Great gifts for the fitness and health enthusiast
Perfect gifts to promote exercise, healthy habits, and overall wellness
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There is no greater gift that one can give to themselves than health and well-being. However, some folks need a little bit of help with getting into shape training for a marathon or, even the basics, like getting more rest and reducing stress. If this sounds like someone in your life, we've got 25 great suggestions for gifts to help get them well on their way to better health.
1. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch
Reviewed writer Amy Roberts calls this her favourite fitness tracker of any she's ever used. it'll help you stay on top of every health-related metric under the sun, including your step count, active minutes, sleep duration and quality, heart rate, and more.
Get the Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch from Amazon Canada
2. Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch
Named the best smartwatch we've tested with "no major weaknesses," any iPhone user will love a shiny, new Apple Watch to track their physical activity, sports and stress level. It can even take an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading, to let you and your doctor know what the state of your heart is.
Get the Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch from Best Buy Canada
3. Jabra Elite Sport In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones
Unlike most true wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite Sport In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones can measure your heart rate while they're in your ears and provide voice guidance to help you optimize workouts.
Get the Jabra Elite In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones from Best Buy Canada
4. Garmin Vivofit jr 3 Kids Activity Tracker
Kids can get in on the fitness action with this tracker designed specifically for small wrists. It boasts special features for young ones, including on-screen app adventures and challenges.
Get the Garmin Vivofit jr 3 Kids Activity Tracker from Best Buy Canada
5. Omron BP-745 Blood Pressure Monitor With Bluetooth Connectivity
Keep on top of and log your blood pressure with this handy device. It wirelessly syncs with the Omron Connect smartphone app so you can keep a log of readings to show your doctor at the next visit—just make sure she actually wants to see it.
Get the Omron BP-745 Blood Pressure Monitor With Bluetooth Connectivity from Best Buy Canada
6. Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds II Truly Wireless Earbuds
Having trouble sleeping? These earbuds are specifically designed to help you catch some ZZZs. Wear them at night and doze off to comforting, noise masking, tranquil sounds provided by the Bose Sleep app.
Get the Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds II Truly Wireless Earbuds from Best Buy Canada
7. MOODO Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser
Not only can you mix and match scents with this aromatherapy diffuser, but you can also control it remotely via the app as well as your voice using Alexa or Google Assistant.
Get the MOODO Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser from Best Buy Canada
8. NORACE Yoga Mat – 72 x 24 Inches
Do all your workouts on this extra-large, extra-thick yoga mat. It's made from a non-toxic, non-slip material. Place it on hardwood floors, or even concrete in the basement or garage for a cushy exercise experience.
Get the NORACE Yoga Mat – 72 x 24 Inches from Best Buy Canada
9. TaoTronics Light Therapy Lamp
Compensate for not getting outdoors as often with this light therapy lamp, perfect for your home office desk. It has a timer, adjustable brightness, and a rotatable stand.
Get the TaoTronics Light Therapy Lamp from Amazon Canada
10. Renpho Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale
Our favourite bathroom scale provides consistent measurements of your weight and body fat as you work toward reaching your fitness goals. We love that it only tracks your metrics in its companion smartphone app. For everyone else, it just functions as a basic scale.
Get the Renpho Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale from Amazon Canada
11. Tile Pro With Replaceable Battery
Never leave your gym bag behind by accident again with this handy Bluetooth tracker. Pop it into your gym bag and find it using its companion smartphone app and the vast, worldwide network of Tile users.
Get the Tile Pro with Replaceable Battery from Atmosphere
12. Saucony Everun Mad River TR Trail Running Shoes for Men
Any runner loves a selection of great shoes for different activities. This pair, in eye-catching green and black, is designed for adventurous trail runners with extra grip and responsive cushioning.
Get the Saucony Everun Mad River TR Trail Running Shoes for Men from Atmosphere
13. ASICS Women's Gel Cumulus 21 Running Shoes
Available in sizes 6-10, in a nice violet blush/diver blue colour combination, these running shoes are perfect for the lady who heads out for a jog every day.
Get the ASICS Women's Gel Cumulus 21 Running Shoes from Sport Chek
14. Nike 24 Oz. Hyperfuel Water Bottle
Stay hydrated with this water bottle. It has a leakproof spout and is translucent so you can keep track of how much you're drinking. The pliable material it's made of lets you squeeze it for faster water flow.
15. YETI Hopper Sidekick Dry Bag
Know someone adventurous who goes hunting, hiking, or loves some other outdoorsy activity? This dry bag from the popular YETI brand will keep essentials like your keys, wallet, license or phone free from moisture.
Get the YETI Hopper Sidekick Dry Bag from Atmosphere
Go running, cycling, or to the gym with your phone, credit card or keys securely stowed in this comfortable and convenient belt that fits overtop the waistband of your pants.
Get the Flipbelt from Sport Chek
17. AURIA Universal Smartphone Armband
Keep your phone safely secured to your arm while you listen to tunes or stay connected during a morning run or at the gym with this adjustable band. It can fit any phone with an up to a 5.5-inch screen, even with a case on.
Get the AURIA Universal Smartphone Armband from Walmart Canada
18. Energetics 5Lb Neo Hand Weight
Know someone who has started doing at-home workouts, Jane Fonda-style? They could always use extra hand weights and this five-pounder is a good start. We'd recommend grabbing two.
Get the Energetics 5Lb Neo Hand Weight from Sport Chek
19. Ezonedeal Exercise Workout Resistance Band Set
Resistance bands might look easy but they're a killer when working out! This set includes 5 bands for 10-110lb. intensity along with soft handles, ankle straps, and a door anchor for a seriously intense workout session.
Get the Ezonedeal Exercise Workout Resistance Band Set from Best Buy Canada
20. 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service Personal Genetic DNA Test
Get insight into your DNA, your chances of developing health conditions, and find out if you are a carrier for typically inherited conditions. You might find some long-lost relatives along the way, too.
Get the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service Personal Genetic DNA Test from Amazon Canada
21. Everlast Evergrip Weighted Jump Rope
You'd be surprised how great a workout you can get from just jumping rope for 20-30 minutes per day. The adjustable length, secure handles, and removable weights will help you challenge yourself.
Get the Everlast Evergrip Weighted Jump Rope from Amazon Canada
22. Blender Bottle Pro28
We're obsessed with this bottle that mixes protein shakes using a metal mixing ball that's super effective at preventing clumps and chunks. Add the powder, liquid, lock, shake, and drink!
Get the Blender Bottle Pro28 from Walmart Canada
23. Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch
This video game provides a super-fun, Zumba-like workout, including dedicated 30-min exercise playlists. Plus, the kids will love it and it's a hit at parties (sorry, Nintendo Switch not included).
Get Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch from Amazon Canada
24. Samsung Galaxy Fit Activity Tracker
Don't need all the bells and whistles of a smartwatch? Get basic fitness tracking, including automatic detection of some exercises and sports, track water and caffeine intake, monitor sleep, and even get call and message notifications. After our tests, though, it became obvious it’s better suited for Android versus iPhone owners.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Fit from Staples
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