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Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, this time of year can be stressful as heck to figure out what to get your loved ones as gifts. Fear not! The team at Garage Gym Reviews is here to provide the gift guide to end all gift guides! Totally kidding, but we think you’ll find some stellar gift ideas for all the fitness enthusiasts in your life for this holiday season. Whether they’re into smashing PRs or running marathons, we have you covered with the best fitness gifts. Check out our seven mini gift guides below to find a great gift (and maybe pick something up for yourself).

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10 Best Fitness Stocking Stuffers

ChalkPot

For those constantly losing their chalk, give them a ChalkPot! This magnetic container seamlessly stays put on a variety of surfaces in your home gym. Plus, at under $20, it certainly won’t break the bank.

Starting Strength Book

 For enthusiastic fitness beginners, get them the Starting Strength Book. There isn’t another wellness resource I would recommend more for someone learning to properly lift with great form.

Reebok Classic Foundation Beanie

This wool beanie is stylish and warm, perfect for the holidays. Plus, it’s a timeless look that won’t go out of style anytime soon. Throw it in your gym bag for post-workout warmth.

Fat Gripz

If you have someone on your list who likes to have the guns out when the sun’s out, look no further than the 2021 Men’s Health Magazine Fitness Award Winner: Fat Gripz. Fat Gripz helps build stronger arm muscles by increasing the diameter of barbells, dumbbells and other fitness equipment.

Blackstone Labs Dust V2 Extreme Pre-Workout Formula

This pre-workout makes me want to run a half-marathon and crush some back squats, so I’d say it certainly does its job. The flavors offered like black lemonade, candy apple, and watermelon make this go down easily. 

Kettle Gryp

Two of the big issues that people have when building a garage gym is space and money. The Kettle Gryp is a portable grip accessory that turns dumbbells (up to 55 pounds) into kettlebells, providing a simple solution to spatial and monetary problems.

Ice Shaker 36oz

The 36oz Ice Shaker combines the extended insulation of a Yeti with the convenience of a shaker bottle. It can store protein shakes, smoothies, pre-workout or whatever your giftee’s heart desires. Plus, the lifetime warranty on this bottle makes it worth the $45 price tag.

Angles90 Grips

Fitness enthusiast bodies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but the bars and handles on most fitness equipment does not. Angles90 Grips attach to a wide variety of fitness equipment to help users have a more natural range of motion and thus produce less joint stress.

Victory Grips

Coming in a variety of styles, these grips will be a hit with almost any CrossFit enthusiast for a holiday gift they can use all year round. They protect hands of all sizes during pull-ups, toes-to-bar, and muscle-ups.

RX SmartGear Fit Rope

Double unders are hard enough to learn without having to worry about adjusting, cutting and tightening a rope. With a click of a button, RX Smart Gear’s Rapid Fit Jump Rope can adjust to heights between 5 and 6 feet, eliminating double under blunders.

7 Best Fitness Gifts For Her

Hylete Solana Cropped Tank

 A top that’s compressive but not restrictive? Sign me up! This cropped tank is comfortable (plus it’s double lined) and can transition from a heavy set to a long-distance run. It also comes in multiple colors so there’s something to suit almost everyone.

Hyperwear Hyper Vest Elite Weight Vest

Looking for a gift that’ll add a little something extra to your recipient’s workouts? This weight vest is specially contoured to fit tightly to the body for use during high intensity exercises, but can also add a little spice to regular bodyweight movements. It comes in three sizes and can hold up to 10 pounds.

Lululemon Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25"

These tights are a splurge as far as leggings or activewear is concerned, but they’re worth every penny. They’re extremely breathable and sweat-wicking as you power through a tough workout. Plus, they’re tight enough that you’re not constantly pulling them up after every deadlift. Win-win.

Garmin Vivosmart 4

For the person who loves tracking absolutely everything, the vivosmart 4 is an ideal gift. With 10 workout profiles, menstrual tracking, heart rate, VO2 Max, sleep data and a host of other cool features, this fitness tracker is affordable, stylish and great for anyone at any fitness level. Plus, the battery life is fantastic – it lasts up to seven days.

Reebok Nano X1s

For a tried-and-true cross-training shoe staple, look no further than the Nano X1s. These sneakers can go from burpees to squats with ease. The cushioning is just right without being overbearing, and the stability of the shoes makes them ideal for high-volume lifts.

Rogue Bella Bar

This 15 kilogram barbell is a mainstay in the CrossFit games on the women’s side – and for good reason. It has the same high-quality construction of the 20-kilogram Rogue Ohio Bar but with features that are great for people with smaller hands, like a 25-millimeter shaft. Use this versatile bar for squats, deadlifts, presses, Olympic lifts and more!

NUOBELL Adjustable Dumbbells

With a traditional dumbbell shape and a slightly smaller handle diameter, these adjustable dumbbells are a great pick for a fitness enthusiast who wants lots of weight options. Plus, these don’t take up much room, which is ideal for people tight on space but who want high-quality workout equipment.

7 Best Fitness Gifts for Him

Nike Free Metcon 4

These cross training shoes have earned their stripes in the fitness community, and for a good reason. Ideal for things like HIIT, squats, running, and jumping, the Free Metcon 4’s can do just about everything you need for a great workout. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes up to a men’s 15, which makes them a great option for a lot of people.

Men's Under Armour Mission Anorak

Be warned: you’ll probably want to steal this cozy jacket from whomever you give it to as a gift. This jacket is both warm and water-resistant, which makes it an ideal choice for plenty of different weather conditions.

Lululemon At Ease Joggers

Give the gift of comfort and style with these super popular joggers from Lululemon. These stretchy yet breathable pants feel as comfortable as that ratty pair of sweats you always wear in the house, but with an elevated fit.

GoRuck Rucker 3.0 Backpack

The Rucker is one of the best options for rucking on the market. The straps are designed to prevent chafing (especially for those who like to ruck with their shirts off) and the handles are extremely durable and built to take a beating. This is a gift that’ll keep on giving for years to come.

Kensui Weight Vest

For the strongest person you know: get them a Kensui Weight Vest. This innovative vest can take literally any Olympic weight plate, so the sky's (basically) the limit with the amount you can load.

Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0s

For a barbell quiet enough to not wake the baby, the Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0s does the job. Okay, maybe that’s exaggerating it a bit, but this barbell has a sound-dampening sleeve that makes it a pretty quiet option as far as weightlifting goes. Plus, the all-matte black coating makes it a sleek addition to any home gym.

PowerBlock Elite Adjustable Dumbbells

 For individuals who love to superset, these PowerBlock Elite Adjustable Dumbbells are the ideal choice without taking up loads of space. It’s easy and quick to change the weight you’re using on these, and better yet, they have expansion kits available for purchase as you get stronger.

10 Best Fitness Gifts for Weightlifters

Gymreapers Wrist Wraps

Show your support (ha, get it?) with these functional yet cool wrist wraps from Gymreapers. Available in a variety of colors, these nylon wrist supports will help your giftee with their everyday lifts.

MYPROTEIN Clear Whey Isolate

Tired of the same-ole same-ole protein shake? Yeah, us too. This Whey Isolate comes in fruity flavors to add a delicious twist to hitting your macros. 

JuggernautAI

If your giftee is tired of programming their own strength training, give them the gift of JuggernautAI. This app helps you get stronger and allows for fully customized workouts. P.S: Use the code GARAGEGYM for a discount on JuggernautAI when you checkout!

Rogue USA Collars

These insanely durable collars are made of aircraft-grade aluminum and are great for anyone who loves to slam their barbell. You don’t need to worry about them breaking off or getting damaged.

2POOD Operator Straight Weightlifting Belt

These weightlifting belts have some of the coolest designs I’ve ever seen on a piece of fitness equipment. I mean c’mon, Corgis? I’d hit a new PR right now if I was wearing a weightlifting belt with adorable fluffy dogs on it.

Eleiko Oppen Collars

For those who lose everything: the Eleiko Oppen Collars are magnetic and stick to your rack so you never have to wonder where your collars went. Even better, these are easy to open and close, which makes switching out weight plates a breeze.

AbMat Preacher Pad

For preacher curl fiends, this specially-designed pad is a great alternative to purchasing an entire preacher bench. Plus, it’s made in the USA and features durable vinyl.

REP Fitness Adjustable Kettlebells

 An easy-to adjust kettlebell with a variety of weight options is sure to be a hit with any home or garage gym owner. Plus, even with the multiple weight options, these kettlebells don’t rattle while in use.

REP Fitness FB-4000

For an easy to move bench, the FB-400 from REP Fitness is a great choice. This bench is versatile and comfortable to use at an affordable price point, which makes it the perfect fitness gift for a home workout.

Nike Romaleos 4

Looking to spoil the weightlifter in your life? Check out the Romaleos 4 for a stable weightlifting shoe ideal for squatting, snatching, and cleaning. Even better, these shoes come in a variety of men’s and women’s sizes to fit close to everyone on your list.

7 Best Gifts for Runners

Nathan SpeedShot Plus Insulated Handheld Water Bottle

Hydration is key to a good run, and the SpeedShot Plus Water Bottle makes this simpler than ever. The grip is designed for easy carrying, even when you’re sweating buckets.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Whether on a run or just taking a walk with the dog, this belt bag will keep all of the necessities in one place. The water-repellent material and fun patterns are sure to be a hit with friends and family.

On Cloud Cloudflow Shoes

Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, these unique looking running shoes will feel like walking on clouds. With a generous amount of cushioning, the Cloudflows transition easily from errands to a long run without aching arches.

Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones

These sweat-resistant earphones will be a staple for vigorous sprints and trail runs alike due to the secure fit around the ears. Even better, you’ll get nine hours of listening time with a single charge.

Garmin Forerunner 245

For the runners in your life, give them the gift of a safer run. With incident detection, the 245 will alert your emergency contacts if it senses distress. It also has the option to live track your run, so your loved ones can keep tabs on your whereabouts.

Theragun Elite

Tired of giving 30-minute calf muscle massages after your partner goes on a 12-mile run? The Theragun Elite will come to your rescue with a better deep tissue massage than you could ever give with a wide variety of different speeds.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

On cold or rainy days when your giftee can’t get outside to do cardio, they’ll be thanking their lucky stars for the Commercial 1750 from NordicTrack. This treadmill has stellar on-demand programming with iFit plus it folds up for easy storage when not in use. What more could you ask for?

7 Best Budget Fitness Gifts Under $50

Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier

It can be difficult to stay hydrated, which is why the Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier is great for the chronically dehydrated among us. Plus, with flavors like lemon-lime and tangerine, it isn’t a bad way to get those much needed electrolytes in.

Rogue SR-3 Bushing Speed Rope

For a rope that’ll help a fitness enthusiast achieve a double under PR, check out the Rogue SR-3. This affordable speed rope has a smooth spin due to the bushing system.

Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat

Whether your recipient is a yogi, into pilates, or simply needs a new mat for core work, this option is thick and well-cushioned. It also comes with a strap to secure it for easy carrying.

TRX 36” Foam Roller

For a foam roller that keeps its shape over time, look no further than the TRX 36” Foam Roller. It is firm without being too aggressive but still allows the user to get into those sore muscles and knots during their warm up.

YETI 26 oz. Rambler Bottle with Chug Cap

For the environmentally conscious friend that can’t help that they love the feeling of drinking from a plastic bottle, try the Rambler Bottle from Yeti. The cup is well insulated and keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours. It’s obviously reusable and is the perfect gift for on-the-go.

Flag - GORUCK USA

Who doesn’t love hanging a sick flag in their garage gym? I know I sure do. The GORUCK Flag is also made in the USA, so you can feel good about supporting American workers.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

Surprisingly feature-heavy for the price, this Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 will blow your giftee out of the water. This fitness tracker performs like a much more expensive option with things like activity tracking, sleep data, calories burned, distance traveled, a touchscreen and more.

7 Best Fitness Tech Gifts

Ozeri Pronto Kitchen Scale

An easy-to-use kitchen scale is a lifeline for the macro counters in your life. The Ozeri Pronto is not only a breeze to operate, it is also stylish, inexpensive and it comes in an assortment of colors. (Plus, free shipping for Prime members!)

Tile Mate

We all know the person who is late to the gym because they can’t find their phone or their keys or their bag. By attaching a Tile Mate to frequently misplaced items, even the most frazzled gift recipient can stay organized and on time. 

WHOOP Band

What’s the big WHOOP about a wearable, technology-based health and fitness band? Basically everything. With a WHOOP membership, your giftee can nerd out on data about their sleep, training, recovery and health while receiving personalized coaching and recommendations. Help them smash their fitness goals with this innovative band.

Future Membership

Fitting fitness into hectic schedules is often hard. Future makes it easy. Future pairs members with an actual human coach who works closely with their clients to come up with a fitness plan that works not only for their goals and gains, but also for their calendars.

Sonos Roam Speakers

Rock? Rap? Country? Classical? We may never agree about the best workout music, but no matter the genre you choose, crystal clear tunes help fuel sweat sessions. Sonos offers a wide range of sizes and price points for portable, Bluetooth-compatible rechargeable speakers that will pump out the music that moves you.

Apple Airpods Pro

Apple Airpods have been a mainstay for fitness lovers and the new Airpods Pro are a game changer. The Airpods Pro features a customizable fit, noise cancellation, better in-ear security, and the pressure-equalizing vent will make it feel like the fitness lover on your gift list doesn’t even have earbuds in. 

MIRROR

Umm, obviously, we love a good garage gym, but we fully understand that not everyone has the footprint nor the budget for that. Enter MIRROR, a sleek, personalized workout tool that gifts the fitness lover in your life with fitness experts, thousands of different workouts, daily live fitness classes, and 1:1 personal training.

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