Show Your Swolemate Some Love With These Gifts Under $100
How better to show your favorite fitness-obsessed friends and family members some love than with . . . more fitness gear?! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! We've rounded up 25 gifts that are sure to make you swolemate #1, and at under $100 each, you'll still be able to afford to go to SoulCycle together.
Lifeproof FRE Cell Phone Case
Action calls, and the Lifeproof FRE Cell Phone Case ($90) takes your favorite adrenaline junkie into the moment with absolute confidence — so they can come back with pics to prove it. Waterproof, drop-proof, dirt-proof, and snow-proof, this phone case can keep up with every badass on your gift list.
Patagonia Houdini Rain Shell
The Patagonia Houdini Rain Shell ($100) (for men too) is the perfect packable layer for any athlete who finds themselves in inclement weather. The slim fit accommodates a baselayer or a light midlayer, the improved hood cinches with a single pull and won’t pinch your ears, and the weather-resistant 100 percent nylon ripstop fabric blocks wind and withstands abrasion. An instant favorite for any trail runner, hiker, or outdoorsperson.
Massage Envy Gift Card
Giving the gift of massage will pretty much always go over well, but especially for fitness junkies who push their muscles to the max. A Massage Envy Gift Card ($100) is typically good for a 90-minute introductory massage session or 60-minute introductory facial session, including gratuity (prices and services vary by location). Perfect for someone who has everything or that friend who never splurges on herself.
Subscription to Headspace
A one-year subscription to Headspace app ($96) is like a gym membership for your mind — perfect for anyone wanting to get into meditation or break through the mental blocks keeping them from achieving their goals. The app includes hundreds of themed mediation sessions for boosting focus and fighting stress, including bite-size sessions for busy schedules or pre-workout pick-me-ups.
Lifeline Jungle Gym XT
The Lifeline Jungle Gym XT ($100) is a cost-effective way to create a mini home gym or travel gym wherever you go. Suitable for everyone — from beginners to professional athletes, this bodyweight suspension system allows you to use your own body weight for a wide array of exercises that work you from head to toe. The split-anchor design allows users to quickly and easily adjust the forces on the body by changing the width of the system to allow targeting of specific muscle groups and improving core strength, flexibility, and muscular power. Perfect for anyone wanting to simplify their home gym system and find one tool to get the whole job done.
Coffee is a longtime favorite pre-workout drink, and there's no shortage of recipes to make a cup of joe part of a healthy diet. With the Espressotoria System ($99) you can give the gift of the perfect DIY latte to your favorite early morning workout buddy so she's never got an excuse to sleep through the alarm again. The system includes a compact, sleek countertop espresso maker that uses individual coffee or espresso pods and an accompanying milk frother so you can shave that coffee shop stop off your morning routine and get 10 more minutes to work out (or sleep in, #nojudgement).
Breville Juice Fountain Compact
Whether you're looking to get energized, sleep better, or boost your workout, there's a juice recipe for that. Make whatever juice you crave with the Breville Juice Fountain Compact ($100), which packs all the power of a professional-grade juicer into a sleek and compact design perfect for everyday use.
Personalized Gold Bar Necklace
No matter how happy you are to have a medal placed around your neck after crossing the finish line of a race, there's a good chance that medal will end up collecting dust somewhere. Celebrate a special race, a PR, or a Boston Qualifier with a Personalized Gold Bar Necklace ($65) featuring the latitude and longitude points of the race location or the finish time that's worth wearing around your neck.
Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones
For anyone who isn't afraid to get wet — whether sweating through a hot yoga class or charging a stand-up paddleboard session — there's finally pair of 100 percent certified waterproof Bluetooth headphones. The Kicker EB400 Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones ($100) feature adjustable earbuds designed to stay put no matter how much you shake what your mama gave you, a built-in microphone, and an eight-hour battery life. But if you work out for eight straight hours, I'm not sure we can be friends.
My Hydro Hydroflask Water Bottle
Prefab water bottles are so last year. With the new My Hydro Hydroflask Water Bottle ($34 and up), you can choose your own strap, cap style, bottle size, and the My Hydro exclusive silicone boot, which can be customized with up to 14 mix-and-match colors. Stand out from the crowd while you stay hydrated.
Sugarmat Yoga Mat
Go beyond basic with a brightly colored or whimsically patterned Sugarmat Yoga Mat ($90). Mats feature an ultraabsorbent synthetic suede top that's perfect for even the sweatiest class, designs printed from water-based inks that won't wear off, and dense cushioning to give your hips and knees some TLC. Personalized monogramming is available, because it's pretty much the only thing that could make these mats any prettier.
Halo Fire Headlamp
The first-ever headlamp designed specifically for runners, the Halo Fire Headlamp ($80) is packed with features to make early-morning and nighttime runs safer. This lightweight, multibeam, rechargeable headlamp offers over 280 lumens of clean, eye-pleasing light. Two down-angled proximity LEDs light the path at your feet, while a powerful spotlight shines ahead.
The brand-new Grid Vibe ($100) might be just the thing to turn your foam roller from frenemy to friend, combining foam rolling plus vibration to provide a faster, more effective recovery. Designed with TriggerPoint's signature GRID pattern and a smaller diameter, the compact Grid Vibe targets more layers of muscle tissue while channeling blood and oxygen to repair muscles as you roll, while the vibration relaxes the muscle and minimizes pain.
For the fickle fitness fiend who likes boot camp as much as barre as much as barbells, a ClassPass Membership ($80 and up) gives them 10 total classes per month at their city's top gyms and fitness studios. If variety is the spice of life, a month of ClassPass is sure to spice up any gym rat's life.
Take at-home workouts to the next level with the Smart Hurdle 6-Pack ($85), perfect for setting up tons of agility drills to include in any HIIT or bootcamp workout. They feature a sturdy base and adjustable height, so you'll be surprised how many ways you can torture yourself with these bad boys.
Handcrafted Yoga Mat Bag
Yoga clothes are essentially a form of high fashion these days, so why should you carry your mat in an ugly utilitarian strap? Upgrade your mat-carrying game with an Amore Beaute Handcrafted Yoga Mat Bag ($65), which is roomy enough to hold a mat, a bottle, and a small towel. It's crafted from ivory burlap with exquisitely hand embroidered Chippendale pattern available in over 40 different color options.
Adjustable Resistance Rower
Has OrangeTheory made you fall in love with the rowing machine? Get your fix at home with this Adjustable Resistance Rower ($80), featuring 12 levels of adjustable resistance and an electronic monitor that displays time, count, total count, and calories burned.
Bosu Balance Trainer
More than just another exercise ball, this Bosu Balance Trainer ($120) includes a workout DVD, inflation pump, healthy diet guide, and a 120-page integrated balance training book so you can customize each exercise to maximize your desired results, whatever they may be.
Ugg Ansley Slippers
No matter your preferred method for working up a sweat, chances are good your feet could use some R & R afterwards. The Ugg Ansley Slippers ($100) feature water-resistant Silkee suede uppers, moc toe stitching, and rubber soles to keep things a tad rugged.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
The perfect gift for any Fitbit addict in your life, the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale ($100) lets up to eight users wirelessly synch weigh, BMI, and body fat percentage stats to their FitBit dashboard and track their progress. The scale comes with a free accompanying app to help with goal setting and tracking as well.
Lululemon Align Pant
For anyone who holds the philosophy that "leggings are pants" close to their heart, you can never go wrong when you gift them with the Lululemon Align Pant ($98), one of the brand's most versatile pants. Available in a variety of inseam lengths, colors, and fabrics, these leggings are guaranteed to get you all the brownie points.