The 18 Best Fitness Gifts for Mom of 2021

Get her something she'll actually use

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Here's a handy way for mom to store essentials when she's out and about.
Bring home a cardio machine favorite and enjoy with the rest of the family.
Her muscles will appreciate a strong, yet gentle massage from this device.
A sleek kitchen gadget, it's easy to use and can help you make a perfect salsa or healthy smoothy.
It's perfect for organizing and for keeping must-have items close throughout the day.
With a wide variety of rides, mom will be able to try something new every day.
Give mom a new challenge to add to her routine with this trendy at-home workout accessory.
Allow her to experience an endorphin boost from her favorite form of exercise indoors.
With an aesthetically-pleasing bottle design, this will be mom's new favorite hydration companion.
Pamper mom with this deep-kneading massager that delivers powerful relief and comfort.

Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts can be incredibly difficult. How do you show the woman who gave you everything exactly how much she means to you? While it may seem like an impossible task, there are simple ways to shower mom with gifts that match her current interests. Look at what she spends her spare time doing and hone in on ways you can support her interests. Our favorite hobby to focus on? Wellness. 

For the fitness-focused moms out there, a wellness-related gift goes a long way. A new (or upgraded) fitness toy or handy new kitchen gadget shows you were actually listening when she told you all about her favorite new barre class.

Here are the best fitness gifts for mom that account for all ranges of budgets—no matter what you pick, you’re saying “love you, mom!” and that’s what really matters.

FlipBelt Zipper Running Belt

FlipBelt Zipper Running Belt

Moms on the go need a handy way to store their essentials (keys, cash, AirPods) when they’re out and about. Whether your mom is an active mall walker or a marathon runner, a FlipBelt Zipper will give her the ability to keep everything she needs on her person without a clunky backpack.

The moisture-wicking fabric helps you avoid uncomfortable chafing while keeping you cool and dry. With no buckles or clasps to pinch your skin, the belt easily slides over your hips like a pair of perfectly fitting pants.

The fabric will also adjust to fit a variety of phone sizes, so even when mom gets an upgrade next year, she’ll be able to rely on her trusty FlipBelt Zipper.

Hydrow Rower Starter Package

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Is your mom’s favorite machine at the gym the rowing machine? Bring her favorite workout to her living room! The Hydrow Starter Pack not only includes Hydrow’s signature rower, but it also comes with a mat for under the machine, a polar heart rate monitor, and wireless headphones.

This sets your mom up with everything she needs to thoroughly enjoy a Hydrow membership (sold separately), and with multiple profiles provided with one membership, the rest of the family can get in on the fun, too!

Hydrow takes the act of rowing and makes it a fun, interactive activity that pushes you past your limits, ensuring that mom will be crowned champion rower next time she visits the gym.

Testing Insight

"Throughout testing, I took a ton of classes—there are more than 2,383 on offer. Surprisingly, there were more than just rowing-specific workouts. Your Hydrow Rower also offers mobility, strength, yoga classes, and more. That is a definite bonus."—Rozalynn S. Frazier, certified personal trainer and Verywell product tester

TheraGun PRO

Theragun Pro

No matter what activity has your mom on her feet all day, her muscles will appreciate a strong (yet gentle) massage from the Theragun PRO. The deep muscle treatment enhances muscle recovery, releases stress and tension within the body, and soothes any discomfort you’re feeling post-workout.

The device itself is durable, with an industry-leading two-year warranty that promises satisfaction. A rotating arm and ergonomic multi-grip, along with a super quiet QX150 motor and 300-minute total battery life, make the Theragun PRO easy and comfortable to use. It won’t take long for your mom to add “self-massage” to her weekly routine.

Vitamix Immersion Blender, Stainless Steel, 18 inches

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While getting a kitchen gadget for Mother’s Day is not necessarily a new concept, trendy kitchen tools are always welcome. This Vitamix immersion blender has five different speed settings, a LED light display, and an ergonomic handle design.

In other words? It’s incredibly easy to use and highly versatile. A scratch-resistant blade guard keeps you from scratching your favorite pots and pans, while an easy twist lock ensures you stay safe as you perfect a new salsa or smoothie.

It doesn’t matter what the rest of mom’s kitchen decor looks like—this stainless steel body looks sleek in any kitchen.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L

This versatile belt bag allows mom to keep her essentials close as she goes about her day. The water-repellent fabric means you don’t have to worry about anything getting damaged by a little rain, and an adjustable clip means you can wear the belt either over your shoulder or around your waist (with a perfect fit either way).

The bag is 33 fluid ounces in volume, with both an interior and exterior zippered pocket, perfect for organizing her must-haves so she always knows where things are. To clean your belt bag, simply wet a rag with disinfectant and scrub the spot in question (do not throw it in the dryer).

Peloton Bike

Bike

Whether your mom is cautious about returning to her spin class or simply wants to get more out of cycling, the classic Peloton bike allows her to get the same in-class experience at home. Every bike comes with free in-home delivery and assembly, ensuring no one has to fight with instructions to get the bike of their dreams set up.

With the purchase of a Peloton bike, you’re given access to daily live classes directly from Peloton’s NYC studio. Peloton’s wide variety of rides (from Hamilton-themed classes to 20-minute glute strengthening) means mom will be able to try something new every day, never growing tired of the cardio she loves.

The hottest at-home workout accessory, Bala Bangles will give mom a new challenge while supporting whatever routine she currently has. The 1-pound bangles add just enough weight to increase the challenge on exercises like donkey kicks, fire hydrants, and even just plain old walks.

Comfortable material (recycled stainless steel wrapped in soft silicone) ensures that the added weight is the only (slight) discomfort you may feel, meaning mom can wear her bangles on her ankles or wrist during workouts and day-to-day activities. Those walks in the park? Add a little extra OOMPH to them with new bangles! 

Horizon Fitness T101 Series Treadmill

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

While a walk in the park may be your mom’s favorite form of exercise, sometimes getting a quick workout indoors is more convenient. This treadmill brings that sustainable exercise into the comfort of mom’s own home, allowing her to experience an endorphin boost without freezing in the wind or sweating in the heat.

The machine’s ultra-quiet motor won’t pester anyone else in the room and a powerful incline rate moves quickly (and quietly). With Bluetooth audio speakers that are compatible with most music devices, the treadmill has the potential to be mom’s favorite spot in the house.  

S'well Water Bottle With Travel Handle

Staying hydrated should be a priority for all of us, even for mom! Help her make the task of drinking enough water more appealing with an aesthetically pleasing Swell water bottle. This 17-ounce bottle has triple-layer insulation, keeping drinks cold for 41 hours and hot for 18, with no condensation in sight!

The stainless steel water bottle comes with a travel handle, perfect for whatever the day throws mom’s way. As the bottle is BPA-free and compliant with California Prop 65 regulations, you can feel good about handing your mom her new favorite hydration companion.

The bottle is not dishwasher safe, but mom will love it so much she’ll never want to be apart from it for a whole dishwasher cycle!  

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

While the “free massage” coupons you gave mom as a kid were cute, this actual foot massager is the real deal. It delivers powerful relief thanks to a deep-kneading massager that focuses on giving your tired foot muscles the love they deserve.

An optional heat function takes relief a step further, releasing tight muscles and improving blood circulation. Easy, convenient controls are located on the center console between your feet, putting you in the driver’s seat of comfort—bring those spa vibes to mom’s house!

The compact and sturdy design ensures she’ll feel properly pampered each time she sits down—who said a daily foot massage wasn’t possible?

Erin Condren Focused Wellness Log

There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your to-do list, especially when you have a mom-sized to-do list. Support mom’s need to get things done and her fitness goals with this wellness log from Erin Condren. Arguably the perfect size (5.7 x 8.25 inches) for stashing in a purse or keeping on the bedside table, this journal helps you keep track of all your health-related goals, including daily meal plans, water intake, sleep, and more.

Oh, and it comes with fun stickers, too! Help mom reach her goals, check things off, and feel supported enough to achieve her goals with this thoughtful wellness log.

ZOGIN Mini Exercise Desk Bike

Whether mom is back in the office, working from home for the long haul, or simply wanting something to keep her busy as she works on a new puzzle, a desk bike is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. This compact pedal exerciser can be used to strengthen legs (and arms!), improve stamina, and "get your wiggles out.”

The digital display makes it easy to track how much work you’ve put in, including calories burned, distance pedaled, and time spent movin’ and groovin’. Adjustable resistance allows you to push a little harder, toning muscles and making what can easily become a daily routine exciting every time you sit down to work.

The compact nature of the bike means it can be stored under a table, in the bottom of a closet, or in the corner of a rec room—all the movement and no clunky equipment!  

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer

Since we take them everywhere from the park to the bathroom, phones can get pretty gnarly with bacteria. Help your mom resolve this issue with a smartphone sanitizer from PhoneSoap. Its UV disinfection process kills up to 99.99% of germs, safely disinfecting anything that fits inside the pouch (including the phone’s case).

The device also has two charging ports, allowing it to act as a universal charger for any phone that needs a boost. It's convenient, effective, and customizable! Pick a cute color that matches mom’s purse and feel confident about washing those germs away.

GoWise 5.8-Quart 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer

Chances are high your mom has seen dozens of air fryer recipes circulating social media on a weekly basis—let her in on the fun with a new gadget! This air fryer allows you to fry, bake, grill, and roast with little to no oil, bringing the same satisfying, crispy texture to dishes without the additional grease.

The modern look won’t clog up mom’s counter space, and the advanced touch screen provides eight cooking presets and a wide temperature range to fit every need. The device comes with a non-stick pan and detachable basket, as well as a recipe book with enough recipes (50) to keep mom busy for many meals to come.

If your mom loves to cook, you really can’t go wrong with an air fryer.

Ozazuco Bento Box

Is your mom a meal prep queen? Up her to-go lunch style with a new bento box. This BPA-free, food-grade PP plastic box is built to last, ready to travel with you to the office, on a hike, or just in the car during busy errand days. The three stackable lunch boxes keep your food separate, ensuring no juices invade where they’re not welcome.

The box is also easy to clean, making meal prep even more convenient—you can safely pop a box in the microwave to reheat last night’s leftovers and clean it easily in the dishwasher. An organized, easy lunch? Music to mom’s ears.

Fitindex Electric Foam Roller

Spa treatments are a Mother’s Day staple. Take that tradition and make it a little more personal this year, focusing on mom’s favorite fitness hobbies and providing a solution to sore muscles after an extra tough yoga class.

This electric foam roller has four speed vibration settings, catering to your exact need with customized speed and intensity. Made from high-quality materials with a battery that lasts for up to four hours of continual use, this roller will soon become mom’s favorite post-workout activity.

It’s also lightweight and conveniently portable, meaning it can easily be stashed in the car for after hiking adventures, travel needs, or a little mid-errand massage.

Brieftons Five-Blade Spiralizer

Help mom lean into the fitness foodie trends with this veggie spiralizer. The five stainless steel blades are guaranteed to stay ultra-sharp, perfect for making zucchini noodles that pair perfectly with mom’s homemade bolognese.

Cleaning and storing the device is also a breeze, thanks to a quick-release mechanism of the blade rack and an extra blade caddy. An accompanying e-book will give mom even more recipe ideas, proving that spiraling vegetables is a trend that’s here to stay! 

Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer

Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer

Are steamed veggies a staple in mom’s weekly meal plan? Make them extra convenient with this digital steamer. It no longer takes extra time for the perfect steamed broccoli, corn on the cob, or fillet of fish—just set the timer based on what you’re cooking and leave it alone until it rings!

With multiple racks, you can steam an entire meal at once, using the bottom dish for proteins like fish and chicken while the top dish cooks veggies. Need to steam rice? No problem, a specific rice dish is included! It’s so easy to use, we’re sure mom will start steaming everything—less dirty dishes and more delicious meals? An obvious win.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a group gift to spoil mom this year, the Hydrow Starter Pack (view at Hydrow) is a great option that allows mom to practice her favorite workout at home. For less-expensive options, we recommend the Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager (view at Amazon) or Brieftons Five-Blade Veggie Spiralizer (view at Amazon)—Mother’s Day is all about treating mom to things she wouldn’t necessarily buy for herself (but will absolutely love) and these products let you do just that.

What to Look for in a Fitness Gift for Mom 

Size

While size may not be the first thing on your mind when picking out a gift for mom, it should be something you consider! Large gifts, like a stationary bike, can be difficult to store if your mom doesn’t already have a designated space for it. 

Frequency of Use

Is your gift something that your mom will use a lot? Consider how often she partakes in the activity your gift is associated with—if she is a dedicated yogi, you know a new mat will be well-used. Likewise, if she’s been talking about getting ankle weights for months, you can assume she’ll use them frequently. If you’ve never seen her participate in the activity or talk about it, maybe choose something else. 

Budget

Moms deserve the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to give them something they love. Purchase a gift that’s within your budget and shows you thought of her—she’ll love it!

Why Trust Verywell Fit?

As a former fitness coach, long-time wellness enthusiast, and current health editor, Lily Moe understands the importance of equipment that is made to help you reach your fitness goals, whether outside or in the gym. Most importantly, Lily always looks for research and first-hand reviews when it comes to deciding on a product.

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