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2019 ZYIA Holiday Gift Guide

Don't know what you get your fitfam for Christmas this year? Need an idea for the hard-to-buy-for family member? Want to "accidentally" drop this blog post to your husband so he'll buy you ZYIA?

Well, I've got you covered. I've put together my ZYIA gear favorites and our best sellers to make making your list and checking it twice extra easy this holiday season!


We spend the majority of the year hitting the trails in tank tops and shorts or leggings, but I promise you your runner friends will appreciate some outdoor gear to help them log miles over the cold winter months.

My favorite cold weather piece: the Heather Performance Long Sleeve T! This long sleeve top is slightly fitted, making it perfect for layering under hoodies for when it's really cold! Or wear alone on those long runs for perfect balance of warmth and ventilation. Did I mention it has thumb-holes?! And doesn't love those? Available in red and black.

Cold weather calls for warm headgear, it might as well be cute too! This knit beanie will keep you warm, and has a simple ZYIA tag on the side. Comes in gray or orange.

Keep your loved ones safe and visible in the Light n Luxe Pocket Reflective Hi-Rise 7/8 24" leggings! The lower leg design features reflective designs that provide high visibility in headlight beams. Plus these ZYIA leggings have pockets on both sides to hold keys, fuel, and phones. Available in merlot or black.

Whether you run or not, a good no-show sock is hard to come by! ZYIA's Hidden Socks won't peek out of the top of your sneakers, and the gel heel pad keeps them from slipping (I've even half-marathon tested these--and no blisters!!!)


No matter what style of yoga you choose, we take the functionality of our yoga pants seriously. Nothing is more distracting from your practice than ill-fitting gear, so give the gift of ZYIA to your yoga-loving friends and family to show your support of their journey.

The Copper Charged Tank is one of my favorites for all-around working out, but I especially love it for yoga because of its longer length. Since it's slightly fitted, the hem will sit on or just below my hips, keeping it from falling overhead in down-dog. Bonus for you hot yoga fans-- the copper thread has anti-odor properties keeping it fresh for many sweaty vinyasas to come! It comes in eight (yes, eight!) colors; black, white, hot pink, red, turquoise, navy, poppy, and fog.

The Luxe Strappy Bra has enough support for PiYo and Power Yoga, but without compromising the comfort you're looking for for your Yin and Hatha classes. The double layer style features removable cups and a strappy style back that's gorgeous for layering. Plus, no hooks, clasps, or zippers to pinch or chafe you on the mat. It's also available in this gorgeous sage green color.

If you're looking for a layering top before, during, or after class, you'll love the Namaste Long Sleeve T. It's made of 95% cotton, with semi-fitted sleeves that don't feel too clingy, and a twisted, open back that's perfect for pairing with the Luxe Strappy Bra.

The Luxe Leggings are perfect for you and your yogi friends! They are made of the softest material, have no side seams or stitching to get in your way, and are so stretchy they allow for full range of motion. Some colors also feature a contrasting line down the length of the leg which can help visualize those long lines as you move through poses. You may never want to take these buttery-soft leggings off after savasansa! Black/Pink Rainbow, Forest green/White, and Eclipse/Red Rainbow colors available.


Whether your girl is the front row diva in every cardio class, or hitting PRs at the CrossFit Box, they will love these basics.

I always tell my girls the Kettlemoon Tank is so soft, I'm pretty sure it's made out of unicorn hair! Now that may not be 100% true, but it is super soft, and it is perfect for working out. The muscle tank cut gives you full range of motion, while still looking flattering. And the crescent moon-kettlebell mashup graphic is perfect for strength classes. Comes in white and black. (Pro-tip: wear the black one for burpees on dirty gym floors!)

I've gushed about the Light n Tights since day one, and they will always be my first recommendation for anyone who works out. They are the perfect balance of comfort and compression, and they come with pockets! It's a no-brainer. There are far too many styles and colors to list here, but you can check our our inseam guide and check out the seasonal color availability in our shop.

Perfect for tossing on after class, the Bomber Jacket is the jacket you didn't know you needed. The are lightweight so they can easily fold up to fit in your bag , and feature thumb-holes, cinch strings on the waist, and a hoodie that can cover even the messiest of buns. Subtle leopard print detailing gives it that extra cute factor, too! Comes in black, white and jade.

The ultra-durable ZYIA Backpack is destined to be your go-to for carrying all your gear to and from the gym. It has wide nylon strapping (think: seat belt material), a reinforced base, heavy-duty cinch strap with reinforced eyelets, two zippered pockets, and two carrying options: either use the two carrying handles or the two removable and adjustable backpack straps. The outside of the bag is made of nylon in a subtle black camo pattern, so it's super easy to keep clean.


Mamas, you deserve all. the. gifts. this holiday season. Doesn't matter if you're a new mama, a SAHM, a working mom, or a momtrepreneur, we know you #momsohard. If you're not a mom, chances are you know some, and probably need to buy them a gift (see the beginning of this paragraph.)

New moms: The Adjustable Mesh Bra isn't just my go-to for high impact work outs, but it doubles as the breastfeeding mom's solution to a 2-n-1 high-end sports bra and nursing bra together. This bra features adjustable strap lengths, as well as an adjustable strap hook to easily switch from standard straps to racer back while wearing it. With the ability to adjust it to X different fits, it's perfect for changing cup sizes and easy access. Comes in black, and for a limited time, turquoise.

Want the comfort of your favorite leggings, but that sleek look that looks "dressed up?" The

Black Brilliant High Rise Leggings are perfect for wearing around the house and playing with the kids in ultimate comfort, but can just as easily be paired with a sweater or blazer for a day at the office or date night. Mom or not, everyone needs this staple piece.

Maybe joggers and a messy bun are more your style? Our Cozy Joggers are silky soft, with four way stretch, and come in navy and oatmeal. Or try our Unwind Joggers in plum or black for the ultimate cozy, soft wear. Both ZYIA styles feature a wide elastic and drawstring waist band, fitted cuffs, and pockets.

And did you know we have a coordinating kid's line? Grab some matching leggings for your mini-me for some super cute photo ops.


Maybe you know someone who doesn't care so much how their clothing performs, but more how it looks? Don't worry, we've got your style-conscious friends covered too!

Made of the same subtle camo patterned nylon as our backpack, the ZYIA Everywhere Tote is its stylish, grown up cousin. I've carried this tote as my everyday work and laptop bag since its release day! It has padded handles, a full zipper closure, and it so easy to keep clean.

Not only is our Black Grid Bra a top seller, it is the Queen of ZYIA bras. Maybe even the Beyonce of sports bras. This bra features a deep v and three horizontal straps across the front. Perfect for layering with an oversize sweater or a low-cut tank to show of one or two of the straps. This item does run smaller, so I suggest sizing up at least one size for the perfect fit.

Everyone knows a simple v-neck is a style staple, but this one takes the cake. Our Classic V Neck Tee fabric is 94% Modal and 6% spandex so it is soft, silky, and stylish all in one. This tee is prefect of dressing up with a blazer, or dressing down with a pair of leggings and a french tuck or knotted to the side. Comes in olive, grey, and white.

Ever wish you could wear your leggings to the office? Well, you need the Everywhere Pants! With these polished, versatile pants, you can have the comfort of 4-way stretch fabric and the tailored look of a dress pant. The perfect ankle length and flattering fit mean they can easily be dressed up with boots and a blouse or fit right in at the gym with sneakers and a tank. Water resistant fabric stands up to wrinkles and stains making them the ideal travel companion. Available in black, navy, and olive.

Prefer the look of a jogger? We have the exact same wrinkle-resistant material in a oh-so-cute zipper cuff jogger, too, in red, black, gray, and navy!


We can't forget about the guys! Whether you're shopping for your husband, boyfriend, brother or dad, we have a little something for every man in your life.

Now that the weather is cooler, joggers are a must-have to stay warm while running errands, doing yard work, or heading to the gym. ZYIA's Men's Training Joggers have everything you'd want in a jogger, without breaking the bank. At just $65, they have a wide no-roll waistband, drawstring, ankle cuffs, and slim athletic fit. One of the coolest features is the membrane zipper that lays flat and unzips when you want it to, but not when you don't. No worries about things falling out of these pockets! Available in black and slate grey.

The Track Shorts are my husband's go-to shorts now. He loves the zippered pockets so much, and they were perfect for vacation for keeping wallets and phones secure. Bonus, these shorts have FOUR pockets. There's two zipper pockets on the back hip, and two open pockets on the front. The track short is also unlined, so they can be paired with compression shorts, training tights, or undies of choice. These shorts come in black, and for a limited time red and teal.

We know there’s a fine line between warming up and overheating when it comes to workout jackets and pull-overs in the fall and winter months. The trick to getting it just right is wearing thin layers with good ventilation and even better sweat-wicking power. The Gray Warm Up 1/4 Zip is designed with a thin and silky fabric made for fuss-free layering and to stave off the chill, but let go of the excess heat through thousands of tiny pores in the fabric. It's ideal for cool-weather outdoor training. Also available in black.

The Men's Active Tee is made from a quick-drying, non-wrinkling technical fabric which gives it superior moisture wicking and breathability that make it an instant favorite for the gym. Plus, the durable fabric and construction will make it a wardrobe staple for the miles ahead. Details like the reinforced collar and double top-stitched hems work overtime to keep this shirt looking great—wash after wash and rep after rep. Available in black, gray, dark blue, turquoise, and a maroon-purple.


Still not sure any of these sound like the perfect gift for the person on your list? Contact us at and we can help you pick out the perfect gift! Or, you can never go wrong with a ZYIA Active Gift Card!

And don't fret, we've got an extended exchange policy just for you holiday shoppers! All orders placed in November and December have a return window until January 5th.

Happy Holidays from the Active Gear Life Team!

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