Just as the holiday season starts to fade from recent memory and the hope of warm spring weather appears just over the horizon, Valentine’s Day arrives with a to-do list. The list may not be extensive, but the items on it should not be neglected.
Most of them amount to some form of communicating love to a significant other. That may not be limited to spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends. After all, sending flowers to mom or baby sister is always a sweet gesture of familial affection. Still, giving the gift of love sometimes comes with a price tag attached, whether it’s a fancy dinner, an oversized stuffed animal, or an expensive box of chocolates.
For those hoping to help that special someone stick to a New Year’s fitness resolution or just looking to fuel an already established exercise enthusiasm, look no further. Those in search of some last-minute ideas or ideal options for a belated celebration should consider the curated selections below.
Barre Socks: The best part about these barre socks? They look just as good mid-plié as they do propped up on the couch with a glass of Pinot Noir and a chick flick. Give these as a gift with a barre class and mandatory girls’ night in, and it’s sure to be the best Galentine’s Day ever. –Lauren Mazzo for Shape (Cost: $7)
MZ Wallace Large Metro Tote: This quilted black tote goes seamlessly from the office to the gym to dinner date. It’s large enough to fit all your workplace essentials—even a 17-inch laptop—as well as shoes, a change of clothes, and toiletries. –Kristine Thomason and Kathleen Felton for Health (Cost: $225)
Carin: The perfect gift for the outdoorsman, this subscription box allows users to test out everything from a Rumpl blanket to Thermarest sleeping pad to a Hydro Flask mug to Picky Bars. –Meg Lappe for Gear Patrol (Cost: $30/month)
Lululemon “Lock Em Down” Running Trunks: These seriously comfortable trunks were made for intense sports. LUXTREME® Is sweat-wicking, four-way stretch, and engineered not to shrink. –Lily Hiott-Millis for POPSUGAR (Cost: $32)
Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger: Vuori’s high-performance sweats tackle the indoor climbing walls without breaking a sweat and then go straight to the game. Vuori’s fabric is smooth, sleek and cozy all in one. –Meg Lappe for Gear Patrol (Cost: $89)