This holiday season, plenty of people received presents that came not in boxes, but rather, in tiny envelopes. Gift cards–particularly those from multi-purpose stores and websites like Target and Amazon–have been gaining crazy popularity, and this year, they reached a major peak. So what to get? You could buy dozens of sweaters or a landslide of ebooks for your Kindle…or you could focus on fitness, by purchasing smart workout equipment that you can use at home.
Depending on what kind of workouts you’re into, some exercise equipment and accessories are more useful than others. And it’s a bit like purchasing items for your kitchen–single-use, one-job gadgets are just less easy to incorporate than those which a lot of different benefits, or those you’ll use each day. DVDs, kettlebell sets, yoga mats–which tools are essential, must-haves for your home gym, and which are on a short road to becoming a dust-collector?
Your resolution to lead a healthier life is going to be a lot easier to stick with if you’re got the right stuff to get you there. Here are 7 fun, sure-to-motivate suggestions for how to use your many, many gift cards to help jumpstart your New Year’s fitness plan.