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Workout Warrior Gift Guide

by Organic Spa Magazine

ABOVE: Created by a Norwegian Olympic gold medalist, we love Kari Traa merino base layers (the Floke, pictured) because the designs are colorful, the pieces are perfect for outdoor sports and it is an ethical business. The company abides by the UN´s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ILO (The International Labour Organization) regulations, and follows IEH (Ethical Trading Initiative Norway). $80 each piece; karitraa.com

Perfect gifts for anyone focused on health and fitness, and up-to-the-minute wellness lifestyle moves.

Slow Movement

Turns out slowing your roll is also beneficial when juicing. The technique promises more nutritional punch thanks to the preservation of pulp, seeds and peels. Smeg, the Italian kitchen brand known for its vintage design, has adjustable thickness control and multiple strainers. $600; williams-sonoma.com

Chop Chop

Keep those resolutions to eat more vegan, GF, veg, paleo and at home with the latest entrant to the meals in a box—Green Chef. Kits are customizable based on dietary needs. All meals, which can be packaged for couples or families, take about 30 minutes to prepare. Meals start at $12 per person; greenchef.com


These beautiful, warm felted Glerups Low Boots with natural rubber solesare perfect to slip on after ski, after yoga, around the house or around town. An ethical business, founded in Denmark, once you try a pair, you will always want them around. $155; glerups.com

To Go

While all yoga mats are portable, they can be a bit unwieldy, not to mention heavy when wound up in a sling. The Travel Mat by Sugarmat weighs half as much and folds—not rolls—neatly into a carry bag. Mats, which come in five cool designs, are anti-slip thanks to a natural rubber bottom. Monogram it for $13. $69; sugarmat.com

Radar Love

Most wearables help you track your habits, the Oska Pulse helps you alleviate the effects of bad ones. The mini massager relies on PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) technology to assuage inflammation at the cellular level. The technology also helps spur circulation, which helps combat pain from overstressed muscles and chronic conditions. $399; oskawellness.com

Super Soak

For someone passing through NYC, give a gift certificate to recharge with a spa soak, steam, sauna and targeted rubdown at Premier 57, a wellness day retreat in Manhattan. All treatments provide access to the wet area and hydrotherapy pools, and specialty spots like an infrared room. From $85 for a 30-minute massage; premier57.com

Comfort Zone

Life in balance is a mantra of Gaiam, the powerhouse yoga brand whose name means “I am earth.” Wrap yourself in comfort with the new Elle Cozy Sweatshirt and Wide Leg Pants. Both are as chic as they are comfy.Each can be worn for a restorative class or tossed over street clothes. gaiam.com

So Fresh and So Cool

#EatClean is no challenge with lunches packed into the vacuum-sealed Tyffyn from Vaya Life. Fashioned after the traditional tiffins of India, the stainless steel BPA-free lunchbox with partitions keeps contents warm or cold for up to five hours. The add-on bag mat has the dual job of being a carrying case and placemat. From $49; vayalife.com


Weight of the World

Warm, firm and therapeutic, the aptly named Huggaroo Neck Wrap weighted shrug alleviates tension in that overstressed area—the neck and shoulders. Pop in the microwave for the interior clay beads to warm, which also helps activate the revitalizing aromatherapy blend of lemongrass, chamomile and lavender. A portion of proceeds go to One Simple Wish, an organization that helps children in foster care. $36; huggaroo.com

Be Hip

These adorable Hip water bottles designed by Karim Rashid are BPA free, recyclable and reusable, and come in a range of bright colors. In partnership with Water for the People, every product purchased provides two days of safe drinking water to someone in need. $15; be-hip.com

Rescue Mission

Boston-based yogini gear brand Crane & Lion not only makes flattering and functional, it also spearheads the Spandex Rescue Mission, an innovative initiative to recycle old athletic wear. Items and proceeds go straight to a local Big Brother Big Sister Foundation. The 7/8 tights are a popular style with moisture-wicking properties that are perfect for Bikram yoga. $95; craneandlion.com

Slip Ons

Flip-flops are fantastic for post-swim, workout or on-the-go, but their lack of support are infamous. Enter the Hari Mari made of sustainable materials and a memory-foam toe cradle and straps. The carbon-free sandals are celeb-favorites for the comfort factor and also for the recycling program that helps benefit children with cancer. From $35; zappos.com

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