The tree is up, the tinsel is out and you’re getting well and truly stuck into your advent calendar. But while there is all the fun of festive frivolities to look forward to, it also means that it’s time to sort out the dreaded Christmas shopping. Luckily, we’ve got you covered, with our round-up of the best Christmas gifts for gym girls and workout fans. Or you know, maybe even yourself - after all, you’re definitely on Santa’s nice list this year…
ALL SPORT BACKPACK
Probably one of the most Instagrammed #gymbags out there, this super sleek backpack is practical and stylish. It's made of scuba fabric, meaning it's really light to carry and won't start to smell after a few uses, while there are handy compartments for everything from your water bottle to your wet towel, as well as straps to attach your yoga mat. Plus it's a rucksack so you get bonus points for looking after your back!
SWEATY BETTY, £75
APPLE WATCH SERIES 3
The ultimate sports watch, the newest Apple Watch is packed full of incredible features for every fitness fanatic - with built-in GPS, water resistance to 50ml, an altimeter to track your elevation and the ability to pair with compatible gym equipment. With cellular connectivity, Apple Watch Series 3 lets you leave your phone in the gym locker while you work out and never miss an important call, text or notification. You can take over 40 million songs with you on your wrist for endless amounts of musical motivation - plus it's incredibly sleek and stylish. It's the ultimate fitness gift for someone who's been really good this year.
APPLE, from £329
A shocking 200 billion plastic bottles are dumped in a landfill each and every year. But one company is on a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles - and they're doing it with serious style. S'Well created a range of beautifully crafted, reusable stainless-steel bottles while also teaming up with environmental partners to work towards a more sustainable future. Available in a range of sizes and crafted with stunning original designs, each bottle keeps drinks hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 (even in a Bikram class). So you can give a beautiful and incredibly useful gift and feel like a superhero because you're helping to save the world at the same time. The difficulty is deciding which of the amazing designs to choose...
S'WELL, from £25
ECO-LITE YOGA MAT 4MM
Developed by yoga teachers over 4 years, the eKO Lite Mat is one of the very best yoga mats out there. This eco-friendly mat offers an unparalleled grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions, so there'll be no embarrassing slips during a sweaty downward dog. Available in a range of colours, the mat is thick enough to provide great cushioning and support and because it's made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber you can also feel good about protecting the planet while you practice.
CHANDRASANA REVERSIBLE LEGGINGS
Super soft, high-stretch and (genuinely) fully opaque, these reversible leggings mean that you can't go wrong - if the person you're buying for isn't convinced by the edgy print they can simply turn them inside out for a classic black and mesh look. Comfortable and stylish, these leggings will give the lucky recipient the perfect excuse to wear something stretchy during Christmas dinner - what more could you want!
SWEATY BETTY, £80
Dominique Cutts: a fitness fanatic and has completed many triathlons in her time. This year she is also planning to cycle coast to coast and to complete the Uganda Marathon.