Looking to splurge in the name of fitness gift-giving (after keeping these tips in mind, of course)? Wanna make your loved ones feel like they’re living in Lifestyles of the Rich and Fit — er, we mean Famous? Then, you’re going to want to check out our luxury fit gift guide. And, hey, you just might find some goodies for you. (You sooo deserve it, darling!)
The Most High-Tech Water Bottle Ever
Talk about taking hydration to the next futuristic level. The Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle ($59.99) with Smart Lid allows you to fully customize and digitally monitor you hydration throughout the day, week and month. And, if you have a Fitbit, it even integrates with your Fitbit app so that you can see your hydration progress and meet your goals without having to manually enter the information. The bottle will even help you set a personalized hydration goal that is based on age, gender, height, weight and activity level. Dude.
The Smartest Jump Rope Around
We all know that jumping rope is hella good exercise, so why would someone need a Smart Rope ($89.99)? It’s not because it looks snazzy (although it totally does) or because it comes in five different sizes (even though, yep, it does that, too). It’s because this nifty, super portable jump rope not only pairs with your phone (via the Smart Gym app) but actually displays fitness stats mid-air while in use through embedded LED lights. Users can see their jump count and calories burned without ever having to take a break.
Ridiculously Chic Jewelry for Your Fitbit
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could turn your Fitbit into, like, a fashionable piece of jewelry? Oh, but you can. And we think it makes for a truly fabulous gift. These Bezels & Bytes pieces simply go over your Fitbit Flex or Fitbit Charge and — boom! — your fitness tracker is now totally fashionable and chic. Prices range from $30 to $98.
Wicked Cozy (and Supportive!) Slippers
Even the biggest badasses around get (literal) cold feet now and again, but for those who are really focused on foot health (like, say, runners), walking around the house in slippers with no support is a big no-no. That’s why we’re positively in love with the Vionic Vanah Boot Slipper ($89.95). They’re cozy, warm, super cute, and, most importantly, offer solid arch support with the same Orthaheel Technology you’ll find in Vionic’s regular shoes.
Chic and Useful Cycling Gear
Cycling is not exactly the most inexpensive sport in the world, and if you’re shopping for someone who loves getting out on her bike, whatever the weather, we can guarantee she’ll appreciate a few cold weather cycling goodies. If she needs layers she can easily peel off as she rides, get thee to Lexi Miller for their Patchy Arm Warmer ($55) and Patchy Knee Warmer ($75), and the Pearl Izumi Women’s ELITE Barrier Vest ($80) is perfect for cool days. Pearl Izumi also has some fab offerings for legit cold weather cycling, like the Women’s AmFIB Cycling Tight ($145), which combines the best chamois they offer with fabric designed to protect her from wind and water while still allowing full range of motion and ideal moisture transfer. Plus, they feature a number of reflective details for added safety. Score!
A Healthier Way to Work
Got someone on your list who’s taking steps to create a healthier office environment? The latest offering from Varidesk, the Soho ($175), could be just the right gift. Available in black or white, this minimalist standing desk is great for small spaces and laptops. Plus, it’s portable and simple to adjust, popping up and down in seconds for a true sit/stand desk.
A Storage-Friendly Home Gym
It’s really no secret that we’re huge fans of the TRX Suspension Training System (on sale for $154.95 at the time of writing!) — we wouldn’t be affiliate partners with them if we weren’t! And there are loads of reasons why we think it would make a great gift. It takes up very little space when stored, can be used in nearly any home (or outdoors!), and you can do everything from strength work to tabata workouts to yoga with it. What’s not to love?
A Super Cool Performance Monitor
Want to gift not just a fitness tracker, but a total-body health performance tracker? This would be it. This lightweight, fits-in-the-palm-of-your-hand monitor ($249) from Bodimetrics and Kathy Smith (love her) can capture vital health metrics in the palm of the hand in 20 seconds (think ECG, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, blood oxygenation and temperature), has pedometer and medication reminder functions, and can be used by up to four people (it ties into an app on your phone), so it’s great for a family. Our fave part of it though is that it has an audio “Relax Me” Trainer that uses heart rate variability to help manage relaxation levels through active monitoring and breathing exercises. It’s pretty much the zen wave of the future.
A Key to Recovery
Is there any gift better than the gift of helping someone feel better? If you’re on the hunt for the perfect present for a special somebody who’s always pushing their body to the limit and keen to incorporate more self-care and recovery work at home, the newest product from HYPERICE is worth checking out. The HYPERSPHERE ($149) is a vibrating ball (yes, we laughed too) that’s convenient and effective for myofascial release. It’s used a bit like a foam roller or lacrosse ball would be used on just about any part of the body (feet, hips, back, etc.), but the high intensity vibration takes things up a very major notch.
Crazy Awesome Experiences, Not Things
If you really want to go all out, you can give the gift of experience, in the form of a crazy awesome trip. A few amazing sounding packages? Mountain Lodges of Peru’s Lares Adventure that’s full of hiking, horseback-riding, biking, full cultural immersion into remote Andean communities and more (rates starting at $2,250). Or John Hall’s Alaska Iditarod and Aurora Adventure where guests can head deep inland from Anchorage to experience the culture and festivity of the “Last Great Race on Earth,” the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ($3,849 based on double occupancy). Or how about Nomadic Expeditions’ Winter Festivals of Mongolia where you can explore the country’s dramatic and remote snow-covered landscapes and attend traditional seasonal festivals (from $4,895 per person, based on double occupancy)? Talk about a gift they’ll NEVER forget. (And, hey, you should probably go with them, right?)