The Holiday Gifts Every Cardio Addict Needs In Her Life This Winter

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The Cardio Queen

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Any lover of cardio knows the woes of being cooped up during the winter. When you’re ready to get moving no matter the weather, these gifts will help you bundle up, push your endurance, and recover (ahem, treat yourself) the right way afterward.

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Philips Wake-Up Light

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Ideal for anyone who dreads waking up before dawn, this light eases you awake by imitating sunrise, letting your body wake up naturally. There’s a subtle night-light for when you’re restless. It automatically dims when you turn the lights out, and yes—you can also hit snooze at will for your wake-up call. ($200; philips.com)

(Still tired? Try these eight moves you can do every morning to wake up your body.)

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Sweaty Betty Luxe Run Backpack

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Tote all your trimmings in this ultra-breathable padded backpack. It has space for everything from a laptop to a CamelBak, plus an expandable zip compartment when you want to shed layers on the go. ($145; sweatybetty.com)

Related: Stylish Running Backpacks for Your Commute

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Athleta Sprinter Vest

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Anyone determined to get outdoors this season will love this insulated vest. Mesh ventilation along the upper back, stretch panels in the underarm for mobility, and a high neck with an anti-chafing zipper garage mean winter training can go full steam ahead. ($148; athleta.com)

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Lululemon Run for Cold Pullover

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This zip pullover is made for chilly morning runs. Primaloft insulation and water-repellent fleece keep the warmth in and the elements out, and breathable side panels mean you can blow off steam and regulate your body temperature all at once. ($168; lululemon.com)

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Vimmia Matching Bra and Top

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Style your weeknight rides with this black sheen sports bra and crop pant combo. You’ll have structured support with minimal resistance when you’re clipped in for spinning, so you can crank up the torque without having to pull up your tights. (vimmia.com)

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Mizuno Running Zip Hoodie

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This hoodie generates heat without the bulk, and reflective BlackLite tech on the front and back means you can hit the pavement day or night. Thumb holes and a ponytail port make it perfect as either a top layer or for underneath your running vest. ($85; mizunousa.com)

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Reebok Running Vest

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Don’t let that winter jacket weigh you down. Keep your core warm without restricting your movement with the ultimate lightweight running layer. ($90; reebok.com)

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LED Smart Jump Rope

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Your cardio-addicted pals can take fitness tracking to the next level with this high-tech jump rope. It pairs with the Smart Gym app on your device and records the number of jumps, calories burned, and workout times, and the LEDs display your data mid-swing as you go. ($80; apple.com)

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Fitbit Charge 2

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Runners and cyclists will swoon over this Fitbit’s multiple sport modes and its call and text alerts, as well as guided breathing sessions to chill out after testing their endurance. It holds a charge for five days at a time and syncs automatically, so they’re guaranteed to stay connected. ($180; fitbit.com)

Related: The Best Fitness Tracker for Your Personality

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Sol and Selene Backpack

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A bold blue statement bag is perfect to tote to and from spin class and beyond. This one has multiple zip compartments and its own laundry bag for whenever you need to change from studio to street clothes on the go. ($90; solandselene.com)

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Run Girl Cheetah Necklace

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Let your favorite speedy friend or special someone channel her inner cheetah with this rose gold necklace. ($250; milehighrunclub.com)

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No Sweat Sweatshirt by RBTL

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Cozy up in this plush sweatshirt after a long sweat session. Wear it off the shoulder as loungewear or dress it up with your best leggings to get to and from the studio. ($58; readbetweenthelines.com)

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New Balance Vazee Trainers

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These sneakers pump up every stride with energizing cushioning. Layered mesh makes these the ideal cardio and training companion. No-sew overlays look sleek whether you’re doing burpees or speed bursts on the treadmill. ($75; newbalance.com)

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Polar GPS Running Watch

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Your most devoted runner friend needs this watch on hand. It comes with built-in GPS that tracks distance and altitude plus training programs that use heart rate zone targeting. And it’s waterproof enough to wear in the pool. Happy sprinting! ($145; polar.com)

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Illy Espresso Machine

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For a much-needed energy burst in the morning, this machine will help you take your coffee-making as seriously as you take your AM run. ($280; illy.com)

See also: The Best Healthy Hot Drink Recipes

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Clarisonic Mia Fit Holiday Set

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Don’t let your pores get bogged down after you crank up the RPMs in spin. This set is perfect for cleansing post-workout. ($220; sephora.com)

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Puma Ignite Running Shoes

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Shine bright on your run with these gilded sneakers. IGNITE foam means extra cushioning and maximum responsiveness, so your power will push you farther than ever. ($95; puma.com)

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Leggings

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Chic style meets all-weather functionality in these fleece-lined running leggings with reflective trim. The zip cuffs guarantee they’ll be snug for chilly temperatures. ($125; shopbop.com)

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Bose Wireless Earbuds

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Your favorite playlist might already power your workout on the reg, but these buds work even harder for you by tracking your heart rate and providing superior wireless sound. ($200; bose.com)

Related: 4 Playlists Proven to Add Power to Your Workouts

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Nike Flyknit Running Shoes

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When it comes to effortless comfort for running, these Nikes are a no-brainer. Make your friend (or yourself) the happiest on the track with these sneakers. ($160; nike.com)

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Kiehl’s FAILE Set

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This holiday pack from Kiehl’s has the best of their soothing and revitalizing products, and you can feel good to gift it—the profits for the kit go toward Feeding America. ($45; kiehls.com)

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Better Baking Cookbook

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Everyone loves a post-workout treat, so for your friend who loves her baking as much as the cult-obsession spin class, these recipes will satisfy everyone involved. ($20; amazon.com)

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Pure & Joyful Skincare Set

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Any skin type will benefit from this set from Philosophy. The creams and cleansers for morning and night purify, strengthen, and help skin recover when you break a sweat daily. ($45; philosophy.com)

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Dry Shampoo Starter Kit

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For those looking to try dry shampoo for the first time, this is the ideal starter pack. Your friend will thank you later for saving her major minutes in the locker room. ($32; birchbox.com)

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Trestique Fitness Makeup

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The Essential 8 allows you to choose the gym-friendly makeup necessities that come in the portable carrier. The products are ultra light so you won’t worry about packing it in your backpack for a morning run. ($175; trestique.com)

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Lorna Jane Water Bottle

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Grab a water bottle that will keep up with the most intense cardio sessions. The pop top makes it easy to sip and still hit your stride. ($36; lornajane.com)

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Amps Air Earbuds

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These buds sport completely wireless sound with big bass, and they’re sweat- and rain-resistant so you can keep the gift of music wherever your workout takes you. ($150; bestbuy.com)

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Ole Henriksen Facial Water

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Perfectly portable and an easy way to refresh at the gym, these facial oils will ease an aggravated complexion by mattifying grease, energizing, and soothing irritated skin. ($20; olehenriksen.com)

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New Balance x J.Crew Tops

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J.Crew’s collaboration with New Balance will bring a pop of color to any wardrobe. Layer this wicking long-sleeve top over a bold striped tank with racerback detail. ($60, newbalance.com; $45, newbalance.com)

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Brooks Streaker Tight and Nike Dri-Fit Top

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Pair this breathable thermal top with Drylayer technology tights that adapt to your shape with every wear for minimal resistance to destroy that PR. ($80, nike.com; $105, brooksrunning.com)

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Braven Balance Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

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This speaker is a triple threat—it connects to your phone via Bluetooth, is completely waterproof, and also charges your phone, making it perfect to tote from party to pool workout ($130; braven.com)

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Stretch Tight and Mock Neck Sweater

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These camo-pattern leggings have four-way stretch that flatters your figure without limiting your range of motion, whether you’re sprinting on the track or breaking it down at hip-hop cardio. Top it off with a comfy mock neck sweater to get there and back or for lounging afterward.  ($82, wearittoheart.com; $98; lululemon.com)

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White Marble S’well Bottle

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This glossy marbled bottle from S’well is perfectly portable for your purse or small gym bag. It’ll keep things cold for 24 hours with zero condensation (or hot for 12, if you’re toting your coffee or tea). ($25; swellbottle.com)

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