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Whether you’re accompanying your friend to her new favorite workout or just cheering her on from the sidelines, you can’t go wrong with a thoughtful gift to support her in her fitness journey. Scroll on for some exercise-approved fitness gifts for her under $50, from a super soft (and versatile!) scarf to the cutest gym bag we’ve ever seen.
1. lululemon Vinyasa Scarf Rulu, $48
Whether your friend is en route to the studio, venturing outside for a run or just trying to stay warm at their desk, they’re going to love this super soft accessory. Between the snaps and versatile color options, there are a ton of different ways to wear it!
2. Ban.do Work It Out Gym Bag (
The world of cute gym bags didn’t really exist until this one came around. And if your recipient needs a delicious incentive to work out, this bag will definitely have their back.
3. DOIY Yoga Mat, $48
This lightweight yoga runner is designed to look like a chic boho runner, so your yogi BFF will definitely be inclined to leave it out 24/7.
It doesn’t matter if your friend is a fitness novice or a total gym rat—hydration is a must for everyone. So remind them to stay on top of their water game *and* look cute in the process.
5. Nike Heritage 2.0 Crossbody Bag, $25
Gift your BFF something that they can carry everywhere from errand-running to the gym. This colorful crossbody offers plenty of room to keep everything in its place, and the straps are adjustable so they can switch it up whenever they like.
Help your friend keep warm and look cool with these extra cozy gloves. This wintery style is perfect for jogging and the tech-friendly design ensures they’ll be warm and toasty when they’re texting you back.
7. Bala Set of 2 Weighted Bangles, $49+
No shade against those throwback fitness weights, but this colorful style is definitely a stylish upgrade. Perfect for the runner, hiker or yogi in your life, these sporty-cute weights will help raise their heart rate, build muscle… oh, and bring them a ton of compliments.
Girlfriend Collective makes their amazing bras and leggings from recycled plastic bottles, so this is definitely a gift purchase you can feel good about. Your only issue will be selecting from all of their adorable color options.
With a vibrant colorful design and reflective sheen, expect an invite to all of the upcoming weekend matches.
10. TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie, $40
PSA: Your competitive fitness-obsessed friend needs this. This supercool jump rope keeps track of all the workout details *and* they’ll be extra motivated to keep jumping by unlocking rewards, doing interval trainings and challenging other users.
Trust us, your friend will be thanking you for this one. This kit includes a hot and cold foot roller, massaging ball and flat band to soothe tired and achy feet, keeping them relaxed and always on top of their game.
No matter what kind of workout your friend is into, they need to make sure they’re properly stretching and rolling to aid in muscle recovery. This foam roller is a dream for sore muscles, offering four different vibration settings for the perfect amount of pressure.
13. Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones (
When it comes to fitness gifts for her, you can’t go wrong with a solid pair of headphones. This Bluetooth-friendly set is perfect for the gym, commute, you name it.
14. Teleties Golden Year Bundle, $27
These genius hair ties help to prevent those dreaded ponytail creases, so your gym-loving gift recipient can enjoy smooth strands all day long. Bonus: they also look really cute as bracelets!
15. Baggu 3D Zip Set, $36
This trio of patterned bags will be a welcomed addition to their gym bags. With three sizes and designs to keep their gym clothes separate, they’ll be way more stylish and organized on the go.
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Allison is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.