Active Gift Guide for Holiday 2016: #DMHoliday16

With the holidays upon us, shopping has begun. You want to give gifts that are thoughtful and align with the interests and characteristics of the recipient. That is why we give you gift guides for different people with different interests, and today we have the top gifts for those people on your list who like to stay active. Whether you have a runner, a yoga lover, a cross-fitter, a traveler, or someone who just focuses on their overall well being, we have the perfect gift here!

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Running Gear by Brooks


Named Best Buy by Runner’s World 2016 Fall Shoe Guide, Brooks Ghost 9 men’s running shoe features specialized midsole cushioning, a “crash pad” for foot landing and easy transitions, as well as flex grooves and engineered mesh for flexibility and breathability. For those looking for neutral support, this is the shoe for you!

  • Plush interior
  • Cushioned sole
  • Neutral support
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Comes in 5 different colors
  • Perfect for road or track running

For cold weather running, complete the look with the Brooks Men’s LSD Thermal Running Jacket. Windproof with lightweight insulation, the LSD Thermal Running Jacket is perfect for runs in any weather fall and winter has to bring, leaving you warm yet dry.

  • Semi-fitted
  • Windproof nylon and drilayer
  • Polyfill insulation
  • Reflective details for visibility in darkness
  • Chin guard
  • Draft flap
  • Zip hand pockets
  • Inner and exterior chest pockets
  • Comes in 3 different colors

Finally, the Brooks Men’s Spartan Pants are the perfect pair for the LSD Thermal Running Jacket, providing a lightweight, relaxed fit with Drilayer fabric to help you take on the cold weather.

  • Drawstring, mid-rise waist
  • Drilayer fabric with stretch
  • Zip hand pockets
  • Zip ankles

Perfect gift for the active man in your life that doesn’t let cold weather impede his love of a good run.

About Brooks

A company that knows running, Brooks’ designs and produces running gear with the goal of producing “the best running experience on the planet!” The company boasts a team of over 500 runners that incorporate smart technology and high-tech materials in every item. From shoes to clothing to accessories, Brooks’ combines art and science to ensure that their products offer the support and function necessary for every run to be a “happy run”.

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Activewear by Onzie


Fashionable and active moms everywhere would jump (or run, squat, and maybe do some jumping jacks) for joy to find Onzie underneath the tree. This made in the USA line is perfect for the yoga loving lady this holiday season. They have everything from bright and colorful prints to classic black and edgy mesh. A busy mom’s biggest dilemma can be what to wear that is both comfortable and practical, yet fashionable enough to take her through the day without feeling like she is wearing pajamas.

The perfect updated look on the basic black legging has arrived in the form of new and edgy colors like Fiji Snake. If you are looking to try something a bit more daring, you need not look any further than Onzie’s mesh collection. Their Mesh Track pair is the perfect combination of reserved (as reserved as mesh pants can be) and edgy. They can go straight from the drop off line to your busy day of errands, and if you pair them with a pair of heels and an oversized blouse they would be great for date night.

If you are (or if you are shopping for) the type of lady who loves a nice bright pattern, then you cannot go wrong with any of their graphic pairs. Tanzania is one of our favorites this holiday season! Top off any of their outfits with the layered combination of a T-Back Mesh Tank topped off with a Long Sleeve Drapey V Back. Any of their sports bras are not only comfortable but they also have a great fit for women of all bust sizes.

  • Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable
  • Fast drying material
  • Perfect for running, yoga, hot yoga, pilates, spinning, swimming, and surfing
  • Made in the USA

Perfect gift for the busy mom who never wants to take off her yoga pants, yet still loves to look stylish. 

About Onzie

For the best in activewear, you need to know about Onzie. Created by a Bikram Yogi, Onzie delivers athletic apparel that is the perfect mixture of classic yoga wear and modern style. Every piece is functional and flattering, meant to be worn for any activity or practice you desire. Onzie creates pieces that are simply designed but in incredible patterns with fun details. We love that this activewear is made in the U.S.A. Onzie activewear lets you feel supported whether you are in the middle of an intense yoga practice, playing on the beach, or lounging at home.


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Bags for Travel by High Sierra


The Olmstead Avondale Backpack is a new offering from High Sierra, and you will love it. Designed for everyday use, this bag features comfortable padded straps and side access front panel pockets. Pack your laptop and tablet up for the day and you know they are protected. The laptop sleeve is padded with neoprene and fits a 15” Macbook. If you carry a hydration bag like a CamelBak, there is an internal hydration reservoir clip and exit port for a reservoir tube.

Some people prefer a sternum strap on a backpack to keep it on their shoulders. Some people do not like those straps. The Olmstead Avondale features a removable sternum strap so you can choose based on your needs. It is an 18” bag available in three colors: Gold, Hydro, and Floral. We chose the floral because we loved the vintage floral print presented in black and grey making for a unique look.  

The Endeavor 22” Carry-on Spinner Upright is the smoothest rolling suitcase we’ve ever tried. You will roll right through any airport or train station with this bag in tow. It rolls over all surfaces and spins all the way around. No bag crashes when you have to suddenly change directions! This is the perfect carry-on with an upper front pocket that holds airline tickets or travel necessities and a hidden custom ID holder up front as well.

The recessed, telescoping lightweight handle is tall enough to use without feeling like you are hunched over. It is built with a high density foam that allows the bag to hold its shape without making it heavy. The main compartment has a mesh pocket and interior clothing straps so you can open it easily without everything spilling out. This bag really is designed for use on the go. The navy blue and cobalt will help your bag stand out in a sea of black suitcases.

Perfect gift for anyone traveling who needs high quality bags and suitcases without spending a ton of money.

About High Sierra

High Sierra creates high-quality gear for adventurous lifestyles. Every bag they offer is carefully designed with smart details and features. Style is also important, and they offer lots of color and fabric choices that look amazing and can hold up to whatever your adventures bring. This company has been around a long time, since 1978 to be exact. You can trust them to deliver what they promise, and they promise to give you the gear to travel freely. Whether you need a backpack for school or for climbing a mountain far away, think High Sierra for affordable gear that can go anywhere with you.

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Activewear by Katie K Active


There’s no reason why all women shouldn’t enjoy the luxury of high quality, flattering, and innovative activewear, even if they’re above “average” size. Gift the women on your holiday list this year who are looking to either lose a few pounds, or just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle with clothing they will want to show off while lifting weights and counting crunches.

Katie K Active’s line of fitness wear for women features fun prints and bold colors, with designs that are made for women of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a size small or a 3XL, you can wear the same style pants from this brand, making for a more unified front of empowered women all working towards the same goal, health and wellbeing. With leggings and tunic tops, to sweatshirts and cardigans, there’s plenty to shop for and wrap up for an under the tree surprise that your best girl will flip for.

Rushhour Legging

  • Contoured semi-compression fabric
  • Contoured compression side panels
  • Tall waistband
  • Discreet right side pocket
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UV 50+
  • Reflective heat transfer for safety
  • Available in different prints
  • Sizes S-3XPlus

Free Flow Cardigan

  • Open front, shawl collar
  • Handkerchief hemline
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UV 40+
  • Available in different colors
  • Sizes S-3XPlus

Rushhour Tunic Tee

  • Lightweight jersey
  • Tunic length
  • UV 40+
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Available in different colors
  • Sizes S-3XPlus

Urban Legging

  • Flat-lock seaming
  • Contoured compression side panels
  • Tall waistband
  • Discreet right side pocket
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UV 50+
  • Reflective heat transfer for safety
  • Available in different prints
  • Sizes S-3XPlus

Urban Sweatshirt

  • French terry
  • Tunic length
  • Wide, raw-edged neckline
  • Thumbholes
  • Available in different colors
  • Sizes S-3XPlus

Perfect gift for the everyday, active woman who is any size!

About Katie K Active

Katie K Active was born from the entrepreneurial spirit of Katie Kozloff, who from a young age always wanted to own her own business. After finding success with one start up company and developing a love for fitness, she launched an activewear line that featured extended sizing for women of all body types. Using her drive and dedication, but most of all bravery, she hit the ground running with her new brand, promoting it anywhere and everywhere she could, bringing high quality, beautiful, and flattering activewear to every woman who believes in being brave, both in the gym and out.

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Mindfulness and Activity Tracker by Spire


Activity trackers are a popular gift and are sure to be on many wish lists this year, but what if you want a wearable activity tracker for body and mind? Studies have shown that slow, deep, and consistent breathing can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase the flow of endorphins in the blood stream. Spire is the world’s first wearable device to track both activity and breathing patterns in order to help you reconnect with your body, be more productive, and sleep better at night. It provides all of the things that people have come to expect from a wearable activity tracker, but it also monitors breathing, because of the impact that healthy breathing has on our mental and physical health.

The Spire stone is very small and is worn on your waistband or bra. It connects to an iPhone or Android device. Using breathwave technology, Spire identifies periods where breathing reflects tension, focus, or calm. It vibrates when it detects several minutes of tension and reminds you to take a deep breath. The app provides a library of guided breathing exercises to help you return to a state of calm and control and provides feedback aimed at helping people control emotions, fears, and keep a clear mind. Spire aims to take the mystery out of your state of mind.

Perfect gift for someone looking to reduce stress and increase calm.

About Spire

The Spire team spent the last two years building technology that puts the human experience at its center. They have been building a company that brings them closer to themselves, each other, and to the earth in ways unimaginable a few years ago. With this in mind, they created Spire, a device that captures breathing patterns, knowing that those patterns reveal things about the human experience that can make them meaningful and actionable.


Mindfulness and Activity Tracker


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Glass Water Bottles by Lifefactory


Lifefactory glass water bottles have always stood out, with their modern, colorful design and simple functionality. As part of their new collection, their Splash line features a paint splatter design in ceramic enamel, permanently fused onto the glass under an ultra clear silicone sleeve. Choose from blue splash, ultramarine splash, or white splash in their 16 oz bottle.

The Splash bottles feature a leak resistant active flip cap with a stainless steel hinge (which provides a high flow rate for tip-and-sip drinking), and a pivoting handle. These bottles are ultra stylish and cool without losing an ounce of functionality for the active person.

If you’re looking for a bottle with a little more edge and sophistication for someone on your Christmas list this year, Lifefactory’s new Metallic series will make the perfect gift. Choose from a variety of patterned designs, sizes, and sleeves. The Clear Moderniste 22 oz bottle boasts a modern pattern of 24k gold, fused to the glass, under a clear silicone sleeve. This bottle features the classic screw cap and handle.

All Lifefactory bottles are:

  • BPA free
  • Made with nontoxic glass and protective silicone sleeves
  • Made in the USA or Europe
  • Have wide-mouth access for easy placement of ice cubes, citrus slices, or tea leaves
  • Come with a polypropylene cap

Perfect gift for the active person in your life, who’s always on the go, and doesn’t want to compromise their health and well-being for a stylish bottle. 

About Lifefactory

Offering a complete range of bottles suitable for infants to adults – or as they like to say, “from cradle to table,” Lifefactory fuses a modern design sensibility, healthy materials, eco-friendly composition, and exceptional utility to produce their full line of safe, simple, and smart products.

They believe in using the safest, most non-toxic and age-old reliable materials, such as glass and silicone, and they manufacture all of their products responsibly in the U.S. and Europe. While stylish and modern, every Lifefactory bottle is simply designed and easy to clean, and they can be repurposed and used in a variety of ways throughout the cycles of life.

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Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid by Thermos


We all know how important proper hydration is to a healthy lifestyle, but even the most fit among us actually get enough water. Who has time to keep track of that?

The Thermos Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid is a helpful way to make sure you’re getting enough water throughout the day and establish good habits. The Smart Lid tracks the amount you consume and uses Bluetooth technology to connect to the downloadable free app (available for iOS 7+). The dashboard on the app displays information about the current liquid level in your bottle, temperature of the liquid, and the progress you are making towards your daily hydration goal. Your goal can be set manually or by using the app’s recommendation, based on your personal data. Your intake data can even be synced with your fitbit account!

Even without the hydration tracking features, this is a great water bottle! Made from BPA-free, impact-resistant and durable Eastman Tritanô copolyester material, it’s durable and long lasting. A latch is used to keep the plastic cover closed and tightly sealed, and a flip up carrying loop hangs over the micro USB port. The water bottle comes in translucent black or teal and holds up to 24 ounces, and the lid has up to a 12 day battery life before needing to be recharged. This unique gift will be one that any health and fitness junkie will love!

Perfect gift for someone who enjoys tracking activity and fitness data.

About Thermos

Thermos has been manufacturing the hottest and coolest products since 1904. They are the world’s leading manufacturer of insulated food and beverage containers and other innovative products, and focuses on portable insulated food and beverage containers.

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Compression Socks by VIM & VIGR


VIM & VIGR offers fashionable, comfortable, and functional compression socks and sleeves for athletes and for every day wear. Their integrally-knit graduated knitting technology energizes your legs by increasing the flow of blood to those areas. People wear compression socks and sleeves for a variety of reasons, and VIM & VIGR’s expansive line has options for everyone on your holiday list. Their socks come in wool, cotton, and nylon (including a moisture wicking option). In addition, their designs are made with fashion in mind rather than your typical medical or athletic compression sleeves, allowing you to integrate your health conscious look into your every day wardrobe.

VIM & VIGR offer two levels of compression: 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg. The 15-20 mmHg level of compression is perfect for every day use. The 20-30 mmHg is ideal for those with health related issues such as post-surgery, moderate to severe edema, or moderate to severe varicose veins which are often associated with pregnancy.

Their compression sleeves, which come in a moisture wicking nylon are perfect for the most active people in your life. The sleeves offer the compression technology tired legs crave but allow for a person to wear their own socks, which is important for those who are especially active like marathoners, runners, hikers, and cyclists.

VIM & VIGR’s compression socks can be used as every day wear either underneath your clothing or as part of an accompanying look with a skirt or dress. They are a great addition for active people during their recovery after a long run or an especially vigorous workout. They are also perfect for those who are either on their feet all day or those working office jobs including travelers, busy moms, waitresses, and nurses/doctors.

  • Comes in a variety of designs to meet your every day wardrobe needs
  • Available in two levels of compression – 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg

Perfect gift for marathoners, runners, hikers, and cyclists for during workouts and post-workout recovery! 

About VIM & VIGR

VIM & VIGR prides themselves on integrating compression technology and stylish designs – partnering with experts in vascular and vein health as well as top textile designers. They are focused on bringing their customers a proactive approach to their health and wellness all day, every day.

VIM & VIGR was created by Michelle Huie after experiencing tired, achy legs when she changed jobs and found herself sedentary for long periods of time. However, after getting advice from a physical therapist on the use of compression socks she found that there weren’t any on the market that were stylish enough to be worn with her every day wardrobe. That is when VIM & VIGR was born, and it has continued to grow since its inception to bring stylish and health conscious people the products needed to keep them healthy and comfortable.


Compression Socks


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