Gift Guide: Carbon38 Founders
These classically trained ballerinas-turned-fashion moguls give with fitness in mind.
What do you get the person who seems to have every good piece of activewear out there? Cue: Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak, the founders of the stylish sportswear site Carbon38. These two former dancers know spandex as well as Saint Laurent, and they know just what the fitness junkies on your list need. We’re already putting several of these expert suggestions on our wish lists. Sign up for our newsletter to be entered to win a $500 Carbon38 gift card.
Thug Kitchen cookbook
"We wouldn’t recommend getting this for your Great Aunt Sally, but this is definitely one for the cheeky individuals, who like yummy, healthy food and foul language, on your list. We have a few of those. One of them may or may not be a Great Aunt Sally."
Carbon38 crew pullover
"We jump at the chance to turn our family members into walking billboards. Lucky for them this sweatshirt is super-soft, boasts a flattering slim fit and the varsity look is so very in."
This is on both of our wish lists. Caroline’s in NYC so she needs it to fend off the snow. I (Katie) am in LA so I need it to keep up my hipster alter-ego."
Northern Light capri
"Who doesn’t want the aurora borealis flashing across their backside while taking it home in Spin class? Surprisingly flattering, effortlessly lightweight and whimsical enough to please even your most-fickle giftees."
"The best part about gifting this badass piece of wearable tech is that you know exactly what to get the recipient for his or her birthday: the matching scale. Two birds. One stone."
"We have made it our mission to find the best articles of activewear that double as cocktail party attire. Enter: the Feline Bra. Great for breaking a sweat at the barre and grabbing a cocktail layered under blazer with a high-waisted pencil skirt at the other kind of bar."
"Everyone has a die-hard yogi on their list. A strip of vegan leather at the waist helps keep these puppies in place in even the sweatiest of sessions. And the disco-worthy fabric is chlorine resistant, too, so feel free to take a dip, après ashtanga."
Le Labo candle
"Its leathery, campfire scent screams holiday and the customizable label makes this sucker the perfect hostess gift. Furthermore it’s vegan and American-made. Can we say crowd-pleaser?"
"With a name inspired by a Jamaican dance hall move, this sassy pair of pants is perfect for that sexy, sophisticated lady on your list. New Year’s resolutions are that much easier to keep when you’ve got something fancy to wear."
Grip sports bra in ruby
"It’s really hard to gift a bra. However, the adjustable straps on this particular sports bra allow for customized fit and support so even the most scrutinizing recipient will be charmed. Forget ruby slippers. Dorthy would have been much happier (and more comfortable) with one of these."
"At last, the perfect gym bag! This beauty holds more than its good looks let on. Hidden lower pockets are perfect for water bottles, while the removable laundry bag and makeup pouch let you keep your whole stash organized. Every gym rat will want one of these under the tree."
Rosewater Uplifting Spray
"Stocking stuffer alert! We’ve got one of these in our desk drawer, another in the gym bag and a third on the nightstand. A perfect post-gym-visit, pre-date-night, or before-your-head-hits-the-pillow refresher, this mist will be a favorite for all the lustrous ladies (or glowing gentlemen) on your list."