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Buying thoughtful, personal gifts for your friends can induce major “wait, but what do I get her?” anxiety. When your default gift is hot cocoa + holiday cookies but your bestie is a devoted gym junkie – annual gifting traditions can quickly go from fun & festive to stressful AF. So let’s take the guesswork out of buying gifts for those people in your life who love to get their sweat on.
I created this curated list for you, filled with fitness fanatic approved gifts. So you can hand over that carefully-wrapped present with confidence – knowing it could be their fave this year!
These Beats wireless bluetooth headphones not only look cute, they’re super functional too – they hold a charge for 40 hours so you can go days without re-charging them. And when they’re low on battery, a quick 5 min is all it takes to charge them up for 3 hours of use. They fold down into a convenient carry case so you – I mean your friend – won’t have to fight to untangle their headphones ever again.
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They can curate their own playlists, download music (so they can listen offline), get unlimited skips, listen without ads, and never run out of options to keep them pushing through whatever their sweat sesh brings.
BUT. They’re a little on the small side and don’t have a convenient straw top. When you’re trying to move from machine to machine without stopping to take a sip, the larger size and convenient straw top on this 40 oz Hydro Flask Bottle is EVERYTHING. No more fiddling with lids while you sweat.
This Sugar Mat Yoga Mat is one of only TWO items on this list that I don’t already own, use, and LOVE. And it’s because this is sitting on my wishlist of things I’m dying to bring home someday. My limp Target yoga mat is torn, stained, and in serious need of an upgrade.
So if you have a friend who is looking to get a yoga mat they AREN’T embarrassed to unroll at the studio, this cute printed one could be a great gift idea for her.
The Athleta Salutation Pocket Tight has fabric that feels buttery soft, breathes well, and has POCKETS. Real, functioning, fits all-the-things pockets. I wear these to the gym and love that these side pockets comfortably fit an iPhone 8+ (with a case on).
I LOVE that Athleta makes athletic wear with all heights and sizes in mind. You can order these leggings in Petite or Tall lengths, as well as Plus Sizes. My fellow height-challenged ladies will love that they come in shorter lengths (so no more folding or bunching at the bottom).
If you’ve ever DIY-ed a magnesium rich epsom salt bath before, then you know how healing and restorative a good old fashioned soak can feel after a challenging workout.
This Skin Foodie Dead Sea Salt Soak is specifically crafted with muscle recovery in mind. Plus it smells AMAZING – containing a relaxing blend of essential oils including chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender. I love that Skin Foodie products are all handmade with raw, organic, fair trade, cruelty-free, and plant-based ingredients.
These Tune Up Fitness Yoga Therapy Balls can be used at home to target tight muscles. They come with a little bag so you can tote these around with you even when you travel or go to work.
We got these after my sister (a seasoned Yoga + Pilates instructor in L.A.) recommended them to us to use between chiropractor or massage therapist appointments. A quick search on YouTube will give you a TON of videos – each demonstrating ways to use them and target different muscle groups in the body.
This Fitbit Alta HR has tons of rave reviews on Amazon. If you know a fitness fanatic who loves to geek out on gadgets & track their heart rate, sleep habits, and daily steps – they might have this sitting on their workout gear wishlist.
Don’t know what to get that friend that’s always trying some new spin class, hot yoga studio, barre workout, bootcamp, or crossfit class? Get them the gift that lets them keep doing what they love – a ClassPass gift card.
She can keep on switching up workouts and being her spontaneous self. Gift any amount so she can try whatever style of movement she’s into that week (without having to commit to a membership at every fitness studio in town).