These Are the 30 Best Gifts from lululemon, According to Yoga Instructors, Serious Exercise Enthusiasts and a Self-Proclaimed Couch Potato

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Karl Lagerfeld might have once said that sweatpants are a sign of defeat, but the ever-growing activewear industry begs to differ. Buttery-soft leggings and fan-favorite belt bags are only a few items of note from cult-favorite lululmeon brand. From countless trending products, to free vending machines filled with running supplies and promising customers a free pair of leggings in exchange for their dupes, it's no wonder lululemon is a brand adored by many.

So who should you buy them for? Well, we all have that one runner in our lives who always needs a new pair of leggings, or maybe your bestie loves nothing more than a good cozy sweatshirt for their birthday—the options for year-round gifts really are endless at lululemon. To help us narrow it down to truly the best, we turned to a yoga instructor, a series of exercise enthusiasts and a self-proclaimed couch potato, all of whom wear lululemon on the reg, for their opinion on the brand’s best must-have gifts—starting at just $12.

Meet the Expert:

Dr. Chelsea Roberts is a PhD and Peloton, yoga and meditation instructor with over 20 years of experience in yoga that blends contemporary hip-hop, electronic, and R&B with asana. She founded the Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in 2014 after receiving her doctorate in Educational Studies from Emory University and is known for her work in making connections between storytelling, literacy development and yoga.

The Best lululemon Gifts at a Glance

How We Chose the Best lululemon Gifts

First-hand experience trumps all when it comes to recommendations. Not only did we gather opinions from literal athletes (and naturally, athleisure experts) like Dr. Chelsea Roberts who has clocked countless hours trying out performance-wear, we also got favorites from editors at PureWow, tapped a self-proclaimed couch potato (who needs to be comfy while watching her Bravo) and gathered items with promising reviews from around the web.

How Fast Does lululemon Ship?

The brand promises your purchase will be processed and shipped within 1-2 business days of the order date—you can also check on the status of your order here. They quote 2-6 business days as standard shipping, but you can upgrade to express or priority during checkout, too.

What Is lululemon’s Return Policy?

Keeping it fair and flexible, lululemon's policy is you can return anything within 30 days of purchasing (minus gift cards, face masks, and anything from the We Made Too Much section), online or in person. FYI, shoes must be in the box and have proof of purchase.

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The Best lululemon Gifts

Best Leggings Overall

1. lululemon Wunder Train Contour Fit Tights


  • What We Like: contours waist, fast-drying fabric
  • What We Don’t Like: often sold out in some colors
  • Size Range: 0-14

If you're a total gym rat, you probably have a favorite pair of leggings for whatever type of workout you're doing. These are Commerce Editor Liv Dubyak's favorite pair for HIIT workouts. "When I'm in my Solid Core classes or am doing some circuit training on my Peloton app, these are the leggings I always grab for," she says. "They always stay up, so I'm not constantly readjusting them, and they keep my waist snatched and supported, which always makes me feel good. Plus, the breathability is great, especially in crowded group fitness classes."

Best Training Shoes

2. lululemon Strongfeel Training Shoe


  • What We Like: lightweight, designed based on the female foot
  • What We Don’t Like: cannot be thrown in the washer machine
  • Size Range: 5-12

These sneakers were designed for training sessions and have a lightweight, balanced construction to ensure stability and optimal support during your workouts. They were designed based on the female foot (for a better fit and feel) and are suitable for any kind of workout. Plus, if you're not satisfied after 30 days you can return them for a full refund.

Best Men's Training Shorts

3. lululemon License to Train Shorts


  • What We Like: abrasion resistant, pockets
  • What We Don’t Like: drawstring can gets caught in dryer
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

This one's for the active man in your life. Whether he's lifting or jogging (or both), these shorts can definitely be worn for most activities because of their active-adaptable fabric for breathability and stretch. Our Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak's husband prefers to lounge in them. "They're super comfortable to the point that they've made their way to becoming my most worn pants around the house," he says.

Best Tote Bag

4. lululemon Side-Cinch Shopper Bag


  • What We Like: water-repellent fabric, adjustable side details
  • What We Don’t Like: spot clean only
  • Size Range: one size

If your bestie lives at Trader Joe's, gift her a bag so she can shop in style. The customizable cinches on the side help keep things stored tightly for added security or allow for extra room when needed. It fits nearly five gallons and is made of a water-resistant material to keep her bananas dry as she sprints to catch the next train.

  • What We Like: four-way stretch, sweat-wicking
  • What We Don’t Like: cannot be ironed
  • Size Range: 0-20

This one is for your friend who does yoga or just loves a good high-waisted moment (bonus if they love both). The signature lululemon Nulu™ fabric is not only buttery soft, but it's made to feel weightless so workouts feel effortless. They're also breathable, have great stretch, are sweat-wicking and super flattering. Plus, who doesn't love a good flared option in their closet?

Most Flexible Leggings

6. lululemon Align Pant


  • What We Like: sweat-wicking, weightless
  • What We Don't Like: might pill
  • Size Range: 0-20

“I thought these leggings were overhyped until I got a pair," says Caitlin C., a self-proclaimed couch potato. "But they’re truly as buttery-soft and comfortable as everyone says. I don’t really work out, so I love wearing these as loungewear. Most of the time I choose them over my favorite pair of joggers—they’re that comfy." Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, a Peloton yoga and meditation instructor adds, “I particularly love these because I can concentrate less on pulling my pants up. They stay put.” FYI: the white and light colors are lined for extra coverage, which adds a slightly thicker feel to them.

Best Yoga Block

7. lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block


  • What We Like: made with durable and supportive dense foam, three height options offer customized support
  • What We Don't Like: cannot use chemicals to clean block
  • Size Range: one size

Give your pal a little support with this yoga block, which is made from a dense but soft foam that will keep the yogi in your life going as they stretch during the morning restorative class. There are three height options to choose from, all of which offer customized support (stack blocks up or use individually to deepen stretches). Plus, all four colorways are super cute.

Best Half-Zip Hoodie

8. lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie


  • What We Like: breathable, soft against skin
  • What We Don't Like: might be too warm for humid days
  • Size Range: XS/S to XL/XXL

“OK, $118 for a hoodie is definitely a splurge in my book, but I wore my regular scuba hoodie all the time, so once I saw that lululemon came out with this oversize version, I knew I needed it,” Caitlin C., our certified couch potato, says. It's made of a super-thick but cozy cotton/polyester mix, and is cropped to hit just above your waist. The lightweight warmth of the fleece fabric makes it a great option for summer cold nights.

Best Yoga Mat

9. lululemon Rubber Marble (Un) Mat


  • What We Like: absorbs moisture, reversible
  • What We Don't Like: mat will hold a slight smell if not rolled and aired between uses
  • Size Range: one size

Yoga instructor Dr. Chelsea Roberts says lululemon's grippy material and cushioning make their mats perfect for both the serious yogi and the at-home workout enthusiast. Devotees also swear by the antimicrobial additive which is designed to prevent molding. And the marbleized patterns? Gorgeous. One thing to note? This beauty is made with latex and rubber, so people with allergies to those should avoid contact.

Best Bet Bag

10. lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag


  • What We Like: zippered pockets, has interior pocket
  • What We Don't Like: must be spot cleaned
  • Size Range: one size

“It seems kind of random, but I use this belt bag all the time, whether I’m taking my dog to the park or heading to the grocery store,” says couch potato Caitlin. “It goes with practically any athleisure outfit, which as you’ve probably guessed is what I wear 95 percent of the time.” The 1L size is just big enough to hold the essentials: your phone, wallet, keys and a bottle of hand sanitizer. This bag goes out of stock pretty frequently, but it's totally worth the wait to get your hands on, so make sure you're checking lululemon and PureWow for updates when it's back in stock.

Best for Sweaty Workouts

11. lululemon Invigorate High-Rise Leggings


  • What We Like: moisture wicking, hidden waistband pocket
  • What We Don't Like: runs out of popular colors frequently
  • Size Range: 0 to 20

These are for the people in your life that love a good sweat (HIIT, hot yoga, jiu-jitsu, etc). "Between the high-rise waist that makes me feel supported and confident to the quick-dry fabric that reveals zero sweat stains, I'm constantly reaching for this pair no matter the occasion: treadmill run, hot yoga, pilates, you name it," reports Managing Editor Catrina Yohay. Nobody wants uncomfortable legs while in the middle of a sweat sesh—these are guaranteed to keep you cool and dry. (No fabric sticking to your skin over here!)

Best Running Shoes

12. lululemon Blissfeel Women's Running Shoe


  • What We Like: breathable, flexible
  • What We Don't Like: cannot be thrown in the wash
  • Size Range: 5-12

These shoes were designed with a women-centric fit and cushioning profile, with a more refined upper that extends through the heel for a "cradled sensation," and a durable, segmented outsole ideal for running long and hard distances. To see how they held up on the road, we tapped our Managing Editor and resident runner, Catrina Yohay, for her thoughts on the new release. “I’m obsessed with the construction of the new blissfeel 2,” she tells us. “It provides noticeably more structure than the original iteration, but is just as light, springy and flexible.” The 3D-moulded midfoot also hugs your foot while supporting your stride. FYI, those with a wider foot should consider going up a half size.

  • What We Like: lycra fabric, sweat-wicking
  • What We Don't Like: may be too long for some
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

Designed with a roomier fit in the chest and waist, this T-shirt is a go-to for weightlifting, running or really any kind of workout. Powered by anti-stink technology (yes—really), it's made not to cling and feels good against sweaty skin. It’s available in nine colors and the signature lululemon Lycra fabric offers stretch and shape retention while also wicking away sweat.

Best Bucket Hat

14. lululemon Reversible Bucket Hat


  • What We Like: lightweight, sweat-wicking
  • What We Don't Like: cannot be machine-washed
  • Size Range: 0 to 20

This hat is for all your friends that love outdoor sports, are big SPF fans, or just love accessorizing. This stretchy hat is not only reversible, but has a wide brim for extra sun protection and has sweat-wicking properties (should a workout commence). It's lightweight and easy to pack, too—perfect to take to a volleyball game or lazy beach day.

Best Backpack

15. lululemon New Crew Backpack


  • What We Like: spacious, water-repellant
  • What We Don't Like: straps are on the thinner side
  • Size Range: one size

Whether your bestie needs to pack some yoga blocks, running sneakers or an extra set of gym clothes, this bag has plenty of space in the main pocket to fit all of their belongings. The interior padded pocket fits a 15" laptop and it also has a trolley-compatible sleeve for those who take long journeys, too.

Most Lightweight Leggings

16. lululemon Base Pace High-Rise Leggings


  • What We Like: cooling to the touch, weightless coverage
  • What We Don't Like: almost a little too slippery
  • Size Range: 0 to 20

These leggings have pretty much everything that make them great for any workout (we should know, we've worn them for running, lifting and spinning). But according to Olivia Dubyak, Commerce Editor, she'd maybe skip these for Pilates and Yoga. "The slipperiness of the material is a little too slick for these workouts when you have to hold intricate poses that require a lot of focus; like my foot is sliding down my leg during tree pose." Some added bonuses in our book: the continuous drawcord is easy to cinch and the Nulux fabric is super breathable, so if you are running outside on a hot day, these won't overheat you.

Best Lightweight Hoodie

17. lululemon Drysense Hoodie


  • What We Like: lightweight, underarm gusset for increased mobility
  • What We Don't Like: might pill
  • Size Range: XS to XXXL

This is the perfect workout hoodie or lightweight layer to throw on during a chilly night. Though it's marketed as a men's hoodie, it's really one that can be worn by all. "These are warm enough when it’s cold, while not being too warm for a work out. (I can wear these for a whole 50-minute spin class)," reports one customer. A few others note that they tend to run a bit small, so generally, sizing up may be a good.

Best Training Bra

18. lululemon Wunder Train Longline Bra


  • What We Like: removable cups, fast-drying
  • What We Don't Like: runs small
  • Size Range: 2 to 14

Dr. Roberts is a big fan of the high neck fit for training, “It offers [enough] support for me to flow in [just] a sports bra,” she explains. The high-neck design is great for people with larger chests, or those who prefer full coverage." While the fabric feels cool and sleek on the inside for extra sweaty workouts, it's soft and brushed on the outside. It also has shape retention, sweat-wicking and breathable properties. Did we mention that it also has pockets for cups that are removable?

Best Water Bottle

19. lululemon Back to Life Sport Bottle


  • What We Like: built-in straw lid, slip-free texture
  • What We Don't Like: dishwasher-safe on top rack only
  • Size Range: one size

This is for all your hydrated queens and kings. This water bottle has a folding straw lid for easy sipping, a double-wall design to keep the bottle sweat-free and it's powder coated for good grip when hands are sweaty (no matter the workout). The no-flavor transfer properties keeps everything tasting fresh (because there's nothing worse than tasting your liquid IV powder from last week in your water bottle). The Vacuum insulation keeps drinks ice cold. And last but not least, it comes in so many cute colors.

Best Biker Shorts

20. lululemon Align High-Rise Short


  • What We Like: four-way stretch, breathable
  • What We Don't Like: some colors not offered in all sizes
  • Size Range: 0-20

Everyone deserves a great pair of biker shorts that are comfortable enough to wear all day. These guys are particularly great for working out in. Says PureWow Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint, "I love wearing these for a run...and then not taking them off until it's time to pick my kids up from school. They're that versatile and fast-drying!"

Best High Intensity Workout Leggings

21. lululemon Fast and Free Leggings


  • What We Like: very lightweight, cool to the touch
  • What We Don't Like: not available in 31-inch length
  • Size Range: 0 to 20

Finding a pair of leggings that actually stays put while you are working your butt off is no small feat (it's safe to say that these pass the squat test). They're designed to be super breathable so your sweat is being adsorbed into the fabric during your intense workout instead of just sitting on top of the fabric. "I love lululemon’s Fast and Free line because it’s just so lightweight. TMI, but I am basically the sweatiest person I know and therefore can’t stand leggings that are thicker or more substantial in weight," says Abby Hepworth, PureWow's Fashion Editor

Sleekest Men's Pants

22. lululemon Commission Slim Fit Pant


  • What We Like: breathable material, tapered cut
  • What We Don't Like: sells out fast in certain colors
  • Size Range: 28 to 46

This is for the guy in your life who is always on the go and values comfort while looking sleek. The signature lululemon ABC™ technology on these pants uses an ergonomic gusset to remove tension from the crotch, and customers swear by the resulting fit, comfort and functionality. "Quickly this has become my favorite pair of pants," says one reviewer. "I wear them on sidelines at college football games and they hold up great to the heat, move well with me and even do OK in the rain."

Best Headband

23. lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband


  • What We Like: sweat-wicking, four-way stretch
  • What We Don't Like: might not fit all head sizes
  • Size Range: one size

For all your long-haired besties that love working out, this might be a perfect little addition to any gift. "Though headbands are often an afterthought, as someone with long hair and who loves to run, I can personally say this headband has been a game changer," says PureWow Contributing Editor Kara Cuzzone. "It's made with lululemon signature Luxtreme™ fabric which is sweat-wicking and has velvet on the inside that helps keep my hair in place without pulling it. Gone are the days in which I would have to put my hair in a high ponytail just to keep it out of my face. I throw them in the wash when I'm done and reuse them daily."

Best Joggers

24. lululemon Align Jogger


  • What We Like: back drop-in pocket, four-way stretch
  • What We Don't Like: only available in dark colors
  • Size Range: one size

Given that she loves the Align leggings, we’re not surprised that Caitlin also recommends the jogger version of the popular style. “They’re made from the same super soft Nulu fabric, but have a looser fit and convenient pockets to throw my phone in,” she says. These flattering and ultra comfy joggers have a slim fit that skims your body, and a weightless, breathable and sweat-wicking fabric.

Best Tank Top

25. lululemon Align Tank Top


  • What We Like: four way stretch, breathable
  • What We Don't Like: some colors sell out quickly
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

Originally designed for yoga, more than 800 reviewers are obsessed with this classic tank top—which leads us to believe it's worn beyond just yoga studio walls. It has a built-in shelf bra for extra support, so you can adjust if you ever feel too constricted. Plus, the cups are removable, too. We love that it's machine washable, while shoppers love the waist length and that the fit contours your body in all the right places.

Most Comfortable Shorts

26. lululemon Cinchable Waist High-Rise Short


  • What We Like: hidden pocket for small items, drawcord to customize fit
  • What We Don't Like: only available in three colors
  • Size Range: XXXS to XXL

We all have those people that prioritize comfort over everything (and honestly, we're here for it). Theses crisp, lightweight shorts are made for on-the-go comfort or relaxation, and are surprisingly flattering. Featuring a roomy fit around the glutes and thighs, and a side slits at the hem, the drawstring ties it all in for a customizable fit.

Best Resistance Band Set

27. lululemon Resistance Band Set


  • What We Like: levels of resistance allow for customized workouts, soft to the touch
  • What We Don't Like: cannot be machine-washed
  • Size Range: one size

For all those at-home workout enthusiasts or on-the-go exercisers, good quality resistance bands are a must. These bands allow for switching between low, medium and high resistance levels for a customized workout, are soft on the skin and don't pinch or dig in. Differentiate resistance levels using the dot indicators...but do your best to push yourself to the next level.

Best Slides

28. lululemon Restfeel Slides


  • What We Like: dual-density cushioning, rubber traction
  • What We Don't Like: not machine washable
  • Size Range: 5 to 12

If your giftee is big on poolside sports, mat sports like jiu jitsu or simply doesn't believe in constricting their toes, these slides are just the thing. They have heel-to-toe rubber traction, so even if they're in sweaty or wet areas, they'll stay put when wearing. They also have a minimalist strap upper with foam lining for an a comfortable fit and feel, come in all sorts of cute colors, and we love the subtle brand logo on the side.

Best Skirt

29. lululemon Pace Rival Skirt


  • What We Like: drop-in pockets, sweat-wicking
  • What We Don't Like: back pocket can only hold one or two items
  • Size Range: 0 to 14

This is a tennis skirt with the little extra oomph you never knew you needed. It's not only lightweight, quick-drying and sweat-wicking, but this flattering number has a string at the front for a customizable look and fit, and it has a back pocket on the skirt and side drop-in pockets on the liner, which is great for essentials (like emergency snacks). Some reviewers rave about the way it hugs their booty—who doesn't love that?

Best Mini Backpack

30. lululemon City Adventurer Backpack


  • What We Like: exterior pockets, water-repellent
  • What We Don't Like: too small for laptops or ipads
  • Size Range: one size

For those that like to carry a little more than what the average pocket can hold, but still want to look cute: look no further. This adorable number can be worn on the back as a regular backpack and a crossbody. Equipped with both outside and inside pockets, it's functional and great for carrying the essentials.

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