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Gift Ideas That Will Move Your Loved Ones

December 12, 2012 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian

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Gift Ideas That Will Move Your Loved Ones

Whenever I need fitness expertise, I check in with Marc Faktor, Exercise Physiologist and fellow blogger.  Here are some activity inspired gift ideas we came up with that will delight and inspire your family and friends.

While you’re at it, buy two and keep one for yourself. Being active is the best inspiration you can give.

PS: Marc reminds us to think twice before purchasing active video games for children and loved ones. Here he explains why.

Add joy to activity:

Smaller surprises

  • Fun water bottle
  • Gift certificate to purchase music to work out to on their favourite music device
  • Arm band to hold device for listening to music
  • Bright bike lights
  • Hand warmers for those cold snow days
  • Swim goggles
  • Skipping rope
  • A book on walking or hiking trails
  • Cool running or ski socks
  • Crazy carpet for sledding
  • Headlamp for camping/hiking
  • Resistance bands to pack for travel workouts
  • Waterproof booties for biking
  • Skate covers
  • Inspirational book by an athlete
  • Subscription to a nature/outdoor magazine
  • Reflective bands for ankles for running or biking
  • Foam roller for stretching

Bigger bling

  • Partner dance classes (salsa, tango etc – yep, you are the partner!)
  • Fitness DVD
  • Toboggan 
  • A gym bag or backpack just for the gym
  • Punch card for fitness classes
  • Gift certificate for their favourite store to buy workout gear
  • A funky bike helmet or bike kit with pump and tire lever
  • Put together a ‘ready to go’ swim kit with a bag, fun towel, little toiletry bottles and flip flops
  • Snowshoes
  • Yoga mat, yoga mat carrier or other yoga or pilates paraphernalia
  • Stability ball
  • Ski goggles 
  • One day lift pass for the ski hill
  • A few sessions with a personal trainer or massage therapist


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