espnW Gift Guide 2016: Must-have gifts for every athlete

We asked some of our favorite female athletes what they're asking for, or what they'd recommend giving someone, this holiday season.

Here are the top picks for 2016. (Note: Although many of the pro athletes are sponsored by these big-name brands, each athlete picked the gear she likes best and uses most within the brand.)

For my training:

Ab Dolly (No. 13)

"I used an Ab Dolly at a gym, and my stomach has never been so sore. I want one to use at home twice a week. I am hoping my husband buys this for me -- wink wink!" -Kara Goucher, U.S. long-distance runner and Olympic bronze medalist ($119.80; abdolly.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 (No. 2)

"As a runner and an athlete looking to add more swimming to my regimen, the new GPS and swim functions of this watch are attractive to me. I also like the ability to receive emails and texts from clients so I never miss an opportunity. I'm not one to pick up my phone while training clients, but at least I can respond with a quick preconstructed text from my watch so I never miss a beat." -Kira Stokes, celebrity trainer in New York City and creator of the Stoked method (from $269; apple.com)

Garmin Edge 520 Bike Computer (No. 9)

"We really want a bike computer that automatically updates to Strava Live (a social networking and tracking site for athletes) and also gives midride Strava segment results. No more waiting until you stop to upload the ride before seeing if you got the 'Queen of the Mountain'!" -Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner, professional triathletes ($299.99; garmin.com)

NormaTec Pulse Leg Recovery System (No. 15)

"OK, so totally a 'Santa, I've been soooo good' splurge, but I'd love a pair of these boots. I realize I'm far from an elite or pro athlete, but as I get older, I am continually reminded of how important recovery is. Despite being 44 years old, I've still got some pretty ambitious athletic goals for myself, and being able to slide into a pair of high-tech recovery boots after a tough workout sounds like heaven to me." -Dimity McDowell Davis, runner, blogger and creator of Another Mother Runner podcast ($1,395; normatecrecovery.com)

Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer (No. 16)

"I'm asking for an indoor bike trainer. I've looked at a few, and the reason I love this one is because you don't use the rear wheel and have rubber burning the whole time but instead it allows you to take off the back wheel and put the bike on the trainer easily, without wearing your back tire." -Jenny Fletcher, professional triathlete ($1,199.99; wahoofitness.com)

For my kitchen:

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine (No. 7)

"My fiancé and I just bought a new house together and we should be moving in any day, so everything on my Christmas list is all home related. We are both huge coffee lovers and really want a new machine." -Nastia Liukin, Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics ($599.95; williams-sonoma.com)

GEFU Spirelli 2.0 Spiral Slicer (No. 8)

"I save my cheat moments for my sweet tooth, but generally speaking I like to fuel my body with nutritious foods! So much can be made with a spiralizer as a healthier option for pasta! It's just a fun thing to add to my kitchen." -Ally Love, in-arena host of the Brooklyn Nets and professional dancer ($29.99; bedbathandbeyond.com)

Cozy jackets:

Team USA Nike Tech Fleece (No. 14)

"This is one of my favorite pieces of gear from Nike because of how warm it is. It also goes with every outfit." -Laurie Hernandez, Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics ($98.97; nike.com)

Castelli Perfetto Jacket (No. 6)

"In keeping up with the holidays and the time to recover, recommit and enjoy the colder weather, I love the Perfetto jacket. It's warm when the temperature drops below 50 degrees, it's beautifully cut -- just for women -- and it's water repellent!" -Mirinda Carfrae, three-time world Ironman champion ($199.95; competitivecyclist.com)

Lacoste Women's Sport Geometric Printed Taffeta Jacket (No. 3)

"I love this jacket because it's perfect now for the cooler weather, and I think the pattern is really different and flattering." -Christina McHale, pro tennis player ($185; lacoste.com)

Shoes and socks:

Bombas Women's Original Calf Socks (No. 12)

"I've loved Bombas long before we started working together. These are one of my favorites because you can work out and snowboard in them. And for each pair of socks purchased, a pair is donated to the homeless." -Hannah Teter, Olympic gold-medal snowboarder ($12; bombas.com)

Nike Air Presto Mid Utility Sneakerboots (No. 10)

"I love a good sneakerboot -- they're my favorite weatherized shoes. I really enjoy hiking and I never want the winter to stop me from what I love to do, so these boots are crucial for being active in the outdoors." -Ali Krieger, U.S. soccer player and World Cup champion ($140; nike.com)

Specialized Defroster Trail Mountain Bike Shoes (No. 1)

"I spend a lot of time in the Midwest, and my feet get cold easily. However, with these winter cycling shoes, I'm able to train outdoors with warm feet. The shoe is durable [and] comfortable and keeps my feet warm at temperatures well below freezing." -Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic gold medalist in triathlon ($200; specialized.com for retailers)

Ski and snowboard gear:

Sweaty Betty Mountain Top Seamless Ski Top and Leggings (No. 17)

"I love these base layers because they're quick-drying, sweat-wicking and temperature-regulating, making them perfect for a day on the mountain. And it's such a cute print!" -Heather Mitts Feeley, Olympic gold medalist in soccer ($105 each; sweatybetty.com)

La Sportiva Vapor Nano Skis (No. 11)

"These are my favorite skis from my sponsor, La Sportiva. They're a perfect lightweight, rockered, mid-fat charging ski made for ski mountaineering, which is what I love doing." -Meredith Edwards, ultrarunner and member of the U.S. Ski Mountaineering Team ($1,200; sportiva.com)

Indoor training:

B Mat Strong Long Yoga Mat in Ocean Green (No. 4)

"It's the best yoga stuff out there! This mat helps me grip and stay strong in my poses." -Christen Press, U.S. soccer player and World Cup champion ($95; byoganow.com)

New Balance Accelerate Tight (No. 5)

"My favorite gear is from New Balance, and I'm so fortunate to be sponsored by such an incredible brand. These leggings are the best -- I wear them for every occasion." -Heather Watson, British professional tennis player ($54.99; newbalance.com)