Since you guys seemed to really like my stocking stuffers and gifts under $20 gift guide last week, I wanted to put together another one for you with some more fitness related gift ideas. I focused on gifts under $50 this time and will be posting one with gifts under $100 later this week. Once again, I either 1) already own the items on this list or 2) have them on my wish list, so these are all products that come personally recommended by me. No companies have paid to be a part of this guide, though I have worked with some of these companies previously in order to bring you fun giveaways of products that I know and love. So you can feel comfortable knowing these are all awesome tried and true gifts you can give with confidence to the fitness junkie in your life! Enjoy!
1. Race Entry
Every runner who also loves to participate in races knows how expensive multiple race entries can get. So support them and their love for running by paying their race entry fee for an upcoming race. They’ll be thinking about how thoughtful of a gift giver you are for the entire race and since race entries come at all different price levels, you’ll be sure to find something that fits into your budget.
Where to buy: Through the specified race website. Races at all price levels.
2. Foam Roller
This is one thing that every athlete should have but most likely doesn’t own. When I’m logging a lot of miles, my foam roller is my best friend. It helps loosen up sore muscles and relieve tension in my neck and back area. If that doesn’t convince you how necessary this is to own and use, it also helps with injury prevention to keep the runner in your life happy and healthy. I have one at home and a mini one under my desk at work just in case!
Where to buy: Road Runner Sports, $12.99-$44.99
3. Yoga Mat Strap
If the fitness lover is also a yogi, send them to class in style with this patch work designed yoga mat strap. I’m absolutely in love with the patch work style on these straps and how they have cute little inspirational sayings sewn on to them. You’re yogi will get compliments every time they go to hit the mat with this strap along for the ride!
Where to buy: Mindfully Made Studios, $40
4. Massage Stick
A massage stick is the perfect compliment to a foam roller routine. It’s great for getting into smaller places and pinpointing specific spots that you may not be able to target with a foam roller. These guys are also great for back massages!
Where to buy: REI, $27.50-$42.50
5. Yoga Mat Towel
The yogi in your life will thank you when their downward dog doesn’t turn into a full on face plant because this awesome sweat absorbing yoga mat towel saved the day in hot yoga class. Keep them from slipping and sliding around their mat so they can focus on their form, instead of falling!
6. 1 Year Subscription to Rock My Run
Rock My Run is a music subscription service that provides running mixes designed by professional DJ’s. The mixes increase in intensity and energy as the mix goes on so it gives you an extra boost when you’re reaching fatigue and all music has been edited so they don’t include explicit lyrics. They also incorporate mainstream songs with under-the-radar songs so you always have something new and interesting to listen to!
Where to buy: Rock My Run, $35.99
7. Race Bib and Medal Display
Give your fitness loving friend a place to display their beloved race bibs and medals. These come in different sizes, colors and have different sayings on them so there is sure to be the perfect one for the runner on your list.
Where to buy: Running On The Wall, $28.99-$44.99
8. Compression Socks
After a long race, the runner in your life will thank you when they can kick back and recover with these super cute compression socks. They come in all different designs, colors and lengths so there is something everyone will love. Compression socks are known to promote healthy circulation, speed up recovery time and reduce swelling and inflammation.
9. “Mile Markers” by Kristin Armstrong
I just finished this book yesterday and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in running. It’s not a technical book at all, so if your looking to give a book with tips and tricks on how to become a better runner, this may not be the right book. It is however, an inspiring book that really makes you think about lessons you can take from running into real life. It’s written in a really easy to read blog like format that will make you think of simple lessons learned while running in a way you never thought about before.
Questions of the Day:
What fitness items do you have on your Christmas wish list?
Do you have a favorite running book? What is it?
What are you reading now?
Companies cannot buy their way into this post, so this was truly put together by me to feature products that I love and would recommend for gifts this holiday season.