We all have that one fit friend or someone that’s en route to becoming the fit friend. If you’re trying to look for gift ideas for their upcoming birthday or an event you want to congratulate them for, we got you!
Different sports have different workouts, and while you’re gift shopping, it’s nice to consider the nature of the training your friend is currently into. Don’t stress much about it if you’re not quite sure where they are. However, as with all gifts, it’s better when it’s more personal. So keep their interests in mind as you go shopping. Don’t forget to check out the 2020 Power Meter Buyer’s Guide before you do your shopping!
Workout tools and accessories
One of the best things you can get for your friend is a workout tool or accessory! If you know what kind of training your friend is going through, it’s nice to research more about that particular discipline or sport and look for something within your budget.
For more generic needs, though, some staples are speed ropes, foam rollers, resistance bands, shoe clips, and gym bags!
Athleisure and other apparel
There’s no way to go wrong when you’re gifting clothing! Well, maybe getting the wrong size could be disastrous. Most athleisure pieces are built with stretchy material and have margins that are larger than most other kinds of clothing. However, you don’t need to know your friend’s size to gift them thoughtful apparel.
If you don’t trust your size-estimating skills, there are workout-safe accessories like silicone bracelets and rings that are perfect for your friend! These accessories don’t pose the same risks as traditional, metal accessories and can be worn throughout a workout with no possibility of injury!
Supplements and nutrition
Not all athletes use supplements, so this might not be for everyone. However, if you know your friend wants to try a particular brand or flavor of supplement, it’s a lovely gift to give! Prior information might be essential for this one since some people use only specific supplements. But in case that’s out of the question, the most common kinds are BCAAs, creatine, and protein supplements or tablets.
If you’re not sure what they use, it’s better to consult the salesperson and ask for sample sizes so that your friend can choose to repurchase if they like it, and it won’t be too hard on your wallet either.
Class cards and gift certificates
If a new gym opened nearby or if you remember your friend wanting to try a specific class like celebrity cycling, climbing, or even Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, drop by wherever it’s available and ask for a class card! These gyms usually offer single-session trial tickets that your friend will appreciate.
If you want to leave the decision up to your sporty friend, a gift card for any sports store or gym might be something useful.
Overall, it’s nice that you want to help your friend accomplish their fitness goals, regardless of how far along this journey they are. We wish you all the best, and we hope you find the best gift for them!