WOMEN'S DAY: 20 Gifts for Walkers That'll Keep Them Motivated All Year

Your friend is always on the move — and that’s because she’s a die-hard walking enthusiast. Whether she’s conquering a local trail, strolling around the neighborhood, or logging miles on a treadmill, she’s dedicated to keeping moving. That’s because she knows that even though not hitting a running stride, regular walking can lower blood pressure by as much as 11 points and may also reduce the risk of stroke by 20 to 40%, according to researchers at the University of Boulder Colorado and the University of Tennessee. Maybe you should join her, no?

So, when you’re looking for a gift for your walking-obsessed pal, it obviously makes sense to channel her obsession. Here’s the funny thing, though: although one of the things we like most about walking workouts is that there’s no need for fancy equipment, that sometimes makes it hard to pick the right gift for walkers. Still, that doesn’t mean with a little expert scouting, the right gear won’t put an added pep in her step.

We sorted through essentials in gear, beauty, and tech to find the best gifts for walkers. These picks are perfect for walkers of all levels (and destinations), with budgets of all sizes.

Takeya Stainless-Steel Insulated Water Bottle

Takeya Vacuum-Insulated Stainless-Steel Water Bottle

This stainless-steel water bottle keeps H20 crisp for a refreshing sip after a long walk or hike. Takeya's insulated bottles keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot beverages for up to 12. So whether she wants to fill it up with her favorite protein shake or coffee, the BPA-free vessel will keep her drink the way she likes it. The leakproof lid keeps liquid secure so she doesn't have to worry about soaking up her gym bag.

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