Fit Girl Gift Guide - 2015


It's that time of year again! I'm typing this up from my parents' house in Texas -- spending time with family for Thanksgiving since we won't be able to make it back down here for Christmas. We went to the mall yesterday and I was reminded that I needed to create this year's gift guide. 

So if you're trying to come up with something to get for your best friend/sister/mom/cousin/whatever, and they're a little bit of a health nut, I'm here to help!

1. Leggings

A fit girl can never have enough of these. She likes to have basics in black and blue but sometimes she also likes fun patterns. If she lives somewhere cold, she might like some fleece-lined leggings. If she's in a climate closer to Texas, maybe some compression tights like the ones pictured above. These tights are from Express -- did you know they have a fitness line now? I have a pair of express leggings that I absolutely love. The fit is great, the material is smooth, and they seem well made. 

Express Core Compression Leggings - $70

2. Neck Gaiter

For girls who run through the winter or hike or do anything active outdoors, a warm/windproof neck gaiter is a great option. It's basically an infinity scarf for fit people that you can pull up to cover your nose if you need to. 

Windproof Buff - $45

3. Tea

What goes better with cold weather than hot tea? Teavana makes some really nice gift sets that you can buy for your tea lovers so that they can try all sorts of different types!

Ultimate Tea Collection - $80

4. Foam Roller

A good option year-round. Foam rolling before and after a workout can help to release tension as if you're getting a deep tissue massage. Foam rolling is known to provide many benefits, such as decreased injuries and decreased tension. 

TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller - $40

5. New Shoes

If your girl is a cement runner, Asics are always a good option. If she's more of a HIIT/class pass kinda girl, Nike has a lot of good trainers. If she's outdoorsy and likes to take her running to the trails, Brooks has some of the best trail running shoes (like the ones pictured above). 

Brooks Women's Cascadia 10 - $120

6. Wearable Tech

I'm currently swooning over Garmin's new Forerunner 235 -- it's a GPS watch for runners who want to measure their pace, distance, heart rate (via wrist sensor), and more! If she doesn't care about all of those details, a Fitbit might be a good option too!

Garmin Forerunner 235 - $330

Hope this was helpful!