FOR ATHLETES/FITNESS BUFFS: Five Stocking Stuffers Under $30

And now - for the runner/hiker/walker/biker/swimmer/skier on your list...

Don't just stuff their stockings with cheap chocolates and DVDS this Christmas. Give something healthful (and helpful).

wristrunner nathan sportWrist Runner ($6.95) or Reflective Shoe Pocket ($5.95) from Nathan Sports

Both of these handy little items serve the same purpose. Make it easy for the runner/biker/walker in your life to carry his/her keys, credit card, and a little bit of cash...while still being able to keep his/her hands-free.

steel_flip_straw nathan sportsSteel 700 ml Flip Straw Bottle (~$22.99) from Nathan Sports

Say good-bye to plastic water bottles and say hello to this wide-mouth, BPA-free water bottle - sturdy enough for the serious athlete, stylish enough for the fashion-conscious, and eco-friendly enough for the truly green.

shrinq pocket pedometer sportlineShrinQ Pocket Pedometer ($29.99) from Sportline

Help someone you love get to 10,000 steps a day with the ShrinQ Pocket Pedometer. This handy miniature gadget is designed to fit in any-size pocket and tracks your steps, your distance traveled, and your calories burned.

sport-beansSport Beans by Jelly Belly

Packed with Electrolytes, Carbohydrates, and Vitamins B & C (oh, yeah...and sugar), these high-flavor fruity beans will keep your athlete going as he/she bikes, runs, hikes, or expends energy in some other athletic capacity. Available in four fruity flavors (Berry Blue, Orange, Lemon-Lime, Fruit Punch), the 1 oz. bags retail for about $1 each and are available at a variety of health stores.

sharkies1Sharkies Organic Energy Sports Chews

Another excellent alternative to the typical energy bar! These tasty shark-shaped treats are gelatin-free, fat-free, wheat-free, gluten-free...and are packed with electrolytes. Available in five fruity flavors (Citrus Squeeze, Fruit Splash, Berry Blast, Watermelon Scream, Peach Tree Breeze), these fruit snacks retail for just over $1 per 1.58 ounce pouch. My husband and I both liked the taste of these yummy, gummy, power-packed chews. Such a delicious way to stay energized on a bike or trail!

I'd love for you to share your fitness/health-themed stocking stuffers ideas if you feel so inclined to share...

WIN IT! One winner will receive a Wrist Runner (Nathan Sports), a Steel 700 ml Flip Straw Bottle (Nathan Sports), AND a ShrinQ Pocket Pedometer (Sportline). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, December 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

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***For a complete listing of all of the reviews and giveaways in my “Super Stocking Stuffers” series, click here.***

*UPDATE* The winner is #36 Jenny N. Congratulations!

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72 comments on “FOR ATHLETES/FITNESS BUFFS: Five Stocking Stuffers Under $30”

  1. I would put in some energy bars/granola bars, a gc for an outdoor store, some socks, and many of the things you have listed!

  2. I have been having a heckuva time finding a pedometer that actually "lasts". The ShrinQ Pocket Pedometer looks a good one. I really need to get back to my 10,000 steps a day.

  3. I have a family of fitness fanatics. We include exercise DVDs, hot hands and feet packets to place in gloves and socks while running, Buffs to keep the head and face covered and protected from wind and cold, also smart wool socks for the runners as well as lights to wear so they are visible at dawn and dusk.

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  4. Power bars, or other energy bars would also be a great option for the fitness enthusiast. Maybe an itunes gift card to add to thier upbeat running/exercising music! I love this giveaway!

  5. It is time to lose that baby weight that I have been carrying for some time. I try to hit the gym at least 5 - 6 times a week for an hour, which I have thoroughly enjoy doing. It was having the time to eat healthy that was hard for me with the family always on the go. I've already noticed a diffrence in my body and strive to stay motivated. Enjoy living a healthy lifestyle...

    Happy Holidays!!

  6. I am TOO EXCITED about this. I have a half-marathon coming up and I have zero motivation right now. Maybe this awesome package of gifts (yes, I'd give them to myself, thankyouverymuch) will do the trick. *cross fingers!*

  7. As a kid, my stocking was my favorite part of Christmas morning, and I always enjoyed searching for unique stocking stuffers for my kids, and now have the joy of doing the same for my granddaughters. A tradition I have is to always put a huge orange at the foot of the stocking!

  8. I think these stocking stuffers would really help me. I'm too tired from cancer treatment to exercise, but I know I need to do it. Maybe this is just what I need to inspire me. I feel inspired just by reading about the giveaway. Even if I don't win, you've inspired me to help myself.
    Thank you for the healthy giveaway.

  9. Hi, I would love to win these fitness prizes for my older sister. She is diabetic and tries to walk 4 miles a day! Please add my name to your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  10. I've seen little clip on flashing lights that runners can use if they're out at night. They'd fit in a stocking. A roll of reflective tape could be used on shoes, belts, or caps to increase visibility at night. Maybe some new shoelaces would be a nice stocking stuffer, too.

  11. These would be some great things to assist us in our new year's resolutions! The Wrist Runner is a great idea, now we don't have to wonder where to put our keys when we go jogging. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  12. I'd like to have a nice Steel Flip Straw Bottle so that I can eliminate all of the plastic bottles I've been using. Would like to buy a filtered pitcher instead of buying the water bottles.

  13. My favorite fitness-themed stocking stuffers are warm hats such as the Hind ones, as well as nice running gloves like the Manzella ones, and Wigwam or Thorlos socks. That keeps my athletic family and friends cozy while they are out in the cold for fairly cheap. I also like getting them tasty fitness/healthy munchies. My hubby loves the GU chocolate outrage energy gels, and my mom is a fan of the Luna bars, and I love those new caffeinated Cherry Jelly Belly sport beans.

  14. Your list is pretty inclusive! : ) The only things I can think of to add would be sports towels, maybe a little bag to carry everything in (can that fit in a stocking if it's rolled up? : )

    I have never been so excited about a stocking! Your ideas have been really great. Thank you!

  15. Perfect for those daily runs that I really need to start doing! Hopefully these items would help me get started in the right direction.

  16. I would love to win these prizes as I am starting to get in shape again. I need a pedometer to force myself to walk more!!

    As for other fitness stocking stuffers, my husband the runner always appreciates new socks...the nice ones that wick the moisture away...and my friend the biker likes to get energy bars!

  17. Awesome! My work is doing our version of the Biggest Loser! I'm down 9 pounds and would like to lose another ten...these would be so great!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. I have to say I really have no good ideas. Only the littles in this family will have stockings so I haven't thought much about anything grownup for a stocking! I do really like that Wrist Runner. My husband runs and doesn't have anywhere to carry ID or anything so sometimes he doesn't and that makes me nervous. I think I'm going to have to seek one out if I don't win.

    Oh, and I so love those water bottles!

  19. Ok, if I win this, maybe I will get my booty in gear and actually run again (after a few weeks off!) Cool stuff...love the Wrist Runner.

  20. How fun! That's some great stuff. I love pedomiters, my husband uses his but I don't have one. I also like the water bottle, lately I have been so into them. Maybe because I'm trying to drink more water!!! =) THanks.

  21. That water bottle looks amazing! My whole family are workout buffs and would absolutly love this! Thanks for such amazing giveaways

  22. Whoo Hoo!~~The Steel bottle would be great for all the athletes in my family. And, I'd love the pedometer to keep better track of how far I move.

  23. I especially love the ideas of the straw bottle and the pedometer for my sister as stocking stuffers. She is trying to lose weight in the new year and sometimes little gadgets like these can help to inspire.

  24. I'd like the flip straw bottle and the pedometer; I've been using my big old cup I got at the hospital when I gave birth as my water bottle, and I've always wanted a pedometer but never purchased one. It would be nice to upgrade the drinking vessel and see how much I'm movin' around every day.

  25. I play tennis several times a week and when I work out I do not use plastic disposable bottles....would love the flip straw bottle.

  26. These are some great fitness gifts! A set of resistance bands or a workout dvd would also make good fitness stocking stuffers.

  27. As the New Year approaches, my "ready to be fit" fire has been kindled. This would be a great start to a *new* start.

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