15 Awesome Gifts for Someone Trying to Lose Weight

by Millie
gifts for someone trying to lose weight

Last Updated on January 11, 2021 by Millie

Are you looking for gifts for someone trying to lose weight? Or are you on a diet and want to share a wish list for weight loss gifts with your family and friends? Well, I got you covered! These are 15 best gift ideas that I can personally recommend after 12 months of my own weight loss journey where I lost 80 pounds (and counting).

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You can support your loved one on their weight loss and fitness journey by buying them something special they will love and enjoy. Losing weight is hard, but all of the following gift ideas for someone trying to get healthy will make the journey easier. 

So without further ado let’s get to it! 

Best Weight Loss Gifts

Fitbit

I love my Fitbit! It is the perfect gift for someone trying to lose weight. Can you imagine that you can see how many calories you burn all day, including when you exercise? You can count steps, activity minutes and even get your sleep score. You can also keep track of the calories you consume and your water intake. There are many features to boost your weight loss and keep you motivated. And there are right there on your wrist or cellphone.

Also read: 9 Great Ways to Use Fitbit for Weight Loss

You can choose a Fitbit smartwatch like mine. 

Or a Fitbit fitness tracker like my son’s. 

You can’t go wrong with either!

Smart Scale

Keeping track of your weight is very important when you are one a weight loss journey. So why not make weighing easier with a smart scale? The best smart scale, in my opinion, for someone trying to get healthy is the Fitbit Aria 2 Scale. If you have a Fitbit, you can also get your BMI and body fat percentage. All of this information will sync to your cell phone and it will be right at your fingertips!  This Fitbit Aria 2 Scale is an excellent health and fitness gift for someone who already has a Fitbit. It is sleek and looks great in any decor.

Also read: 3 Great Reasons to Weigh Yourself Everyday

Smart Water Bottle

All the experts and practically everything you see and read advises dieters to drink more water. And that means you need a great water bottle. So why not surprise your loved one with a smart water bottle. We have smart everything, so why not consider a smart water bottle.

This Hidrate smart water bottle is my absolute favorite! It not only tracks your water intake, every sip of it, but it also syncs with your Fitbit, Apple Health, Google Fit, and Under Armour May my Fitness. The bottle also lights up when it’s time to take a drink.

The Hidrate smart water bottle will make is easier to remember to drink throughout the day as well as keep you on track to drink your required number of glasses.

Also read: How Much Water to Drink Daily for Weight Loss

Dessert  Maker

One of the secrets to successful weight loss is finding delicious swaps for unhealthy choices. This dessert maker is the answer and a great gift for someone trying to get healthy. You can simply and quickly turn frozen fruit into ‘nice cream’, sorbet or frozen yoghurt. The combinations are endless.

Before I bought this dessert maker, I used a blender to make ‘nice’ cream, but this dessert maker is much better, easier to use and faster. This is one of those gifts that the whole family, including children, can enjoy and use to become healthier. 

SodaStream

Your dieter will likely (hopefully) replace soda with water and also will be drinking a lot, a lot more water. One of the things that I have found is that after a while you get bored with plain water. So a SodaStream is a great weight loss gift. Some of us miss the carbonation in soda and this is an excellent replacement.

The SodaStream Fizzi turns plain water into sparkling water with one touch of a button. There are three levels of carbonation so you can have the right level of bubbles for you. And of course, other family members can also start replacing high sugary drinks with sparkling water.

Measuring Cups and Spoons

One of the new habits I had to develop to be successful on my weight loss journey is spending more time in the kitchen cooking healthier meals. Also, I spent a lot of time measuring my portions as I tried to count calories. I quickly discovered that I needed to upgrade my dollar store plastic measuring cups. A new set of measuring cups and spoons is an often overlooked health and fitness gift.

I love this set of measuring cups and spoons especially because the measurements are engraved on the stainless steel. Also, you have both imperial and metric measurements. Finally, they are stackable so they don’t take up too much space. And best of all, this is a very inexpensive health and fitness gift that will fit any budget.

Digital Kitchen Scale

In addition to measuring cups and spoons, your loved one might also appreciate a digital kitchen scale to assist in their weight loss journey. I use my digital kitchen scale for especially for portion control as well as cooking. With a digital kitchen scale, you can quickly weigh your food and easily calculate the calories.

This digital kitchen scale measures in pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms, fluid ounces and millilitres. The maximum weight is 22 pounds or 10 kilograms. You can also get an accurate weight when an item is on a plate or bowl as the scale will subtract the weight of the plate or bowl.   

Air Fryer

Love fried foods, but hate what it does to the waistline? Consider this air fryer to dramatically reduce calories by about 85%. For example, deep-fried chicken is 549 calories while air fried chicken is only 280 calories. Although the air fried chicken won’t be as crispy as deep-fried chicken, the taste is basically the same.  This air fryer will be a frequently used gift for someone trying to get healthy. It is large enough to hold a five-pound chicken and easy to clean,

Hot Air Popcorn Popper

Another great swap is to switch from microwavable popcorn to air-popped popcorn. This Orville Redenbacher air popcorn popper does the job very well. And one cup of air-popped popcorn is only 31 calories. You can have three cups and still keep your snack under 100 calories! This is another great gift that the whole family can enjoy. But it is the perfect weight loss gift for the popcorn lover.

Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is another kitchen gift for someone trying to lose weight. It’s amazing how much time you spend meal planning, prepping and cooking. I found having an Instant Pot to be a huge time saver in the kitchen. Your Instant Pot is both a pressure cooker (cooks food faster) and a slow cooker (cooks food slower).

It’s pretty obvious why you want to cook faster. But why slower? Because it allows you to start meals before you go to bed, work and any other time and have it ready when you want. I love to make soups and stews in my Instant Pot.

Under Desk Cycle

We all sit too much and in fact, some experts say that sitting is the new smoking. One way to combat this is to move as much as you can. I have found that having an under desk cycle to be a huge benefit and an excellent gift for someone trying to lose weight. You can use it at your desk at work or at any time that you are sitting at home. The calories you burn while using the under desk cycle adds up and boosts your weight loss. 

Depending on your fitness level, this under desk cycle can be an easy introduction to fitness. You can see the distance travelled, calories burned and minutes exercised. It’s also quiet so if you use it at work, it won’t annoy your colleagues.

Yoga Mat

A yoga mat is a great gift for someone trying to get healthy. You don’t have to do yoga to need a yoga mat. I use mine at home whenever I have to do anything on the floor. For example, push-ups (I still do knee push-ups) and ab exercises. I like this yoga mat because it’s extra thick and it doesn’t slip. If you are going to a studio or gym, this yoga comes with a strap that makes it easier for travel.  

Also read: Diet and Yoga for Bigger Bodies: Best Tips from a Yoga Teacher

Dumbbells

Resistance or strength training is an important part of a weight loss journey or fitness journey. When you are just starting out strength training in a gym can be a bit intimidating so having your own set of dumbbells to use at home can be an excellent health and fitness gift.

I started with three pounds and am now up to ten or fifteen pounds depending on the exercise. I like this set especially because of the vinyl coating which makes it easier on the hands. You should get two dumbbells, but one is also fine.   

Also read: 4 Best Exercises for Obese Women for Weight Loss

Headband

Most women who workout would love to have a headband to keep their hair away from their faces. And some of us sweat a lot so in my case, I like a headband that can also double as a sweatband. I love this headband since it also wicks away moisture. It keeps the salty sweat from getting into my eyes! This is a great inexpensive gift for someone trying to lose weight and will also be a good stocking stuffer.

Gym Bag

Going to the gym is likely on the list of gifts for someone trying to get healthy. Pre COVID-19 I went to the gym twice a week to do an aqua fitness class and I spent a lot of time finding the perfect gym bag. This one, in my opinion, is the best gym bag.

You can store your gym shoes on the bottom of the bag. There is also a compartment for wet and dry clothes, as well as a place for your water bottle. And it is large enough for a beach towel and change of clothes.

Mask for Working Out

As most people are still trying to get back to life after COVID-19, having a mask that allows you to work will be a thoughtful gift for someone trying to lose weight. I could barely breathe in a normal mask, this reusable mask allows you to work out in the gym or outside while walking, running or cycling. No excuses not to workout. 

Awesome Gifts for Someone Trying to Lose Weight

Gifts for someone trying to lose weight

So there you have it. My personal recommendations for gifts for someone trying to lose weight. You have gifts to make eating healthier easier and exercise and activity easier. The gifts range in price so you can be a big spender or choose to purchase something less expensive. My mother always said that it’s not the gift but the thought that counts. Most importantly, you are giving the gift of health. And supporting someone on a difficult journey!

What are you going to buy? Let me know in the comments!

15 Awesome Gifts for Someone Trying to Lose Weight

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Mosaics Lab October 1, 2020 - 10:05 pm

The ideas are GREAT!!! I would love to get an air fryer, heard it is amazing…

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Millie
Millie October 1, 2020 - 11:44 pm

I’m glad you love the gift ideas. Maybe you will get an air fryer from your loved one. 🙂

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Rose Ann Sales October 2, 2020 - 6:44 am

Great ideas! I would super appreciate the smart scale and headband if I was the one to receive
Hehe

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Millie
Millie October 2, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Thanks Rose! You can always treat yourself!

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Krysten Quiles October 2, 2020 - 10:25 am

I’m working on weight loss this year and want several of these items. Adding them to my Christmas list!

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Millie
Millie October 2, 2020 - 1:47 pm

Hi Krysten, I hope Santa will be good to you this year! 🙂

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Nikki Wayne October 2, 2020 - 11:41 am

Great ideas. Surely whoever receives this will appreciate it.

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Millie
Millie October 2, 2020 - 1:48 pm

Thanks, Nikki!

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Gervin Khan October 2, 2020 - 12:29 pm

That looks fun to give as a present, lol. I wonder what will be the reaction of my friend.

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Millie October 2, 2020 - 1:49 pm

Hi Garvin, I’m sure your friend would appreciate your gift.

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Liliana October 2, 2020 - 1:50 pm

I actually want a fitbit for so long !
Haven’t got one yet because I get lazy!
Great gift ideas 🙂

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Millie
Millie October 2, 2020 - 1:52 pm

Hi Liliana, add a Fitbit to your wish list. I have found it to be very helpful.

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Kileen October 2, 2020 - 8:23 pm

All of these are such great gift ideas for people trying to lose weight. I love too how they range from expensive to more pricey. I would love anyone of these items for sure!

Kileen
cute & little

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Millie
Millie October 3, 2020 - 12:09 am

Hi Kileen, Thanks for your kind words. Maybe your secret Santa will surprise you with one of these gifts!

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Monidipa Dutta October 6, 2020 - 6:33 pm

I really like the mask and the headband from your list. But again your ideas of gifts are really good!

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Millie
Millie October 6, 2020 - 7:15 pm

Thanks, Monidipa. Both the mask and headband are excellent!

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Kailey October 12, 2020 - 9:56 pm

Oooh that “dessert maker” is calling my name – I sometimes make banana peanut butter “ice cream” in my blender but its never quite the same.

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Millie October 13, 2020 - 1:10 am

Hi Kailey, banana and peanut butter sounds absolutely delicious! I’ll have to try it! I hope Santa brings you the dessert maker!

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Viano November 10, 2020 - 11:28 pm

These are great gift ideas for those trying to lose weight. I really like the under desk cycle, Nice post.

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Millie
Millie November 11, 2020 - 12:13 am

Thanks, Viano! Maybe Santa will bring you the under desk cycle!

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