Not the big ticket, whole-hog item (we'll get there), but something special that they'll use all the time and be super stoked about
Wattie Ink. Baselayers
Poll the Wattie Ink. pros (or just hang out with them for a training weekend) and you will see so many baselayers repurposed as running shirts you'll wonder why we sell running shirts. In warm weather, this is many of our go-to run top, especially if we've just climbed off the bike. Change your bibs (or, if you're wearing tri shorts, just take off your jersey), and get out the door. You'll be comfortable and cool.
This falls into that same category of gear that you definitely need, but feels a little redundant, usually. Once you have a suit or two, do you need more? Well, yeah, of course you do. Can't be wearing that same suit to the pool every day, especially when you're in heavy training mode. And it's also one of those items that we feel a little odd being flashy about, right? Swimsuits can seem attention-getting, so take the pressure off your pal and do the attention-getting for him or her.
Arm Warmers and Coolers
Your friend seem to have everything? Well, go digging through his drawers (more on this topic later) and see if there are arm warmers or coolers to match that Blackfish 2.0 kit. If you come up empty, you've got a great gift. Arm warmers are an indispensable addition to a cycling kit, and help protect tattoos from the sun, also. Nothing makes a cyclist feel more pro than a set of arm sleeves to match the rest of the kit. And if they've got one type, simply get the complementary style. Done and done.
Contender 2 Race Bra
OK, getting into territory here where you might have to do some sleuthing about nailing the size, but she will be really happy to rock a new race/sports bra for, well, anything active, really. Follow contributor Becca Jackson advice here: "If you're going to grab the sports bra, make sure you also pick up the matching tights for an easy, matching go-to athletic outfit."