8 Great Gifts For Fitness Junkies That Won’t Break The Bank

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We all have that one friend who never misses a workout and eats kale salad when everyone else is devouring pizza. Since this person won’t eat those famous cookies that you bake for other friends every holiday season, you need to find another gift to give them that won’t break the bank. Here are eight gift ideas that your gym rat of a friend will actually find useful.

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1. Weighted, Ropeless Jump Rope — $11.99

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Does your fitness junkie friend travel a lot for work or for pleasure? Then consider gifting them this cordless jumping rope. This jump rope consists of two handles with removable weights. It’s just as effective as a regular jump rope but it doesn’t have that cord that gets stuck in everything and makes it pretty impossible to use in small spaces. Since it only has two handles and no cord, it’s a lot easier to pack in a suitcase. Your fitness-obsessed friends will thank you for helping them keep their cardio up when traveling.

2. Core Sliders — From $8

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Here’s another good gift that’ll help your workout-obsessed friend stay fit while traveling. These sliders let you take your hotel ab workout to the next level. They can be used on both carpet and hardwood floors to do mountain climbers, pikes and other killer ab workouts. Sounds intimidating? Don’t worry, you’re not the one who has to do them.

3. Portable Foam Roller — $21.99

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Your friend who’s constantly at the gym is bound to have sore muscles. But this foam roller can help. It’s small enough that it can be stored even in a tiny apartment or car and it’s just as effective as the bigger version. Your friend can use it to roll out tense muscles after work, or pack it in his or her car for a hiking trip. The foam roller comes with an eBook that’ll help your friend find the best way to use it to relieve different types of muscle soreness.

4. Resistance Band Set — 17.99

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Bodyweight exercises are a great way to keep up your fitness when you can’t make it to the gym, but for an experienced exerciser, they’re not always challenging enough. This set of resistance bands comes with bands of five different weights, from 5 pounds to 25 pounds. So your ultra fit friend can create his or her own weighted workout from just about anywhere. The set comes with ankle straps so the bands can easily be used for both upper and lower body exercises.

5. On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier — From $12.73

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Gift this to the yogi in your life who insists on bringing his or her own mat to every single yoga class. Thanks to you, your friend will no longer have to struggle with an unruly yoga mat that keeps opening up on the sidewalk.

6. Cooling Towel — From $7.69

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Why use a regular towel during your workout when you can use one that’ll keep you cool in addition to wiping your sweat off. This towel begins to cool as soon as it touches water and remains cool for hours after, no matter how hot it is outside. If your friend constantly complains about the lack of air conditioning in his or her gym, this might make an ideal gift.

7. Moisture-Wicking Running Socks — From $8.90

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If you have a friend who’s really into running, chances are that he or she could use a sock upgrade. These babies have moisture-wicking tech that’ll keep your friend’s feet dry even when running in rain or snow. The cushioning in the heel and toe area will provide the extra support that’s needed for jogging on a rougher surface like pavement. The socks come in multiple colors for every style.

8. Gym Bag With Shoe Compartment — $19.99

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If your friend is super into fitness, he or she probably already has a gym bag. But does that gym bag have a separate compartment just for workout shoes like this one? Probably not. This extra feature comes in handy on days when you’ve had a particularly sweaty workout and you want to keep your stanky workout shoes away from the rest of your clothes.

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