Whether you’re wrapping up some last-minute Christmas shopping for the fitness buff on your list or wondering how you’ll tackle your exercise resolutions in 2011, you can’t go wrong with one of these budget-friendly fitness buys:
iPod Shuffle, $49 (Apple Store). Hardy and feather-light, the simple 2-gigabyte iPod Shuffle is a gym staple. The built-in clip means no fussing with an armband. Personalize it by having a message engraved when you order online or by uploading a favorite workout playlist.
Philips Earhook Headphones, $23 (Amazon). Want relief from standard ear buds? The soft caps of these headphones fit comfortably even in small ears, and flexible over-the-ear hooks keep them in place through sweat and rigorous workouts.
Eco Vessel Water Filtration Bottle, $37 (Eco Vessel). BPA-free stainless steel bottles have become the fitness water bottle of choice.