Many people have the best of intentions when buying fitness related gifts for their loved ones. Of course we want people we love to be healthy and happy and to feel great about themselves. But make sure you are giving this gift because they are demonstrably into health, not because they complain about their weight. Do not buy anyone fitness gifts unless they've already expressed an interest in tackling their fitness or are already working out.
If you’re the mother of a teenage daughter absolutely DO NOT buy her something fitness related unless she’s been begging you for something. I’ve spoken to too many female clients that relive the moments their moms gave them workout videos telling me how much it scarred them to this day.
Also, a wife giving a husband a fitness gift can easily be construed as another behavior in the nagging spectrum only creating MORE resistance to change like a regressive little boy who will subconsciously refuse to do something just because someone is pushing too hard. STOP. THINK. THEN BUY.