The best fitness gifts for men and women: gifts for gym lovers – Cosmopolitan UK

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Whether you’re shopping for a gym-loving pal, or a partner with a passion for running, these are our top picks…
Tis soon to be the season of gift giving and receiving, meaning now is the perfect time to start planning what gift to buy the fitness lover in your life. Whether you’ve got a best friend who is a sports fiend, or a partner who loves to hit the gym while wearing the latest activewear, or even if you just want to treat yourself to a health-focussed gift (we don’t blame you), these are our top picks for the upcoming festive period.
From big brands making sustainable moves to personal training designed to embrace every body, we’ve made sure to select the gifts that will suit the more active friends and family on your gift list.
If you’re looking for something that leans more towards the mental side of health, then we’ve got the perfect list for you here, too. After a hectic festive season, we could all do with a little rest and relaxation, right?

From female-founded brand Yogi Bare comes this cool-as-you-like tie dye yoga block (an often forgotten item in any yogi’s kit). 
No matter who you’re gifting to, this unisex hoodie is a perfect pick. Designed in collaboration with tennis brand Prince, this court green colour just happens to feel pretty festive, too.  
If someone on your gift list loves to cook, you can’t go wrong with Dr Rupy Aujla’s offering. The Doctor‘s Kitchen recipes are tasty, health-focussed and expert approved. Why not request an invite to dinner in their Christmas card?
These stylish boxing gloves not only looks slick but do the job of protecting hands brilliantly. To boost this gift for your loved one, why not purchase a few classes at boxing gym KOBOX too?
Not only will this blender whizz up smoothies and nutritionally dense soups in a jiffy, but it’ll look stylish and sleek on any kitchen counter while doing so.
These trainers have all the flexibility and stability needed to maximise any workout, from agility drills to weightlifting. Fitness addicts will love them for their smart materials and durable tread, as well as this beetroot hue and ’90s tongue. 

With seven in-person London studios and a tonne of (genuinely) fun online classes too, there’s something for everyone at FRAME. 
The boutique fitness brand has everything from music video inspired dance sessions, to Reformer Pilates, to barre classes. Monthly memberships come in tiers and start at £45, for an online-only offering, all the way up to £180 for the all-inclusive, unlimited pass.
These fierce leggings are made with moisture-wicking technology, have a four-way stretch and compression fit, making them the perfect addition to any workout wardrobe. If you’re on the hunt for plus-size gym leggings, we have a guide for that, too.
From leading protein bar brand Grenade comes an advent calendar that’s perfect for gym lovers and those looking to up their protein intake, whilst still feeling like they’ve had a treat in the run-up to Christmas. 
We love the Birthday Cake flavour bars the best (they’re just like a white chocolate chew), but if that’s not your go-to then luckily this festive countdown contains thirteen flavours in total.
This Fitbit bundle comes with both porcelain and pink straps, and is a great gift for anyone wanting to monitor their physical, mental and heart health, as well as your menstrual cycle and sleep routine. It’s even water-resistant up to 50m, which will please keen swimmers.
Know someone looking to kick their workouts up a gear? These Bala bangles can be worn on wrists or ankles to add resistance to any routine, whether you’re hammering a HIIT workout or just doing some hoovering. Choose from six colours, including a rainbow Pride design. 
For the person who needs to finally upgrade from that ratty tote (hey, no judgement here). This roomy gym bag has shoulder straps and a zip fastening to keep your kit safe. Try filling it with toiletries, sports socks and protein bars for an extra-special present.
Girlfriend Collective make activewear that both looks amazing and keeps the planet in mind. This sports bra is made from 10 recycled water bottles using considered processes that reduce waste. With a stretchy fabric and supportive band, this bra is available in sizes up to XXXL.

Any athlete will tell you that cooling down and recovery make up key parts of their fitness routine, so this massage gun is sure to be well received. Portable, powerful and quieter than its predecessors, this will come in handy for runners, gymnasts and weightlifters alike.
This budget-friendly fitness tracker comes in black or purple, tracking steps, distance and daily activity. Lightweight enough to wear all day long, this tracker can also track their heart rate and blood pressure. Here are five more of the best budget fitness trackers.

A perfect stocking filler that cuts down on single-use plastic, a water bottle is always a welcome gift. This Puma design is sleek enough to impress at any gym. 
As the days get darker and the nights draw in, it’s important to build up a reflective wardrobe. This running jacket is as stylish as they come, and will keep runners warm while they pound the pavements.
This gift box is packed with everything your receiver needs to live an active life, including energy bars, protein bites and a zingy raspberry and watermelon energy drink. 
The box also comes with heat patches and recovery bath salts to soothe aching muscles. Bliss.
Boosting arm, leg and full-body workout sessions, a resistance band is a great pick for fitness-loving friends. Choose from light, medium or high resistance and a range of colours to suit their workout wardrobe.
Know someone who’s looking for a little guidance when it comes to their fitness routine? A virtual personal training programme could be the motivation they need. From £30 a month, StrongHer offer programmed workout sessions, nutrition tracking, a monthly one-on-one check in and a private support group, whether they’re looking to begin their journey, build muscle or get stronger.
With calming sleep stories, exercises for when you’re feeling anxious and exercises to wake you up in the morning, Headspace is a great gift for someone who needs a little help winding down. Pick up a six month subscription at Boots.

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