Splurge vs. Save: Fitness Gifts for All Your Gym Bunnies
The holidays are a time when endless, amazing holiday sweets abound. Probably the last thing you’re thinking about is the best leg workout. We know your Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve calendar is packed with parties, friends, family and food… which leaves not much time left over for fitness. Since the holiday season can be a time for gluttony and indulgence, why not treat your friends (and yourself) to some gifts that will help you get back on track in the new year? These adorable presents are practical and awesome for everyone, no matter what their workout style or budget is.
For Your Lone Wolf Workout Friend
Steal: Wrap Headphones ($18): Your tunes on demand will never get tangled again. These adorable mint headphones can be stashed in a gym bag without fear of wasting precious workout time undoing knots.
Splurge: Marshall Minor Earbuds ($60): These golden buds offer exceptional sound quality and staying power with their special “ear lock” technology that keeps the headphones snuggly into your ear, no matter how aggressive your workout gets.
For your favorite Yogini
Steal:Yoga Bag ($45): This beauty of a bag is handmade by Indego Africa, a nonprofit social enterprise and lifestyle brand that empowers women in Rwanda. Your yoga-loving friend will appreciate having a cute way to tote her gear, along with the good karma that comes from helping people provide for their families. (Looking for a real “steal”? DIY your girl a yoga bag!)
Splurge:Lululemon Yoga Mat ($69): This is the mac daddy of all yoga mats: Ultra-thick and with built-in anti-microbial ingredients to help prevent nasties from colonizing the place where you put your face. It’s also designed to soak up sweat and moisture, so no matter how hot it gets, your friend won’t slip.
For your Best Barre Babe
Steal: Sticky Sock 3-Pack ($11): Socks are a requirement in class, so your friend will be so grateful to have these brightly colored no-slip socks added to the rotation. The special weave on top keeps feet cool while holding intense poses on the barre.
Splurge:Nike Studio Wrap ($55): The ultimate workout shoe for “barefoot” classes, the Nike studio wrap provides non-slip support, padding where you need it most and a totally chic look, all in a washable, brightly colored package.
For Your Gym Newbie Friends
Steal:Fitbit ($45): This tiny wonder tracks your steps all day to make sure you’re staying active. Clip it onto your waistband or bra and track your progress through the Fitbit’s phone app.
Splurge:Tory Burch for Fitbit Bracelet ($195): This stunning bracelet, designed by Tory Burch, is the most gorgeous gold case to ever house a wearable fitness tracker.
Holiday Bkr Bottle ($30): Possibly the chicest way ever created to stay hydrated, the bkr bottle has a non-slip sleeve and is dishwasher safe.
Will you be gifting your family and friends any fitness presents this holiday season? Tell us about your favorites in the comments!