8 holiday gifts for fitness-lovers

fitness-gift-guide-holiday-2014 Welcome to Well+Good’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guides, where we recommend five (or more) healthy, stylish gifts for everyone on your list (or for you to add to yours!)

We curated these awesome fitness gifts for your ultra-marathoner friend and boutique-fitness-obsessed sister to your yoga-practicing mom and favorite yoga instructor.

So any of your fitness-loving friends, relatives—or you!—will be stoked to find these gifts by the Menorah, under the tree, or at your gift exchange over green juice cocktails.

All you need to do now is find a great big bow. —Molly Gallagher

(Photos: sugarpaper.com; Outdoor Voices)


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starwater-yoga-holiday-gift-yoga-mat Starwater Yoga Mat, $108

Patterned yoga mats are totally on the rise—and Starwater Yoga makes really cool, colorful designs that your yogi-loving mom or sister will be super psyched to show off.

(Photo: Starwater Yoga)


the terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, $11

Whether it’s your best friend who doesn’t understand why you run 15 miles every other Saturday—or your best friend who’s running her tenth marathon this spring—this new book by Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, is filled with comics and stories about running, including one cartoonist’s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off.

(Photo: amazon.com)


onzie-jewel-legging-gift Onzie Graphic Legging, $76

Shine bright: Onzie, the Los Angeles-based fitness fashion brand (for the record, it’s pronounced “Own-Zee”), is having a moment. The prints are super rad and original—like the above jewel-inspired design—and the styles are great for sweating in, whether it’s yoga or spin.

(Photo: Onzie)


UpMove_Jawbone Up Move by Jawbone, $50

Help a fitness-fiend in your life join the fitness tracker craze. Jawbone’s latest activity tracker follows your steps, calories, and how much you sleep, and is super reasonably priced. It also offers a little more flexibility than other trackers with how you can wear it—it can be clipped on to your sports bra or pant pocket—and comes in a bunch of colors.

(Photo: Jawbone)



dagne-dover-tote-gifts-fitness-holiday-gift Dagne Dover Tote, $265

This bag is a boutique fitness lover’s dream (and the answer to my toting wishes). It has a water bottle compartment inside (which could double as a juice holder?), a laptop pouch (for a 15″ computer), and still has room for sneakers. It totally solves that I’m-carrying-three-bags-with-me-again feeling. Oh, and, it’s totally chic, too.

(Photos: Dagne Dover)


new-balance-glow New Balance Glow 980, $110

This limited-edition pair from New Balance is a sturdier sneaker made for running—and really cool zebra stripes glow in the dark, making nighttime winter workouts a lot safer (and cuter).

(Photo: newbalance.com)


outdoor-voices-gift-set-holiday Outdoor Voices Holiday Essentials Kit, $300

The active brand knighted by J.Crew that makes cool clothes for sweating in—but not too much—is behind this awesome gift set. It’s filled with Outdoor Voices’s popular casual-yet-edgy leggings, a hoodie, and sweats, and it comes with a tote, Evian spray, and Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer for post barre-class clean up.

(Photo: Outdoor Voices) 


Alexander Wang Jump Rope Alexander Wang Jump Rope$135

Fashion designer Alexander Wang is known for his sport-inspired collections, but he also creates props for your actual sport or workout.

Gift this swish leather fitness number to someone who you know loves a killer at-home jump rope workout or just really pretty gym accessories.

(Photo: alexanderwang.com)


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