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Gifts for Active Men


Updated February 11, 2014

If there's a mexerciser (that's man + exerciser)  in your life, you'll need the perfect gift for the holidays. If he's into exercise, why not give him something that will make his workouts better?  Things like clothes to keep him warm and dry when it's snowing outside or gadgets to help him track his progress.  Below are some of my favorite fitness gift ideas for the exerciser in your life.  Happy shopping!

1. Nike+ SportWatch with GPS

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What could be more manly than this big, boxy sports watch?  And trust me when I say it's big, although it seems like cuff-like watches are all the rage these days.  This one is a great gift for the gadget-loving mexerciser.  It  tracks time, distance, heartrate (if you get the sensor that goes with it), pace and calories bured and he can view a map of his route at Nikeplus.com.

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2. Fitbit Force Activity Tracker

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If the Nike+ listed above is a little too much for your mexerciser , he might like something a little simpler, like the Fitbit Force.  It's worn as a wristband and tracks steps, distance, calories, floors climbed, active minutes and it will even track his sleep patterns, if he so desires.

3. JayBirds BlueBuds X Wireless Headphones

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Anyone who uses headphones during exercise has gotten tangled up on that darned cord...which is what makes these wireless headphones so awesome.  The sound is amazing, they're a breeze to set up and, once he figures out the proper way to plug them into his ears, he'll love them.  This is a great stocking stuffer for any music-loving mexerciser.


4. Nike 'Element' Thermal Dri-FIT Water Resistant Running Jacket

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When it comes to clothing that stands up to nasty, chilly weather, nobody does it better than Nike and this jacket is no exception. Made of moisture-wicking, breathable fabric, it's also nice and warm with a fleece lining. It's also water-resistant and the sleeves are extra long and come with nifty thumb holes to keep the hands warm. This one will last a good, long time.

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5. Pamir Windstopper Gloves

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Whenever it snows, I try to make my husband shovel all the snow off our driveway. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but it helps that he has a pair of these windstopper gloves to deal with the 10-below temperatures. They really are the best gloves we've found for exercising or working out in very cold weather. They're filled with warm fleece and the elastic wrist band keeps out the cold. If the man in your life needs to update his cold weather wardrobe, this is a great stocking stuffer.

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6. P90X

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This advanced, some would say killer, workout series certainly isn't for every guy. However, he's really into exercise and he loves a challenge, he might like these very advanced workouts. The series includes 12 different workout DVDs with everything from strength training and plyometrics to yoga and stretching. This is also a good choice for cold weather months when outdoor workouts may not always be possible.

7. P90X2

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If he's finished the first P90X, P90X2 offers a completely different way of working out than the first installment.  There's much more emphasis on core strength and includes lots of interesting and advanced exercises that will challenge even the most hardcore exerciser.


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