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25 Clever Health And Fitness Gifts That Are Actually Useful

What to get for the exerciser who has everything. The products in this post were updated in November 2018.

1. A flashy Fitbit band that'll keep theirs from looking *too much* like wearable tech.

Promising review: "I really like these. The colors are vibrant and pretty. They are also easy to put on and remove from my Fitbit Charge 2. I like them so much that I bought two sets as gifts. I bought all sets in the small size." —Madeleine PennGet it from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in eight varieties).
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Promising review: "I really like these. The colors are vibrant and pretty. They are also easy to put on and remove from my Fitbit Charge 2. I like them so much that I bought two sets as gifts. I bought all sets in the small size." —Madeleine Penn

Get it from Amazon for $8.90+ (available in eight varieties).

2. A personal blender with a handy to-go bottle to help lighten the workload of the person who ~just can't~ until they've had their morning smoothie.

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The bottle is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Read our full review of this handy appliance here.

Get it from Amazon for $17.79+ (available in four colors).

And find our picks for the best blenders across three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

3. A compact gym bag that'll mesh with anyone's style — and that's cool enough to tote around all day.

The bag has zippered main compartment that opens wide for easy packing and an adjustable shoulder strap. The bag comes with a lifetime guarantee.Promising review: "Love this bag, I purchased the black bag with bright pink logo. Looks exactly as pictured. It's very well made and doesn't feel cheap. Not too big or small, and it holds a lot more than you'd think. I can throw in a pair of sneakers, a towel, yoga pants, tank top, a sports bra, a couple water bottles and there's still room for more. I also love the cross-body strap for when I want to be hands-free without a lot of bulk." —Seahawks LvrGet it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 50+ colors).
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The bag has zippered main compartment that opens wide for easy packing and an adjustable shoulder strap. The bag comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Promising review: "Love this bag, I purchased the black bag with bright pink logo. Looks exactly as pictured. It's very well made and doesn't feel cheap. Not too big or small, and it holds a lot more than you'd think. I can throw in a pair of sneakers, a towel, yoga pants, tank top, a sports bra, a couple water bottles and there's still room for more. I also love the cross-body strap for when I want to be hands-free without a lot of bulk." —Seahawks Lvr

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 50+ colors).

4. A pair of Panasonic headphones for wearing while running (or other intense workouts they wouldn't want to wear their super fancy headphones during).

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Promising review: "Compared to MANY other earbuds that I've had that cost $75, $100, $150, these sound as good as any of them. I'm astounded! I use these for running and I've attached them to my sunglasses along with my iPod Shuffle. I'VE RUN 1,500 MILES WITH THESE in the last year and a half!! I've gone through four pairs of New Balance shoes, two iPod Shuffles, three pairs of sunglasses and am on the SAME set of earbuds!! And, THEY STILL SOUND GREAT!" —Gene Goodell

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in eight colors).

5. A tumbler with rainbow bands for a fun way to keep track of how much they drink throughout the day — just push a band up after finishing what's in the tumbler and keep going until all the bands are pushed up!

It features an insulated double-wall construction to keep your drinks colder longer. The tumbler is made of BPA-free Tritan plastic, holds up to 20 oz. of liquid, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe. (Do *not* put this in the microwave!)Get it from Amazon for $13.15+ (available in two colors).
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It features an insulated double-wall construction to keep your drinks colder longer. The tumbler is made of BPA-free Tritan plastic, holds up to 20 oz. of liquid, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe. (Do *not* put this in the microwave!)

Get it from Amazon for $13.15+ (available in two colors).

6. Or an infusion pitcher that'll encourage them to stay hydrated, because who can resist a glass of delightfully fruit- (or veggie-, or herb-) flavored water à la your favorite spa?

The dishwasher-safe, BPA-free 2.25-quart pitcher features a leakproof lid and is odor-, taste-, and stain- resistant.Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $28.99.
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The dishwasher-safe, BPA-free 2.25-quart pitcher features a leakproof lid and is odor-, taste-, and stain- resistant.

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $28.99.

7. A pair of men's jogger pants designed with a material that minimizes sweat and eliminates odor that'll become their new go-to workout pants.

Promising review: "These are really nice workout pants. I like the high-performance vaporactive technology and think these workout pants are very nice. They are comfortable and are lightweight, soft, and easy to move in. They are also heavy enough to feel comfortable wearing them out in public. They have an elastic waist and drawstring and two convenient pockets." —Mike Wallace Get them from Amazon for $15.02+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).
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Promising review: "These are really nice workout pants. I like the high-performance vaporactive technology and think these workout pants are very nice. They are comfortable and are lightweight, soft, and easy to move in. They are also heavy enough to feel comfortable wearing them out in public. They have an elastic waist and drawstring and two convenient pockets." —Mike Wallace

Get them from Amazon for $15.02+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

8. Or a pair of customer-favorite leggings that pretty much have a cult following at this point — perfect for working out, running errands, or just lounging around the house — because no one can ever have too many leggings, no matter how full their closet already is.

Read our full review of these beauties here.Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).These are also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best midpriced leggings!
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Read our full review of these beauties here.

Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

These are also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best midpriced leggings!

9. Touchscreen-ready running gloves to keep you toasty and eliminate snot rockets.

These breathable, cozy gloves have touchscreen-ready fingertips. Plus, a microsuede thumb means you can wipe your nose mid-run.Promising review: "Awesome gloves. They work really well with my iPhone and they keep my hands really warm; I'm from Utah and it's been really cold this winter, but I haven't had any problems with my hands being too cold whenever I wear these. A great buy." —ALGet them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L).
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These breathable, cozy gloves have touchscreen-ready fingertips. Plus, a microsuede thumb means you can wipe your nose mid-run.

Promising review: "Awesome gloves. They work really well with my iPhone and they keep my hands really warm; I'm from Utah and it's been really cold this winter, but I haven't had any problems with my hands being too cold whenever I wear these. A great buy." —AL

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L).

10. Protein-packed pancakes that'll pump you up.

This pancake mix begs the question: Why shouldn't lazy Sunday brunch be all about gainz? Get it from FlapJacked for $6.99+ (available in a variety of flavors as well as for muffins and cookies).
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This pancake mix begs the question: Why shouldn't lazy Sunday brunch be all about gainz?

Get it from FlapJacked for $6.99+ (available in a variety of flavors as well as for muffins and cookies).

11. A hands-free leash with zipper pouch that'll make it easy to jog with their pup, no matter how big they are.

Promising review: "Leash is awesome. High-quality construction. I bought it to hike with my 18 lb Jack Russell but then started using it to bike as well. It attaches around your waist and has two handles to use to hold the leash if you choose to do so, both of which are strategically placed so that you can maintain varying degrees of slack. Leash is elastic, which allows the dog some room to maneuver while still ensuring they stay close. I love this leash and don't know what I'd do without it." —MetropolisGet it from Amazon for $13.85.
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Promising review: "Leash is awesome. High-quality construction. I bought it to hike with my 18 lb Jack Russell but then started using it to bike as well. It attaches around your waist and has two handles to use to hold the leash if you choose to do so, both of which are strategically placed so that you can maintain varying degrees of slack. Leash is elastic, which allows the dog some room to maneuver while still ensuring they stay close. I love this leash and don't know what I'd do without it." —Metropolis

Get it from Amazon for $13.85.

12. A ClassPass subscription or a Groupon gift card they can put toward trying out the latest and greatest boutique fitness classes in their area.

Who doesn't love free money to spend on deals? No one, and that's a fact! Groupon always has a TON of options for fitness classes around the country, so give them a gift that they can use toward one that piques their interest.And read our full review of ClassPass here.Get a gift card from Groupon or find ClassPass pricing here.
ClassPass

Who doesn't love free money to spend on deals? No one, and that's a fact! Groupon always has a TON of options for fitness classes around the country, so give them a gift that they can use toward one that piques their interest.

And read our full review of ClassPass here.

Get a gift card from Groupon or find ClassPass pricing here.

13. A self-massage tool to help relieve all those hard-to-reach aches.

When your regular sports masseuse is unavailable or, um, a fictitious character from your daydreams, treat post-workout stiffness and knots with a self-massager designed to get everywhere. Your neck, your back... Promising review: "I just began working at a hospital and learned that many nurses use the Body Back Buddy Jr. at work and at home. It is a great stress reliever and trigger release/massager for many muscles, particularly those in the back that one cannot reach themselves. This is a great product which is highly endorsed by several nurses I work with." —Peter KusekGet it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in six colors).
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When your regular sports masseuse is unavailable or, um, a fictitious character from your daydreams, treat post-workout stiffness and knots with a self-massager designed to get everywhere. Your neck, your back...

Promising review: "I just began working at a hospital and learned that many nurses use the Body Back Buddy Jr. at work and at home. It is a great stress reliever and trigger release/massager for many muscles, particularly those in the back that one cannot reach themselves. This is a great product which is highly endorsed by several nurses I work with." —Peter Kusek

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in six colors).

14. An app-controlled bike lock that'll alert you when the lock is tampered with and automatically notify emergency contacts in the event of a crash.

Get it from Skylock for $199.
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Get it from Skylock for $199.

15. A set of adjustable dumbbells, because you want your bod to get swole, not your household clutter.

That's where this dumbbell system comes in, offering a ton of variety (from 5 to 50 pounds in 5-pound increments) without taking up a ton of room. Promising review: "These weights are great: easy to adjust, small form factor, and PHENOMENAL customer service from the manufacturer. I researched adjustable dumbbell sets ad nauseum before settling on this one, and I have been nothing but happy with it. Have used it almost daily for several months now, with no sign of excessive wear and tear. Easy to adjust, sturdy, with a reliable mechanism. I was afraid that I would feel like the plates might fall off during use, but the ingenious locking system is very well-engineered. I don't think twice now about using them over my head. Only issue was that one arrived damaged: a tiny little retaining clip on one handle was broken. I contacted Amazon, who wanted me to return the entire set, which seemed ridiculous given how heavy it is, for replacement of such a tiny part. So I contacted the manufacturer directly, who responded within hours and had a replacement handle shipped to me, arrived within two days." —Brian BGet them from Amazon for $278.99.
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That's where this dumbbell system comes in, offering a ton of variety (from 5 to 50 pounds in 5-pound increments) without taking up a ton of room.

Promising review: "These weights are great: easy to adjust, small form factor, and PHENOMENAL customer service from the manufacturer. I researched adjustable dumbbell sets ad nauseum before settling on this one, and I have been nothing but happy with it. Have used it almost daily for several months now, with no sign of excessive wear and tear. Easy to adjust, sturdy, with a reliable mechanism. I was afraid that I would feel like the plates might fall off during use, but the ingenious locking system is very well-engineered. I don't think twice now about using them over my head. Only issue was that one arrived damaged: a tiny little retaining clip on one handle was broken. I contacted Amazon, who wanted me to return the entire set, which seemed ridiculous given how heavy it is, for replacement of such a tiny part. So I contacted the manufacturer directly, who responded within hours and had a replacement handle shipped to me, arrived within two days." —Brian B

Get them from Amazon for $278.99.

16. A lock that uses words instead of numbers, so you'll never forget your combination again.

Get it from Amazon for $8.52+ (available in five colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $8.52+ (available in five colors).

17. Wireless headphones that also keep your ears warm, so you never have to choose between frozen ears or listening to music as you run or cycle.

Get it from 180s for $65 (available in seven colors/styles).
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Get it from 180s for $65 (available in seven colors/styles).

18. Fast-drying, all-weather socks to keep feet warm in winter and cool in summer without slipping or bunching.

Get them from Darn Tough for $17 a pair (available in two sizes and four colors).
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Get them from Darn Tough for $17 a pair (available in two sizes and four colors).

19. Compact warmers for toasty hands, feet, and body, no matter what the elements throw your way.

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These disposable warmers generate hours of heat to keep you comfortable during walks, runs, hikes, and bike rides in the bitter cold.

Get a 10-pair pack from Amazon for $7.99.

20. A cooling towel for convenient sweet relief after a particularly sweaty workout.

Just dip it in warm water, wait a sec while it gets nice and cool, and wrap it around your neck (or wherever)!Promising review: "I love this towel! It works exactly as described. Sometimes it’s almost too cold after my workout!!! I wrap the towel around my shoulders after a workout and my whole body is cool within minutes. I plan to buy this for several friends!" —Chloe HolsmanGet it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 12 colors).
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Just dip it in warm water, wait a sec while it gets nice and cool, and wrap it around your neck (or wherever)!

Promising review: "I love this towel! It works exactly as described. Sometimes it’s almost too cold after my workout!!! I wrap the towel around my shoulders after a workout and my whole body is cool within minutes. I plan to buy this for several friends!" —Chloe Holsman

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 12 colors).

21. A BroteinBox subscription for the giftee with an insatiable appetite for protein-heavy foods.

Each delivery includes eight to twelve full-sized items, including protein bars, beef or turkey jerky, protein chips, and other unique and healthy snacks.Promising review: "Where do I even begin? Brotein Box is simply amazing! I want to stress that this box isn't just for bros/buff dudes/gym rats/etc.. This box is for ANYONE who wants better snack options! My husband and I LOVE this box! Protein packed, low sugar, low carbs, and REAL food are in the snacks. This box is also STUFFED to the brim, well worth the money. I've tried some of the snacks, and so did my husband and they are tasty. I can thank Brotein Box for getting me addicted to Pure Protein Crunch! Order this box if you want better snack options, you won't regret it!" —MeghanGet it from Cratejoy for $39.99.
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Each delivery includes eight to twelve full-sized items, including protein bars, beef or turkey jerky, protein chips, and other unique and healthy snacks.

Promising review: "Where do I even begin? Brotein Box is simply amazing! I want to stress that this box isn't just for bros/buff dudes/gym rats/etc.. This box is for ANYONE who wants better snack options! My husband and I LOVE this box! Protein packed, low sugar, low carbs, and REAL food are in the snacks. This box is also STUFFED to the brim, well worth the money. I've tried some of the snacks, and so did my husband and they are tasty. I can thank Brotein Box for getting me addicted to Pure Protein Crunch! Order this box if you want better snack options, you won't regret it!" —Meghan

Get it from Cratejoy for $39.99.

22. A reversible yoga mat that'll make an appearance on their Instagram grid (if they're into that) and give them excellent traction (they're definitely into that).

Its reversible and textured sticky non-slip surface has excellent traction. This PVC mat is free of the phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DNOP.Promising review: "I'm a yoga instructor and I love Gaiam mats because they're not outrageously expensive, are a good value, and do the job you need them to do. I purchased this in December 2016 and there was NO chemical odor or problem, beyond the initial rubbery scent that dissipated within a few hours. My mat is bright, beautiful, and does everything I need it to do. I don't have a problem with slickness with this mat. However, note that this is a 5mm thickness, slightly squishier than a thinner mat. You will have to grip a little when you're in your poses. If you have a vigorous or sweaty practice, you should be on a thinner mat. Remember, you're doing the yoga, not your mat. So, yes, you do need to activate hands and feet in your poses. I recommend a 5mm thickness as a comfort for older students or anyone with minor joint issues." —zenfarmGet it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in 32 patterns) or Jet for $27.98+ (available in 35 patterns).
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Its reversible and textured sticky non-slip surface has excellent traction. This PVC mat is free of the phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DNOP.

Promising review: "I'm a yoga instructor and I love Gaiam mats because they're not outrageously expensive, are a good value, and do the job you need them to do. I purchased this in December 2016 and there was NO chemical odor or problem, beyond the initial rubbery scent that dissipated within a few hours. My mat is bright, beautiful, and does everything I need it to do. I don't have a problem with slickness with this mat. However, note that this is a 5mm thickness, slightly squishier than a thinner mat. You will have to grip a little when you're in your poses. If you have a vigorous or sweaty practice, you should be on a thinner mat. Remember, you're doing the yoga, not your mat. So, yes, you do need to activate hands and feet in your poses. I recommend a 5mm thickness as a comfort for older students or anyone with minor joint issues." —zenfarm

Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in 32 patterns) or Jet for $27.98+ (available in 35 patterns).

23. A cool(ing) bandana, perfect for long workouts in the heat or a stuffy gym.

Get it from Amazon for $5.45+ (available in nine colors/styles).
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Get it from Amazon for $5.45+ (available in nine colors/styles).

24. A dry shampoo, for quick and easy post-workout freshening up when there's no time to shower.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.87.
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Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.87.

25. Absorbent grips for less slippery handlebars during your sweat sesh.

These absorbent grips mean less contact with sweat that belongs to other people as well as not slippery-i-fying handlebars while you perspire your way through that indoor cycling workout. Get them from Towel Mate for $8.
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These absorbent grips mean less contact with sweat that belongs to other people as well as not slippery-i-fying handlebars while you perspire your way through that indoor cycling workout.

Get them from Towel Mate for $8.

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