Top Picks for Men Focusing on Their Health

Whether you are shopping for a man who takes care of his health and wants to keep it that way or you are looking for a GUY who needs to change some habits, these gifts will help. Find products chosen for healthy living. 

This list includes products for exercise, good food, and an active lifestyle.

 

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Portable Gym

The BodyBoss 2.0 can simulate any gym workout with a collapsible bar, resistance bands with handles, a door anchor, and more. The resistance levels can be adjusted, so GUYs can continue to use this as they crush their new year’s resolutions.

Why we recommend it: We love this product because GUYs can use it anywhere, from their living room to apartment patio, plus it can be used while traveling. 

  • Designed to simulate all the bulky equipment and machines
  • Work out your upper and lower body
  • Burn calories like never before
  • Compact and portable
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Waterproof Hiking Shoe - Keen

Historically I've been a Merrell shoe guy. However, when I saw the aggressive, nobby traction on the Keen hiking shoe soles I had to give them a try. 

I'm on the trail 4-6 times a week hiking, biking, camping, packing, climbing, fishing, etc. As of end of September of this year I've had 156 trail days. I have to trust my shoes to hold up and get the job done. 

I bought my first set of Keens and instantly loved the tread on the soles. They're aggressive and stick to EVERYTHING. 

However...after a month, the rubber part of the soles started to peel away from the foam base. I was SO disappointed. I contacted Keen and they were super responsive so I decided to give them another try. They sent me another pair and they've held up really well. I get 1 year of use from my Merrells. I hope I can get the same duration out of the Keens. 

If they hold up, they'll be my new go-to shoe.

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Waterproof Hiking Shoe - Merrell

I love Merrell hiking shoes. I've owned more than 10 pairs over the years.

I'm on the trail 4-6 times a week hiking, biking, camping, packing, climbing, fishing, etc. As of end of September of this year I've had 156 trail days. I have to trust my shoes to hold up and get the job done. 

Merrells consistently give me a year of active hiking adventure. 

Recommendation:

  • Get new shoe laces when you buy the shoes. The laces are the weak part of the shoe, they come untied quickly.
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Air Fryer

People rave about their air fryers - this one especially. The last air fried rotisserie chicken we ate was absolutely delicious! French fries, cheese sticks and fried zuccini are to die for. We love how the accessories let you cook just about anything. An air fryer is a unique gift for GUYs. They’re the hottest thing in kitchen appliances and healthy eating alike, so they’re perfect gifts for men who workout.

What is Thanksgiving dinner without turkey, right GUYs? Cooking Thanksgiving turkey has historically been a long, laborious process. Not anymore, thanks to this 10-in-1 kitchen appliance.

Whether the GUY you’re shopping for follows a healthy lifestyle or just likes cool kitchen gadgets, air fryers are fantastic Christmas gift ideas. Air fryers cook with substantially less fat than other methods, cook food to the perfect crispness, and are more versatile than many people realize. GUYs love fried food, and this wizard-like gadget makes it healthier – and crisper – than traditional methods. We love this product because it also comes with 11 one-touch presets including vegetables, poultry, steak, and desserts. 

This Cosori air fryer has 11 set-and-forget presets and is remarkably compact but still offers a large 5.8-quart capacity - enough for a whole chicken.

The 16.9-quart capacity was designed for GUYs with big appetites. Several dishwasher-safe accessories are included, like a rotisserie skewer and rotating fryer basket.
This product for men also has handy features for GUYs with limited kitchen skills, including auto-shutoff and built-in presets.

Why we recommend it: Air fryers are awesome holiday gifts for men. They simplify and health-ify cooking. Not only will you have a perfectly-roasted turkey, but this product for men also makes everyday meals easier. Cook a rotisserie chicken, air-fry wings, and bake cookies all using the same tool! This is a perfect gift idea for GUYs because it’s easy to use and makes meals a bit healthier. 

  • consider cooking frozen foods
  • takes a big of a learning curve to use some of the accessories - be patient
  • rotisserie chicken is excellent
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Fitbit Smartwatch

The Charge 4 keeps track of virtually every fitness, health, and wellness metric imaginable. Aside from logging workouts and other activities, there are functions for heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and keeping a diary of what you eat and drink. It’s also waterproof and has built-in GPS.

Use built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs, rides, hikes and more and see a workout intensity map in the app that shows your heart rate changes along your route. Track workouts in real-time with goal-based exercise modes. It’s swimproof and water resistant to 50 meters

Aside from providing workout metrics, the Charge 4 offers sleep tracking, food logging, a heart rate monitor, and more. Our favorite features are the Spotify integration, built-in GPS without needing your phone, and the fact that it’s waterproof. The Fitbit app is also extremely helpful.

Why we recommend it: This Fitbit is one of our top Christmas gifts for men because let’s face it, every GUY needs a bit of help keeping up with his goals. GUYs need accountability and the Fitbit Charge 4 offers exactly that, making it one of the best gifts for men who workout.

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GPS Smartwatch

The Garmin Forerunner 35’s primary function is a running watch, but it’s packed with additional features that all GUYs (and gals) will appreciate. A pedometer, heart rate monitor, calorie tracker, smartphone notifications, and Garmin’s legendary built-in GPS functionality are among some of its best features.

  • Easy-to use GPS running watch tracks how far, how fast and where you run
  • Estimates heart rate at the wrist, all day and night, using Garmin elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Connected features: Smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and music controls 
  • All-day activity tracking estimates steps, calories and intensity minutes and reminds you when to move
  • Automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect

Why we recommend it: While the Garmin Forerunner 35 is awesome for serious runners, it also makes our list of cool Christmas gifts for men because of its versatility.

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Best Leather Basketball

We've tested dozens of these Wilson basketballs over the years. At this point, they're the only ball we'll purchase. They hold up forever and have the perfect bounce and exterior feel. 

We use them in practice, league play and AAU tourneys. It's the first and last ball you'll need to own.

Recommendation:

  • inflate to 7-9 PSI
  • don't use outside
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Best Official Football

Football is an essential component of any good Thanksgiving day celebration, Saturday afternoon yard game, or a more official game. There is no better way to have a good time with the buddies than with a classic NFL football from Wilson. It’s functional and timeless, two things all products for men should be. The football is also available in multiple sizes ranging from official to junior, so even the little GUYs can play.

When I was a kid we played for hours in the backyard. We had kids from all over the neighborhood show up for flag football. We used a Wilson then and our kids use a Wilson football now. 

Our youth sports program uses a Wilson as well. Both flag and tackle leagues love the texture and feel of the ball.

Recommendations:

  • Get a pump
  • Wear the right gear
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Best Soccer Ball

We played a game of soccer at the church fields recently. Of course the boys brought their Wilson soccer ball. We played for hours.

A number of the boys in the youth group are avid soccer players. We attend the their games and the Wilson ball is the common brand.

Recommendations:

  • inflate the ball to the recommended amount - keep it on the lower end of the range when it's brand new
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Hiking Backpack - Medium

We spend a lot of time outdoors. We've tried dozens of bags and packs over the years. One thing we've learned: many of the highend packs are very overpriced. 

The G4Free hiking pack is priced just right for its quality, size, and features.

My son is an Eagle Boy Scout. He got his Eagle before age 13. We spent dozens of nights on the trail. This pack was perfect for his size and equipment needs. We now have two of them. It's hard to pass up such great value.

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Wireless Earbuds

The Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo wireless earbuds are an excellent product for men, no matter what the GUY’s into. They’re durable but super-light, offer excellent audio quality and strong Bluetooth connectivity, have a long battery life, and they’re waterproof.

  • Expertly Tuned Sound: The drivers produce a wider sound stage with exceptional accuracy and clarity
  • Lightweight and Secure: Proprietary technology keeps your earbuds securely in position
  • IPX7 Waterproof

What’s In The Box

  • Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds
  • Mini Charging Case
  • XS/S/M/L EarTips
  • XS/S/M/L EarWings
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • 18-Month Warranty

Why we recommend it: Whether you’re shopping for a GUY who’s an audiophile or a gym rat, or you just need a cool idea for the annual Christmas gift exchange, wireless earbuds are the answer.

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Health Focused Gifts for Men

Find exercise products, healthy food products, and devices to help your GUY focus on their health and stamina. Help them be active, get outdoors, and eat healthy.


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3 Most reviews are based on personal experience from one of our content editors. Some are based on research and the opinions of other reviewers.


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