Fun Gifts for Fitness Lovers Under $50
They say you should give gifts that you would like to receive yourself. So rather than give you a list of bland fitness equipment, I’ve compiled a list of fun, cute, thoughtful gifts that any fitness lover would go crazy over.
Because there’s some pretty cool stuff out there! And it’s not just Apple watches and treadmills.
With some recent life changes, I’ve been on a tighter budget than normal. While I normally try to stay pretty practical with my gift spending, I’m forced to be even more vigilant this year.
That’s why everything on this list is UNDER $50. Because the art of giving a good gift isn’t how expensive and extravagant it is; it’s about how helpful and thoughtful it is!
I know I’d like to receive every item on this list (and I do have some of these things!), so I hope you find it helpful as you shop for the fitness lover in your life!
Post last updated 4/19/21
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25 Gifts Under $50 That Fitness Lovers Will Go Crazy For
1 | Sips by Tea Subscription
Tea is a great gift for anyone into fitness. It’s warm and comforting, hydrating, and healthy! (As long as they don’t add to much cream/sugar, of course haha).
I’ve received Sips by myself and was so impressed I actually gifted it to someone else – who signed up for a continuous subscription after my 3 month gift ran out! Each month they send you 4 different teas with 4 servings each, and they were always delicious. I highly HIGHLY recommend this gift!
2 | Crystal Water Bottle
This gem-adorned water bottle is feminine and ultra-chic. I can think of about 10 people I know right off the bat who would love to receive this. Target your heart chakra with the rose quartz featured below or go for the amethyst’s calming vibes.
3 | Cushioned Workout Mat
There have been so many times I went to do a bodyweight workout and wished I had a thicker workout mat. These are especially great for stretching, light yoga sessions, and core workouts.
4 | Gym Phone Stand
This phone stand such a great gift for anyone who exercises. If you’re working out in the gym, the last thing you want is to put your phone on the floor. And if you’re working out at home, it’s so helpful to have your phone propped up so you can follow along with workouts/videos. There’s a reason this is an Amazon bestseller.
5 | Run for It All Earwarmer
I swear by my earwarmers during winter workouts. When it’s bitterly cold outside, you need reliable fabric that will keep you warm no matter what. I love this one from lululemon!
6 | Kiehl’s Ultra Hydrators Set
When you work out a lot, your skin takes a bit of a beating. Especially in the piercing winter cold. Well within our $50 budget, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t like this Ultra Hydrators set of 4 facial products.
7 | Self-Watering Kitchen Herb Pot
Know someone who loves to cook healthy, but can’t grow veggies to save her life? Cue the self-watering herb pot!
I think this product is pure GENIUS. Herbs are so pricey to buy week after week at the grocery store. And who remembers to water herbs anyway? Here’s the sleek solution!
8 | Jump Rope
I’m new to the world of jump roping for cardio, but WOW am I glad I bought one. Even for a cardio junkie like me, I’m wiped within minutes (okay, maybe seconds if I’m being honest). Adding a jump rope to any fitness routine will create a challenge and get results.
9 | Silicone Workout Wedding Bands
I think this is a particularly unique and thoughtful gift. Especially adorable if received from a significant other, these silicone wedding bands ensure that the real wedding ring doesn’t get scratched or dirty during a workout session. Plus, if she typically goes ringless in the gym, now she doesn’t have to. (Goodbye flirtatious men – she’s taken!)
10 | The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises
This book by Adam Campbell is phenomenal. Even as a certified personal trainer, I’ve learned so much from it. The book has exercises targeting each body part, fat-burning exercises, workout plans, and answers to pretty much every question you can think of about resistance training. I highly, highly recommend it!
11 | Bosu Balance Pods
A bosu ball? Eaaasily over $100.
Bosu balance pods? Way less than $50!
Destabilizing a surface is one of the best ways to take any workout up a level. Standing on these makes squats that much more challenging, but also forces your muscle to work harder and get stronger. Anyone into fitness will love these.
12 | Lululemon Crush the Flush Face Care
As president of the “exercise tomato face” club, I can hands down say this Crush the Flush combo is a perfect fitness gift for her. Containing both a face cleanser and moisturizer, Lululemon writes that “both formulas leave flushed faces feeling cool and calm.”
13 | Body Love by Kelly Leveque
Kelly Leveque is an incredible Registered Dietitian who knows her stuff and has even worked with celebrities. Her book Body Love comes during this wonderful time of body acceptance and healthy living and would be the perfect gift for anyone interested in health and nutrition.
14 | Nike Leggings
Hear Nike and instantly think $100 leggings? Not these! The Nike One leggings are coming in at <$50 right now – since they’re currently on sale! I love that they also have inclusive sizing, from XS to 3X.
And there’s no denying it: with a brand like Nike, you know it’s going to be excellent quality.
15 | 90 Degree by Reflex Jacket
Buying workout clothes for other people is so incredibly hard. That’s why I was so stoked to find this best-selling and extremely flattering jacket on Amazon. It has wonderful reviews and lots of color options, making it a great choice if you’re feeling stumped on a fitness gift.
16 | Nike Joggers
I bought my Nike joggers at the beginning of 2019 and instantly fell in love with them. They’re comfy, sporty, and trendy, and I practically live in them now. These will be a hit no matter who you buy them for.
17 | Post-Workout Wipes
These post-workout wipes will make the perfect stocking-stuffer gifts for fitness lovers. Unlike many brands, these contain no harsh chemicals and will leave the user feeling completely fresh.
18 | Cute Workout Tank
I’m ALL about workout tanks with an inspiring message. This one isn’t too “cutesy,” making it perfect for pretty much any personality.
19 | Smart Squeeze Stress Relief Ball
Having a stress ball can help with so much more than just stress. Building up grip strength helps with both resistance training and improving wrist pain.
Meet the next generation of stress balls. This silicone squeezable tool is linked to an app that tracks it’s use – and your growing strength – for you. It even has games!
20 | Motivating Wrist Wrap
My favorite thing about these bracelets – besides how cute they are – is that they’re customizable. I such a fan of little positive affirmations and messages. Some options are, “I am fearless,” “Just keep running,” and one of my personal favorite quotes, “She believed she could so she did.”
21 | Stability Ball
A stability ball is a great staple piece of equipment for workout beginners and pros alike. While my gym has one, it’s on my list to buy for home as well.
22 | Batiste Dry Shampoo
Another great stocking stuffer, no fitness lover would say no to a little dry shampoo. Batiste is known for being effective, even against the unruliest of day 3 hair. Now I’ve tried it myself, I 1000% agree. Your friend/mom/daughter/sister will thank you!
Note: They have color-tinged dry shampoos to decrease the appearance of white residue! I have reddish-brown hair and use their brunette one.
23 | Lavender & Chamomile Sleep Sachet Set
Any fitness girl knows how important sleep is for recovery. I’m obsessed with these little sleep sachets, filled with lavender to reduce anxiety and chamomile for a better night’s sleep. Made by a mother-daughter business duo, they’re designed to be placed on your pillow as you drift off to sleep.
24 | Flavored Water Gift Set
No sugar, no preservatives. Just good ole’ dried fruits and herbs.
This flavored water gift set is perfect for the health-conscious. You get your money’s worth too – do you see how pigmented that water is? The reusable glass drinking bottle and straw are included as well!
25 | Aerobic Stepper with Risers
This aerobic stepper is a best seller on Amazon and for good reason. You can do so much with a step up, especially when it’s adjustable. I have this exact stepper and love it.
I hope you found this list of fitness gifts for her under $50 helpful! If you did, I’d really appreciate a share on Pinterest!
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!