By Meredith Turits, Glamour magazine
Giving a fitness-related gift can sometimes be tricky-you don't want the recipient to think you're trying to…hint at something. You're not! You adore her! To help, we handpicked 26 health-and-fitness present ideas for this year's holiday gift guide. Now get shopping!
1. Travel Yoga Mat
Om anywhere with this super-light travel yoga mat (made of biodegradable natural tree rubber). It folds up small enough to pack in a bag or suitcase.
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2. Heart-Rate Monitor
The gal who is looking to get in serious shape will love this heart-rate monitor, which helps track her fitness progress and the number of calories she has burned. It's effective without all the intimidating bells and whistles. The pink color is pretty cute, too.
3. Gym Beauty Organizer
We dig this durable beauty organizer for its zillion pockets, ideal for storing all the shower stuff needed after those morning gym sessions. Make this gift extra special by stocking it with mini-shampoo, hair elastics, moisturizer and more.
4. Touch-Screen-Friendly Gloves
File under "genius": These fitted gloves have touch-screen-sensitive tips on the thumbs and forefingers, so she can change up her tunes mid-winter-workout without freezing her fingers off.
5. Dance Games
Dancing is proof that working out doesn't have to suck. Get her moving with one of these dance-workout video games. Plus, let her know you're down for two-player mode.
6. Recycled Fabric Sneakers
Besides being one of the lightest sneakers she'll ever put on, the upper portion of these shoes is made from 95 percent recycled PET plastic bottles, which means they're as good for the environment as they are for her feet.
7. Cycling Hoodie
Once she puts on this merino wool hoodie, she'll never want to take it off (we live in ours!). The high neck and thumb loops will keep her warm and cozy on the bike, and the cool styling details ensure she'll look cute when she hops off.
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8. Running Skirt
Yes, it's possible to look cute on a treadmill. This running skirt is made of breathable fabric with functional pockets but also has a flattering cut and a fun print on the waistband.
9. Nonplastic Water Bottle
Beat the plastic-bottle blues in style with this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe alternative. The sleek look makes H20 oh so chic.
10. Snack Box Subscription
Sign her up for a healthy snack box subscription, and every month Lollihop will mail a box of eight nutritionist-approved healthy snacks right to her doorstep. Bonus: Lollihop has a special vegan-friendly option, too.
11. Running Toe Socks
Hard-core runner? Free her feet with the socks our marathon-running editor swore by during her own training.
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12. Ski/Snowboard Jacket
She's already schussing down the slopes like a pro, but this'll give her one extra reason she's turning heads.
13. Water Infusion Jug
Fit chicks have to drink a lot of water to stay healthy-and this jug makes hydration extra tasty. Drop any fruit into the pitcher and voila: fruit-flavor-infused water in minutes.
14. Spinning Gift Pack
One reason New Yorkers are so crazy about Spinning mecca Soul Cycle is the attention a detail that comes standard with every class. One of those newest details is this Jonathan Adler-designed candle that makes even the sweatiest studio smell like citrus yumminess. We like to think it creates the same work-hard atmosphere anywhere.
15. Digital Fitness Tracker
It'll count her steps, track her calories, decode her sleep cycle-what doesn't the FitBit Ultra do? (OK, it won't do the dishes or walk the dog, true.) But for a gal who makes getting-and staying-healthy her number-one priority, this rules.
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16. Bike Survival Kit
Give the cycling enthusiast peace of mind with this bike survival kit, which includes a seat bag, mini frame pump, water-bottle cage and tire lever. It's a gift she'll never quite know how she hit the road without.
17. Workout DVD
Her insane schedule doesn't allow for gym time, so she'll love that you brought a workout to her-especially when the trainer is Bethenny Frankel. Her new DVD has 15- and 20-minute routines that are easy to squeeze in and actually fun to do.
18. Mat Sling
We loved how instantly prettified our mats looked in these functional mat slings. Such a cute stocking-stuffer for the yoga girl who has everything!
19. Headphones for Athletes
Maybe more than anyone else, a triathlete needs workout headphones that don't budge. Good thing that's exactly who designed YurBuds. They're a favorite among Glamour editors.
20. Flattering Workout Tank
There's nothing she won't love about this workout tank. No cleavage, total freedom of movement, ridiculously flattering and available in nine of the prettiest color options ever.
21. All-Weather Vest
The fitness junkie who does it all would love a gift that's as versatile as she is. Enter this reversible vest: One side is water- and wind-resistant, and the other is quilted for extra warmth.
22. Deep-Tissue Massage
Any die-hard athlete will tell you there's nothing like deep relaxation and pampering after a serious workout-just ask the long-distance runners who recommended this gift-guide pick.
23. Fitness-Anywhere Kit
Your friend can't stop talking about Cameron Diaz's gorgeous bod, so give her this get-fit-at-home kit, complete with stability ball, resistance bands and workout DVD to help her look just as toned-no personal trainer required.
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24. Cozy Yoga Leggings
Just 'cause it's winter doesn't mean she needs to freeze her cute butt off on the way to Pilates and yoga! These leggings are toasty, and the ruching detail keeps 'em snug during practice.
25. Barefoot Running Shoes
You know she's curious about the barefoot running trend, so get her going with Adidas' new barefoot trainers, with a minimalist, socklike design (no straps at all!). Their natural feel will help her ease into barefoot workouts.
26. Hiking Backpack
The explorer in your life needs this hold-everything backpack with a hydration pouch. Its neatest feature is its shape: The pack is crafted to be shorter and more compact to fit women specifically, so it'll stay put as she's hiking.
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