The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides: The Athlete

Being a fitness fanatic can require a lot of gear, so gifting your athletic loved ones with some of the newest can be really well-received. From the frugal (socks) to the splurge-worthy (fit watch), whatever your budget, these finds can help you show your love in the most "fit"-ting of ways.

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Give your loved one the gift of comfort on her winter run with a wraparound sweatshirt featuring climaheat insulation, the PureBoost X trainers, which boast energy-returning properties, and the chicest wireless earbuds around. For pilates/yoga/barre lovers, they'll be styling for class in ballet-inspired grip socks and leggings, an art deco yoga mat, and quilted mat bag. For cardio junkies, the most adorable pair of Title boxing gloves, a super-sleek infuser water bottle, and the ultimate gym bag essential, dry shampoo. The Fitbit Charge 2 in my favorite color combo, lavendar and rose gold, and a fitspiration journal will help her keep track of all her goals and accomplishments.

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Winter workout gear should keep you warm but still look look stylish, and this tech fleece funnel pullover, designed to cover the ever-freezing lower half of the face, tapered joggers, and Flyknit Roshe 2's, all from Nike, hit both of those requirements. A coordinating Series 2 smart watch from Apple and Nike+, a Blender Bottle combo pack for protein shakes on the go, and a sleek water-resistant gym bag are everyday essentials any fit guy would love. A weighted jump rope and adjustable dumbbells will keep his muscles toned, while a sportsman recovery kit and trigger point massage balls will give them relief. And what's a workout without music? This bluetooth bike speaker is waterproof and shockproof for long rides, while these Bose wireless headphones provide powerful audio for the gym.

What's your go-to workout? I'm a big fan of Pop Pilates, but I'm always looking for something new. Leave me a comment and let's talk fitness!

And if you're looking for more gift ideas, make sure to check out some more from the series:

The Trendsetter  |  The Free Spirit  |  The Techie  |  The Entertainer  |  The Animal Lover  |  The Homebody