Healthy Living Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fitness Buff

Seeking the perfect gift for a health-conscious significant other, friend, or co-worker? We’ve put together a collection of gifts that runners, cyclists, yogis, and other fitness buffs are sure to enjoy! This list of eco-friendly, fitness-oriented gifts is organized by dollar amount.



Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness, by Scott Jurek, is a great choice for runners, while triathletes are sure to appreciate Rich Roll’s Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. Both are excellent, inspiring reads.

This Natural Hemp Yoga Mat Bag by Natural Fitness is a unique, durable, stylish, and sustainable gift option! Bonus: Natural Fitness has an amazing Zero Impact program, including carbon offsets, tree-planting, and favoring the use of recycled materials. Definitely a gift you can feel good about giving! Throw in the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block and a Gaiam Organic Cotton Yoga Strap to create the perfect gift set for your favorite yogi!

For the ultimate in eco-friendly commuting, these Recycled Bicycle Tube Pant Leg Straps by Green Guru are a must! Handmade in Boulder, CO, these straps are great for bicycle commuters, enthusiasts, and anyone with a love of two wheels.

Or maybe your loved one is a basketball fan. Check out the Spalding NBA Recycled Rubber Basketball. Made from 35 percent recycled cover material, this official size and weight ball is perfect for outdoor use.


$25 to $50

How about a recycled gym bag for your favorite gym-goer? This Everything Fits Recycled Gym Bag from Gaiam is made from 100% recycled polyester, and is big enough to fit a change of clothes, yoga mat, and other sports gear.

This biodegradable, natural rubber yoga mat is sure to impress your favorite yogi. Free of cadmium, lead, phthalates and PVC, this mat is definitely environmentally- and health-friendly.

Recycled to the highest possible standards, Callaway Warbird Recycled Golf Balls are the perfect gift for the earth-conscious golfer in your life!



The Alchemy Goods Haversack Messenger Bag is a stylish, eco-friendly bag made from upcycled bicycle tubes. This water resistant bag is perfect for bicycle commuting or just walking around town. The Alchemy Goods Pine Messenger Bag is a larger version of the bag made from the same materials. The company’s Union Backpack is a great choice for commuters who prefer a backpack style bag.


Made with 22 recycled plastic bottles, the Mountainsmith 55 Recycled All Terrain Backpack is the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to preserving their playground. Great for hiking, backpacking, skiing and other outdoor endeavors.

Have other great gift ideas for eco-conscious fitness buffs? Share them in the comments section below!