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Holiday Gifts for Fitness Women, from Stocking Stuffers to Any Night of Hanukkah. All Under $75!


You better believe my holiday gift list is fitness-inspired.

I like to impress my friends & family with presents that make them want to hit the gym, try out a new workout routine or make a healthy shift. Year after year, the bar gets raised and my friends & family expect even better presents than last year. That's a lot of pressure when you're on a budget. Problem solved (for you and for me)! Check out my MizzFIT Holiday Gift Guide for 2012 below.


Don't forget to enter my "Give the Gift of Fitness Giveaway" at the end of this article

...because I'm picking 3 lucky winners to unwrap some of the amazing fit gifts listed on this guide!


The MizzFIT Holiday Gift Guide 2012

(from stocking stuffers to any night of Hanukkah)


1. HANDANA - Because fitness & sweating go hand in hand.

A Handana is a high performance sweat band that stylishly, seamlessly and comfortably wraps around your hand.

With a Handana you can actually use your hand to dry (not just wipe) the sweat from your forehead.

Created by Katie Niemeyer, Handana can be used for many fitness activities and sports. As a runner, I love how I can slide it right onto my hand without it being a burden. As a fashionista, I love the colors and the fit. And as someone who values clear skin, I love that now I can clean gross sweat off my face the right way. The fact that I wear contacts also makes Handana valuable to my eyes during a workout. Price: Only $15


2. KITSCH HAIR TIES - Because hair in your face is just as bad as hair in your food!

I really just can't stand when my hair gets in the way of a focused workout. I'm the queen of pony-tail holders (at least that's what I've called them since I was little). But the black and brown elastic bands I grew up with are beyond boring and it's nice to put some bling in your hair as a way to style up 2 shape up!

Kitsch hair ties and headbands accomplish both by holding hair tightly in place and adding a touch of flare. They make a stupendous stocking stuffer because they're inexpensive and a treat for a fitness enthusiast who might not typically buy fancy hair accessories for herself. Price: from $7 - $18


3. BJORN BORG ACTIVE UNDIES - Because soggy panties and chafing are NO good!

OMG. That's really all you need to read ("OMG"). Bjorn Borg makes the coolest looking and feeling fitness undies around! I love how silky they feel and I actually sleep in them too (which needs to stop because I don't have any left to wear to the gym!). For the fit girl who is particular about style and cut (i.e. up the butt or covered up), there are all kinds to choose from with some amazing designs to boot!

Created by tennis player Bjorn Borg, this line of active undies is high quality and moves with the body. The packaging is fun and creative too! Give 2 or 3 pairs to a loved one so that they'll think of you every time they open their underwear drawer. Price: $10 and up!


4. LYSSE' FIT TANK & LEGGINGS - Made for fitness but stylish enough to wear out.

Lysse' FIT active leggings have the most beautiful shine and grommet detail that most fitness leggings don't have, and can be worn casually too. They have a tummy control top that flatters without strangling the abs. Frankly, they're like jeggings for fitness (with a little stretch and a lot of hold).

There's even a matching Lysse' Racerback Tank that lengthens the torso and looks great dressed up with a stylish top or jacket.

But what I like best is the Lysse' present-ation. My shapewear came in a beautiful silver box adorned with luxurious ribbon inside and out. Now that's a stellar gift, one that saves you money on wrapping paper! Price: from $58 - $66


5. HAND-KNIT LEGWARMERS BY PRANCING LEOPARD ORGANICS - Because fitness studios get chilly.

Prancing Leopard Organics sells unique organic fitness apparel like these hand-knit legwarmers that will thrill any dancer or barre-fitness lover. They're a great accessory for fit ladies who like to warm up with fitness fashion.

The legwarmers slide on easy, right over leggings or tights. Can be tied at the top to adjust the fit. I own them in gray but as you can see, a bright color makes a statement. Price: $75


6. ZENSAH SMART TOUCH RUN GLOVES - Because they've got the Midas Touch!

The most functional not to mention comfortable run gloves to cross my desk! No, they're not made by Lululemon and no, they don't have a cute mitt cover. Zensah's Smart Touch Run Gloves are the Porsche of run gloves.

They're sleek, made with breathable fabric to keep the warm in and the sweat out. And they're finger dipped in gold!

The gold fingertip pads actually let wearers use their smart phone as if they were bare-handed. And the genius sticky grip on the palms helps prevents against phone dropping and cracked screens. Oh yeah, they reflect too. A no brainer gift for a winter fitness girl who must have phone and music near at all times. Price: $30 and worth it


7. ASPEN YOGA MATS - Because they're embroidered and make the floor feel good.

It's nice to travel light, but I'll carry a dense mat any day if it improves my practice. That's what Aspen Yoga Mats do.

Their thinkness increases your yogic endurance because they're cushy on hands and slightly sticky for a good grip. They also roll up like butter. Symbols are embroidered at the top of each mat to represent inner strength goals and act as reminders during one's practice. Choose a color and symbol for a yoga-loving friend and share the significance behind your choice. A true heart-opening gift! Price: $60


Want these fit gifts for yourself?

Enter my "Give the Gift of Fitness Giveaway"

I'm giving away 3 gift combos. To win one of the 3 prizes below, leave a comment telling me which of the Fit Gifts above is your favorite and whether you think your friends & family would take kindly to receiving a Fit Gift instead of something else on their holiday wish list.


  • Bjorn Borg Sporty Hotpants (size medium) + pack of Kitsch Hair Ties
  • Lysse' FIT Capri Legging (size small) + pack of Kitsch Hair Ties
  • Lysse' FIT Flare Legging (size small) + pack of Kitsch Hair Ties

Unfortunately I don't have any size large to giveaway this time. Be sure to tell me which of the 3 gift combos you prefer. I'll pick a winner on 12/24/2012.


FYI: All these products were handpicked based on my fave trends this year. I'm wearing my legwarmers in bed as I type these last words ;)


written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit



Say what's on your mind!

Liz Stark December 11th, 2012 11:29AM

Great gift picks! My favorite is the Lysse' FIT active leggings. I agree - the presentation is wonderful; and you can't beat a great pair of leggings for workouts.

And happy 4th night of Hanukkah, Bianca!

Liz Stark December 11th, 2012 11:30AM

P.S. - I think my family/friends would love the gifts above, especially the gloves, leg warmers, or handana.

Diane Harris December 11th, 2012 2:05PM

I seriously want every single thing on this list! What fabulous selections! I already have a pink Aspen Yoga Mat, so I think I should get the pink Handanas to match!!!

Laura Kovall December 11th, 2012 2:46PM

You are definitely raising the bar! Love the creativity of the Handana, need the Kitsch hair ties because I never know what to do with my crazy curls, and the Bjorn Underwear is perfect; cant tell you how many conversations I have about WHAT type of underwear is best for the gym!

Jen B December 11th, 2012 2:46PM

Love these gift ideas! I would go for the Lysse' fit flare legging set. I have an active family and pretty active friends so they would dig these gifts as well!

Danielle December 11th, 2012 3:53PM

Hi MizzFIT! I love your holiday gift ideas! I hope Santa brings me the gloves! I like the leggings and hair ties package the best. A girl can always use a pair of flattering black leggings for working out and for play! And the hair ties are so cute and functional! I come from a family of Fit-inistas who would all love any of the gift ideas here. Thank u and happy holidays!!!

Tina M December 11th, 2012 3:56PM

LOVE everything, but my favorite are the Lysse' FIT Capri Legging! My friends and family love Fit Gifts especially because it inspires them to get out and go to the gym after all the holiday meals!

brittany monroe December 11th, 2012 4:31PM

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!! I am a huge fan of fitness inspired gift lists!!! I have never heard of any of these brands but there isn't a single thing on the list I would not love to have or give to my fitness loving friends!! I think the Lysse legging are adorable especially the crisscross design on the bottom!!! I have been wanting to try the gloves with the touch screen finger tips its such a pain to always take my gloves off!! I would love the Lysse capris and Kitsch hair ties mine always snap and get so stretched out!!

megan December 11th, 2012 4:45PM

I love these gift idea lists but often times they fall short of the unique gift ideas I'm looking for- but not this one!!! I honestly feel like I can check more than half my list off now!!! Every year I try my hardest to NOT buy a gift based on a request or a personal list, those are gifts that people can and will buy for themselves. These are "outside the box" gifts that are thoughtful and functional with the perfect price points for any one. My personal favorite above would have to be the leg warmers. I'm a sucker for them!!!! Thanks for taking the time to put this list together!!!

Jenaé (@YogaEatRun) December 11th, 2012 4:46PM

Hey Bianca! Great gift guide!

Okay so my 3 top picks are #1- handana, #2 the Lysse' fit tank and leggings, and #3 hand-knit Legwarmers!! As far as giving my family a fit gift, I think most of them would LOVE a fit gift, the only person I think might not appreciate it so much would be my husband! I'm still working on him! :)

Happy holidays!! xoxoxo

Brandy Zmek December 12th, 2012 1:41AM

Hi! What a fun site! My gift combo choice is Bjorn Borg Sporty Hotpants (size medium) + pack of Kitsch Hair Ties (my booty won't fit into a small ANYTHING..LOL!)

Thanks for the opportunity and have a wonderful holiday season!

Stephanie December 12th, 2012 4:04PM

Love your site! Cool gift ideas & awesome giveaway! Such a difficult decision. I think all of the gifts are cool & would be fun to try any of them.

Sothea December 12th, 2012 6:19PM

The handana is so cute and so functional. I love them!

Zoey December 12th, 2012 7:08PM

I'm loving the Kitsch ponytail holders. So funky-fun. And those hot pants, too cute. I know several girls that would love to have any of the above gifts.
If I'm the big winner, I like Combo 1 the best, but who doesn't always need a new pair of sleek leggings?

Kristin v December 14th, 2012 5:25AM

I think the handana is the most innovative, but would love combo 2 if i were to win. I think my family would be open to a fitness themed gift, but we have opted out of gifts the last few years. I think the gloves are a great gift l around - for those fitness fans, and those on their way to a healthier lifestyle!

MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 5:34AM

Diane Harris,

Aren't the Aspen Yoga Mats fantastic? I think my favorite one is the ying yang emblem. The handanas make so much sense but not sure I could wear for yoga. I like doing yoga with bare hands. Thanks for your comment! I'll enter you for the giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 5:44AM

Hi Laura,

Undies can make or ruin a workout! I could see you wearing a Handana for a long run. Love your fit gift round-up on Baby Bump Fit Tips! Aren't healthy presents the best? Hope you got some for Hanukkah...


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 5:46AM

Hi Jen,

So cool that you're family is into fitness and into motivating each other that way with gifts that promote health. My boyfriend gave me a 3-month membership to a local yoga studio that I love and I couldn't have been more thrilled. He also got one for himself so now we can go together. Perfect gift. You're entered for the giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 5:57AM

Hi Danielle,

So cool to hear this. What's your favorite fitness fashion brand (just out of curiosity) since you're a self-proclaimed fitness fashionista.

You're now entered for the giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 5:59AM

Hi Tina,

Sometimes it's hard to move after a big meal but if you have something you really want to wear, try out or experience for the first time, it definitely gives you a reason to get off your butt. Thanks for commenting and entering my giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:16AM

Hi Brittany,

I hate when my hair ties snap! I buy extra thick ones sometimes to get around that. But Kitsch hair ties NEVER snap. They might stretch out a bit but they won't rip like the ones I know you're talking about. You're now in it to win it for the giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:17AM

Hi Megs,

The legwarmers are fun. And warm. And so very you! Now I know what to get you! Ha!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:19AM

Hi Beautiful J,

So what would your hubby prefer? Can you tell us what you're getting him? You're now entered for the giveaway!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:44AM

Hi Brandy,

THANKS! I've got a booty too! You're entered for the giveaway now. Hugzz, MizzFIT

MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:45AM

Hi S,

I challenge you to pick a favorite!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:47AM


Sounds like you have one, maybe?
I wonder if it would be weird to wear 1 on each hand. Kind of think so... Yeah, one is enough.


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:49AM


YOU just won my Thanksgiving Giveaway so given your luck, I'm glad you're rolling the dice with this giveaway too! Hot pants (or sporty undies) it is! Thx for visiting!


MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:52AM


Don't opt out of gifts! They're so much fun. I actually assumed my parents and I weren't exchanging gifts until a camera arrived all wrapped to my surprise. Now I have some gift shopping to do! My parents aren't such fit junkies but hopefully I can win them over with something healthy and cool. Thx for commenting and you're now entered for the contest.


Mariell December 14th, 2012 6:47PM

Kitch hair ties sound awesome. I have a ridiculous amount of hair (translation: Jew fro) and regularly snap my hair ties trying to fasten a pony tail. My friends would adore new workout pants as gifts.

And if I'm the lucky winner I'd love combo 2!

MizzFIT December 14th, 2012 6:53PM

Hi Mariell,

They ARE awesome! I have thick hair too. Mine probably draws back to my Mayan Indian roots in Honduras. So, are you buying your friends new workout pants or what? You're now in it to win it for the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!


sarawinsor December 18th, 2012 6:52PM

Handana = BRILLIANT. think i really might go buy that today...

MizzFIT December 18th, 2012 8:07PM

Hi Sara,

As a runner and spinner, I know you're gonna love it!
Are you entering for the giveaway too, Sara?


Katie Niemeyer December 19th, 2012 6:54PM


Thanks for these great gift ideas!


MizzFIT December 19th, 2012 6:59PM


You are very welcome! Have an amazing holiday with your family and an exceptional New Year!

Bianca Jade/MizzFIT

Roxane Olvera December 20th, 2012 1:15PM

G'morning Mizz Fit,

I absolutely loved your gift list ideas. My two favorite are the Bjorn Borg undies and the Lysse Fit Active Leggings. I personally love to wear the snug boxers because they stay in place in strenuous workouts and I also wear them under my uniform since I work outdoors and I absolutely love them! And the leggings, well who says you can't look good and get your sweat on at the same time right???

As for giving fitness gifts, I'm already giving my cousin and close friend a set of fitness videos for Christmas since they've expressed their interest but have mentioned they're too pricey for them at this time so I'm sure they'll love it. My cousin already knows about hers since I needed to go thru her to pick her set due to prior surgeries. She was so excited and kept thanking me over and over. What a great feeling!

Thank you for your ideas,


MizzFIT December 22nd, 2012 5:29PM

Hi Roxane,

Love that you're a fit gift giver! And you totally picked 2 of my favorite items! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I've entered you for the giveaway! Best of luck and happy holidays!


MizzFIT December 29th, 2012 2:38AM

Hello to all my lovely MizzFIT commenters! So sorry about not picking the winners sooner! I have been on vacation in Mexico and fell ill while here. I got a terrible ear infection after swimming laps in the pool and actually went deaf for 3 days! I kid you not. It was awful but I am back to good health now and can hear again, thank god! Let's just say it was a very "quiet" Christmas for me, lol. Anyway, here are the winners:

Mizz Brandy Zmec takes home prize #1: hello hot pants and hair ties!

Mizz Tina M takes home prize #2: Lysse Capris + Kitschy goodness. Congratzz!

Mizz Jen B takes home prize #3: All "flared out" for fitness. Woohoo!