was for my first half marathon and it worked great. I have an iPhone 7 and the case has openings for all different jacks on the side and center of the phone. The screen protector allows you to use the touchscreen and the band was great and held tight. I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it for trail runs as the weather gets better!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in three sizes and it's designed for multiple phone models).

22. A gorgeous yoga mat with a Loteria-inspired design and biodegradable material they'll love for their practice. It's slip resistant and has an amazing grip, so they won't have to worry about sliding or falling in between poses.

Model sits in yoga pose on blue mat with Loteria-inspired card art

Ceiba is a Chicano Yogi Company based in California. They're known for their pretty tank tops, leggings, and super absorbent yoga mats.

Get it from Ceiba for $68.

23. A mini Pilates ball so they can can ~get to the core~ of their flexibility and balance challenges. This little tool will keep their abs engaged during leg lifts, spider triceps, and toe touches.

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Promising review: "I wasn't sure what to expect, especially when I saw that I'd have to inflate this ball with a straw. It was remarkably easy to inflate (although it took a few tries to seal it without too much air escaping). It has the same look and feel of the Pilates ball that's used in the studio. It comes with a 'cheat sheet' and I do about 75% of the exercises. A nice addition to my home exercise routine." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in three colors).

24. An interactive Plankboard that'll hit all their key body areas (think core, legs, arms, and back) and boost their balance abilities while they play games on their smart TV or phone. They'll be so dang good at planks in no time.

Model moves to plank position while using an interactive Plankboard on the floor

Promising review: "I love it! The design is clean and simple. The games are basic, but still keep me in a plank longer than normal. I like the workout part, basically 30-second intervals of different exercises, you pick how many 30-second segments you want to do at a time. There is a daily challenge too. I would be bored to tears after one 40-second regular plank, I do over six minutes plus at each session on this and you really feel it strengthening your core." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $119.

25. A pair of fitness gloves because their hands need a little protection from blisters and calluses. They can slip these babies on for weight training and pull-ups and crush their workout with ease.

Model slips on gold and black fitness gloves on their hands

Powerhandz is a Dallas-based company focused on athletic training and rehabilitation products. Co-founded by entrepreneurs Danyel Surrency Jones and Darnell Jones, Powerhandz aims to help fitness enthusiasts improve their workouts.

Promising review: "I've had my gloves for four months now. They offer a superior fit, help protect my hands while working out whether I'm doing pull-ups, or intense dumbbells or kettle bells training sessions. If you're working out, it is time to invest in some Powerfit Training Gloves." —Powerhandz Customer

Preorder them from Powerhandz for $42.99 (available in sizes S–XXXL).

26. A tangle-free jumprope for anyone who wants to squeeze in a cardio session in their bedroom or living room. Yes, they *can* do double unders and not have to think twice about tripping on the floor.

Reviewer holds red jump rope in hands before completing a workout
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Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my wife. She just started CrossFit and wanted to practice double unders. I was impressed with the quality and how easy it was to assemble. I haven’t jumped rope in years but tried these out once we did get them. It’s extremely light but still feels solid. The bearings in the handle were very smooth and the rope turned effortlessly. Overall I would say this was a great choice." —J.Webb

Get it from Amazon for $31.86.

27. A punching bag set because they need a healthy stress outlet *and* workout that'll get their arms in amazing shape. It even comes with gloves, so they can easily create their own boxing setup at home.

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Promising review: "This is great for stress relief and I get a good cardio workout. I don’t think heavy hitters would get a good workout from this, however my husband did punch it will all his might and the bag did not fly off, so that’s good. I’m going to try using it as a target during my cardio boxing classes instead of just punching the air." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $53.75.

28. Shoe deodorizer that'll be a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who's always on their feet. This essential oil-based formula minimizes gross odors in shoes, sneakers, and more athletic footwear.

Model sprays shoe deodorizer into white Nike basketball shoe

Promising review: "I have an old pair of tennis shoes that I use to work out in. I have had them for a while, so you can imagine that they smell a little ripe. After trying it, I am a believer! The spray has kept my shoes smelling fresh for days on end, even after using the shoes. Enjoy a clean-smelling shoe again." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

29. Running shoes to slip into whenever they want to give their feet sweet, sweet relief from aches and perspiration. Midsole cushioning and a comfy shape will literally leave them on Cloud 9, even if they're exercising on the elliptical or treadmill.

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Promising review: "Beautiful shoes! I bought them to use as indoor workout shoes and they fit like a glove in my original size (8). I was worried the tongue would rub on my ankle because of how these are designed, but they didn’t upon multiple uses. I primarily use them for various aerobic exercises, like walking on the treadmill or elliptical." —Sarah S.

Get them from Amazon for $21.24+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 44 colors).

30. An ab coaster for the person who wants to work their obliques and transversus abdominis. There's also a repetition counter, so they can keep track of all the crunches they get done.

Model flexes bottom half of body on a silver abdominal crunch coaster in a gym

Promising review: "It is pretty good quality for home gym use. It is sturdy enough and the seat is actually very comfortable and I feel that I get a good ab workout with it. I love the flexibility to also work my obliques. I was also able to use the free weights and standard weight clips that I already owned to add extra weight to challenge my workout." —DebS

Get it from Amazon for $179.95.

31. A wall mount so they can easily access foam rollers, yoga mats, resistance bands, and other equipment for workouts. They can finally keep their gym essentials in one place and *not* have a messy floor.

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Promising review: "I love this! It was the perfect addition to my home gym and saves me precious floor space. I have loaded this thing up to the brim. I have my 4-foot foam roller, my *two* yoga mats, knee support mat, my stretching ropes, and my resistance bands on this thing and it could probably handle more weight if I hadn't run out of room." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

32. A bike utility strap because they need a safe spot for water bottles, tools, and more gear on long and short rides. This tiny strap easily attaches to bike frames and securely stashes essentials.

Black bike utility strap with tools and gear on a blue and red bike frame

Get it from Backcountry for $24.99.

33. A criss-cross sports bra that has their ~back~ and will keep their chest dry during cardio workouts. It comes with removable pads and a breathable design for amazing comfort.

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Promising review: "I love the design of the backs of this sports bra. I did burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks and everything stayed in place! I also appreciated not having to dislocate my shoulder trying to take the sports bra off. It came off easily without the normal struggle of high-support bras that are so tight, you sometimes have to ask for help. After my workout, I immediately bought two more in different colors." —Jessica A. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and five colors).

34. A track jacket so perfect for working out or lounging. They'll slip right into this essential and fall in love with its cozy yet sporty look.

model in red Adidas track jacket and jeans

Get it from Champs for $75 (available in men's sizes S–XXL and in black).

35. A workout tank they'll love to pair with bike shorts, leggings, and joggers. It comes in a lot of colors and has a relaxed shape that'll look great with their sports bras.

model wears sage green racerback tank top with black leggings

Promising review: "This tank top is super comfortable. The texture of the shirt is very soft and it has a good fit that is true to size. It is not too tight and gives you room to move around. I like the racerback design and the color is pretty. I would definitely recommend!" —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $12 (available in women's sizes XS–4X and 16 colors).

36. And an adjustable stepping machine with resistance bands and a space-saving design, so they can have a mini cardio session even if their apartment is too small for an elliptical.

Reviewer steps on mini black stepping machine with white, gray, and pink sneakers
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Promising review: "I just received my stepper and it's super easy to assemble and it's sturdy. I tested it out and I am super excited for my first workout. This is the perfect machine, while we stay at home we can still workout and stay healthy. I highly recommend this mini stepper. Enjoy your workouts!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

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