Sporty fashion gifts for women: Christmas 2019
Sporty Christmas gifts to help them achieve a personal best in style
Even more fun? Some exciting new gym gear that might help to motivate them when they're starting to flag. Thanks to an abundance of Lycra, gym gear can be quite forgiving, but it's best to check the right size before you buy. Or opt for an accessory upgrade if you prefer.
Let Culture Whisper guide you through some of the best-looking and best-performing pieces out now. Offering to be their running buddy, well, that's up to you.
1 Comet seamless metallic-panelled stretch sports bra, £58, LNDR
The comfort and support of the right sports bra is unparalleled so don't be surprised if this works its way into everyday wear, too. The racing back style and graphic design make it attractive enough to wear as outerwear when working up a sweat.
2 Flat-top mirrored-lens ski sunglasses, £185, Moncler
An avid skier might already have a favourite pair of goggles, but these oversize sunglasses will work away from the slopes as well. The icy blue colour is pleasingly retro, while the generous coverage will protect delicate eyes from UV glare.
3 Retro ski headband, £30, Sweaty Betty
A pretty cute stocking filler, this darling design will keep ears snug and stop wispy hair getting in their way as they hit the slopes. It's also great for outdoor runners.
4 Tiger-print high-rise cycling shorts, £80, The Upside
Cycling shorts have made their way out of the gym once again, and this pair is crafted to do double duty thanks to breathable and quick-drying jersey.
5 Lia hooded colour-block quilted padded ski jacket, £535, Fusalp
This padded jacket has been designed with Alpine sports in mind, but its retro-inspired design is stylish and slimline enough to make its way into daily rotation in the city too. The inner collar will keep her neck warm even when the hood's down.
6 Ultraboost X 3D mesh low-top trainers, £200, Adidas by Stella McCartney
Show you believe in their sporty intentions with these running shoes from fashion's favourite long-running collaboration. The sock design is fashion forward enough that they won't be relegated to just the gym bag.
7 Just Do It yoga mat 2.0, £35, Nike
Whether they practise yoga at home or head to their favourite studio, having a new mat can make a big difference to their comfort – and it's a lot more hygenic than using the shared ones provided.
8 Neon-yellow nylon belt bag, £110, Reebok x Victoria Beckham
Outdoor runners have to get used to exercising in the dark during the winter, and knowing they're wearing this sneaky bit of hi-vis will probably make you feel more at ease without denting their style.
9 Nurturing mesh-stripe technical leggings, £85, Prism²
Gym-devotees know that you can never have enough pairs of leggings, particularly when they're high-waisted for comfort and ease, and super-flattering like these.