If you are in charge of putting together a Christmas stocking for a child or other close relative who is also interested in health, you may not want to fill it with solid chocolate Santa heads and bags of other sweet treats. Here are some better options.
Health and Fitness Gift Ideas for Stocking Stuffers
Here are a few really great gift ideas for those on your list that don’t want sweets!
When it comes to water bottles, one can never have too many of them. Don’t be afraid to get a water bottle for someone just because you assume they already have one. People are constantly leaving bottles at the gym or in their car, misplace them, and have to buy new ones. Go ahead and get a good water bottle for their stocking. There are also different varieties of bottles, from those that fit into a bicycle, to infusing bottles that have a compartment in the middle to fit cut up fruit or vegetables. You can also get a bottle with a secret compartment to hold their keys and credit cards when heading into the gym.
Here are a few of my faves I’ve seen recently ALL under $25:
These types of gripping socks are good for anyone who likes to do yoga, Pilates, or even barre workouts. These people are typically doing workouts in studios where there is hardwood flooring that gets very slippery. It is hard to hold a downward dog position with slipping feet. This is where the gripping socks come in handy. Often labeled as yoga socks or Pilates socks, they are short socks that have grips on the bottom. They are comfortable and lightweight, yet they grip any surface to prevent slipping and sliding around.
These socks are all under $10!
LED Safety Lights
For anyone in your life that likes to walk or run at night, they are at risk of someone hitting them because they don’t see them clearly. For safety purposes, you can get LED safety lights that easily fasten to the heels of their walking or running shoes. These are small, inexpensive, and perfect to put in a Christmas stocking. You can also fit LED safety lights in a gift basket if you decide to go that route with their gift.
Everyone who is interested in fitness is going to use a towel to dry off. For a Christmas stocking, a rolled up towel might be a bit big, but you can always get them a pocket towel. This is a highly absorbent towel, but one that is small and lightweight. It folds up easily and fits into a pouch, so they can put it in their pocket when heading to the gym or going for a hike.