Fitness stocking stuffers

Hi, fellow shopping elves 🙂 I can’t believe that with the exception of a few last-minute things (and wrapping, which is always a party), we are DOOOOOONE. I’m excited to just enjoy Christmas Eve day, since I won’t be fighting people at the mall. Rejoice. I thought I’d put together a list of stocking stuffers for those who are shopping for fitness-loving family members and friends this holiday season. I included a range of price points, too. If you’re still looking for gift ideas, don’t forget to check out my 2012 gift guide and guide for new mamas and babies! Also, Julie did an awesome gift guide of gifts that give back. 

Have you tackled your shopping list? 

As much as I love shopping for others this time of year, I’m so thankful for the gift of spending time with loved ones, especially since we’ve been blessed with another year in Tucson. It’s going to be a good one <3

Here are some fun stocking stuffer ideas:


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Twist bands! $16 for 6. I picked up a few for Christmas gifts… and had to keep one for myself, I liked them so much. Not only are they perfect ponytail holders, they look cute on your wrist and come in fun colors (and sparkles). Love! 


Bars and fuel. My current loves are Clif gels for running, and these Barre bars for everyday. I just ordered another box since they don’t last long around here.

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Gymboss interval timer ($20). These are extremely helpful for a wide range of fitness modalities, including CrossFit, sprints and timed workouts. I love the fact that the timer is compact with different sound settings and easy to clip onto your shirt.

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Mini body care products for a gym bag. Think little shampoos, conditioners, body wash, lotion- all awesome for pre-work or lunchtime gym sessions. I especially love the H20 + products (especially their body butter) and this travel Ojon dry shampoo.


Socks (the ones above can be found at Victoria’s Secret). Our laundry room is the abyss of lost socks, so I’m always so grateful to receive them as gifts, as I often forget to pick some up myself. I love all brands and funky patterns. 


Water bottle ($10-30). This an extremely useful gift for anyone, especially a fellow fitness lover. The purple Camelbak above is my current favorite, and I appreciate how easy it is to clean. Liv learned how to drink out of it, too, which was pretty awesome 😉

H2O Audio Flex All Sport Earbuds

Earbuds. There are tons of brands and options at multiple price points (the ones pictured above are $30).

Zumba trot

Group fitness events! If you want to get together without spending $, plan a group event with some friends. Take a yoga class, host a Zumbathon, pole fitness, run your own 5k, or get together and volunteer at a cause you support.

Whatever you’re up to this holiday season, I’m sending lots of love and light to you <3

Have a happy Monday!



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  1. Jackie on December 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I love those twistbands! I have a few- got hooked on them thanks to Birchbox and they come in all sorts of fun patterns/colors/etc.

    I have not started my Christmas shopping :/ Oops. haha. Tomorrow is my planned shopping day. Thankfully don’t have many people to buy for!

  2. Lindsay @FitandAwesome on December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Those Barre Bars look interesting. Are they gluten-free? I will also have to check out the Victoria Secret socks. I recently declared sock bankruptcy (gave away all socks without a pair ie 90% of them) so I need to refill. Thanks for sharing!

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

      they have oats in them, but aren’t certified GF. no wheat or soy
      i need a sock refill over here too 🙂

  3. Vesna Fit Missy on December 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Great post with lots of nice ideas!

    I’d like that water bottle, looks handy.

  4. Alissa on December 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Great idea’s! I have been looking for an interval timer, I love all the different colors that it comes in. Thank you for the post!

    Love all your post, looking for to coming to Tucson for the holidays with my inlaws and get ideas of what to do thanks to your post.

  5. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on December 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love these ideas! I finished my shopping already, but these are pretty cool stocking stuffers and ones that would really enhance the life of the recipient. I love it!

  6. Alice H on December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Gina. Do you have any recommendations for Christmas books for little ones? You talk about reading to Olivia a good bit on your blog and I was hoping you might be able to tell me a few of her favorite titles. Books make the best gifts and I have a couple of friends’ kids I’d like to buy for.

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      she loves all of the eric carle board books, when she was a few months old the animal books that are fuzzy for each animal (like the farm animals book), olivia board books, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, where is baby’s belly button?

      • Alice H on December 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

        Thanks so much!

  7. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on December 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I’m so pumped that I finished my xmas shopping!

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      whoo hoo!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I didn’t even know Barre made bars! Learn something new every day.

    Love this list – from the socks to the twist bands. I could use thieving on here!

  9. Grace @ Practicing Grace on December 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I’ve been hooked on those twist bands for years. They became popular in Charlottesville where I went to school. And I’ve sampled those bars at WF–yummo

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      i just recently started using them… obsessed 🙂

  10. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Those kinds of pony tales (Not the brand but that style) are the only kind I use anymore. They cause so much less hair breakage and knots than regular elastic. Great list, thanks!

  11. Rachel Boller - Busy Mama on December 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I love that Camelbak waterbottle. My son learned to drink out of it also which is yay and eesh – I find interesting chunks of bunny crackers and cheese bits in my water after he’s had his way with it.

    Great idea for hosting your own fitness event!

  12. lucie on December 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Love that list thank you so much for sharing!! The twistbands are supercute. I use the Gymboss Timer a lot, it’s great!! I wish we could get those bars around here.

  13. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on December 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I’m already done my Christmas shopping, but I wish I had the list before I had finished. These are great suggestions!

  14. Sally on December 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I LOVE h2O+ products. We stayed at One Ocean in Jacksonville and they had miniatures of their bath products in the (truly epic) shower. I went downstairs and bought them from the spa right away! They smell heavenly. A little pricey but worth it if that’s something you’re willing to spend a little extra on 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      that’s where i first discovered that brand too! love love love 🙂

  15. Steph @ Steph Stays Slim on December 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Great tips for last minute gift buying! I actually just bought my sister a new “fancy” water bottle. Healthy lunch sets – like lunch bags or salad kits are great gifts too! I have a great healthy eating giveaway running today, come check out!

  16. Brooke @ Running In Heels on December 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Somebody please send this list to my boyfriend 🙂

  17. CAROL on December 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    So glad you like Barre bars…a friend of mine from college created them!

    • Fitnessista on December 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

      no way! yes, they’re amazing!

  18. Julie on December 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I love those twisty bands!

  19. [New Balance] Nicole on December 18, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I love using the twist bands. They really do work!

  20. Erin on December 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Love this post!

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