The 25 Best Gifts for Guys Who Love to Work Out

Everything from slick shoes to on-the-go gear.

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When you're gift shopping for men, it's easy to fall back on the old standbys: a tie, a wallet, or a watch (zzzzzz…). But you know you can do better than that—especially if fitness is one of his passions. Whether he's a CrossFit fanatic, a marathon runner, or even a total newbie at the gym, you'll discover something he'll love on this list.

Under Armour Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

shoe
Amazon

Whether or not he's running a race, he'll always need some comfy kicks, this Under Armour sneaker is a great option. The mesh upper is so light he'll forget he's even wearing them and the simple design cranks up the versatility. Plus, it's Amazon's bestseller in the "men's running shoe" category, and has earned more than 33,000 five-star ratings from customers—so you know it must be good.

Jaybird Vista 2

headphones
Amazon

Despite a wireless design, the Jaybird Vista 2 will hold up during even the hardest workouts. The sweat-proof pick has interchangeable buds for a custom fit, as well as tiny silicone attachments that tucks into the ear for extra security during high-impact moves. Other impressive features include a 24-hour battery life and a SurroundSense technology that allows ambient noise to keep users aware. But best of all, the Jaybird app allows for customized sound settings.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit

beer making kit
Amazon

For the guy who swears by a post-run brew, this beer-making kit has everything he needs to transform his kitchen into a small-batch brewery. It comes with grains, hops, and yeast, as well as a glass fermenter and several other tools he can reuse after he drinks his first gallon of homebrew. Choose from IPA, American Wheat, and several other popular craft beer styles.

Baleaf Men's Jacket

running jacket
Amazon

Two big considerations for running in the elements: blocking wind and keeping dry. This bestselling jacket on Amazon does both. It's lightweight, breathable, packable, and the fabric features UPF50+ to protect you from the sun on long runs or bike rides. Vents at the back offer additional airflow and the sleeves zip off, converting this jacket into a vest for hot summer days, making this a versatile piece you can use year round.

Espro Coffee Travel Press

french press
Amazon

This portable coffee maker was made for guys on the move. It boasts a two-filtered system that lets him brew a to-go cup of rich, grit-free coffee in either French press or pour-over style. Plus, the sleek, leak-resistant mug is designed to fit seamlessly into a cup holder, bag, or even the water bottle cage on a bike.

Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag

messenger bag
Amazon

This sturdy, water-resistant messenger bag will become a daily stable—it's roomy enough to fit a laptop, DSLR camera, books, gym gear, and more. Plus, the inner lining is super easy to wipe down and has a Vista Loop to attach a blinking bike light.

Everlast Elite Hook & Loop Training Gloves

boxing gloves
Amazon

If he's looking for a well-rounded workout, boxing is where it's at. Working the heavy bag combines heart-pumping cardio with strength training and coordination. And if he loves hitting the bag, protecting the hands is paramount. These leather gloves are top notch. The ergonomic interior hugs the fist for comfort as well as protection. An added benefit of these gloves: Even after hours of sweaty use, they won't stink.

Ultimate Ears MegaBoom 3

bluetooth speaker
Amazon

The Megaboom 3 has a slicker look than its predecessor, but this newer version is more than just a facelift. It's still shock- and water-proof, and now dust-proof, too. The Bluetooth range has also been upped to a sprawling 150 feet, and it will pair with previous generations of Megaboom speakers—up to 150 of them—to really get the volume pumping.

The Gym People Fleece Joggers

joggers
Amazon

For the man who loves to get cozy after a sweat session, these supersoft sweats are a dream come true. The fleece fabric will keep him warm on even the coldest winter days, the draw cord waist ensures a perfect fit, and the jogger style is chic enough to wear outside the house to lunch or running errands after a workout.

AmazonBasics Battle Exercise Training Rope

exercise rope
Amazon

Slamming battle ropes is an epic cardio workout that also strengthens the shoulders, abs, arms, and legs. He can take this workout gear anywhere—all he needs is an anchor strap and sturdy place to set up shop (like a pole or even a tree).

Total Upper Body Workout Bar

Happy Fit Total Upper Body Workout Bar
Amazon.com

This versatile piece of equipment gives him the freedom to get an amazing workout at home, while traveling, or even at the office—whether that's by turning his doorway into a pull-up bar or cranking out some tricep dips. The options are (nearly) endless!

Roam Universal Premium Bike Phone Mount

bike mount
Amazon

Does he spend more hours on his bike than in the car? Then he'll be psyched when you get him this phone mountcase for his favorite set of wheels. It's rain-, dust-, and dirt-proof, plus built to resist shocks and vibrations in the road.

Lululemon Pinnacle Warmth Jacket

Lululemon Pinnacle Warmth Jacket
Lululemon.com

He'll look so suave when he sports this sleek all-black Lululemon jacket. This design packs both waterproof Glyde fabric and 700-fill-power goose down—rendering it immune to all the elements. So when the weather is frightful, this sturdy yet breathable jacket will keep him looking and feeling fantastic.

Smartwool Unisex Cuffed Beanie

beanie
Amazon

Winter weather isn't going to stop him from heading outside for a hike or long run. This merino wool beanie will keep his head nice and toasty (without causing any overheating, since merino is a temperature-regulating material), whether he's hitting the trail or strolling to work. Plus, merino wool also naturally repels odor, wicks away moisture, and dries quickly without causing any irritation.

Warby Parker Abe Sunglasses

sunglasses
Amazon

Every fit dude needs a slick pair of shades to protect his eyes from harmful rays. These sunglasses from Warby Parker are the perfect balance of stylish and functional.

Apple Watch Series 6

apple watch

The Apple Watch Series 6 has all of the features you love — it can track your activity, heart rate, and different types of exercises, from running to swimming to strength training — plus new additions, like a blood oxygen sensor. (And it's cheapter than the latest release!) The always-on display lets you view your metrics easily, and the GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts right from your wrist. Plus, you can sync your favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks and have them at the ready whenever you need to sneak in a workout.

Cerberus Strength Sandbag

sandbag
Amazon

Sandbags are one of the most versatile pieces of home workout equipment you can get. Squat it, press it, throw it, carry it—he'll be able to work every muscle group, and even do cardio, no matter how tight the space. Sand shifts in the bag, meaning he'll have to work harder to stabilize and move it, so even a lighter weight bag will make for a great full-body workout. As far as sandbags go, Cerberus Strength makes some of the best in the game, having been used in training and competition by pro strength athletes around the world. Made of military grade cordura nylon, these bags are tough as nails, plus they have a built-in liner and multi-layered seal to prevent spills.

Iron Infidel Pull Up Assistance Bands, Set of 5

pull up resistance bands
Amazon

Bands are another space-efficient way to get a full workout in just about any room of the house. This 5-band set is great for pull-up assistance, even if he's just starting out. He can use a thicker band to lend more help, and downgrade to thinner ones as he progresses. If the pandemic has him missing his gym's cable machines, throw in a door anchor and he'll be able recreate just about any move.

OtterBox Trooper Cooler

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Amazon

For any active guy who loves to take his exercise to the great outdoors, this ultra-durable cooler is an awesome gift. Whether he's planning a camping excursion or football weekend, this cooler will keep his refreshing snacks, water, and beer perfectly chilled.

RumbleRoller

roller
Amazon

Foam rolling is a great way to loosen up before or after a workout—but most foam rollers don't dig in deep enough to get those really stubborn trigger points. This clever design solves that issue by better spacing out the kneading bumps, which allows them to better penetrate the muscle. Plus, there even a firmer version available for more aggressive rolling, if needed.

Tru Grit Kettlebells

kettlebells
Amazon

When it comes to guys who love to workout, you can't go wrong with more weight. Kettlebells are one of the most versatile workout tools around since they're small and can be used (in pairs or singles) to work pretty much every muscle group. These from Tru Grit are exactly what you'd want in a kettlebell: simple, balanced, and made of a tough, yet smooth cast iron. The flat bottom is wider than most, which makes for easier storage, and they're color-coded by weight for easy switching.

Champion Men's Long Mesh Short with Pockets

mesh shorts
Amazon

New running or training shorts are always a good (and much-needed) gift idea. This pair is made of breathable mesh fabric and has handy pockets for his keys, phone, and wallet. Not to mention, it's Amazon's bestselling men's running short and has earned more than 15,800 five-star ratings from happy shoppers.

Sling Shot by Mark Bell

sling shot
Amazon

Designed by powerlifting legend Mark Bell, this resistance band loops around the arms and across the chest, lending an extra boost to chest exercises. While it will help him press more weight, the equipment works just as well for push-ups and dips. Plus, it's also a shoulder saver because the band enforces good form on the bench press by tucking the elbow, making it a great tool for guys who want to lift heavy. Available in various resistance levels, the Slingshot is suitable for the beginners who just want to eke out a few extra push-ups or the barbell beasts looking for a 500-pound bench.

Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls

golf balls
Amazon

If you're looking for a more affordable gift for the golfer on your list, they're sure to appreciate this set of golf balls, often considered the best out there, since they're the most-used balls on tour. Whether he's working on his short game in the backyard or playing a few rounds on the weekend, he can never have enough balls.

Blast Motion Golf Swing Analyzer

golf swing analyzer
Amazon

Smarten up his golf game with this swing analyzer. All he has to do is attach the sensor to his club and he'll be able to track the tempo and angle of his swing, as well as other important metrics. He can even get into specifics around certain aspects of his game, like putting.

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