As much as the pandemic had us acquainted with frequent trips to the refrigerator and takeouts (hello, quarantine fifteen), it also had us diving into fitness. Most studios took to the internet to hold free classes on Instagram or make fully digital, home-friendly programs. When restrictions slowly started to ease up, it made a lot of people get into biking, tennis, and other socially-distanced sports.
This gift guide is for anyone who loves fitness to any extent, whether she’s a hardcore yogi who can basically apply for teacher training already, or someone who loves keeping up with a good YouTube HIIT video from time to time.
Below are 8 gifts your fitness-loving friends will definitely appreciate:
1. Status Quo Leggings and Elemental Top
Day to Day Athleisure’s Status Quo series is designed to give you the compression you need while being super (and we mean super) soft. This could possibly be one of the most comfortable activewear sets you can get, which is always important in our incredibly hot climate. The set comes in multiple colors, but we’re especially obsessed with the Cider option which looks especially luxe.
Status Quo Seamless Leggings, P1599, Elemental Top, P1399, DAY TO DAY ATHLEISURE, daytodayathleisure.com
2. Flow Dress in Cobalt
This year saw the return of workout dresses and we’re all for it—the intersection between sporty and feminine just feels so right! We’re obsessed with the Flow Dress by GVN The Label that comes in a fun range of colors, adjustable straps, and built-in bra and shorts.
Flow Dress in Cobalt, P1650, GVN THE LABEL, gvnthelabel.com
Every fitness-loving girl knows how important a good hair tie is, so why not take it up a notch with a cute scrunchie? This one from Recess comes in the sweetest shade of orange that’ll add a little fun to your workout look. It’s also eco-friendly as it’s made with fabric offcuts.
Scrunchie, P248, RECESS, zalora.com
4. Solo 3 Wireless Headphones
If you’re not working out with your aptly named “Get Pumped” playlist blasting in your ears, are you really working out? Whether you're a gym buff or not, we all know that good music can really get your energy going, so a nice pair of headphones is a must. The Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones is as much of an accessory as it is a functional gadget.
Solo 3 Wireless Headphones, BEATS, P14,000, apple.com
5. 5-in-1 Massage Roller Set
It’s an oft-forgotten truth that recovery is incredibly important in the fitness process—laying your sore body down on the couch after a workout just doesn’t cut it sometimes! Get your friend rollers to massage her muscles out on her off time, like this one from Core, which comes in a set of five.
5-in-1 Massage Roller Set, P1895, CORE, Toby Sports
6. Pink Wrist & Ankle Weights
Workout equipment has never looked so good. I don’t know about you, but this Gym Gal Wrist and Ankle Weights might actually make us want to intensify our fitness routines because they’re just so damn pretty! Not to mention they’re incredibly versatile (you can use them for everything from yoga and pilates to weight training and jogging), which makes this another perfect gift for any fitness enthusiast.
Pink Wrist & Ankle Weights, P1800, GYM GAL, gymgal.ph
7. Sports Towel
Regular old towels, be gone! We're more enamoured with vibrant ones that make breaking a sweat feel less torturous. These selections from Day In Day Out are too cute for words; they’re playfully designed with different motifs that anyone would be sure to love.
Sports Towel, P600, DAY IN DAY OUT, dayindayout.fit
8. Yoga Mat Deodorizing Air Spray
It’s one of those things you don’t actually think you'll need until you have it, and then soon realize that you can’t live without it. A Yoga Mat Spray is a must to keep your equipment clean, because let’s be honest, is anyone really diligent with washing their mats regularly? This one from Favori has antibacterial properties to keep yours clean and odor-free.
Yoga Mat Deodorizing Air Spray, P200, FAVORI, zalora.com