ACTIVE Mother’s Day Gift Guide
These picks for mom are fun, affordable and can get her through even the most grueling workouts. Make shopping for Mother’s Day easy this year by picking any of these mom-approved gift ideas.
Fitbit Alta$129.95 1 of 23
The Fitbit Alta is slimmer than the Charge (about half the width) and gives you the ability to buy stylish accessory bands in metal, leather or other classic colors.
This all-day activity tracker has all the features we've grown to love from Fitbit—including steps taken, stairs climbed, sleep and activity tracking—while adding in new possibilities. For example, the Alta reminds you to move when you've been sitting too long and lets you customize your display by choosing between different layouts.
Lucy Studio Hatha Capri Leggings$79 2 of 23
Lucy is an industry leader with fitted leggings, and its Studio Hatha Capri is no different.
With a wide waistband and a tight, compressive fit, these leggings are flattering and stylish enough to transition seamlessly from training run to weekend brunch. Made with Lucy Powermax material, they also wick away moisture and move with you so you never have to worry about bunching and chafing.
The thicker material is especially perfect for spring, when the mornings are still a bit cooler. The leggings also come with one internal pocket to stash keys or other small items.
Lululemon Rack Pack Bra$58 3 of 23
This cleverly named sports bra is as functional as its name is fun.
Designed with two deep pockets on the front and a sleek crisscrossed back detail, this bra can easily stash all of your workout essentials.
The thick straps and wide band provide ample support for women who wear a C or D cup, and the pockets can hold an iPhone 6 on one side and a small house key and ID on the other. Made from a combo of Lulu's own Luxtreme fabric and Lycra, the bra is seriously stretchy and wicks away sweat like a pro.
Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE Escape Tank$75 4 of 23
Cycling kits aren't known to be the most flattering or fashionable workout apparel on the market. We understand function typically trumps fashion in the cycling world, but this tank from Pearl Izumi gives you both.
Perfect for shorter rides, this racer back tank has an adjustable built-in-bra and a small rear pocket that can easily fit a phone or energy bar. The longer torso is ideal for crouching over the handlebars on a bike ride, but the overall design makes this tank versatile enough to wear to the gym.
Women's UA Marbella Sunglasses$90 5 of 23
Now that the days are getting longer, a solid pair of sunglasses is a must for any outdoor activities.
The Marbella sunglasses from Under Armour are an affordable, reliable option for fit moms. Designed to contour to a woman's face, these won't slip off no matter how intense the workout.
Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot$139.99 6 of 23
While these shoes are made specifically for running, we'd wear them all day, every day. —if wearing running shoes to bed was a thing.
The seamless, sock-like upper provides freedom and comfort, while Under Armour's Micro G Charged foam in the midsole provides support and responsiveness during running.
We recommend these light and quick shoes for shorter runs and speed workouts, as well as hitting the gym for a strength or cross-training workout.
Perfect Fitness Bands Kit$19.95 7 of 23
Investing in a solid set of resistance bands is a must for any fitness junkie. They're lightweight, travel well and can easily turn any space into a personal gym.
This kit includes two bands, a mesh bag for storage, removable handles and a door anchor. Choose your level of difficulty by selecting either the 10-pound or 15-pound band, or combine the two for 25 pounds of resistance.
Not sure what workout to do? Pair the bands with the free FitDeck app for a customizable workout.
Everlast Racerback Sports Bra$9.99 8 of 23
The name Everlast often evokes power and resilience, and this sports bra is no different. With heavy roots in the boxing world, Everlast knows how to make a sports bra that's both ultra supportive and ultra comfortable.
The striped band complements the color scheme for a fashionable approach to sweating your butt off.
Manduka PRO Yoga Mat$108 9 of 23
The Manduka PRO yoga mat is luxuriously dense for unparalleled comfort.
The mat itself is 6 mm thick, providing ample cushioned support for joints. It also has a fabric-like finish, so it's not only nice to the touch, but also stands out in class.
Choose from eight different colors and two different sizes—the 71-inch Standard option or the 85-inch Extra Long mat. As an added bonus, the PRO is the only mat on the market with a lifetime guarantee, allowing you to revolutionize your practice for years to come.
OPTP PRO-ROLLER$22.50 - $36.00 10 of 23
With training, recovery is often half the battle.
Give your muscles some relief with an OPTP PRO-ROLLER. Made with durable EVA foam technology, this roller will make it through countless recovery sessions.
We recommend opting for a standard and soft roller combo. The standard roller is effective for most recovery sessions, but if you're suffering from extreme post-workout soreness, the soft roller can act as a gentler, but still reliable muscle tightness reliever.
Tasc Performance Zydeco T$44 11 of 23
In a world where women's tees and tanks keep getting tighter, the Tasc Zydeco T proves to be a much roomier alternative. Made with dolman-shaped ragland sleeves and an A-line shape, it's breathable and doesn't cling to your body, making it perfect for long runs.
The MOSOtech fabric is made from a mixture of cotton, bamboo and Lycra. The cotton makes the shirt soft, while the bamboo makes it incredibly moisture-wicking and odor resistant.
Eddie Bauer Myriad Jogger Pants$80 12 of 23
These casual pants are perfect for lounging around the house, running errands or pulling on post-workout. With an elastic waistband and four-way stretch material, these joggers are looser and more comfortable than leggings or jeans.
The pant also features Eddie Bauer's "slightly curvy" fit, which means they sit slightly below the waist, as a mid-rise, and are moderately curvy throughout the hip and thigh. They also have a StormRepel finish, should you get caught in any spring showers.
Eddie Bauer Resolution V-Neck T-Shirt$30 13 of 23
You would never know by looking at it, but the Resolution V-Neck is a full-on workout tee.
Eddie Bauer has given this classic, stylish T-shirt a gym-friendly twist by adding their FreeDry polyester to the product, making it a casual and durable addition to your gym collection. The shirt is both moisture-wicking and breathable and doesn't cling tight to the body like cotton shirts. Plus, it's machine washable.
Note: The shirt fits true to size and the hem runs long, presumably for more coverage over tight-fitting workout pants or leggings.
TriggerPoint MB1 Massage Ball$24.99 14 of 23
TriggerPoint has long been known for its quality foam rollers, but those aren't always the best at reaching certain muscles groups. The MB1 solves this issue and gives you the ability to massage hard-to-reach places.
At just 2.6 inches in diameters, the MB1 is ideal for using on smaller areas like the hips and upper body and is more portable than a traditional foam roller. The ball can be used against any hard surface, but we liked rolling it directly onto stubborn areas like the lower back and hips.
Asics Women's FuzeX Split Shorts$50 15 of 23
These airy shorts will be your new favorite for steamy late spring runs.
We loved the extra wide waistband, which lies comfortably flat without riding up or down. The ultra-light, perforated fabric steps up the breezy feel by keeping you nice and cool.
NutriBullet 8-Piece Set$79.99 16 of 23
Recovery smoothies just got a whole lot easier thanks to this Nutrition Extractor Set from NutriBullet.
No more setting up and washing that bulky blender every time mom wants to sneak in some veggies for herself or the kiddos. This set also comes with two different cup sizes to make just the right amount and a lid with a handle for nutrition on the go.
The NutriBullet can be used to make everything from smoothies and soups to desserts and dips. And everything but the base is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Bombas SocksVarious Styles and Prices 17 of 23
Brands like TOMS and Warby Parker have made a name by selling products that give back. Bombas brings this concept to the running sock.
According to Bombas, socks are the number one item requested at homeless shelters, which inspired them to donate a pair for every pair they sell.
These socks are built for athletic performance with a honeycomb support system that hugs the arches of your feet and ensures a snug fit. Made from extra staple cotton, these socks easily adapt to temperature changes, which will make them a reliable option for you all year long.
Mizuno Wave Catalyst$109.99 18 of 23
Gimmick-free, light but stable and with just the right amount of get-up-and-go, the Wave Catalyst boasts a smooth ride that allows you to put the focus on your stride.
An extra layer of cushioning will please overpronators, and the roomy toe box is suitable for just about any foot. Billed as "everyday fast," this shoe is ideal for runners who want support without sacrificing speed.
Blender Bottle Sport Mixer Signature Sleek$13.99 19 of 23
If you've ever had a protein shake, chances are you've used a mixer bottle and know how bulky they can be.
The new Signature Sleek from Blender Bottle is a stylish upgrade on the classic mixer. This BPA-free Tritan plastic bottle features a signature blender ball for mixing and a convenient loop for carrying. As an added bonus, it comes in a variety of vibrant colors with custom artwork.
Glukos Protein and Energy Products$7.50 - $72 20 of 23
For those who are looking for a more natural source of fitness nutrition, Glukos energy and protein products are free of artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine.
Its gels, bars, chews and powders are also gluten-, dairy- and soy-free and provide energy almost instantly. By allowing glucose to immediately pass through the cell walls in your mouth, its products deliver much-needed nutrition to the bloodstream faster than other options on the market.
Lululemon &go Endeavor Dress$128 21 of 23
If your favorite pair of Lululemon leggings and little black dress had a baby, the &go Endeavor dress would be it.
Made from sweat-wicking fabric, this dress is easy to stash in your gym bag and throw on after a workout to continue going about your day. It hugs in the right places, gives where you need it, and features two deep pockets for added storage.
Baggalini All In One Tote$98 22 of 23
When it comes to gym bags, pockets are a girl's best friend. After all, where else are you going to store your shoes, hair products, towel, makeup, clothes and other accessories.
The Baggalini All In One Tote delivers on storage and then some with two inside pockets designed specifically for shoes, a front zipper that easily stashes a yoga mat and plenty of smaller inside pockets perfect for smaller items.