Choosing the perfect gift for your athletic boyfriend can be a marathon task of its own. Look, we get it, as much as we love them and their relentless pursuit of physical excellence, it can be tough to figure out what exactly they might need.
From gym gear, supplements, tech gadgets, to motivational books… you name it, they probably have it.
But fear not, gift-givers! We have scoured the internet, torn through catalogs, and dived deep into the fitness world to bring to you a list of 35 unique gift ideas for your sports-loving better half. So let’s lace up, strap in, and embark on this epic gifting journey!
With each turn of the calendar year, the same conundrum haunts us – what to buy for our boyfriend’s birthday, our anniversary, or even just something out of the blue to show we care.
Sure, while the classic favorites like designer watches or gourmet food hampers always go down a treat, let’s not overlook the very essence of an athletic boyfriend’s psyche
the obsession with sports, fitness, and health. In the great American tradition of think big, dream big, we bring you beyond the clichés to meet the athletic boyfriend’s needs, desires, and more sneaky dreams…
Gifting may be a language of love, but it’s also an exercise in understanding. Some gifts are simple tokens, others are grand gestures, and then there are gifts that make your loved ones sweat–literally!
So whether your athlete beau is a CrossFit connoisseur, a basketball enthusiast or a fitness freak who can’t get off the treadmill, here are some epic gifts that will pump up his adrenaline and set his heart racing (hopefully for you too).
1. Under Armour Men’s Project Rock 1 Training Shoe
These fantastic shoes, designed in collaboration with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, are built for the hard-hitting pumps at the gym. They might not perform a People’s Elbow, but they sure pack a punch!
2. Theragun PRO Massager
After a through-the-roof-intense workout, this massager is one gadget that remains unmatched. Sure, the price tag may cause an apocalyptic meltdown in your bank account, but isn’t his muscle recovery worth it?
3. Nike Aeroloft Running Vest
With this, your boyfriend gets the warmth without the sweat. It’s feather-light, snug, and breathable, rivaling a marathoner’s lung capacity.
4. Peloton Bike
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, splurge on this. A potentially life-changing investment for his fitness journey. The downside? You may need to top this gift next year.
5. Fitbit Versa 3
This is a neat little gadget that tells him more about his fitness than he probably wants to know. But hey, knowledge is power, right?
6. YETI Rambler 26 oz Bottle
Because hydration is key, plus, this bottle’s insulation can keep drinks hot or cold for the apocalypse.
7. Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells
Compact, adjustable and sleek. The only dumbbells that may make him question why go to the gym.
8. Gymshark Clothing
Stylish, comfortable, and Instagram-worthy. He’ll be sure to break a sweat with envy from every other guy at the gym.
9. Garmin Forerunner 245
Because if he did a run and it’s not recorded, did it even happen?
10. TRX GO Suspension Trainer
A portable gym? You betcha.
11. Lululemon Men’s Joggers
The perfect blend of comfort, style, and ‘I-can-still-do-a-lung-at-any-given-moment’ elasticity.
12. Run Fast, Eat Slow Cookbook
Recipes aimed at fuelling athletes without sacrificing flavor. Eating healthy never tasted so good.
13. Hypervolt Plus Percussion Massage Device
Another recovery lifesaver that benefits any muscle-beaten athlete.
14. Subscription to a Sports Magazine
ESPN, Running World, Athlete’s Foot… take your pick.
15. Beats Powerbeats Pro
Because music is the best workout buddy.
16. Inzer Weightlifting Belt
Provides back support for those deadlift days. Safety first, love!
17. Chalk Gym Bag
Because storing gym essentials needs to be stylish too!
18. SKLZ Speed Chute
Now, he can train like a NFL pro.
19. Beast Sensor
Track, analyze, get better. It’s like having a personal trainer squeezed into a tiny device.
20. Onnit Primal Kettlebells
Unleash his primal instincts…to work out!
21. Training Mask 3.0
Soon he’ll be running like he’s atop Mount Everest, except at sea level.
22. RumbleRoller Foam Roller
The foe-turned-friend every muscle is bound to appreciate.
23. subscription to Audible
For self-development junkies who like their didactic doses while working out.
24. TomTom Golfer 2
For that golfer who loves technology as much as their swing.
25. Reebok Crossfit Nano 9
The Ferrari of gym shoes.
26. Master Lock Locker Lock
Because gym thieves are real, people.
27. Smartwool Men’s base layer
The first step in staying warm during winter workouts.
The tastiest, healthiest emergency snack on the go.
29. Mystery Tackle Box Subscription
For that fisherman who is also a fitness freak.
30. Work Sharp Pocket Knife Sharpener
Because well… why not?
31. Spartan Race Registration
A race designed to break even the toughest.
32. Premium Spotify Subscription
No more workout interruptions, thanks to pesky ads!
33. Resilience – Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
A book by ex-Navy Seal Eric Greitens that combines philosophy with fitness lessons.
34. Jaybird X4
Headphones that remain steadfast even during sweat-drenching workouts.
35. Bombas Athletic Socks
Because nobody cares for socks and everybody needs ’em.
So there you have it – 35 unique gifts for your sporty, athletic boyfriend. And remember – the best gift is your unwavering support (although a pair of Under Armour training shoes or a Peloton bike might have a slightly higher preference). Kidding, we know love can’t be bought – but it sure can be gifted! So, take your pick and let the man in your life enjoy his very special gift. Happy shopping!