WORKOUT-GEAR GIFT GUIDE

The best stuff for your sportiest friend's carefully curated gym bag
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From clever solutions to wearing rings at the gym and customizing your existing running or walking clothes for low-light conditions to hair and skin saviours that save time and your natural moisture barrier, this is the great stuff to enhance your BFF's physically active life – and yours too, of course.

TMPL Taproot compression-fit leggings with pocket; $1 from each purchase goes to One Tree Planted

TMPL Taproot compression-fit leggings with pocket; $1 from each purchase goes to One Tree Planted

1. These full-length Taproot compression-fit leggings ($115 CAD and $88 USD at tmplsportswear.com*) from Canadian eco sportwear brand TMPL have a snug, firming fit, high waist (yay) and (be still my heart!) slide-in side pockets for your phone or iPod. Just as importantly, the material is anti-odor – and each order from TMPL Sportswear donates a dollar to One Tree Planted.

Noktillu reflective decals for customized gonna-be-outside-in-low-light clothing and accessories

Noktillu reflective decals for customized gonna-be-outside-in-low-light clothing and accessories

2. Noktillu iron-on designs ($19.95 CAD and $15.99 USD at noktillu.com*) made of reflective 3M Scotchlite – the same material used on fire fighter and EMS gear – let you easily customize your favourite gear to kick up your visibility in low lighting conditions.

Buffr silicone ring protector to cushion rings against weights etc. when you work out

Buffr silicone ring protector to cushion rings against weights etc. when you work out

3. The tiny but mighty silicone Buffr ring protector ($14.95 US, mybuffr.com) is like a cushioning security team for your rings during workouts and weight-lifting sessions, because no one wants to leave their valuable finger-sparkle in a locker.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector comes in travel-sized Nude and Sand

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector comes in travel-sized Nude and Sand

4. Unless you are a fitness influencer, the gym is no place for full makeup, but gently hydrated evened out skin, courtesy of Laura Mercier’s newly reformulated, legendary tinted moisturizer is always a good thing. (See it IRL via this photo here.) Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector ($59 CAD and $47 USD at sephora.comcomes in 26 shades – that's a lot for a sheer formula; a travel-size mini ($32 CAD and $24 USD exclusively at sephora.com) is offered in two shades, 2N1 Nude and 3N1 Sand.

FWD Microfiber Rib Gym Towel absorbs moisture super-fast and resists odour

FWD Microfiber Rib Gym Towel absorbs moisture super-fast and resists odour

5. This super absorbent FWD Microfiber Rib Gym Towel ($15 CAD at sportchek.ca), dries hair in a flash and is odor-resistant, so your cute gym bag will never develop a mysterious... aroma. In the US, try the Pattern Microfiber Towel ($19 USD at ulta.com), part of the hair-care brand developed by actress Tracee Ellis Ross. (You know her mum is Diana Ross, right?)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Holiday Duo set includes Original and limited-edition Luxe scents

Batiste Dry Shampoo Holiday Duo set includes Original and limited-edition Luxe scents

6. Batiste Dry Shampoo holiday duo ($14.79 CAD at walmart.ca* and $14.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart*) gives you one for your desk and one for your gym bag (in the limited edition ‘Luxe’ scent), for when a shower/dry/blowout is totally unfeasible.

Nike Benassi Duo Ultra Slide Women's Sandal in White; also comes in Black of course

Nike Benassi Duo Ultra Slide Women's Sandal in White; also comes in Black of course

7. The all-white Nike Benassi Duo Ultra Slide Women's Sandal (from $54 CAD at amazon.ca and $34.95 USD at zappos.com; available in black, $50 CAD and $40 USD at nike.com) with luxe leather straps is really a fashion sandal masquerading as a sporty athleisure slide.

Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream is a lighter version of the cult favourite

Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream is a lighter version of the cult favourite

8. Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream ($23.49 at well.ca and $18.99 at ulta.com) with its fast-absorbing formula, is the perfect all-over moisturizer after that too-hot, post-workout shower that feels great but dries out your skin

over to you

Confess: how much of your holiday shopping have you already done?

What's the best fitness-related (dry shampoo totally counts) gift you've ever received?

If you work out a gym, do you usually shower there?

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