There’s one thing that experts are always saying can help improve your mood, your attitude and your overall health -- exercise.
Of course, in the dark winter of a global pandemic, it’s going to be hard to get that magical cure. So this holiday season, give the gift of working up a good sweat.
Affordable exercise bike
This simple exercise bike from Sunny Health and Fitness is a great gift for anyone who wants to get some cardio without the pressure of a fancy bike with a screen and someone yelling at you to push it harder. Your giftee can use a tablet and watch whatever they want on it. Or use their TV, even. Or, if they would rather have the yelling, they can pay for the Peloton app. $299.99, Amazon
Jade Harmony Mat
A yoga mat isn’t just for yoga. It’s for stretching, napping, doing HIIT classes from YouTube, really anything. Get one with some cushion. You can’t go wrong. $79.95, Jade Yoga
Truly what is more fun than jumping up and down on a trampoline? Also, it’s apparently exercise! The Stamina 36-inch Folding Trampoline is $69.99, Amazon
Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Sport Cap
Staying hydrated is just as important inside as it is outside. Give the gift of an Oregon-based water bottle. $39.95, Hydroflask
Dumbbell from Target
A pair of five-pound weights is the perfect gift for the at-home exerciser who is trying to stay fit but might not be ready to commit to a full set of weights. $8.49, Target
A jump rope is a great gift for a kid or adult who needs to get their energy out. Just make sure they use it somewhere other than the living room. $12.99 for two, Amazon
A pull-up bar is an easy, super affordable gift that can go in almost any doorway. $20.06, Amazon
Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure isn’t just for kids -- it’s for anyone who wants to make working out a little more magical. And has a Switch. $79.99, Amazon
Cute workout gear
If you love someone, get them workout gear that makes them feel cute while sweating. Girlfriend Collective is a good place to start. $68 for leggings, Girlfriend Collective
Looking for a stocking stuffer for your home gym aficionado? You can never have too many resistance bands! $14.95, REI
Apple Watch SE
If you are trying to be Santa Claus and you have a lot of money to spare, no one will ever be disappointed with an Apple watch. The SE model is at least a little “affordable.” $279, Apple
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