14 gifts to give the active person in your life

Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed December 20, 2017

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  • Have that one friend who lives to workout? Here are 14 of the best-selling active gifts to give this holiday season.

For an active person, getting new gear gives us that extra bit of motivation we need to push ourselves a little harder during a 5-mile run or stretch a little deeper during a vinyasa yoga class. There's even some science behind this, with a study on "enclothed cognition" suggesting that new clothing can postiively affect performance. Donning new workout clothing, sneakers and tech gadgets really does have the power to make you feel more prepared and excited for your next run, swim, spin class -- you name it.

So when you're shopping for a person who hits the gym daily, workout gear and gadgets are a practical and thoughtful route.

Whether it's sweat-resistant headphones or a new pair of yoga pants, these gifting options are presents your active loved ones will definitely love.

To get your gift list started, we've scoured some of our favorite workout websites to source best-selling gear you can get right now. Ahead, shop these 14 fan-favorite pieces for the holidays.

Note: The prices below reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.

Heartbeat Full-Length Leggings ($25.19, originally $42; myprotein.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 ($149.95; fitbit.com)

Performance Short Sleeve Top ($13.79, originally $23; myprotein.com)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose High-Density Yoga Mat ($17.95; amazon.com)

AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller ($13.95; amazon.com)

Nike KD Trey 5 V Men's Basketball Shoe ($90; nike.com)

Prana Women's Boost Bra ($58.95; moosejaw.com)

adidas UltraBoost Women's Running Shoe ($179.95; nordstrom.com)

MIRA Vacuum Insulated Travel Water Bottle ($19.95; amazon.com)

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones ($179.95, originally $199.95; bose.com)

VenturePal Lightweight Hiking Backpack ($20.99; amazon.com)

ANDI Workout Bag ($158; bandier.com)

Everlast 70-Pound MMA Heavy-Bag Kit ($71.50; amazon.com)

10-pound Kettlebell C9 Champion ($29.99; target.com)