Gifts for the Gym Rat

Know somebody who lives, eats, and breathes SoulCycle? Who walks into Equinox and everybody knows her name? Who has never – and will never – miss a workout class, no matter the excuse? This is the gift guide for her.

Gifts for the Gym Rat


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Now tell me why:
One: Sticky Socks

These are a must-have for any self-respecting barre-goer. Or pilates-lover. Really they’re just a must-have. And for under $25 for two, these make a great stocking stuffer for your resident workout addict.

Two: Hair Ties

These hair ties are all the rage. I swear by them and have turned a bunch of my friends onto using them. They don’t cause kinks in your hair and they’re totally ouch-less. A great stocking stuffer for under $10!

Three: Workout Pants

These workout pants are great for running in cold weather – perfect for your bestie who claims that a little cold never bothered her anyways. Freaking workout Elsa (under $100).

Four: Yoga Towel

These yoga towels go on top of your yoga mat and ensure that you’ll never slip in yoga ever again (under $100).

Five: iPod Shuffle

Small and ideal for the gal on the run. Plus for under $50, it’ll make a great and affordable gift for your gym rat bestie. Don’t care for purple? It’s also available in a variety of other colors.

Six: Water Bottle

A super chic water bottle that will keep your liquids the exact temperature you prefer for hours on end is a must-have. This one is available for under $50. Want to have a lower-budget bottle to spare? Try this one for under $10 – it even comes in a Texas print (and we all know how much I love that).

Seven: Outerwear

Having a breathable jacket is a must-have for running in cooler temperatures… or for dashing from your car to the barre when it gets a little nippy outside! I like Lorna Jane’s Night Runner Active Jacket.

Eight: Graphic Tank (“Barre So Hard”)

I do love a graphic tank. This one is ever so fun and perfect for that girl who loves the #barafterbarre life (under $25).

Nine: Chic Yoga Mat

Having a chic yoga mat is a must-have for any self-respecting chic yoga-goer. I adore this fun, colorful one (under $100).

Ten: Gym Bag

I know: a gym bag? But this one is spacious and even monogrammed (!!) – perfect for your gym rat bestie to tote all of her workout must-haves around town (under $100).

Eleven: Graphic Tank (“Yoga Now Party Later”)

I love Lorna Jane’s Yoga Now Tee. Perfect for a yoga class (obviously) or for post-yoga-class streetwear (under $50).

Twelve: Thermal Outerwear

If being active outside is your gym rat’s jam, she will need to keep warm this winter. That’s where this jacket comes into play. It is made for keeping the body warm in cooler temperatures, but it is also breathable and totally packable so your gym rat can just chuck it in her bag with ease (under $100).

Thirteen: FitBit

These are a must-have for keeping track of your activity throughout the day (under $100).

Fourteen: Fitted but Breathable Workout Tank

This tank is great for yoga, barre, running, pilates, whatever. It is fitted so it is ideal for those workouts that require a lot of upper-body movement. These tanks come in a variety of colors… and since each is under $50, you can even nab a few!

Fifteen: Capris

Is your gym rat addicted to spinning? Capris are a lighter, more breathable alternative to full-length workout pants. These capris are my personal faves for under $100.