IT’S TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
I loooove this time of year! I mean, nothing makes me more excited than the holidays, cooking, and spending some quality time with the fam. But to be honest, I’m also equally excited to start shopping for gifts after the tough year 2020 has been. Watching my family and friends open their thoughtfully chosen presents brings me soooooo much joy – I just love seeing them so happy and surprised! That saying, it’s better to give than receive, it is so true.
Anyway, I feel like every year, I always run into an issue of how to choose the best gifts. We all have those people in our lives that seem to have everything, or don’t really ask for much. So, we gotta get little creative for them!
If you have a fitness lover in your life and you’re not sure what they want, then this gift guide is for you. These are all things that I actually use and love, so you know it’s coming from a credible place! Plus, you might get some ideas for yourself too ;)
These are THE BEST for HIIT workouts and lifting. They give the best support! I seriously love them and might even own every color… My fave part is that I love the look of the heel! It kinda feels like high heels for fitness girls (in a good way) and elongates my leg. People are alwaaaays asking about these, so that’s why they’re #1 on my list this year!
I looooove my Nikes for HIIT, training, and lifestyle but for running, I do ASICS. They support my foot really well and it doesn’t make my Achilles tendon feel achy after a run. It’s also super durable!
We juuuust released these hot cakes a few weeks ago and they are going FAST! If you don’t know about my Fit Planners, then you need to know. This planner integrates your personal life and your fitness life into one place and helps keep all of your visions on track. It helps you look at the year from all angles – monthly, weekly, and daily, complete with challenges, recipes, and sooooo much more.
These are legit my favorite yoga mats in the WORLD. I’ve tried a looooot of mats and this is the only one I use. It gets grippier as your hands get sweatier. I love designing these for POPFLEX and there’s a reason we keep on making more! They sell out so so so so fast. The colors and designs are vibrant, gorgeous, and they never fade. This is perfect for the yogi or home fitness addict in your life!
I don’t know why, but I ran without a running belt for way too long. I got back into running this year and kept thinking I’d probably get bored of running… but here I am, still hitting the pavement every single morning (I’m just as surprised as you are). I was tired of holding my phone and my sister finally got me this running belt to match her! AND WOW. I know it probably sounds obvious, but this was a game-changer.
If you have a runner in your life, or someone who never knows what to do with their phone or keys when they run, this will legit make running a little less painful. It’s small and compact so it doesn’t look like a traditional fanny pack. I love the mesh material and that it’s both fashionable and functional.
This is a pricier gift, but quality headphones are a MUST. And I’m not just talking sound quality. They have to be comfortable too! I like these ones specifically because the ear part is so soft like luxury pillow cushions. It stays on my head, unlike the earphones that go in your ear and the sound quality is amazing. I use them for running and for work! It’s good for the forgetful person in your life because the battery life is really long. My faves are the white ones!
If there’s one appliance every fitness junkie needs, it’s an Instant Pot. This thing does everything! It’s a slow cooker, pressure cooker, and can even turn into an Air Fryer with the lid attachment! This kitchen tool makes meal prep a piece of cake. Some of my favorite things to make in the InstantPot are soups and stews! It seriously is a one-pot wonder and if you haven’t gotten one yet, this year is THE YEAR!
If you have someone in your life who keeps talking about change, but seems hesitant to fully commit to their dreams, the 90 Day Journal is the PERFECT gift for them. When I went on my 90 Day Journey last year, I kept a journal just like this and it changed my life.
Pair this with The 90 Day Meal Plans and this will be the gift that lasts forever! The 90 Day Meal Plan features over 70 recipes for meals that I actually ate on my own journey. The meals are simple but super yummy, and there’s a plan for omnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans.
Ooooh okay, I’m gonna be honest. I didn’t use dry shampoo and conditioner until super recently, but now I am obsessed. It’s perfect when you’re on the go but need to still keep your hair looking fresh! This one from Waterless smells nice and when paired together, it’s just a winning combo.
12. DASH Air Fryer
Okay, I am obsessed with my air fryer. I make EVERYTHING in it. This one is soooooo cute and there’s nothing that makes cooking more inspirational than dreamy kitchenware. And I know everyone talks about it, but it’s true. This air fryer legitimately makes food crispy and tasty without all the frying!
13. Apple Watch
I loveeee my Apple watch! It’s great for tracking workouts, syncing to my phone, and keeping me on top of things as I go about my day. This blush color is also soooo super dreamy.
I have always dreamed of a cap where I could keep a high ponytail!!! When I didn’t see one on the market, I decided to make one. And you guys, this has CHANGED THE GAME. High ponytails, messy buns, you name it – you can wear it all with this cap!!
Okay, that was super hard to slim down my list, but those are my top faves!!! What are yours? What fitness things can you not live without? What do you secretly wish to get this year?! Let me know in the comments!