The Best Fitness Gifts This Holiday Season
We present: the best steals for our gym rats this holiday season.
We present: the best steals for our gym rats this holiday season.
Text: Addison Aloian
The holiday season is among us, and just because temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean we can’t still get our sweat on – whether walking around the house in our best athleisure, or making the brave trek to the gym. Because let’s be honest…with the spread of COVID-19 and most of us staying home for extended periods of time, we spent a lot of time in leggings and hoodies. Now, with vaccination rates rising, it’s a bit safer to head out to the gym, and we want you to do it in style with the proper equipment.
Treat the fitness fiend in your life (or yourself, hello) with our favorite activewear and workout gear picks below, such as Vacancy Supply’s Traction Sweatpants, Roam Loud’s Yarra Biker Shorts, and Bala’s Bangle Classic weights.
GAUGE81 – Bolton Biker-Length Bodysuit $293.80
This bodysuit is perfect for all of your workout needs, whether you’re an outdoors biker or a lifting fiend. Known for their minimalist going-out attire, GAUGE81’s activewear use technical fabrics to give you the most supportive compression while you’re getting your sweat on. This suit in particular is knitted in Italian yarn and has a mesh structure in the front for added breathability — it doesn’t get more comfortable than that!
OFourFour – Atlet 02 Liquorice Leggings $112
Priding themselves on their distinct universal fit, OFourFour’s newest campaign features a drop of fitness clothing for women. These medium-rise leggings are form-fitting and can be used for a variety of functions in and out of the gym. The two-way stretch fabric keeps you cool, comfortable, and supported, and it even provides muscular compression to reduce the risk of delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, and decrease the production of lactic acid.
Vacancy Supply – Traction Sweatpants – Off-White $99
Vacancy Supply’s Traction Sweatpants are both functional and stylish. On a leg day where you just don’t feel like being ~perceived~, these babies are perfect. Made of 100% cotton, it doesn’t get softer than this, and they even have side pockets, which we’re here for.
Hydro Flask – 21 Oz. Standard Mouth $32.95
This water bottle comes in all colors and is BPA-free and Phthalate-free. Because it’s made of metal, you won’t have to worry about it breaking or chipping if you drop it, and Hydro Flask’s special TempShield™ insulation prevents condensation and will keep your beverage cold for up to 24 hours, and your beverage hot for up to 12 hours.
WHILE WE’RE aWAKE – Black Ribbed Top $36
Designing streetwear for any occasion, WWA may be known for its classic hoodies with colorful string details, but you’re going to want to see their workout collection as well. The Black Ribbed Top is cute, with the brand name printed on the border, but it is also flexible and comfortable for any workout needs. Check out their matching Black Ribbed Pant while you’re at it.
Looking for a new sports bra? Check out Vertical Activewear — this high-impact bra is helpful for any and all workout occasions, from cardio, to lifting. Designed with criss-cross straps, there’s no doubt that this bra will keep you safe and secure, and the material is an anti-wicking and antimicrobial fabric, so you’ll be cool and odor-free. Each Vertical Activewear print has been made digitally to save water and reduce pollution.
Melt Fit – Oasis Collection Sports Bras $30
Another great option for sports bras is Melt Fit — their animal print sports bra is available in four different colors: blue, purple, black, and maize/yellow. With a pattern this cute, you won’t even need to wear a shirt over the bra if you don’t want to. There’s a comfortable wide band underneath and removeable padding as well.
Revolve – Bala 5 Bands Set $20
Get your arms and glutes toned with these bands. They’re great for at-home workouts during the holiday season, but they’re also super easy to take to the gym. These five bands range from light resistance to heavier resistance, but there’s no doubt that any of the bands will make you sore the next day.
Nike – Nike Pro Dri-FIT High-Waisted 3” Printed Shorts $35
Nike is always a safe choice where you know you’re getting high quality, long-lasting workout gear. If you hate wearing pants (don’t we all), check out these cheetah print shorts, available in black, green, gray, red, and navy. Made of sustainable materials, these high-waisted shorts will keep you comfortable in a wide variety of workouts.
Lululemon – Swiftly Breathe Relaxed-Fit Muscle Tank Top $58
This muscle tank top is great for anyone who hates wearing sleeves at the gym. This shirt is available in black, white, and gray, and it will keep you free to move however you’d like with no constrictions. Designed specifically for training and running, the mesh construction allows for breathability, the minimal seams reduce chafing, and the added elastane improves stretch and shape retention.
Roam Loud – Yarra Biker Shorts $40
Everyone needs a good pair of biker shorts to channel our inner Princess Diana. Made of 80% nylon and 20% spandex, this high-waisted pair is great for exercising or relaxing around your house.
Athleta – Bala Bangle Classic 1 Lb. Weights $49
These guys are perfect to slap on while doing any kind of exercises, and they’ll just add a higher level of intensity. Great for yoga, running, pilates, aerobics, walking, traveling, home workouts, and core training, they work on wrists and ankles and will help you build muscle ASAP.
Athleta – Elation Textured Tight $98
Calling all yoga lovers — these textured leggings were made just for you! The fabric has gentle compression, mostly keeping you cozy, and the three-layer waistband smooths and supports your body. It’s also sun protective with a UPF of 50+ and it’s sweat-wicking, so it pulls sweat away from the body to the fabric and allows it to evaporate easily.
Fabletics – All Day Every Day Bra $49.95
Available in a wide variety of colors, Fabletics has a great staple sports bra. This low-impact bra has adjustable straps and removable cups, so you can wear it pretty much anywhere with great protection.
Pru Apparel – Nation Active Top $60
Pru Apparel’s Nation Active Top has a unique design of the American flag, and serves as a fan favorite on their website as their second bestselling item. Made with recycled materials, it’s sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and has soft and compressed elastic in the waistband as a medium impact crop top.