The Gifts Your Fitness Friend REALLY Wants – Based On Their Favorite Workouts

Sometimes when you're talking to a friend or loved one about their favorite type of workout, it can seem like they're speaking a foreign language. What's a WOD? How does one tap back, exactly? Did they just say "Fartlek"? While you may not share the same taste in workouts, or understand the extent of their obsessions, the good news is that you probably have some grasp on their hobbies and interests — and you can use that information when finding them the perfect gift.

This holiday season, resist the glow of the seasonal scented candles and instead opt for workout clothes and gear that you know they'll use. If you're not sure what they need, don't sweat it. Ahead, we found the best gifts for every type of workout buddy in your life.

Photo: Courtesy of New York Pilates.
For the boutique fitness snob who lives in athleisure

Hardcore health goths will relate to this punk Pilates shirt.
New York Pilates Plank and Destroy Tee, $40.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of SoulCycle.
They pledge allegiance to SoulCycle and wouldn't dream of clipping in anywhere else, so get them their own pair of branded cycling shoes.
SoulCycle SOUL Cycling Shoe, $150.00 Buy
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They'll never be late for a post-work barre class with this velvet gym bag.
Sweaty Betty Velvet Backpack, $115.00 Buy
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These comfy sneakers from Outdoor Voices and Allbirds are made out of Merino wool, and are even machine washable.
Outdoor Voices Allbirds u0026 Outdoor Voices Women's Wool Runners, $95.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Touché LA.
Get them a pair of the bright orange, cult-famous workout leggings that all their favorite fitness influencers have been wearing.
Touché LA Tangerine Legging, $92.00 Buy
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For the boxer who's basically Million Dollar Baby

Bright pink hand wraps for boxing gloves are a stocking stuffer they'll actually use.
Everlast Everlast Professional Hand Wraps [Pink, One Size], $4.07 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Rumble.
A Rumble-branded water bottle to fuel their boutique boxing habit.
Rumble Jab Bottle, $28.00 Buy
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Save them the $3 glove rental fee with their own pair of gloves. Start with a 10 oz. pair if they're a beginner.
Venum Venum Challenger 2.0 Boxing Gloves, $49.99 Buy
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Boxing gloves can get pretty nasty. These glove deodorizers come in four scents and will absorb sweat and moisture.
Meister Meister Glove Deodorizers for Boxing and All Sports , $11.99 Buy
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For the runner who thinks a marathon is NBD

Not quite leggings, not quite sweatpants either: these old-school track pants are the ideal in-between weight for runners. They unzip at the calf and have a low-profile pocket that fits an iPhone.
Tracksmith Bislett Pants, $148.00 Buy
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A three-pack of seamless undies that wick away sweat and have funny running sayings on the booty, like, "baby got track" and "these buns can run."
Oiselle randies, $50.00 Buy
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Show them how damn impressed you are that they ran a marathon with a customized shoe tag. It loops through their laces and will be a sweet reminder every time they put on their sneakers.
CandTCustomLures Personalized Shoe Tag Marathon Jewelry , $10.00 Buy
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Night running deserves a safety vest — like this reflective one that has a pocket for stashing keys.
Nathan Sports Bandolier Safety Vest, $24.99 $19.98, Buy
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For the dancer who was a bunhead before it was cool

Designed by an American Ballet Theater dancer, this hand-screened and sewn leotard will make them stand out at the barre.
Kreature Kulture Thornbouquet White Two Tone Leotard Cap Sleeve, $85.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Under Armour.
From Misty Copeland's Under Armour line, this strappy sports bra is smooth yet supportive for barre class or dance cardio routines.
Under Armour Misty Strappy Bralette, $49.99 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Lululemon.
Stretchy joggers can be thrown over a pair of tights, and are the perfect length for completing quick footwork.
lululemon On The Fly Pant , $98.00 Buy
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If they haven't danced in a while, a subscription to the workout streaming service DanceBody will get them back in the groove. Just $35 gets them a month of dance-inspired workout classes that they can do in the comfort of their own home. Plus, it was created by a former dancer, so you know it's legit.
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An adjustable calf-stretcher so they can soothe their sore leg muscles after a day on their toes.
Liberty Imports Professional Wooden Slant Board, $64.95 Buy
For the yogi who's not that chill

High-waisted leggings with a sexy cutout detail make these cool enough for hot yoga and chic enough for post-yoga brunch.
JoyLab Women's Plus Comfort Side Tie 7 or 8 Leggings - JoyLab™, $31.99 Buy
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This yoga mat is soft and absorbent on one side, and sticky on the other — plus it's pretty enough to want to frame it on the wall.
Manduka eQua® Yoga Mat 4mm - Emily Quandahl, $92.00 Buy
A few spritzes of this peppermint and citrus spray will take their home practice to new levels.
Aura Cacia Aura Cacia Motivating, Sweet Orange & Peppermint, $6.95 Buy
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Withstand the sweatiest Y7 classes with this mesh crop top that ties in the back.
Alala Mesh Tank, $65.00 Buy
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For the outdoorsy pal who dreams of leaving the city

This rock climbing chalk bag has a unique watercolor print of Yosemite, and might just inspire someone's next camping trip.
Static Artist Series Yosemite Chalk Bag, $35.00 Buy
A pack of disposable hand warmers might not seem like much, but they'll be a lifesaver to have on cold hikes and climbs.
HotHands HotHands Hand Warmers, 10 count (5 pack with 2 warmers per pack), $6.95 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Patagonia.
Lightweight puffy jacket packs into itself, so they can carry it on the trail without adding extra weight to their daypack.
Patagonia Patagonia Women's Micro Puff™ Hoody, $299.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of La Sportiva.
These climbing shoes will help them grip onto teeny footholds with ease.
La Sportiva LA SPORTIVA Testarossa Climbing Shoes, $180.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Icebreaker.
This zip-up, wool base layer is surprisingly warm given its weight.
Icebreaker Women's Everyday Long Sleeve Half Zip, $80.00 Buy
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For the CrossFitter who can lift pretty much anything

If "leg day" is their favorite day of the week, this graphic tee will speak to them.
C9 Champion Women's Plus-Size Graphic T-Shirt - C9 Champion® - Black,, $18.98 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Reebok.
The low-cut design and heel shape of this CrossFit shoe will keep help stabilize them for tricky lifts.
Reebok Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Weave, $130.00 Buy
Photo: Courtesy of Badger.
Cayenne and ginger muscle rub feels amazing and smells like Christmas.
Badger Organic Sore Muscle Rub, $9.99 Buy
It's all fun and games until someone suggests a CrossFit workout of the day; roll these "WOD dice" to determine which exercises to do.
WOD Dice WODDice® Mere Mortal, $39.99 $34.99, Buy
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