Bookended by Thanksgiving and Boxing Day, the holiday shopping season officially begins this week, though it is already underway in a practical sense. While many people are enjoying a few days off of work to rest and relax, others are preparing for the busiest work week of their entire year.

Regardless of a person’s job, everyone appreciates a good deal and the holiday season offers plenty of them. For those looking to maintain an active lifestyle, or help inspire family and friends to do so, we culled through the myriad advertisements to find three of the best gift options fit for the occasion, no pun intended.

In a full roundup, Digital Trends author Ed Oswald included the following five deals:

Since it’s the week of Black Friday, most retailers have already begun their sales. Prices here should be good through at least Cyber Monday, and from what we can tell most items on our list are already at their best prices. Some of these deals — especially on the fitness watches- — are limited stock, so we suggest buying those as soon as possible.

Molly Longman’s list for Refinery29 included many activewear options, as well as this awesome discount on Polar Vintage M fitness watches:

The Deal: The coveted Polar Vantage M multi-sport GPS fitness watch (normally $280) will be 40 percent off when you buy it in the lime green color. All other colors will be 30 percent off.

Our pick: This water-proof watch has a GPS, will track your sleep stages, and has special technology to keep track of your heart rate. Polar Vantage M, $280.00, available at Polar.

Meanwhile Jake Thompson at E Online shared huge markdowns on Apple Watches:

Apple Watch Series 4

Make calls, track fitness, play music all in style all with the touch of your wrist in this updated gold rose hue. Available also in black.



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Finally, Michael Simon at MacWorld compiled great deals on other smartwatches, including this one on some of the latest devices from Fitbit:

Fitbit Versa 2, Ionic, Inspire and Ace 2

Fitbit’s in a bit of flux with its pending acquistion by Google, but it’s current lineup of trackers and smartwatches is very strong, especially at these discounts:


Versa 2: $150 ($50 off)

Versa 2 SE: $180 ($50 off)

Ionic: $200 ($50 off)

Inspire: $50 ($20 off)

Ace 2: $50 ($20 off)