The Ultimate Activewear Gift Guide
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it can be difficult finding the motivation to work out. Fortunately, with the season of giving in full swing, it’s the perfect time to spice up your fitness wardrobe to give you an extra boost to get moving. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else, we’ve put together the ultimate list of top 12 Christmas gifts for every wellness enthusiast.
From activewear kit heroes, to studio passes and stocking stuffers, here are our go-to fitness and wellness gifts for Christmas 2019.
Varley Hardy Sweat
Cosy up with this luxuriously soft, contemporary sweater from Varley. The Hardy Sweat is a structured crew neck sweat made from soft double-faced sweat fabric. The versatile silhouette means it pairs with jeans or leggings alike. Its handy side snap buttons offer a customisable fit, making this the perfect on-the-go piece!
Supernova Woman 01 and Can
Get your nutrition essentials with Supernova. The Supernova Woman 01 Protein Powder is packed full of antioxidants and flavoured only with raw organic Peruvian cacao for a smooth chocolate flavour with all the superfood benefits its recipe boasts. Supernova delivers 17g of protein per serving with a full amino acid complex, making it a great choice for nutrition supplement. The reusable can keeps your shake makes it easy to carry your shake without risk of spilling.
Fact+Fiction Charli Backpack
The Fact+Fiction Charli backpack is a firm favourite for gym bags that don’t look like gym bags. It’s specially crafted to compartmentalise your belongings including a padded pocket for your laptop. Its sleek design incorporates luxe style with exceptional functionality, including a separate shoe compartment, water bottle pocket, large interior compartment, and mini pockets for key items. This bag does it all.
Core Collective 5-Class Pack
Core Collective brings results-driven, fun and flexible classes in a community environment. Their variety of Cycle, Circuit, Lift+Row, TRX, Yoga, and Mat Pilates is taught by London’s best trainers. We’ve also partnered with their St. John’s Wood location to offer an exclusive TSE retail experience for gym-goers and local residents! Get ready to work up a sweat with a 5-class taster package valid over 3 months across all their locations!
Manta Foam Roller
Say goodbye to morning stiffness, muscle aches, and stubborn knots with the Manta foam roller. Its trademarked shape allow the Manta to mould around the contours of your spine so that the carefully designed ridges can reach important muscles and joints along the spinal column. The Manta’s unique shape is also useful when rolling larger muscle groups such as glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Feel the results right away with this innovative roller.
Yogi Bare Yoga Mat + Carrying Strap
The Yogi Bare Paws Natural Rubber Yoga Mat is every yogi’s dream. Eco-friendly and extremely grippy, you won’t be able to keep your paws off it. The Bare Hug Yoga Mat Carrying Strap is as functional as it is stylish. Crafter from vegan leather and durable Nylon webbing, it is fully adjustable to fit any yoga mat at the length and height you find most comfortable.
Girlfriend Collective Compressive Set
Girlfriend Collective is the Seattle-grown eco purveyor that we can’t stop talking about. Their Compressive High-Rise Leggings are ultra-comfortable and flattering with an extra high-rise and four-way stretch. Paired with a matching Paloma Bra Classic designed with comfy wide straps and a racerback shape, these pieces the perfect go-to for any activity. But it gets better: the Compressive fabric is made from recycled water bottles. Each piece contains 79% RPET and 21% spandex.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Duo
Just because you like to work up a sweat in the studio doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the glam. Keep your lashes intact with the Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara. Its unique brush and fibre-enhanced waterproof formula will keep lashes plumped to perfection. Pair it with the Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner to complete the look.
FLY LDN 10-Class Pack
FLY LDN is the immersive studio that emphasises the power of community and learning through yoga. The studio is a large, dark space lit up by a floor-to-ceiling HD screen showing images of tranquil landscapes. Through its wide offering of yoga flow classes and low impact workouts, delivers its mission of creating a low stress, low impact escape from busy London. Get FLY-ing with a 10-class pack, our treat!
Pointe Studio Happy Grip Socks
Pointe Studio’s Happy Grip Socks are the perfect accessories to keep you on top of your game in any barre, dance, or Pilates class. These smiley socks are made with soft combed cotton and sturdy PVC grip so you can feel the floor without sliding around during your activity.
Beyond Yoga Alloy Set
Dawn some festive sparkle into your activewear wardrobe in this Beyond Yoga Alloy Ombre High Midi Legging and Alloy Speckled Double Back Bra set. Designed with an ombre speckled foil effect for a touch of luxury, these technical pieces are crafted with a flattering, lightly compressive 4-way stretch to allow for support and comfortable mobility. These pieces tick all the boxes for form and function, making them ideal for leisure and performance alike.
Varley Hughes Tight and Bassett Bra Set
Loved for their buttery soft fabrics that are equal parts sophisticated style and high performance, Varley make their second appearance on this list – and for good reason. The Hughes Tight offer body-sculpting compression with a perforated snake design weaving down the legs. The Basset Bra offers high support and a simple silhouette. The scoop neck and racerback design make it wearable for any activity.
Tiebandz Hair Bands
As a bonus 13th gift to our top 12 list, we’ve included the perfect stocking stuffer. When you’re working up a sweat in your favourite HIIT class, or perfecting your Chaturanga Dandasana, the last thing you want to worry about is hair falling in your face. Worry not, Tiebandz will soon be your regular studio-companion. Designed to hold the thickest to the finest hair, these stylish bands feel soft while keeping your hair secure. Plus, you can also wear them as a bracelet.
Our mission at The Sports Edit is to help you reach your fitness goals. We hope our list of the best gifts for activewear lovers inspires you to do just that. From fitness kit heroes, to protein shakes, M.V.P. stocking stuffers and gym class packs, this list is the ultimate guide to not only winter wellness but all year round.
To make this deal even sweeter, we’ve created a giveaway for ALL the items listed above: making this a Christmas gift box worth over £1,000! Entries close 23:59 Monday 16 December 2019. One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday 17 December 2019. To enter, simply name a brand (or two) you would LOVE to see us work with in 2020 to the survey link below.
The Christmas Gift Box Includes:
- VARLEY Hardy Sweat
- SUPERNOVA Woman 01 and Can
- FACT + FICTION Charli Backpack
- CORE COLLECTIVE 5-Class Pack
- MANTA Foam Roller
- YOGI BARE Paws Natural Rubber Yoga Mat and Bare Hug Yoga Mat Carrying Strap
- GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE Compressive Legging and Paloma Bra Classic Set
- EYEKO Sport Waterproof Duo
- FLY LDN 10-Class Pack
- POINTE STUDIO Happy Grip Socks
- BEYOND YOGA Alloy Ombre High Waisted Midi Legging and Alloy Speckled Bra
- VARLEY Hughes Tight and Bassett Bra
- TIEBANDZ Hair Bands
DISCLAIMER: colourways are dependant on availability and may not be identical to the colourway pictured in this blog.