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FitDay Gift Guide: The Best Workout Gear

Dec 6, 2013
The holiday season is in full swing and that means you only have a few more weeks to buy that perfect present. If you're anything like me, you either did most of your shopping online or you only braced the Black Friday crowds for a few hours. Although I did get a handful of gifts purchased already, there are a few people on my list for whom I still need to buy presents. Some of those people are into fitness, so I don't think it will be too difficult to find a suitable gift. I did some research this past week and found my favorite workout gear that would be absolutely fantastic to give as gifts this holiday season.

Lucy Activewear Stay Present Pant ($79)

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The Lucy Activewear Stay Present Pant is the perfect pant for yoga class and running errands afterwards. The pant is offered in black and has a dropped rise waist, band hem, and hand pockets. I love this pant because it is machine washable and is made from jersey knit and modal - making it super comfy and durable.

Nike Air Max Thea ($71.99)

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The Nike Air Max Thea is perfect for the runner in your life who likes a more lightweight shoe. These shoes offer plenty of performance comfort with a minimalist appeal. They have mesh at the forefoot, perforations at the heel for breathability, and a Solarsoft sockliner. The midsole is made from phylon for lightweight cushioning, durability and reduced bulk.

Lululemon The Mat ($68)

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The Mat from Lululemon has been on my wishlist for many years now and comes in black, blue and pink. My favorite thing about this mat is the polyurethane coating that will help you stay grounded even in a hot yoga class. In fact, the hot yoga studio I go to has this mat for rent and all of my instructors swear by it. The antimicrobial additive also prevents mold and mildew from accumulating on your mat. When you do need to clean your mat, use warm water and baking soda for the best results. Hang to dry.

Lululemon Sweat Once a Day Bag ($128)

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The Lululemon Sweat Once a Day bag is perfect for the girl on the go. The bag comes in black, deep zinfandel (dark purple) and inkwell (dark grey-blue). Lululemon designed the bag to carry a full day's supplies. The bag includes a stowable mat strap and plenty of space to hold all your belongings to go from work to the gym. The bag is made from polyurethane fabric, which is both durable and easy to wipe clean. The bag also includes a secure exterior pocket, designed to hold a 15in laptop, as well as a quick-access outer pocket to keep your phone at your fingertips.

Under Armour Coldgear Infrared Armour Fleece Storm Hoodie ($79.99)

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This piece from Under Armour is perfect for those workouts that you want to complete outdoors this season. This hoodie is a semi-fitted option from Under Armour, which means that it has a slimmer athletic cut that delivers better mobility and less bulk. The Under Armour technology repels water, but stays soft and breathable during your entire workout. This hoodie will also keep you warm! The Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating that will absorb and retain your body heat. You'll be able to find the perfect hoodie for anyone on your list, because it comes in a variety of colors: pitate blue, black, lead, tusk, blu-away (navy), neo pulse (neon coral), aubergine, and pinkadelic.

Athleta Ugg Classic Ear Warmer With Speaker Technology from the Gap ($85)

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This item doubles as a speaker and an ear warmer, which is perfect for runners or hikers who want to get their workout in during the cold winter months. These come in chestnut brown and black. They have a smooth suede outer and a cozy and soft genuine sheepskin shearling to keep your ears nice and warm. They also have a built-in earphone and microphone. You can order this product directly from the Athleta/Gap website, because they have free shipping on all orders over $50 and free returns and exchanges by mail and to stores on all orders.

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Nicole Kennedy is a healthy living blogger and publicist living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Nicole's blog, Simply Nicole, documents her daily life occurrences as she balances working full-time, blogging, training for races, practicing yoga, eating healthy and planning her wedding. You can connect with Nicole via Facebook and Twitter for real-time blog updates, tips and tricks to living a healthy lifestyle, and more!



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