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All I Want for Fitness: Our Holiday Wish List

Hint: It's not a Snuggie! Check out the gifts we're asking Santa for this season -- and steal these ideas for the active person on your list!

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For Gym Goers: The Perfect Tank

"My dream tank top: high enough to cover cleavage, long enough so it doesn't ride up."
-- Mary, fitness director

Adidas Clima gym tank ($60, shopadidas.com for info)

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For Gym Goers: Perfect Pants

"I'm always looking for workout pants that are long enough for someone who's 5'11" but not so long that I trip over them."
-- Elaine, photo director

Zobha Essential pants, offered in two lengths (regular $78; tall $80, zobha.com)

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For Gym Goers: Cute Gloves

"How about half-fingered boxing gloves that breathe and some cute lifting gloves?"
-- Leah, beauty director

Nike women's EliteFitness gloves ($25, nike.com) and Everlast women's leather kickboxing gloves ($50, everlast.com)

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For Gym Goers: Tiny Tunes

"Give me a petite MP3 player that also lets me listen to the radio."
-- Cheri, sittings editor

Samsung U5 MP3 player with FM tuner and recorder ($40, samsung.com for info)

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For Gym Goers: Fit-It-All Bag

"I could so use a stylish but not bulky gym bag that has a lot of compartments."
-- Caroline, special projects editor

Lululemon Lucky tote ($98, lululemon.com)

Also pictured: Shower Shoes
"I need flip-flops to wear in the gym shower that won't get soggy."
-- Betty, editor-in-chief

Ocean Minded Image Meilani waterproof sandals ($26, zappos.com)

Also pictured: Dry Goods
"Are there workout clothes that dry superfast so they won't stink up my bag all day?"
-- Bethany, senior editor

Antimicrobial and seamless Reebok SmoothFit Carcharodon short-sleeve running top ($52, reebok.com)
New Balance NBx 2-inch short with odor-eliminating built-in briefs ($40, newbalance.com)

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For Snow Lovers: Boarding Outfit

"I covet the perfect snowboarding outfit: Read adorable yet functional."
-- Rachel, assistant editor

Poc Receptor Bug snow sports helmet ($130, pocsports.com for info)
Ride Seward jacket ($240, store.ridesnowboards.com)
Dragon DXS-i goggles with Skullcandy headphones ($130, dragonalliance.com)
Burton Defiance Gore-Tex Work of Art print pants ($315, burton.com)

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For Snow Lovers: Cozy Layers

"Find me the perfect under-layers for skiing on supercold days; I'm always freezing!"
-- Kathy, managing editor

Cozy, eco-friendly Icebreaker Oasis Crewe top and leggings ($100 each, icebreaker.com)

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Seamless Athleta Geothermal Half Zip ($79, athleta.com)

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For Snow Lovers: Functional Fashion

"I go crazy for stylish accessories that are techy and functional."
-- Melissa, fashion assistant

Bula Irving Earphone Peruvian hat, which plugs into an iPod ($35, bulabula.com)

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FitFlop Snugger boots with balance-challenging midsoles that help tone legs as you step ($125, amazon.com)

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For Snow Lovers: Travel Coat

"I really want a jacket that's not so marshmallowy and fits in my suitcase."
-- Pam, executive editor

Woolrich women's Belwood packable jacket, which doubles as a small pillow ($140, woolrich.com)

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For Snow Lovers: Snowshoes

"How about snowshoes for a newbie that aren't too clunky?"
-- Hillary, assistant fashion editor

Atlas Elektra 9 Series Snowshoe Kit ($199, eddiebauer.com)

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For Runners: Stay-Put Lenses

"I desperately need sunglasses that don't pinch or slide off as I stride."
-- Chee, features writer

Adidas adiStar sunglasses with a built-in sweat guard at the brow ($150, shopadidas.com)

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For Runners: Thermal Jacket

"I would love a running jacket that keeps me from overheating and gives me easy access to my MP3 player."
-- Sara, nutrition editor

Brooks LSD thermal jacket with MP3 pocket inside the chest ($130, brooksrunning.com)

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For Runners: iPod-Friendly Gear

"Bring me gloves that I can wear while I fiddle with my iPod, and earbuds that stay in when I run."
-- Argy, fashion director

180s women's Performer gloves with touch-sensitive fingertips ($30, 180s.com)
Skullcandy Asym earphones ($40, skullcandy.com)

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For Runners: Wrist Coach

"Training would be so much easier with a GPS/heart-rate monitor that doesn't take up my whole wrist."
-- Julia, articles director

Garmin Forerunner 405CX ($370, garmin.com for info)

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For Runners: Light Layers

"I'd like a shirt that's perfect no matter what the temperature, plus tights that are warm and sleek enough for ice skating and running."
-- Sarah, assistant editor

Under Armour All-Season Gear reversible long-sleeve shirt, which cools or warms depending on weather conditions ($50, underarmour.com)
Nike Wind Block Tight with thermal lining ($90, nike.com)

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For Spinners: Flattering Capris

"Please give me padded capris for Spinning that are comfy and cute without the bubble-butt effect."
-- Ayren, associate beauty editor

Figure-flattering Sugoi Lucky Knicker capris ($85, sugoi.com)

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For Spinners: The Perfect Pack

"I need something to hold plenty of water on long bike rides."
-- Lindsey, senior fitness editor

GoLite Slipstream Pack with a double bladder ($45, golite.com)

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Hydrapak Purebot EA/BPA-free plastic bottle ($10, pure-bot.com)

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For Spinners: Reflective Jacket

"I need a bright jersey that makes me visible at dawn or dusk."
-- Lindsey, senior fitness editor

Specialized Solar Vita long-sleeve jersey with UPF 50 ($90, specialized.com)

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For Swimmers: Water-Tight Tunes

Are there any waterproof MP3 players? Doing laps would be less of a drag if I could listen to music."
-- John, creative director

Finis SwiMP3 waterproof music player ($150, finisinc.com), which attaches to goggles (not included)

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For Swimmers: Underwater Uniform

"I'd really like a stay-put swim-suit, easy-on cap, and antifog goggles." -- Carrie, publicist

Tyr Marinus Diamondback suit, featuring a full-coverage bottom ($70, tyr.com), and wrinkle-free
Tyr Silicone swim cap ($10, tyr.com)
Blueseventy Siren women-specific goggles ($18, blueseventy.com)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2009.

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