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50 Best Gift Ideas For Weight Lifters in 2024

So you need a great gift idea for your weight lifting friend but you don't want to go the lazy route and get a gift card. You've scoured through social media and have no idea what to get them that isn't a bench press. We've got you covered!

Welcome to a haven of inspiration for fitness enthusiasts and champions of the iron game! If you're on the hunt for the perfect gifts that seamlessly blend passion with practicality, you've arrived at the right destination. Our curated selection brings together the finest collection of gifts for weight lifters– a celebration of strength, determination, and the relentless pursuit of progress.

Explore a spectrum of thoughtful and motivational presents designed to amplify the lifting experience. Whether you're searching for a special gift for a weight lifter in your life or looking to treat yourself, our handpicked assortment covers it all. From innovative gear that enhances performance to stylish accessories that make a statement, these weightlifting gifts are tailored to cater to every facet of the iron-loving lifestyle.

Dive into our comprehensive guide featuring top-notch lifting gifts and discover items that not only complement their dedication to the gym but also add an extra layer of joy to their fitness journey. Uncover the essence of thoughtful gifting and explore the realm where form meets function.

Embrace the joy of giving with a purpose – the joy of giving the best gifts for those who live by the barbell. Join us in celebrating the passion for lifting and find the ideal **weight training gifts** that speak volumes about your commitment to their fitness goals.

Let the journey to the perfect gift for weight lifters begin! 


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Foam Roller

A foam roller is a great gift idea for your weight lifting friend that is both useful and budget friendly. Foam rollers are frequently used for deep tissue massage. They can also increase your flexibility, circulation and blood flow, but most often are used by weight lifters for deep tissue massage and pain relief.

Wrist Wraps

Lifting wrist wraps make the perfect gift for weightlifters because they are typically one size fits all. They are used by weightlifters as secondary wrist support to allow them to lift heavier. They are a budget friendly option at under $25 for the pair!

Adjustable Dumbbell Set

The problem with at home dumbbell sets is that they can take up a lot of space and unless you have space for a home gym, they typically aren't an option for you. These adjustable dumbbells solve that problem! The Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbell Set comes with a variety of durable cast iron weight plates, textured chrome handle for better grip, starlock collars to keep the weight in place.

Weight Lifting Belt

The weightlifting belt is an important tool in any gym rat's toolbox. It allows for better back support when lifting heavy and increases stability in the core. They are a great idea for a gift as public gyms don't have lifting belts so athletes need to bring their own.

Lifting Gloves

Anyone who has lifted weights before knows how quickly your hands get red and calloused. Exercise gloves protect your hands from wear and tear while lifting heavy weight and make a great stocking stuffers!

Squat Rack & Bench Press

A squat rack and bench press is a great gift idea for anyone who has or is looking to build a home gym. This type of rack is extremely versatile and perfect for weight lifters who are lifting heavier weights on a barbell.

Lifting Chalk

Lifting chalk and liquid chalk are often used in olympic weightlifting and in rock climbing. It removes excess moisture from your hands to get the best possible grip and minimize chances of slipping. It's the perfect gift for people who are lifting really heavy weights.

Smart Scale

If your weight lifting friend doesn't already have a smart scale at home, these scales make the best gifts. Unlike regular scales that only show your weight, this smart scale measures water levels, body fat & muscle percentage.


Branched Chain Amino Acids also known as BCAAs are a great gift idea for weight lifters. These supplements are full of the essential amino acids that help to rebuild muscles fast so you can get back to weight lifting.

Body Measuring Tape

Body measuring tape is a useful gift for weight lifters who are often checking their progress. This body measuring tape is especially handy as it hides away into its container so its easily stored away neatly in a gym bag.

Water Bottle

Ask any exercise buffs and they'll tell you that you can never have to many gym water bottles, especially if they are high quality and sleek like this Iron & Flask stainless steel screw top bottle. These thermo bottles will keep your drink hot or cold for hours and hours, and come in a few different sizes and a variety of colors.

Compact Fitness Planner

Who needs a personal trainer when they have a compact fitness planner. This Fit Log personal records, such as sets, types of exercise, rating, body measurements, progress, and diet preferences. This fitness log book comes in 6 different color options and is a budget friendly gift idea.

Kitchen Scale

Serious weight lifters and body builders need to keep track of how much protein they eat. It can be challenging to meet your fitness goals if you are only eyeing how much protein you think you are eating vs. how much you actually are. This food scale is a perfect gift for weight lifters do their own meal prep at home!

Sissy Squat Bench

A sissy squat bench is a good gift idea for weightlifters who enjoy home workouts. This bench is compact so it's easily stored away, it's adjustable from almost any angle and it's multi functional for a variety of different workouts so it's a great addition to any home gym and a great option to give as a gift.

Grip Strength Kit

This grip strength is the ideal gift for anyone looking to increase their grip strength. It's one size fits all design makes it a suitable gift for almost anyone. This 5 piece kit includes an adjustable hand gripper, wrist workout, finger stretcher resistance bands, hand strengthener grip ring and stress relief grip ball.

Whey Protein Powder

A weight lifter can never have enough protein powder! This whey whey protein powder has over 170,000 5 star reviews on Amazon making it one of the top protein gift recommendations for weight lifters!

Electronic Shaker Bottle

Why use a regular shaker bottle when this electronic shaker will do all the "heavy lifting" for you? This portable shaker cup comes with a built in blade that is perfect for mixing protein shakes without any whey protein clumps.

The Ultimate Gym Bag 2.0

The latest version of the ultimate gym bag is finally here! This bag's unique design manages to hold 10 different compartments so it's easy to stay organized. It comes with a full length show pocket, 2 bottle holders and much more! It's the ultimate multi-use duffle bag thats perfect for all of your training needs.

Gym Towels

These quick drying gym towels are a useful gift for any regular fitness buff. These towels are super absorbent, small enough to fit easily in your gym bag, wicks sweat and is make of quick drying micro fiber. At under $30 for a whole package of gym towels, this is a very budget friendly gift that keeps on giving!

Deodorizing Balls

These may be a small item on our list but the impact of these tiny deodorizing balls is huge. These balls are of the the best gift ideas for any regular gym-goer who's gym bag smells like the locker room. These balls will have their gym bag smelling fresher than ever.

Shower Sandals

Any serious lifter knows that you need a pair of sandals in your gym bag for the showers. These Nike shower sandals are perfect for the gym! They are comfortable, portable, stylish and make a great gift idea!

Toiletry Bag

This toiletry bag is the perfect size for a gym bag.. The Zeemo Toiletry bag has multiple pockets so it's easy to everything keep organized and is waterproof so it'll keep everything dry when showering at the gym.

Neck Harness

This neck harness is a great gift idea for the serious lifter that it looking to do some strength training on their neck. This harness is made from high quality material that's cushioned so it doesn't dig in during your workout.

Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells

We already have adjustable dumbbells on our gift list, but these bowflex selecttech dumbbells is our favorite brand. It's at a higher price point than the last set but are easier to use and come with 15 different weight settings.

Kettlebell Set

Kettlebells are a great way to do weight training at home. This kettlebell set is a simple design in various sizes that can be used by experienced weight lifters or just the average person.

Medicine Ball

A medicine ball is a simple yet effective tool for weight lifters. It's frequently used in crossfit workouts as it helps to increase stamina and strength. This slam ball as a thicker tread which is best for better grips on the ball.

Yoga Mat

This extra thick yoga mat is the perfect place to stretch out sore muscles. It's easily packed away, comes with a strap for portability and comes in a variety of different colors.

Muscle Ice Packs

These hot and cold ice packs are made for hands free relief for sore muscles after a tough workout. The adjustable straps make it the perfect compression fit every-time regardless of whether it's your shoulder, back or legs. These ice packs make a great gift for the regular weightlifters.

Barbell Collars

These barbell collars are extremely versatile and will lock on almost bar to stop weight from sliding. They are easy to install and a perfect budget friendly add on for anyone with a barbell set.

Massage Gun

This 5 speed massage gun deeply penetrates the muscle relieving tension and removing knots. It's one of the most useful gifts you can give fitness fanatics who often have sore muscles after a workout. These massage guns are one of the best fitness gifts that will be used over and over again. This massage gun comes with a carrying case that's perfect for gym lovers to throw in their gym bag.

Apple Watch

The apple watch is the ultimate fitness tracker. It easily tracks your movement, calories, heart rate, blood oxygen levels and much more. It's one of the great options on this list that we personally couldn't do without!

George Foreman Grill

Nobody eats more grilled chicken than a gym freak.  The George Foreman grill is a great gift for weightlifters that cook their own meals.  This grill is completely non-stick, easy to clean and lets you grill chicken, veggies or meat without any grease.

Ab Roller

An ab roller or ab wheel is one of the most effective ways on the market today to strengthen your core. The Vinsguir dual wheel roller is 2x as steady as most single wheel rollers and with a maximum weight of 500lbs , it's also extremely durable.

Barbell Pad

The barbell pad is a great idea for a gift as many weightlifters prefer to use their own than the cheap thin ones supplied at the gym. The ProFitness Barbell Pad is made from a high quality density foam that cushions the bar. It's a portable size that can be used for many different barbell exercises.

Flavor God Spices

Flavor God spices are a well known brand among the fitness community. They are known for for their flavour but also for being dairy- and gluten-free, keto- and paleo-friendly, kosher, low sodium, vegan, and zero carbs and sugars. These spices won't dissapoint a hungry weightlifter in the kitchen with popular flavour mixes like everything, everything spicy, pizza, garlic and more.

Apple Airpod Pro

You just can't go wrong with a good paid of Apple AirPod Pros. These wireless headphones have amazing noise cancelling capabilities, over 6 hours of battery, fantastic sound quality and fit snugly into the ear. Apple AirPod Pros are guaranteed to put a smile on any weight lifters face.


Another amazing gift idea for your weightlifter friend who preps their own meals at home is a NutriBullet. It makes a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, father's day or anniversaries.These powerful blenders are perfect for making smoothies and protein shakes on the go!

Body Builder's Kitchen Cookbook

Every weightlifter knows that bodies aren't built in the gym, they are built in the kitchen! Keeping on a strict healthy diet is tough, especially when you're tired of eating the same thing over and over again. The Body Builder's Kitchen cookbook is packed full of recipes with maximum protein to suit any weightlifters needs!

Funny Lifting Socks

Do you even lift bro? These long socks are a cheap and funny little gift for anyone who enjoys weight lifting.

Dumbbell Bracelet

This dumbbell bracelet is a perfect romantic gift for Valentine's day or anniversary.

Workout Sweatpants

These workout joggers are perfect for during or after the gym. These lightweight pants are slim fitting so they are perfect for showing off a weight lifters gains after leg day at the gym.

The Science of Bodybuilding

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body has sold over 60,000 copies in more than 15 languages around the world. It's packed full of information from scientific studies on how to build the make body the right way. This book comes highly recommended as a straight forward and easy to read guide to bodybuilding by best selling author Mike Matthews.

Muscle Tank

This funny "I flexed and my sleeves fell off" muscle tank is perfect for any weight lifter to take to the gym! Made from ringspun cotton for maximum breathability and comfort, this funny lifting tank is an awesome gift for gym bros, lifting buds and workout partners.

Weight Lifting Keychain

This funny little pair of keychains isn't your typical best friend forever necklace split. It's the perfect gift for gym bros or for the weight lifting couple. Nothing says I love you in weight lifting like asking someone to be your swolemate. This is a great gift idea for Valentine's Day or an Anniversary gift.

Weight Lifting Shoes

These Adidas Weightlifting Cross Trainers have a sleek and minimalistic aesthetic to them that is perfect for gym wear. These shoes hug the foot for optimal support where it needs to be while also accommodating the natural flexing of all the toes. The laces work together wit a strap to lock down te middle of the foot. The raised heel adds stability that is crucial when lifting heavy weights.

Funny Mug

This weight lifting mug is the perfect funny gift to give your bodybuilding friend. It's a budget friendly gift that's great for a multitude of occasionals and recipients. This type of gift works well for anyone from a casual friend to a family member or significant other. This "meet me at the bar" ceramic coffee mug says hey, I didn't get you just any regular mug... I got you the best one.

Muscle Stimulator

With over 60,000 5 star google reviews and over 2 million of these units sold worldwide, this at home muscle stimulator is a great gift idea for any serious lifter. We've looked through a few different model and the Tens 70000 digital unit is one of the best options out there. This muscle massager is a great releif of even the most stubborn of lower back pain and one of the top gifts on our list.

Massage Oil

This Cosmetas massage oil is a great way to ease sore muscles naturally. Made with essential oils like peppermint, lavender arnica extract and camomile, this unique blend of oils is perfect for sore muscles and joint pain. The premium massage ball only needs a few drops to deliver maximum deep tissue relief. The Cosmetas Kit the perfect gift for professional athletes, body builders, weight lifters of gym geeks that need a bit of self care after a workout.

Foot Massager

Weight lifting isn't just hard work for your muscles but also for your feet! At the end of the day, let your weightlifting friends relax the easiest way they can, by plopping their tired old dogs into this heated shiatsu foot massager. The RENPHO Foot Massager machine delivers heat all around the foot (most are only on the bottom) and feels like a professional foot massage. It comes with a wireless remote so you can comfortably flip through 3 different intensities and pressures with ease.

Sports Bra

A reliable sports bra is a great gift option for female weightlifters. These puma sports bras comfortable and stretchy. They have adjustable straps for maximum support.

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