‘Tis the season to start crossing off a few presents from your list, and our holiday gift guide can help you do just that.
It’s December, which means your holiday shopping should already be done. But if you’re anything like us, you waited until the last minute. (Between work, life and sickness, we don’t blame you.)
So, we put together a list of health-conscious gifts for the wellness warriors in your life. Happy shopping!
Help your sister or mom find her flow in these low-impact athletic leggings that boast a super lightweight fabric that also happens to be moisture-wicking. Plus, the eye-catching pattern will steal the spotlight in yoga class. Lou & Grey FORM Abstract Petal Leggings, $69.50, louandgrey.com.
Holiday sweaters are a classic for a reason—who doesn’t love to be cozy? The charming pom-poms add just the right dash of whimsy. Modcloth Pom-Pom Knit Sweater in Confetti, $54.99, modcloth.com.
Masks are the beauty trend that just won’t quit, and this set has one for every skincare concern. There’s Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator, 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm, Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, plus 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic 5-Piece Kit, $75, sephora.com.
A blend of white florals makes this sophisticated scent a standout. Ideal for layering to give the fragrance staying power, the set includes an eau de parfum, body lotion, shower gel and eau de parfum rollerball. Woman by Ralph Lauren Gift Set, $118, macys.com.
Don’t let the winter weather ruin the guy in your life’s workout. Ideal for breaking a sweat al fresco during the colder months—or looking sharp on the way to and from the gym—handwarming pockets, a hood and moisture-wicking fleece outstand the chilliest days. Old Navy Go-Dry Fleece Zip Hoodie, $44.99, oldnavy.com.
Basics are the hardest working pieces in anyone’s closet, and that especially goes for undershirts. Wear the right one and it can make all the difference, and this one is crisp enough to go solo. Made with natural fibers that breathe and stretch, it’s in it for the long haul. While you’re at it, you may want to add a pair of socks to your shopping cart, since the brand is donating a pair to a homeless shelter for every one sold this holiday season. Stealth Black V-Neck Undershirt three-pack, $51, pairofthieves.com.
Make shaving fun with a three-month membership to the Dollar Shave Club. The subscription kicks off with a set including Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, Dr. Carver’s Post-Shave Cream, The Executive Razor Handle and The Executive Cartridges. After that, lucky recipients receive a monthly box of new razors. Dollar Shave Club Holiday Set, from $55 for three months, dollarshaveclub.com.
A full-sized and travel-sized version come in the cool polished tin, so this addictive scent is ready for on-the-go. The masculine blend of leather, tobacco and spicy notes like saffron and chili is a crowd-pleaser. Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Gift Set, $120, nordstrom.com.
If you’re looking to splurge on a gift this year, true fitness fanatics will love sporting a sleek and sporty Apple Watch on their run, in their workout classes or just walking around the grocery store. Plus, you’ll be forever known as the ultimate gift-giver. Win-win. Nike Apple Watch, prices vary, apple.com/apple-watch-nike.
Help your fitness loving friend take their workout to the next level by signing them up for a Spartan Race. They can choose from a whole host of races, like the Spartan Sprint (more than three miles with obstacles), the Spartan Super (more than eight miles with obstacles) or the Spartan Beast (more than thirteen miles with obstacles), and challenge themselves like they never have before. Spartan Race Inc. Obstacle Course Races, prices vary by race, spartan.com.
One-on-one, group or express: Personal training is the gift that keeps on giving—health that is. Have a family member or friend that goes to 24 Hour Fitness? Purchase them an individual, partner or group training session package and help them resolve to make fitness and health a priority next year. 24 Hour Fitness personal training, prices vary, visit your club for details, must be a member to use training sessions, 24hourfitness.com/training.
From the 24Life team: STOCKING STUFFERS
Looking for the perfect gift for the athletic person in your life? Instead of a stocking full of socks and lip balm, this year, stuff a workout bag full of health and fitness goodies. And the best part? You can find everything in one place, at 24 Hour Fitness.
Here are some essentials for fitness lovers.
This sporty gym bag is functional and fashionable, and comes in various sizes, shapes and prints/colors—perfect for hauling all the essentials to and from the gym. Small duffels starting at $39.99; backpack $24.99.
New Wave Enviro reusable water bottle
BPA-free plastic and a handle on these environmentally friendly bottles makes it easy to stay hydrated inside and outside the gym. Small (2.2 liter) $9.99; large (1 gallon) $12.99.
These wireless Bluetooth in-ears from JVC are affordable and reliable, and are great for gym goers who want to blast their music to fuel their workout. Not a fan of wireless? These headphones also come with a cord, and in fun colors. Wireless $29.99 (on sale in December for $24.99); wired $14.95 (on sale in December for $11.99).
This powdered drink mix is full of BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) that help you push through your workout without sugar or carbs. And it comes in delicious flavors, like watermelon, blue raspberry, blueberry and fruit fusion. $32.99.
Muscle Pharm Combat protein powder
For that person who goes extra hard during a workout, they’ll love this pre- or post-workout protein powder, designed to provide the body with the proper protein for muscle growth and recovery. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate and cookies ‘n’ cream. $79.99 (on sale in December two for $70).
Sports Research Sweet Sweat products
Help your fitness friend or family member sculpt her core with the Sweet Sweat waist trimmer, which increases your core temperature while you work out. Or, if she has any past injuries keeping them from getting a full and effective workout, the Sweet Sweat workout enhancer topical gel increases circulation and targets problem areas to fight muscle fatigue and injuries. Waist trimmer $39.99; topical gel $39.99.
Celsius energy drinks
Stuff a few vitamin-enriched energy drinks into your fitness friend’s gym bag gift. These Celsius drinks accelerate metabolism and provide healthy, fat-burning energy with ingredients like green tea with EGCG in a range of flavors are palate-pleasers. $2.89 (on sale in December two for $4).
Performa shaker bottle
Your friend will need something to mix up his or her pre-workout drink. For the Star Wars lover, Performa released a new collection of bottles featuring Darth Vader, Droid First Order and more characters. You can also find superhero-themed bottles to motivate a super workout or colorful, decoration-free bottles. $16.99.
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