Christmas shopping can sometimes be a bit of a blag – so here’s my health and fitness Christmas gift guide to make your life easier. Now put your feet up, pour yourself a mulled wine and get cracking…
- SGF rope – This is top of my Christmas list this year. SGF are a UK based company who customise their ropes to each individuals specification. You can choose the rope length, rope colour, handle colour or you can even customise your own handles – I’m hoping for a My Big Fit Diary one this Christmas!
- Magazine subscription – The gift that keeps on giving. You’re friend/family member/partner will remember your generosity month after month. Head to Hearst for some of your favourite brands including Mens Health, Womens Health and Runners World.
- Beauty – It’s incredibly important to look after your skin, especially when you are sweating day in day out, so a good beauty regime is a must. I personally love the Emma Hardie cleanser and this gift set makes a great stocking filler.
- Snack box subscription – There are so many of subscription boxes out there these days so whether you’re Paleo, Vegan or dairy free, there are plenty to chose from.
- Healthy hamper – Most of the snack box subscribers are now offering hampers which make the perfect gift for the health nut in your life. They usually contain a variety of goodies from snack bars to drinks to tasty treats, it’s a great way to trial products old and new! Planet Organic do a great range as do My Healthy Nibbles
- Gym Bag – Lululemon do a fab gym bag which has zip compartments for a drinks bottle, headphones or your phone; an interior padded laptop pocket, straps for your yoga mat, a wet dry pocket and removable shoe bag – you name it, this bag has it!
- Spirilizer – I’ve finally got one of these in my life and I am so excited to use it! This Hemsley Spirilizer is back in stock so grab it whilst you can.
- Recipe book – A great little gift for a friend who loves healthy eating. A recipe book can be a great lower price point gift which your friend will get plenty of use out of – and who knows, they may even cook for you in the new year! I’ve got the Tess Ward The Naked Diet on my wish list, I just love the look and feel of this book and the recipes look so deliciously nutritious.
- A massage – A good sports massage should be a staple of any athletes routine, whether they are professional or amateur. However, many amateurs may see them as an expense they just don’t need – so if your gift price point is £50 or £200 you can buy a single massage or even a course of treatment as the perfect Christmas gift.
- Fitbit – Help your loved one keep motivated and healthy in 2016. A fitbit can track your workouts, activity, diet, weight and sleep.
- Fashion – Treat your fitness fashionista to some extra special workout clothes this Christmas. Most fitness fanatics hoard patterned leggings and cute sports bra’s but most of them tend to be within a certain price range – ‘hello high street’ – so it’s nice to be treated to some higher end gear to wear to the gym (or to simply look good at Starbucks!). Check out Active in Style for the latest trends.
- Touchscreen running gloves – A must for any runners wardrobe during those cold winter months. These Ronhill Sirocco gloves are great for changing playlists on your iPhone as the pace and terrain changes.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you here and you’re ready to get cracking with your Christmas shopping, or maybe something here is going on your gift list. Whatever it is I hope you’re enjoying the start of the festive season… in my opinion the run up is the best part!
Happy Christmas time.