87 Family Fitness Gifts Everyone Will Love

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Encourage your loved ones to get active with these family fitness gifts. Ideas for all fitness levels and ages to stay fit and healthy.

Help your loved ones get excited about their health and fitness. Get them a gift that sparks their motivation and helps them stay on track with their exercise.

Whether you are shopping for kids or adults, beginners or gym-rats, I’ll help you find a gift for all of your loved ones.

As you read through, you may find that some gifts overlap in category. Some things can be great ideas regardless of who you are buying for. I just tried to categorize them based on the most common needs, wants, and preferences that I have noticed as a trainer, so don’t be afraid to step outside the box!

What is a good gift for people who want to get into shape?

Someone that is more of a novice in the gym or just getting into fitness will enjoy a gift that gives them guidance, inspriation, or assistance to making this lifestyle change. Try to remember what it was like to be in their shoes, what were tools you realized you needed or wanted as a beginner?

Shop for items that are useful and supportive to the changes they are looking to make. Some ideas are…

  • Workout log journal
  • Food tracking journal
  • Fitness app subscription
  • Healthy cookbook
  • Home workout equipment (resistance bands, dumbbells, yoga mat, sliders, aerobic step, stability ball, etc.)
  • Time marker water bottle
  • Supplement shaker bottle
  • Music speaker
  • Motivational daily calendar
  • Gift card to sporting goods store
  • Gift card to a meal plan service
  • Package of fitness classes
  • Gym bag
  • Workout gloves

Any of these ideas will provide structure, accountability, knowledge, or practicality to a beginner’s fitness regimen. Plus, the meaning behind the gift will show them that support their goals to a healthier lifestyle.

What are some gifts for kids to encourage physical activity?

Shop for items that may appear as a toy or like their own fitness equipment so they can be like mom and dad.

When getting a fitness gift for kids, keep in mind safety, ability, and age. Getting kids physically active usually requires a little enticement.

Some ideas for fitness gifts for kids are…

  • Jump rope
  • Hula hoop
  • Ankle skip ball
  • Sport balls
  • T-ball set
  • Badminton set
  • Agility ladder
  • Light dumbbells (1-5 lb, weight depending)
  • Swim lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Bike
  • Roller skates/blades
  • Scooter
  • Bounce house
  • Pool pass
  • Basketball hoop
  • Soccer goal

Younger kids will enjoy toy-like items, whereas the older kids will gravitate towards sports themed gifts. Regardless of age, keep in mind their interests and skills when shopping.

A variety of these gifts can also be used as a bonding opportunity for some Fun Family Workouts that everyone can join in on!

Fitness gifts for him

When shopping for fitness gifts for men, opt for accessories and tools that men gravitate to in the fitness world. Look for items that enhance their abilities, strengthen their weaknesses, and are practical to their workouts. Some ideas are…

  • Weight lifting belt
  • Knee/elbow sleeves
  • Fat grips
  • Doorframe pull-up bar
  • Barbell clips
  • Lifting straps
  • Punching bag
  • Stretching/Mobility gear
  • Sweatshirts and pants
  • Sweat bands
  • Moisture-wicking activewear
  • Earbuds or Headphones
  • Supplement store giftcard

Generally, men gravitate to more aggressive style workouts and lifting weights, inspiring most of these ideas. And due to their generally greater muscle mass, a lot of men struggle with stretching and improving flexibility. Making mobility gear another great option.

Unlike women, men are more funcitonal versus fashionable, so consider the practicality of any clothing you may consider. I recommend sweats and “dry-fit” style because men sweat much more than women and desire comfortable clothes.

And although most people like to workout to music, earbuds are a great fitness gift for men. I find, men tend to be more introverted and like to keep to themselves, as well as desire “pump up” music to workout to. Making earbuds/headphones the perfect “two birds with one stone” gift.

Fitness gifts for women

Although anyone can enjoy any form of fitness, women tend to prefer exercise in the form of group classes, yoga, pilates, barre, and running. Providing inspiration for most of these ideas…

  • Sports Bras
  • Lifting gloves
  • Fitness class package
  • Compression belly band
  • Leggings
  • Silicone wedding band
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Mini-loop resistance bands
  • Headbands
  • Sweat towel
  • Pilates equipment kit
  • Portable or Mounted Ballet barre
  • Yoga mat
  • Running belt
  • Barbell pad
  • Core exercise program

If you are shopping for more wearable gifts, the physical changes of motherhood creates a high demand in quality supportive athletic wear.

What to gift someone who loves to workout?

When shopping for someone who loves to exercise, opt for workout recovery tools, advanced equipment, and items that help them sneak fitness into their day-to-day lifestyle. Some ideas that will get a lot of use are…

  • Recovery (compression) boots
  • Massage gun
  • Wearble fitness tracker
  • Workout Journal
  • Gym membership
  • Foam Roller
  • Walking Pad
  • Under Desk Exercise Bike
  • Foot Massager
  • Workout Shoes
  • Balance trainers
  • Suspension training straps (TRX)
  • Elastic therapeutic tape (KT Tape)
  • Heating pad
  • Epsom bath salt
  • Muscle balm
  • Massage gift card

Anyone that exercises frequently will greatly appreciate a gift that aides in their recovery due to frequency of training and probable muslce soreness. And any tools that they use often, will see a lot of wear and tear and will need replaced frequently.

If your loved one is a busy body, they may enjoy some home equipment or portable equipment that allows them to stay active at their work desk.

Unique family fitness gifts

Some other fun ideas that everyone can enjoy together is…

  • Tandem bikes
  • Child bike trailer
  • Fitness dice
  • Trampoline
  • Pool
  • Sprinkler
  • Bluetooth speaker for dance parties
  • Snow sleds
  • Child carrier backpack for hiking
  • Adjustable dumbbells

Through each of these lists you will find a variety in category, use, and cost. Many of these are pretty cheap family fitness gifts so you can afford to get everyone something they love. Remember, at the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts. And taking the time to shop for their health will show you care!

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About the Author

Coach Zoe

Fitness trainer and mom of 3! I love working out, hanging out with my family, and motivating others.

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  1. So many great ideas! I’ll be coming back to this when birthdays roll around 🙂

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