Best Gifts for Fitness Lovers

The best gifts for fitness lovers plus a Saucony giveaway! |

It’s that time of year again. Time for gift guides and pondering what to get that hard to by fitness lover in your life. But really, it’s not that hard to buy for a someone who loves fitness. Give us anything fitness related and we are happy!

If you are like me, you avoided the stores on Black Friday. And really, why would you want to physically go in a store when you can get the same deal online now? Forget Cyber Monday, there’s Cyber Weekend!

If you are prepared, you probably started shopping already. Or if you are really, really  good, you may be done. But if you are like me, you haven’t even started. Procrastination is my middle name.

Every year, I’ve put together a gift guide of my favorite fitness gear. These are all things I love and use regularly. If it’s on the list, I use it and I want to spread the word about how marvelous it is.

Happy shopping for your gift recipients and of course, yourself. 🙂

1 ) Saucony Reflex Gear – If you run in the early morning, evening or in low visibility conditions, the Reflex line is for you. I love how it lights up like a Christmas tree when headlights hit you but looks casual and cool in regular light. I have the jacket, tights and the Zealot ISO 2 Reflex Saucony Shoes.Even if you don’t run in low light, the jacket looks cool and is perfect the perfect wind/water repellent jacket.

2 ) Saucony Peregrine Trail Shoes – This year my love for trails has blossomed. I’m definitely not a pro when it comes to the trails but I have found a pair of shoes that I love to wear in the dirt and mud. The Peregrine from Saucony is the best ( a close second is the Saucony Xodus). It hugs slippery rocks. It plows through mud. It cushions in all the right places. You guys know that I have mega feet issues and the Peregrine gives me no problems.

3 ) Saucony Run Mitt – For the past two years, these mittens have saved me on so many runs. My hands are always cold. I’ve never been officially diagnosed with Raynaud’s, but I’ve got all the symptoms. It’s downright painful when my hands get really cold. Not so with these mittens. In fact, there were runs where I had to stick half of my hand out of the mitt because they were hot. That has never happened before. They have been sold out since 2015 so don’t hesitate – buy these now before they are gone again!

4 ) Garmin Forerunner 230/235 – So this is the only item that I haven’t personally tried out. Last week my GPS watch died on me so I was in a panic to find a new one. I couldn’t justify the $$ for a Garmin Fenix (even though Ron kept telling me to get it every time I brought it up). Based on the recommendations of tons of runners, I went with the Garmin 230. It should be arriving today! I debated heavily between the 230 and 235. I decided against getting the 235 because I have never used the HR capability on any other GPS watch I’ve owned for the past 7 years. Maybe I’ll change my mind at some point, but right now it wasn’t a worth an extra $70 for me.

5 ) Panasonic Wings Wireless Headphones – Look at me – I’ve ditched the wires! Owning a pair of wireless headphones was never really on my radar. I don’t run with music (outside at least) so being connected by wires never really bothered me. Until I was sent the Panasonic Wings Wireless Headphones. They are perfect for my indoor workouts. Before, I always had to have my phone on me while listening to music or podcasts during my basement workouts. If I didn’t have my Saucony Bullet shorts or capris, my phone usually ended up being stuck in my sports bra. Not the best set up. Now I can walk around, jump around and be completely free from my phone while I lift weights and do plyometrics. Life changer!

The best gifts for Fitness Lovers plus and awesome Saucony giveaway! |

6 ) Run Fast. Eat Slow. – This cookbook has every recipe a runner could ask for. Not only are they easy to make but taste delicious. On top of that, every recipe is full of nutrients a runner needs pre, during, and post run. Even if you don’t run, you’ll enjoy the tasty recipes.

7 ) Moji Foot Massager – I received this amazing foot massager from Rise.Run.Retreat this year. My feet have never been so happy after a run. Especially because I leave it in the freezer so it does dual treatment of rolling and icing my foot at the same time.

8 ) Manduka Yoga Mat – I have had numerous yoga mats through the years and Manduka makes the best. No doubt about it. It stays in place and more importantly, so do I.

9 ) Kuhl Lea Pullover – I had major pullover envy when I spotted numerous attendees at Rise.Run.Retreat sporting this cute shirt. So much so that I went home and purchased my own. I had the dress version of it so why not get the pullover? It’s co cute, comfortable and perfect for pulling on after a yoga class or running errands throughout the day.

10 ) Namaste Workout Sweatshirt – If you are on Instagram, love yoga and running, then you need to follow Ann. She’s not only a serious runner but a yoga instructor and has a Ph.D in English Lit. Wicked fast and wicked smart! She also has an online shop full of Runners Love Yoga gear. This sweatshirt is super soft and cozy, perfect for after a class or run.


Since I love everything from Saucony, and I think you would too, how would you like to win an item of your choice from their website? You can choose an item that I listed above or something entirely else. It’s up to you!

To enter, let me know in the comments which item from Saucony you would like if you won. That’s it! Super simple!

Giveaway ends Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 10 p.m. I’ll pick a winner with and will contact them by email.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Some of these items were sent for me to review and others I have purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are a part of this post.







47 comments on “Best Gifts for Fitness Lovers

  1. Oh my goodness, I can’t decide . . . the mitts are totally what I need (but on that maybe 2 days a year it’s that cold here), I also like the run cape, and the bullet tight shorts

  2. I would LOVE the Saucony mittens! I’m one of those people with hands that never warm up, I’ll run in gloves when it’s 40 degrees haha

  3. I LOVE those mits! They are great here in Illinois! I would go with the Reflex jacket! I always need reflective items!

  4. I would love the WOMEN’S NYC TRIUMPH ISO 3 shoes!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  5. I need a running jacket. I hate using my old PT jacket from my military days, but I haven’t been able to justify the cost of a new one yet. I would die of happiness if I ended up with the Vitarun Jacket.

  6. I could definitely benefit from wireless headphones! I’m not sure I would use them enough to justify it, but it would be so helpful for at home workouts like you described. I just ordered a Garmin too! I can’t wait… it’s been so odd running without it!

  7. I adore my Garmin 230 – hopefully it works well for you! I would like everything in women’s from the Saucony website – just kidding! But seriously, half my Christmas list is Saucony stuff and I just keep emailing my husband stuff from their site. I would try the Zealot ISO reflex for an easy day, cushy shoe or the RunStrong sport top.

  8. I would love to try another pair of Saucony running shoes! I got the Kinvaras this summer, which I love, but I need something with a little more cushioning and stability while I am coming back from an injury. I just got the Guide 9s, but there were several other models that caught my eye!

    1. Congrats Valorie! You won the Saucony giveaway! Take a look at and let me know what one item you want, along with the size and color. Email me at happyfitmama at gmail dot com. Thanks for entering!
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  9. the reflex gear sounds awesome! given the lack of light this time of year, running in the dawn, dusk, or dark is inevitable!

  10. this is a great list! i might have to share it with my bf 🙂 i would love to try the new saucony freedom iso shoes!!! the bullet shorts also caught my eye 🙂

  11. Being the first and foremost Saucony makes a great shoe, I would pick a pair of Kinvaras. Love, love, love them!

  12. I love ur gift guide. And also ur option to win something Saucony from ur list. I’d love to have the Saucony reflective jacket as I’m currently running in the dark most times since it’s winter and I’m training for the hypothermic half in Moncton NB.

  13. #4 Garmin forerunner 235. I currently run with that watch and cracked the screen last week. I’m still running with it but just extra careful to avoid water which won’t be so simple in the winter!!!!
    Have a good day!!!

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