By Lori Bosworth
If you have an active woman in your life, you know that it can be a challenge when it comes to buying them gifts. Whether she is a runner, yogi or gym rat, it can be difficult to know which clothing, equipment or gadget is right for her. We’re going to make it easy for you! Here are some of our favourite holiday gifts for active women.
Leggings from Yoga Culture
Yoga Culture is a Canadian company producing sustainable yoga wear that features colourful and comfortable yoga clothing including these Curved Lines Leggings, $89. These leggings feature a pattern with lines in vibrant blue, purple and green so these leggings can be paired with a variety of tops, which is a real bonus when you are working out often and don’t need to rely on just one top. The leggings are incredibly comfortable for full body stretches and fairly thick – they’re made from Ecopoly fiber, which is great for the environment since this material uses 70% less water, heat and energy than regular polyester fabrics. Another reason to purchase Yoga Culture yoga wear is A portion of their profit goes to Because I am a Girl, which works to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights. Purchase Yoga Culture leggings online.
HYBA Duffle Bag
HYBA is a relatively new Canadian company owned by Reitmans that offers affordable activewear for running, training and yoga. The HYBA Duffle Bag in Medium Heather Grey, $64.90, makes a great holiday gift for active women since it is light for those long commutes, as well as stylish in complementary green and grey. This bag will keep her workout gear organized since there is a separate compartment for shoes, as well as several interior pockets. Made from 100% polyester, the duffle bag is easy to clean with a damp cloth. You can purchase the HYBA Duffle Bag at the following HYBA stores: 1) Eaton Centre, 2) 171 North Queen Street, Etobicoke and 3) Markville Shopping Centre. You will also find HYBA activewear at Reitmans.
The Naipo Neck and Shoulder Massage Shiatsu Kneading Massager with Rechargeable Battery and Heat is one of the best holiday gifts for active women. This massager, which is new for Christmas 2017, uses heat and motion to relax sore muscles. The massager is easy to use: just plug it in, slip both arms in the massager’s arm straps and turn the power button on. You will notice the strong, pulsating motion of the massager as it works to release tension in muscles. I like that you can move the massager up and down your neck and back by simply loosening your grip on the straps. There are buttons to adjust the pressure of the massager, as well as the direction. I was amazed at how well this massager works to relieve tension on my neck and back.
Buy the Naipo Neck and Shoulder Massage Shiatsu Kneading Massager on Amazon Canada for $109.99 and use code 9DYCTL3A to receive $30 CDN off.
Health and wellness company, doTERRA, sells pure essential oils to address general health issues such as stress and fatigue. doTERRA’s Cedarwood Essential Oil is the perfect holiday gift for active women because it is known for relieving tension while calming and soothing the mind after a busy day. You just need to put a few dabs of Cedarwood essential oil on wrists or neck to inhale the aroma. You can also place Cedarwood essential oil in a diffuser to permeate through your room. doTerra Cedarwood Essential Oil is $17.33 for 15 ml and can be purchased online.
Ledlenser SEO 5 Headlamp
For the dedicated runner, the Ledlenser SEO 5 Headlamp is a must. The headlamp is lightweight and features Smart Light Technology to switch between high and low power.
The Ledlenser SEO 5 features a wide beam for reading a map or running in the dark. The SEO™ 5 also has a red light mode for preserving night vision and comes with a carabiner clip to carry it on the go.