It's official: These are the best gifts for fitness lovers in 2021

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Start your holiday shopping now: The best gifts for fitness lovers in 2021 (Photos via Revolve, Best Buy, Nike, lululemon, Amazon, Outdoor Voices and Knix)

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No matter your sport, odds are, it was somehow affected by the pandemic. Whether you were a pre-lockdown studio regular or the captain of your after-work rec league, fitness routines have done a 180 over the last 20 months.

However, that's not necessarily a bad thing. From upgraded home equipment to on-the-go classes, the pandemic has reawakened a love of fitness for many stuck at home on their couches.

To celebrate fitness lovers both new and old this holiday season, we've rounded up 16 gifts that any athlete on your list would be happy to have. With options starting from just $20, whether you're shopping for a yogi, runner, hiker, or a fitness Renaissance (wo)man, these are the gifts you're going to want to check out.

Best fitness gifts: Apparel 

lululemon Align Reversible Bra

lululemon Align Reversible Bra in light blue with black leggings
lululemon Align Reversible Bra (Photo via lululemon)

A perfect gift for the yogi in your life, this buttery-soft sports bra is sweat-wicking, breathable and reversible for two different looks. It's available in 10 colours, including black, pink and green, and sizes two to 12.

$58 at lululemon

Thinx Leggings

black woman wearing black sports bra and black Thinx Leggings while stretching
Thinx Leggings (Photo via shethinx/Instagram)

A step up from your regular leggings, these innovative Thinx leggings can be worn in lieu of pads or tampons during your menstrual cycle. The athletic bottoms come with side pockets and a heating pad pocket in the front and feature an absorbency of three tampons.

$95 at Thinx

Knix LuxeLift Pullover Bra

Knix LuxeLift Pullover Bra in medium brown on plus size black model
Knix LuxeLift Pullover Bra (Photo via Knix)

This top-rated sports bra has over 3,300 reviews backing it up, with Knix shoppers raving it's "everything I didn't know I was looking for." The bra is available in 18 colours, including six skin-matching nude shades. Plus, it fits sizes XXS (28A) to 4XL (44G) so that everyone can get a good workout in.

$65 at Knix

Outdoor Voices Rectrek Zip-Off Pant

black model wearing white crop top and black Outdoor Voices Rectrek Zip-Off Pants with black sneakers
Outdoor Voices Rectrek Zip-Off Pant (Photo via Outdoor Voices)

Could it be? Has a flattering zip-off pant finally been discovered? Crafted from durable, elements-resistant fabric, this woman's pant features two zip-off points so wearers can choose between full-length, knee-length and short styles. Plus, it's available in four colours to fit your wardrobe.

$118 at Outdoor Voices

Girlfriend Collective Biome 50/50 Half-Zip Sweatshirt

Biome 50/50 Half-Zip Sweatshirt in dark forest green with matching green sweatpants
Biome 50/50 Half-Zip Sweatshirt (Photo via Girlfriend Collective)

Available in sizes XXS to 6XL, this half-zip sweatshirt from Girlfriend Collective makes for the perfect gift, regardless of shape or size. The sweater is made from a blend of recycled and organic cotton and is available in five colours.

$88 at Girlfriend Collective

Best fitness gifts: Accessories

Bala Bangles

2 pound Bala Bangles in light pink
Bala Bangles (Photo via Revolve)

Since their debut on Shark Tank, bala Bangles have taken Instagram and the fitness world by storm. The two-pound bangles add a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout and can be used in lieu of traditional dumbbells. 

$80 at Revolve

lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

model wearing white shirt and black shorts wearing lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag in bright pink
lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag (Photo via lululemon)

Whether you're hitting the pavement or the town, lululemon's Everywhere Belt Bag will keep everything you need close at hand. The bag is crafted from water-repellent fabric and is available in 15 colours. 

$38 at lululemon

Outdoor Voices Doing Things Hat

blue baseball Doing Things Hat in blue with white text
Doing Things Hat (Photo via Outdoor Voices)

Odds are you've come across Outdoor Voice's iconic "Doing Things" baseball cap on Instagram, and now you can pick up your own or treat someone you love to the cool, sporty style. The brand also offers a "Recreationalist" logo (shop here). 

$28 at Outdoor Voices

Nike Accelerate Women's Running Gloves

Nike Accelerate Women's Running Gloves in black with white nike logo
Nike Accelerate Women's Running Gloves (Photo via Nike)

Take your fitness outside and keep warm during the winter months with these Nike running gloves. The gloves are made from a lightweight, sweat-wicking material to keep your hands warm but dry while you work out.

$20 at Nike

Personalized Yoga Mat

woman in white t-shirt on black Personalized Yoga Mat
Personalized Yoga Mat (Photo via Etsy)

A unique and personalized gift, this custom yoga mat is available in a large variety of colours and texts to truly customize the look. 

$29 $32 at Etsy

Selv Nordique Immersive Kit

Selv Nordique Immersive Kit with bathsalts, candle, and body oil
Selv Nordique Immersive Kit (Photo via Selv)

The perfect post-workout treat, this immersive bath experience kit contains a relaxing blend of Himalayan pink salt, rose and lavender flowers, eucalyptus leaves, a packet of incense matches, and Nordic Ritual botanical oil to help ease sore muscles. 

$38 at Selv

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Best fitness gifts: Luxe

Infrared Sauna Blanket V3

Infrared Sauna Blanket V3 in black with woman inside laying on bed
Infrared Sauna Blanket V3 (Photo via HigherDOSE)

The perfect gift for those craving a sauna session, this high-tech Infrared Sauna Blanket detoxifies the body, relaxes the mind, boosts your mood and promotes glowing skin. With more than 1,200 positive reviews behind it, shoppers say they "see an improvement in inflammation, skin tone and overall wellbeing."

$499 at HigherDOSE

TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie

TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie in light pink with iphone and apple watch
TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie (Photo via Amazon)

This high-tech jump rope connects to the SmartRope mobile app to relay fitness data, including jump count, calories burned and workout statistics. With an average rating of 4.3 stars, Amazon shoppers say it "makes workouts fun!"

$55 at Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3 with black silicone strap
Apple Watch Series 3 (Photo via Best Buy Canada)

Get them the gift they really want this holiday season: an Apple watch. With the ability to track your workouts and monitor health stats, the Series 3 Apple Watch has collected more than 9,000 reviews from Best Buy Canada shoppers and earned an average rating of 4.8 stars. "Great for fitness, convenience and communication," raves one user. 

$250 at Best Buy Canada

Therabody Waveduo

Therabody Waveduo in black with green rim
Therabody Waveduo (Photo via Revolve)

This best-selling vibrating roller features five powerful vibration frequencies and an innovative wave texture to help with muscle soreness and reduce tension. The smart roller connects to an accompanying app and delivers guided warm-up and recovery routines specifically tailored to your needs. 

$123 at Revolve

The Mirror

man working out in front of The Mirror
The Mirror (Photo via Mirror)

Meet the ultimate luxury fitness gift this holiday season: The Mirror. This high-tech mirror has the ability to stream live and on-demand classes with more than 50 fitness genres and class times ranging from five to 60 minutes. 

$1,495 at Mirror

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