Everything from slick shoes to on-the-go gear.
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 junkie, 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
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 over 14,500 five-star ratings from customers—so you know it must be good.
Jaybird X4 Wireless Headphones
With customizable sound settings and ear fittings, the Jaybird X4 can suit just about anyone. It’s both sweat- and water-proof, and offers eight hours of play time per charge, so it will hold up even during the hardest workouts. But best of all, the Jaybird app allows for customized sound settings.
Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit
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
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
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
Everlast Elite Hook & Loop Training Gloves
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
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—insanely, up to 150 of them—to really get the volume pumping.
The Gym People Fleece Joggers
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
Total Upper Body Workout Bar
Roam Universal Premium Bike Phone Mount
Lululemon Pinnacle Warmth Jacket
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
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
Apple Watch Series 6
The latest 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. 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.
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. This option comes with two inner bags to hold the sand, which allows for quick and easy changes in weight. All it takes is about $5 worth of sand from any local hardware store, and he’ll be set for the whole winter.
Iron Infidel Pull Up Assistance Bands, Set of 5
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
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.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
TriggerPoint foam rollers are much loved for a reason (just check out the nearly 3,000 reviews on this model if you don't believe us). The brand's GRID foam roller comes in five cool colors and has instructional videos so he can learn how to target different muscle groups.
NewMe Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell Handle
Kettlebells are amazingly versatile, especially for home workouts, but they can be quite expensive. And having variety in your workouts means acquiring several different sizes making for a cumbersome set. This adjustable handle solves all that using weights he probably already has on hand. Load it up heavy for big moves like kettlebell swings and goblet squats, then drop it down lighter for smaller isolation moves with minimal transition.
Champion Men's Long Mesh Short with Pockets
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.
Garmin Approach S10 GPS Golf Watch
If you've got a golf lover on your hands, this wearable device helps gauge distance to various parts of the green and provides a map to show hazards. It’s preloaded with maps of more than 41,000 courses and boasts a 12-hour battery life. Even if he's not a techie guy, shoppers say the learning curve is quick and the device is easy to operate.
Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls
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
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.