10 Fit Gifts for Your Valentine

Healthier than a box of chocolates and more exciting than a dozen roses, these mementos allow you to shower your honey with love—not calories

February 8, 2013
Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: Uncommon Goods Garden Bon Bon Set
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As Sweet as Candy

Garden Bon Bon Set
$15; uncommongoods.com
This cleverly packaged set of truffle-shaped seed balls contains all the charm of a box of chocolates--without the calories. Just plant the bon-bons in soil and watch them sprout into edible greens. (Related: 7 Salt-Free Ways to Flavor-Food) Choose from the Herbal Teas (contains lemon balm, chamomile, borage blossom, and anise), or the Italian Herbs (basil, parsley, chives, and winter thyme). Find out how to boost your libido--with food!

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: Lululemon Water Bottle
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Main-Squeeze-able Water Bottle

Lululemon Purist Cycling Water Bottle
$18; lululemon.com
Keep your honey hydrated with this 22-ounce sport bottle. (Search: How much water do you need during a workout?) Lululemon partnered with the bike company Specialized to design it especially for women who love to ride, from the heart-shaped chain design to the anti-spill valve and technology that protects against odors, stains, and mold.

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: KIND Cube
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Better than a Box of Chocolates

$35; kindsnacks.com
These wholesome fruit-and-nut bars won’t just satisfy a sweet tooth, they also deliver enough protein and fiber to stave off hunger. The box of 16 includes an assortment of flavors, such as Almond and Coconut, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew, and Cranberry Almond, and comes with a KIND gift card to share the love.

Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: Light My Fire Meal Kit
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Alfresco Dinner for Two

Light My Fire Meal Kit
$20; rei.com
Perfect for a romantic hike, picnic, or supper under the stars, this set includes two plates, a spill-free cup, a combination fork and spoon, and a colander that doubles as a cutting board. Everything packs into a 7-inch waterproof box for easy transportation.

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: Empower R&R Massage Set
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The Gift of Relaxation

Empower R&R Massage and Stretching System
$40 (on sale at kohls.com for $20), empowerfitness.com
While we're sure you'd love to be able to give your significant other massages around the clock, this kit lets you off the hook. The set includes a foam roller and therapy ball for self-massage, as well as a stretching strap and illustrated workout guide.

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: Spice House Gift Box
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Spice Things Up

Some Like It Hot Gift Box
$21; thespicehouse.com
Fire up your relationship--and your meals--with four hot spices: chili powder, Vulcan's fire salt, Cajun seasoning, and black and red spice (a mix of black pepper and cayenne pepper). Bonus: research shows that capsaicin, a naturally occurring compound that gives chili peppers their heat, may help trigger fat burning.

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: SmartWool Arm Warmers
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Like a Hug to Go

SmartWool Arm and Knee Warmers
$25 (arm warmers),$30 (knee warmers); smartwool.com
Super-soft Merino wool arm and knee warmers will keep your love's limbs toasty on winter bikes, hikes, and runs. With seamless construction and non-binding upper-arm and thigh grippers, the warmers will stay put without sacrificing comfort. Both come in a festive pink-and-red pattern--perfect for V-day.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Marathon Key Chain
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Bling for Your Baby

13.1 or 26.2 Pewter Key Ring
$18; goneforarun.com
Commemorate your main squeeze's half- or full-marathon finish with a key ring, which can be customized with the name of the race, time, or other personal message. Gone for a Run also sells charms, bracelets, necklaces, and other types of jewelry that celebrate running.

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Fit Valentine's Gifts: B-Skinz Compression Shorts
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From the Bottom of Your Heart

For Her: B-Skinz Hot Metallic Hearts Compression Shorts
$20; bskinz.com
Wearing these shorts, your leading lady will make a style statement while she sweats.

For Him: Under Armour Micro Printed Shorts
$33; underarmour.com
Outfit your guy in these equally fashion-forward patterned red shorts. They're equipped with stretch and ventilation for comfort.

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Fit Valentine's Day Gifts: New Balance Custom Shoes
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For Your Sole Mate

New Balance Customizable Shoes
$140 (New Balance Custom 574), $175 (New Balance Custom 993); newbalance.com
Looking for a unique way to say "I love you"? Have it embroidered on the fully customizable New Balance 993 running shoe or the 574 lifestyle shoe. You'll choose colors for the base, lining, logo, laces, and tongue, then personalize the kicks by embroidering up to eight characters on each heel--a name, initials, or maybe an affectionate note.

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