Five Stocking Stuffers Under $20 for the Fitness Lover

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When it comes to gift shopping, sometimes stocking stuffers can be the hardest things to find. Instead of filling your loved one’s stocking with “dollar store” items, choose a few thoughtful items that will be appreciated (and well used!) by the fitness lover in your life:

1. Headlamp
: Whether they run, walk, ski or snowshoe, a headlamp is an essential tool to help your outdoor exercise enthusiast “see and be seen.” Although my husband found one at the Dollarama, I recommend purchasing this item at an outdoor store such as Mountain Equipment Co-op. Price: $16.50.

2. Headband:
Why not put a little Lululemon into your loved ones life? (And FYI, one can never have enough Lulu.) Headbands come in wide and narrow, in a variety of colours. The Lulu Slipless Headband has a silicone grip to keep it in place while moving for a mere $12.

3. Jump Rope: It’s the ultimate calorie-burning, portable device (about 50-60 calories burned in just five minutes). You can find quality ropes at most sporting goods stores for $10-12. And to enhance this gift, print off our “How to jump guide” and slip it in the stocking too.

4. Mat wash: Ever consider how dirty and germy your yoga mat is? Think about it — you constantly put your head where your feet just were! Gaiam yoga mat wash is an organic cleanser that cleans and restores your mat, while maintaining the non-slip surface you need to practice yoga without accidentally doing the splits or toppling over. The current sale price on the Gaiam website is $7.98.

5. Socks:
I know as a child you groaned when dear Auntie Agnes gave you yet another pair of pink polka dotted socks with bows. However, as an adult, a comfy pair of sports socks are of great value. My favourite are from Joe Fresh – 3 pairs for $6!

Author by Sarah Brown


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