Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts
Looking for the perfect gift for a fellow athlete, fitness enthusiast, yogini or personal trainer this season? Or maybe you just need some inspiration for yourself. Check out the following eco-friendly suggestions. They are not only good for you and environment, some of your purchases will contribute to a worthy cause.
If you struggle with posture, test the LUMOback posture sensor and mobile app this Holiday season. Whenever you slouch, it reminds you with a gentle vibration to stand or sit up straight.
Retail price: $129.00 , www.lumoback.com
An eco-friendly fashion brand, these sunglasses are developed from sustainable bamboo and recycled materials. Through the company's partnership with the Toms Foundation, every purchase donates an eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need.
Retail price: $120.00, www.wearpanda.com
Reveal the intensity of your workout with this sweat-activated high-tech workout apparel. The material (patent-pending) presents an image that gets increasingly clear the more you sweat. Custom options are available, so you can design your own gear.
Retail price: $25.00-$32.00 , www.viewsport.us
A two-part system (ice cell and compression wrap) meant to maximize temperature control and compression. The ice cell removes air to deliver optimal compression to the affected area. Currently, HyperIce offers compression wraps for the shoulder, extended shoulder, back and knee as well as a utility wrap.
Retail price: $79.00-$129.00 , www.hyperice.com
All Clear Purification Bottle by CamelBak
This portable water bottle has a purification system that works in just 60 seconds to make any water safe to drink. BPA free.
Retail price: $99.00, www.camelbak.com
Really wow a friend or loved one with an "experience gift"—an opportunity to have a great experience. Choose from a wide array of options, including City Tours, skydiving, salsa lessons, ice climbing lessons, pub crawls, even a gourmet chocolate crawl, in or out of the country.
Prices vary, www.funsherpa.com
Eco-friendly socks, underwear and t-shirts for men and women. All proceeds support The Empowerment Plan, which helps homeless women in Detroit make innovative sleeping coats for the homeless, providing them with job training and life transitional skills.
Retail prices from $22.00, www.wearpact.com
Green Surf Shop
Boasting "the best performance surf boards, skate boards, gear, apparel, and accessories that are environmentally friendly," the Green Surf Shop offers items made of 100% recycled EPS foam, hemp tail patch for bulletproof strength, and epoxy glass with bio-derived components from both pine and vegetable oils. Products also include sustainable Bamboo Fins from the Rainbow Fin Company.
Retail prices from $110.00, www.greensurfshop.com
Skin Care for Athletes
Give the gift of healthy skin with the only organic/natural skin care line designed specifically for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Total body care from Prep to Recovery includes 3-in-1 Tri-Body Wash, Tri-Body Moisturizer and Tri-Body Massage Oil. Highly rated by the Environmental Working Group, certified vegan by PETA, and certified by Leaping Bunny as never tested on animals.
Retail prices from $14.00, www.skincareforathletes.com
A collection of eco-friendly watches made from sustainable materials—including conflict-free diamonds, organic cotton, corn resin and bamboo—all running on a mercury-free battery. Offering a variety of styles for men, women and children, ranging from colorful and classic watches to detail designed.
Retail prices from $30.00 to $80.00 , sproutwatches.com
Handcrafted bamboo, customizable, hand-painted ski poles made from renewable resources, post-consumer waste and/or recycled materials.
Retail prices from $125.00, www.soulpoles.com
The world is your studio with YogaPaws, meaning you can do yoga anywhere—mountain top, bike trail, airport, rest area, back porch, waterfall, Central Park, in the rain, on the beach, or wherever you fancy.
Retail prices from $19.95-$35.95 , www.yogapaws.com
SpaFinder Wellness/Fitness Gift Cards
Indulge friends in some well-deserved pampering, or give them a fitness class or event. You might inspire them to book a trip to one of the top spas in Europe. Print instantly, mail a gift card or send an e-gift card. SpaFinder Wellness gift cards are redeemable at over 20,000 locations.
Retail prices from $25.00 , www.spafinder.com
Save Your Do GymWrap
A one-of-a-kind headband developed with "Edge Control Technology" to minimize sweat absorption through a unique blend of materials that allows heat to escape while letting cool air in.
Retail prices from $25.00 , www.saveyourdo.com
100% biodegradable wipes, which compact at 3/4-inch wide but can turn into a 9x10-inch towel. Made of cellulose with just an ounce of water. Just wet, unroll and wipe. Great for runners, cyclists, hikers and boaters.
Retail prices from $10.00, www.canawipe.com
Aurorae Yoga/Towel Mat
The perfect answer to hot yoga, this yoga mat-towel combination comes in five different colors.
Retail prices from $70.00 , www.auroraeyoga.com
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