15 Gifts For The Cardio-Loving Friend You May Not Understand But Love Dearly
You've gotta give it up to those who dutifully — no, enthusiastically — show up to their regular gym sessions and genuinely get their kicks from that sweat-drenched, post-workout euphoria. But that doesn't mean you have to understand them. You do, however still have to shop for gifts for your cardio-loving friends this year, which means — if only temporarily — you need to take a peek into their high-intensity world to find that special something that will make them even more psyched to head out for a run or hike or whatever their preferred method of sweating it out may be.
There are the fitness fans that opt for something a little more low key, like a vinyasa yoga class or casual morning walk. But if you're shopping for someone this holiday season who'd rather be boxing, taking a trampoline class, jumping rope, or running as a means of working out, there are just some gifts she'll appreciate more than others. It might help if you think about things that can make her sweat sessions either a little more luxe or a little more efficient — think sleek, sweat-proof leggings that conveniently hold her smart phone or wireless ear buds that won't budge when she goes for a run.
You can also consider the recovery aspect. Since she's regularly pushing her body physically, she might benefit from a muscle-soothing CBD balm, or, if you're up for a bit of a splurge, a percussive therapy device that treats pain and helps her bounce back quicker.
Then of course you can look for accessories or equipment pieces that allow her to do some of her favorite workouts at home, like a mini trampoline, pro-level jump rope, or boxing gloves that are actually super stylish. Need a few more ideas? See ahead for 15 gifts that will have any cardio fan feel even more motivated than they already are — which is saying a lot.
Lightweight and sweat-proof, these wireless headphones are perfect to use during rigorous workouts.
There is a such thing as a chic hiking boot, and Eddie Bauer has perfected it.
Bellicon makes pro quality rebounders — or trampolines — so when she can't make it to class, she can get just as good of a workout at home.
CBD is one of the best ways to heal the body after a tough workout, as it helps with inflammation and pain. This stick version is also cooling and convenient, so it's perfect for tossing in her gym bag and using on the go.
Runners love these leggings from Outdoor Voices because their compressive, flattering, moisture-wicking, and discreetly hold your smart phone.
This reusable bottle tops all others because of its ability to purify water using UV-C LED light.
This lightweight jump rope will help her get even better (and faster) at her craft.
The compression fabric on these shorts promotes muscle support and improved ease of movement.
Hikers, bikers, and runners can't live without a good belt pack to store essentials when they're on the move.
As the temps continue to drop, a cozy yet efficient pullover is essential for the outdoor runner, and this one truly delivers.
This sleek waterproof ring tracks everything from sleep to heart rate, so the devoted runner can monitor her moves all day long.
Make running even more fun for your cardio-loving friend with this whimsy celestial sports bra — and throw in the matching pant for extra brownie points.