What on earth do you buy for someone who only ever thinks about training? You could buy them some new equipment, but unless they know exactly what they want then that could be a risky decision – especially if you’re someone who doesn’t train at all! It’s probably best to avoid buying gear unless your budget is a bit higher and you know what you’re looking for, so then what should you buy?
Well we’ve decided to help out a bit, by sticking together a list of some pretty cool things which most fighters would appreciate.
Note: We’re not sponsored or endorsed by any of the products in this article, and as usual we advise that it’s always best to look around and read up on reviews before you buy.
1. Glove Deodorisers
The problem with training 24/7 is that you end up producing a lot of sweat, which can end up getting into your fight gear and eventually start to ruin them. Glove deodorisers are nifty little inserts which go into your gloves or gym bag and help avoid moisture build up to keep things fresh. While it may not be your first idea for a gift, the’re actually super helpful and not too expensive.
Check out a few different ones from brands such as No Stink and Meister here.
2. Hand Wraps
A fighter can never have enough hand wraps. Using hand wraps every training session means that you need a steady rotation of wraps, so that you don’t end up using still-sweaty wraps from the session before and so that you have plenty of backups when it’s time to wash them. It’s hard to go wrong when buying hand wraps, and you can get almost any colour imaginable. If you want to play it safe though, you can always try and find out what brands they use already, or check out our own Hand Wrap reviews to find a decent pair.
3. Skipping Rope
Seems a bit of an odd one, however a skipping rope makes a nice gift. Most people go cheap when buying a rope, so it’s a perfect chance to buy something nice that they often wouldn’t buy for themselves. Boxers and other fighters will often skip as a warm up before every training session, and it’s a great way to get the blood warm so it’s bound to get plenty of use. We wrote about the Adidas Weighted Skipping Rope Set a while back, which comes with a great case and multiple ropes/weights, but there are plenty of other great speed ropes or weighted ropes available on the market.
4. A Decent Protein Shaker
When training regularly it’s important to keep your protein levels up. There’s nothing worse than using a cheap plastic protein shaker which doesn’t really do the job though. If the person you’re buying for gets plenty of use, then it’s worth looking into getting a really high quality protein shaker, for example this Shaker with a classy metal finish, or even a step up from there with an electric protein mixer.
5. Fighter T-Shirts
A T-shirt says a lot about a person, and a T-shirt representing a passion or interest can be a great gift. You could look into buying a T-shirt of their favourite fighter, or possibly even just representing the sport they love. Why not check out our own range of T-shirts, including our Boxing, Kickboxing or Muay Thai inspired Tees.
If you enjoyed this article, why not check out our other articles, such as The Best Kickboxers in the UFC.