Athletic Gifts Your Sporty Friends Will Love

The best gifts for athletes fall into one of three camps. The first, we'll call Camp A, consists of presents you know fitness-loving babes will adore, such as Black Lulu leggings, workout equipment, a cool new water bottle, or a fresh pair of sneakers to replace the ones they're about to wear through. These are the sure things, the products you're certain will be a hit because they already use them.
Camp B includes the presents for your sporty friends who actually love, well, sports. Maybe they've been missing the camaraderie of going to games during the pandemic, and you want to get them something that'll remind them of cheering-til-you-lose-your-voice times past.
Then there's Camp C: Gifts your active pals need — even if they don't know it yet. These are the niche, unique products that might have your favorite people scratching their heads when they first unwrap them. But, trust us, two weeks later, they'll be texting you about how obsessed they are with your find.
All types of athletic gifts are winners. They'll feel great to give, and your sporty friends will be psyched to receive them. Here are a few of our favorite options in all three categories.

More from Wellness

R29 Original Series