Fitness Gift Ideas for Women 2


Even though I wrote this for Xmas stocking stuffer ideas last year, these are my Top  fitness gift ideas for women.

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Water Bottles

If you are like me, you go through water bottles constantly. I often forget them when I am out shopping, or over at a friend’s house. Just the other day my mom found one of my water bottles under her car seat! I swear I buy a new water bottle every week. Here are a couple that I like, partly because they are pretty, partly due to their size (I hate refilling my water bottle every hour) and partly because they wash well. Oh and leak proof and easy to clean are a must! What a fab, inexpensive idea for a stocking stuffer for women!

SS’ip by S’well Insulated Double Walled Water Bottle, 15 ozMira Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle Double Walled, 25 OzMira Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle Double Walled, 25 OzSS’well Insulated Double Walled Water Bottle, 17 oz

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Ear Buds/Headphones

My next idea for a stocking stuffer for women is earbuds/headphones. Finding the right headphone or earbuds can make or break a good workout. There is nothing I like more than tuning out the world and my troubles, (even if it’s just for 30 minutes) by jammin to my fave tunes while I exercise. Fast, upbeat songs help me push myself when I don’t wanna do cardio (did I ever tell you how much I HATE cardio lol) and slower songs are great for when I am doing tempo sets or need a slow count. Plus, they gotta stay put!

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Rose GoldBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Rose GoldEarbuds with Microphone Metal Earphone - Rose GoldEarbuds with Microphone Metal Earphone – Rose GoldOver-Ear Headphones-PluStore Foldable Wireless - Rose GoldOver-Ear Headphones-PluStore Foldable Wireless – Rose Gold

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Yoga Socks

Yoga socks or toe socks allow your toes and feet to strengthen through a stretch and also helps to train your toes to stretch out. They make excellent stocking stuffers and are a great women’s fitness fit idea too! Although they can feel a little strange at first (it took me awhile to get used to the feel of them), with practice they can really help you with your balance and keeps your feet from slipping on your yoga mat. You can get yoga socks that completely encase your toes or with open toes (better for peeps who have short wee toes, like me!).

Non -Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks with Grips Cotton for WomenNon -Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks with Grips Cotton for WomenGaiam Grippy Toeless Yoga Socks (Mary Jane)Gaiam Grippy Toeless Yoga Socks (Mary Jane)Meaiguo Non Slip Skid Toe Yoga Pilates Barre SocksMeaiguo Non Slip Skid Toe Yoga Pilates Barre Socks

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Workout Gloves

Workout gloves are one of the best fitness gifts for women who like to lift (like me!). When lifting weights, whether it be dumbbells, a barbell or other gym equipment, it’s better for your grip if you wear workout gloves. Plus, it keeps calluses at a minimum. I replace mine every year as they will wear out with repeated use. Gloves can also help you lift heavier weights (like in deadlifts, rows or pullups) as your grip strength can give out faster that without gloves. And these days, you can get pretty ones, too!

Harbinger WomenHarbinger Women’s FlexFit Weightlifting GlovesMava Weight Lifting Grips with Silicone Padding & Wrist SupportMava Weight Lifting Grips with Silicone Padding & Wrist SupportPremium Workout Gloves With Wrist Support - Best Gym GlovesPremium Workout Gloves With Wrist Support – Best Gym Gloves

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Jump Rope

Another popular fitness stocking stuffer for women are jump ropes. Jump Rope training isn’t just for Crossfitters and boxers. It is an excellent form of cardio and you can even do it with your kiddos! I swear I jumped rope all summer this past year! All you need is a hard surface (and some headroom to allow the jump rope to turn if you are indoors). Look for a quality rope so you aren’t replacing it every month or so. A good one is very inexpensive and can last a long time. Then again, if you think you’ll be getting heavy into Cross fit you may want to invest in a higher-end rope.

Benran Jump Rope Adjustable Speed Rope for Cardio TrainingBenran Jump Rope Adjustable Speed Rope for Cardio TrainingBuddy Lee Jump Ropes Hyperformance Rope MasterBuddy Lee Jump Ropes Hyperformance Rope MasterPlastic Fitness Jumprope w/e-Book and Carrying CasePlastic Fitness Jumprope w/e-Book and Carrying Case

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Head Bands

Every fitness gal, whether they have short or long hair needs a head band! One of my favourite headband brands is from Sweaty Bands. Their headbands are awesome as they really stay put, no matter how sweaty I get. There are so many different widths and designs it’s hard to pick just one.

Sweaty Bands Becca Workout HeadbandSweaty Bands Becca Workout HeadbandCrystal Inspired Fitness Headband BalanceCrystal Inspired Fitness Headband BalanceMotivational Fitness Workout Tie HeadbandMotivational Fitness Workout Tie Headband

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Stress Balls

Stress balls are a fantastic way to relieve tension in your hands, wrists and arms. If you tap away on a computer all day (like me!), sometimes your hands will ache or even vibrate at the end of the day. Also, if you suffer from weak ligaments in your wrists (hello, me again!) stress balls are an excellent way to tighten up those loosey-goosey wrists, and stop the constant aches. They are also great for arthritis and tendonitis sufferers.

Gaiam Restore Hand Therapy Exercise Ball KitGaiam Restore Hand Therapy Exercise Ball KitGrip Balls ( Set of 3 ) With Carrying Bag , and Free EbookGrip Balls ( Set of 3 ) With Carrying Bag , and Free EbookPurple Stress Balls | 3 Pack | Squeeze BallsPurple Stress Balls | 3 Pack | Squeeze Balls

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Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are a fab substitute for dumbbells, or if you are brand spankin new to strength training. They are popular fitness stocking stuffers for women because they are super light-weight and make for excellent travel. I always pop a couple in my suitcase when hubsy and I head on vaycay every February. Resistance bands are excellent for strengthening your muscles, plus they help improve your balance, reduce joint pain, improvement your speed of movement and make your body more flexible. Always check your resistance band over before using it, to ensure there aren’t any nicks or grooves as this could cause the band to snap and you could injure yourself. Trust me, you don’t want a resistance band to snap back in your face!!

 

P90X Comfort Grip Resistance Bands Workout Kit - Set of 3: Light, Medium, HeavyP90X Comfort Grip Resistance Bands Workout Kit – Set of 3: Light, Medium, HeavyGaiam Restore Strength and Flexibility KitGaiam Restore Strength and Flexibility KitResistance Bands with Carry Bag and eBook. Set of Four Loop Bands for FitnessResistance Bands with Carry Bag and eBook. Set of Four Loop Bands for Fitness

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Activity Tracker

Besides counting steps taken and calories burned, these gadgets are awesome at calculating your heart rate, your skin temp, quality and quantity of your sleep, floors climbed and even distance travelled. They can even track different workouts and easily synch with your phone, tablet or computer.

Polar H7 Bluetooth Fitness TrackerPolar H7 Bluetooth Fitness TrackerFitbit Blaze Smart Fitness WatchFitbit Blaze Smart Fitness WatchGarmin vívofit Fitness Band - PurpleGarmin vívofit Fitness Band – Purple

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Yoga Towel

Yoga towels are great for improving traction and also absorbing and wicking away sweat. This makes your yoga mat less slippery and your practice a little safer. You will find differences in size, absorption and price, depending on your needs.

Shandali Gosweat Hot Yoga Towel, Color TealShandali Gosweat Hot Yoga Towel, Color TealMy Sky Non Slip and Super Absorbent Microfiber Yoga TowelMy Sky Non Slip and Super Absorbent Microfiber Yoga TowelYogaRat Yoga Towel in mat-length and hand sizesYogaRat Yoga Towel in mat-length and hand sizes

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Chapstick

The skin on your lips is thinner than the skin on your face, and this time of year with wood stoves a-blazing and the heat cranked to the max, our lippies tend to get dry. If this is the case for you, licking them only makes it worse, so smooth on a thin layer of chapstick aka lip balm to soothe your dry, sore lips.

Art Naturals® 100% Natural Lip Balm BeeswaxArt Naturals® 100% Natural Lip Balm BeeswaxBurtBurt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit, Moisturizing Lip Balm (Pack of 2)Dr. BronnerDr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm – 4 Pack

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Hair Ties

Hair ties are gentler on the hair and your head than plain ol hair elastics. I know sometimes when I wear my hair up with a regular hair elastic, I get a Ponytail headache after awhile, but with a hair tie, I don’t. Plus, they are much more fun! They key is to get the non-slip kind. They make a great stocking stuffer for any woman with long (or long-ish) hair.

Mane Street Hair Ties (PINK)Mane Street Hair Ties (PINK)TOP One Fit Chick Hair TieTOP One Fit Chick Hair Tie60 Pack! No Crease Hair Ties60 Pack! No Crease Hair Ties

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Sweat-Wicking Undies

I strongly urge you to avoid thong undies when you workout as they are tight fighting and tend to slide back and forth when you workout. This causes friction, and the last thing you want is a friction burn…uhm…down there! It can also lead to UTIs or even yeast infections. I suggest a bikini cut or brief cut, depending on your preference.

Cotton undies are not as good as sweat-wicking undies as the sweat just “sits there” in the underpant, and again can cause the same problems listed above. Underwear with sweat-wicking technology sweeps the sweat away and feels better too. Make sure to get out of your wet undies asap after a workout, no matter what kind you wear.

Umbro WomenUmbro Women’s Seamless Bikini Panties 3 PackUnder Armour WomenUnder Armour Women’s Mid Sports Bra, WhiteBalanced Tech WomenBalanced Tech Women’s Mesh Hipster Panty 2 Pack Dark Floral

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Protein Bars/Snacks

Besides the obvious of making a great grab-n-go snack, protein and nutrition bars can contribute essential amino acids to your clean eating diet. This in turn can help you build lean muscle mass, repair wounds and damaged tissues, and even synthesize immune and red blood cells. Finding a good tasting protein/nutrition bar can be like finding a needle in a haystack, so I’ll only include the ones I’ve tested and love. HINT**protein bars can make a good replacement when a craving for a chocolate bar hits. Just make sure to check the macros so you aren’t eating almost the same amount of fat and calories as a chocolate bar!

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie DoughQuest Nutrition Protein Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie DoughKIND Bars, Dark ChocolateNuts & Sea Salt, Gluten FreeKIND Bars, Dark ChocolateNuts & Sea Salt, Gluten FreeOh Yeah! One Bar, Birthday Cake, 12 CountOh Yeah! One Bar, Birthday Cake, 12 Count

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Ear Warmers

Where are my winter runners, skiers and snowboarders at? 😉 Keep your ears warm toasty with a good pair of ear warmers. Make sure the ones you select stay in place while running; there’s nothing worse than constantly fiddling with your fitness equipment when you are trying to get a run in. Look for ones that are sweat wicking, are adjustable and are easy to stash in your pocket.

Bear Fleece Ear Warmer Headband - Full Ear Coverage - ThermalBear Fleece Ear Warmer Headband – Full Ear Coverage – ThermalKnolee Unisex Classic Fleece Earmuffs Foldable Ear Muffs WinterKnolee Unisex Classic Fleece Earmuffs Foldable Ear Muffs WinterPonytail Headband | 3 Colors | Warm Fleece for Outdoor Sports and FitnessPonytail Headband | 3 Colors | Warm Fleece for Outdoor Sports and Fitness

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Blender Bottles

Another great idea for a super stocking stuffer for women is a blender bottle. For the beginner and advanced workout fanatic, combining your vitamins and supplements in one container is a hygienic, easy to use and carry solution. You can even use a blender bottle to mix up a smoothie or even clean eating salad dressings. It’s worth investing a little more in your blender bottle as you want to ensure a tight fight that doesn’t leak. Also make sure it is BPA free and can be tossed in the dishwasher for ease of use. Here are my personal faves.

BlenderBottle SportMixer Signature Sleek Shaker Bottle, Clamshell White, 28-OunceBlenderBottle SportMixer Signature Sleek Shaker Bottle, Clamshell White, 28-OunceBlender BottleBlender BottleNew Blender Bottle SportMixer 20 oz.Teal Bottle Tritan Grip Full Colors AssortedNew Blender Bottle SportMixer 20 oz.Teal Bottle Tritan Grip Full Colors Assorted

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Nut Butter Packs

Rounding out my top stocking stuffer ideas is one I have recently discovered. Living in a small town, I don’t get access to food items like these often, thank goodness for Amazon, right?? Nut butters, when unsweetened, make highly nutrish and delish snacks and are perfect for the clean eating gal. Taste matters, and you won’t be disappointed with these suggestions.

BetterBody Foods PBfit Powdered Peanut ButterBetterBody Foods PBfit Powdered Peanut ButterBuff Bake - Protein Nut Butter Squeeze Sampler PackBuff Bake – Protein Nut Butter Squeeze Sampler PackJustinJustin’s Peanut Butter, Classic Squeeze Packs

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Leave me a comment below if you have tried any of these stocking stuffer suggestions. Which one(s) was your fave? Any on this list that you are not a fan of? Or maybe I missed your fave. Please be sure to share your thoughts below and have a happy holiday season!


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