2016 Christmas Gift List

It’s time again for some Christmas gift ideas! This is in no way an exhaustive list, but just meant to give you some ideas for the fitness lover or hard to shop for family member on your list. All of these products are things personally used by me, and some of them may contain affiliate links, while others are things I just love and wanted to tell you about! Let me know if you have any questions and I can try to help you out or find answers. Happy shopping!

1.) Running skirts from RunningSkirts.com. I know I talk about these a lot, but they are seriously my favorite running skirt brand. Pockets on each side to hold keys, tissue etc, sweat wicking, and they have styles with shorts, capris, and briefs. Super comfy and adorable too! They also have shorts (run buns) and capris now, too. The tops are really lightweight, and they are always coming out with new stuff. Right now they are having sales on different days for different items, so go check out their site!

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2.) Resistance bands. Since we just moved and haven’t joined a gym yet, I knew I would need to get a couple of things to get me by for now, and resistance bands were at the top of my list. They are great for stretching, PT, or minor running injuries. For instance, I have hip and IT band issues and strengthening my hips and legs with resistance bands has helped me So much! I use them while I watch TV at night. Super easy.

 

3.) Photo gifts from Shutterfly. These are always a big hit, especially with family members wanting pictures of Emma Kate. We personally order our Christmas cards and photo calendars from here and the quality is great! Also, this time of year they are always having sales.

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4.) goodr sunglasses: This is a start up company I came across, and I am in love with their super affordable and adorable running sunglasses. They don’t slip (really!) and I have worn mine every day. They did a kickstarter campaign in the fall, and I believe in these sunglasses so much that I joined in and pledged. More colors are coming soon! You can get them in orange with free shipping for prime members now, or check out their website for pre orders of other colors.

5.) My ebook or in paperback: I of course had to throw this one in there. Smile If you or a friend are looking for some motivation, encouragement, and a fresh start for the new year, then my ebook may be for you. If you aren’t sure, you can read a sample chapter here for free.

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6.) ZEROWATER water filters: I have used the ZEROWATER pitcher before and was super impressed, but this was my first time using the portable tumbler. It’s pretty awesome because I can now fill up my water bottle anywhere and know that I will have great filtered water! I took it to the gym this morning and it worked like a charm. It combines the top-performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design. The ZeroWater filtration system combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, so you taste nothing but the water.

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QOTD: What is on your Christmas gift list?

My Favorite Things 2011

 

Welcome to the Oprah Winfrey show RWS show! My mom keeps asking me what I want for Christmas, and I am not sure what to tell her. I thought maybe I could help some of you out with your lists with a few of my favorite things of 2011. Some are health and fitness related, and some are just plain ‘ole fun, and some I don’t own but think are pretty cool! So so no particular order…

 

1. Keurig single cup brewer:

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I love this little baby. I am the only coffee drinker in my house, and always fond it a waste to make a pot of coffee for just one cup. Not to mention, I always made it wrong. Too watery, too strong, but this way it’s perfect every time! I also love trying out all the different flavors and love that you can make tea, cider, and hot chocolate as well!

 

2. Running Skirts Capri Skirt:

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With the colder weather upon us, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear a cute running skirt until spring. it just means you need to buy a capri skirt! These skirts have a drawstring and the same pockets, comfiness, and flattering fit as the regular skirts.

 

 

3. Acer Android Tablet:

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Bobby got me one of these for my birthday and I use it every single day. It’s so nice to get online without having to turn on my computer or look at my tiny phone screen. We debated between the ipad and the android tablet, but in the end the android won because 1.) it was cheaper 2.) it has flash player 3.) has a full sized USB plug in. It’s great to take on a plane or to a hotel with free WiFi, I love being able to travel lighter!

4. Tall Boots:

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I got a brown pair and black pair from Shoe Carnival on Black Friday and I love them. They are comfy and you can wear them with cute sweater dresses or with skinny jeans or regular jeans. I am generally not a trendy person but they are everyone this season!

 

5. Alarm Clock on Wheels:

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That’s right, you read it correctly. I do not have clocky here, but think he’s pretty cool. Clocky will give you one chance to get up and turn off your alarm like a normal person. If you don’t, he will literally jump off your nightstand and run from you, beeping and flashing until you get up, catch hi, and turn him off. That will wake you up in the morning!

 

6. Tervis Tumbler

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I pretty much only drink out of these cups. If you live in the south, you understand how humid it gets here and how much glasses sweat and then water gets everywhere. Not to mention it helps keep your drink hot or cold due to the insulation. I also love the cute logos you can buy! You can also get a lid and/or straw to go with it.

 

7. Running Chics shirt

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No lie, these shirts are so soft I want to wear one every day. There is a great selection and the logo is really cute, too. Great for wanting to be cozy and comfy in the winter months ahead. You must buy one!

 

8. Digital Picture Frame:

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I got a Kodak digital picture frame for Christmas last year and I love it. I have mine in the kitchen, so it’s fun to be able to look over at pictures of my family while I am cooking or doing something in the kitchen. It’s also nice when you have company over, they seem to really like looking at vacation pictures, etc. in that way instead of flipping through a photo album.

 

9. Brookstone nap blanket

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This is the softest blanket every created. Bobby bought one for me a couple years ago, and somehow the dos managed to steal it, but I am taking it back. It’s the perfect Sunday-afternoon-on-the-couch blanket. If you are ever in Brookstone, go check out how soft this thing is!

 

10. iPod nano

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This is one gift I may ask for. I have a very old school iPod mini. Remember those things? I usually just bring my phone and listen to Pandora but I hate carrying my phone but I know this would easily clip onto my clothing, Now, which color should I ask for?

*Check out last year’s Runner Gift Guide!

QOTD: What are you asking Santa to bring you for Christmas?