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10 gifts for the fitness fanatic (or wannabe) on your list

Skip the chocolates this year and give a loved one the gift of health with one of these stylish, high-tech or hard-core fitness finds

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FOR THE QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST: This über organized gym bag from Lolë – the Montreal-based brand fronted by designer Andy Thê-Anh – has separate compartments for her shoes, phone and laptop, plus a detachable cosmetics bag. Lolë Lily Tote Bag, $120, lolewomen.com

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FOR THE FIRST-TIME MARATHONER: Commemorate a milestone race with these hand-stamped pendants, customizable by city and distance and suspended on an 18-inch gunmetal chain. Celebrate Your Race Round Necklace, $21 (U.S.), etsy.com/shop/therunhome

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FOR THE CROSSFIT WARRIOR: This stainless steel, gel-filled roller puts the cool in cool-down: Store in the freezer, then roll over muscles post-workout to release lactic acid and speed recovery. Trigger Point Performance Therapy Cold Roller, $99.99 (U.S.), tptherapy.com

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FOR THE COLD-WEATHER RUNNER: These gloves – hers (shown) are striped with reflective piping, his have silicone dots for better grip – feature touchscreen-friendly fingertips for on-the-fly GPS adjustments. Lululemon Brisk Run Gloves (hers), $28; Lululemon Chillstop Gloves (his), $38.

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FOR THE STYLE-SETTER: Designed by Brit superstar Stella McCartney, this sweat-wicking, snug-fitting, scoop-necked nylon tank is fetching and functional. Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Seamless Tank, $100, adidas.ca

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FOR THE TEMPORARY ABSTAINER: Like it or not, at least one of your friends will be in cleanse mode come January 1. Indulge their asceticism with a purifying green-tea blend. Kusmi Tea Detox, $17, thedetoxmarket.com

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FOR THE FITNESS NOVICE: This easy-to-use daily activity tracker – which awards “fuel” points and also counts steps and calories – will help motivate the movement-averse. Nike FuelBand, $150, store.apple.com/ca

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FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDED: Each tube of these sugar-free, fast-absorbing electrolyte tabs, which come in 11 flavours, is the equivalent of a dozen bottles of sports beverage. Nuun Active Hydration electrolyte tabs, $6.49 each, runningroom.com

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FOR THE ATHLETIC AUDIOPHILE: These sweat-proof, budge-proof earbuds deliver high-quality sound in a sportif package. Adjust volume and skip through tracks with the inline controls, while the accompanying armband keeps devices secure. Bose In-Ear Sport Headphones (SIE2I), $169.99, futureshop.com

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FOR THE UFC FAN: From the makers of P90X and Insanity, this mixed martial arts workout DVD set – which also includes combat training gloves – promises to get your intended into fighting shape. Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior Kit, $120 (U.S.) (available Dec. 4), beachbody.com

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