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Best Fitness Gifts 2021: A Complete Guide

Best Fitness Gifts

We’ve put together a complete list of the best fitness gifts for 2021. If you need gifts for someone in your life that loves working out, lifting weights, CrossFit, Metcon, or high intensity interval training (HIIT), we’ve got you covered. This list offers a bunch of great options that will work for upcoming Christmas, holiday, or birthday gifts.

We’ve rigorously tested all the items on the list and know they perform well. Our team includes many athlete testers who actively participate in multiple sports. We know what’s important to the athletes in your life. If you have follow up questions about any product on the list, ask us on Twitter

We’ve also reviewed a ton of workout and cross training shoes this year and many other products not featured on this page. With that said, let’s unveil our list of the best fitness gifts for 2021.

Last updated 11.23.2021


Best Fitness Tee

Lengends dash tee

Legends Dash Tee

  • Super lightweight
  • Great ventilation
  • Soft material mix
  • Seamless construction
Buy at Legends

Price: $55 (at time of publication)


Best Sandbag

Go Ruck Sand bag

GoRuck Sandbag

  • Almost indestructible 1000D Cordura nylon build
  • Various weights available
  • Includes filler bags (to avoid sand explosions)
  • Good amount of padded, reinforced handles
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $85-$110 (at time of publication)


Best Percussion Massager

Hypervolt Go

Hypervolt GO

  • Quietest and lightest massage gun
  • Super portable, great for carry on luggage
  • Doesn’t pack as much punch as other Hypervolt massagers but it’s more than enough for most people
Buy at Amazon

Price: $159 $199 (at time of publication)


Best Nut Butter

justins almond butter

Justin’s Almond Butter

  • Available in both jars and squeeze packs
  • All natural and organic ingredients
  • Doesn’t separate as much as other almond butters
  • Various flavors like Classic, Honey, Vanilla and Maple
Buy at Amazon

Price: $9.85 (at time of publication)


Best Yoga Mat

nike mastery yoga mat

Nike Mastery Yoga Mat

  • Available in regular (71″) and long (79″) lengths
  • Super grippy surface to help maintain poses
  • Not too thick, not too thin, the yoga sweet spot
  • Made with 20% recycled materials
  • Grey and Black color options
Buy at Nike

Price: $110-120 (at time of publication)


Best Women’s Tight

Balance Athletica Cloud Pant

Balance Athletica Cloud Pant

Buy at Balance Athletica

Price: $60 (at time of publication)


Best Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

  • No brainer price of $11
  • Perfect 2 inch diameter for feet and massaging plantar
  • Easy to target pain points in feet, calfs and hands
  • Great option for home treatment of plantar fasciitis
Buy at Amazon

Price: $11 (at time of publication)


Best Women’s Top

Reebok United by Fitness Crop Top

Reebok United by Fitness Crop or Tank

  • No chafing
  • Great ventilation
  • Gradient color scheme
  • Great for working out and running
Buy at Reebok

Price: $35-45 (at time of publication)


Best CrossFit or Metcon Shoe

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

  • Off the charts durability
  • Gradient density midsole for cushion in the right places
  • Comfortable, supportive upper
  • Extremely grippy traction
  • Read the full performance review here
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $125 (at time of publication)


Best Compression Socks

Lasso Socks

Lasso Performance Compression Socks

  • The crew length is perfect for working out and running
  • Top of the line plantar and arch support/compression
  • Zonal SmartSupport weave compresses muscle not bone
  • Durable, long lasting material mix
  • Available in men’s and women’s sizes
Buy at Lasso Gear

Price: $30 (at time of publication)


Best Recovery Product

NormaTec Pulse 2.0

NormaTec Pulse 2.0

  • Aids recovery by boosting blood flow
  • Relaxing recovery method that refreshes the legs
  • Perfect for people who do hard leg workouts
  • These leg sleeves are basically magic boots
Buy at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Price: $749 (at time of publication)


Coolest New Fitness Product

Omorpho G-Short 2-in-1

Omorpho G-Short 2-in-1

  • Shorts with weights built in
  • Increase load without compromising movement
  • Look like a gladiator while wearing them
  • Available in shirts, tights and a vest
  • Read the full review here
Buy at Omorpho

Price: $200 (at time of publication)


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