36 Fitness Gifts for All Types of Exercisers

For home gyms, studio sessions, outdoor runs, and much more.

36 Fitness Gifts for All Types of Exercisers in 2023 Lululemon Outdoor Voices Bala Theragun Nike Apple

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Since we’re always testing the latest in fitness and wellness at SELF, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we get a certain thrill from curating the best fitness gifts. On our lists you’ll find SELF Certified, editor-approved products and services, as well as plenty of other wellness devices and fitness favorites we’ve covered over the years. These gifts can help everyone on your list streamline their workouts, round out their home gyms, and add fun, new accessories to their lives.

Ahead, we’ve selected a wide array of delightful and useful fitness gift ideas for every kind of exercise devotee, including hard-core runners, at-home exercisers who live in tiny apartments, and outdoor recreationalists. You’ll find easy-to-wear activewear dresses, sweat-resistant earbuds, soothing massagers for post-workout recovery and self-care, and fitness trackers—all from popular brands like Nike, Lululemon, Bala, Outdoor Voices, Apple, Therabody, and more.

For more present picks, check out all of the best gift ideas of 2023.

All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

  • Photo courtesy of Lululemon

    Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

    Lululemon’s cult-favorite fanny pack is just the right size for all your friend’s workout essentials while they’re on a hike or long stroll.

  • Courtesy of the brand / Amanda K Bailey

    Theragun Mini

    You can’t go wrong with a percussive massager that breaks up tightened fasciae, eases sore muscles, and is small enough to pack in a backpack. Did we mention it’s a SELF Home Fitness Award winner?

  • Amazon

    Travah Diversion Safe Water Bottle Can

    Save space in their gym bag by giving them this clever water bottle. It has a storage compartment in its base that can hold their keys, credit cards, earbuds, or even a post-workout snack.

  • Hoka

    Hoka Ora Recovery Slide 3

    Made with the brand’s signature impact-absorbing foam, Hoka’s chunky recovery slides are a relief to slip on after an intense run or workout. 

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    Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

    This SELF Fave personal neck and back massager makes an excellent gift for avid exercisers and stressed-out people alike. It comes equipped with eight massage nodes and a relaxing heating function to soothe their whole upper body.

  • Apple

    Apple Watch Ultra

    Simultaneously a reliable activity tracker and a wearable gadget that’ll keep them up-to-date on the group chat, the SELF Certified Apple Watch Ultra is an obvious choice for the fitness fan. The water-resistant smartwatch tracks sleep and heart rate, and it has geographic location-orienting technology for hikers and backpackers that works without cell signal.

  • Free People

    Chronicle Fitness Dice

    Give the person who does the same workout every morning—but is looking to shake things up—these fitness dice. They give ideas for mixing up their routines with an endless amount of new exercise combinations.

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    A&F YPB Curve Love 7/8 Legging

    These SELF Activewear Award–winning ultra high-rise leggings have a hidden interior pocket for keys and a subtle V-shaped seaming that highlights the butt.

    Available in sizes XXS to XXL.

  • Gymshark

    Gymshark Small Everyday Gym Bag

    Here’s a gym bag that’s roomy and handsome enough to double as a work bag. Inside is a zippered pouch that keeps sweaty clothes from stinking up the rest of their stuff, as well as enough space for shoes or a laptop.

  • Courtesy of the brand / Amanda K Bailey

    Bowflex Selecttech Adjustable Weight

    Clear the clutter of a stacked bench with this adjustable kettlebell that transitions from 8 to 40 pounds with the twist of a dial.

  • Lululemon

    Lululemon Release and Recover Ball Set

    These compact foam roller balls come in three different sizes, each designed to relax muscles in the shoulders, feet, and legs.

  • Nike

    Nike Yoga Dri-FIT Women’s Fleece Hoodie (Plus Size)

    This airy, fleece-lined hoodie is sure to become the layer your friend reaches for when they want the ultimate pre- or post-workout comfort. Its soft, moisture-wicking fabric will keep them warm (but not damp).

    Available in sizes XS to 2X as well as 1X to 3X.

  • Alo

    Alo Grounded No-Slip Towel

    If your loved one can’t get enough hot yoga, they can lay this towel across their mat. Its nonstick fabric will soak up sweat while keeping them from sliding around.

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    Beats Powerbeats Pro

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    The Wave Tool

    Designed by physical therapists, this palm-size, low-tech SELF Fave massager will break up muscle tension with the nine different massage surfaces on its body.

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    Lululemon The Mat 5mm

  • Nordstrom

    Mobot Grace Foam Roller Water Bottle (27 oz.)

    Your giftee can fill this unique foam roller/water bottle with chilled water for an icepack effect or warm water for the soothing sensation of a hot-water bottle.

  • Amazon

    Therabody Wave Solo

    Perfectly portable, this vibrating massage ball can help work out hard-to-reach trigger points and soothe post-workout aches. 

  • Free People

    Bala Power Ring (10-lb.)

    A fun twist on your typical gym accessory, the Bala ring is weighted to help elevate squats, lunges, and other moves.

    Available in 5, 8, 10, and 15 pounds at Bala.

  • Amazon

    Kettle Gryp

    This handy tool turns any dumbbell into a kettlebell, saving the owner money and space on their strength-training routine.

  • Nike

    Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Cargo Sweatpants

    Here’s a pair of cozy sweats to lounge and recover in. They have extra room in the legs and also feature large pockets to store your phone, keys, and wallet.

    Available in sizes XXS to 3X.

  • Amazon

    Tangram Smart Jump Rope Rookie

    For a heart-rate-pumping boost, this smart jump rope has an app that not only tracks performance metrics but offers guided workouts too.

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    Fitbit Versa 4

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    Alo Moves Membership

    A subscription to Alo Moves gives your friend a wide range of fitness classes (from yoga to HIIT) that they can access from the comfort of their home.

    Cost: $120 for six months and $199 for a full year.

  • Alo Yoga

    Alo Uplifting Yoga Block

    Yoga blocks like this one can deepen stretches and provide additional support during balancing poses, making it essential for vinyasa newbies and seasoned yoga lovers alike.

  • Backcountry

    Hydro Flask Lightweight Wide-Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle (32 fluid ounces)

    Make sure your friend stays hydrated on the trail with this lightweight update of the brand’s classic stainless-steel water bottle.

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    Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress

    The SELF editor–tested OV exercise dress is a breezy, throw-it-on-and-go piece of activewear with its built-in shorts and pockets.

    Available in sizes XXS to XXXL.

  • Nordstrom

    Supergoop! Mineral Sunscreen Starter Set

    Former SELF commerce writer Tiffany Dodson described Supergoop!’s sweat-resistant, reef-safe Play sunscreen as “just as creamy and lightweight as some of my favorite moisturizers” and noted that it works great as a two-in-one face and body sunscreen. Your giftee can get the SPF as part of this gift set, which features the everyday essentials for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors.

  • Courtesy of the brand / Amanda K Bailey

    Triggerpoint Grid Foam Roller

    Sore muscles, tense shoulders, and fatigued calves are no match for this trainer-approved, award-winning foam roller. Its design creates a range of densities so that it can better roll out kinks and knots.

  • Bala

    Bala Bangles (1 lb.)

    If your loved one’s grown a little tired of their Pilates or strength-training routine, these stylish weighted bangles can make their fave workouts extra challenging.

  • Girlfriend Collective

    Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Legging

    Made from recycled water bottles, these high-waisted leggings come in a wide range of sizes and inseams, are compressive enough for intense workouts, and even pass the squat test.

    Available in sizes XXS to 6XL.

  • Papier

    Papier My Wellness Journal

    Gift any mindfulness enthusiast this pretty journal so they can track workouts, set fitness goals, monitor their sleep, and more.

  • Target

    Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen.)

    For the runner or walker, these splurge-worthy AirPods Pro cancel out the chaotic noise of the world (while ensuring that important sounds for safety, like sirens, can still be heard in transparency mode).

  • FabFitFun 

    FabFitFun Gift Subscription

    FabFitFun’s quarterly fitness subscription box delivers fun seasonal goodies ranging from athleisure to skin care to snacks.

    Cost: $60 per box if you opt for a seasonal plan; $55 if you sign up for an annual subscription. Gift cards start at $50.

  • Courtesy of the brand / Amanda K Bailey

    Future Gift Membership

    A subscription to this app gives access to a personal training routine structured just for your giftee based on their preferences and fitness goals. SELF commerce writer Sarah Madaus reviewed Future and was especially impressed by how personalized and high-tech it was; when she wasn’t sure whether she was doing a move correctly, she could record herself and send it to her assigned coach for feedback (and would receive a demo of the right form).

    Cost: Gift subscriptions start at $149 for one month of training.


    Chronicle Books Yoga Dice

    Add extra inspiration to their next flow with these yoga dice. Each die represents a different category of poses to shake up their sequences.

Sarah joined the SELF team in November 2019 as the editorial assistant, and is now the team’s commerce writer. When she’s not working, she’s a part-time cycling instructor and full-time Plant Person. She’s also passionate about environmental justice, sustainability, nutrition, the internet, and fiction. Sarah lives in Brooklyn with her… Read more

Ashley is a Brooklyn-based newsletter strategist for Condé Nast and a freelance writer specializing in pop culture, commerce, running, and travel. You can find her work in SELF, Teen Vogue, Vulture, and Lonely Planet. When she’s not training for her next race you can find her reading, playing video games,… Read more

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