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Finding the perfect gift for a CrossFitter is hard. CrossFitters are picky about their gear, their clothes, and their shoes—that’s why I’m bringing you this guide to the best gifts for CrossFitters as a CrossFit Level 1 coach and longtime CrossFit enthusiast. By the end of it, you’ll have plenty of birthday and holiday gift ideas for the functional fitness fanatic in your life. 

Best Budget Gifts for CrossFitters

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Simple And Functional

Rogue Fitness Blender Bottle

This quick and easy gift is a great option for any CrossFitter—we ALL need more blender bottles. Plus, this one has Rogue branding, so you’ll earn a ton of brownie points with your favorite CrossFit fanatic.

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WOD Nation Adjustable Speed Roper
Best Value Gift

WOD Nation Speed Jump Rope

Show your CrossFit friend that you want them to nail their double-unders (and stop gabbing about them) with the WOD Nation Speed Rope, one of our top picks for CrossFit jump ropes. It’s inexpensive and comes with two cables and a carrying bag.

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Something Coach Will Appreciate

Rogue Gym Towel

Every CrossFitter leaves sweat angels on the floor of the box every now and again. This Rogue Fitness sweat towel will be there for them when the WOD is done and they need to lap up their sweat.

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Small and Large Bottle of Liquid Grip
Great for Grip

Liquid Grip Liquid Gym Chalk

Is your CrossFitter the local chalk monster? If so, gift them this liquid gym chalk, which (hopefully) will prevent a chalk cloud and subsequent mess mid-workout. One small drop keeps your hands dry and grippy for several sets of work.

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REP Fitness drink coasters that look like bumper plates
Fun Gift Idea

REP Fitness Bumper Plate Coasters

This gift idea is cute and functional, and it’ll be a great conversation starter when other CrossFitters come over for a few cold ones after the partner WOD. I’m not making any promises about how non-CrossFitters will like it, though.

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Conversation Starter

Rogue Fitness Knurled Bottle Opener

Is there anything better than a post-WOD beer on a hot Saturday? Didn’t think so. Impress other CrossFit fans at the biannual box WOD-n-cookout with this knurled bottle opener from Rogue Fitness.

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Best Splurge Gifts for CrossFitters

rogue echo bike
Best Air Bike

Rogue Echo Bike

A CrossFitter might actually hate it if you give them a Rogue Echo Bike, which is exactly why you should do it if you have that kind of cash. They probably (almost definitely) need to work on that cardio fitness.

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Best Rowing Machine

Concept2 RowErg

How to impress a CrossFitter 101: Know that Concept2 rowers are the standard and that fancy Peloton rower doesn’t mean jack to a CrossFit athlete. The Concept2 RowErg is the gift that keeps on giving (by improving fitness, of course).

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The REP Fitness PR 5000
Best Squat Rack

REP PR-4000 Squat Rack

The REP PR-4000 Squat Rack has everything a CrossFitter needs for CrossFitting: a 1,000-pound weight capacity for a monstrous back squat PR, a pull-up bar, and plenty of attachments for a dip station or other accessories.

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Best Apparel Gifts for CrossFitters

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Best Training Shoes

CrossFit Nano X3 Training Shoes

You really can’t go wrong with the Nanos. A classic CrossFit training shoe—and one of the very first—CrossFit Nanos have proven time and again that they are versatile, comfortable, and durable.

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NOBULL Trainer Shoe
More Great Training Shoes

NOBULL Trainers

Half of CrossFitters hate NOBULL shoes and half would die for NOBULL, so maybe inquire about the brand before clicking “add to cart.” If your CrossFitter does like NOBULL, they will remember this gift for a lifetime.

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Best Lifting Shoes

Nike Romaleos 4

The Nike Romaleos 4 are some of the best weightlifting shoes on the market. They feature a wide, stable heel with an aggressive heel-to-toe drop, which is ideal for reaching full squat depth and nailing the receiving position during snatches and cleans.

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lululemon power stride ankle socks with tab in neon green
Best Training Socks

Lululemon Power Stride Socks

Lululemon’s Power Stride Socks are great for any movement you might encounter during a CrossFit workout, from box jumps to running to lifting. These socks fit snugly around the midfoot and feature a tab to prevent rubbing at the heel.

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FLEO Signature Shorts True High Contour
Best Shorts for Women

FLEO Signature Shorts True High Contour

FLEO shorts are a cult classic in the CrossFit community. The Signature Shorts True High Contour is a more modern take on the original booty short, featuring a high waistline in the same buttery smooth fabric CrossFitters have come to love.

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Best Shorts for Men

Bearbottom Atlas Shorts

The Bearbottom Atlas Shorts are a favorite among GGR staff thanks to their lightweight, flexible, and athletic fit. They are available in two inseam lengths—5.5 inches or 7 inches—and feature four-way stretch, a hidden drawcord, a zippered pocket, and phone pouches.

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Best Home Gym Gifts for CrossFitters

Titan Fitness GHD Machine
Best GHD Machine

Titan Fitness GHD

CrossFit requires a lot of power from the posterior chain for movements like deadlifts, snatches, and clean-and-jerks. If your CrossFitter is currently building out a home gym, a GHD is a great way to say, “Love you, work on your glutes.”

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a pull-up bar with rogue branding
Best Pull-Up Bar

Rogue Fitness P-4 Pull-Up System

The Rogue Fitness P-4 Pull-Up System is the best pull-up bar for CrossFit home gyms if a rack-mounted pull-up bar is not an option. The larger dimensions of this bar leave plenty of space between the bar and the wall, so you can kip your pull-ups and toes-to-bar to your heart’s desire.

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Best Plyo Box

REP Fitness Plyo Box

A plyo box is one of the least expensive home gym items for CrossFit, and it can improve performance in a big way. This 3-in-1 plyo box from REP Fitness can be used as a 24-inch, 20-inch, or 30-inch box—all the heights commonly prescribed in CrossFit WODs.

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a black oxide Fringe Sport barbell
Best Barbell

FringeSport Wonder Bar

A majority of CrossFit WODs include barbell work and you want something durable and lasting. The FringeSport Wonder Bar comes in 20-kilogram and 15-kilogram options (or, in CrossFit, dubbed the “men’s bar” and the “women’s bar”) and it’s designed to withstand heavy use.

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a set of color coded REP fitness kettlebells
Best Kettlebells

REP Fitness KG Kettlebells

Kettlebells also commonly make an appearance in CrossFit workouts. The REP Fitness KG Kettlebells are a GGR staff favorite; they’re available in any weight you might need for the daily WOD. Plus, they’re powder-coated for grip and durability.

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a gray and black medicine ball with REP Fitness logo
Best Medicine Ball

REP V2 Medicine Balls

Used for wall-ball shots, weighted sit-ups, carries, and more, medicine balls are a must-have for CrossFit home gyms for functional training. We like the REP V2 Medicine Balls because they have proven durable throughout years of testing and they’re available in several weight options.

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Best Dumbbells

DMoose Rubber Hex Dumbbells

Male CrossFit athletes typically use 50-pound dumbbells and female CrossFit athletes use 35-pound dumbbells for their WODs. A full set is never a bad idea for a home gym, though. The DMoose Dumbbells check all the boxes: reasonably priced, knurled handles, rubber-coated hex heads.

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two black bumper plates
Best Bumper Plates

Fringe Sport Bumper Plates

FringeSport Black Bumper Plates have a high Shore A Durometer rating, which means they have low bounce and high durability. The 10-pound plates in particular are thicker than other 10-pound bumpers, which is ideal for CrossFitters who cannot gently set down a bar with just 10s on it.

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black flat weight bench
Best Weight Bench

Titan Fitness Flat Weight Bench

For the one time per year CrossFitters bench press (JK, we actually bench twice a year, give us some credit…), they’ll need a flat weight bench. We recommend the Titan Fitness Flat Weight Bench because it’s versatile, comfortable, and durable with a grippy vinyl cover on the pad.

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Best Accessory Gifts for CrossFitters

tactical military style weighted vest in black
Best Weight Vest

TacTec Plate Carrier

For workouts where a weighted vest is optional or encouraged, such as the famous Murph Memorial Day WOD, a TacTec Plate Carrier is a fantastic option. It features highly adjustable shoulder straps and is made out of military-grade Cordura fabric, so it’ll stand up to the test of time.

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aluminum barbell collars
Best Barbell Collars

Rogue Fitness OSO Collars

Whether your CrossFitter works out at home or at a local box, they can benefit from their own barbell collars. Not only are collars crucial for safety—they keep the plates from flying off of the bar—but a good pair can make a big difference in your overall workout score by making it easier to change weight.

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tactical military-style backpack in gray
Best Gym Bag

5.11 RUSH 24 2.0 Backpack

This is an ideal gym bag for your loved one who also happens to be obsessed with CrossFit gear. The 5.11 RUSH 24 backpack can fit everything from hand grips, neoprene knee sleeves, lifter shoes, callus shavers, water bottles, and even a small foam roller. It’s perfect for organizing the gear a CrossFitter needs.

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The 2POOD weightlifting belt in black
Best Weight Belt

2POOD Straight Weightlifting Belt

The 2POOD Straight Belt might be the most popular belt among CrossFitters. It’s strong enough to wear during max lifts, yet flexible enough to keep on during light barbell work, gymnastics, and other movements so you can complete mixed-modal WODs with ease.

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rogue branded fabric headband for working out
Best Headband

Rogue JUNK Big Bang Lite Headband

No one wants their sweat to sting their eyes in the middle of a workout. JUNK headbands can help keep sweat from dripping down your face, and this one is Rogue-branded so any CrossFitter will be stoked about it.

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Best Grips

JerkFit WODies Gymnastics Grips

Torn hands and CrossFit are synonymous, but you can help your CrossFitting friend stave off bad rips with the JerkFit WODies Gymnastics Grips. These are actually a two-in-one deal with a wrist wrap component in addition to hand protection.

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Best Tech Gifts for CrossFitters

whoop 4.0 with phone
Best Fitness Tracker

Whoop Strap 4.0

For the data-obsessed CrossFitter, a Whoop Strap is the gift of a lifetime. This wearable fitness tracker records effort, recovery, sleep, stress, heart rate, and a number of other variables to help dial in training programs and nutrition strategies.

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theragun prime
Best Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

The Theragun Prime makes muscle recovery for CrossFitters easy: This handheld massage gun operates at a maximum of 2,400 percussions per minute with a total of five speed settings. It reaches 16 millimeters into muscle tissue, making it much like a deep-tissue massage.

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Best Gym Speaker

JBL Flip 6 Speaker

For those who work out in a home gym, a gym speaker is a must. This portable JBL speaker is powerful for its small size, and it can easily be taken from the home gym to the beach or anywhere else. It’s waterproof, too, so no worries about slinging sweat around.

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Best Programming Gifts for CrossFitters

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Quick Workouts

Street Parking Membership

Street Parking programming has been a longtime favorite among CrossFitters who work out at home. It offers several tracks for different goals and equipment availability, and the workouts are an hour or less, so it’s great for busy people.

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Comprehensive Programming

Train Hard membership

Train Hard was created by Jason Khalipa, former CrossFit Games athlete. The programming features CrossFit and bodybuilding tracks, along with an EMOM option for anyone who needs to get their workout done fast.

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Best for Cardio

Aerobic Capacity Program by Chris Hinshaw

Chris Hinshaw is a CrossFit legend. This is the man you want to follow if you want to increase your cardiovascular fitness. A full-access membership gets you access to five Aerobic Capacity programs, private coaching videos from Hinshaw himself, more than 500 workouts, and other perks.

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Best Nutrition Gifts for CrossFitters

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Protein Delivery Service

ButcherBox Subscription

ButcherBox is the best way—and maybe the only way—to get meat and poultry of local butcher quality delivered straight to your door. There are multiple plans to choose from and members can tailor their boxes to their dietary preferences.

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Best Meal Delivery

Factor75 Protein Plus Meal Delivery Subscription

Does your CrossFitter spend too much time CrossFitting and not enough time cooking? Help them out with a subscription to Factor75, specifically the high-protein plan. This can help them meet nutrition targets and save time and energy while still enjoying yummy, wholesome meals.

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Best Creatine Supplement

Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is the most-studied supplement in the world, proven to increase power, strength, and muscular endurance. It may help with muscle recovery, too—all things that can and will benefit a CrossFit athlete. Optimum Nutrition micronized creatine is pure and inexpensive; you can’t go wrong with this.

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Transparent Labs 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein
Best Protein Powder

Transparent Labs Grass-Fed Whey Protein

A high-quality post-workout protein supplement is an important part of the daily life of a CrossFitter. Transparent Labs whey protein is third-party tested by independent labs and provides 28 grams of protein per serving. It’s also free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and other artificial ingredients.

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Best Hydration Support

LMNT Electrolyte Powder Packets

Avoiding dehydration is tough when you work out in a hot warehouse in the dead of summer. LMNT electrolyte powder can help. One packet contain 1,000 milligrams of sodium, 200 milligrams of potassium, and 600 milligrams of magnesium for maintaining fluid balance in the body.

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case of c4 energy drinks
Best Energy Drink

Case of Cellucor C4 Energy Drink

Cellucor C4 Energy Drinks have been in CrossFit gym coolers almost as long as CrossFit itself has been around. These drinks contain caffeine, beta-alanine, and betaine, three of the best pre-workout ingredients for improved performance.

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Other Gift Ideas for CrossFitters

We’ve spent years compiling guides to the best strength equipment, cardio equipment, sports nutrition supplements, workout apparel, and accessories. If none of the above gifts for CrossFitters struck a chord with you, check out our other guides to various equipment types. 

What to Look for in Gifts for CrossFitters

There are a few key categories to search in when looking for CrossFit gift ideas.

Equipment Gifts

An equipment gift can be extremely helpful if the recipient is building out a home gym or occasionally works out somewhere other than their usual box. While I’m sure anyone would appreciate a Rogue Echo Bike or a REP PR-4000 squat rack, equipment gifts don’t have to be so expensive. A set of resistance bands or a medicine ball can go a long way, too.

Apparel Gifts

CrossFitters need (want) more clothes, always. Sports bras, booty shorts, and tank tops are great ideas for those who identify as ladies, while t-shirts, muscle tanks, and board short-like training shorts are great for those who wear male clothing. Socks and training shoes are always a great choice, too.

Supplement Gifts

Most CrossFit athletes would love a tub of protein or creatine powder as a gift. Supplements can be really helpful for improving performance and building muscle, which, of course, is a goal for the majority of CrossFitters. These are good fitness gifts in general, for CrossFit athletes but also powerlifters and Olympic weightlifting enthusiasts

Accessory Gifts

CrossFit accessories include things like barbell collars, weightlifting belts, weighted vests, sunglasses, hats, headbands, lifting straps, grips, and wrist wraps. All of these items can help with performance in various ways and are some of the best crossfit gifts.

Fun Gifts

A small, fun gift like bumper plate coasters or a knurled bottle opener is sure to leave a long-lasting positive impression on a CrossFitter. 

FAQs: Best Gifts for CrossFitters

To wrap up, here are some FAQs about CrossFit and related equipment and accessories. 

What do I need to buy for CrossFit?

The minimum you need for a CrossFit workout is a good pair of shoes, socks, clothes to train in, and a water bottle with water. There are plenty of bodyweight workouts you can do. However, a comprehensive CrossFit setup would include gym equipment like a barbell, bumper plates, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, pull-up bar, gymnastics rings, and a GHD, along with accessories. 

What do you get someone who goes to the gym?

People who work out appreciate fitness-oriented gifts. It can be something functional, like a pair of training socks, or something fun, like a set of bumper plate-themed drink coasters. Supplements and apparel are also good options.

RELATED: Best Gifts for Weightlifters

Are CrossFitters really the fittest? 

CrossFitters are very versatile, let’s put it that way. Elite CrossFitters are definitely some of the most fit people on the planet, regardless of your definition of “fit.” But in general, a CrossFit athlete, even a very good one, won’t perform better than a specialist in that specialist’s sport. For instance, an experienced CrossFitter could perform a triathlon and finish with pretty good time—but they’re not going to beat triathletes who have spent years training for that specific event. It’s all about what “fit” means to you.

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