Editor’s pick: Christmas Gift Guide
It’s that time of year again when we frantically scramble to think of the perfect gift for our besties, colleagues and fit-fam. Don’t worry gals, we’ve scoured the interwebs and pulled together our fave gifts that will put a smile on your fit-pal’s dial. From a cheeky $10 score through to some special splurge gifts, we’ve got your Christmas shopping sorted. You better be quick – and don’t forget to factor in the shipping time!
PS, we totes don’t mind if you post one to us too.
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The FILA Gym Towel is made from moisture-wicking microfibre, so you can hit your workout in style and stay dry. You’ll love the practical size of this sweat towel and it will soon become your reliable sidekick for those high-intensity workouts. These towels are practical and stylish and make a great stocking-stuffer for your gym buddy (or yourself).
SodaStream is the perfect gift for the whole family, creating delicious fizzy water in only seconds and offering fantastic value for money. Plus, SodaStream looks great on any kitchen bench, is convenient, has simple functionality and most importantly, it’s loads of fun. Oh, and you can choose from a range of flavours to turn your water into ginger beer, cola or lemonade. Sign us up.
The perfect gift for your anti-consumerist friend who arcs up every Christmas about the manipulation of our minds for commercial profit (we all have one), or the pal who gives a crap (get it?) about the environment. Who Gives A Crap makes 100% bamboo toilet paper and donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. C’mon, who wouldn’t love receiving this useful, environmentally friendly and socially conscious gift?
A flawless and sturdy shoe designed to perform and impress, the Threadborne Push uses a feather-light, embroidered upper that hugs your foot for the restriction-free support your training routine demands. This is the perfect gift for your friends or family who are obsessed with cross-training. Besides, who doesn’t love getting shoes for Christmas? While you’re at it, snag a pair for yourself. You’ll thank us later.
Have that someone you kinda gotta buy a gift for (or acknowledge their existence with a card), but no idea what to get them? These cards from Things by Bean have got you covered, punny enough to broach any awkward relationship, make that weird colleague or extended relative laugh (and way more meaningful than your average store-bought gift card).
Get more from your run with this personal training coach. Train like a pro with advanced training modes and a personalised workout feature from the TomTom Runner 3. Choose from five different heart zones to challenge yourself and monitor your real-time heart rate from your wrist. Stay motivated by listening to music wirelessly from the watch.
Who needs an excuse for more activewear? Not us. This super-cute collection by Tobi Activewear has us all kinds of motivated to hit the gym. The super-functional range is focused on performance: from yoga to running, to lifting weights to CrossFit, from brunch with your girlfriends to an I-can’t-be-bothered-to-pick-an-outfit days, Tobi has you covered. We’re digging the signature leggings and the invisible tank.
Nirvana Jewellery has created the world’s first jewellery line designed to be worn as a daily companion and reminder for you to “stop, look and breathe”. A daily reminder of three simple meditation actions in one, this bracelet guides you to cultivate inner peace. A splurge of the best kind. These bracelets are made of a 9ct yellow gold small charm with a pure 9ct rose gold peace motif, two silver ball spacers, a black leather bracelet and a whole lotta love and positive energy.
This is not your average ice-cream recipe book. Pidapipó is perfect for Aussie summer, with a celebration of authentic gelato, alongside classic Italian and contemporary seasonal desserts, cakes, and drinks. All the recipes in Pidapipó are dictated by the seasons – giving you the freshest and most contemporary introduction to the sweet art of gelato! You’ll find all of your favourite flavours, alongside new classics such as Banana Milk Gelato, Raspberry and Rose Bombe Alaska, Avocado and Lime Sorbetto, Blood Orange Granita with Dark Chocolate Sorbetto, Pumpkin Pie, Tiramisu Layer Cake and Brioche with Pistachio Gelato and Whipped Cream. Pidapipó is fun, quirky and delicious.
For the fitness freaks among us, this crop is designed for anyone who loves to train and sweat hard. The 2XU XCTRL Evolve Crop uses abrasion resistant fabrics and design lines styled for high-intensity sweat sessions, and 2XU’s unique interlock fabric ensures this garment performs under the toughest conditions.