Brooks Nightlife Socks from Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Under $25

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Under $25

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Brooks Sports, Inc.

Brooks Nightlife Socks

Socks are a traditional go-to gift, but these sophisticated socks from Brooks Running are too cool to call classic. Moisture wicking means they’ll dry fast and are the perfect pair to pack for a trip. Because they come from the Nightlife line, they’re highly visible and perfect for a late-night run following a day spent at the museums. $14; brooksrunning.com
—Katie Jackson

The Mountaineers Books

“Don’t Freeze Out There” Cards

A deck of cards can be a lifesaver when you’re snowed in or camping far from the nearest television. But playing with this deck, which is filled with winter outdoor survival tips, could actually save your life. Advice is organized by suit: hearts have tips on staying warm and dry; clubs on dealing with cold-related injury; spades on avalanche safety; and diamonds on snow travel and hazards. Who knew you could learn to build a snow trench during your next game of fireside euchre? $8; The Mountaineers Books
—Mark Lebetkin

Harbinger Fitness

Harbinger Women’s and Men’s Pro Gloves

Lifting weights isn’t easy, and not just because they’re heavy. Rough metal gym equipment leaves unprotected hands coarse and calloused, but durable foam-padded gloves like these provide protection and comfort. Plus, they’re great for outside the gym, too. One reviewer wrote that they even held up through a Tough Mudder obstacle course race. $15 (w)/$17 (m); dickssportinggoods.com
—Katie Rosenbrock


Moving Comfort

Moving Comfort Just Right Ear Warmer

Any runner who wants to work out outside during the winter months needs gear to cover his or her ears—but it must boast moisture-wicking features like the Just Right Ear Warmer headband, though. After all, wet ears will certainly not be warm ears. This headband works to regulate body temperature and also includes reflective accents—great for early morning, before-the-sun or late-night runs. $18; movingcomfort.com
—Katie Rosenbrock

Pony Bracelets

Pony Bracelets

Leave it to a fourteen-year-old to redesign the simple hair tie and transform it into a fashion statement. These stylish ponytails are a dual-purpose accessory that any woman with long hair will want to have when she’s flying on the red eye or just needing to tame her flyaways during spin class. Of course, they look lovely when worn around the wrist, too. $4.99; ponybracelet.com
—Katie Jackson

Rive USA

Rivé Glass Water Bottles

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

Andrews McMeel Publishing

The Complete Runner's Day-By-Day Log 2014 Calendar

It seems like everyone’s all up in arms about how much runners like to brag these days. Maybe stuffing this day-by-day runner’s log in your favorite road racer’s stocking will help quiet things down a bit by helping him or her to quietly keep track of all those marvelous miles on paper. With space to record miles, times, successes, and, yes, even failures, it’s the perfect training tool for runners of every level. $10; amazon.com
—Katie Rosenbrock

Harbinger

Harbinger HumanX Kettlebell Arm Guards

Since CrossFit is all the rage right now, chances are someone in your life just bought their very first box membership. With workouts so intense, a first-timer might return from their first WOD with a bit of a bruised ego. But at least you can give them the gift of un-wounded wrists. Those KettleBell snatches can be killer. $20; humanxgear.com
—Katie Rosenbrock

Nathan Sports

Nathan Streamline Bottle

Leak-free luggage is must for the active traveler who needs to stay hydrated. This bottle’s unique spill-proof locking mechanism makes getting a drink on the go easier than ever. Push a button and the sip cap instantly comes up. No lid to worry about losing and the iconic NATHAN clip-on performance carabiner means you’ll never lose it either. Plus, it’s also great for runners and as long as it’s empty during screening, TSA-approved! $24; nathansports.com
—Katie Jackson

Gaiam

Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towel

Sweat happens. But this amazingly absorbent and light microfiber towel will impress any traveler (especially the one with the vigorous vinyasa practice) by absorbing twice as much moisture as cotton but drying in half the time. Ideal for the traveler who doesn’t have room to pack their mat but wants to have something to cover-up a rental. New colors pack a powerful punch and make for a pretty present. $24; gaiam.com
—Katie Jackson

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

It’s a common nuisance when running, cycling or going to the gym: carrying both your phone and the contents of your wallet—minus the wallet. The Card Ninja, which combines the two, is an elegant solution. This slim adhesive mini-wallet sticks to almost any phone (or phone case) and can hold on tight to your ID, some credit cards and cash, so you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to stash those things when you’re on the move. $19.95; cardninja.com
—Mark Lebetkin

Stanley-PMI

Stanley eCycle Flask

Emptying a flask is no problem if you’ve got lips and a mouth, but cleaning it is another matter. Not so with Stanley’s new 7-ounce eCycle Flask made from recycled and recyclable materials. It has a two-stage lid for ease of cleaning and filling. Perfect for raising spirits on nippy winter evenings. Ships in January 2014. $15; shopstanley-pmi.com
—Mark Lebetkin

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Under $25