We all have one. That
annoying inspiring friend who is somehow always working out (at least according to their #mondaymotivation, #transformationtuesday, and #workoutwednesday Instagrams). Since they already live in a state of pre-gym/at gym/post-gym, surprise them with something other than spandex and sneakers. Trust us, they’ll love you for it.
Side note: If this person is you, congratulations on being the most motivated person in your friends’ social feeds! Now send this link to everyone you know so you don’t spend the holiday faking smiles over yet another pair of sweat-wicking tights.
Doesn’t matter if you sweat, sparkle, or nearly die at the gym, everyone forgets things from time to time. From extra hair bands and earbuds to deodorant and lip balm, this kit has everything you don’t realize you need until, well, you do. Snag one for yourself and a pal.
Available at pinchprovisions.com, $22.
The best hack for gift buying? Getting something that seems more expensive than it is. This Practice Peace gift card only costs 80 bucks but is worth $100. The lucky recipient can use it on class packs, apparel, and accessories at CorePower locations nationwide.
Available at corepoweryoga.com, $80 for a $100 gift card.
This edgy find is way cheaper than a leather moto jacket but looks just as badass. Your friend will love the look, but she’ll really appreciate you when she realizes the inside has a mesh liner and sweat-wicking technology to prevent feeling wet and gross when she throws it on post-workout.
Available at newbalance.com, $139.99.
This is the perfect way to subtly suggest he finally get rid of that ragged basketball sweatshirt from college. With a wind- and water-resistant shell and a cozy fleece inside, it’ll be his new go-to when heading to and from the gym, on his daily bike commute, or for bitter cold runs.
Available at specialized.com, $150.
What we wish we could fit in our gym bag: our entire shower. What we can actually fit in our gym bag: this shower-in-a-bottle. If your friend is already a dry shampoo devotee, she’ll love being upgraded to this luxe version that’s packed with sweet-smelling lavender and chamomile. If not, prepare to blow her mind and trim her locker room time with this style-saving spray.
Available at oribe.com, $22-$44.
This next-gen Apple watch’s new features (waterproofing, built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, etc.) transform it from mere arm candy to a solid sports watch. The Nike+ edition has some dope bonus features (brighter screen, easy app accessibility, run scheduler, social challenges) that motivate you to run more—really. The watch also supports subtle lifestyle changes through one-minute meditations and a vibrating reminder to move when you’ve been sitting too long.
Available at nike.com, $369.