Gone are the days when the extent of gym-wear was an old gray tee shirt and a pair of rolled-up Soffe shorts. (Simpler times, yes, but where's the fun in that?) These days, athleisure gifts are one of the most exciting things for many people to unwrap during the holidays — the gear is on a whole new level, and the styles are chicer than ever.
For one, there's something about an amazing gym outfit that makes any workout seem better. Maybe it's the high-performing fabrics and technology, or maybe it's the confidence that comes along with wearing something you love.
But the beauty of athleisure is that it's not just confined to the gym, too. Chic leggings fit in just as well at brunch as they do at boot camp, and a trendy sweater or jacket takes any ensemble from studio to street in a flash. So whether you actually went to SoulCycle or you just look like it, no one will ever have to know.
These 20 sporty picks are the perfect gifts this holiday season — snag them for the fitness fiend in your life, add them to your own wish list, or invest in them for yourself. (After all, if you have a New Year's resolution to get stronger or be more active, these are the perfect jump start.)
1. Goldsheep Pineapple Party Legging
These tropical leggings will take you to fitness paradise.
2. New Balance Rose Gold 574 Sport
These classic kicks are the perfect balance between nostalgic-cool and trendy.
3. Puma Velvet Long-Sleeve Crop Top
Paired with high-waisted leggings, this festive crop top goes from the barre to the bar. Just add a leather moto jacket and you're set.
4. Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Powder
If you've got a fitness-loving friend who loves to sweat it out just for that post-workout glow, consider gifting them Vital Protein's latest collagen powder flavor — matcha! This delicious powder is rich in antioxidants and collagen, and can help strengthen hair, skin, nails, joints, etc. Cheers!
5. Spiritual Gangster Varsity Duffel Bag
Let everyone at the gym know what's up with this perfect duffel.
6. Happy Plugs Bluetooth In-Ear Wireless Headphones
A solid pair of headphones is a must in any gym-goer's bag.
7. Lululemon Non-Stop Reservable Bomber
This wear-with-anything bomber is shiny and quilted on one side, streamlined and smooth on the other.
8. Ban.do After This We're Getting Pizza Water Bottle
If you need something to look forward to after a tough dance cardio or indoor cycling class, let this water bottle inspire you.
9. Purely Elizabeth Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola
Any fitness lover would be excited to unwrap this delicious bag of granola from Purely Elizabeth. The dark chocolate strawberry flavor is limited edition, so if you're a fan too, you better stock up!
10. Alo High Waist Moto Leggings
These tough-meets-sweet dove gray leggings have been one of the trendiest athleisure styles of the year.
11. HUM Nutrition Kit
Got a friend who keeps saying they want to hit reset in the new year? Support her/his resolution with HUM Nutrition's Party Kit, complete with supplements that'll help them feel good both on the inside and out.
12. Nike Sportswear Rally Metallic Pants
A touch of gold detail elevates these classic gray joggers to a whole new level.
13. Beloforte Felicia Long-Sleeve Top
This mesh striped top is the perfect layering piece to throw over your favorite sports bra.
14. Danskin Side Tie Wrap Top
Channel your inner ballerina with this cozy wrap top, perfect for warm-ups and cool-downs.
15. Stance Endorphin Low Training Socks
Basic gym socks have met their match with this fun, decidedly un-boring pair.
16. Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear Pants
These aren't your average joggers — in fact, they're pajama pants that are designed to help your body recover while you sleep with Far Infrared technology. (Perfect for post-leg day.)
17. Beyond Yoga Alloy High-Waisted Legging
Add a little sparkle to any workout (or just a lounge day) with these glimmering leggings.
18. Sweat Cosmetics Gleam On Mineral Illuminator
This sweat-resistant highlighter brings on the glow without clogging pores.
19. Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade Framed Bralette
Be the star of any fitness class in this celestial sports bra.
20. CALIA By Carrie Underwood Shine Bright Graphic Crew Sweatshirt
The perfect pairing for "Diamonds" on your workout playlist.