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Holiday Gifts for the Active People in Your Life

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It's holiday gift time again, and, like me, you may be at a loss as to what to buy your fitness-loving loved ones, especially those who are already decked in top-notch performance wear and already own the best workout gear. Well, here's an often-forgotten gift idea for your loved ones: beauty products.

And I'm not just talking about beauty products for the ladies, either. There are tons of products on the market that are perfect for both female and male exercisers. Some help to increase performance, some make the transition from the gym to life more fashionable (and less stinky), and others just plain make you look good and feel great. But they all make good gifts, whether it's a center-stage gift, a stocking stuffer or a little something for that hard-to-shop-for aunt or uncle. Each item is a way to show that you care about the recipient. Working out is hard, sweaty work. These gifts help to reward those in your life who are dedicated to being active.

See the gift guide below for 10 ideas for everyone on your list (including yourself)!

Dry Shampoo
Perfect for: someone who hits the gym before work or a social event and doesn't have time to get ready (or doesn't want to look like they came from the gym).

I know, you're wondering what the heck dry shampoo is, right? Well, it is as it sounds—a product that cleans your hair without having to get it wet. These usually come in sprays or powders that you can spritz or sprinkle on your hair to help soak up the sweat and oil and freshen up your 'do. They won't make you look like a supermodel, but they will help you look more like your pre-workout self. And because these products range in price from $5 to more than $20 , they can be the perfect gift whether you're on a budget or want to splurge!

Post-Workout Body Wash
Perfect for: germ-o-phobes and those who consider a post-workout shower an integral part of their fitness routine.

You're probably thinking that body wash is body wash, but did you know that some companies make soaps that are designed specifically for exercisers? Most specialty workout body washes are antifungal and antibacterial and help you wash off some of the germs floating around the gym. While some high-end health clubs and fitness studios supply these special soaps, you can buy it yourself and take it with you wherever you shower post-workout. GymSoap is one such brand and has a very mild scent that's good for both men and women.
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Jennipher Walters Jennipher Walters
Jenn is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomeGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com. A certified personal trainer, health coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and is the author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book (Random House, 2014).

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Member Comments

  • I don't know if it's a good idea to give hand treatments to people who rely on rough hands to participate in a sport. Rock climbers kind of need to have caluses to minimize pain while grabbing on to rough, jagged rocks. Soften them up, and they're just going to have to damage the skin and go through the pain of building them again. - 2/5/2010 10:04:25 AM
  • These are great idea! - 12/10/2009 11:16:21 AM
  • This was a great article. I like the idea of a dry shampoo and also the Win detergent. Thanks! - 12/8/2009 6:43:00 PM
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