Have a gym rat in the family? Looking for gifts for men who workout for any holiday or special event throughout the year can be tough. Whether it's a birthday, Father's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. There's a ton of options out there - where do you even start? Luckily, there's always something that you can find for that person in your life who is serious about burning calories, toning up or putting on muscle.
Whether it's to supplement an at-home workout or it's something they can take with them to the gym, here's a look at some of the best fitness gift ideas for dad and any other male fitness enthusiast on your shopping list this year!
Here's a List of Our Favorite Gifts for Fitness Lovers in 2020!
1. Exercise Bands for Quick Workouts Abroad
If the fitness lover on your list is often on the go, portable exercise equipment can help him get the workout he wants no matter where he is. From simple exercise bands to resistance bows, these accessories pack neatly into just about anything. They can provide a similar workout to lifting dumbbells only they don't way a TON!
Exercise bands are also easy to assemble and disassemble, and they help provide a great workout wherever you are. Exercise bands and resistance bows bring a whole new meaning to the term "portable gym."
2. Bluetooth Workout Headphones
A good set of Bluetooth headphones can always come in handy - but they're especially practical for working out. After all, no one likes annoying wires getting in the way, right?
From a jog in the neighborhood to leg day at the gym, listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks on a set of headphones that won't easily slip off the ear can make any workout all the more enjoyable. Just be sure you select a pair with good battery life so it lasts for the entire workout.
3. A Massage Gun For Post-Workout Recovery
Just as it's important to work out the muscles when you're pumping iron, it's also crucial to nurture them and ensure proper recovery. Massage guns are able to reach deep muscle tissues, helping to reduce inflammation and tension following a workout. Additionally, they can be administered prior to a workout to effectively warm the muscles up.
4. Pedestal Footwear Athletic Grip Socks
Shameless plug here, but Pedestals also make the perfect gift for the gym rat on your list - especially if they regularly participate in high-intensity workouts. Wearing the right attire can really help them get the most out of their workout.
Athletic grip socks make for a great stocking stuffer or part of a complete gift set. A high quality pair of workout socks will give you a better end result than lifting weights in a pair of shoes ever could.
5. Sports Gear For Their Favorite Hobby
As we briefly touched on above, the gym isn't the only place where you can get a solid workout in. There's the basketball court, the football field, the track, the wrestling mat, hockey rink, soccer field and more. So whether you're looking for gifts for a football player boyfriend or the best gifts for dad, new sports equipment will likely always be put to good use.
New golf balls, a new football, indoor basketball, a quality soccer ball, tennis gear, hockey equipment - the list goes on - and sports-related gifts are always bound to please! For example, my dad loves golf, but his putting game is weak. So I picked him up a new putting mat so he can practice his put game at home!
6. Kettlebell Set For Home Workouts
If the fitness enthusiast on your list prefers to work out in a home gym rather than pay for a membership to a public one, then a kettlebell set is an ideal accessory for the weight rack. Kettlebells are great for both strength and cardio training, and their ergonomic handles make them easy to hold compared to conventional weights.
7. Wrist and Ankle Weights
Wrist and ankle weights allow runners to work out more muscles and add extra resistance. They come in various weight levels, such as 2, 5 and 10 pounds. Ankle weights can even be worn around the house or to work, easily concealed underneath long pants to make each step go further.