Most people have at least one fitness addict in their family, or a friend who loves to talk about his or her last run, workout or yoga marathon. This may drive you nuts - or you may be one of them- and they are some of the easiest people to buy gifts for, provided you think a little bit outside the box.
The first thing you have to do do is have some idea of what they already have in terms of fitness kit. If they’re wedded to their Fitness Charge 2 activity tracker don’t go buying them a different one, they’ll already be going to great lengths to record every step and calorie and won’t want to change trackers or systems. Unless it’s to something really special, of course.
Likewise with headphones. If your son/daughter/best friend is regularly out running with his or her Beats headphones you’ll be wasting your cash buy getting them something possibly not as good, even if brand new.
So as I said, get some idea of what they already own. You can’t go wrong with a new gym bag, lightweight down vest, new season’s running jacket, Contigo’s brilliant Autoseal water bottle or coffee mug – I take both to the gym, one for while working out and one for relaxing with afterwards – or a really clever mobile phone armband.
Most fitness addicts – the type who works out regularly whatever the weather – treasure their fitness gear as much as anything else, and many, if they’re forking out for a gym membership don’t have a lot to spare for sparkling new things. So the latest fitness fashion and accessories will be welcomed with open arms.
Be sure that they can exchange your gift if necessary. Fitness addicts become very attached to some of their kit – I’m not a hoarder so never really ‘get’ this attachment, Other than my Fitbit One which never leaves my side….literally. So over to you and the fitness addicts in your life.