I can’t believe we are so close to Christmas. I have just moved into a flat with my boyfriend and there are still boxes everywhere. I’m going to be spending the next few weekends unpacking and turning our flat into a home, so I’ll be doing most of my Christmas shopping online this year. That means I’ve been doing a lot of browsing and have come across some beautiful Christmas fitness gifts for the ladies in your life. I’ve added both splurge and save options so that you can buy Christmas fitness gifts for her no matter what your budget. So, let’s switch on the Christmas lights, snuggle up with a festive hot chocolate and begin, shall we?
These Frends headphones are simply beautiful and will help the lady in your life make a style statement whilst blocking out the panting, heavy breathing and unnecessary grunts from everyone else in the gym so she can focus on her workout.
Splurge: Frends Taylor Rose Gold Headphones
Save: Sony MDR-ZX100W Outdoor Headphones
2. Gym Tote Bag
Gym bags are often more practical than beautiful, but this Sweaty Betty bag has it all. *Dreamy eyes*. A gym bag is a great choice for a gift because you can guarantee they will be used many times, and not just for carrying workout wear when they look this good.
Splurge: Sweaty Betty Weekender Studio Holdall
Save: Nike Legend 2.0 Tote Bag
3. Fitness Watch
If you know someone who likes to track the data of their workouts and loves a multitasking product then an Apple Sport watch would be a perfect gift. Or, if you’re feeling generous and flash with the cash, feel free to buy me one. Thanking you kindly.
Splurge: Apple Watch Sport White and Silver
Save: Polar A300 Sport Watch
They say a girl can never have too many shoes but I believe the same can be said for trainers. The dream for many of us fitness fans is to own a walk-in workout wardrobe like Khloe Kardashian one day, so help your friend or girlfriend get one step closer (see what I did there?) with a pair of trainers.
Splurge: Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit
Save: Puma Aril Trainers
5. Protein Powder
This one is a bit of a weird present, but so useful for any fitness fan. Neat Nutrition has been my protein of choice since I discovered it earlier this year. Their vegan protein is smooth and tastes amazing with water, milk or in a smoothie. I love it, plus the packaging is gorgeous.
Splurge: Neat Nutrition Vegan Protein Powder
Save: MyProtein Impact Whey Isolate
6. Sports Bra
No workout is complete without a sports bra and with marble having a moment this Varley sports bra is sure to go down a treat. This is the perfect bra to show off when you whip off your sweaty top mid spin class.
Splurge: Varley Marble Sports Bra
Save: Nike Pro Indy Jewels Sports Bra
Make sure she never misses a workout by treating her to a beautiful 2016 diary so that she can track every workout and keep a food diary to support her goals in 2016.
Splurge: Kate Spade 17 Month Agenda
Save: Kikki K Work Smarter Live Better Journal
8. Fitness Tracker
The Apple Watch is all singing, all dancing but if your friend just needs something to track their workouts, steps and sleep without the distractions then a Fitness Tracker will be a better gift.
Splurge: Jawbone UP3 Heart Rate Activity and Sleep Tracker
Save: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker and Sleep Wristband
9. Hand Cream
Working out is tough on our hands. From weight lifting to burpees to running outside in the Winter. Keep her hands spick and span with a luxurious hand cream that she can pop in her bag and appreciate all season.
Splurge: Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Save: Bodyshop Almond Hand & Nail Cream
10. Scented Candle
After all that working out it’s so nice to come home to a blissful bath with bath salts and candles. Upgrade her bath times with a beautiful scented candle to unwind and relax her muscles.
Splurge: Neom Complete Bliss Scented Candle
Save: Katie Loxton ‘Hello Lovely’ Candle
11. Water Bottle
Water is essential, especially when you work out as you need to up your water intake throughout the day. Treat her to a pretty water bottle that she can keep on her desk and pop in her bag so that she has water at all times.
Splurge: BKR Water bottle
Save: Swell Dark Hearted Bottle
Spiralizers have boomed in 2015, if your friend loves a zoodle or courgetti then treat her to a spiralizer so that she can make her own until her heart’s content. Then just keep inviting yourself round for dinner, winning.
Splurge: Hemsley + Hemsley Spiralizer
Save: Handheld Spiralizer
There are so many cookbooks that are on my wish list it was hard to narrow it down for this list. Any book by Deliciously Ella, Madeleine Shaw, Hemsley + Hemsley plus these new books by Jamie Oliver and The Body Coach are great picks for a present.
Splurge: Jamie Oliver Everyday Superfood
Save: Lean in 15
14. Slogan Vest Top
I love a slogan vest top, they’re great motivation for the gym or for when you’re chilling at home and deciding whether to make a smoothie or sugary cereal for breakfast. Pop on a slogan top and the smoothie will win. These two tops are on my wish list.
Splurge: Hip & Healthy ‘Healthy Is The New Black’ Vest Top
Save: New Look ‘Gym is My Boyfriend’ Vest Top
15. Smoothie Maker
I love smoothies, they’re great for breakfast and snacks and so quick and easy. For a year I used the Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go until my boyfriend treated me to a Nutribullet. Both are great, the Nutribullet is obviously The Godfather but the Kenwood is an honourable cousin.
Splurge: Nutribullet Nutrition Extractor
Save: Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go
So there we have it, my top picks for Christmas fitness gifts for the female in your life, whether your friend, Mum or girlfriend. I’m personally hoping my boyfriend or Mum will read this post and pick me up a little something something for Christmas ha.
What are your best fitness gifts, what do you think every fitness fan should have in 2016? What are you hoping for this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Christmas shopping everyone!