When someone falls hard in love with working out, it can make buying presents for them very easy. Obsessive runners get running gifts, the same for cyclists, and so on.
However if their love for fitness continues, they quickly amass everything they really need. That can make buying them gifts tricky, so you’ll need to think outside the box. To help you out, here are a few prezzie ideas sure to result in surprise – and a pleasant one at that – on Christmas Day.
One of the hardest parts of a run or cycle commute is working out a way to get your shirts to work uncreased. This problem is solved in style by the IAMRUNBOX backpack, which can carry your work outfit to the office crease-free no matter what activity you undertake on the way there. £35, buy on iamrunbox.com (opens in new tab)
Sense Sleep Tracker
What do you get the guy who has everything? A good night’s sleep, that’s what. £149, buy on hello.is (opens in new tab)
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Camden Town Beer 16
Even the healthiest people need to treat themselves sometimes, and there are few better alcoholic treats than this special beer, aged in cognac, tequila and bourbon barrels for the past 12 months. And it comes in a big enough bottle to share, so you might get some yourself. £9.99, buy on beerhawk.com (opens in new tab)
Zepp Football Tracker
The perfect gift for the laziest member of your football team, as they will no longer be able to hide their lack of effort. The Zepp brings Premier League stats to your Sunday League match, including distance covered, kick speed, total kicks and sprints. £99, buy on international.zepp.com (opens in new tab)
Grub Get Cooking Pack
If your fitness friend is always going on about their culinary adventures in healthy cooking, what better present could you get than a selection of different protein-packed insects and the cookbook to match? £45.99, buy on eatgrub.co.uk (opens in new tab)
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Mission Enduracool TechKnit Cooling Towel
At first they’ll scoff. “A towel!?” they’ll say, “that’s all I mean to you?” And that’s when you’ll hit them with the full explanation. This is not just a towel, it’s towel that, when wet, becomes ice cold. There is no better way to chill out after intense exercise. £17.50, buy on missionathleteca (opens in new tab)
Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.
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