The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Active Girl in Your Life

Already stressing about Christmas gifts?

Ugh, same. Finding the perfect present for every person in your life is so stressful. But if you have a particularly active friend, things just got a whole lot easier.

Whether your friend is a fan of the outdoors or they're simply an exercise fiend, keep scrolling for the best gift ideas for your active gal pal.

1. Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist: $15

A deeply hydrating mist that's all about soothing dry skin, this skin care must-have is the perfect pick-me-up after a hard workout. It will have your pal looking fresh-faced in no time, and ensure that all that sweat doesn't dry out their delicate skin.


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2. Girl Gang Capsule Crew Neck in Pink: $30

It's hard enough to convince yourself to get to the gym on a normal day. But if it's freezing outside? Your friend can kiss their dreams of a solid gym sesh goodbye. That is, unless they have this sweatshirt. This sturdy crewneck is not only amazingly soft, it also envelops you in much-needed warmth during the colder months of the year. It's the perfect choice to stay cozy while you travel to and from your workout, but it's also cute enough to wear pretty much anywhere else.


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3. Alana Athletica Classic Legging: $50

As active gals know well, you can never have too many pairs of leggings. Give your friend the gift of comfort this Christmas with the classic legging from Alana Athletica. These hi-rise leggings are made with high-quality fabrics that stretch with you while avoiding the dreaded see-through look of cheaper workout pants. They're comfortable and functional for a tough workout, but they're also cute enough to lounge around in on a day off. Even if these yoga pants never see yoga, your friend is sure to love them.


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4. Barefoot Scientist Twinkle Toes Spray: $16

Let's get real for a minute—working out makes you smell. That's probably not a surprise. But while your pal might expect the odor that comes from their armpits, they're probably not as in tune with the stench rising from their feet. Thankfully Twinkle Toes deodorizing purification spray gets rid of all those nasty smells. This spray starts at the source by wiping out the bacteria and fungus that causes bad odors. It also goes one step further with calming botanicals that leave your feet feeling refreshed and totally clean. It's a product your pal would never think to buy, but they'll be so happy to have.


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5. Lululemon Get a Grip Socks: $18 

There are so many fun options for working out nowadays. But if your friend wants to try their hand at Pilates, Barre or some other trendy fitness class, they're going to need a pair of grippy socks. Save them the expense and expand their workout world with the Get a Grip socks from Lululemon. These socks feature strategically-placed cushioning and grippy soles to ensure both comfort and balance. If you want to make your gift even cooler, pair it with a promise to try out a class with them sometime in the future.


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6. Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle: $50

Normal water bottles are so last year. Vault your friend into the future with this smart water bottle from Hidrate. This bottle connects to your phone, FitBit or Apple Watch and keeps track of how much water you're drinking. If you're falling behind in the hydration department, the bottle will glow to remind you to take another sip. Seriously, this bottle is a game-changer, especially for active friends who struggle to stay hydrated.


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7. Gaiam Yoga Mat: $22

If your friend is basically a professional yogi, your choice for a Christmas gift is easy—get them a yoga mat! This mat comes in a variety of designs that will infuse their practice with color. It's also made of lightweight fabric, so it's easy to cart around, and features a non-slip texture that will keep you focused on your workout instead of your balance. And if your active pal doesn't like yoga? It still makes for an amazing stretching mat that they can carry with them anywhere.


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8. Invisibobble Power Traceless Hair Ties: $7

These little guys are getting all kinds of attention now, and they definitely deserve it. These extra-strong, super-grippy hair ties keep the hair from breaking as your friend switches into a ponytail for their workout. They blend with the hair and feel super comfortable, allowing your pal to complete an entire workout without tugging at their ponytail. It's such a simple upgrade, but it'll change their whole gym sesh.


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9. TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller: $24 

If your friend is ultra-active, they'll love having a small and portable foam roller in their life. This handy little guy provides serious athletes with muscle recovery, pain relief and improved flexibility. It's meant to be used after a workout to heal your muscles and improve your circulation. This model in particular is small and compact, so your friend can store it without stress and take it on the go with them as needed. It's the perfect way to make sure their muscles stay happy and healthy, and they're sure to thank you for it. 


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10. Nike Indy Logo Sports Bra: $40

Friends don't let friends wear bad workout clothes. That's why you need to buy your active gal pal this ultra-cute sports bra from Nike. Dri-FIT technology keeps your friend cool and comfortable throughout their workout, and a trendy cross-back design has them looking just as cute as they feel. Not only is it the perfect breathable sports bra to wear for any exercise, it's also an awesome choice in stylish gym-wear.


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11. Chaser Thermal Thumbhole Pocket Pullover: $77

Holiday season means cold, and when it's cold outside you can never have too many pullovers. Even if your friend thinks they're resilient enough to withstand the winter weather, they'll definitely be thankful for this pullover from Chaser. A big front pocket allows them to store their workout essentials on the way to and from the gym, and built-in thumbholes keep their hands cozy and warm. This snug thermal is thick enough to block out the cold, but light enough for a quick, sweaty, post-workout trip from the gym to your car. Your friend will be thankful for the new addition to their wardrobe.

Chaser Pocket Pullover

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