If you have loved ones who not only prioritize travel, but also health and fitness, then give them a gift that will help them stick to their goals while on the go. After all, just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to throw out your routines. Much of the gear in this guide is made with durability in mind as well, so you can feel good about your purchases. Whether the people in your life like to swim, run, lift weights, or take long walks, these are the coolest fitness gifts for travelers.
New equipment for the New Year
By putting women and women’s bodies first, Goal Five makes performance apparel that not only creates space for women, but also encourages equal playing time on the field. Partnerships include Soccer Without Borders and Moving the Goalposts. For Valentine’s Day this year, choose the Quick & Free Women’s Workout Shorts and pair them with the Foudy Women’s Long Sleeve Workout Top.
Stay warm outside and look good too
Traveling somewhere cold with your lover? Not to worry. The Men’s Long Sleeve Henley from Minus 33 is the brand’s best-selling midweight, and it’s easy to see why. He’ll look good and stay warm doing it. Three buttons make it easy to get a little ventilation when your outdoor workouts or snow-filled adventures bring the heat. Plus, you’ll find that the length is just right. And, if you want to buy yourself a matching henley, no one will judge you – go for it!
Take your steps with comfortable strokes
Whether you’re vacationing at a warm-weather beach destination, or strolling through your favorite metropolitan concrete jungle, you’ll want a comfortable pair of shoes that you can walk in, especially if you’re trying to put in your steps. OluKai makes sports shoes called Huia, which are spring-like and designed with a mesh upper. Plus, with vegan-friendly materials in three different colors, you can feel good about your purchase.
Something cozy for the whole family
If you’re a fit and fun family with kids in tow, don’t leave your youngest family members out of the Valentine’s Day gift-giving tradition. Give your little loves durable baby clothes from tetree. Treefleece sweatpants come in a variety of colors and sizes and Kids Hoodies are perfect for winter. To coordinate, get dad of ten the InMotion Pant, a travel-friendly item he’ll wear from the plane to his outdoor activities, with or without baby in tow. Bonus: Tetree is committed to planting ten trees for every item purchased! Now, how cool is that?
Soft favorites for every activity
If you’re not familiar with Girlfriend Collective, a performance-driven, body-positive exercise brand that uses recycled materials in their designs, then start with their High Rise Compression Bra paired with a Simone High Bra Support. Whether you’re in an intense, sweaty vinyasa flow yoga class or going for a run, you’ll rely on these fan favorites. The fabric is incredibly soft, yet holds where it needs to and allows your body to move, no matter what shape or size you are.
A fun shoe that she definitely doesn’t have yet
For the hard-to-buy-for significant other—because she apparently has everything—give the Women’s Court Shoe from Psudo this Valentine’s Day. Like something straight out of a comic book, these colorful shoes in the cosmic colorway, made from recycled plastic bottles, will stand out in her closet or on the street. Made and sourced in the USA, with bold print laces and a lightweight slip-on style, these water-resistant kicks will be her go-to footwear when traveling. Plus, the pictures will be displayed!
A gift that can be worn every day
Myles Everyday Shorts are not only comfortable, they’re also versatile—they can be worn during workouts at the hotel gym, while traveling, and while hiking. How many pairs of shorts can you say you own that would look good with a tank top, tank top, or button-down shirt? These will quickly become the fitness enthusiast’s go-to shorts.
When the Water Boils
Carve Designs are pros when it comes to swimwear you can really move in. Made from recycled materials, each swimsuit removes five plastic bottles from the ocean. From multi-hued bikini tops and bottoms to rompers, one-pieces, flare guards and shorts, Carve Designs has it all. For a swimsuit with UPF 50 sun protection, high support and an adjustable fit, choose the Sandhaven Colorblock: Black/White top and matching bottoms. Pack-friendly suits from Carve Designs are perfect for those who prioritize health and fitness while traveling but don’t want to sacrifice style.