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From activewear and yoga mats to workout gift cards, #SupportLocalBrands this Christmas when it comes to gifting your fitness buds

1. LivLola

Inspired by Marie Kondo's Konmarie method, local activewear and accessories brand LivLola is all you need to give your fitness wardrobe a sophisticated, clean look. Shop LivLola's latest activewear collections this November which include the Base, Aces, Sundazed and Warriors sets, ranging from clean and minimalist workout outfits to sexier figure-flattering numbers in an assortment of colours. Another hot favourite from this brand is the Lakota Duffel bag, a gym bag and travel duffel in one, first launched in 2018. 

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2. Karyaful

Gift-hunting for the lovable yogi in your life? Karyaful's eco-friendly yoga mats are stylish, sustainable, comfortable and totally Instagrammable. You can also shop through a selection of sea foam yoga mat carrier bags as well as yoga rugs, mat spray and even Karyaful gift cards for when you just can't decide what gift to get. The Matahari yoga mat (pictured above) starts from RM299.

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3. OhmBox

Even the most dedicated #fitspo warrior needs a little selfcare every so often. That's where ohmBox steps in. Touted as Malaysia's first healing and wellness subscription box, ohmBox's monthly themed boxes contain a menagerie of multi-brand wellness items, grouped by theme with uplifting surprises from honey, essential oils, diffusers and stylish reusable face masks to gift vouchers for workout classes and meditation sessions.

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4. HwooFit

Encouraging women to "Be Comfy" every moment, HwooFit's beautifully designed sports bras, tank tops, bottoms and workout accessories are stylish, comfortable and practical too (check out the tights with waistband pockets). This sturdy and machine-washable Selfcare laundry bag is great for keeping activewear outfits and post-workout gear, as well as for storing sports bras and other delicates headed for a spin in the washing machine. 

5. Pink n Proper

This one's for the friend who hits the beach or the pool any chance she gets. We can't get over the range of styles and looks in Pink N Proper's swimwear collection, tailored to suit Asian body types. From stylish batik print bikinis and off-shoulder monokinis to modest swimwear options that are effortlessly chic, it's no wonder that Pink N Proper's wares have turned the heads of beach babes everywhere.

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6. Dee Snacks

Founded by FireStation fitness instructor Diane Chia and beloved by influencers like Siu Lim and Sarah Lian: Dee Snacks' guilt-free snacks are a thoughtful treat for health-conscious friends. Just look at those simple yet deliciously healthy treats like granola, almond cacao cookies and matcha flavoured 'bliss balls'—you'll just as soon get these delicious eats for yourself after gifting them to a friend.

7. Perfect Bella

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Above On My Way Tights is available in 7 colours (Photo: Perfect Bella)

Time to show some love for this Johor-based online activewear brand—you're sure to fall in love with its tasteful collections of sports bras, leggings, swimwear and tops, all bearing quirky names to boot. 

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8. PWRHOUSE Fitness

No time to accompany a friend to a heart-pumping session at the newly-opened PWRHouse boutique fitness studio? You can always opt for a PWRHouse custom gift card in any value you choose to access the PWR RIDE and PWR STRENGH classes (catering to all fitness levels).

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