The best Christmas gifts to buy for fitness lovers

Nike Vision Tailwind 12 Sunglasses, available from vision3k.com. Picture: PA
Nike Vision Tailwind 12 Sunglasses, available from vision3k.com. Picture: PA
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Treat active friends and family to some fancy new kit this Christmas

Hoy Vulpine Men’s Portixol Waterproof Jacket, £99 (www.vulpine.cc/uk)

Ooh La Lara Azteca Hair Bands, available from stylesportif.com. Picture: PA

Ooh La Lara Azteca Hair Bands, available from stylesportif.com. Picture: PA

A joy to wear and super stylish, this light, fully waterproof and breathable jacket will delight cycle fans and become a kit staple from season to season.

Hoy Vulpine Women’s Valldemossa Race Jersey, £69.99 (www.vulpine.cc/uk)

One of the softest cycle jerseys you’ll find, with three rear pockets, anti-chafe hems and quick-drying fabric, this slick top ticks all the functionality boxes and feels luxurious on.

Harlequin Cross Socks, £15 (www.lookmumnohands.com)

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some new socks. These 65% merino pairs from cycle dudes Look Mum No Hands! will look cool, and feel comfy, on and off the bike.

Personalised Bicycle Repair Kit, £24.99 (www.gettingpersonal.co.uk)

When it comes in a fancy tin with your name on it, even the most tedious of essential kit items can become fun.

Vertex Leggings Icon Fairisle, £75 (uk.icebreaker.com)

Ski and winter adventure fans will adore these patterned baselayer pants. The breathable, 100% merino wool jersey promises superb comfort and ease of movement too.

Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood, £160 (uk.icebreaker.com)

Perfect for layering up during snow sports, or as a top layer for winter running, the 98% merino wool, odour-resisting fabric promises warmth and breathability. All while looking damn good too.

Ooh La Lara Azteca Hair Bands, £6.50 (www.stylesportif.com)

Brighten up her workout with these fun hair ties. The super-soft stretchy fabric promises to be gentle on locks, too.

Yogi Peace Club Tribal Yellow Yoga Mat, £80 (www.stylesportif.com)

Yoga mats don’t have to be plain. Made with a soft micro-fibre top and recycled tree rubber, it’s lightweight, grippy, green and gorgeous.

PoolMate2, £70 (www.swimovate.com)

It counts laps, strokes, distance, speed and calories burned in the pool and features an open water mode. This super swim watch - available in black, grey, blue and purple - is bound to make a splash.

Women’s Long Sleeve Running Top in Coral, £26 (tribesports.com)

Support her running goals with some super new kit. With ultra-fine, moisture-wicking fabric, this top looks great and is silky smooth against skin.

Daily Greatness Yoga Journal, £34.95 (dailygreatness.co.uk)

A beautiful and inspiring way to keep those goals on track, with space to write workout plans, gratitude lists and packed with uplifting quotes and images, Daily Greatness journals are a gift that keep on giving.

Nike Vision Tailwind 12 Sunglasses, £88 (www.vision3k.com)

Thanks to their feather-light nylon frame, you’ll barely even know you’re wearing these shades - aside from the excellent, clear vision and glare-protection you’ll be enjoying during those outdoor runs.

Q1 Goggles, £65 (www.quiksilver.co.uk)

Treat snow-lovers to some cool new ski goggles. With anti-scratch and fog, shatter-resistant ventilated lenses, these will impress on the technical and style fronts.

GoPro Hero4 Action Camcorder Black Edition, £329 (www.currys.co.uk)

A GoPro is a dream gift for action-junkies, and this one’s the most advanced model yet, promising high-quality sound and image quality so those adrenalin moments can live on forever.