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Gift guide: Fitness gifts for her

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Posted by Cags R on 11 December 2013 at 12:00 AM

Looking for some inspiration for a hard-to-buy for ladies in your life? Then look no further - we're here with a little present buying fitspiration….

Women's gifts

To give your shopping a kick start, use our exclusive 10% off on all product in our GIFTS FOR HER section using the discount code '10FORHER'. Valid from today until Monday (see full terms and conditions here).

We've asked the ladies on Tribesports what they're hoping for this holiday season and trust us, there's no 'scented candles' or 'bath bombs' on this list! Check out our top fitness gifts for girls below:

Home gym essentials...

If the girl you're buying for loves working out at home then here are our top 5 home gym gifts for her

  1. Performance capris - Let there be lunges! When it comes to home workouts, you can't beat a great pair of Performance Capris to work up a sweat in - pick up a pair for £24/$35
    women's performance capris
  2. Skipping rope - the ideal gift for high intensity cardio sessions, skipping is no longer the girly playground activity it once was! This is a cheap and cheerful fitness gift, prices can be as low as £2/$5 but you can go premium and get height-specific rope for around £25/$40

  3. Kettlebells these are a super piece of equipment for a home gym, they're compact, versatile and not too expensive either, you can pick up 12-14kg kettlebells for around £20/$30 or splash out and go for a set and pick up a bargain with a bundle deal. The price will increase as the weight increases but don't be tempted to go for the lighter cheap option as a more challenging weight will have the most training benefits. Kettlebells are on the wishlist for Alison B - who's feeling generous?!
    Kettlebell Strength Workout
    Why not add a cheeky DIY gift card with a workout on to inspire her next kettlebell workout?!

  4. Homemade workout calendar - on a tight budget? Never fear, you can always Challenge your friends to a Challenge calendar! Pick from the thousands of Tribesports Challenges and workouts - whether their one-offs, weeklies or monthly training inspiration, this is bound to go down well. 

    Tighter budgets doesn't have to mean less holiday spirit - we love these DIY Holiday Gift Ideas which Greatist have put together - get your arts and crafts game face on!

  5. Foam roller  it's kind of like buying a daily spa massage for that special lady in your life but it's a lot cheaper! Not too tricky to wrap and an incredible recovery tool post-workout, this is a gift that keeps on giving. You can pick up cheap ones for around £10/$15 but there are higher quality ones available from around £25/$40.

    You can find a lot of tips in the Foam Roller AKA Self Massage Tribe

Running essentials for her...

Whether she's a gadget nerd or a minimalist runner, we've got you covered with these top 5 gifts:

  1. Tech tee - give her the perfect top to run in, and do it without breaking the bank! We recommend the Performance Tech Tee LS to keep her warm on colder winter runs. You can pick up the long sleeved for £19.50/$28 or go for the short sleeved option for £18/$25.
    LS Tech Tee
     
  2. Born to Run - a must-read for most runners, this book has been an inspiration to those looking to start trail running and minimalist running, the book retails around £6/$7.50. 

  3. Music vouchers - running to music is a very personal choice but if you know your girl is a headphones-in kinda runner, giving music vouchers can be your way to say "Keep running, girl!" without missing the beat on what music she listens to! 

  4. Half-zip mid layer - baby, it's cold outside! Help her run warm in the Performance Half-zip Top - Tribesports review RT says:

    "This top has really changed the way I run in colder weather! No more freezing or being too hot sweating, it breathes with me and actually made me smash my 5km record on it's first outing!"
    Performance Half Zip Top


  5. Socks - perhaps the biggest Christmas cliche but actually, decent running socks make the perfect gift for long distance runners. With the right socks, even the seasoned runner might be able to go for a pedicure without having to ask if it's half-price for half the toenails! Splash out and spend £10/$15 on a quality pair of socks for the running lady in your life.

Yoga gifts to make her festive season...

The holidays can be stressful for some, so make sure you kit out your yogi with all she needs to remain stress-free and well stretched:

  1. Seamless tank - your yogi needs a tank that is as seamless as she is - so we recommend ordering the Performance Seamless Tank which is one soft piece of sports kit! At a price of £22/$32, this is a must-have for any budding yoga practitioner.
    Seamless yoga top
  2. Yoga mat - one of the best things about yoga is that you can practise it anywhere, the right mat can make even the most basic surroundings feel like a studio! Make sure you go for one with plenty of grip (now is probably the appropriate point to remind you that yoga mats and camping roll mats are NOT the same thing) - you can pick up a decent yoga mat for around £15/$22.

  3. Classes - whilst yoga can be a solitary activity, classes are an essential place to learn new postures, pick up pointers on form and progression, and a new environment to practise yoga. Classes can be a bit pricey so it's a really great gift, whether you go for single classes (usually around £12/$20) or blocks of classes if you're spending a little more. It's also a way you can introduce her to new styles of yoga, from Bikram to Aerial to classic Vinyasa, different yoga practices are always exciting to try out.

  4. Crop tops - if your girl loves Bikram then she'll always be looking for crop tops which can handle the heat! The Performance Seamless Crop (£19/$29) is our top recommendation for hot yoga.
    Seamless crop
  5. Yoga bands - elasticated yoga bands are a cheap and simple tool to help increase the stretch in certain postures. You can pick up a yoga band for as little as 99p/99c, perfect if you're shopping for a yogi on a shoestring budget!

So, those are our top fitness gifts to give this holiday season - if you're still shopping around for your fitness fanatic friends, never fear - there's still plenty of time to find that perfect gift. Happy holidays!

Psssssssst... left it a bit late on your shopping? Don't sweat it, just send her a Tribesports Gift Voucher and she can kit herself out for the New Year!

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