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The Gift Guide for Weightlifters
Chelsea S. • December 16, 2014

Shopping for someone who spends their free time with a barbell? I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for a lifting guy or gal, here are eight unique gift ideas that are sure to delight!

  1. Sundesa Blender Bottle

I’m going to guess your weightlifting friend drinks protein shakes. That means they need a blender bottle. Pair it with #2 for an extra awesome gift. ‘Nuff said.

  1. Protein powder

This gift is definitely welcome—as long as you know what protein powder to get. There are numerous protein powders out there, and many weightlifters are loyal to a single brand, but if you subtly find out what they use, they’ll definitely appreciate a fresh tub.

  1. Onnit Primal Kettlebells

Sure, they love their barbell, but unless they have a sweet garage gym setup, your weightlifting friend might welcome a way to work out at home. Kettlebells are a nice option—they require little space, have a variety of possible movements and are still weighted. These Primal Kettlebells from Onnit add an epic twist to the normal design.

  1. Weightlifting Wrist Wraps – Bacon

The heavier the weights get, the more stress is put on the wrists. As a result, wrist wraps are incredibly helpful in this department! Better yet, these bacon wrist wraps have bacon. Because bacon.

  1. Quest Bars

Your weightlifting friend probably eats. A lot. And regardless of how carefully he or she measures and plans meals, on-the-go fuel is always welcome. Quest Bars are a favorite because they’re loaded with protein and fiber without a ton of the additives and chalky taste most protein bars tout. They come in a variety of delectable flavors too, including Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake and Double Chocolate Chunk. Buy a few bars (or a whole box!) and you’ve either got a great stocking stuffer or the makings of an awesome gift basket.

  1. Natural Hero Hot Ginger Muscle Soak

Feeling sore for days after an intense lifting or workout sesh can seriously destroy the motivation for the next workout. Natural Hero’s Hot Ginger Muscle Soak is easy to use (just add it to a bath!) and makes for a very relaxing recovery ritual.

  1. Rogue Fitness High Density Foam Roller

This recovery gift is absolutely essential to mitigating sore and painful muscles. Better yet, this Rogue Fitness Foam Roller is relatively inexpensive and lasts for years and years to come.  

  1. PRx Performance Profile Rack

Are you a superfriend? Do you want to get your weightlifting buddy the best gift possible? Get them a PRx Performance Profile Rack. This garage gym setup takes up minimal space (it folds up to the wall to make room for your car!) but is the foundation for a quality garage gym. Even if your friend already has a garage gym, this rack allows them to reclaim some of the space their home gym has conquered.