With Valentine's Day just around the corner the usual dilemma presents itself. What (if anything) should you get your partner? The usual array of sweet treats, chocolates, candy, and cakes actually seem counter productive and insincere if your partner has a passion for health and fitness. So then, if not a heart shaped cookie, what should you get your significant other to show them how appreciative you are of them and how much you care about them? In this guide, we present 7 thoughtful and unique fitness related presents that will not only enhance your partners workout experience but also strengthen the bond you share and show that you were thinking about them.
Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts
Let's dive into the world of fitness-themed Valentine's Day gifts!
1Hour After Active Recovery Set
Introduce some post-workout pampering with body care products that your partner will actually use. The 1Hour After Active Recovery Set, is designed to enhance post workout recovery and relaxation after rigorous exercise. The set comes with a Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner Set as well as a cooling menthol body wash and refueling magnesium lotion to rehydrate, refuel and replenish the skin. Each of these products are available for purchase individually and have been scientifically formulated to improve the body care recovery experience of daily & professional athletes alike. For extra brownie points, use the refueling magnesium lotion to give your partner a relaxing muscle massage.
Healthy Treats Subscription Box or Edible Arrangement
A healthy alternative to the usual sweet treat gifts given for Valentines Day! There are plenty of fitness related snack box companies that offer products like protein bars, nuts, jerky, and other snacks they can indulge in with guilt free satisfaction! For a one-off gift you can also find edible arrangements of fresh fruit and other delicious, healthy snacks for delivery. The gesture is the same of that as a valentines’ day bar of chocolate, however the additional thought and planning of making this a healthy alternative for your partner to enjoy would go a long way.
Fitness Date Ideas
Instead of going out for the cliché dinner or to the cinema, why not try mixing it up by exploring outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing, couples’ yoga, or dynamic partner workouts. These can not only bring you closer together through shared experiences but are also often cheaper than a dinner at a fancy restaurant so you can save some money while doing so!
Customized Workout Playlist
This idea is less of a ‘gift’ per se, and more of a thoughtful gesture, but we thought why not mix it up! The idea is an updated take on the old mixtape idea and shows that you are caring and thoughtful of your partners needs. Create a curated playlist with some of their favourite upbeat songs and other motivational tunes with sentimental value. A personalized soundtrack takes stress away from your partner while making each workout session more enjoyable and easier to get through!
Spa Day for Fitness Recovery
Not necessarily fitness specific but certainly something every fitness enthusiast knows the importance of – treating your body right with rest and relaxation! A couples spa day for fitness recovery allows you to spend some time with your significant other while switching off and getting some much-needed R&R (rest & relaxation). Recovery is arguably the most important part of fitness and allows you to perform better and reach new heights by reducing fatigue. A spa recovery day can include a pool, a massage, sauna’s, steam rooms, ice baths and more! This thoughtful gift helps recovery and rejuvenation after intense training sessions while allowing for quality time together.
Race Registrations or Running Events
Signing your partner up for a fitness event, race, or class that they have been wanting to do for a while is a great way to show that you listen to them, and it also helps them achieve their goals while remaining accountable. It is a gift that you know they will use and will not be wasted and shows that you support them in their journey and passion! You could even go one step further by participating in the event with them as this would create lasting memories and add a romantic touch to your fitness journey.
High-Quality Gym Bag
Bear with us here, we know this doesn’t sound like the most exiting gift, but a high-quality gym bag is used everyday come rain or shine and can really make life a lot easier for organization and practicality purposes. Things like gym bags are often used until they fall apart, and then used some more! Buying your partner, a high-quality gym back that is both stylish and functional shows your partner you are supportive of their efforts and can be a nice little upgrade to their daily gym going experience. Again, it is an example of a gift that will get used regularly and make a tangible difference!
So, there you have it, 7 fitness related valentines day gift ideas for the daily athlete in your life. There is a mix of simple gifts and fitness experiences that you can enjoy together. As you embark on the journey of finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your fitness-loving partner, remember that thoughtfulness goes a long way. Shared experiences can bring you closer together as a couple and help strengthen your bond while simultaneously strengthening your bodies. Happy shopping!
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