{my favorite things} holiday gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of year!  The holidays are upon us, Christmas lights are on display, and it’s the perfect weather for peppermint hot chocolate.  I love Christmas – it’s a time for giving and spreading holiday cheer.  Speaking of giving, I’ve complied {my favorite things} for holiday gifting.  If I could, I’d give myself a thing or two…

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1Koss Fit Series  $29.99 ($19.99 during the holiday season at select retailers)

Note: This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Koss.

I love listening to music when I work out or travel – but ear buds are almost always too big for my ears, which makes listening to said music pretty annoying.  Koss Fit Series Headphones are made by women, for women so it’s the perfect fit every time!  With two options – FitBuds & FitClips – you can pick the right fit for you.  My favorite part: with three different ear cushions, you can customize how it fits in your ear – guaranteeing the perfect fit and stay-put ear buds!

Buy: Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Walgreens, Kmart, Sears (retailers will promote at $19.99 this Holiday Season) or Online

2Lululemon Wunder Under Crop $72

I’m a sucker for Lulu’s Wunder Under Crop – I wear them with just about everything.  A little pricey, yes, but totally worth it!  For this holiday seaon I’m diggin’ the Ziggy Wee September Plum colorway. 

Buy: Local Stores or Online 

3Moving Comfort Mix It Up Scarf $48

I love anything infinity, especially if it’s in the form of soft, buttery polyester.  The Mix It Up scarf is the perfect addition to cozy-up any pre- or post-workout outfit.  With two colors to choose from, it’s cozy enough for working out but stylish enough for a night out with friends.

Buy: Local Run Specialty Accounts or Online

4WatchCo Nixon Watch $300 – 500

I’m slightly obsessed with watches – between fashion and athletic, I have over 10.  I love being able to accessorize accordingly and watches are a huge part of that.  Nixon watches are my favorite accessory for the holiday season; paired with Alex and Ani bangles and a Tory Burch wrap, I’m ready for any holiday party!  WatchCo has a large selection of Nixon watches, in addition to many designer brands including Citizen, Fossil,  Bulova, Suunto. Casio, Seiko, etc.  If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for fashion and athletic watches, WatchCo is the place to go (plus, free US shipping).

Buy: Online

54Love Clothing Love Wrap $25

I’m a little biased because my sister owns this amazing company, dedicated to empowering and employing indigenous women in the Republic of Panama, but biases aside Love Wraps are a beautiful and practical way to keep hair put.  Each hair wrap is handmade by a Ngobe Bugle Indian that receives fair trade wages and supplemental education.  Perfect for just about any occasion – tie on a 4Love Love Wrap before a yoga class or run, for errands, or a lunch date with friends.  This holiday season give a gift that gives back!

Buy: Online

6For Two Fitness $49.99 (racerback tank)

I can’t think about 2013 without thinking about my baby belly and For Two Fitness.  I lived (and sweated) by For Two Fitness and I can honestly say it made my pregnancy way more fun!  Each shirt has a clever saying – my favorite is {running for two} – and I was often the recipient of “you go girl” or “I love your shirt”.  If you’re pregnant, have a friend who’s pregnant, or you’re about to be pregnant, do yourself a favor and buy anything For Two Fitness.


7Alex and Ani $28

I love jewelry – especially bracelets and bangles.  Hello, arm candy!  I can’t get enough Alex and Ani – you can get anything your heart desires.  Sorority, check.  Favorite football team, check.  Favorite city, check.  Initial, check.  I ran track in college so this is – naturally – my favorite.

Buy: Local Stores, Bloomingdale’s,or Online

8Nuun $24/4 pack

Where to begin with Nuun?!  I’ve always loved Nuun (strawberry lemonade, anyone?) but then there was Hood to Coast, and my love for Nuun skyrocketed. Nuun is the perfect addition to any water bottle – and there are so many delicious flavors, it’s hard to choose (but I’ll take strawberry lemonade and lemon tea, please).  Drop a tablet into your water and it’s magically transformed in minutes (with little calories and tons of electrolytes).

Buy: Local Specialty Run Accounts or Online

9Brooks Silver Bullet Jacket $170

When you turn it up, so does the Silver Bullet. Lined with an aluminum membrane, this jacket reflects body heat back to create extreme warmth using lightweight, stretchy fabric. This jacket is perfect for trails-to-coffee and makes a statement beyond the workout.  If you’re looking for a jacket that does it all, the Silver Bullet is your pick.

Buy: Local Run Specialty Accounts or Online

What’s on your holiday wish list?


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  1. I love your gift guide!

  2. Nuun is ALWAYS in my wish list (fruit punch and cherry limeade!) and ever though there are ZERO babies in my future, I’ve wanted a for two tank since they first debuted. Super jealous!

  3. What a fun gift guide. I’m a sucker for scarves and that super soft one looks a-mazing!

  4. Love the hair wrap and scarf! I’m currently obsessed with scarves, so seriously, one I can work out it? Awesome

  5. recently I have purchase this watch NIXON A124-879

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