Gifts That Make You Better

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Gifts That Make You Better

You give it your all during every run, in the gym and even in the kitchen, so who can blame you for wanting to nail the holidays, too?

With this gift-giving guide, you’ll be well on your way. We’ve rounded up all the best presents for your fellow runners, gym enthusiasts and health nuts, with options at every price point.

Get ready to conquer the holidays — and maybe grab a little something for yourself, too. Hey, winners deserve a prize.

$329.99 / $309.99

This do-it-all running watch with live coaching helps any runner snag a new PR. Pair it with UA Connected running shoes, and you’ll get even more stats on distance, duration and pace. It also tracks sleep, measures heart rate, sends notifications, charges wirelessly — well, we could go on and on.

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$16.99

We can’t get enough of this year’s must-read running book from the icon himself, Meb Keflezighi. The running legend takes readers through each of his career’s 26 marathons and the lessons they offered on life, family, identity and faith. Talk about inspiring.

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$24.99

This stocking stuffer puts any runner at ease. All emergency contact information is held on a trim-to-size silicone band, secured with tri-fold clasp. Plus, you can make this functional gift a little more fashionable with a top-of-the-line rose gold option.

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$100

Is it a sweater or a piece of running gear? Would you believe us if we said both?

Every runner needs a warm layer they can depend on when the mercury drops. This long-sleeved version is constructed from high-performance yarn — think warmth without the weight — and body-mapped knit construction for faster drying times. Old Man Winter doesn’t stand a chance.

Plus, it’s stylish enough to go from a run to breakfast without anyone knowing you just broke a sweat … and a PR.

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$16.97

We love a low-profile Flipbelt as much as the next runner, but as any marathoner knows, sometimes you need a heftier version to go the distance. This comfortable belt includes plenty of room to stock chews, bars, water, keys, cash and more.

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$150

Podcasts are so 2018. This year it’s all about the audio book — or rather, a whole library of them — thanks to Amazon’s Audible. All subscription gifts include exclusive audio wellness programs, so your favorite runner can cool down with a guided yoga routine.

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$29.99

Combine your love of bath bombs with your next recovery day. This athlete-tailored product contains Epsom salt, baking soda and peppermint extract to give your tired muscles the tender loving care they deserve.

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$140

Feel like the hardest worker in the room after hitting the gym in these shoes made in collaboration with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. The Rock is known for being directly involved in product design, which is probably why these shoes check every box, including zero-gravity feel, compression mesh and UA HOVR foam for ultimate energy return.

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$299

Avoid the New Year’s gym rush and work out at home with this six-in-one, space-saving adjustable kettlebell. Drop and add weight — up to 42 pounds — in mere seconds and connect to the corresponding app to automatically track reps, sets, weight and rest time.

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$12.71

Is 2020 the year of more weight and less pain? It’s a tall order, but we’ve got you covered with this best-selling bamboo charcoal sleeve. Slip it on for instant pain relief, thanks to targeted compression, and keep it on to prevent injury as you work toward serious gains.

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$60

Keep it casual in this super-soft, but functional, fleece sweatshirt. The fabric pattern hidden inside returns infrared energy to the body, boosting blood flow and increasing oxygen to the muscles. And with four colors, a relaxed fit and a unique twist detail in the back, it gets points for style, too.

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$69.99

You already know the power of a good foam-rolling session, but what happens when you add heat? Magic, pretty much. This award-winning, patented roller uses heat therapy to get a deeper release of myofascial trigger points. Simply throw it in the microwave, and you’re in business.

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$39.95

For health nuts on-the-go, there’s no better blender out there than the uber-convenient, uber-portable BlendJet One. It mixes 8–12 beverages on a single charge, fits in a car cup holder and can be recharged through a USB port. It crushes ice, too, so you’re not sacrificing power.

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$22.99

We know, we know … an onion chopper for the holidays? But trust us: This is the one kitchen tool you need to eat healthier. It chops all your favorite produce in seconds — including hard-to-cut produce like sweet potatoes — and makes meal prep so quick and easy, you’ll actually stick with it.

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$179.95

Air Fryers and Instant Pots might just be tied for the top kitchen gadgets of 2019. Now, there’s a product that combines both, and our kitchen counters are rejoicing. This 11-in-1 multi-use gadget pressure cooks, air fries, sautés, steams, slow cooks, roasts, bakes and broils to your heart’s content.

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$59.99

Move over, whey, there’s a new sheriff in town. If you’re looking to give plant-based protein a try, start with this comprehensive option from Vega. Not only is it certified organic, but it packs 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, plenty of probiotics and more.

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$7

Don’t miss the hydration tablets everyone’s been raving about. These on-the-go capsules deliver plenty of electrolytes and minerals with only 15 calories and 1 gram of sugar — way lower than your average sports drink. Simply drop into your water bottle, let dissolve and hydrate!

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$17

Can you believe? QueerEye’s food expert Antoni Porowski has released his first cookbook, and it’s already topping critics’ lists everywhere. Expect weeknight recipes, all with five ingredients or less, that help you get so comfortable in the kitchen, you’ll finally throw out those takeout menus.

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$210 and $299

Nothing ruins a good night’s sleep quicker than overheating, which is where these bed sheets come in. SHEEX fabric breathes 10 times better than cotton sheets and wicks away moisture, helping you stay cool and dry all night long. All set on sheets? Try SHEEX’s weighted blanket, which combines anxiety-reducing, deep-touch pressure with powerful cooling technology.

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$15.95

Greater flexibility, improved range of motion, enhanced muscle recovery, reduced risk of injury — this strap does it all. Extremely durable and versatile, it’ll give you a safe and controlled stretch that releases even the tightest spots. It hurts so good!

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$24.99

This journal is the one that started it all. Commit to just five minutes a day, and you’ll notice a research-backed boost in happiness and productivity, thanks to daily gratitude lists, inspiring quotes, affirmations and end-of-day reflections.

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$54

As any yogi knows, sitting at a computer all day can take a toll on your practice. This wheel helps you stay loose by opening the back, chest, hip flexors and shoulders. Even better? For every purchase, $1 is donated to youth yoga programs for boys and girls in need.

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$22.49

He’s known for his healthy lifestyle and ripped physique, but that wasn’t always the case for country superstar Tim McGraw. His bestselling book details the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life — and how you can follow suit.

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$25

CBD is everywhere these days, and if you’re looking to take the plunge, try this delicious-smelling, best-selling lavender cream. Rub a quarter-size amount on tense or painful areas right before bed and enjoy an especially peaceful night’s sleep.

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