The top 10 gifts for the New Year, according to the Olivers team
We’re a tough group to buy for … and by “we,” I’m talking about athletes, gym rats and outdoor 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. We 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 trackers, recovery tools and connected gyms our team wants to unwrap this season—there’s something here for everyone on your list.
Whoop a wrist wearable aimed at fitness fanatics—pro and college athletes, CrossFitters and weekend warriors. It’s been called “the perfect fitness tracker” in the sense that it actually tracks your fitness level instead of monitoring arbitrary health stats such as steps and water consumption. We appreciate the subtle nature of the minimal, screenless strap—all your information will be organized and displayed on the synched app. What’s more, the new Whoop 4.0 is 33% lighter than the previous band, making it even more comfortable.From $18 a month at Whoop
More durable than denim and as comfortable as your favorite WFH sweats. Cut from a 4-way stretch material and finished with Italian hardware and Cordura threads for ultimate durability, they're the kind of pants that are great for everything from a bike ride to an office meeting. We love the versatility and so will you.$138 by Olivers
A Connected Home Gym
Tonal has been on our radar for a long time, and you might’ve noticed how popular they’ve become over the pandemic. An all-in-on strength training machine, it gets extra points for being incredibly stylish and streamlined—it doesn’t have any unsightly equipment that you’ll inevitably trip over during a burpee. The touchscreen display walks you through a digital weight system that provides 200 pounds of resistance, plus it’s a safer weight-lifting experience since it doesn’t require an in-person spotter. The adjustable arms and add-on accessories are designed to support both upper-and lower-body movements for a full-body workout.
$2,745 at Tonal
All Over Short
The updated version of the short that started it all for us remains our go-to piece—for the gym, lounging at home or a weekend adventure. These have been called "The best, more comfortable workout shorts of all time." And honestly, we'd have to agree.$75 by Olivers
This new brand of performance sunglasses was founded by cyclists looking to create a better frame for what they needed (without the crazy markup the big players get away with). The result is a lightweight, highly-adjustable and adaptable pair of sport shades that are extremely comfortable and durable. The “live wire” temple construction allows you to bend the frame snuggly to your head for a custom fit that won't ever slip off. How do we know? We put about 90 miles on them, through a range of conditions, and have never experienced a better pair.$98 at Finn
If it’s getting too cold for shorts, these are the pants you want. Cut from a unique, four-way stretch material, they're made for ease of movement. And the tapered leg and sleek silhouette makes sure you look sharp whether you're running errands or running laps. Since they’re moisture-wicking and water repellent, they're ideal for the season's inclement weather.$118 by Olivers
A Sleek Massage Gun
Giving a massage gun is like giving someone a personal massage therapist, available 24/7. But some are better than others and this is the best one that we’ve tried. Not only is it more stylish and streamlined—it charges and holds the interchangeable tips in that sleek base—it's smarter too. The WiFi-enabled gun allows you to connect it with an app so you can have guided massage sessions. The touchscreen lets you choose the experience you need, offering pain relief, calm or energy modes. Trust us, each feels a bit different on your body but definitely hits the spot.$199.95 at Lyric
The ultimate upgrade. This sophisticated hoodie is a more fashion forward version of his old favorite and just as cozy and comfortable.The mid-weight sweatshirt is crafted from sweat-friendly 100% Australian merino wool in tailored, body-conscious fit. Plus, it’s not bulked down by the traditional kangaroo pocket so it makes a great layering piece.$168 by Olivers
These aren’t your everyday CBD gummies. In fact, these delicious chews are completely CBD-free. Instead, they’re loaded with clinically-proven ingredients to deliver an immediate calming sensation. What’s even more impressive is that studies found that with regular use, the majority of people taking these gummies were more optimistic and less anxious. It’s a medical-grade solution with zero side effects. The only question is, do you prefer Sicilian lemon with ginger or blood orange with cayenne?From $39 at ASYSTEM
How do you improve upon the classic henley shirt? You update it with super soft and high performance merino wool. Available in nine different shades, it’s as comfy as a T-shirt but looks a whole lot more polished. It’s perfect for the active guy who wants to look put together without the extra effort. And what’s not to love about a shirt that works for lounging at home and going out to dinner?$108 by Olivers