Gifts for winter fitness enthusiast


For the people on your list looking for ways keep moving.


Make those long daily walks even longer with this pale pink tumbler that keeps coffee hot or flavoured water chilled.Yeti Ice Pink Rambler 20 OZ Tumbler, $40,

Muscle Melter

Melt away any post-workout muscle tension with a soothing soak in the bath.Saje Muscle Melt Bath Salt Soak, $20,

Hit the Pavement

Made from plant-based materials, this shoe is built to breathe, thanks to the eucalyptus bark used to create a breathable mesh upper. It also has cushioning that counts: castor bean oil helps create a highly cushioned foam, while natural rubber adds flexible traction. Bloom algae used in the footbed lets you stride in total comfort. Its also USDA-Certified, with 59 percent USDA Certified bio-based content).Reebok Forever Floatride GROW, $150,

Workout Booster

Add a bit of resistance to an at-home workout with these comfy-cool weights, which can be worn on wrists or ankles.Bala Bangles, $56 for 0.5 pound set,

A Subscription to The Class

For those craving the instruction of a group fitness class, from the socially distant convenience of their own home. (Learn why everyone is obsessed with The Class in Vancouver.)The Class subscription, $50/month,

Fitness Tracker

This Fitbit upgrade, released earlier this year, has earned top marks for sleep tracking and battery life.Fitbit Sense Watch, $430,

Fresh Sweats

If there was ever a year to splurge on sweatsthis masterpiece screams lets get physical! in five different colours. (Here’s more fall loungewear you’ll love.)Soft Focus terry set, $275,

Phone Protector

This nylon pouch is water and tear-resistant, and ideal for carrying on-the-go essentials as you get outside, no matter the weather.Hunter Packable Phone Pouch, $40,

Yoga Wheel

For the yogi who wants to deepen their pose, this cork and plastic wheel will have them opening their heart, shoulders and chest like never before.B Yoga Freedom Wheel, $68,

Just Add Resistance

These bands are must-haves for the home workout kit. They come in light, medium and heavy resistance levels. (Here are some moves to do with a resistance band.)Kenzie Fitness resistance bands, $30,

Hiking Boot Upgrade

Lightweight, shock-absorbent, and water-resistant, these boots will keep adventurous hikers dry this winter.Native pastel hiker boot, $130, 

Step Towards Warmth

Merino wool and nylon team up in these colourful and comfy shin-high hiking socks to help push your treks to the next level.Smartwool socks, $27,

Confetti Topper

Go the extra distance outside with a well-made toque.Province of Canada toque, $35,

Warm Digits

Made of ragg-wool, which keeps in heat even when wet, these hunting gloves are also perfect for the jogger who dares to brave the wintery elements.Filson full-finger knit gloves, $35,

Really Warm Digits

Because icy-cold hands are terrible and everyone knows it.Rechargeable hand warmer, $26,

Jump Into This

Allbirds, known for its shoes, has made the leap to clothing, and this cozy sweater is the perfect add to your outdoor apparel wardrobe.Allbirds Wool jumper, $185,

Gifts for People Who Deserve a Break

For the one who’s maybe had a little too much family time this year.

Glow On

Vitamin C is a key ingredient for glowing skin. This duo from Dermalogica will not only brighten dark spots and undereye circles, but also protect the skin from environmental damage.Dermalogica Your Brightest Glow Yet, $156,

Flex Your Brain

Try this brain game that also doubles as a chic decor piece. (Here are other ways to keep your brain healthy.)D.A.R. Projects Semi Precious Stone Tangram, $135,

Hello, Dolly

If you loved the podcast Dolly Parton’s America, you’ll love her new book, too. Similar to the podcast, it explores how her music was impacted by her life, and tells the story behind her lyrics.Dolly Parton, Songteller, $70,

Target Those Pearly Whites

This is Colgate’s best whitening toothpaste ever. Featuring 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, a professionally-recommended whitening ingredient, Colgate Optic White Renewal removes 10 years of yellow stains for a brighter looking smile while being safe for your enamel all you have to do is brush twice daily for four weeks.Colgate Optic White Renewal, $6.49, available at most major retailers.

Hand Repair

This super nourishing duo, featuring two of the brands top sellers, will vanquish dry, cracked skin. (Here are other products to add to your hand-care toolkit.)Weleda Let It Glow Skin Food Duo, $21,

CBD-Infused Bath

Give the gift of ultimate in full-body relaxation: a CBD bath bomb. Available in three soothing blends.Calyx CBD Bath Bomb, $17,

Self Love

This vibe works for couples but is also perfect for the one who could use some quality alone time, hands free.Dame Hands-Free Vibrator, $135,

Knit and Bear It

A recent study showed that knitting is the most relaxing hobby. This is a great all-in-one kit for beginners.We are knitters kit for beginners, $40,

Be Puzzled

For the dedicated pandemic puzzler, Canadian photographer Cait Cronenberg offers a doozy of a jigsaw starring Mr. Aubrey Graham. (Did you know a puzzle can be a great antidote to anxiety?)An arty puzzle from Cait Cronenberg, $129,

L’eau de Paris

A splurgy treat for a scent aficionado the luxury Parisian parfumerie Diptyque offers nine of its signature scents to load into this modern plug-in diffuser.Electric wall diffuser, $162,

For the Knitting Pro

Fibre artist Arounna Khounnorajs fresh, modern take on a traditional craft is the perfect inspo for the die-hard knitter (who needs to stop with the socks).Punch needling book, $27,

For the One Who Can’t Jet Set

This years best beach read, about a widow who takes her grown children on a Mediterranean cruise, is both hilarious and deeply insightful about family dynamics.The Jetsetters, $37,

Scalp TLC

Voirs Rhythm of the Rain weekly hair treatment is creamy, lightweight and supremely hydrating for stressed tresses. (Learn all about the importance of scalp care.)Scalp detox and hair mask, $36,

Gifts For People Who Love to Cook (Or Used To!)

Know someone who’s sick of making the same meals on repeat? These gifts will bring some excitement back into the kitchen.

Specialty Honey

This gift set (the product of a collab between Queer Eye’s Tan France, Etssy and Drizzle Honey) comes with a bamboo drizzler and two flavoured honeys one chocolate and one cinnamon-spiced. Each can be used to seriously elevate hot bevvies, granola and baked goods.Tan France x Etsy x Drizzle Honey Gift Set, $55,

Step Up Your Eco Game

The latest gadget from Vitamix is a serious splurge, but its worth itit gives kitchens an eco-friendly upgrade by helping to reduce food waste. Toss fruit scraps, vegetable peels and more into the Food Cycler, and voila: nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden.Vitamix Food Cycler, $500,

Classic Apparel

Fast-drying and super lightweight, this linen cocktail apron is perfect for a quick baking sesh and looks fancy, too.Flax Sleep cocktail apron, $48,

Brew Your Own ‘Booch!

This kit makes it easy to brew kombucha at home, whether the person on your list is learning how to brew for the first time, or deep into a booch journey.Kombucha brewing kit, $45,

Did Someone Say Caesar?

Is there anything better than a holiday brunch Caesar? This upscale mix is made with sage, tarragon and North Atlantic lobster stock.Walter Craft Caesar Holiday Caesar Mix, $9,

Chill Out

These quick-freeze popsicle molds, made from stainless steel, will keep you knee-deep in frozen treats. Plus, silicone rings on the top of the mold ensure the perfect popsicleno more leaning sticks!Ice Pop Neo, $45,

Lucky Shakers

Add cheery colour to your kitchen table with these ceramic S&P shakers designed by Canadian company Abbott.Rainbow salt and pepper shakers, $15,

Kids Dishes, Elevated

This reusable set of four kids plates are made from sustainably sourced, non-toxic bamboo fibre, and work perfectly for grown-up snacks and desserts.Appetizer plates, $30,

Fried Food, But Make It Healthy

This sci-fi pod uses hot rapid air circulation (not unlike a convection oven) to cook allll the comfort food treats fries, chicken wings, pizza, even cake with little or no oil.Total Chef air fryer, $120,

Keep Sharp

Your favourite home cook can put a razors edge on even the dullest knives in their collection with a synthetic whetstone by Naniwa the Japanese company has been making some of the worlds finest abrasion materials since 1952.Knife sharpener, $110,

A Baker’s Cheat Tool

Unleash your creativity with these tinted white chocolate decorating pens that make piping intricate decorations onto holiday treats an absolute breeze.Chocolate decorator pens, $52,

Go Campy

Apartment and condo dwellers can channel winter campfire vibes with this cute cast-iron pan filled with smores mixings that bakes in the oven.Smores skillet mix, $25,


For conscious consumers, these reusable, prettily patterned, super-absorbent cloths, made from biodegradable cellulose and cotton, can dust, wipe and scrub messes.Swedish dish cloth, $7,

Gifts For People You’ve Been Missing This Year

Looking for ways to tell your distanced friends and family you’re thinking about them? Look no further!

Friendship Bracelet

No mistaking the sentiment here. The perfect gift for the friend or family member you havent seen in ages.I miss you bracelet, $20,

Art for Your BFF

Toronto artist Quinn Rockliffs striking line drawing celebrates the intimacy and connectivity were all missing this year.BFF print, $65,

Shout It

For the optimist who wants her friends and family to hear her voice, even when she cant be there.Street sign print pack, $15,

For Your Blanche

The Golden Girls said it best. Why mess with perfection?Thank You For Being a Friend book, $20,

Not Your Grandma’s Blooms

A modern arrangement that will remind your BFF or loved one that youre thinking of them, all year long.Dried flower bouquet, $50,

Zoom Cocktail, Anyone?

A cocktail kit complete with the tools needed to craft two Margaritas, Moscow Mules and Old Fashioneds, just add the hard stuff. Perfect for a virtual happy-hour celebration.Virtual happy hour cocktail kit, $55USD,

Make a Wish

Missed your BFF blowing their birthday cake candles out? Say I miss you and sorry I missed your Zoom birthday party, too with this sweet gift.Birthday cake candle, $13,

Gifts for People On the Front Line

Fo the one who’s been busy caring for everyone else:These gifts offer a little extra TLC.

Care Package

We love these curated care packages for people feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or just plain in need of TLC. Its wellness in a box!Care package, Lost + Found, $50,

Slip into Comfort

For the person who really deserves to take a load off.Gravid vegan slippers with memory foam, $49,

Festive onesie

For the front line worker who deserves to be seriously spoiled. This romper makes you feel festive while binge-watching The Queen’s Gambit.The S+T Present Romper in plaid, $129,


A Vitamin C-charged blend of honeybush rooibos, elderberries, ginger, lemon myrtle, cardamom and cloves from Woash.Immunity tea, $12.50,

Extra Protection

Made in Canada, with three layers of protection from a brand that knows everything there is to know about fabric.Knixs FreshFix Air Face Mask $19,

Luxe Body Cream

Sade Barons moisturizing body souffle has a whipped texture and is fragrance-free, making it perfect for anyone with sensitive skin, or for a healthcare worker whose workplace is scent-sensitive.Fragrance Free Body Souffle, $11USD,

Bath Enhancer

The essential oils in this all-natural Canadian-made bath salt open up airways and relieve achy muscles and joints after a long days work.Breathe Bath Salt, $34,

Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life

For the jetsetter who’s had a hard time being homebound: These gifts will help them prep for their first post-pandemic adventure.

Get Packing

The ultimate duffle for staycations and short getaways includes a convenient shoe compartment and backpack straps.Herschel Weekend bag, $170,

Save for Adventures

A ceramic adventure fund bank to put the focus on future escapades. Coin bank, $21,

For the One Who’s Homesick

Fragrance blends that evoke specific locations Nashville smells like cedar planks and maple-finished whiskey; Brazil is caipirinha, sweet sugar cane and mango for the stuck-at-home world traveller.Homesick candles, $34,

Keep it Organized

When they can finally travel again, this handy tech case will keep all their cords and gadgets organized for more stress-free travelling,The Tech Case, $55,

For the Jewellery Lover

To spoil a Francophile, look to this ring by HNDSM the design references La Pyramide du Louvre and it has Pariss geographic coordinates etched onto its exterior. (The company makes memento jewellery for other global cities, too.)Paris ring, $307,

Dreaming Of Hitting the Road?

RV sales spiked in 2020 this is a more reasonably-priced gift for that person flirting with the open road.Van Life Diaries, $34,

Travel Check List

Seasoned travellers can scrape off the gold foil to reveal colour-printed facts about countries and cities theyve visited; aspirational travellers (wait, thats all of us right now) can scratch to reveal their bucket list.Scratch map, $37,

Gifts for a Home Office Makeover

Here are a few picks that make for a more pleasant workspace. (These WFH products will help too.)

Slip Into Comfort

These faux-fur-collared house shoes can double as boots for a coffee run or a much-needed shuffle around the block to break up the WFH day.Cozy slippers, $90,

Power Up

This handsome die-cast metal power bar with two female ports and dual quick-charging USB ports turns the unsightly desk undercarriage into a legit design feature.Designer power bar, $145,


The couch, the bed, the closet floor: at this point we know any spot around the house can be a last-resort WFH command centre. This lap desk will elevate the situation considerably.Lap desk, $30,

Blue-Light Protectors

These stylish specs block the full spectrum of harmful blue light and have anti-glare lenses for less digital eye strain.Blue-light blockers, $170,

Swivel Around

A sleek, comfortable and inexpensive desk chair that brings a pop of colour to any work space.Swivel chair, $35,

Get Organized

Corral desk debris in this pretty pastel container with sliding fin dividers.A sweet desk organizer, $29,

Light It Up

An LED lightning bolt sends a clear message youre brilliant.Wall light, $25,

For Your Top Bun

This microfibre scrunchie doubles as a phone/laptop cleaner, perfect for the person who signals work time with an upswept ponytail.Scruncheroo, $32,

Gifts to Get in Touch With Your Spiritual Side

These picks are perfect for people on your list looking to find their zen.

Get Your Creative Juices Going

Most of us could use a mood, energy, and creativity boost. This Himalayan salt lamp by PureGlow also offers aromatherapy to help maintain calm.Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp & Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser, $60,

Be Still

Hand-hammered in Nepal, this singing bowl for meditation will help encourage stillness within.Halfmoon Brass Singing Bowl, $78,

Zen Out (Comfortably)

For the one who needs to get their Zen on, this meditation cushion will encourage a daily practice.The Calm Meditation Cushion, $106,

For the CBD Lover

Give the gift of serenity with these convenient CBD drops, which can be added to a beverage of choice to get into the chill zone.Veryvell Exhale Drops, $65,

Dig Deep in 2021

With a monthly format and mindfulness reminders, the journal is designed to prompt reflections about life, goals and wellbeing. (Did you know journal writing can make you healthier?)The Human Being Journal, $48,

Dream Decoder

Whats with that dream where all your teeth fall out? This stack of 60 cards will provide sought-after meaning to the unconscious.Dream Decoder, $25,

Look Deeper

Personal anecdotes, scientific research and quotes from religious texts come together to create a powerful read for someone experiencing what the author calls a crisis of disconnection.This One Wild and Precious Life, $34, chapters.indigo.caIn Canada? Support a small business and order from

Life Your Spirits

This tincture made from lions mane (a large shaggy mushroom with purported brain health benefits) is made to improve mood, memory and focus, and also claims to protect against age-related cognitive decline.Rainbo Mushrooms Lions Mane elixir, $40,

Gifts that are for this year and this year only

Let’s toast the end of this, um, unique year.

Get Charged

Pun lovers will appreciate the relatable sentiment on this phone charger.KaseMe Wireless Charger, $70,

A Weighted Blanket for the Eyes

For when you need to shut out the world: This eye mask is filled with wheat berry and lavender, offering a comfortable amount of pressure and relaxing scent.The Silk Eye Pillow, $34,

A customizable notebook

A blank slate for your funniest, most-expletive-filled view on 2020.Customizable notebook, USD$27,

Celebrate the small stuff

If there was ever a year in which we should be toasting small victories, this is it.Little Victory CBD infused sparkling grapefruit spritzer, $6,

Pay Tribute to the Great

RBG. Nothing more to be said.RBG mug $12,

A Drink that Matches Everyones 2020 Mood

This bevvy from St. Johns, NL, is Canadas first mineral infused premixed black vodka sodas.Hounds Black Vodka Soda, $60 for 24,

Get Energized

For when drinking lattes just isn’t enough! This mask can help minimize redness and energize the skin.Pure caffeine masks, $9,

A Fitting Book for 2020

The third collection of poetry from the author of milk and honey is a vibe this year.Rupi Kaurs Home Body, $22, chapters.indigo.caIn Toronto? Support a small business and order from

For the Eternal Optimist

Plan (and hope) for the best in the new year.A 2021 planner, $23,

Because there’s more than just one 2020 mood

A chic redesign of the childhood classic.Crescent Moon Mood Ring in Brass, USD$40, Next: 3 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Get Through the Holiday Season

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