Christmas Gift Ideas For Weight Loss *updated*

This list of Christmas gift ideas for weight loss originally began in 2009 but has been updated every year since then! (We’ve also published newer weight loss gift ideas posts: check out Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas for Weight Loss in 2014 and Healthy Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas!)

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

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

Other Fitbit options and calorie management systems:

Even better, FitBit is offering free shipping right now: Free shipping with orders over $50 at!


christmas gift idea - wii fit

Active Gaming System

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

christmas gift idea - omron pocket pedometer


PEDOMETER. 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

Workout 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



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

Healthy Living 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

Healthy Food 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

Healthy 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

Gift cards are always a safe Christmas gift. 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. says

    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. says

    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. says

    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 =-.

  4. Anele says

    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!

  5. says

    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 =-.

  6. says

    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 =-.

  7. says

    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 =-.

  8. sarah says

    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

  9. says

    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?