Fitness-y gifts aren’t exactly the sexiest gifts. As much as your partner might need or want that expensive pair of compression socks, they’re still tearing off the wrapping paper to find, well, socks.
These 13 gifts are something your workout-loving S.O. will actually want to unwrap—and most of ’em happen to still be pretty useful.
Partners don’t let partners skimp on hydration. This fancy water bottle tracks H2O intake, syncs to a hydration app via Bluetooth, and glows when it’s time to drink more water.($54.95; amazon.com)
Help your guy channel his inner off-duty baller with a minimalist crewneck sweatshirt inspired by the original American football player uniform. It’s the kind of thing even dudes who hate wearing anything but gym clothes will love to throw on.($85; asket.com)
Large enough to stash a laptop and essentials, small enough to not scream, “Hi, I’m wearing a backpack.” Whether your babe is going to the gym or the office, they’ll look sharp commuting with this on their back.($48; everlane.com)
Add a pop of color to their gym (or work) bag with polka-dot pouches that come in three convenient sizes, so they can stash everything from gym essentials (hello, Body Glide) to their smelly sneakers— because no one wants gym stank on everything else they’re carrying.($32; baggu.com)
Sure, there are plenty of fitness- and diet-tracking apps, but sometimes it’s nice to have a tangible reminder of what you’re working toward (and how far you’ve come). For an extra special touch, add your own motivational notes before wrapping it up.($16.95; kikki-k.com)
Get your partner a wireless speaker that can keep up with them. This can handle up to three feet of water, is impact resistant, and lasts 10 hours on a single charge. Plus, it’ll look just as good at home as it does in the wild.($169.99; skullcandy.com)
This shower cap reduces frizz, keeps in moisture, and looks chic even in the locker room. Anyone who knows what it costs to get a blowout these days know that’s like three gifts in one.($43; sephora.com)
Any exerciser who still loves the great outdoors even when it’s -7 outside will appreciate a pair of gloves that lets them use their smartphone without exposing their fingers to the elements. Plus, there’s a snot strip, which is the kind of gift you didn’t know you needed until you really do.($55; moma.org)
A perfect way for your sneakerhead to wear their heart—er, Nike addiction—on their sleeve.($15; projectno8.com)
Frequent gym-goers will appreciate this easy-to-stash kit, which comes with a coconut water-infused facial mist, aluminum-free deodorant, and mango seed butter lip balm.($30; birchbox.com)
PJs may seem like a meh gift, but these have a secret power: They reflect far infrared, which helps with muscle recovery and sleep. If that doesn’t sell you on them, they’re also super soft and comfy.($79.99; underarmour.com)
Help your partner take their best gym selfies yet. LuMee’s new marble cases not only look good, but they also offer front and back lighting.($69.95; lumee.com)
These wireless headphones use bone conduction technology to deliver superior sound—and allow the wearer to stay aware of their surroundings. Pick them up in the brand-new red colorway to make the gift feel extra festive.($129.95; aftershokz.com)