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2020 gift guide: Exercise gear to help them stay physically active inside

2020 gift guide: Exercise gear to help them stay physically active inside

Lizzy Acker on Nov 19, 2020

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

Yoga mat

Jade Harmony Mat

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

Water bottle

Hydro Flask

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

Jump rope

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

Pull-up bar

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

Resistance bands

Looking for a stocking stuffer for your home gym aficionado? You can never have too many resistance bands! $14.95, REI

Apple watch

Apple Watch SE

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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