Charlotte Lindsay

Top 10 sustainable gifts for fitness lovers

Sustainable activewear gift guide

T’is the season to get gifting! With Christmas around the corner, we have made present shopping simple by gathering a selection of sustainable products that would make the perfect surprise for the fitness lover in your life. From athleisure and workout trainers to yoga mats and stretching blocks, we have an impressive array of sustainable fitness gifts that will appeal to any kind of fitness lover, from the heavy lifters to the balanced yogi.

Not only are these 10 gifts ethically sourced and sustainably produced; they’re also guaranteed to keep your loved one motivated, active and feeling great throughout the winter period… what more could you wish for?

1. VEJA

Veja

Veja is a fair trade, small cooperative trainer company. Not only are Veja's cult sneakers a chic and on-trend choice to wear to and from the gym; they're also environmentally friendly, with each of its styles made from at least 53% recycled materials. These trainers will certainly keep your style-conscious man or woman happy as they spring through winter into the warmer seasons!

2. B BLOCK

B Block is the perfect accessory to aid you in stretching, strengthening and shaping your body, helping you through those yoga classes that may seem a struggle after the Christmas feasting is over! Made from 100% fine grain cork, this yoga block is soft, substantial and sustainable. What more could your favourite yogi want?!

3. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE SPORTS BRA

Girlfriend Collective sustainable sports bras

Girlfriend Collective is a brand to snatch. Not only will its colourful sports bras brighten up the winter months, it will also look and feel amazing on, thanks to its soft, sweat-wicking, breathable and compressive fabric. Oh, and did we forget to mention that these crop tops are made from recycled water bottles - 79% RPET and 21% spandex to be precise? So the only question left is.. what colour?!

4. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE LEGGINGS

Girlfriend Collective leggings

Why not treat that special fitness lover in your life to a pair of matching Girlfriend Collective 4-way stretch, high-waisted and pocketed leggings? When it comes to fit, feel and aesthetics, you can’t go wrong with these sustainable leggings. Each pair of leggings is made using 25 recycled plastic bottles, making it the perfect choice for ethical advocates who like breaking a sweat. 

5. ADIDAS by STELLA MCCARTNEY

Adidas x Stella McCartney

Adidas x Stella brings an abundance of sustainable gym staples to the fitness lovers wish list. Our favourites include a 79% recycled polyester long sleeved running top and the 73% recycled Essential Seamless legging, with its matching Essential Seamless Tank.

These designer styles are the perfect motivation for those early morning winter jogs or late evening sweat sessions. Not only will they keep you snug, but their sweat wicking features will also keep you feeling fresh and noticeable, thanks to their reflective details.

6. SUPERNOVA

Supernova protein

The fitness lover in your life may be on the hunt to ditch the plastic protein bottle and replace it with something more sustainable and sleek… and we have the solution! Grab this recyclable stainless steel bottle from Supernova, it will be sure to keep your shake cold for 12 hours, or your coffee warm for 8, whilst helping reduce the amount of plastic waste, can you get better than that?

7. ADIDAS x PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS

adidas x parley

Adidas has found a way to put a smile on any sustainably-conscious fitness lovers face with its Adidas x Parley Collection. Each item of clothing is made from 100% recycled polyester, with zero compromise on technical performance. From the strenuous to the stretching, this range will take your work out to the next level with both a full range of motion and a nod towards saving the oceans.

8. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE BIKE SHORTS

Girlfriend Collective bike shorts

Look good, do good in the high-rise compression Girlfriend Collective bike short. The body-shaping seams and 4-way stretch allow you to look sensational whether breaking a sweat in a spin class or stretching out on the yoga mat. And even better, the fabric undergoes a sustainable dye process in fair trade factories, plus it's made using recycled water bottles. Win, win, win, win....

9. S'WELL BOTTLE

S'well bottle

Depending on what kind of day your fitness lover is having, this S’well bottle could be the answer… the 750ml version is able to hold 1 bottle of wine and keep it chilled for 24hours, or keep your hot drinks warm for 12hours, making it a versatile and essential gift this winter! Oh and even better - this product is made from non-toxic stainless steel, making it both sustainable and safer than an aluminium bottle. How swell is that?

10. YOGI BARE MAT

Yogi Bare mat

With new year's resolutions fast approaching, why not gift your loved one a Yogi Bare Paws Natural Rubber Extreme Grip Yoga Mat? This mat can help keep your yoga buddy steady with its no-slip technology, plus put on smile on their face thanks to its ecofriendly, natural rubber composition… sustainable and stabilising, do gifts get better this?

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