25 Awesome Gifts for Someone Trying to Lose Weight (2023)

by Millie
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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

Are you looking for gifts for someone trying to lose weight? Well, the good news is I got you covered! These are the best gift ideas that I can personally recommend from my journey of losing 80 pounds in 8 months.

You can support your family member or loved ones 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. 

You can of course treat yourself to something special as well!

So without further ado let’s get to it! 

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Best Weight Loss Gifts


I love my Fitbit! It is perfect 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 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

Another great option for a dieter is a smart scale. Keeping track of your weight is very important when you are on 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 Map My Fitness. The bottle also lights up when it’s time to take a drink.

The Hidrate smart water bottle will make it 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 biggest secrets to weight loss success is finding delicious swaps for unhealthy choices. This dessert maker is one of the answers to making healthy desserts. You can simply and quickly turn frozen fruit into ice cream or ‘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 start a healthier lifestyle.


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 soda stream is a great weight loss gift. It turns plain water into sparkling water. 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 enjoy this practical gift by 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 to a new stainless steel option. Measuring cups and spoons is an often overlooked health and fitness gift, but they will have a big impact on portion control and being able to make healthier meals.

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 especially for portion control as well as cooking. With a digital kitchen scale, you can quickly weigh your food and easily cIn addition to measuring cups and spoons, another great idea for a gift for weight loss is a digital kitchen scale. I use mine for portion control as well as cooking.

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.


Sometimes you need to get a little fancy with your vegetables and that is why a spiralizer will come in handy. It is so easy to make zucchini noodles and other types of vegetable pasta with this spiralizer

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 is large enough to hold a five-pound chicken and easy to clean. It will definitely be a frequently used gift for someone trying to get healthy.

Hot Air Popcorn Popper

Another great food swap is to switch from microwavable popcorn to air-popped popcorn. This Orville Redenbacher air popcorn popper is another great gift idea. 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 and a 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 perfect for cooking soups, stews, chilli and more. 

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’m not sure how I lived without an Instant Pot for so many years.

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 is 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 to travel.  

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


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


Most women who work out 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. Gyms in my area were closed initially, but when they reopened, exercisers were required to wear a mask.

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 work out. 

Gym Membership

Every New Year’s Eve, one of my resolutions is to exercise more and I think it will be even better to get your gym membership as a gift. Ironically, a free membership from a family member or friends might encourage me to stick with going to the gym.

Personal Trainer

Another thoughtful gift is to purchase a few sessions with a personal trainer to help with making sure that your loved one does the best form of exercise for their body and weight. A personal trainer can also be combined with a gym membership. But there are many personal trainers who will be happy to come to your living room or are available online.    

Registered Dietitian

Similarly, you can consider getting a few sessions with a registered dietitian. Most of us have very poor eating habits or have a ton of misinformation about weight loss and diets. A registered dietitian can personalize a weight loss program that is based on facts and scientific research. No more fad diets with temporary success!

Workout Clothes and Shoes

If you know their size, your gift recipient will really love great workout clothes that are comfortable and stylish. Look for clothes that will wick moisture away from the skin (e.g., dri fit).

Walking or Running shoes

Who doesn’t need a good pair of sneakers? I think we underestimate the importance of a good pair of walking or running shoes. Check out my personal recommendations for the best walking shoes for overweight women

Diet Book and Diet Cookbook

I am a big fan of Dr Michael Greger who wrote How Not to Diet and founder of super informative nutritionfacts.org. All of the information in this book is based on science and research on long-term weight loss success.

I must say that this book was the impetus for my 80-pound weight loss. I was finally able to look at diets and weight loss in a new way.  

You can also spring for the companion cook book, How Not to Diet Cookbook. Here you will find delicious and healthy recipes that will make losing weight easy and permanent.  

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 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 a new lifestlye. And supporting someone on a difficult journey!

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

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Mosaics Lab October 1, 2020 -

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

Millie October 1, 2020 -

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

Rose Ann Sales October 2, 2020 -

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

Millie October 2, 2020 -

Thanks Rose! You can always treat yourself!

Krysten Quiles October 2, 2020 -

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

Millie October 2, 2020 -

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

Nikki Wayne October 2, 2020 -

Great ideas. Surely whoever receives this will appreciate it.

Millie October 2, 2020 -

Thanks, Nikki!

Gervin Khan October 2, 2020 -

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

Millie October 2, 2020 -

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

Liliana October 2, 2020 -

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

Millie October 2, 2020 -

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

Kileen October 2, 2020 -

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!

cute & little

Millie October 3, 2020 -

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

Monidipa Dutta October 6, 2020 -

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

Millie October 6, 2020 -

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

Kailey October 12, 2020 -

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.

Millie October 13, 2020 -

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

Viano November 10, 2020 -

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

Millie November 11, 2020 -

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


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