11 Top Fitness Gifts for Your Active Loved Ones
As trends and styles have evolved, activewear and other fitness gifts have become more fashionable, versatile, and functional than ever. They’re some of the most popular and treasured gift items on the market, whether you’re planning for Christmas, a birthday, or a just-because gift. Where before you might have just gotten someone a massage gift card and called it a day, we think you can do better.
Tasc Performance is bringing you our expert advice with this gift guide for loved ones who follow an active lifestyle. Whether they’re an experienced yogi, they love their home workouts, or they can be found grabbing a protein shake after putting in some work with the dumbbells, there’s a gift that matches up with their lifestyle.
We’re breaking down the most on-trend clothing styles and some exciting accessories too. It might seem like they have all the gear they could ever need—a fancy water bottle, resistance bands, even a foam roller—but we promise that the perfect gift is out there for your recipient.
Get the wrapping paper ready—we’ll have your gift shopping done in no time, so continue reading below.
What Are the Best Athleisure Gifts for Men?
Whether he’s eager to shop for himself or still a little hesitant, we’re here to show you how you can help him take his closet to the next level.
One of the best ways to supplement an active lifestyle is with workout clothing. Athleisure is a family of clothing that’s equal parts performance and comfort, ready for a day of strength training or a day of winding down.
It’s a trend that’s sweeping the fashion world and looks here to stay for the foreseeable future, so picking up the most essential athleisure styles will get your loved one off to a flying start.
1. Fitness T-Shirts
Gone are the days of cheap cotton tees or synthetic fiber tops. Thanks to superior materials and design, he can look stylish and feel comfortable without needing to pack an extra shirt in case a day out on the town turns into some time at the courts or the fields.
At the foundation of any good fitness gift is the highest quality material and design. There’s no better material out there right now than the powerhouse that is bamboo.
Crucially, bamboo is all-natural, too—no chemical treatments needed. Combine that with the efficient and sustainable methods for producing bamboo, and you’re looking at one of the most effective, versatile, and environmentally friendly fabrics out there.
That’s why tops like our Carrollton Fitness T-Shirt are at the top of the list. With our signature Tasc Performance blend of bamboo viscose and organic cotton, another highly sustainable fabric, you can’t go wrong.
2. Fitness Shorts
There aren’t many things that pair better with a fitness shirt than a pair of fitness shorts. We’ve revamped this classic combo, bringing it from a lazy Saturday exclusive to an all-week, all-year, everyday option.
Better than just any pair of gym shorts, our Carrollton Fitness Shorts are incredibly soft and come packed with performance features. They’re perfect for the runner or cardio addict in your life.
For a slightly less casual look but all the same functional capability, check out the Weekender Elastic Short.
Pick up a pair of these along with a fitness shirt if your loved one is frequently active, especially in the outdoors. They’re perfect for going between everyday life and sports or workouts, making them ideal for campus life as well.
3. Lightweight Polos
Whether he’s frequently out on the golf course or simply needs something new to style with his Weekender shorts, a Lightweight Polo should be next on your list.
Golf polos have evolved beyond the course, taking to the streets as an everyday staple style. Better design practices and fabrics such as our bamboo and organic cotton blend allow this classic style to go along with even the most active lifestyles.
Picking up a few different styles is one of the safest gift-buying bets you can make. Our Cloud Lightweight Polo offers a wide variety of patterns and colors to fill out his options.
4. Lightweight Hoodies
Let’s not forget our layers! With highly breathable materials and a lightweight design, modern hoodies such as our Carrollton Lightweight Hoodie can keep you comfortable and thermoregulated in all parts of the year.
Whether he’s looking to stay warm in cold seasons or just to stay protected from UV rays year-round, a quality hoodie is an every-season must-have.
In addition to the features that come with superior fabrics, our hoodie design also includes a fitted hood, thumbholes, and no top shoulder seam (for an unhindered range of movement). We’ve built the ultimate combo of leisurewear and sportswear.
Outer garments are also one of the easiest ways to add variety to a wardrobe. Ask any guy, and he’ll tell you he can’t get enough sweatshirts.
What Are the Best Fitness Gifts for Women?
Ladies across the world are loving the athleisure trend, with good reason! Whether she spends most of her time on the yoga mat or she pulls on her sneakers with a trainer five days a week, there’s a fitness-inspired gift that she’ll love.
1. Cropped Tanks
One of the top athleisure styles for women is the crop tank. Bringing fashion to life on-the-go, a bamboo blend crop tank can handle anything you throw at it. The home gym? Absolutely. Hitting the workout equipment at the gym? You bet. Heading out on a bike for some fresh air? Definitely.
The Nola Crop Tank is the place to be. Not only does it pack a performance punch like no other tank, but it’s also ridiculously soft and comfortable.
Pick up one or two colors along with the styles below and watch her mix and match to create a whole new, superpowered wardrobe.
2. Sports Bras
An absolute essential to any gift season is a high-quality sports bra. Any woman knows just how important the right support is to an active lifestyle and just how detrimental a low-quality sports bra can be to that purpose.
If you’re not settling for less than the best, we’ve got an easy choice for you: The Allways Sports Bra.
Our signature bamboo and organic cotton blend leads the line of top-notch features you’ll find in this style. The wide bottom band also encourages a good fit, while reinforced straps and 4-way stretch capabilities combine to maximize comfort.
A sports bra is one of the best gifts you can give, as it layers with anything, for any occasion, or styles all on its own.
The real foundation of the athleisure lifestyle is a great pair of leggings—or two or five. She won’t be able to get enough after you gift her a pair of the Allways Crop Pocket Leggings. Don’t worry; we’ve got a few colors and patterns just for that reason.
Few things can rival the comfort offered by a pair of leggings, especially a pair made with our bamboo cotton blend. Unbelievably soft to the touch but no softie when it comes to performance, these pants are ready for slow days or intense workouts alike. She can take them from her yoga practice to errands, a run to the coffee shop, all in total comfort.
Plus, she’ll love that she can finally have pockets. It should never have taken this long, but she’ll never have to miss them again.
4. Quarter Zips
Lastly, we’ve got another layering style, this time for the ladies. A quality quarter zip brings a classic, classy look to the athleisure arsenal, in addition to all the functionality you’ve come to expect from Tasc Performance.
You guessed it—bamboo and organic cotton are at the heart of the best jackets, too. Moisture-wicking, breathability, and stretch capabilities make this one of the most comfortable outer garments you’ve ever tried.
Whether she’s frequently working out or just commuting to work, give her a new go-to with the Recess Quarter Zip.
What Accessories Can I Buy My Active Loved Ones?
Now that we’ve set them up for styling success, a few accessories make for the perfect cherry on top. They probably already have a Fitbit and a high-tech blender to make their smoothies with protein powder, so you’re going to have to think a little more outside the box.
1. Cinch Backpacks
A conveniently carrying case is something everyone needs, but it’s not always easy to decide on a style. There are many options out there, but few are as versatile as the Stride Cinch Backpack.
With a slick profile and stylishly simple appearance, this backpack can pair with nearly any outfit for almost any occasion.
It’s got a plethora of pockets, more than enough capacity for an active lifestyle, plenty of ways to carry, and even a weather-resistant exterior to top things off. You can store anything and everything in the right gym bag—your wireless headphones, a face mask, even a jump rope. It’ll be easier than ever for them to work out on the go.
2. Baseball Caps
A unisex baseball cap offers a way to create a whole new look with relatively minimal, easy change. Plus, baseball caps are comfy and functional, whether to keep the sun or sweat out of your eyes or just to keep your hair under control on a windy day.
Whatever their needs may be, our Lightweight Baseball Cap may just do the trick!
3. Neck Gaiters
An Ecosoft Face & Neck Gaiter is a handy, versatile accessory to take with you everywhere. It’s a stylish way to protect your face and neck while keeping you comfortable and ready for anything.
Whoever you’re shopping for, and whatever the occasion, fitness gift ideas from Tasc Performance are a safe way to guarantee they’ll love what you get them!