These Fitness Gifts Will Come in Handy for the New Year Health Kick

Updated 04/25/19

When it comes to Christmas presents, a fitness gift might not have crossed your mind as a possible option—it is the season for pure gluttony after all. But if you're shopping for someone who is looking for an excuse to kick-start that New Year health drive or an already self-confessed fitness addict, an item that aids them with their gym class, yoga session or early morning run could turn out to be one of the most useful (and therefore, used) presents they receive this year.

So whether they're a weightlifter, rock climber, boxer or runner, click through to find 17 of the best fitness gifts they'll be happy to add to their gym bag.

Best for: The Yogi

Fitness gifts for her: No Ka'Oi Quilted microfiber and sponge yoga mat
No Ka'Oi Quilted microfiber and sponge yoga mat $155

Made from quilted microfibre and sponge, yoga mats don't come softer than this one. In fact, it makes Shavasana even more enjoyable.

Best for: The HIIT Obsessive

Fitness gifts for her: Nike Training Recovery Ball
Nike Training Recovery Ball $23

HIIT can be hard on the body, so make sure she takes the time to roll out those muscles with this textured recovery ball.

Best for: The Number Cruncher

Fitness gifts for her: Kate Spade Scallop Bangle Tracker
Kate Spade Scallop Bangle Tracker $129

It looks more like a bracelet than a fitness device, but this bangle can track steps, sleep and other habits, and it can even control your music, so you can skip tracks without fiddling with your iPhone.

Best for: The Rock Climber

Fitness gifts for her: Native Atlas Muscle Rub Concentrate
Native Atlas Muscle Rub Concentrate $28

With peppermint, eucalyptus and arnica, this nourishing balm makes light work of strained triceps and pulled quads.

Best for: The Morning Classer

Fitness gifts for her: Invisibobble Christmas Cracker
Invisibobble Christmas Cracker $12

These coiled hair bands are brilliant at securing hair in a bun or ponytail, but won't leave any dents when you take them out, making them great if they tend to run straight to the office after a morning class.

Best for: The Gym Bunny

Fitness gifts for her: The Laundress Sport Care Set
The Laundress Sport Care Set $22

Nothing rids gym gear of that weird musty smell quite like The Laundress detergent, and the Sport Spray is a welcome addition to any kit bag, as it freshens up everything from trainers to clothes.

Best for: The Pilates Addict

Ftness gifts for her: Girlfriend Collective Indigo Girlfriend High-Rise Legging
Girlfriend Collective Indigo Girlfriend High-Rise Legging $52

We're nothing short of obsessed with Girlfriend Collective's simple but brilliant activewear, and the entire Byrdie team has their eye on these navy leggings.

Best for: The Spinner

Fitness gifts for her: Soak Society Noosa Wellness Soak
Soak Society Noosa Wellness Soak $10

With sea salt, lavender and lemon myrtle, a hot bath sprinkled with these will reinvigorate tired spinner's legs.

Best for: The Swimmer

fitness gifts for her: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara $19

So many waterproof mascaras fail to even make it past the face splash test, but this one will see them through 20 lengths of the pool and beyond.

Best for: The Stretcher

Fitness gifts for her: Mio Strong is the New Skinny Gift Set
Mio Strong Is the New Skinny Gift Set $27

This handy kit contains all the body scrub, body lotion and body oil they'll need to nourish stretched limbs.

Best for: The Barre Fan

Fitness gifts for her: P.E. Nation Ball Rolling printed stretch-jersey sports bra
P.E. Nation Ball Rolling Printed Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra $100

P.E. Nation is the coolest sports brand going, and this '80s style sports bra is far more stylish than the plain black ones they're used to.

Best for: The Weightlifter

Fitness gifts for her: Yoga Mad Vari Massage Stick
Yoga Mad Vari Massage Stick $20

You can move the cogs of this massage stick around, meaning you'll get into the deeper layers of tissue of whichever muscle you're kneading. It's great for recovery between weight sessions.

Best for: The Lone Exerciser

Fitness gifts for her: B&O Play H4 wireless leather and aluminium headphones
B&O Play H4 Headphones $250

The padding around these headphones makes them super comfortable even when exercising.

Best for: The At-Home Athlete

Fitness gifts for her: Reebok Dumbbell Set
Reebok Dumbbell Set $40

This kit contains 1kg, 2kg and 3kg hand weights each with square ends, so they won't roll away every time they place them on the floor between sets.

Best for: The Cyclist

Fitness gifts for her: Infruition Fruit Infusing Sport Bottle
Infruition Fruit Infusing Sport Bottle $15

Infruition's clever bottle allows you to infuse water with your favourite fruits and botanicals, making it great for the cyclist who needs to stay hydrated and full of energy.

Best for: The Runner

Fitness gifts for her: Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Belt
Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Belt $40

Bumbags may be cool again, but this sleek belt makes for a more streamline running companion.

Best for: The Boxer

Fitness gifts for her: Aveda Renewal For Your Journey Gift Set
Aveda Renewal for Your Journey Gift Set $20

Hands that spend hours in and out of boxing gloves require buttery hand creams that will stop them from chapping or developing hard patches. This trio from Aveda does just that.

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