If you’ve got a gym-loving significant, the standard box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers just won’t do on the most romantic day of the year. She likes leading a healthy and active lifestyle, which means she deserves a gift to match. Whether she’s into running, yoga, pilates, or spinning, these practical items will show just how thoughtful you really are. So get ready to score major brownie points (sans calories) with one of these 10 accessories.
If she’s still using regular headphones for her workout, chances are the wire’s gotten in her way plenty of times while running, lifting, or stretching. These wireless earphones not only have a fun design, but they also let her listen to music and take calls — no strings attached (literally). Noise-canceling technology and deep bass ensure clear listening, and the 2 to 3 hour playtime will last beyond any gym session.
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She can track steps, calories, sleep, and more in style with this bangle cover designed for the Fitbit Flex 2. It comes in either silver, gold, or rose gold, and fits over the tracker, dressing it up a bit and helping it blend in with any outfit — whether she’s going out to dinner with you or going to a work event.
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Staying hydrated is arguably the most important part of exercise, and this Corkcicle bottle from their canteen waterman collection will ensure the water she’s drinking during her workouts stays cold for up to 25 hours. What’s more, it even doubles as a thermos that she can drink her coffee from on her way to work. It’s no-leak screw top ensures that nothing will spill, even if she throws it in her gym bag, water won’t spill everywhere.
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While great for stretching, pilates, and yoga itself, mats are often less than portable. She can tote hers to class with this nylon bag from the fashionable accessories brand, MZ Wallace. It’s made in a camo print, so no one will mistake it for their own, and it has enough room for both her mat and other essentials like her keys, wallet, phone, and more.
$125, Buy It Here
Speaking of yoga mats. She may already have one if she’s an active yogi but even if she doesn’t, gifting her one as colorful as this kaleidoscope design will bring some cheerfulness to her practice. They also work just as great for pilates, stretching, and barre. What’s more, she’ll never be bored by it because there’s also a print on the other side to switch it up.
$31, Buy It Here
She won’t ever have to rent shoes again before spin class when you gift her these ones with screw-in cleats. They’re compatible with any bike no matter what studio she visits, and if she does decide to ride outdoors, just use the included wrench to remove them. Either way, Tommaso’s technology ensures she won’t have to use as much energy to reach max power. If that’s not awesome, then we don’t know what is.
$85, Buy It Here
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Whenever she needs a little motivation to get back on that fitness grind, this shaker bottle will get the job done, and she’ll have you to thank every time she looks at it. With a blenderball to cut through the protein powder, flip cap, and adjustable carrying loop, it’s the perfect accessory pre- and post-workout for her protein shakes with some inspiration thrown into the mix. (You can even throw in some whey powder for good measure.)
$19, Buy It Here
Try this mocha protein shake after your next workout:
If she doesn’t have a way to track her runs — or even if she does — the Apple Watch Nike+ takes things to a whole other level. Just like a regular Apple Watch, she can take calls, send texts, and stream music all without your phone. But with Nike involved, the watch features motivation from either a Nike+ Run Club coach or world-class athlete, so even when things get tough, she’ll want to keep going.
$318, Buy It Here
Much of our fitness tracking is online — in an app, on our wrists, or even in The Cloud. This fitness journal gives her the opportunity to log moments of her journey and gain insight into it the old school way. It has space for jotting down reflections, notes, and goals, plus it offers health tips and motivational quotes. The red color and text that reads: “Start every day with a grateful heart” on the cover make it an especially fitting gift for the holiday.
$20, Buy It Here
While it’s not a gift per se, a card goes a long way to show her you care. And what’s better than this lifting-themed one? She’ll definitely appreciate the pun even if CrossFit isn’t her thing, and your thoughtful words inside will be the icing on the cake.
$4, Buy It Here
Source: Men’s Health