Finding the perfect gift for a fitness enthusiast who has their entire exercise routine down to a science can be difficult, it’s even more challenging to choose a gift that won’t collect dust when shopping for a gym goer who also vegan is not.
But it is not impossible.
To help you in your search for the right gift, I’ve compiled a roundup of the best eco-savvy, vegan-inspired fitness picks that will hit the spot:
This LeBron James-approved sports supplement is packed with the goodness of pea protein and vegan branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to help your muscles repair and recover faster. It also contains tart cherry to reduce post-workout muscle soreness so you can easily bounce back and feel great for your next workout. The NSF-certified plant protein is available in two classic flavors (vanilla and chocolate) and four serving options (4, 15, 30 and 45).
Made from sustainably sourced wheat stalks and bamboo fibres, the S’Wheat bottle is as sustainable as it is practical. The naturally insulated design allows you to carry hot and cold liquids, while the sturdy clip-on handle makes it easier to take on the go. The plant-based water bottle comes in four fun colors. Worldwide shipping is available.
Since exercise causes you to lose more water and electrolytes as you sweat, it is essential to stay adequately hydrated before, during and after exercise to maintain fluid balance. Vega’s plant-based supplement is filled with sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium to promote rehydration, support muscle recovery and maximize gains along with vitamin C to help support the immune system. The electrolyte powder is available in two refreshing flavors—berry and lemon lime. Plus, it’s vegan, certified non-GMO and gluten-free.
Juice Beauty’s broad spectrum mineral sunscreen is specially created for an active outdoor lifestyle and stays waterproof for up to 80 minutes so it won’t sweat. The vegan SPF is also infused with organic coconut oil, aloe, jojoba and vitamins C and E to fight and repair oxidative stress and deliver deep hydration. Plus, the reef-friendly sunscreen is formulated without oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrances—so it’s good for your skin as well as the environment.
Made with fibers created from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles, Coalatree’s innovative midsole is the perfect gift option for the vegan walker or runner on your list. Unlike synthetic activewear, the sustainable baseline does not lose microplastics when washed. In addition, it is dyed with waterless dyes, which saves thousands of liters of water throughout the production. However, the eco-friendly design does not sacrifice functionality and comfort. Its super soft and durable honeycomb fabric is antimicrobial, water resistant and breathable enough for daily use. The lightweight jacket also has hidden pockets to keep valuables safe and a carabiner loop, making it easy to attach to your bag. (* current price at time of publication)
Complete the gift set with this vegan, allergy-friendly deodorant that uses bamboo charcoal, arrowroot powder and zinc to neutralize BO. It also contains antimicrobial coconut oil that fights odor-causing bacteria along with antioxidant-rich vitamin E. The aluminum-free deodorant comes in a bunch of cool flavors, including vanilla bean+charcoal, lavender+lemon sugar, beach rose+aloe vera, and eucalyptus+fresh mint.
With ultra-soft moisture-wicking fabric, athletic ribbed cuffs for a secure fit, arch support and padded footbeds for added comfort, these versatile socks walk the line between durability and functionality with ease. Made from recycled fabric waste, they’re light enough to keep your feet fresh but durable enough to take on the challenge on or off the pitch.
Containing organic pea protein, wild berry extract and stevia, this delicious protein powder delivers vital nutrients to your body and gives a muscle-building boost without sacrificing taste. The vegan, soy-free supplement is also available in Vanilla Bean flavor.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist ($34)
Vegan hyaluronic acid, organic rose hydrosol, coconut water and soothing hibiscus make this award-winning face mist the perfect refresher after a sweaty polish. Spray it on after cleansing your face post-workout or whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.