Christmas Gift Guide for Fitness Freaks and Health Nuts!
There are already so many gift guides around, but I’ve decided to do a round-up of some of the products I think would make a great present for the gym junkie or health nut in your life. There have been some awesome new products come out lately as well as some ideas I think have serious good-book potential, so it seems a shame not to showcase them! There are, of course, thousands of other ideas and products out there. I could have added so many more, but then you’d been reading for days (or, more likely, get distracted by cute cat videos on YouTube).
By the way, sorry this is so late! I’ve been having internet dramas!
While I am holding out for the Force, the Fitbit Flex is currently available in Australia and around the world. It can track your steps, distance travelled, carlories burnt, floors climbed, sleep and more. You can also set custom goals and get access to a Fitbit’s online tools. At AU$129.95, this is a great gift for tech addicts. The simple wristband design uses bluetooth and can wirelessly sync using a range of devices including iPhone and many Android smartphones.
Buy it/more info: http://www.fitbit.com/au/flex
I almost don’t think it’s worth putting this in here as for most of us, it’s a little extravagant for a Christmas gift. But, if you’re looking for a gift for a juice lover or raw food diet follower and have a (very) sizeable budget, look no further. Everywhere you look people seem to be drooling over Vitamix blenders, and while they are pricey, they are super versatile and will get the job done.
Price: RRP AU$995 – AU$1195, depending on model.
Buy it/more info: http://www.vitamix.com.au
Polar Heart Rate Monitor – FT7
I’ve featured the FT7 model here as it’s the model I have and love. Unlike the Fitbit Flex mentioned above, the Polar FT7 is designed to track your workout details including time, calories, heart rate and fitness vs fat burn time. As your body details are entered into the watch and you wear a chest strap when using it, the data is super accurate and can be synced with your computer if you have the Polar FlowLink (RRP $79).
Price: RRP AU$169
Buy it/more info: http://www.polar.com/au-en/products/get_active/fitness_crosstraining/FT7
AU$51 – $100
Gaiam “Yoga For Beginners” Kit
Gaiam have a reputation for being a great source of yoga information, tutorials and videos. If you’ve got an aspiring yogi to buy for, the “Yoga For Beginners” kit is perfect. In the kit you’ll find a yoga mat, a yoga block, D-ring yoga strap and a DVD with equipment guides and a full-length workout.
“Coco” 1/2 gym tights/pants
I am in love with these “Coco” 1/2 tights from Running Bare. The choices for tights are endless and these are just one example of a pair I love. Keep in mind prices can vary depending on style, length and brand.
Buy it/more info: http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Running-Bare-Women-s-Coco-1-2-Tights/44320006
T2 Tea – “20 Times To Shine” gift box
T2 make amazing tea, and their gift packs are great for tea lovers. The pack features 20 individually wrapped teabags in 11 varieties including China Jasmine, Melbourne Breakfast and Chai.
Buy it/more info: http://www.t2tea.com/top-gifts/a-little-something/20-times-to-shine-3/
T2 Tea – “Mirror Mirror” gift packs
A little further up the price scale are these “Mirror Mirror” packs from T2 which include 50g of tea, a teacup, an infuser and a silicone scoop all packaged in a gorgeous box. There are four packs available – “Gone Surfing”, “Strawberries and Cream” (my personal favourite), “French Earl Grey” and “Green Rose”.
Buy it/more info: http://www.t2tea.com/top-gifts/t2-what-s-new/mirror-mirror-2/
These water bottles are a simple, affordable gift idea that I have actually purchased this year. The bottles are 1.25L and have a handle. Several designs are quotes are available.
Buy it/more info: http://shop.cottonon.com/search/?q=1.25LTR+bottle
Puma Workout Grip Gym Bag
This was my very first gym bag. I still have it and despite me being particularly clumsy and not very good at packing, it has no tears or issues. For such a cheap price, this is a great gift and super useful for any gym-goers. On a sidenote, I have the bag in hot pink, which now seems to be unavailable. It could possibly still be available from certain stores (or eBay) if you want something a little brighter than grey, black or navy.
Buy it/more info: http://www.amartsports.com.au/Product/Puma-Workout-Grip-Bag/45260901
If you still really can’t decide, gift cards may be the answer. I know, I know, they always give off the impression that you forgot until the last minute or that you didn’t want to make an effort, but I actually don’t mind getting gift cards at all. Aim for something a little more special than a Coles card, such as a Rebel Sport or even a brand such as Nike, Lorna Jane or Lululemon.
Good luck, and Merry Christmas! x