Personalized Fitness Gifts (No, We're Not Saying You Need to Exercise)
Got a fitness buff on your shopping list this holiday season? Something personalized for their wellness routine will let them know you put some thought into their gift—and it is the thought that counts, right? (10 Photos)
It is admittedly tricky giving a fitness-related prezzie that isn't either too generic or read by the recipient as a hint to shed some pounds. But fear not! You can skirt around this minefield with one of these highly-personalized gifts that will delight the jock in your life and let them know you're paying attention.
For the Yogi
Enhance your favourite yogi’s practice by getting them a Gaiam mat in their favourite colour paired with an inspiring image (choose from templates or upload your own images and graphics).
Gaiam Yoga Mat, $30 USD, Cafepress
For the Healthy Hydrator
Fitness buffs need to stay well hydrated or they risk hitting the wall. Now there’ll be no mixing up their water bottle with someone else’s when you give them a personalized SIGG bottle.
Personalized SIGG Water Bottle, $33-37 USD, Cafepress
For the Sneaker Lover
Whether their sport is cross fit, running or training, the new Your Reebok platform allows your fitness enthusiast to customize the colours, materials and text on a pair of CrossFit Nano 2.0, CrossFit Oly Lifter, RealFlex , ZigTech or Pump Omni. You can even get the owner’s name embroidered on the back! (Order by November 27 to receive your order by December 24).
YourReebok, $99-199, Reebok.ca
Help them improve their game with a racket they can customize. While they can choose the coloured bumper and grommets of their Vantage racket, the customization doesn’t stop there—they can also select the handle size and shape and frame stiffness, weight and balance.
Customized Vantage Racket, Approximately $220 USD, Vantage Tennis
For the Hardcore Trainer
Every endurance athlete knows you have to experiment with different sports drinks to find the one that works best for you. Treat your loved one to a sports beverage from Infinit they can tailor the recipe to according to their fitness needs—from the carb and electrolyte blend to the flavour and protein content.
$47, Infinite Nutrition.ca
For the Endurance Runner
For the Endurance Runner The right music can be a big help in motivating the long-distance runner (not to mention being a boost to maintaining the right pace). Pop an iTunes giftcard into the stocking of your running buddy along with a note about jog.fm and help them find the right music and playlists for their runs.
Jog.FM, 2.99, iTunes Store
For the Gym Addict
Gym gear calls for a functional bag they can tote to and from the fitness centre. Give your gym bunny a fashionable way to do it with a Nike gym bag you can personalize for them with their favourite colours and name or motto inside of the bag.
Nike Personalized Gym Tote, $70 USD, Nike.com
For the Fitness Fueller
Every exercise enthusiast knows the importance of fueling properly before, during and after working out. Gift your fitness fan with a box of Element Endurance Bars—they can choose everything from the ingredients to the crunchiness of the bar.
Customized Endurance Bar, $3/Bar, ElementBars.com
For the Yoga Commuter
The yoga addict in your life can get to and from class in style with a customized mat tote from Love My Yoga Bag, where you can select from a variety of fabric patterns and strap styles for one that’s uniquely them.
Custom-Designed Yoga Bag, Starts at $40 USD, LoveMyYogaBag.com