15 Great Gifts for Your Active Friends

Spinning Warrior Wingman, Leg Day Bestie, Best Hiking Buddy…whatever the activity, your active friend is always there to lend a hand, and some encouragement, to keep you both on track and crushing it. So with the holidays arriving, now’s a perfect time to show them you care with fifteen great gift ideas they’ll love.


It’s important to hydrate often and regularly before, during and after workouts. What’s a super easy way to keep them on track? How about a smart bottle that does it for them? The HidrateSpark Pro 21oz is a vacuum insulated, stainless steel water bottle with a brain. It tracks their water intake by syncing via bluetooth to the FREE HidrateSpark app, and when it’s time to drink, the LED smart sensor puck will glow to remind them (they can customize the color and frequency via the app).

HidrateSpark, HidrateSpark PRO 21oz Stainless Steel Bluetooth Smart Water Bottle $79.99

Who doesn’t love a great collab? This long-sleeve lululemon tech shirt is a collab with Peloton Apparel and features seamless construction to reduce chafe, mesh construction for breathability and 100% of the polyester in the shirt is recycled. What else could you want? How about the fact that this shirt is made with Silverescent tech that inhibits odor-causing bacteria? It’s lightweight enough for indoor spinning, but insulating enough to be your besties’ new go-to for outdoor runs. You may want to grab one of these for yourself!

Peloton x lululemon, Swiftly Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt 2.0 $88

Long runs, interval training…if feet are involved, a good pair of recovery shoes are one of the best gifts for an active friend. Recovery shoes are meant to help relieve aching post-workout feet by giving generous cushioning and ergonomic support. Most of these come in the form of sandals, which are great, but not recommended for wearing outside the home. Enter the adidas Adifom Supernova shoe. Designed in the same footprint (pun intended) as their highly lauded Supernova running shoe, this all foam version gives you the super comfy cushioning of a recovery sandal in a wearable silhouette that’s perfect for outdoors and in. Stylish and sleek, they come in seven color options, including the white (shown below). Bonus, they’re also made from 50% recycled material.

adidas, Adifom Supernova Shoes $63 (on Sale NOW from $90)

Help your friend keep their post-workout gym shower routine fast and clean with a well organized toiletry bag. Made from recycled ripstop polyester, CalPak’s Terra Hanging Toiletry bag is water resistant, comes with a collapsible hanging hook and a venerable cornucopia of internal and external pockets, plus eight sewn in soft elastic straps for holding combs, brushes and any other hard handle items (makeup brushes, men’s grooming tools, etc). At six by eight inches, it’s the perfect size to fit in a duffel or backpack. Comes in ten color options, including the White Sands version shown below.

CalPak, Terra Hanging Toiletry Bag $56


Say Namaste to these great gifts, perfect for your fellow yogi. Whether they’re powering through their Vinyasa, giving a good sweat in their Hot classes or just getting their Yin on, we’ve got something in here they’re going to love.

IYKYK how much everyone loves Spiritual Gangster’s good karma mantras. This mindfully focused tee, which is another great collab with Peloton, will bring your friend a welcome feeling of focus she’s sure to appreciate. Made from super soft cotton jersey blend in a modern cropped style.

Peloton x Spiritual Gangster, Pause and Reflect Crop Tee $41

(Great Find! Regularly $58)

There are yoga mats and then there’s the Chakra Warrior from Alo Yoga. In addition to being 100% natural rubber (making it super cushy), the top of the mat has an asana-guiding grid etched into it that helps keep your form on point and makes it anti-slip (wet or dry!). It’s also anti-odor with a dry-wicking surface that draws moisture away. Makes a great gift for yogi of all levels.

Alo Yoga, Chakra Warrior Mat $96 (on Sale NOW from $138)

Yoga is all about focusing on the balance of all things. Which is exactly what she will have when you get her this great stocking stuffer from Drunk Elephant. The C-Firma Fresh Day Serum is a balance of delicate, but powerful ingredients that are so fresh, they’re kept separate until they arrive and your friend is ready to use it. Once the 15% I-ascorbic acid power is mixed with the liquid serum, you now have a new, powerful antioxidant complex that works to dissolve surface dead skin cells as it hydrates and soothes. It’s the perfect pick-me-up to keep that post workout skin smooth, clean and glowing!


Drunk Elephant, C-Firma Fresh Day Serum $62.40

(on Sale NOW from $78)

Gift your friend some good Vibes, courtesy of the Paddywax Wellness collection. This clean-burning Soy-wax blend candle has no phthalates or formalehydes (cruelty free too!) and the fragrance is created from 100% essential oils only. Both the vessel and wax feature calming colors to soothe and display a meditative glow in your friend’s space. “Vibes” has fragrance notes including Yuzu, Lavender, Cardamon and Cedar. And if you know your friend really enjoys their scented candles, there are three other options in the Wellness Collection, including Mindful (Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Cedar), Calm (Clary Sage, Lavender and Geranium) and Breathe (Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Thyme).

Paddywax, Vibes Wellness 5 oz. Candle $20


Hiking, trail-running, outdoor water sports…if this what you and your friends are into, give them a gift that fits into their active outdoor lifestyle.

A fantastic hiking boot that looks just as great on the trails as it does on the street? Clark’s ATL Trek Up waterproof does both. With tons of comfort features such as warm faux shearling lining, a lightweight bio-based EVA midsole, and a rubber outsole with cleated Mimic Grip™ to give multi-directional traction. All with a clean, minimalist look. Listed in men’s sizing, which can be easily converted to women’s, it makes a great gift option for your stylish hiking friends.

Clarks, ATL Trek Up Waterproof Warmlined Boot $119 (on Sale NOW from $170)

Whether it’s a light day hike or an all-in multi-day trail trip, you never want to be without power. This very cool combo from Goal Zero gives you everything you need to charge up quickly and keep charging as needed. The brand’s Venture 75 power bank is a beast 60W USB-C Power Delivery port that provides high-speed charging across multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, cameras, USB-C Laptops and other USB powered devices like headlamps. It has an IP67 rating, making it dust, sand and debris proof. It’s covered in a rubber sleeve that protects it against hard drops and has a waterproof ports plug (it can handle being submerged in 1 meter of water up to 30 minutes). Of course even the best power bank needs to be recharged too, which is why this combo set is so great. Included is the foldable Nomad 10 solar collector that’s made to recharge the Venture 75. The Nomad 10 is lightweight but durable and comes with a kick stand so it can be placed in optimum position for best charging.

Goal Zero, Venture 75 + Nomad 10 Kit $209.91 (on Sale NOW from $219)

A solid pair of tough and dependable sunglasses is always a welcome present for an outdoor enthusiast. That’s exactly what you get with Blender’s Millenia X2 shades. It’s their best selling style for many reasons, including their polarized, mirrored lenses, lightweight frames, and double-barrel stainless steel hinges that offer ridiculously long-lasting durability. What could be better? Well, how about if you could customize these killer shades in your friend’s favorite color combinations? The Millenia X2 Custom version lets you customize the frames, temples and lenses (up to 64 design combinations). That’s a whole lot of goodness for a very reasonable price.

Blenders, Millenia X2 Configurator $89

No matter the water sport, there’s no reason your friend shouldn’t be able to take along their tunes. The JBL Clip 4 is a IP67 rated waterproof, portable speaker that gives 10 hours of tunes. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, the built-in carabiner clip can latch to just about anything, from a kayaking life jacket to a paddleboarder’s waist belt. Oh, and it’s also dustproof, so getting sand on it won’t harm it either. Comes in five color options, including this multi-colored version seen below.

JBL, Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker $79.99


Whether it’s pick-up basketball games or pickleball, fierce tennis foursomes or futsal, if you and your friends prefer to “settle things on the court” (friendly competition of course) then give them some high-scoring gifts they’ll love.

Basketball is a game of great footwork and mental coordination. One of the most used training methods (amateur and professional) is an agility ladder. And the best of these ladders have raised rungs (flat ladders don’t develop the muscle-eye coordination that the raised rungs do). This 30′ version from Holabird sports has rounded raised rungs that are non-slip, so they’ll stay in place against the accidental foot knock. It rolls up quickly for easy storage when not in use. Oh, and it’s also great for other sports training too, like tennis, volleyball, etc.

Holabird Sports, Oncourt Offcourt Sport Ladder $86.95 (on Sale NOW from $89.95)

If you and your friend have joined the ever-growing group of active adults who’ve discovered just how fun pickleball is, here’s a great gift. The K-Swiss pickleball backpack is made to hold everything they need for their next game. It has a paddle-specific compartment that can hold up to 2 paddles, a series of internal organizational pockets within, a large pocket on the bottom for shoes/dirty gear, and 2 accessory pockets on the front for quick to-get-to smaller items. There’s also padded adjustable backpack straps for comfort.

K-Swiss, Pickleball Backpack $60

Regardless of the court sport, one thing remains true, everyone’s feet takes a pounding. That’s why your friend will love this stocking stuffer from you by Superfeet. The all-purpose high impact support will give them structured support where they need it most, helping redistribute forces to reduce stress and strain on their entire body. This support is so good, it’s approved by the American Podiatric Medical association. Designed to replace the removable liner, it comes in unisex sizing (they can also be cut to fit to make them even more personalized).

Superfeet, All-Purpose High Impact Support $44.99 (on Sale NOW from $59.99)

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