Christmas Gift Ideas For Weight Loss *updated*

by Mary on November 29, 2009

This list of Christmas gift ideas for weight loss originally began in 2009 but has been updated every year including this year, 2013! It’s a great list of Christmas gift ideas for someone trying to lose weight or live a healthier life. If you are looking for a gift that will help someone strive for a healthier life then you’ve come to the right place.

christmas gift ideas for weight loss

I’ve decided to make a fun list of cool health and fitness related gifts I think every health conscious person would be happy to give or receive, whether they are in the process of losing weight or just trying to stay fit and live healthy.  The list includes gifts in all price ranges so you will be able to find something for everyone. I chose to list things from Amazon because it’s a trusted retailer with competitive prices.

(Note: not everyone likes getting stuff related to fitness and weight loss… so make sure the person won’t take it as an insult but a gesture to help their journey!)

Christmas Gift Ideas For Weight Loss

christmas gift idea - wii fit

WII FIT. If you don’t have a Wii, consider picking one up for yourself or as a gift this season now that the price has dropped.  They are great fun for the whole family and great at keeping you active when you could be sitting.  And for the specific fitness focus gift, consider giving Wii Fit.

There are a ton of awesome accessories to get with the Wii and Wii Fit that make the experience even better, including: Wii 5-In-1 Fitness Bundle (contains several useful accessories), Wii Fit Workout Kit, Wii Fit Yoga Mat and Ankle/Wrist Weights Combo, Dumbbell Set for Wii, Wii Fit Balance Board Silicone Sleeve.  Any of these are great options if someone already has a Wii and Wii Fit.

Also consider another great Wii option – EA Sports Active and EA Sports Active: More Workouts.

 christmas gift idea - bowflex weight dumbbells

FITNESS EQUIPMENT. A good idea for anyone who wants to workout at home on their own or travels a lot.  You can buy relatively inexpensive equipment like dumbbells or resistance bands. You can also spend a bit more on the following items to really give someone a great gift that will jumpstart their new lifestyle:

Fitness Equipment Gift Ideas Under $1oo

You can also spend a bit more on the following items to really give someone a great gift that will jumpstart their new lifestyle.

Fitness Equipment Gift Ideas Over $1oo

fitbit one wireless activity trackerCALORIE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  This is an excellent gift idea for anyone serious about calories in, calories out weight loss.  If they like to see numbers and concrete evidence, this is a great gift. I’ve used the Fitbit One for a while and highly recommend it as a gift.

The Fitbit One is a perfect gift idea for someone wanting to lose weight or just move more. It’s also one of those gifts that you won’t feel awkward giving since it’s used by all types of people – fit and unfit alike. It’s a great gift for under $100. Get it here: Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black

Other Fitbit options and calorie management systems:

christmas gift idea - omron pocket pedometerPEDOMETER. For a while this was my favorite fitness gadget.  It’s inexpensive, it’s easy, and it encourages you to take more steps and be more active in your daily life.  You can even give one to a loved one and tell them you will wear one too, as either support or a challenge, depending on which will fire them up.  The Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer is one of the best according to ratings and reviews.

christmas gift idea - biggest loser book

BIGGEST LOSER KIT. If you know someone who is a huge fan of the show, consider giving them a package with several Biggest Loser brand items.  Things you could include in your “Biggest Loser Kit” gift:



christmas gift idea - jillian michaels body revolution

DVDS. Workout DVDs are always a great option, especially for someone you know will or wants to workout at home.  Any of the Biggest Loser DVDs listed above are great gifts, as are

 christmas gift idea - kindle fire


KINDLE. You might not immediately think of a kindle when you think of Christmas gifts for weight loss, but it is a great option!  It’s the #1 Best-Selling, #1 Most Wished For and #1 most Gifted item on  People want it because quite frankly kindles are awesome.  The recipient can even read healthy living books, watch inspiring videos, or read healthy magzines and blogs while they are working out with their kindle.

Go ahead and give the gift of reading by giving the Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi. The most wished for item on Amazon is always a great gift idea!

christmas gift idea - clean eating magazine

MAGAZINES. Want to get a gift that keeps on giving all year long?  Try magazines.  Each month a new gift shows up!  And the best part is you can get a bunch of year subscriptions to health and fitness related magazines for around 10 to 15 bucks, including:

 christmas gift idea - healthy food book

BOOKS. A book on the right topic can change someone’s life.  If you know someone trying to get healthy or struggling with emotional eating, consider giving them a book for Christmas.  I recommend:

For emotional eating (which I would only do with someone I know well) check out:

Or if you are looking for something humorous, I would suggest books by fellow bloggers:

christmas gift idea - healthy cookbook

COOKBOOKS. As someone who needs recipes in order to stand a chance at cooking, I appreciate the gift of cookbooks.  There are so many great ones out there for people trying to live healthier lives and lose weight.  Here are some great ones:

For a college student, try The Healthy College Cookbook (I would have loved getting this while I was in school!).

christmas gift idea - kitchen scale

KITCHEN SCALE. Proper portion control is a huge element of success for healthy weight loss.  Many people do not have a kitchen scale to weight out items for portion control, so perhaps you should give one as a gift. There are several great brands that sell them, depending on what features you think the recipient would appreciate.  Check out these for good options:

 christmas gift idea - iced gingerbread clif bars

HEALTHY SNACKS. Let’s be honest, food is expensive and everyone loves free food.  So why not give out healthy treats for Christmas presents?  You can bake your own if you have time and skill, or buy super healthy snacks like Glo Bars from Glo Bakery.

Or you can check out things like Clif Bars, which come in cool flavors like Iced Gingerbread.

Other snack ideas:

christmas gift idea - amazon gift card

GIFT CARDS. It’s a fall back option, of course, but gift cards are popular and a safe option if you don’t know what to get someone.  I personally LOVE getting gift cards, especially if it is to a store or website that I have lots of purchasing options with.

There you go!  Several great Christmas gift ideas in every price range for people losing weight and staying fit!  Happy shopping!!


1 healthylosergal November 29, 2009 at 11:01 am

Really great list, Mary… and I agree totally on the WiiFit since it helped me originally get off my backside and start moving! ; ) Is this your final week in Green Mountain? If so – I hope you have a heck of a great week – you’re quite the inspiration! : )

2 Jody - Fit at 52 November 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

What a great post with so many ideas!!!!!! Love it! I saw a lady with that kindle & I had never even heard of it so it got my attention!

If you are into weights more, I love Oxygen Women’s Fitness magazine & they have a great Eating Clean magazine too!

I did a post today on the gift of fitness that does not cost money. It was another blogger’s post that I linked to if you want to check it out.

Thx for the great ideas and links!!!!!
.-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..The Gift of Fitness; Food Donation from 266 =-.

3 'Drea November 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Great list. Now, if I can find a Wii benefactor, I can take care of the rest.
.-= ‘Drea´s last blog ..Driven, I’m Driven =-.

4 Fran November 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Too bad we don’t have Cyber Monday :)

But I prefer WII Active Sports, it’s more intensive that Wii Fit (got them both).

What do you have planned for yourself?
.-= Fran´s last blog ..A day in my life: Sunday November 29th 2009 =-.

5 Lauren @ Eater not a runner November 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Great list! A lot of things on there that I would like :-)

6 Gemfit November 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

There’s tons on that list that I like the sound of. Another one which is good (which my mom did for my dad a few years ago) is maybe get a few sessions with a personal trainer for them. My mom got a voucher for 5 sessions and my dad loved it so much he signed up for more later. But either way, it’s something fitness related and it doesn’t have to cost a bundle (you could get one or two sessions, or a group session!)

And cookbooks are my candy … there’s a store nearby that sells only cookbooks and I’ve so far avoided it but I MAY have to visit soon (for gifts of course!)
.-= Gemfit´s last blog ..Intuitive eating vs. tracking =-.

7 Mary November 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I thought about that idea too. I think I am going to do another list that gives ideas like that… for this one I was trying to make it all stuff that easily can be found online, with no hassle.

8 Gemfit November 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I realised that after I posted (sometimes I’m a dimwit!)
.-= Gemfit´s last blog ..Verifying for Technorati =-.

9 Mary November 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hehe. It is a really good idea though! I think next week i will do one of more creative gift ideas that take a little more effort to set up. :)

10 TB-Milwaukee November 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Great list. I’m still waiting for a heart rate monitor.
.-= TB-Milwaukee´s last blog ..Parent/Teacher Conferences =-.

11 South Beach Steve November 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm

This is enough to make an anti-shopper’s head spin! :-)
.-= South Beach Steve´s last blog ..End of the Festivities =-.

12 Kat November 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Thank you for this great list Mary!
.-= Kat´s last blog ..Days 11 and 12 of "The Shred" =-.

13 Anele November 29, 2009 at 7:03 pm

EXCELLENT suggestions!! I can’t live without my digital sale I love it! My new absolutely favorite gadget that could be a good stocking stuffer is the Adjust a Cup 2 Tbsp size.
It’s great for measuring out stuff like peanut butter, dip, condiments, etc. I found I was severely OVERreporting my ketchup and stuff. Great stocking stuffer idea at $3!

14 Mary November 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I LOVE that!! Great idea!

15 Rebecca Regnier November 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Holy Smoked Hotness Batman – that’s a great list. Thank you I’m RTing it now so my Twitter peeps think I’m in th know!

16 Joanna Sutter November 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Great ideas, Mary! I especially love to give and get magazine subscriptions! It’s like getting 12 gifts in one!
.-= Joanna Sutter´s last blog ..Sunday School =-.

17 Jodi Jones (jodiojo) November 30, 2009 at 6:49 am

I love this list! Holy moly on the BL kit! Who knew? I also love for workout videos b/c they give ratings and such.

Great job and thank you!:o)

18 Blake November 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

Great gift ideas. I’m a big fan of gift cards too. My wife says we can’t get them for people and I never understand why… I think it’s the best gift ever! :)
.-= Blake´s last blog ..Want is not Enough =-.

19 Stephanie November 30, 2009 at 11:15 am

This is a great idea! I am a big fan of Geneen Roth. I’d also add cooking classes…

20 ernise November 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

excellent list of items. i have that pedometer and it works great!
.-= ernise´s last blog ..My weakness =-.

21 Steve November 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I would love ANY of those, except maybe the Kindle (I think I prefer it keep it old school when reading books).

The Wii and WiiFit are definitely on top of the list though, that way I don’t have to hijack it when I go over my moms house.
.-= Steve´s last blog ..Marathon Week Challenge Update =-.

22 merri November 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm

We don’t have a wii fit, but just the wii, and I can say that no one in my house ever uses it. Once every few months there will be some random party game or a first person shooter zombie game (my personal favorite) but honestly no one uses it. I think if youre going to get a video game system then a xbox 360 is the best bet, and then the ps3. of course, I guess if you want just the fitness part, wii is the only one that has something, but still. My roomie has often thought of selling his since no one uses it. I read a lot but I don’t think id like a kindle because reading actual books gives my eyes a rest from a screen..
For xmas, I asked my family for a workout mat, and for one of those ipod holders that straps to your arm so you don’t have to hold it while you workout. Things I always want, but never end up getting for myself! I already got myself one of the workout balls, I have to blow it up cuz one of my roommates broke my last one. Good luck with shopping today. I forgot cyber Monday existed but it must have the other years I would rather be online shopping than working :)
Oh I thought of another fun fitness gift… often has great deals on different exercise classes. You could go on there to the city nearest to whoever you’re getting the gift for, and buy them a couple of classes they might never sign up for otherwise. (they have spa things too sometimes, which are also healthy and relaxing!)
.-= merri´s last blog ..Thanksgiving 2009 =-.

23 Chubbers December 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Just started following your blog and wanted to say that I wish you the best. These are some great suggestions for gifts and will definitely be added to my list because I just started a weight loss program.
.-= Chubbers´s last blog ..Day 1 =-.

24 Ada (Weight Loss Jungle) December 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I’ll take healthy snacks from everyone. Really great tips. Thanks you are such a great help

25 weight loss lovers December 6, 2009 at 6:30 am

that’s seem complete list.
thanks for share.
keep control the weight and whole body health.

26 sarah December 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

thanks for the great list. with all of the stress and anxiety over the last year due to the economy, lord knows i’ve been packing on some pounds. also features a holiday fitness guide featuring jillian michaels’ favorite gifts, which appeals to those starting out (ha me) and those seasoned athletes. if anyone’s interested, here’s the link to the guide

27 Susan December 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

Great list! I will definitely have to get the Wii fit game. I hear its pretty fun haha.


28 best gift ever February 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

I asked my cousin for ideas what she would like to have for Christmas. She said gift card or purse making craft. I don’t want to just give her the gift card. Is there a type of purse making craft that you know of?

29 quick weight los March 29, 2010 at 5:03 am

Hi very nice post telling about weight loss thanks for great sharing.
.-= quick weight los´s last blog ..Nutrisystem Reviews =-.

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