Here are some of the best fitness-inspired stocking stuffers under $30 for that special person in your life.
For the Hip Younger Brother: Sony ZX Series Headphone ($19.99)
These headphones offer a 30mm multi-layer dome diaphragm and super comfortable, pressure-relieving ear pads. They also are noise-cancelling and provide excellent sound quality. They come with a 1.2m cord. So next time your younger brother wants to blast his music at the gym, the other gym-goers will be glad you bought these headphones.
For the Office Secret Santa: Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six Pack DVD ($12.99)
Sometimes finding the perfect gift for your Office Secret Santa can be difficult. If the person you are buying for loves fitness, a DVD is a great gift option. It is inexpensive and can be used many times. The Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six Pack DVD will help you get ripped, flat abs in six weeks. The DVD includes two dynamic 30-minute workouts, while also including warm-ups and cooldowns.
For the Yogi Friend: Gaiam Bloom Printed Yoga Mat ($21.98)
This yoga mat is perfect for any yogi. OK, so it might not exactly fit inside a stocking, but it is still a great inexpensive present for the yogi in your life. It provides a stable, non-slip surface perfect for all types of yoga including Hot Yoga. This mat is also very lightweight and durable making it easy to transport from class to class. Gaiam also has a variety of different patterns to choose from, so you should be able to find the style perfect for your yogi friend in no time.
For the Running Buddy: Nike Tempo Shorts ($20.10 to $30)
The Nike Tempo Shorts are a favorite of mine and a favorite of many runners all across the country. These include built-in Dri-FIT briefs to help with moisture. They also provide breathable mesh fabric with extra ventilation. These shorts are great for wicking away sweat, keeping you dry during your runs and are super comfortable 100% polyester.
For the Busy Mom: A Month Membership to ReflexionYoga.com ($12.99)
In-studio yoga classes can be expensive, especially when you want to go to a few classes a week. ReflexionYoga.com is a great alternative because you can do the classes in the comfort of your own home, or wherever you would like to do them. They even have a 15 day free trial for new members! The website offers a variety of yoga videos no matter what your fitness level. The videos are different than most yoga sites because they provide one-on-one instructor/student classes. This is perfect for the busy mom or working professional in your life.
Nicole Kennedy is a healthy living blogger and publicist living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Nicole's blog, Simply Nicole, documents her daily life occurrences as she balances working full-time, blogging, training for races, practicing yoga, eating healthy and planning her wedding. You can connect with Nicole via Facebook and Twitter for real-time blog updates, tips and tricks to living a healthy lifestyle, and more!