We have a confession—the holidays have to be one of our favourite times of the year. There’s just something about the gift giving season that puts a smile on our face—and we think it’s seeing the excitement of your loved ones opening a much anticipated gift from their wish-list. Whether it’s your sister, daughter, cousin, or BFF, we all know a fitness junkie who would appreciate anything and everything to do with gym gear. Better yet, step it up a notch and give the gift of stylish workout attire so they can stay on trend while working up a sweat. We’ve curated a list of perfect gifting pieces that will make them want to hit the gym first thing Christmas morning.
Pick out a pair of practical leggings for any form of exercise. Nike makes some of our favourite leggings because they’re so comfortable and durable, but also come in beautiful styles that are both trendy and classy. We love these black Pocket Lux High Waist Tights and these Epic Lux Printed Tights for the girl who likes a little contrast to spice up her gym wardrobe. You can’t go wrong!
You can’t workout without a good pair of training shoes. Find out what they love doing at the gym and head to your local Nike store for the best styles. Choose from running, training, lifestyle shoes and more. These Nike Zoom Strike running shoes come to mind first on our gift guide list this year. They’re affordable, lightweight, perfectly cushioned, and come in a neutral colour that works for everyone. Plus they’re comfortable enough to wear all day while running errands. We love a multi-functional shoe!
Every girl is a fan of Victoria’s Secret bras (and very likely has a drawer full of them), so why not add a Victoria’s Secret Sport bra to the collection? We can’t get over the new Incredible Lightweight Sport Bra and need it in every colour. They’re sleek and the padded front holds everything together comfortably so you don’t have to worry about an “oops” moment at the gym! You’ll definitely find these at discounted prices around the holidays, so make sure to find out what size your friend wears and pick up 1 or 2 in their favourite colours!
People generally don’t like buying socks for themselves, but we know for a fact that everyone loves getting new socks. Especially for someone who works out often, gym socks tend to require replacing more often than everyday socks. Lululemon sells these amazing No-show Socks in several colours, made out of the most breathable and sweat-wicking fabrics. Choose any of their cute 3-packs and rest easy knowing your gift will be used all the time. You won’t find better socks on the market.
FitBit Versa Smartwatch
The workout fiend is likely someone who wants to know exactly how many calories they burn everyday, their heart rate during all workouts, and their distance or daily step count. And if they can connect their bluetooth headphones, add music, phone contacts, an alarm, and set reminders for themselves all in the same place…then this is the perfect gift. Watches are a great accessory to add to any outfit and if a stunning watch like the FitBit Versa Smartwatch can be worn during a workout, then the gym outfit is complete. Give this gift to someone special and ‘watch’ how the amazing functions of this sophisticated smartwatch will make them smile from ear to ear (pun definitely intended).
This Adidas Climalite running cap is a great stocking stuffer for someone who wants to prevent sweat from falling down their face—it’s easy to style with any outfit and keeps the sweat from falling to your face. Plus, it’s moisture-wicking so it’s doesn’t cause sweat stains! It comes in black and white, but go with the colour white if you want to make sure they’re happy with a hat that doesn’t leave any signs of sweat.
Pair those high waist print leggings with a black Adidas Crop Top 2.0 or opt for the classic Nike Pro Hypercool tank. Both are lightweight and slim-fitting and allow as much movement as needed without the hassle of loose fabric exposing your tummy while you jump. Everyone loves a little workout motivation from a flattering workout shirt.
If you know a cross-country runner, or simply just someone who enjoys outdoor sports, this Nike Pro Hyperwarm Hoodie is the probably the best gift they’ll receive. It’s a thermal sweater made for both cold weather and moisture. So if you happen to work up a sweat on a cool winter morning, you won’t be wishing you could remove those uncomfortable layers. Choose from black or olive green and help keep your friends dry, warm, and 100% comfortable.
Don’t forget—workout junkies need something to put all their gear in. The Lolë Brazen bag is as practical as it is adorable, and most definitely going on our holiday wish-list (hello, mom and dad!). Everything will fit comfortably and safely into this chic duffel. If you’re looking for a gift specifically for the yoga-lover in your life, look no further. This bag includes adjustable straps on the front that will hold a yoga mat perfectly in place so an additional yoga mat bag is totally unnecessary to carry! They’ll thank you for this gem, trust us.