Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, what are you getting your SO? We’ve compiled a list of must-have Valentine’s Day gifts your swolemate will absolutely love.



Get the tech-athelete of your dreams the latest gadgets the industry has to offer. For the adventurer with fantastic stories to tell, the latest Go Pro Hero 4 will record your feats in crystal clear resolution. For a snug and tangle-free earphones, Sol Republic’s JAX Earphones are the perfect combination of workout-friendly features and excellent music quality. FitBit recently introduced the new and improved FitBit Charge HR™. Features include a PurePulse™ Heart Rate monitor which gives continuous and automatic updates; an all-day workout/activity tracker which records distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps; a watch and synch capabilities with your phone; a sleep monitor; and most importantly, an incredibly long battery life for an incredibly active day.

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From workout to recovery, we’ve got you covered! The SISU War Hammer is 28 lbs and can take even the most severe training sessions. “SISU”, which is emblazoned on the head of this 42″” hammer, is the Finnish word for stubborn determination and will constantly remind your mate to keep pushing the limits. If channeling his inner viking isn’t enough, maybe he should channel his inner beast with the intricately-made kettle bells from Demon Bells‘ Warrior Line which range from 16 to 72 lbs. GoFit’s Extreme Massage Roller’s unique egg crate design pinpoints and breaks down even the most hard-to-reach knots and trigger points. A quick massage from this roller and he’ll be in post-workout bliss. Advertised as the world’s first athletic tape for crossfitters, Scary Sticky Goat Tape’s strong material provides protection and support for your hands during even the most difficult set of snatches.


Who says you can’t look good when working out? Get him some tough and sexy workout gear and take that arm candy to the gym! (From left to right:  Reebok One Series Tee/Reebok, Men’s UA Combine® Training No Excuses T-Shirt/Under Armour, Men’s UA Tech™ Patterned Short Sleeve T-Shirt/Under Armour, Les Mills Bodycombat Compression Tee/Reebok)

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Throw out his old tattered running shoes and get him some new kicks. For runners, the Cloudsurfer from ON Running and the Gemini Running Shoes from Under Armour provide great support and comfort for short and long distance jogs. Crossfitters will find Reebok’s new Crossfit Nano 4.0 extremely durable. Updates include a training rubber toe wrap for extra protection, breathable mesh material, emphasized heel cushioning, and RopePro protection wrap for increased bite and protection against shoe shredding rope climbs. Many reviewers have found the Crossfit Nano to be quite capable in absorbing abuse from numerous WODs and rope climbs.


Yes– there is life outside of the gym! Rock the casual style during  recovery days and enjoy some much-deserved R&R.  (From left to right: Collide Tee/O’Neill, Therma-Fit All City/Hurley, Jordy Freakout Tee/O’Neill, Retreat Pullover/Hurley)


So maybe your boyfriend has the best fitness gear under the sun, give him a useful and fun Valentine’s Day gift! Keep with the fitness theme with the Shape Up Alarm Clock or take your dirty clothes to the literal cleaners with Laundry Punching Bag from Suck UK. For those impromptu adventures to the beach and beyond, give him the sturdy Bromuda Backpack from O’Neill and the Tool Logic Survival Card, a useful hodgepodge of tools that fit in your wallet.


About The Author

Content Manager

A Hong Kong-native with a penchant for good food and drinks, Kelly Lo has always had a love-hate relationship with fitness. In the past, Kelly has backpacked across a good portion of the Nakasendō trail, gone mountain-biking in New Zealand, and white-water rafting in Australia. Now she dabbles in yoga and kickboxing in her new home, New York City. Kelly enjoys writing about her experiences, as well as promoting the Fitness Luxe mission of health and happiness.