Christmas isn’t far off, and after the couple of years we’ve had health and wellbeing will be top of many people’s wish-lists.

Whether it’s a subscription to encourage a more consistent routine, or a hamper to support a healthier approach to nutrition, we’ve got you covered with the following list of gifts – to keep for yourself or dish out to loved ones. 

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Gymspin

£2.50 sample pack / £15 monthly subs, gymspin.com

Gymspin is the new bio laundry detergent for workout wear, specially designed to remove lingering, stale sweat-related smells. While other detergents simply mask the problem, Gympsin uses a lab-formulated, deeply cleansing enzymatic complex that removes bacteria and neutralises bad odour.

Optical brighteners revitalise colours, too. Recommended for use at 30°C, but the biodegradable capsules can also be used on an eco-friendly 15-minute cold wash. 

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Apex Rides

£990 for the bike / £29.99 monthly subs, apexrides.com

British smart bike brand Apex Rides has long been bringing the joy of spin to homes around the UK with its interactive workouts and reasonable prices (you can currently get the Apex Smart Bike for £990, while membership to the Apex App, which connects you to hundreds of classes, costs £29.99 a month or £299.99 a year).

Now, Apex has created a new series of experiential workouts called ‘Mood Movers’, that combine physical exercise with psychology so you can improve your fitness and mental wellbeing at the same time. Experience different ‘emotional gains’ – whether that’s overcoming anxiety, apathy and
stress, or stimulating energy, calmness or a positive mentality.

As well as After Dark Rides and Joy Rides, you’ll find Ride Remedies – bite-sized classes that blend guided meditation and brain-based coaching techniques led by behavioural psychologist and neurolinguistic expert Ricky Gill. These are designed to offer a ‘remedy’ to symptoms to modern living and specific emotional states of mind, including overcoming fears and building self-belief. Additionally, Apex is donating £1 to CALM every time a Ride Remedy is taken.

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Hydrow

£2,295 for the rower / £38 monthly subs, hydrow.co.uk

You can now test out one of Hydrow’s immersive at-home rowers for the first time at the newly launched Boathouse Experience in Selfridges, London. Three Hydrow rowing machines are set up for you to explore a world of glistening waterways through a multi-sensory approach that replicates the sensation of rowing on water.

A team of experts is also on hand to introduce you to the rower and guide you through over 2,500 classes led by world-class athletes. 

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Skechers

skechers.co.uk

If you’re in the market for a versatile, comfortable, do-it-all trainer, look no further than Skechers. The brand’s ranges of Athletic and Casual Sneakers cover all bases: from the step-focused GOwalk collection (pictured), to the easy-on Ultra Flex 2.0 (machine washable and super snug).

Away from sports, Skechers also has a range of boat shoes, oxford boots, loafers and even sandals. 

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Readly

£7.99 (monthly subs), gb.readly.com

Enjoy unlimited access to over 5,000 magazines (including this one) and newspapers all in one app with a subscription to Readly. Readly’s easy-to-use app allows you to read whatever category you choose, wherever you may be, including offline reading and family sharing.

Grab a subscription for just £7.99 a month, or give a Readly Gift Card, with options to suit every budget this Christmas.  

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Barry’s UK x HERMOSA bundle

shopuk.barrys.com / livehermosa.com

Barry’s UK, pioneers of the boutique fitness industry, and protein-powder brand HERMOSA have collaborated to create wellness hampers to gift this Christmas. There are two hampers available: both contain a jar of HERMOSA protein and a Barry’s class pack, with a deluxe version also including a reusable HERMOSA tumbler and limited edition Barry’s beanie.

Hampers start from £89 and come hand-wrapped in a gift box with a personalised note. They are available to pre-order now from Barry’s UK and Live Hermosa and on sale in all Barry’s UK studios (while stocks last).

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

CNM Christmas recipes

naturopathy-uk.com/xmas

Register for the College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Christmas recipe E-Book – full of tasty, nutritious recipes for the festive season.

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

Grenade advent calendar

£50, grenade.com

Sweeten the mood with Grenade’s protein-packed advent calendar – featuring a selection of the UK’s best-selling protein bars.

A healthier alternative to traditional chocolate, behind each door sits a triple-layered protein bar that includes less than 2g sugar and up to 24g of protein – ideal as a post-workout refuel, midday treat or on-the-go-snack this festive season. Inside you’ll find 24 Carb Killa Protein Bars (60g each), across the full range of flavours.

Men's Fitness Christmas Gift Guide | Men's Fitness UK

And now for something completely different…

£70 per year, vam.ac.uk

Get your culture fix with a membership to London’s V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Members enjoy free access to all exhibitions – including Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, and the Glastonbury Weekender archive – exclusive access to the award-winning Members’ Room, priority booking to events, shop discounts and more.