Gift ideas for the gym rat in your life
By Brittany Anas
They “check in” at the gym of Facebook before the sun “checks in” for the day. They are at the gym so much they were actually invited to the employee holiday party. And, they take more showers in the locker room than they do at their actual home. In fact, they’ve got a weight machine (informally) named in their honor.
If this sounds familiar, you’ve definitely got a gym rat on your holiday shopping list. The way to their hearts is through the latest and greatest workout gadgets, sweat-wicking shirts and accessories that will carry them to and from the gym.
Here are some gift ideas for the gym lovers (workout warriors, fitness freaks, health nuts …) on your holiday shopping list. We shopped FootLocker.com, where you’ll score 6.5 percent Cash Back when you buy with ShopAtHome.com.
Tip: FootLocker.com has an online wish list you can fill out if you’re hoping Santa brings you some new workout gear. It works kinda like a registry, so go ahead and check to see if your friends or family members have logged anything from their wishlist on the site. (Read more articles about FootLocker.com here).
- Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Crew Socks, $17.99. If you’ve got a hooper on your list, they’ll love wearing these socks on the court because when they’re making a sharp cut toward the hoop or coming off a pick and roll, the socks won’t bunch up in their shoes — thanks to a midfoot compression fit that secure the sock to the foot. (Read: No more uncomfortable sock wedgies!)
- Jordan Go Two Three Pom Beanie, $25.99. We’re digging the retro twist on this pom beanie. (It comes in an array of colors — including the Chicago Bulls’ red and black if you’ve got a true Jordan fan on your list). Perfect to keep the ears warm on a morning commute to the gym or a jog in the cold.
- Lock laces, $7.99. Whether it’s the middle of a game, run or workout class — laces coming untied can interrupt the momentum of the workout. There’s a genius invention: Lock laces that never come undone. They make for a great stocking stuffer.
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