10 Excellent Gifts for the Fitness-Obsessed 

Our favourite holiday buys for the athlete in your life: from winter runners and triathlon trainers to cold-water swimmers and CrossFitters.

Lululemon’s Down For It All Jacket

For the Snow Runner 

Finding the right balance between oh-my-god-I’m-freezing and now-I-need-to-rip-this-jacket-off is a fine balance when you’re winter running, but Lululemon’s Down for It All jacket has it mastered. With four-way stretch, breathable tech fleece and responsible down plus Primaloft in all the right zones, your giftee will be a toasty, speedy snow demon on the trails. Lululemon.com 

Apple Watch Series 8

For the Athlete Who Loves to Track Everything—Including When She Ovulated 

The new Apple Watch Series 8 now tracks temperature, which—as anyone who’s gone through fertility treatment knows—can predict ovulation. The cycle tracking feature can retrospectively track when you ovulated, to help predict patterns in months to come. From $529, Apple.ca 

On Cloudvista Waterproof runners

For the Rain-Never-Stops-Me Trail Runner 

Keep them soaker-free with the On Cloudvista Waterproof runners. Lightweight, fully waterproof and super sexy in black, they also feature reflective elements to your rain-loving runner visible in low light, too. On-running.com 

Nite Ize SlapLit Rechargeable LED Slap Wrap

For the Post-Sunset Cyclist 

A moment of mourning for long summer days, please. Now that they’re running in the dark, feed both their ’90s nostalgia for the slap bracelet, and their appreciation for staying visible to traffic with the Nite Ize SlapLit Rechargeable LED Slap Wrap. Mec.ca

Thorium AR Hoodie from Arc’teryx

For the Whistler-Every-Weekend Skier 

The Thorium AR Hoody from Arc’teryx is both a perfect mid-layer for when the mountain temperatures drop, but also a great round-the-city jacket on snowy days. Plus, Arc’teryx’s new ReBIRD store in Kits repairs any and all Arc’teryx products for the lifetime of the piece—something we wish more brands would do. $400, arcteryx.com 

For the Endurance Athlete Looking to Up Their Strength Game 

The cult of Peloton instructors is for real—and we’re here for Cody Rigsby’s LOL series, which kicked off with none other than drag queen extraordinaire Trixie Mattel. And this year they brought their metrics tracking on the bike and treadmill to the Peloton Guide, which allows users to have their strength workouts tracked by means of a tabletop video device. Rep tracking means you’ll see your strength improve over time and get that serotonin hit every time you complete a perfect set. From $395, onepeloton.ca 

For the Climb-Every-Mountain Hiker 

Helly Hansen’s Lifa Tech Lite Hoodie is made for high-output activity lovers, like that friend who’s hitting a new vertical every weekend. Lifa Active fabric wicks sweat away from the skin, and it’s the perfect piece to layer on—and pack away when the wearer hits their sweaty high. $85, hellyhansen.com 

For the Beach-Changing Cold-Water Swimmer 

We got hooked on these ponchos from Slowtide last winter, and your cold-water swimming friend will adore you for the beachside changing station you just gifted them. Cozy fleece, handy kangaroo pocket to allow you access to your suit without the rest of the world knowing—they’re a game-changer. $85, slowtide.co 

Samsara Performance Shorts

For the Kona-Is-the-Goal Triathlete 

When the snow flies, triathletes cycle at home—and those stationary bike rides can be long. Make sure their butts stay comfortable with designed-for-her performance bike shorts from Vancouver’s Samsara. The 11-mm thick chamois will keep her comfortable for hours, and they’re made from a patented bacteriostatic fabric that inhibits bacteria growth, which prevents sweat rashes. $111, samsara-cycle.com 

Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie from Lululemon

For the I-Worked-Hard-Yesterday CrossFitter 

Embrace the chill of a rest day while being cozy. The Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie updates Lululemon’s classic Scuba sweatshirt with an exaggerated, roomy fit that’s made for a post-max-kettlebell-swings day. Lululemon.com