The athlete. We all have one in our life and certainly respect/envy their diligence and self-control day in and day out. They’re our motivators, personal trainers, and all around fitness gurus who push us and others to get up and get out whether it’s predawn or after work. And while they may come on a little strong at times, it’s the fitness freak in your family or friend group who’ll be there once the clock strikes midnight and those New Year’s resolutions kick in.
So, it only makes sense to get on their good side in advance without worrying too much about putting a dent in the holiday shopping budget. Here, we decided to give you the hookup on a bunch of fitness gear that’s sure to please athletes of any persuasion. From supplements formulated by a former Ironman to adjustable kettlebells and workout-friendly threads, it’s all here and will cost you less than 50 bucks.
Triset Workout Supplements
Formulated by Elite Level Ironman Dr. Stuart Porter, Triset’s supplement line features convenient individually packaged single servings of pre-workout, BCAAs, and protein, covering every phase of your workout. It’s all natural, available for individual sale or bulk packages, and sure to assist you in surpassing your monthly fitness goals be it at the gym or out on the track.
Survival & Cross Jump Rope
No matter what sport may suit your fancy, jumping rope is always beneficial. This option is made from high-quality materials for a maximum lifespan and comes with a downloadable exercise manual to enhance the overall workout experience.
Stance Cudi Crew Running Socks
Keeping you in place whether at the gym or on the street, the Cudi Crew socks feature a breathable performance mesh, a reinforced toe and heel, and lightweight Terry Select cushioning.
SKLZ Speed Resistance Training Parachute
Develop explosive speed with a little help from the SKLZ Resistance Training Parachute. Through it’s simple yet durable design, you’ll find yourself with a more powerful leg drive – ideal any sport under the sun.
Featuring precision engineered 6mm drivers fed via Bluetooth 4.1, these lightweight and comfortable earbuds boast up to 7 hours of playback time on a single charger and are water/sweat resistant thanks to an IPX5 water-resistant shell and internal nano coating.
GoRuck Ruck Plates
Ideal for rucking and outfitted to fit comfortably in any GoRuck bag, these USA-made Ruck Plates are expertly built and come in a variety of sizes and weights depending on your experience and personal strength.
Misfit Flash Fitness Monitor
Equipped with a splash-proof disc with red LED progress and time display, this budget-friendly fitness tracker keeps a tab on steps, distances, calories, and light vs heavy sleep without you having to think twice.
Passback Sports Pro Football
Designed for those lone wolves always looking to practice their spiral technique, the Passback is designed to be thrown at a hard surface and come spiraling back into your arms. It’s a common tool used by professional athletes and is bound to up your intramural skills.
Hydro Flask 32 Oz
Stay hydrated during your routine with this handy insulated wide mouth water bottle that can keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for up to six.
Outfitted as the “one size fits all” kettlebell, the device weighs less than one pound on its own but can hold most standard dumbbells up to 55 lbs – allowing instant access to a whole range of workout exercises.
J-Crew Cooling Workout Shirt
Built out through a partnership with New Balance, this polyester workout shirt features an athletic fit, reflective details, a media loop, and is made with New Balance’s Ice fabric keeping you cool no matter what the workout regimen might look like.
California Crown Commuter Hat
Inspired by various cycling hats, this water-repellant 5-panel offering is designed specifically for those constantly on the go. Each offering is also proudly made here in the USA and boasts a nylon adjustable strap for flexible comfort.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Work the kinks and knots out after hitting the gym. This foam roller offers a superior, multi-density exterior over a hollow core for a lightweight yet durable option for keeping those muscles relaxed and stretched appropriately.
Matador Pocket Duffel
Small enough to fit in a standard pocket when folded yet durable enough to withstand the use and abuse of a gym bag, the Matador Pocket Duffel is bound to be a go-to gym bag when traveling. It’s waterproof, puncture resistant, and boasts up to 30 liters of storage with unfolded.
Bas Rutten O2 Trainer
Looking to enhance your breathing techniques? This device is engineered to increase inspiratory muscle endurance, meaning whether it’s running, weight training, or rock climbing, your lungs will be trained to perform at a high level, use less oxygen, an increase their volume.
Salomon Energy Belt
Remain stable and keep those water bottles and gear at the ready. The Salomon Energy Belt is built with stretch materials in conjunction with a wide waist belt for both comfort and stability along with easy access to the main compartment, and stretch panels for flask access.
Best Gifts for the Athlete
Looking for some additional options out here? Be sure to check out our Athlete’s holiday gift guide for some more home run ideas this season.