18 Gift Ideas for Your Fitness Friends

Friends don't give friends crappy fitness gifts. Here are some ideas for the fit person in your life from the kitchen to the gym, bro.

The holidays can be a time filled with friends, family, relaxation and gift exchanges. You want to give something that will help send the right message. Here are some ideas for the fit person in your life. You might find something for yourself.

Cooking Gift Ideas

The Instant Pot

Basically a crock pot on steroids. This is one of the greatest adult purchases I've ever made. A real time saver.

Get it here.

Digital Food Scale

This can come in handy when you need to figure out how much of a food you're really eating. It can also help you make sure you're using the right amount for a recipe.

Here's one.

Glass meal prep containers

Theses are much easier to clean than popular meal prep containers and will survive many trips to the microwave.

Find them here.

Protein Powder

You can never have too much of the stuff. More of a convenience product than a supplement.

Dymatize is a solid brand, you can find it here.

A Good Cutting Board

No kitchen is complete without this. Knives can be expensive, so just opt to buy a good cutting board instead.

Get some here.

Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover

This is a solid cookbook from the creators of Precision Nutrition. I've cooked a handful of things from here and enjoyed them.

Get it here.

Food is a really important part of fitness and health. It's the second most important part of recovery.

Gym Accessory Ideas

EliteFTS Mini Bands

These are a staple at my studio. They're great for glute exercises and EliteFTS has very high quality bands.

Get some here.

The Squat Sponge

This is great padding for barbell hip thrusting. Most gym's don't carry one.

Get your own sweat free one here.

A Lacrosse Ball

One great tool to help you get knots out in your warm ups. No need for an overpriced ball, solid rubber will do.

Get one here.

A Gym Bag

Something to put all of the things in. A quality gym bag will have a few different places that you can sort things into.

This is a good bag here.

A lock

It's better to have one of these at the gym than wish you bought one...

A good combination lock.

Wireless Earbuds

These are a true game changer. Not having to worry about chords while exercising is a great invention.

I've had good luck with these.

Nike Dri Fit Socks

Socks? Yes socks. Some quality socks cannot be undervalued when you're exercising. They're pricey but, I love Nike Dri Fit socks. You can give them a look here.

Get some here.

A Foam Roller

When used well, a good foam roller can help you warm up for your workouts. No need for a fancy one with special bumps.

Find one here.

A Shaker Bottle

Good for mixing protein and easy to clean, the blender bottle is hard to beat. Trust me, you want one that's easy to clean.

Find one here.

Brain Training Ideas

Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body

For the man or woman in your life that wants to have a really nice butt. A phenomenal resource written by Bret Contreras.

Get it here.

NSCA's Essentials of Training Special Populations

Exercise for clients with special conditions and the exercise-related challenges

For me, whaat, how did that get in there? ;)

Get it here.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition

If you know a young person who potentially wants to become a trainer or if you just want to know what the latest science has to say

Get it here.

It can be hard to find good resources that you can trust. You won't be going wrong with any of these three options.