I don’t know about you guys, but I love looking at holiday gift guides. While I gaze in wonderment at the Neiman Marcus Holiday Book every year, 80% of the items on that list are far-fetched and out of reach (unless I win tonight’s PowerBall – then I’m totally getting the $100,000 henhouse) – so I appreciate and love real-life gift guides for things I’ll actually use. I threw together my own little guide, based on things I either currently use and love or have on my own holiday wish list.
1. iPod Shuffle – $49
I have an old version of the shuffle and alternate between that and my old Nano (the older version that has a clip) for my workouts. The Shuffle is tiny, light, easily clips onto my shirt, and the click navigation for songs and volume is awesome. I haven’t been a big fan of the Nano for working out, mostly because it’s a pain to go to the next song with a touch screen and then clip it back on with sweaty hands. Though my old Shuffle still works, this is still on my wish list…now I just have to decide on a color.
2. Old Navy Active Bubble Tank - $14.00
I can’t say enough good things about these tank tops. I think I own four or five because I stocked up when they were on sale (ps – Old Navy has 30%/20% off going on right now!). The tie at the side keeps the tank in place – even when doing sun salutations or walking planks ordered by Jillian Michaels. The fabric is great for hot yoga (or any workout really) and the price is outstanding. I wash them on the gentle cycle and hang to dry and they still look like new. I love the split back because it gives it a little extra oomph and style.
3. Sweaty Bands - $15-18
I received a free SweatyBand at FitBloggin’ for ‘auditioning’ for Team Refuel. I didn’t make the team (or even try to…my video was horrible and I refused to let anyone see it) but I still have my sweet sweet SweatyBand! I also bought one from my local yoga studio and neither one has ever slipped off of my extremely sweaty head.
4. Yoga Towel - $19.98
I had no idea that I needed a yoga towel for hot yoga but thanks to my more experienced yoga friends on Twitter, I didn’t go to class unprepared. The towel prevents me from slipping and sliding all over my mat and let me tell you – that’s no easy feat (feet? haha). I sweat more than the average person (especially my feet and hands) so this is a must-must-must have for me!
5. NutriBullet – $99.99
I had this on my wishlist for Christmas, but ended up buying one for myself because of the green smoothie detox. I love this little powerhouse! It pulverizes spinach and frozen fruit and clean up is simple. I sold off my Vitamix last year and this is a great replacement for smoothies. (You can use a Bed Bath and Beyond 20% coupon to get it for even less.)
6. Old Navy Compression Jacket - $34.94
I first fell in love with this jacket at Fitbloggin’, when my friend Tasha let me try hers on. I wear it to yoga and to the gym and don’t feel gross putting it on while still mildly to extremely sweaty.
7. Chanel Glossimer - $29.50
You may be thinking something along the lines of “What?! $30 for a lipgloss?! Are you out of your mind?!” Consider this an extravagance. Chanel is a luxury brand and while I covet their sunglasses and bags (ohhhh Jumbo caviar flap, I adore you), there’s no way I can afford to shell out that kind of money (well, unless I win the PowerBall)…so this is my little piece of Chanel that I can afford. I have a lipgloss addiction and no joke, these Chanel glosses are at the top of my list. There is no scent or taste (deal breakers for me), they’re super glossy, and well…they’re Chanel.
8. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - $50
I have the original Naked palette and think I’d like Naked 2 even more. I checked them out at Ulta last weekend and had to resist buying one! I love the sleek packaging, the mini gloss that comes with it, and that you get a ton of eyeshadow colors for $50. This is definitely on my wish list!
9. Pomaireware Clay Small Pig Sauce Dish – $21.00
Just so you know: No company asked me to review or promote their products. I received no compensation or free anything for this post.
I bought my parents the Pomaireware Clay Fish baking dish a few years ago and my mom still raves about it. There are all kinds of fun items from little pig salt and pepper shakers to a pig salsa dish, but I love this particular pig sauce dish so much. Isn’t it cute?
What’s on your holiday wish list? If you put together your own gift guide, please link me in the comments so I can check it out!