You know what they say: Couples who sweat together, stay together. Skip the stereotypical flowers and chocolates, and check out these 14 healthyish gift ideas that make sweating with your significant other way more fun. And since Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the attached, these picks also work for your galentine, swolemate, fit friend, or, hey, even yourself. It’s like we made your wish list for you (you’re welcome).
Roses on her leggings will last longer than fresh flowers—and make her way more excited for her next workout. This pair is made with breathable, quick-dry material, which makes them perfect for a sweaty hot yoga or HIIT class. Available at werkshop.com, $88.
You can’t protect your loved ones from everything, but you can protect them from the elements with this throwback anorak. The shell will keep them warm and dry whether they’re out on the trail or just out and about. Available at llbean.com for both men and women, $49.95.
Whether she’s a jet-setter or a gym rat, she’ll love stashing these Clinique travel-size essentials in her carry-on or gym bag. The kit includes a two-in-one exfoliating cleanser, a moisturizer with SPF, cleansing wipes, a best-selling mascara, and a water bottle to keep her (and her skin) hydrated throughout the day. Available at sephora.com, $27.50.
One thing your S.O. will actually use all the time: stylish activewear. The newly launched New Balance x J.Crew just released a men’s collection with 30 pieces made of technical fabrics in cool color combos that look just as sophisticated-cool as the women’s line. Our favorites: the Free Flow tank for women in warm pink and the Ice 2.0 short-sleeve tee for men.Available at newbalance.com, prices vary.
What’s an active girl’s version of lingerie? You’re looking at it. Hanky Panky, the crazy-popular lingerie brand, just launched a new studio collection made of luxe performance microfiber with wicking and quick-dry properties. Each style features Hanky Panky’s renown attention to fit and comfort. Our favorites: the Mia two-tone thong (you’ll legit never think of thongs as permanent wedgies again) and the Mia cropped bralette. Available at hankypanky.com, prices vary.
What’s a dude’s version of lingerie? These boxer briefs known as the underwear that feels like a “bra for your balls,” thanks to the patented hammock-like pouch. This pack features two pairs of the best-selling, slim-fit style in Valentine’s Day-appropriate patterns. Seriously, people, our testers refuse to wear anything else. Once he goes SAXX, he won’t go back. Available at saxxunderwear.com, $56.95.
Two things we all need daily reminders for: drink enough water and be happy. This gift checks both boxes. Available at ae.com, $17.46.
If you want to score some extra points with your gift, grab one that has a romantic history lesson attached. These blankets, from the classic American brand Pendleton, are called “motor robes” for the warmth they provided on carriage rides in the early 1900s. They come with a convenient leather carrier and strap so you can take them to the park, trail, or stadium. They also look rustic AF as a living-room throw. Available at pendleton-usa.com, $99.50.
One of L.A.’s most buzzed about studios, LIT Method, just launched an at-home program for its signature low-impact, high-intensity workout. The kit includes all the equipment you need: a resistance band, bootie band, foam roller, and lacrosse ball, plus 12 instructional 30-minute videos led by cofounders (and super-cute power couple) Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor. Available at thelitkits.com, $89.99.
Morning workouts and early adventures require one thing: coffee. Gift the aspiring barista in your life this pour-over coffee set. It comes with a wooden pour-over coffee block, quality Colombian beans, filters, and a unique alphabet magnet set for wordplay on the enamel mug. Extra points for sneaking into the box and spelling out a sweet message before gifting it. Available at thoughtfully.com, $39.99.
Instead of just giving your gal pal her favorite fragrance, give her one that’ll save her time in the locker room too. This dry shampoo is scented with the clean, fresh floral scent of Philosophy’s best-selling fragrance, Grace. One spritz will instantly refresh and volumize strands, leaving hair soft.Available at philosophy.com, $24.
Give your love two for the price of one with these stylish shades. Just hanging out? The Reverie frames are sleek and versatile enough for casual wear, but when it’s time to work out, they’ll stay in place thanks to no-slip nose pads.Available at oakley.com, $130.
This is the bag for the person who never gives up. Plus, it sends a not-so-subtle message to the haters judging you in the Chipotle line after the gym. Uh, bai. Available at bando.com, $35.
The new date night: stay in, make dinner, meditate. Sounds kind of perfect, right? Give an unexpected gift of zen with a meditation subscription. NYC-based meditation studio MNDFL just launched online video content, so you can follow guided meditation classes in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Expert teachers from a variety of traditions offer simple techniques in a totally accessible manner. More than 50 videos of 10- to 30-minute meditations are available with more content being updated monthly. Available at video.mndflmeditation.com, $19.99 per month.