Oh hey, in case you didn’t notice the pine aroma, twinkling lights, and explosion of wrapping paper in every store, it’s that (joyful!) time of year. And we’re here to help you find the unique, genuinely useful things that will light up the faces of the ones you love, no matter which holidays you celebrate. Next up: the best fitness gifts.
From the latest gadgets to fitness fashion pieces, the active people in your life are going to break out into celebratory burpees when they unwrap one these gifts. And we’ve got picks for all kinds of sweat lovers, from yoga devotees who want to practice on a pretty mat to HIIT fanatics who want to track their afterburn data.
For the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring handpicked gifts that fit into each of our eight pillars. Missed one? See past guides, here, and stay tuned for many more options, coming up:
Happy holiday shopping!
The Best Fitness Gifts
Yoga Design Lab Combo Mat—Tribeca Love, $68
This prettiest-yoga-mat-ever is a two-for-one gift for the hot yoga lover: its absorbent microfiber (made of recycled plastic bottles) attached to a natural tree rubber base absorbs sweat so you don’t need a towel, too.
Sweaty Betty Drift Ski Base Layer Leggings, $105
These super cute leggings will keep the ski or snowboard bunny in your life warm on the slopes.
LoRox Aligned Roller, $65
Designed by our good friend fascia and alignment expert Lauren Roxborough, this roller is perfect for your HIIT-obsessed friend who needs to tend to sore muscles.
Alala Mesh Tank, $65
A fashion-forward top that will go with almost any pair of leggings.
FitBit Flex 2, $60
The most understated activity and sleep tracker, this one’s for the techy giftee who loves workout data but still cares about style.
APL Techloom Pro Sneakers, $160
The coolest kicks for the girl who spends all of her time bopping between boutique fitness studios.
Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $130
These wireless earbuds consistently get high marks for staying put while you’re in motion. In other words, perfect for runners.