25 best health and fitness gifts

New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, but that doesn’t have to mean the death of holiday fun. You can give your loved ones a head start on achieving their health and fitness goals with these thoughtful wellness tools as chosen by the editors at Reviewed.

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$150

Fitbit Charge 3

The updated version of our favorite fitness tracker has an improved battery life of 7 days, a touchscreen that automatically adjusts to lighting conditions, and best of all, is waterproof.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$20

Fitness Dice

The dice take basic exercises and turn them into a fun game that you can do by yourself or with a gym buddy. It doesn’t hurt to note these were invented by a military fitness expert, so it’s almost like you’re guaranteed a killer workout.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$30

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

In multiple shapes and sizes, this is perfect for literally anyone on your shopping list who drinks water. It keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours, but most importantly, it will actually fit in the cupholder of your car.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$24

LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller

Get the fitness fanatic in your life our favorite foam roller. It’s like having a masseuse constantly available in the living room, plus, they’ll finally stop asking you to rub their back “for just five minutes.”

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$68

Lululemon Reverseible Mat 5mm

Whether folks are toting our favorite yoga mat to a strenuous heat yoga class or simply turning on some YouTube yoga in the living room, this mat will ensure a firm grip and zero slippage. Perfect for muscles that need a little extra TLC.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$95

KitchenAid Speed Diamond Blende

Our favorite blender can whip up an easy morning breakfast or a post-workout treat in seconds, and with the perfect recipe, you’ll be salivating every time you hear the whir of the blades.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$200

Powerbeats3 Headphones

These Powerbeats earbuds are one of our favorite pairs of earbuds because they have a 12-hour playtime, so your giftee will never have to worry about their headphones dying in the middle of a workout.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$26

Sports Hoop Weighted Hula Hoop

Going to the gym doesn’t have to be a chore. Bring back the days of childhood joy with a weighted hula hoop that actually provides a great workout. Perfect for someone who still wishes recess was a part of their schedule.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$300

Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells

What’s better than having an entire weight room? Having two dumbbells that are basically the equivalent. With these adjustable dumbbells, it’s like having an entire set of weights ranging from 5 to 52.5 pounds.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$17

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Cookbook

This cookbook, the sequel to Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky is filled with nourishing recipes that are easy to make. Flanagan actually makes these recipes while she is training.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$22

Sanabul Boxing Gloves

We all have that one person we’re glad is our friend because, well, they’re a tiny bit scary and could definitely destroy us in a fight. Help them embrace their inner Muhammed Ali with new, not-yet-smelly boxing gloves.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$36

FlipBelt

When someone needs extra space to carry items, but doesn’t want things bulging in their pockets, get them a FlipBelt. This belt is like a fanny pack, but far sleeker, ensuring a discrete, non-bulky way to carry your phone, keys, or snacks.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$135

Aer Fit Pack 2

This backpack is the perfect way to bring items for the office and gym, without having a bulky duffel bag in tow. Plus, the sleek design fits in well in pretty much any environment, keeping a polished, professional look.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$20

Zensah Mini-Crew Sports Socks

Man or woman, old or young, everyone likes opening up a pair of funky socks. Zensah makes theirs with fabrics that have anti-odor properties and that are designed specifically to be blister proof, which is sweet, sweet music to any athlete’s ears.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$87

Garneua Multi Air Flex Bike Shoes

Instead of having to rent the same worn-out shoes every time they go to class, the spin enthusiast in your life would surely love a pair of their own. No longer will they have to think about the others who have sweated buckets into their rented shoes.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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ClassPass Membership

Members can take advantage of going to any studio that participates, without having to be a specific member of that gym. It’s basically like a pu-pu platter for fitness classes, guaranteed to get anyone excited for their next workout.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$8

InvisiBobble

Yes, it looks like an old phone cord, but it actually does hold hair firmly in place, without leaving a dent when you take it out. Will it be the simplest gift they receive? Yes. But they will use it every day and thank you profusely when they do.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$100

Instant Pot

This super popular cooking device is perfect for someone whose post workout hanger often gets the best of them. Basically, this gift is a 2-in-1 success, helping curb hanger and helping to hone cooking skills.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$20

Buff UV Headband

It acts as a sweatband in the heat and a neck warmer in the cold, and has a use for just about every other type of weather. Since it can be worn so many ways, it’s perfect for anything from a morning run to an afternoon on the ski slopes.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$18

Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor

Although Deena Kastor is a marathon champion, this book isn’t limited to those with an interest in running. The story of her triumphs and setbacks will be largely motivating to anyone with a goal in mind, whether that be in fitness, work, or school.

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$10

Survival and Cross Jump Rope

Designed for the boxing gym, the adjustable rope allows for people of any size and shape to tailor the length to their needs. Yes, a jump rope finally long enough for people over six feet. You’re welcome.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$12

Blender Bottle

They’re perfect for protein and supplement shakes, but they’re also a great buy for those who like to take their smoothies on the go. This is sure to be a hit with anyone who is constantly on the go before or after a workout.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$11

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Resistance bands are the perfect introductory tool, whether someone’s just starting out or trying to get back into it. Since they’re lightweight, these are perfect to take to the gym so you don’t have to use worn out communal bands.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$145

Beachbody INSANITY DVD Workouts

Insanity is quite literally the most insane home workout you’ll ever do. These are not your mother’s Jane Fonda exercise tapes. They will leave your giftee tired and sweaty on the living room floor—and seeing serious results.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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$30

Back Buddy Massage Tool

The next time your loved one sweetly calls you in to the next room, only to then ask you to morph into a Swedish masseuse, be prepared. This will help ease their back, neck, shoulder, and even glute pain, without you lifting a finger.

 — Kate McCarthy, social media editor

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