I know we can be a tough group to buy for … and by “we,” I’m talking about the athletes, gym rats and outdoor adventure enthusiasts. In other words: the Olivers crowd. Active people who are serious about their gear. And they typically know just what they want and don’t like to settle for anything but the best. Of course, we can respect that. Luckily, we’ve got some ideas. Because we’re nothing if not eager to test the latest and greatest stuff on the market. From Olivers’ own best-sellers to the hard-wearing earbuds, recovery tools and connected smart products our team wants to unwrap this season—there’s something here for everyone on your list.
For the Adventure Cyclist
With a gravel bike, you’ll be able to ride the pavement and keep going when the pavement ends and the dirt begins. The Orbea Terra H40 Bike is a highly versatile bike that can take on a wide range of conditions. Whether you're riding the bike paths or the gravel fire roads, you’ll be able to ride with confidence. It’s as durable and as smooth riding as it is stylish.
Terra H40 gravel bike, $2,499 by Orbea
Here in the Northeast, we’ve already had plenty of cold days. Although I’ve got a collection of options, I keep grabbing my Olivers beanie on the way out. It’s got a great weight to it and isn’t too floppy like a lot of others. The new red one is on my list for my dad this year and he’s not easy to buy for! - Evan Cincotta
Merino beanie, $50 by Olivers
For the BioHacker
This smart scale does far more than just clock your weight. It serves up detailed stats on everything from your weight and water percentage, to muscle mass, bone mass, and more. But it’s the extras that will really impress the biohacker in your life. These include nutrition tracking, along with a heart health feature that can determine your vascular age and standing heart rate. Plus, thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi, data is instantly uploaded to compatible apps without having to fiddle around with Bluetooth.
Body Comp scale, $209.95 by Withings
I’m giving these to my brother and several of my friends. People underestimate the power of merino socks, and I love introducing them to the anti-stink and thermoregulating properties of good wool socks. They’re comfortable, durable and keep your feet dry and toasty. - Cory Ohlendorf, editorial director
Merino crew socks, $25 by Olivers
For the High-Intensity Athlete
Ditch the noisy, stinky shaker bottle for this sleek, secure one from Bolde. The stainless steel construction prevents odor absorption and bacteria buildup, making it not only more durable but also a more hygienic choice. The best part: The mixer is attached to the lid, so you can mix silently. It also provides 36-hour insulation to keep your shake nice and cold. Plus, there’s a handy bottom compartment ideal for storing pre-workout and protein powder to spare your gym bag from a powdery mess.
Smart shaker bottle, $55 by Bolde
I will be sharing the luxe Porter hoodie with both family and friends. Being from the Northeast where the winters can get cold, the Porter is the perfect weight and the smooth merino wool makes it more luxe than your standard hoodie. It’s a staple to remain warm while looking good during the colder months. - Shawn Kurnik
Porter hoodie, $168 by Olivers
For the Jogger
Nothing kills the vibe of a good run like a loose earbud. These are the best headphones you can buy for working out, but especially if you’re gifting them to a runner. They’re fully waterproof and never fall out—ever. Depending on your environment, you can choose from an Active Noise Cancellation setting for focus or SurroundSense for spatial awareness and safety. They offer premium sound in a handsome package with plenty of battery life to spare.
Vista 2 Bluetooth earbuds, $149.99 by Jaybird
You can’t just give any old sweats. Our Classic Sweatpants have all the right details. They’re the perfect elevated-lounge pants for being home during the holidays. And for the ones I really like on my list, I’m making it a set with our Classic Crewneck sweatshirt. Lounging in style! - Lauren Luketich, production manager
Classic sweatpants, $98 by Olivers
For the Weekend Warriors
If they tend to push themselves on the weekend and pay for it on Monday, Dad Grass, the brand known for its pre-rolled CBD joints and throwback styling, has gotten into the edibles game. The line features three different THC-free formulas targeted to meet particular needs. And the Goodtime Formula is a fast acting hibiscus lime gummy that provides the relief of high-quality CBD with the rejuvenating and recovery properties of CBG.
CBD + CBG gummies, $42 by Dad Grass
I’m planning on giving out pairs of our Passage Pants to several guys in my group. Cut from 4-way stretch and sewn with CORDURA thread, they’re practically indestructible yet remain some of the most comfortable 5-pocket pants you could ever wear. Plus, they come in over a dozen colors to suit anyone’s style. - David Wolfe, founder
Passage pants, $128 by Olivers