When choosing among some of the best fitness gifts for men who care about staying in shape, there are a wide array of fun, creative, and innovative options available. The right gift is rarely a generic product, but something that specifically resonates with the person you’re buying for.
Whether they’re into cycling or basketball, running or lifting, the men in your life deserve the same respect that they show their bodies with each workout. While a simple gift may be meaningful in its own right, the perfect fitness gift will be something that will remind him of you with each workout.
We put together an awesome list of fitness gifts for men:
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- Best Fitness Gifts for Him – Top 5
- Fitness Clothes
- Fitness Shoes
- Workout Gear
- Wearable Tech
The five below are among the highest rated choices by men who received them and also by women who gifted them. Call them proven concepts if you will.
Basketball That Coaches You
Ideal for any man who wants to improve his jump shot, the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball can help your game. When paired with a corresponding app in your smart phone, the Smart Sensor Basketball can record and provide reliable info for up to four people.
It can judge your shot arc, measure the backspin, and help you improve the speed of your shots. The ball activates after four bounces, and there is a wireless battery charger included, essentially providing everything you need to take your game to the next level.
Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Water bottles are an under-appreciated asset to every workout, and a high-quality water bottle can ensure that the man in your life stays hydrated.
The Insulated Water Bottle by MIRA is a prime example of a hard, reliable bottle that any man would be proud of. Made of stainless steel and available in six colors, this is a top-quality water bottle that looks sleek and is made to last forever.
Bluetooth Smartphone Controlled Bike Lock
Is the man in your life a bike rider? Spare them from the burden of remembering combinations and carrying keys with a high-tech lock he can open with his smart phone.
The Elecycle Bluetooth Smart Lock has all of the anti-cutting durability of a basic lock, but with the awesome feature of controlling it with your smart phone. This could easily be the coolest and most useful bike accessory on the market.
Nike Brasilia 6 Duffel Bag
Whatever activities or sports the men in your life are into, odds are pretty good that they have equipment, gear, and other stuff to carry around. There are basic duffel bags, and then there are Nike bags, and the Nike Brasilia Duffel Bag is one that any man would be proud to bring into the gym. Available in nine different styles, the Nike Brasilia 6 Duffel Bag has a U-shaped primary pocket, smaller Velcro pockets, and even a ventilated pocket for wet clothing.
JAYBIRD X2 – Wirelesss Headphones
Headphones are a product where quality matters, and a stylish pair of headphones can make an excellent gift, especially if the men you know are big into listening to music or podcasts while they workout. The JAYBIRD X2 Wireless Headphones give you completely skip-free audio and eight hours of music with remote controls, making them the perfect set of headphones for gym time.
Whether they admit it or not, style matters for men, and fitness apparel has become pretty stylish. Regardless of the climate in which they train, there are some excellent wearable gifts for the active men in your life. From innovative pants to a short sleeve top by Tesla, these options are solid gifts for active men.
1. Fitness Tank Top With Kangaroo Pocket
Featuring four sizes and ten styles, the Fitness Tanktop by Kingsnower has a kangaroo pocket in the center, and a Punisher-style skull emblazoned across the chest. Aggressive, hooded, and as manly as a tanktop can get, this might be an ideal gift for the gym rat in your life.
2. Baleaf Long Sleeve Compression Shirt
Moisture wicking clothing has a place in any athlete’s gym bag, and these tight, long sleeve fitness shirts by Baleaf are stylish and functional. With eight different variations, the seams add to the aesthetic of the shirt, but are actually flat to mitigate chaffing. Movement is important in any fitness endeavor, and this shirt has 4-way stretch fabric to ensure maximum flexibility while looking cool.
3. Tesla Running Short Sleeve Top
Comprised of 100% polyester, a material that is water resistant and flexible, the Running Short Sleeve Top by Tesla stands out among other sports shirts. The two-way air circulation and quick dry technology keep you dry, and the material will stay cool while not restricting movement. Anyone who’s into fitness can always use another high-quality quick dry shirt, especially when there’s ten color options.
4. MonstaUnleash the Beast Sweatpants
If you know a man who lifts and loves stylish sweatpants, then look no further than the Unleash the Beast Sweatpants by Monsta. Inscribed on the outside of the sweatpants is the brand name and product name, and the athletic cut makes them look like they fit perfectly. Don’t expect tons of extras here, just an ultra-cool looking pair of sweats with four color variations.
5. Fitted Lifting Shorts
The man in your life who loves to lift deserves a pair of shorts designed for that purpose. Made by Jed North, these tight fitted shorts close with a drawstring, and have two side pockets that are big enough to hold a smart phone. These shorts are made particularly short to facilitate maximum mobility in strength training, so they’re ideal for men who like to lift without feeling restricted.
Behind every race, every slam dunk, and every personal record is a reliable pair of athletic shoes. From Adidas Weightlifting Shoes to Cross Training shoes by Puma, the right pair can be the perfect gift for the most active men in your life.
6. ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe
Featuring gel cushioning for support, the Men’s GEL Venture 5 Running Shoe is available in nine distinctly different styles. Meticulously designed for male runners, these shoes have extra material and support in the areas that need it most.
7. adidas Performance Men’s Speed Trainer 2
Designed for optimal speed and traction, the Performance Men’s Speed Trainer 2 by Adidas are an excellent shoe for a wide variety of fitness activities. Although the quintessential Adidas stripes are all that decorates the outside, there are a whopping 45 color combinations to customize it perfectly as a gift.
8. Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoes
Created with hardcore lifters in mind, the Adipower Weightlifting Shoes are an original shoe for bodybuilders by Adidas. Extra durable with a patented Torsion system that provides added support in the center of your foot, these are the ideal gift for the serious weightlifter in your life.
9. PUMA Men’s Cell Surin Cross-Training Shoe
With a sleek, original look, these all leather cross-training shoes by Puma come in 11 styles. A TPU shank in the center of the shoe provides enhanced stability with each step, and a rubber outsole improves durability. Whatever sport the man in your life loves, the Puma Men’s Cell Surin Cross-Training Shoe is a gift they’ll be able to use, especially if they don’t mind shoes that are decorated with cats.
10. ASICS Men’s GEL-Dedicate 4 Tennis Shoe
Anyone who has played tennis knows it’s no joke, and the GEL-Dedicate 4 Tennis Shoe is designed to handle the rigors of the game with ease. Featuring a Truss tic system to add strength to the midfoot area, this shoe also includes a GEL Cushioning System to support the forefoot. If tennis is a game your man plays, these are the shoes to help him make it to those shots with the right kind of support.
The greatest gifts are the kind that actually get used. If you have men in your life who love to stay strong, then the perfect new gear for their home gym can be the ideal gift. Whether you get him dumbbells or a cool pair of weightlifting gloves, fitness gear is a masculine gift that every man will love.
11. Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)
Using a simple dial system to pack the value of 15 sets of weights into a single dumbbell, the SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells by Bowflex is a truly innovative fitness product. As if that isn’t an awesome value, it comes with a Bowflex SelectTech workout DVD that details 80 variations of 30 lifting techniques. For saving room and packing tons of gear into one, this is a phenomenal gift.
12. Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pullup Bar
If you have men to buy for who do bodyweight workouts, you can help them workout at home with a Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pullup Bar. Designed to fit into any common doorway, the Multi-Gym Pullup Bar enables three variations of pullups as well as pushups. As long as they’re under 300 pounds, have a doorway, and can do pullups, a lot of men will get use out of a multi-gym.
13. TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller with SMRT-CORE DVDs
If you know a man who is either deep into fitness, or in need of pain therapy, then the TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller is a top of the line foam roller that can help them out. There are dozens of foam roller techniques that can help aching joints and muscles, and the included DVD will explain most of them.
14. Crown Gear DOMINATOR Weightlifting Gloves
If you know a man who lifts barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells, then they can definitely get use out of DOMINATOR Weightlifting Gloves by Crown Gear. These elaborate lifting gloves have strategic padding, and additional wrist support to help your man hit his max. For superior grip, wrist support, and skin protection, DOMINATOR Weightlifting Gloves are the way to go.
15. Promixx: Protein Shaker Bottle Evolution
For a bottle that’s 100% leak proof and capable of self-cleaning, the Promixx: Protein Shaker Bottle Evolution fits the part. Two AAA Batteries are required because the Promixx is a handheld mixer as well as a bottle suitable for both hot and cold liquids.
Fitness accessories have been soaring in popularity in recent years, with innovative new products regularly hitting the market. From Fitbit Wristbands to wearable MP3 players, accessories can play a major role in making workouts fun and keeping athletes motivated.
16. Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
Sleek, simple, and inconspicuous, the Fitbit Charge is a black wristband with a small screen. Anyone who does cardio knows that maintaining an active heart rate is a key to weight loss, and the Fitbit Charge tracks your heart rate constantly. For any male runners in your life, this is an ideal gift.
17. Atlas Wristband 2: Digital Trainer + Heart Rate Band
With the look of a rectangular TV clipped onto your wrist, the Atlas Wristband 2 is an elaborate fitness tracker. Measuring everything from heartrate and calories burned, to swimming laps and Cross Fit routines, this is truly the all-encompassing watch for the athletes you shop for.
18. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
Resembling a somewhat futuristic yet basic wrist watch, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is anything but basic. Among the many features of this smart watch are the ability to chart your trail on a nearby smart phone, calorie counting, and tracking for a variety of different sports. This one shines above other fitness trackers with the ability to upload FitStar workouts.
19. Sony 4GB Bluetooth Sports Wearable MP3 Player
In addition to a wearable MP3 player, a flashdrive is included with this product by Sony. Perfect for listening during most activities, this MP3 player also uses a portable keychain power bank. A lot of men like to listen to music during their workout, and with state of the art extra features, this MP3 player by Sony is excellent for athletes.
20. Myo Gesture Control Armband from Thalmic Labs
For one of the most innovative gifts in existence, the Myo Gesture Control Armband lets you control over 100 forms of digital technology. Coordinating with remote controlled drones, virtual reality, apps, and more, this armband by Myo literally reads your muscles, and allows you to control a wide variety of programs with your arm movements. It’s easy to see how this would be ideal for pretty much any man who appreciates technology.
Pro-athletes in almost all sports use supplements to give them the competitive edge, and they can help the fit men you know and love as well. Energy boosters, creatine, and high-quality vitamins are all manly gifts that athletic men will appreciate.
21. PreSeries BULK Pre-Workout
Do you have any men close to you who lift with the intention of building serious muscle? If so, the PreSeries BULK Pre-Workout is arguably the best bulking pre-workout supplement on the market. Containing potent doses of all the amino acids that are proven to build muscle, this pre-workout is will take anyone’s lifting sessions to new heights.
22. Cellucor Alpha Amino – Post Workout
Post workouts are designed to provide the body with all of the optimal nutrients it needs to grow and recover, and Cellucor Alpha Amino is known as one of the best. Containing proprietary blends for BCAA’s, other amino acids, and hydration, Alpha Amino is blue raspberry flavored and capable of rapidly boosting an athlete’s recovery, hydration, and growth.
23. Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Multivitamin
Forget boring multivitamins and get the men you care about a vitamin that was made specifically for fit men. In addition to all of the vitamins his body needs, Opti-Men also packs a full gram of amino acids in each serving. This makes it the perfect multivitamin for men who consistently work to build muscle and stay strong.
24. StrengthSeries Creatine HMB
If you know a man who loves to lift, then creatine is scientifically proven to hydrate the muscles, and enable even more intense workouts. In addition to a strong dose of Creatine in each serving, there is also HMB and Bioperine which is included to help expedite absorption. Any man who works out will be immensely grateful to receive this top quality creatine by StrengthSeries.
25. Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
With a highly potent 28 grams of high-quality protein and 5.5 grams of branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s), a bottle of 100% Whey Gold Standard is a phenomenal gift for any active man. If he’s picky about taste, you have Rocky Road, White Chocolate, and 28 flavor options in total to ensure you can find a flavor he’ll love.
Make Him Remember You with Every Workout
For the men in your world who take care of themselves or are building a home gym, a fitness related gift is the one they’ll remember. With each curl of that adjustable dumbbell, and each lunge in their new running shoes, they’ll remember that it was you who got them this awesome new gear, and played a small role in their athletic progress.
If you’re going to get a gift anyway, it may as well be one that will help them live longer and train harder, whether it’s in the form of a stylish compression shirt or a state of the art self-teaching basketball.
Ultimately, fitness gear is an ideal gift for showing the men in your life that you love that they take care of themselves, and that you want them to continue working out so they stay healthy.
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