My Favorite Things Holiday Edition

My Favorite Things Holiday 2019

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life is sometimes tricky! I mean I have trouble too–especially with my husband. You?  But girl, after 8 years of working out and practicing clean eating, I’ve learned a thing or two about products that hold up and work great! Some times it pays to spend a little bit more and get something that will last! So if you are looking for great gift ideas for someone special or just for yourself- here are 10 of my favs! (and not just fitness or nutrition related either!)  I’ve done the hard work, researching and testing so you can shop with confidence and ease! You can find a direct link to each item just by clicking on each picture!! ENJOY!

#1- Favorite Workout Capris

My favorite brand of workout capris is ATHLETA. I love these capris because they are not only soft and super comfy, but they also stay in place while you are working out-which to me is very important! No one wants their fitness capris’ riding up their butt during their workout, right? They are also hold up through multiple washes and maintain great color. So worth the extra money! These Athleta Lighting Capris in Supersonic are one of my favorite styles! Love the color, pockets and they are super cute to also run around town and do your errands after you workout! And FYI they are on SALE right now for the holidays! 

#2 Favorite Workout Tops
Activewear Apparel

Fun tanks, tops, sports bras, etc…many with fun quotes to keep you motivated on your journey!

#3 GIFT CARDS ARE ALWAYS PERFECT!

Here are two of my favorite stores to shop with gift cards! ATHLETA always runs a great sale the day after Christmas for 3-4 days. So why not gift yourself or a loved one a gift card and let them choose what they like most at the BIG SALE!

  Athleta GIFT CARD-

 

Target has some FUN fitness tanks, workout pants as well as basic fitness equipment.

#4 Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

My husband and I love our Bowflex Select Tech weights! We received ours as a Christmas gift over 7 years ago and they still look as new as the day we took them out of the box! Great set of weights for the money!

 

#5 SPORTS BRAS

 REEBOK Women’s Strappy Cami Seamless Sports Bra (Click pic for colors and styles)

  NEW BALANCE Athletic SPORTS BRA

I really like this simple sports bra. Athleta also carries one similar to this style too, but much more expensive.  I do not prefer thick heavy straps on my sports bras. These have light to medium support and stay in place!

OR

#6-Balega Hidden Comfort Socks

Y’all once you wear a pair of these super comfy socks you will NEVER go back to your old brand! Love how these socks do not roll down in the back and keep your feet dry and comfortable! Definitely a MUST for the stocking!

Balega Hidden Comfort Athletic No Show Running Socks for Women with Seamless Toe

#7 Nike FREE shoes

In my opinion these are the BEST shoes for working out, especially when you are doing lateral movement. Most of the workouts that I do would be considered Cross Training–you definitely do not want to be wearing running shoes, so these are my top pick!  I personally also like the wider toe bed in the NIKE FREE b/c it works well for people who have arthritis or other foot issues –and the colors are always fun!

Nike Free Run Shoe  

#8 FITNESS WATCHES

With so many fitness watches to choose from it’s hard to make a choice. I totally get it! I personally enjoy the GARMIN Forerunner fitness watch. It’s simple to use–with few buttons-and only connects to text messages if you want it to. (which I didn’t) Only draw back of this watch is that it is specifically designed for the runner in mind…so it’s hard to track true calorie burn for resistance training or other types of workouts other than cardio or running.

If you enjoy using the Beachbody on Demand fitness platform for your workouts, you might want to consider the APPLE WATCH over the FIT BIT or over the GARMIN watch above.  Here’s why. You can connect your watch to the BOD platform so you can track your performance based on the workout you choose.  So it is my understanding you will get a clearer picture of how hard you are working with this watch!

Don’t know what Beachbody on DEMAND is? Click here for info about my Favorite Workout Streaming Platform! Try it FREE for 14 days!

 

Apple WATCH in  ROSE GOLD

as well as Many other colors available

#9 BEATS WIRED and WIRELESS HEADPHONES 

AMAZING SOUND QUALITY!! Super comfy and easy to connect!! If you wanna spend a little extra, these are fantastic headphones!
 Or another TOP QUALITY headphone option is urBeats Wired In-Ear Headphone – Rose Gold

Or now they even have them in a wireless option too.

#10 BLENDERS

If you enjoy smoothies, shakes or recovery drinks, you need a good blender.  My family and I have been through a few in our house.  Here are some of the better products we’ve tested and used and HOLD UP over time!

Nutri- Bullet Blender 

Ninja BLENDER SET

OR GO BIG with the AMAZON “DEAL OF THE DAY!”  VITAMIX BLENDER 

 

BONUS! Here are two of my favorite books that I’ve enjoyed this year during my devotion and quiet times. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy and start the NEW YEAR out right! OR gift a copy to a friend!

Hard back edition OR Leather Edition

And this gratitude journal is a great way to track yourself throughout the year.

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