6 Gifts for the Fashion-Forward Fit Freak

The Active Times Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Several items from our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide are great for fashionable fitness enthusiasts. Help them continue to exercise in style with one of our picks below:

1. Rivé Glass Waterbottles

If your health fanatic friends haven’t ditched their plastic bottles by now then this holiday season is your chance to help them detoxify their hydration devices. Rive’s water bottles are made of glass which means they’re BPA free. Plus, they come in three different sleek and sexy designs that make for a fitness-forward fashion statement perfect for any personality. $15-$20; riveusa.com
—Katie Rosenbrock


2. Athleta Ironstone Connect Carpi

These comfy, cutely-patterned capris were inspired for studio and yoga workouts, but are certainly versatile enough for all types of active endeavors. The yogi in your life may love these the most, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong for a runner or die-hard CrossFit fan. Available in three different colors and all made with Lycra and “CoolMax” Spandex, these capris are designed to wick moisture and provide breathability. Plus, they get bonus points for a snug fit that still offers the utmost flexibility. $80; athleta.gap.com
—Katie Rosenbrock


3. Woolies 150 Zip T-Neck

Staying warm while you work out in the winter doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be quite cozy and cute with pieces like this base layer made of superfine New Zealand Merino wool. Naturally odor-resistant and moisture-wicking, the quality material is complemented by flatlock seams, a tag-free label, and a luxurious feel—all features that score major brownie points with the active crowd. $90; ibex.com
—Katie Jackson



4. Core Concepts January Jacket

Core Concepts describes their January Jacket as “always appropriate,” which we think is extremely accurate given it’s the perfect mix between stylish and sporty. Its chic shape with classic lines was inspired by the infamous but always well-dressed Mad Men character Betty Draper. She wouldn’t be caught dead outside the confines of her quaint suburban neighborhood, but for the fashion-forward adventurer in your life the coat also features a wind- and waterproof shell, a brushed fleece inner lining, and a zip front with magnetic over-closure. $189; corelayers.com
—Katie Rosenbrock    


5. Moving Comfort Just Right Half-Zip

Not only does the 1/2 Zip Hoodie boast more bells and whistles than the newest iPhone, but it comes in four different fun colors to fit any personality, too. Perfect for all kinds of outdoor athletes, this jacket-like pullover is designed to keep you cool when it’s warm and heat you up when it’s cold. It includes a ponytail compatible hood, stitching designed for enhanced flexibility, a left arm media pocket for phones and music players, zippered hand pockets, and every runner’s favorite shirt feature—sleeves with thumb loops. $98; movingcomfort.com
—Katie Rosenbrock


6. The North Face 3 in 1 Sephari Jacket

Every kind of explorer will adore this adaptable jacket from The North Face. Removable Heatseeker insulation allows its wearer to regulate warmth to the desired level and a breathable but waterproof HyVent outer layer makes it an ideal piece of outerwear for any kind of activity. A few other sweet specs include a removable hood, pit-zips, two zipper pockets, an internal media pocket, a secure Napoleon pocket, a hem cinch-cord, and a brushed collar. $240; thenorthface.com
—Katie Rosenbrock

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