Most people have at least one fitness nut among their family or close friends, I happen to have four and they are easy to buy for, particularly when you’re looking for that gift they might not buy for themselves.
There are, however, guidelines when buying for these people, who are frequently willing to venture to the gym or out on a run in most weather, no matter how chilly, and these are as follows:
Make sure that whatever you give comes with the caveat that they can exchange your gift if they don’t love what you’ve chosen – this year I’m giving vouchers for Nike and Pro Feet which have been requested by my fitness addict sons because choose for them?? Those days are long gone.
If you want to get it as close to right as possible know which brands they like, fitness addicts usually have brands they’ll go for time and time again, such as Nike or Adidas, and if you gift anything else, back it will go.
I’ve found that cold weather jackets and fleeces of the expensive kind usually go down very well, as do specialist sports headphones. Listen out for hints, you can usually hear them as it gets close to Christmas.
I know this year I’ve got it right because I’ve let them choose for themselves and I’m never offended if a gift I have chosen needs to be changed. The worst thing you can do is see the fake look of joy and know that your precious gift is going to be stuffed in a draw or given on. Perish the thought.