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There are many gift guides for those who are into fitness, and most of them contain some seriously high-end gear. Don’t get me wrong, some of the equipment you’ll find out there can be great however if you’re looking to buy for someone else who enjoys health, fitness and wellness you might not be looking to spend hundreds of pounds. It can also be difficult to buy very specific fitness-related gifts such as training equipment, unless you are certain the recipient wants one and what kind. This is easier if you have an awareness of how such fitness equipment works too.

Here are a few gift ideas that won’t break the bank and which might really hit the spot on Christmas morning or for other special dates such as birthdays.

A Yoga Mat

If you have someone who is a yoga fan and who perhaps attends a class but doesn’t have their own yoga mat, this could be a thoughtful and useful gift. There are many yoga mats out there and most are fairly inexpensive.

Salt Lamps

Salt lamps are known to cleanse and deodorise the air, are reportedly great for allergies and asthma symptoms, improve mood and they look great. Ranging in sizes and shapes, and of course costs, these make great gifts for the health and wellness-conscious.

A Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are incredibly popular and come in all shapes and sizes. Some are little more than pedometers while others are all singing, all dancing models. You can pick up a fairly decent fitness monitor that does all of the basics at a very reasonable price. If you are buying for someone who is just getting started or who hasn’t used a fitness tracker before this could make a very useful introduction into the world of fitness-related tech.

Water Bottle

This might not sound the most glamourous gift however it may be very useful and there are some brilliant, quite upmarket hydration bottles available now. Look for models with a cold core (something you can put in the freezer and pop into the core of the bottle to keep water cold) or consider a fruit bottle which enables users to place fresh fruit in the core which would then infuse their water with flavour. There are bottles with times and measures printed on them to help people keep an eye on what they’re drinking and to encourage hydration. There are also bottles that come in many shapes and colours, making a practical gift one that is both useful and great looking.

Recipe Books

How you eat makes a big difference to how you feel and contributes to your health and fitness goals. Healthy eating is far from just surviving on protein shakes and salads. Indeed, there is a whole wonderful world of enjoyable food out there and a decent recipe book would be a great way to introduce someone to it.

If you want to go a step further, why not look at a themed mini hamper? Perhaps a healthy curry recipe book and some herbs and spices to get someone going?

A Journal

Serious change requires some thinking about so whether your intended giftee is a beginner or someone who has been training for a while, keeping a food diary, measurements, dates, nutritional information and more can be really helpful. There are some great fitness diaries or planners on the market or similarly a set of good quality blank journals which can be customised could be just the thing.

There are many different types of gifts that will delight fitness, health and wellbeing fans and if you shop around you could find these at very affordable prices. Of course, the best gift you can give anyone who is looking to focus more on themselves is your ongoing support which I’m sure they will appreciate above all else.