2017 Holiday Gift Guide for your fitness-loving friend

Hey hey! How are you? Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all of my American friends out there. I hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday and getting ready to celebrate and be merry tomorrow. 🙂 We’re here in Tucson and already having an amazing time with the fam. It feels so, so good to be home.

For today, I’m excited to share the first of this year’s holiday gift guides! I had so much fun putting these together this year, especially since I love getting new gift ideas whenever I can. It’s so easy to get stuck on a gift, so it’s the perfect opportunity to share some ideas with each other. This is one of my favorite ones to put together because it’s all fitness-related gifts (YAY!) and could easily double as a personal wish list. If your family or friends are asking you what you’d like this holiday season, you can just send them a little link along to this post. 

Gift guide for your fitness-loving friend:

Fitnessistas 2017 Gift Guide

Fitness gift ideas for 2017! Perfect for your favorite workout buddy or to share as a personal wish list. fitnessista.com

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Here are some ideas narrowed down by favorite classes and training styles:

Fitnessista Fitness-Loving Friend

For the bootcamp and cross-training queen 

Resting gym face tank

Classic Nikes (I wear these all the time and they’re on clearance right now)

Zella Live-In leggings

Lorna Jane top

Apple Watch or Fitbit Alta (I was a daily Fitbit wearer for years but switched to the Apple Watch a few months ago and LOVE it. They’re both very insightful and give a great boost of motivation to keep moving.)

A manicure certificate

Not Vodka water bottle (the pizza one is my fave!)

Running gifts

For the one with a lot of race medals

Brooks Revels

New GPS watch (the TomTom Spark 3 is amazing!)

Bluetooth headphones (I use these almost every day and they’re my very fave. The Pilot loves them, too.)

Running top or shorts

Supportive sports bra (this one is awesome and is on sale)

Medal holder. This is such a great way to commemorate races and organize medals. 

Crossfit gift ideas

For the Crossfit and Iron-pumping maven

This tank

Beats headphones

Kettlebell necklace. So cute!!

kettlebell necklace

New gym backpack

A massage gift certificate

Yogini gift ideas

For the yogini 

This cute top

A slouchy sweater to wear to and from the studio. This would look super cute with jeans and booties, too.

B Mat. These seem to be the newest trendy mat. I think I’m going to get one for the Pilot! they’re super light and sticky, so you don’t slide around while you’re sweating in class. 

Manduka mat towel

Chakra candle

Lotus flower necklace (this is the one I have!)

New yoga block and strap

Meditations from the Mat. This book is such a joy to read with daily passages and would be a lovely gift. 

DIY: this yoga mat cleaner

For the barre and Pilates fanatic

New sticky socks

Gorgeous Alo moto leggings

A strappy tank

Because our quads are always hungover

A pedicure gift certificate

So, tell me friends: what’s your current can’t-live-without fitness item? What’s on your personal wish list this year?



These items are handpicked by yours truly, and companies are not able to sponsor spots on my holiday gift guides. Affiliate links are included, which don’t affect purchase price and enable me to earn a small kickback. These help cover the costs to keep this little blog in action. Thank you so much for your support!

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  1. Bethany on November 22, 2017 at 6:43 am

    I love bluetooth headphones! I remember being so annoyed when I found out my new iPhone required them but now I love them!

  2. Stella on November 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I’m trying to decide between the Alta HR & an Apple Watch – why did you make the switch?

    • Fitnessista on November 24, 2017 at 12:41 am

      we were bidding at it on an auction and after we won, i wasn’t sure if i’d like it as much as my alta. within a day, i knew i liked it more. i feel like it’s more insightful and i really like all of the different settings for workouts.

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