Holiday Gifts Fit for a Cardio Queen

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Holiday Gifts Fit for a Cardio Queen

She's not happy unless she's sweating. Keep that smile on her face with presents that will help her run faster, jump higher, and go harder

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cardio Queen

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cardio Queen

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.

Looking for more gift inspo? We've got ideas for...

The Adventurer

The Yogi

The Studio Hopper

Stocking Stuffers

For Men (Chosen By Men!)

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Go Fit 18" GoRoller

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GNC

Every runner needs to be sure their recovery is on point. With spring marathon training right around the corner, show your jogger you care by giving a travel-friendly foam roller this holiday season. Their post-long-run legs will thank you! ($40, gnc.com)

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Lululemon Wunder Under Pant

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant
Lululemon

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

Rapha Cycling Journal
Rapha

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

Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag
Courtesy of Sweaty Betty

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

Bobble Water Bottle
Bobble

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

New Balance Vazee Pace Sneakers
New Balance

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

Luciana Muscle Tank
By Luciana

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

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Brooks Greenlight Headband

Brooks Greenlight Headband
Brooks

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

Fresh Complexion Perfection Face Mask Trio
Fresh

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

Beats by Dre urBeats and Solo2 Wireless Headphones
Beats by Dre

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

Vimmia Core Capri High-Tech Leggings
Vimmia

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

New Balance Sport Style Vest
New Balance

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

Milk Bar Cookie Tin
Milk Bar

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

Yes to Cucumbers Face Wipes
Yes to Carrots

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

SOLS Custom-Made Insoles

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

Lululemon Downright Cozy Pullover

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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Jawbone UP3

Jawbone UP3
Jawbone

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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