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Best Fitness Gifts 2017

Best Fitness Gifts 2017

Stock up the best fitness products to support your friends and loved ones who are committed to getting or staying active. From basics like stellar running shoes and colorful yoga mats, to interesting novelties like cooling bandanas, there's a present for everyone of every activity level. Gifting health and wellness will always be a well-appreciated gesture, and these presents can't disappoint during this holiday season.

The Yoga Man(ual)

Photo: Dovetail, the publishing branch of W&P Design

Perfect for those looking to get into yoga, but who might find the whole process a little intimidating. Written in a straightforward way that focuses on the practice of yoga, without some of the 'extra' parts like new age music or chanting, after reading this book you will find yourself touching your toes before you know it.

$14, amazon.com

After This We're Getting Pizza Duffel Gym Bag

Find balance in life with this gym bag that promotes exercise and pizza. Just the right size for gym essentials, with an earbud hole so you can listen to you tunes, you can't go wrong with this handy duffel bag.

$35, alwaysfits.com

BeBrilliant Classic Tote

This is the ultimate functional, yet stylish, carry-all for heads of households and overall busy bees whose days are unpredictable and dangerous, per se – neoprene lines most of this bag to protect contents from the elements, including costly spills that otherwise would wreck your day. There's a pocket and space for everything you'll ever need in this one bag – a laptop sleeve, tablet pocket, and even a secret zippered compartment on the bottom for a second pair of shoes. The renaissance women behind the brand, Andrea Billups and Marsa Truscott, are putting 10% of purchase profits towards endowments for other self-made women in business. A bonus for Cooking Light readers: use promo code HOLIDAY17 for 20% off your purchase.

$269, bebrilliantbags.com.

Fitbit Ionic

The newest addition to Fitbit smartwatches is here. With personal coaching, built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring, and exercise mode you'll finally love working out. Make payments, store music, and use additional apps all at your fingertips.

$300, fitbit.com

Powerbeats3 Wireless

The wireless headphone of the future are here. With water resistant coverage and 12 hours of power in one charge, you'll never need another pair of headphones again.

$200, apple.com

Gaiam Print Premium Yoga Mats

Have a yogi in your life? With dozens of patterns and colors, these yoga mats are a great gift for the fit friend whose favorite mat is maybe looking a little worn out. This mat is lightweight, non-slip, and PVC free.

$30, amazon.com

Belkin Sport-Fit Armband

Perfect for a loved one who's into running, this armband protects your phone, can be easily hand washed, and is comfortable and breathable. It's also slim enough to not get in the way of an intense work out and comes in a variety of colors so you can pick and choose.

$25, belkin.com

Nike Alpha Adapt Medium Crossbody Duffle Bag

Photo: Dick's Sporting Goods

Tons of roomy storage and a variety of stylish colors make this a great duffel to gift to the friend who's constantly lugging sweaty clothes, shoes, and gear to and from the gym. It's also durable and water resistant, making this a practical, long-lasting present.

$60, dickssportinggoods.com

Nike Breathe Women's Training Tank

Breathable, comfy, and a design that prevents the neck from dropping when you're working out. This tank also comes in many colors to choose from, making it easy to find one to suit your loved one's taste.

$40, nike.com

Ergodyne Chill-Its Evaporative Cooling Bandana

Run this bandana under water, spin it around, and it stays cool for four hours. Great for any intense athlete looking to chill out during a major workout session, stock up on a few of these for stocking stuffers.

$6, amazon.com

(S’WELL)RED 17oz. Bottle

These stylish, sleek steel bottles are perfect for travel or hauling to the gym, and the (RED) brand means the proceeds go to fight AIDS. A purchase of this bottle can provide 23 days of life-saving medicine to someone in need.

$35, red.org

CamelBak Ultra Belt

Have a fit friend who's determined to run a half-marathon or marathon? Gift them this, and they'll thank you later. It stores keys and phones, and is also reflective for safety on those early morning or late evening runs.

$50, camelbak.com

LuxFit Foam Roller

Foam rollers are great for sore, achy, post-workout muscles or to warm up and get the blood flowing. Athletes swear by them, making these the perfect present for the gym junkie in your life.

$18, amazon.com

Asics Mix Up Your Run Low Cut Socks

Gift these as the perfect stocking stuffer for a runner friend. As any runner will tell you, you can never have too many pairs of socks, and these bright blue ones will be one of their favorites.

$12, asics.com

Adidas Women's Running Ultraboost X Shoes

These running shoes are lightweight, durable, breathable, and an ideal gift for a runner or racer. With lots of color options, you'll for sure be able to find a pair that your loved one with be thrilled by.

$180, adidas.com

St. Jude Faith and Love Racerback Tank

Photo: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Perfect for the runner or gym rat in your life, 100% of the proceeds from the purchases go back to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

$24, stjude.org

Fitlosophy Fitspiration Journal

Perfect for the loved one who's determined to see their New Year's resolution through this year, this journal lets you track your physical activity and food along with encouraging tips and motivation.

$20, amazon.com

Faucet Face Hummingbird Feeder Bottle

Faucet Face donates filters and a portion of their profits to help residents of a rural Indian village have access to clean drinking water. Made out of sturdy glass and a BPA-free top, you'll also be cutting down on your plastic use with this adorable water bottle.

$12, faucetface.com

FEED 10 Bag

A simple tote bag perfect for lugging to the gym or traveling, its cause is right on the bag: One purchase provides 10 school meals to children in need.

$25, feedprojects.com


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