This year, don’t struggle over holiday gift ideas. Know what to get every fitness buff on your list. From foam rollers to running shoes, a yoga mat to a bike, we have options that any active lady will love. You might even get some ideas for yourself!
Specialized S-Works Sub6 Road Shoes
A serious road cyclist will appreciate these extremely lightweight, sleek bike shoes. Though they are pricey, they weigh in at 7 ounces or less and are the most aerodynamic shoe ever created by the bike brand. Each shoe comes with a sleeve that’s worn over the laces to help reduce drag. Available at Specialized, $325.
125 Collection Wake Up. Kick Ass. Be Kind. Repeat. Candle
What better way to wake up in the morning than with a little mantra? This 100 percent natural soy candle will start her day off right. Lasts about 80 hours. Available at 125 Collection, $32.
Under Armour Armour High-Impact Bra
Who says you can’t feel sexy while you work out? This sports bra is cut slightly lower in the front than other full-coverage options, but it still works well for any high-impact activity. The cutouts in the back expose her muscles and allow for air to flow, so she won’t feel too sweaty. She’ll love the hook closure, which makes taking it off easy. Available at Six:02, $55.
Diamondback Airen 5 Carbon Bike
Distance riders will love the hydroluc disc brakes, thru-axels front and rear, and taller head tube on this road bike, which puts the rider’s body in a more upright position. Translation: The endurance geometry helps fight fatigue on longer rides, so she can ride farther more often. Available at Diamondback, $3,200.
CamelBak Ultra Pro Vest
If endurance races and long runs are her thing, check out this breathable, mesh hydration vest. Each strap has a pocket that holds a soft .5-liter water bottle for easy access. Adjustable front clasps keep it snug against her body. Available at REI, $120.
TriggerPoint Core Roller
Recovery is key for any athlete. She can work out the knots and kinks in her body using this high-density EVA foam roller. It has surface variety, so she can pick her poison or use different sections for different areas of the body. Available at TriggerPoint, $30.
Helly Hansen Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip
Just because it’s a base layer, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. She can throw this fitted long-sleeve on under her ski or snowboard jacket and feel dry all day, thanks to the moisture-wicking technology built into its fibers. It also has flatlock stitching to prevent chafing. Available at Helly Hansen, $95.
Keen Aphlex Waterproof Boot
She’ll be able to hike any mountain in this flexible, waterproof midrise shoe. The lugs on the sole prevent slipping, while a reinforced toe and heel withstand rocks and roots. The cushy sole also makes them more comfortable than other hiking shoes on the market. Available at Keen Footwear, $160.
Apple Watch Nike+
Whether she’s a serious or recreational runner, a little motivation to get out there never hurt. This watch — a collaboration between Apple and Nike — actually asks, “Are we running today?” on the display. Using the integrated Nike+ Run Club app, it lets her know when she has “3 miles to catch Jen,” or whichever friends she’s connected to on the app. Simply tapping a button on the home screen begins tracking a run, and if the voiceover feature is on, the watch will tell her out loud when she’s run a mile, her pace for that mile, and overall distance covered. She can also store 2GB of music directly on it, pair it with wireless buds, and, thanks to the built-in GPS, leave her phone behind. Available at Nike, $399 for 42mm display or $369 for 38mm display.
Dat Mat Donut Yoga Mat
Encourage her to take a little humor into her yoga practice. This mat is made from an environmentally friendly high-density foam and has a nonslip surface to keep her feeling grounded during any flow. We can’t promise it won’t cause a donut craving though. Available at Dat Mat, $40.
Lululemon First Mile Jacket
This midlayer jacket was made to be worn on the run. The fleece interior feels warm, but mesh fabric in both the front and back provides the ventilation she needs to keep from overheating. Our favorite feature? The company-trademarked Cuffins finger covers, which wrap over her digits to keep them toasty. It has reflective details, too — perfect for early-morning or late-evening jogs. Available at Lululemon, $228.
La Sportiva Trail Gloves
The outdoor adventurer will love these gloves, which have not only a hidden pocket for her key but also a wind-shield protective layer that pulls over her fingers. If she gets too hot or doesn’t want to use it, she can simply stuff it into the built-in pocket. Plus, the index finger is touchscreen compatible. Available at La Sportiva, $50.
Oakley EVZero Path With Prizm Road Sunglasses
Just because temps are dropping doesn’t mean the sun isn’t still out. She shouldn’t neglect her eyes while exercising outdoors, so help her protect them with a gift of sunglasses. The rimless design allows full range of vision, and Prizm lens technology highlights colors that are most sensitive to her eyes. They’re so light she won’t even realize she’s wearing them. Available at Oakley, $170.
My Hydro by Hydro Flask
The perfect gift for anyone on your list? A customizable water bottle. Choose from a 12-ounce to 64-ounce bottle that keeps hot beverages steamy for up to six hours and icy liquids cool for up to 24 hours, then pick your color combination. There are up to 183,456 unique options available! Available at Hydro Flask, $29-$78.
Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones
Newest to the Powerbeats earbud line, this updated wireless version is both sweat and water resistant, making it perfect for her workout. She can connect it through Bluetooth to her phone, adjust the earhooks for a personalized fit, and get moving. When fully charged, the battery lasts 12 hours. Available at Apple, $200.
TRX Home Gym
If she’s looking to move her workout indoors for the winter, this suspension trainer will become her new training partner. Using just her bodyweight plus gravity, she can do more than 300 exercises with it. She will also get six free digital workouts that she can follow along with on her phone, and the TRX app (also included) has a full library of moves and instructions for performing them. Available at TRX, $180.
Columbia Aspen Lodge Jacquard-Knit Leggings
The festive print on these cotton-blend leggings makes them fitting for the season. Plus, they’re a perfect, all-around bottom option: She can wear them to hit the slopes, for a gym session, or just around town. Available at Columbia, $50.
Tory Sport Neoprene Tote
She will carry the day with this water-resistant neoprene tote. Its spacious interior features two full-length pockets on either side of the bag, along with a wristlet-size zippered pouch to stash personals like wallet and keys. There’s an exterior pocket as well, and a hidden shoe compartment with built-in ventilation to keep sweaty kicks from stinking. Available at Tory Sport, $295.
Lifeproof Phone Case
Is it really living if you haven’t dropped and cracked your phone at some point? We kid! And why should she chance it? This tough case is dirt proof, snow proof, and will protect her phone in up to 6.5 feet of water and from up to a 6.5-foot drop. It’s compatible with iPhone, Samsung, Google, Motorola, and LG phones, and has armbands, bike mounts, and other accessories to help her live her active lifestyle phone-damage free. Available at Lifeproof, $80-$100.
The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest
The best weather is vest weather. She’ll be happy to throw this insulated, 700-fill goose down layer on under a jacket, or she might be able to get away with it over a thicker long-sleeve on warmer days. Bonus: It’s super packable, making it a great travel piece. Available at The North Face, $149.
Alternative Apparel Eco-Fleece Jogger Pants
Chances are, she’s already into the athleisure trend, and these tailored joggers fit right in. Not only will she feel insanely comfortable in the fleece-lined sweats, but she’ll also feel good knowing they’re made from organic and recycled materials. Available at Alternative Apparel, $54.
Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Phantom Sneakers
The grid pattern on these sneakers is for more than just looks — it hugs the foot to provide extra support. Thanks to the breathable, four-way stretch upper, her foot won’t get too sweaty while she runs, cross-trains, or dances in these shoes. Plus, the cushy midsole will keep her comfy all day. Available at APL, $165.