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Holiday Gift Shop 2021: The Best Gifts in Personal Fitness

What’s the best luxury gift for the person who is extremely active and serious about fitness, whether they prefer a home workout, the great outdoors or a socially distanced return to the gym? Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy (who teaches kick-boxing in her free time) has the answers. Here’s our luxury gift guide for what to buy this holiday for those who are serious about fitness, whether their passion is hiking, yoga, running or working out in their home gym. And hey – you might want to buy a couple of these for yourself, too!

what are the best luxury holiday 2021 gifts for devotees of fitness, hiking, running and yoga right now?

Just about everyone has a serious fitness buff on their gift list. Or someone who is happiest when they’re hiking, kayaking or otherwise doing something active outdoors.

This is a gift guide for those friends and family members we secretly love to hate. Your best friend who’s always checking in to see if you want to join her for a run. The co-worker who swears by the yoga studio near the office and comes back from lunch glowing with endorphins. Your spouse who is turning the spare room into a personal home gym. We know you know what we mean.

We all have people in our lives who are living an active lifestyle and loving it. And if we’re honest, we actually do adore them for it. They inspire us with their energy, enthusiasm and positive outlook.

What to buy as a luxury gift for someone serious about fitness, hiking, yoga or their home gym workout.

What to buy as a luxury holiday gift for someone serious about fitness, running, hiking, yoga or their home gym workout.

If you have a fitness fanatic in your life, this curated gift shop is just for them. It’s full of suggestions about what to buy for a holiday gift in the world of fitness this year. Beyond holidays and birthdays, you can also show them how much you care by celebrating their fitness milestones. Whether they’re getting endorphins from a vigorous hike, hot yoga or streaming you-tube fitness videos at home, there is something here that will delight every type.

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Holiday Gift Shop 2021: the Best in Personal Fitness

Our holiday 2021 gift shop with the best in personal fitness includes all sorts of products sure to be a hit with the people on your list who are serious about outdoor exercise, fitness, running, hiking, yoga or who have a fitted-out home gym. Lace up your sneakers and have a look!

Holiday 2021 Gifts For Hiking and Outdoor Adventure

What’s the best luxury gift for folks who love the great outdoors? Rain or shine, they’re always up for an adventure and never say no to a challenge. And in a highly unscientific survey of our friends, we have concluded that they also seem to be very fond of earth tones and own lots of gear that is not always the most stylish, shall we say. That’s where you come in!

1. Giro Aether Spherical Helmet.

The latest iteration of the high-tech Aether Spherical bike helmet from Giro is both gorgeous and highly functional. Sure, you might still have “hat hair” – but it’ll be worth it.

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BUY NOW: $300.

2. Sirrus Expert Carbon bike from Specialized.

Finally, a fitness bike that doesn’t sacrifice form for function! This Specialized Sirrus Expert Carbon bike features high quality FACT 9r carbon fiber construction that’s lightweight and extremely responsive. The new “Future Shock” technology – developed in partnership with Maclaren Labs – delivers better smoothness, speed, and comfort than previous models. And you have to love the Cali Fade colorway.


BUY NOW: $2,100.

3. Osprey Skarab 22 Hiking Backpack.

A great holiday gift for those on your list who love hiking is a new backpack. This hydrating hiking backpack is lightweight, durable and includes a 2.5 liter reservoir, featuring a wide-mouth, bucket-style main compartment. There are several features that make staying hydrated, being hands-free and having easy access to trail snacks a breeze.

holiday gift guide 2021 best in hiking and personal fitness


BUY NOW: $100.

4. On Cloudrock Hiking Boots.

On Running is moving from being an insider’s brand to the mainstream. And for hikers, a perfect introduction to the brand is The Cloudrock Waterproof. This high-top, lightweight hiking shoe is built for traction, speed and support on tough terrain. And it looks cool, too.

BUY NOW: $229.99.

5. Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Tandem Inflatable Kayak.

What to buy as a holiday gift for your friend who’s into fitness? How about a kayak made for two? With a rigid bow and stern plus a multi-chamber inflatable hull, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak offers performance and portability for one or two paddlers. So you can invite yourself along from time to time after gifting this to your outdoorsy pal.


BUY NOW: $759.

6. GoPro MAX Camera

The latest upgrade to the GoPro MAX camera is here, and it functions like 3 cameras in 1. Designed for superior spherical capture and enhanced standard capture, it also features a vlogging toolkit.


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BUY NOW: $500.

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Holiday 2021 Gifts for Yogis and Yoga Lovers

Is your loved one one of the 36 million Americans who practice yoga? Check out these luxury holiday gift ideas in yoga. These will ensure that the special yogaholic in your life can keep going with the flow. 

7. Ondo Yoga/Pilates Socks.

Ondo’s new Toe Grip socks are designed for yoga, Pilates and barre. They’ve been engineered for maximum comfort, stretch and movement control, With patented anti-slip technology, air-cooling fabric, toe holes and a no-slide promise, they’re an ideal accessory.


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BUY NOW: $24.

8. Yoga Zeal Tie-Dye Printed Yoga Mat.

Stay on trend with this ’70’s-inspired pink tie-dyed yoga mat from Yoga Zeal. They’re also available in several more colors and prints, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your loved one.

holiday gift guide 2021 best in yoga and personal fitness

BUY NOW: $79.

9. Mache Yoga Mat Tube.

This sleek essential for yogis is the perfect gift for those practicing at home. yoga mat stand has been fashioned to fit into the tight corners of apartments and studios. The tube is made of recycled paper, with a wooden end cap – it’s an eco-friendly way to keep workout spaces clean and mats ready to unroll. There are lots of prints and patterns, and we love this Agate Stack the most – it has just a touch of metallic gold detailing for a celebratory vibe.


holiday gift guide 2021 best in yoga and personal fitness

BUY NOW: $108.

10. Yoga Wall Art.

This 12 x 16 inch work of wall art on canvas is created by Christo Musinguzi and available on souk + SEPIA. It captures a strong and joyful spirit and is sure to provide inspiration to all who see it.

BUY NOW: $89.

11. Nike One Luxe Bag.

This lightweight tote from Nike holds a yoga mat in a handy exterior sleeve. And it’s roomy enough to also hold other essentials – like a laptop, beauty products, and even a fresh outfit for your post-workout plans.


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BUY NOW: $150.

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Holiday 2021 Gifts for Exercise Studio Mavens

For the friend who can’t live without their boutique exercise studio classes, we’ve got luxury holiday gift ideas to support their serious commitment to fitness and exercise. With most studios back up and running, help them stay safe and stylish whether they’re spinning, boxing or dancing.

12. ClassPass Gift Card.

ClassPass is the go-to app for booking fitness classes anytime, anywhere. A gift card will surely be welcomed by anyone who loves going to the gym.

13. Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor.

This heart rate monitor consistently garners high marks from consumer tech reviewers. It straps onto the chest, making it ideal for sports and other activities where a wrist unit would be difficult to use. A feature we love is that the device is GoPro compatible. Wearers can pair the sensor with GoPro’s Hero 5 camera, and overlay heart rate data onto the recorded video.

BUY NOW: $87.95.

14. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is a nourishing and fortifying spray that absorbs product buildup, oil and impurities with translucent powders that soothe the scalp and restore strength and softness. Fragrance-retention technology means the brand’s signature scent lingers all day. So no one has to know that you’ve been at the gym except you.


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BUY NOW: $48.

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Holiday 2021 Gifts for Runners

If you need a gift for someone born to run, here are some stellar choices to make sure that they’re never running on empty (full disclosure – our Founder and CEO is on the board of Peloton Interactive).

15. Peloton Tread

Take your overall fitness to a whole new level with the new Peloton Tread. With live classes and thousands more on demand, you can walk, run, and then step off the bike and swivel the screen for floor work, free weight training and more. And the good news? Despite all the supply chain issues, these are in stock and you can get one in time for the big day. Yay!

holiday gift guide 2021 best for runners and personal fitness

BUY NOW: $2,495.

16. Apple AirPods Pro.

Apple’s AirPods Pro have become essential accessories for lots of runners. You can engrave the case for free to add a personal touch to your gift.


holiday gift guide 2021 best for runners and personal fitness

BUY NOW: $249.

17. Thule Urban Glide 2 jogging stroller.

This jogging stroller will ensure that you’re the Holiday Hero if you have a new mom who also loves to run outside. This lightweight, all-terrain stroller works for jogging or just strolling. And the little darling inside will be happy in the reclining seat, with its padded 5-point harness and ventilation. Family time, good cardio workout and fresh air for the baby – win-win-win!


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BUY NOW: $599.95.

18. Tracksmith Inverno Gloves.

As the temperatures drop, a good pair of running gloves becomes an essential accessory for a dedicated runner. This pair from Tracksmith gets rave reviews. And just in time for holiday gifting, there are new colors from which to choose!

BUY NOW: $32

19. Justice Spacer Running Belt.

Another essential for comfortable outdoor running? A lightweight and highly functional belt to hold keys, snacks, water and more. The Justice Spacer running belt checks all those boxes. It’s thin and sleek, so it remains imperceptible through runs while offering easy access to nutrition and hydration.

BUY NOW: $139.

Holiday 2021 Gifts for Home Gym Workouts

In the aftermath of months of quarantining and social distancing, the at-home workout might be the place to go in on a major splurgeworthy gift

20. Revolution Balance Board

This exercise balance board is designed to improve stability, flexibility, reflexes, recovery speed, and of course, balance. It’s a great device for a full-body workout at home or outdoors.


BUY NOW: $189.95.

21. S’well Silver Lining Insulated Water Bottle.

The S’well Silver Lining water bottle has a sleek minimalist design. It’s not all about style, though. It also features triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction to keep beverages colder or hotter. And a condensation-free exterior so the bottle doesn’t sweat.

holiday gift guide 2021 best in personal fitness

BUY NOW: $35.

22. Hyperice Hypersphere Vibrating Therapy Ball.

This vibrating therapy device is a great holiday gift as an addition to a home gym. ‘Cause recovery is important! The Hypersphere helps to pinpoint and release trigger points using high-intensity vibration. Because its portable and only 5” in diameter, the Hypersphere is a powerful way to release tension in targeted areas – and its not much heavier or more difficult to tote around than a traditional foam roller.


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BUY NOW: $114.49.

23. Tangram Factory Smart Rope Led.

Here’s an answer to the pressing question of what to buy as a holiday gift in fitness. A jump rope workout is a fantastic cardio and calorie-burning tactic. This smart weighted jump rope tracks jump count, calories burned, workout times, and interval training. It also keeps motivation high by unlocking fitness awards and allowing users to compete with friends.


holiday gift guide 2021 best in personal fitness

BUY NOW: $77.95.

Holiday 2021 Gift Guide: the Best in Personal Fitness

There you have it!  Our favorite ideas on what to buy as the best gift for committed gym goers and exercise lovers – holiday 2021 luxury gifts for fitness, yoga, hiking, running and the home gym. Happy shopping. And happy holidays, dear reader.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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