If you have that one bloke you need to buy a gift for, who's only marketable trait is that they love the gym, then here's the gift guide for you.
(We've intentionally left out smart watches and fitness trackers as we think they'll be out of date long before they'll be of use.)
Stay Cool Ice Towel - £7.95 Amazon.co.uk
If you're the type that easily sweats at the gym or wants to keep jogging but can't stand being hot, this is the perfect gift. Just get it wet, wring out any excess water, and shake for 5-10 seconds. These are absolutely FREEZING best worn around the neck, can also be used as an emergency cold pack if you strain something.
Fat Gripz Arm Builder - £28.48 Amazon.co.uk
Fat Gripz instantly convert barbells, dumbbells, chin-up bars and exercise machines into THICK BARS (approx. twice as thick). What's So Special About Thick Bars? Thick bar training produces much bigger strength and muscle gains compared to standard training equipment…. and many people find them much easier on their joints too. Thick Bars are not new. Strongmen, champion powerlifters and pro athletes have been using them for decades. Why Does Using A Thick Bar Have That Effect? Thick Bars (and Fat Gripz) work for many reasons including: Increased muscle activation - thicker handles stimulate much more muscle activation in the hands and forearms and in the upper arms and whole upper body. More muscle activation means much bigger muscle and strength gains. Fat Gripz are now used by members of the US Special Forces, British Marine Commandos, NFL teams, top UFC fighters and champion powerlifters and champion bodybuilders.
Gold's Gym Heritage Medicine Ball 5KG - £45 Tesco.com
A cool vintage piece of gym gear. A medicine ball is an excellent addition to your workout regime. Whether you are a keen boxer or participate in boxercise classes, the Heritage medicine ball can help you improve your conditioning, strength and endurance. Made out of soft 100% cowhide leather and sand filling to provide weight. You can get a partner to bounce the ball off your abdomen whilst you are doing sit ups, to condition your abdomen against blows, or to help you achieve a 6 pack.This weighted medicine ball provides you with multi-purpose conditioning opportunities.
Promixx Vortex Sports Bottle - £16.95 Amazon.co.uk
If the Gym-goer in your life is also a supplement fiend then this is the perfect gift. Shaker bottles are usually cheap plastic with a sports cap on them and perhaps a blender ball. This is the world's most powerful battery-operated vortex mixer, capable of over 12,000RPM to effortlessly blend even the most stubborn of ingredients. PROMiXX Vortex Mixers have been found to achieve superior results compared to conventional shaker bottles - it's no surprise that PROMiXX is the shaker bottle of choice by thousands of elite athletes across the globe.
Bodymax Selectable Dumbbells 25kg Each - £250 Amazon.co.uk
Nothing says you're serious about fitness like having some gear at home. These adjustable dumbbells allow the user to select weight ranging from 2.5kg up to 25kg. They aren't cheap, but if you were to buy a pair of every one of those weights in the range it would cost £700+ and take up a huge amount of space as well. Great quality and will last a lifetime of abuse.
York Extra-Strong Hand grips - £8.37 Amazon.co.uk
An often overlooked area of body conditioning, these extra strong are not only excellent for toning forearms but also for improving hand and wrist strength. Made from high tensile spring steel that provides excellent resistance and feature easy grip handles to ensure a better feel. A great gym gift that you can use at your desk.