Top 20 Best Health and Fitness Gifts for 2017
There’s never been a more exciting time to give or receive gifts, with so many startups around the world offering things we’ve never even imagined.
The amount of wearable technology around these days is mind-blowing, and with people spending more and more time in gym clothes, the ‘fashletics’ options are insane. Whoever you’re buying for, there’s so much choice, and our list of the 20 best health and fitness Christmas gifts, is anything but exhaustive.
Ready? Here we go.
Count calories, monitor your sleep and get motivated by the Garmin Move Bar, which lets you know right away, as soon as you’ve been inactive for too long. Simply walk to reset, or get out and workout. Lasts up to a year on a single battery.
The most popular wearable activity tracker in the world, the FitBit is surprisingly affordable. Syncs with Android and iPhone, and is splash and sweat resistant. Track sleep and movement, then upload directly to your cloud account.
Capture your adventures wherever you go, in full HD with the Hero+, GoPro’s flagship wearable camera. Simply strap in, turn on and hit record. Built-in WiFi allows you to connect to and control the camera remotely, as well as upload and share your content directly from the GoPro.
An entire world on your wrist, the Apple Watch Sport is a phone, activity tracker and organizer all in one. Available with interchangeable straps.
The budget alternative to the GoPro, the iON is still an awesome wearable camera, and great for active kids. Send them off on backyard adventures and recapture your own imagination as you build stories around what they discover.
Sweat and weather resistant, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones have a 6 hour runtime. Optional heart rate monitor, and super comfortable. So long, pesky wires!
Approved by Dre himself, the new Beat Solo2 are just as durable and foldable, with added sound quality and a leaner, updated look. A real statement piece for the gym, and a damn fine pair of headphones.
Taking care of the your posture and back health just got a whole lot easier, and more manageable. The Lumo Lift system is designed to work with you throughout the day, to constantly tweak and improve your posture, sending gentle nudges whenever you start to slouch.
The most affordable high-end activity tracker in the world, the Jawbone is superb for tracking steps, calories, sleep and quality of sleep. Sync to your online account, and with friends and family, and reach your goals together.
The original and still the best, the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic is built to last a lifetime, and would make a great gift for anyone who loves spending time outdoors, doing stuff. As one of Victorinox’s simplest options, the Swiss Army Classic features: Blade, Nail File, Screwdriver, Scissors, Key Ring, Tweezers and a Toothpick.
Features North Face’s FlexVent technology to avoid sweaty back syndrome, and with easy access to the cavernous space inside, plus a suitcase style handle, your travel-loving recipient is in for a very merry Christmas.
Coleman have been making extreme hiking and camping gear for years, and the North Rim sleeping bag is one of their finest, most affordable options. Super warm, rain and windproof, we challenge you not to get into this on Christmas Day and stay there.
An awesome entry level club set from Callaway, the Strata set features all the clubs you’ll need, plus bag. It might not win you the Ryder Cup, but it’s a solid start.
A real taste of dystopia, soylent is all of your basic nutritional needs in a soul-crushing, flavorless liquid. Merry Christmas, everyone.
One of the most intriguing food startups in recent years, Sigmatic mushroom coffee has an earthy, slightly fruity flavor, and is said to provide all sorts of awesome health benefits, including protection against cancer, and a more sustained energy boost.
If mushroom coffee is not your style then check out what some would consider the best coffee in the world, Jamaica blue mountain coffee.
Chia seeds are loaded with omega fatty acids and protein, to help grow muscles and protect your brain. These colorful bars make excellent stocking stuffers, and are a cool alternative to chocolate snacks around the holidays.
Not all protein powders are created equally, and nobody knows that better than BSN. Their chocolate milkshake powder tastes like an actual chocolate milkshake, and with 20g of ultra pure protein and 10g of essential amino acids per serving, it’s all aboard the fast train to Muscle Country.
Yes, you read this correctly! Curtesy of a Kickstarter campaign we now have protein bars made from crickets (cricket flour). They are delicious (the exo team has partnered with a Michelin Star chef to create the bars) and come packed full of protein. For those of you whose stomachs find it hard to deal with more traditional protein powders they are certainly worth a try. Tim Ferris raves about this product and the G+S team likes them a lot as well…chirp, chirp…
The latest innovation in CrossFit shoe technology sees Reebok add kevlar (yeah, the same stuff they use in bulletproof vests) to the Nano 6.0. Positioned somewhere between a workout shoe and a solid lifting shoe, the Nano 6.0 is a stunning all-rounder.
Beautiful designs and unparalleled grip make Gaiam mats some of the best in the world. No collapsing or tearing, and an ultra-soft feeling underfoot, at this price, you can afford to treat your beloved to a little selection. Namaste, yogis.
If you’re a guy, you should know this: buying pants is damn hard. It’s near-impossible to find a pair that fit perfectly, and the waist is almost always a problem. Lululemon’s ⅞ pants are about as close to ideal as it gets, and the high waistband will be much appreciated by whoever you give these to.