24 Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life
Everyone has that one friend who is on top of every new workout trend and whose aesthetic is all athleisure, all the time (if you don't know who that friend is, maybe it's you). Whether they're finding their zen in a yoga class or sweating out some stress in a cardio session, it seems like they're always looking for more workout gear or clothing to try. From compression leggings to travel-friendly yoga mats, here are 24 gifts that they can use to keep up their active lifestyle.
Under Armour UA Rush ColdGear Leggings ($70): Say goodbye to any excuses for staying inside during cold winter days. These compression leggings are made with a mineral-infused fabric that absorbs heat generated by your legs and reflects it back into your muscles.
Athleta Lofty Down Jacket ($198): This super lightweight down jacket will keep you warm to and from your next workout class. It's also basically a gift within a gift — the jacket packs into its own pocket for easy portability.
Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones ($169): Listen to your favorite workout playlist with a pair of sweat-resistant and truly wireless earbuds. The app also has a "find my buds" feature if you misplace one (or both).
2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights ($140): Recovery is important to every fitness lover's lifestyle, and a good pair of compression leggings can help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. The 2XU recovery tights are moisture wicking and have compression down the legs and over the feet to increase blood flow.
Theragun G3 Percussive Therapy Device ($399): A handheld deep tissue treatment device? Say goodbye to knots and muscle tightness with the Theragun G3, which has two speed settings and comes with four different attachments.
New Balance NB Heatgrid Hoodie ($90): This hoodie is made with moisture-wicking fabric so it will keep you both warm and dry during and after sweat sessions. It also has nice extra features like reflective details, a zipper back storage pocket, and thumb loops.
Blue Apron Gift Card (Various): Give the gift of time and healthy food with a Blue Apron gift card. Each recipe includes fresh, non-GMO ingredients, and you can choose between a variety of menus, including vegetarian options.
Reebok PureMove Bra ($60): The PureMove bra is minimal in design but provides maximum support. The fabric is designed to react to your movements (and it comes in half sizes), no matter what activity you choose to do.
Altra Solstice ($90): The Altra Solstices are a lightweight, breathable running shoe. They also have balanced cushioning and foot-shaped toe boxes to give toes natural room to relax while walking or running.
Outdoor Voices Hi-Rise 7/8 Warmup Leggings ($75): With a high rise waist, mid-weight fabric, and good compression, these warmup leggings will be part of your new everyday look.
Darn Tough No Show Socks ($16): A true sign of being an adult is appreciating socks as a gift. Once you try a pair of Darn Toughs, you won't want to put anything else on your feet. They actually stay in place — no more chafing or blisters — and they're antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and guaranteed for life.
Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands ($10): Bring a workout wherever you go with a set of travel-friendly resistance bands. There are five different resistance levels, depending on how hard you want to push yourself.
Rainleaf Microfiber Towel ($12): Not only is a microfiber towel small and lightweight, but it's also super absorbent and fast-drying, so you don't have to deal with damp towels weighing down your gym bag.
Manduka PRO Travel Yoga Mat ($68): This eco-friendly, lightweight yoga mat fits in a bag or suitcase to make your next yoga class, whether near or far, a little easier.
Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack ($128): Carry the City Adventurer backpack from the office to the gym and everything in between. There's a padded pocket to hold laptops and a bottom compartment to keep shoes or workout clothes separate from the rest of your stuff.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller ($40): A good foam rolling session can help relieve tight muscles and knots, increase blood flow, and improve overall flexibility.
ROKA Oslo High Performance Modern Sunglasses ($150): The worst part of wearing sunglasses while working out is they slip down your face the second you start sweating. The ROKA Oslo sunglasses are super lightweight and have patented "sticky" nose pads so they stay in place.
Vuori Performance Joggers ($84): These joggers are soft enough to feel like pajamas but stylish enough to wear out and about.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($24): Dirty hair, don't care — freshen up post-workout with a spritz of dry shampoo and enjoy the rest of your day with grease-free locks.
S'well Water Bottle ($45): Staying hydrated won't be hard when you're carrying around a water bottle as sleek as this one.
Lifeproof FRĒ Phone Case ($91): Waterproof, drop proof, and dirt proof — this tough phone case will be able to keep up with all your outdoor adventures.
Sweaty Betty Swift Running Belt ($40): Keep just the essentials like keys, credit cards, and your phone nearby in a convenient and lightweight running belt.
Fitbit Versa 2 Smarwatch ($200): The Fitbit Versa 2 can track heart rate, activity, and sleep quality. Plus, it has Alexa built in and a six-day battery life.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoe ($120): Don't be surprised if you suddenly feel the need for speed while wearing these cushioned, aerodynamic running shoes.
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Lesley Chen is a California native who writes about travel, health/fitness, and other lifestyle topics. She has a serious case of RBF and exercises mainly to balance out an aggressive candy addiction.
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