With the holidays soon to be in full stride it’s time to get a jump start on your gift-giving list and be sure to add this season’s must-get and wishlist-worthy gifts that will power up your fave fitness fanatic with performance and style.
Check out the season’s got-to-give gifts that are sure to put a smile on their face as well as get them to move with power, passion and panache.
Surprise him with feel-good trainers
Boost your road runner to break new personal records with this springy and responsive ride that’s ready to take on the miles day after day. HOKA’s Clifton 7 is the runner’s essential—and perfect gift that will make his heart race thanks to its airy all-day comfort, plush cushioning, and bouncy feel. The Clifton 7 is the perfect balance of soft and light, it features a sleek look that’s lightweight and stylish with an engineered mesh upper that’s comfortable and breathable paired with a roomy toe box and plush tongue that stays in place. The Clifton 7’s really stand out thanks to their full-compression EVA midsole, which not only provides HOKA’s signature cushioning, but will give your runner the best of both worlds, cushioning and responsiveness, so his landings feel effortlessly-soft while his toe-offs feel springy and propelled! What’s more, the shoes have an early stage Meta-Rocker paired with a beveled heel and full-ground contact outsole, to deliver a smooth, stable ride and more efficient heel-to-toe transition that will let him glide over the ground seamlessly with amazing traction. And, he’ll also appreciate the Clifton 7’s plush collar that hugs his ankles securely, keeping them blister-free, while the skillfully-designed vertical pull-tab at the heel makes it easy for him to slip on- and off. Overall, HOKA’s Clifton 7 is a premium ride that doesn’t compromise performance, it is soft-yet supportive, plush but springy, and comfortably lightweight, making it a great gift for the runner in your life that he’ll truly enjoy on the daily!
The HOKA Clifton 7 retails for $130, available for both men and women at hokaoneone.com. Sizing note: Runs true to size.
Treat him to the tech-training essential
Surprise your workout warrior with this light and breezy training short sleeve that’s sure to let him push his limits while staying cool and carefree. lululemon’s Drysense Short Sleeve is an easy-fitting shirt that’s technical with abrasion-resistant fabric and stylized so he can move effortlessly and powerfully. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester (excluding trims) that’s incredibly smooth, stretchy, highly breathable, and durable so he can power through his workouts without sweating the small stuff. The fabric has also been fortified with Silverescent® technology powered by X-STATIC to keep the stink out. He will also love its classic design that’s looks clean and flattering, along with the underarm gussets and curved hemline at the sides that enable him to move with ease and increased mobility. There’s also a skillfully-placed locker loop at the back neck for easy hanging post-workout. Overall, lululemon’s Drysense Short Sleeve is a simple but smart tee that’s lightweight, dreamy soft, moisture-wicking, and highly moveable, making it a must-give surprise for the ultimate in performance.
Lululemon’s Drysense Short Sleeve retails for $68, and is available in several colors at lululemon.com.
Gift him the multi-sport marvel
Treat the man in your life to this multi-sport marvel that will deliver the ultimate in comfort and smart performance. lululemon’s Pace Breaker Short 9” with Liner are smooth, versatile, lightweight yet highly durable shorts that he will literally want to live in for all #WFH occasions, ranging from work from home to workouts from home—these shorts will be his go-to’s for running, training, and lounging. The Pace Breaker Shorts feature a silky-soft and lightweight Swift fabric that’s highly moveable, sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and durable so your guy stays comfy, cool and dry as he powers up. They also feature a breathable built-in OOM (Out of Mind™) liner with a 3D shaped pouch for airy support as well as a convenient built-in pocket with a cord-exit hole for that can’t-live-without cell. And there’s a convenient draw cord that ensures a personalized and comfortable fit, along with a 9” inseam and a classic straight silhouette that offers full coverage and optimal mobility for stretches and big strides while also delivering a sleek look for post-workout wandering. Plus, these shorts have 2 generously-sized hand pockets and a zippered pocket to stow essentials for hands-free movement. lululemon’s Pace Breaker Short 9” with Liner are the perfect gift for the workout lover and runner in your life because of their versatile style, smooth and durable fabric that’s airy, and mindfully-placed details.
Lululemon’s Pace Breaker Short 9” with Liner retail $68, available in a variety of colors including Heather Allover Sea Salt Light Cast- a light grey print that goes with everything. Available at lululemon.com.
Gift sleek and sporty style
Surprise your fitness-loving femme with this sleek long-sleeve that will boost her performance and propel her stride. lululemon’s Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 is a super-performing technical top that extraordinarily blends both fashion and function so she can train and run with ease, all while staying cool, comfy and dry. It’s made with a lightweight, breathable and stretchy fabric, and features an airy mesh construction that’s seamless for smooth, chafe-free movement, allowing her to move powerfully without constraints. Plus, this tech-top features Silverescent® technology powered by X-STATIC to keep odors in check and bacteria at bay so she can remain confidently fresh when turning up the heat. The Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 has a slim-fitting hip-length design that hugs the body for a feminine and streamlined silhouette that’s long and lean so it won’t ride up during runs. It also has convenient thumbholes to keep hands snug while keeping the sleeves in place. lululemon’s Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 makes a great gift for the fastinista and wonder woman who loves to mix-it-up in every workout because of its sleek, versatile, and fully-functional that will let her achieve big strides in style and her fitness game.
lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 retails for $78, available in a variety of colors at lululemon.com.
Treat her to the workout wonders
Make her fitness on “fire” with these smooth, sweat-wicking and feel-good leggings that fit like a glove and look fierce, so she can train powerfully and comfortably. lululemon’s Wunder Train High Rise Tight 25” is made from extraordinary Everlux fabric that feels cool and ultra-smooth against skin, is super-supportive in every move, and is incredibly breathable, all while offering a fabulous four-way stretch-ability that’s makes moving easy. Plus, this fabulous fast-drying fabric is enhanced with Lycra fiber which give these tights a long-lasting resilience so they always hold their shape and look good post-workout. She’ll love that the Wunder Train Tights feature a “hugged” fit that holds her in all the right places, thanks to a smooth, supportive wide waistband and inner draw cord that together offer the perfect, personalized fit. They are also mindfully-designed with a hidden pocket at the waistband to stash card and keys. Overall, lululemon’s Wunder Train High Rise Tight 25” will make her holidays “wunder-ful” thanks to their epic fast-drying and feel-good Everlux fabric, smart styling, super-smooth and cool feel, and ultra-flattering fit that will have her training stronger on the daily.
lululemon’s Wunder Train High Rise Tights 25” retail for $98, available in a variety of colors and prints at lululemon.com. There is also a 21” crop ($88), shorts in 6” and 8” ($58), and even an oh-so cute Wunder Train Cropped Long Sleeve ($88).
Treat her to cushioned performance
Gift your leading lady this top-performing ride that’s perfectly plush, beautifully balanced, and sweetly smooth. HOKA One One’s Bondi 7 is sure to power up her pace this holiday season and into 2021, thanks to its dreamy soft cushioning that’s perfect for daily wear, training and long runs. The Bondi 7’s definitely stand out, it is a big but beautifully designed road running shoe. It features an airy mesh upper that’s breathable and comfortable paired with strategically-placed overlays around the midfoot and toe box that provide the much-needed structure and support her foot needs without restricting it. And HOKA has designed the Bondi 7’s to have a structured internal heel cup and an ultra-plush memory foam collar that delivers a heavenly hug around the ankle area for the ultimate in comfort, delivering a locked in fit for even the narrowest heels. The Bondi 7’s have a full-length compression-molded EVA midsole for a smooth and stable ride along with a refined early-stage Meta-Rocker and beveled heel design to deliver an easy and efficient transition. The rubber outsole offers great ground-gripping action that braves it way through dry or wet terrain, providing her excellent traction wherever she strides! Overall, HOKA’s Bondi 7 is a fabulous cushioned trainer that provides endless comfort for all-day wear and plush performance for easy- and long-distance runs.
The HOKA Bondi 7 retails for $150, available for both women and men at hokaoneone.com. Sizing note: Runs a ½ size larger, the regular width seems a bit narrow.
Gift the multitasking essential
Treat your fitness lover and guy- or girl-on-the-go to this multitasking and play-hard backpack that will keep up with their active lifestyle from weekday workouts to weekend adventuring. lululemon’s City Adventurer Backpack 17L is hands-down THE best backpack that can handle-it-all, with style, ease and structure. From the outside, it’s a sleek and stylish backpack that features durable fabric that’s easy to clean and water-repellant so it’ll easily endure the elements and everything they throw at it (and into it). While the interior conceals a multitude of genius and convenient compartments and pockets to handle their adventures and active lifestyle. This top-performing pack has a large main compartment with a wide and easy two-way zip opening to store every day and specific essentials like a water bottle that’s securely held in its own mesh compartment, your wallet and keys in the center zip pocket, and you can also neatly and conveniently store your sweaty post-workout stuff using the expandable pocket. There is also an exterior padded compartment pocket to safely store a laptop or tablet. lululemon has also mindfully-designed this backpack with a quick-access exterior phone pocket. The City Adventurer Backpack 17L is not only practical and versatile but it’s super-stylish featuring a clean, modern design paired with a sleek yet roomy size. And it’s crazy-comfortable to carry thanks to its padded and secure back and shoulder straps that ensure an easy and enjoyable fit no matter what the load. Overall, lululemon’s City Adventurer Backpack 17L makes a great gift that’s perfect for workouts and city adventuring thanks to its convenient compartments, organized yet easily accessible structure, simple yet stylish appearance and super-comfy fit and feel.
lululemon City Adventurer Backpack 17L retails for $128, available at lululemon.com.
Treat them to a soothing stocking stuffer
Gift your runner these cutting edge compression socks that will treat them to a soothing and supportive experience. The Ultra Compression OTC makes a great gift that will give their feet and legs some much needed TLC so they can perform effortlessly, efficiently and more energized. The Ultra Compression OTC socks are made of a lightweight and breathable fabric that’s soft, stretchy, and durable, keeping them crazy comfortable while graduated compression increases blood flow for ease and efficiency of movement. Plus, these socks feature a mesh top to increase ventilation so they stay continuously cool and dry, while a supportive band provides great arch support that cradles the foot for a stable and comforting fit. What’s really cool is that these Ultra Compression OTC socks feature Injinji’s five-toe design that separates and protects each toe individually, allowing for complete comfort and proper alignment, while eliminating friction so their feet stay blister-fee. They will also appreciate the strategically-placed reflective strips that keep them safe and visible during night runs. Overall, Injinji’s Ultra Compression OTC socks will reduce fatigue, recharge their legs and feet, support and increase movement, and speed recovery so they can keep running effortlessly and pain-free.
Injinji Ultra Compression OTC retail for $49, available at injinji.com.
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