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Holiday Gifts Fit for a Cardio Queen

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cardio Queen

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All you need for a workout is the will and some sneakers, right? Sure, but cardio is a way more fun when you've got more high-performance gear in your arsenal. Surprise the no-pain-no-gain woman in your life with gifts that will fuel her runs, rides, and more.

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Jawbone UP3

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There are a million fitness trackers these days, but what makes this one so special is that it measures resting and passive heart rates, so the wearer can track which non-fitness activities are spiking their blood pressure. ($180; jawbone.com)

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Lululemon Wunder Under Pant

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Every cardio queen has a well-rounded collection of leggings, so add these to her stash. This special edition of Lululemon's beloved Wunder Under Pant has open, mesh detailing at the back of the legs to allow for airflow. ($98; lululemon.com)

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Rapha Cycling Journal

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Know someone who's dreaming of the Tour de France? Let her jot her race notes down in this gorgeous journal. ($55; rapha.cc)

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Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag

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No one wants to carry a stinky gym tote. This luxurious bag has a pocket at the bottom for wet clothes, but still looks incredibly chic at work/on a date/anywhere that's not the locker room. ($150; sweatybetty.com)

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Bobble Water Bottle

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This adorable water bottle keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours (heey, long runs), and it can be tossed straight in the dishwasher afterwards. ($30; bobble.com)

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New Balance Vazee Pace Sneakers

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The Vazee collection promises to be incredibly responsive and beautifully lightweight, with fewer seams to restrict movement. ($109; newbalance.com)

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Luciana Muscle Tank

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Sometimes you need a sassy slogan to get through that final lap. ($29; luciana.com)

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Brooks Greenlight Headband

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This reversible headband kills three birds with one stone: it holds hair back, flips over to a fuzzier side to keep the head warm during cold winter runs, and features retro-reflectivity to make the wearer more visible in the dark. ($30; brooksrunning.com)

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Fresh Complexion Perfection Face Mask Trio

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If your favorite runner moves too quickly to ever pause for a spa trip, this kit lets them customize their own facial experience. ($80; fresh.com)

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Beats by Dre urBeats and Solo2 Wireless Headphones

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The only thing that could take your cardio-tracking Apple Watch to the next level? Matching headphones. Beats by Dre just launched rose gold urBeats ear buds (99; apple.com) and Solo2 Wireless headphones ($299; apple.com). The buds are made to take a beating, so they can stand up to even your toughest workouts (and the cables are tangle-free!). The Solo2 headphones allow the wearer to let loose while their phone is Bluetooth-enabled up to thirty feet away. And the controls on both: sweat-resistant. Score!

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Vimmia Core Capri High-Tech Leggings

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Ready for this? These high-tech leggings contain infrared technology, which aids microcirculation in the wearer's legs. Not only will they feel better in them, the skin on their legs will look renewed once the pants come off. ($134; vimmia.com)

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New Balance Sport Style Vest

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Bulky outerwear would only slow someone down. This vest offers warmth with it's luxe double-jersey fleece and hood. ($125; newbalance.com)

 

 

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Milk Bar Cookie Tin

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That cardio addict just burned off hundreds of calories, so she deserves a treat! Let her sample Milk Bar's famously funky cookie flavors (blueberry & creme?) with this assortment. ($14; shopmilkbar.com)

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Yes to Cucumbers Face Wipes

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Tell your spin fanatic friend to keep a pack of these in the car, at her desk, and in her gym bag to wipe away the sweat after a good ride. ($6; yestocarrots.com)

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SOLS Custom-Made Insoles

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If you count a long-distance runner among your loved ones, order them 3D-printed insoles customized to their feet (you'll have to work with them on this one, so there goes the surprise). But on their next marathon, they'll thank you! ($99, sols.com)

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Lululemon Downright Cozy Pullover

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Whether worn on a run or to and from the spin studio, the Stretch Glyde fabric will keep the wearer toasty—think: your favorite down jacket with more stretch. And the zippers provide a little "air conditioning" for when the wearer heats up after mile one (or has to re-dress after a sweaty ride!). ($168; available the week of 12/6 in stores and at lululemon.com)

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