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When it comes to shopping for your athletic friends, it can be a challenge to come up with gift ideas that they’ll actually use. Luckily, there’s no shortage of innovative products on the market now that make everything from muscle recovery to post-workout touch-ups easier than ever.
This holiday season, we’re looking forward to dishing out the latest and greatest technology that our sporty friends are sure to love. Ahead, find our top 10 picks, with gifts at every price point.
Give the gift of Theragun, whose innovative percussive therapy technology increases blood flow, releases tension and helps naturally soothe pain through deep tissue massage. So long muscle pain.
SHOP IT: Theragun, $339
They’ll be able to keep up with their yoga or meditation practice from anywhere with this ultra-light and super portable yoga mat that’s ideal for frequent travellers.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $48 (originally $53)
They’ll be able to soak the day away with this relaxing bath soak that uses sea salt and montmorillonite clay to create a rejuvenating sensory experience.
SHOP IT: The Detox Market, $45
This foam roller comes with two pieces to work out tightness and tension in the body - an outer layer for rolling out sore arms and legs, and an inner layer that massages your back.
SHOP IT: Lululemon, $58
Smaller and more discreet than the usual fitness trackers, the Motiv Ring tracks your steps, heart rate, calories burned, restful and restless sleep, and resting heart rate, all on a three-day battery life.
SHOP IT: Indigo, $280
To freshen up after a sweaty workout, this kit contains everything any busy athlete needs for on-the-go cleansing, including face wash, deodorant, and face wipes.
SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $34
Even though they may be seated at a desk all day, there are still ways to fit in some extra physical activity, like with the FitDesk. This mini elliptical uses a fluid, natural forward and backward motion, similar to that found in larger machines.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $144 (originally $170)
These tangle-free headphones that guarantee exceptional sound quality are sure to be a hit this holiday season, and are sure to become a staple in their gym bag for every workout to come.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $210 (originally $250)
These best-sellers can replace their old, worn-out pairs to ensure the most comfortable stride whether they choose to hit the trails or the treadmill.
Toss everything in and go, thanks to this roomy and lightweight duffle bag that has the added bonus of folding up into its own inner pocket for easy storage.
SHOP IT: Herschel, $39 (originally $55)