It’s hard to know where to even begin with this one, there are so many gym related gifts that would make perfect Christmas presents!
As I’m sure many of you will find, as soon as December hits so do the “What do you want for Christmas” questions.
Personally, I hate this question and usually tell people to buy themselves something instead but on the odd occasion I’m pushed for an answer the request is something for the gym. The usual response to this is being looked at as though I have 10 heads. It is baffling to me that people struggle with thinking of gym related gifts.
Those of you who have been asked to buy such gifts and are clueless for ideas, fear no more – all you need to know is below.
Those of you who want such gifts, make life easier for the purchasers and send them here for a little guidance and inspiration. I’m sure Santa will be glad of the help!
1) Gym Bag
Especially for the busy girl who has to lug her gym kit around with her. Wait, even if she doesn’t have to lug it around with her, we are girls and most of us love an excuse for a new bag!
2) Athletic Wear
Question: what’s the maximum number of yoga pants a girl can own?
Answer: the limit does not exist!
Gym wear however, much like jewellery, can be very personal so to eer on the side of caution a voucher for a sports shop will do also.
Wrist straps, leg straps – we aren’t fussy. there is a need for all. Even if she already has some we like options!
4) Wireless Headphones
Well if you don’t know now you know.
These will be life changing. Wires getting in the way and finding somewhere comfortable for your phone while squatting is just not necessary more.
5) Workout Diary
Perfect for the gym newbie or the gym junkie. Nothing screams motivation more than seeing workouts ahead of time, tracking progression and seeing PB’S written down on pretty paper.
6) Fitness Tracker
If pen and paper isnt her thing, then a fitness tracker might be a good option. The benefit of many trackers is the ability to assess quality of sleep, distance travelled each day and monitor heart rate without even having to think about it!
7) Water Bottle
These days a plastic evian bottle just isn’t going to cut it. With more option than you would ever think possible in a water bottle, from glass to BPA Free, may aswell make it a cute one.
8) Supplement Bundles
Most girls these days are as mad on supplements as their male counterparts.If you are unsure in this department then a tasty pre-workout is a safe bet.
Unfortunately, I’m not talking the pretty, lacy Victoria’s Secret style lingerie but more the seamless, breathable, really unattractive kind because let’s face it, VPL is just not a good look. Sweaty Betty does a fantastic range to help us ladies keep our dignity while squatting, lunging and the like!
10) Training Program/Personal Trainer
Training under the instruction of a coach is so very different to training alone or with friends. The benefits are tenfold and almost impossible to and achieve alone. Purchasing training sessions or a professional program will propel progress. Search Urban Instinct Personal Training on Facebook and you could even win a fitbit2 with the purchase of a program!
If that doesn’t provide you with a little bit of inspiration then I don’t know what will! Happy shopping…