Pro Recommended Gifts, People Will Actually Want

OK, let's get real about gifting. Like, really. There’s a lot of crap out there, and no one wants to give or receive a crappy gift. Especially when there’s so much awesome to choose from. 

We’re here to help. Everything in this list is Pro tried and tested. They’ve worked out with it, worn it, applied it to their skin, traveled with it, meditated with it, and after all that, they highly recommend it. 

Whether you’re buying for a fitness fanatic, a beauty maven, a zen warrior, a gadget geek, or a travel aficionado, you’ll find the perfect gift in this list. The best part? With expert classes and how-to’s showing tips, tricks, and advice on how to use these products, these really are gifts that keep on giving. 

Desire Gifts in Sweat

Whether you’re gifting someone who is at the start of their fitness journey or a fitness fanatic who is looking to step up their challenge level, we got you. In this list, you’ll find the latest gear and equipment our top trainers and athletes use to get out of breath and sweaty. If they trust and believe in it, you can too.

The TRX is a must-have. It easily anchors to any door, rafter, beam, tree, pole, or post that supports 350 lbs. Weighing only one pound, this GO Suspension Trainer Kit travels Light & Fast—giving you the freedom to Master the Patented Suspension Training Method in the comfort of your home or while traveling. TRX is particularly good for total body strength training, which is what TRX stands for - Total Body Resistance Exercise. Recommended by Amy Schemper | Fitness Trainer - Watch review

Who doesn’t love a twofer? Hydrate and foam roll all in one. Yes, please. The MOBOT Grace water bottle gives you the ability to roll your entire body with ease and target specific muscles. The smaller diameter is perfect to carry with you as it fits most backpack sleeves and gym equipment. And you can carry your water in it. Genius. Recommended by Asiel Hardison | Dancer & Choreographer - Watch Review

Designed as a reversible, all-purpose activity mat for yoga at the park, stretching at the beach, pilates at the gym, and really anywhere you want to throw down a downward dog. The SACRED Yoga is a non-slip yoga mat that guarantees total stability and maximum absorption for sweaty knees and slippery hands and feet. Recommended by Ace | Yoga Teacher - Watch review

You’re 42% more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down. Give your goal-setting friends an edge with Fitbook. Fitbook contains a 12-week goal-setting journal and weekly planning pages, plus space to log before and after measurements. Daily food log to record healthy eats, including trackers for nutrients, vitamins, water, and sleep. It also includes a daily workout page to track strength training, cardio, classes, and flexibility. It's like an accountability coach. In your pocket. Recommended by Jessica Taylor | Olympic Weightlifter - Watch Review

After the workout, comes the recovery. Not the cheapest gift on the list, but this one is a keeper. Imagine a massage therapist in your bag. That’s the Hypervolt. A cordless state-of-the-art percussion massage device, Hypervolt helps relax sore and stiff muscles to improve mobility. And feels so good. Recommended by Nate Palmer | NFL Athlete - Watch review

Desire Gifts in Looks

Buying for your beauty-loving friends and want to show them you’re “in-the-know” about the latest beauty & cosmetics products? Look no further. This list is made up of the favorite go-to products of hairdressers, estheticians, and the make-up artists who make a-list celebs look amazing. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, they’re sharing expert advice on how to use their top recs. 

Sunscreen is like a face mask. You should never leave home without it on. “This is a sunscreen dream!” A twofer, this SPF 40 makeup-gripping primer leaves a dewy, glowy finish, and provides sun protection with major hydration. Win-win. Recommended by Erica Bogart | Make-up Artist - Watch Review

Manicure like a Pro with Bella Press-on Nails. Uniquely designed to create trendy, long-lasting manicured nails within minutes, Bella Press-ons are easy to apply with options like matte, shiny, and more, Actress Carrie Bernans swears by them. Plus, she was in Black Panther. So she knows what’s up. Recommended by Carrie Bernans | Actress - Watch Review

Give him the gift of great skin this holiday with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisturizer. For any type of skin, this vitamin-enriched moisturizer helps awaken fatigued and dull skin giving an energized and healthy appearance. Recommended by Nathan Rogers | Fitness Trainer - Watch Now

Desire Gifts in Wellness

Who doesn’t want a little more zen in their life? Give the gift of self-care, mindfulness, inner peace, and relaxation with wellness products the Pros swear by. With ideas for all the senses, if you’ve got a little extra budget for some self-gifting this year, this is the list to shop from.  

Transform your surroundings into an instant spa with a doTERRA diffuser. The Petal Essentials Collection combines the small but powerful Petal Diffuser with two best-selling essential oils, Wild Orange (5 mL) and Lavender (5 mL) to deliver the “sense-ual” (see what we did there) experience of the aromatic benefits of essential oils. Recommended by Ivorie Jenkins | Yogi - Watch Review

For screen queens (and kings), protect your eyes and look cool while doing it. Whether for catching up on emails, or burning the midnight oil, Spektrum Glasses reduce eye strain, eye fatigue, and sensitivity to light during long computer sessions, allowing your eyes to blink and function naturally. Recommended by Carrie Bernans | Actress - Watch Review

Winter is coming! And everyone should have a humidifier in their life. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. They’re particularly effective for treating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips and have been known to ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold. Need we say more? Recommended by Briana Venskus | Actress - Watch Review

Desire Gifts in Tech

Everyone wants the next best tech, so why not gift someone with an insanely cool gadget. In this list, you will find the best products our pros listen to, work with, play with, and bring on the road. It’s sometimes the latest, sometimes next generation or sometimes even old school. But, it’s what they rely on. And with their insights and wisdom, so can you.

Never over or undercook your food again with the Anova precision cooker sous vide. Pronounced “sue-veed,” this precision cooker circulates water at the exact temperature required for perfectly cooked meals, no matter what's on the menu. Additionally, you can download the Anova app to access thousands of free recipes and monitor your cook from anywhere via your smartphone. Now that is cooking on the fly! Recommended by Charles Webb | Chef - Watch Review 

With up to 40 hours of battery life, the Beats Solo3 Wireless is your perfect everyday headphone. Adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups made for everyday use. 5 minutes of charging gives you 3 hours of playback when the battery is low. Take work calls, control your music, and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls. Recommend by Salina Duncan | Fitness Trainer - Watch Review 

Whoop there it is! A personalized fitness tracking device that monitors your “entire existence.” Unlike typical Fitbits, the Whoop Band will report everything from your sleeping patterns to your daily activities, giving you a full understanding of your body’s capabilities and how prepared you are ready for the next day. Our Pro Brianna recommends this for people who are really active in their life or desire to start a healthier lifestyle to help them train smarter & recover faster. Recommended by Brianna Venskus | Actress - Watch Review 


Desire Gifts in Travel

Our travel experts have been there. Done that. With the recs from our experts, avid travelers can make the most of their journeys with tips on the best items to pack, how you can pack like a Pro, and what to pack it all in.  

Folds down to nothing, yet fits everything. Baggu’s roomy and lightweight bag for travel or oversized toting is made from durable, machine washable heavyweight nylon. Straps fit comfortably over the shoulder, plus shorter handles to grab and go. Detachable inner zip pocket. Large exterior pocket. Top zip closure. It’s an essential. Recommended by Tracy Shibata | Dancer - Watch Review

A touring musician’s essential. The crossbody phone case has a built-in card slot that comes in handy to store hotel room keys, ID, or credit cards so you don’t have to bring a purse. This stylish leather iPhone case fitted with an optional studded strap for convenient crossbody carry. Recommended by Eva Gardner | Musician - Watch Review

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