2015 Holiday Gift Guide – For the Furball

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If you’re an animal lover like I am, you understand how important it is to include your pet in all possible activities. With my puppy, I couldn’t imagine leaving her out of our Christmas festivities! I can’t wait to watch her rip up the paper on her gifts (as long as she doesn’t eat it, of course).

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So, here are the gifts Daisy will be getting under the tree this year.

  1. Chaco Dog Collar and Leash ($15, $20)
    Cute and durable? What could be better. This set is perfect for runners because the leash is adjustable, and you can clip it around your waist while you’re running.
  2. Kong Wubba ($7.49-$13.99)
    I love Kong toys. Daisy is a strong chewer and they seem to last far longer than the others. The Wubba has a built-in squeaker and will also work well for tug and fetch because of the ball and tail, so it’s almost like 3 toys in one.
  3. Best Hikes with Dogs Book ($17.95)
    What could your dog use more of? Quality time with you, of course! And what could we all use more of? Exercise! Give your pup the gift of a great bonding experience and give yourself a good cross training workout.
  4. Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness ($39.95)
    I’ve heard wonderful things about Ruffwear products, and when I have looked at them in the store, everything I have heard has been accurate. This harness will stand up to the test of time. Another great feature is that it can be attached to the leash at the front or back, so if you’re training your dog not to pull, you have options. Another thing I love about this harness is that it’s the same price, whether your dog is a teacup or a giant.
  5. Soggy Doggy Super Shammy ($19.99)
    Whether or not you buy this for Christmas, this is something every dog owner needs. Sometimes, getting your pup wet when they go outside for a bathroom break is unavoidable. This product makes it simple to prevent your dog from “shaking it out” and getting water everywhere in your house. It soaks up water like crazy.
  6. Hear Doggy Ultrasonic Squeaker Toy ($12.99)
    Like having a dog, but you also like peace and quite from time to time? Well, this make it possible for you to enjoy your Netflix binge, while keeping your puppy occupied. They even have tougher fabric for strong chewers (and it definitely lasts longer than most plush toys).
  7. Home Verve Ultimate Foldable Bowls ($22.99)
    You don’t have to use these for your pet, but I would! These make traveling or camping so much easier. Metal bowls can take up so much space, and they aren’t practical if your dog gets thirsty in the car or after a run.
  8. Barkbox Subscription ($29 – $19, depending on how many months you buy)
    It’s okay to spoil your dog. If you already spend this amount of money on your furry friend each month, why not have it delivered to your door? Plus, Barkbox gives back to pups in need, donating a portion of their profits to charity, so it’s a win-win.
  9. Digesteeze Rawhides ($19.99)
    Rawhides get a bad rap, and for some of them, rightfully so. However, Daisy goes crazy for them. These dissolve and do not break off into tiny pieces like some of the brands we have tried. We still supervise her at all times when she uses them, and we don’t let her eat one in a sitting, but they are great if you are responsible with them.
  10. Brindle Memory Foam Dog Bed ($79 – $159)
    Don’t let yourself be shocked by the sticker price, you can get these wonderful memory foam beds with a washable cover for much less on Amazon. They come in so many different colors to fit with your decor, and the sizes are also perfect for crates.

 

What are your favorite products to spoil your pooch/running buddy with?

Cheers!

 

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide – For Him (+ a Giveaway!)

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Don’t forget: I’m giving away a pair of Feetures Elite Socks and Camelbak eddy Water Bottle to celebrate the holidays. Enter at the link below… then check out the rest of the guide!

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Why is it that guys are always SO tough to shop for? I just ordered a bunch of Chris’ gifts… who knew shopping on the same Amazon account could be so confusing. Keeping things in your shopping cart is a giveaway when you share a computer!

I’m hoping to help solve part of that problem for you with my top picks for him. Good luck! 😉

  1. Yeti Rambler Tumbler ($64)
    My dad loves his Yeti tumbler. He uses it all the time to keep his Dr. Pepper cold on the way to work. Apparently, you can leave ice in it overnight and it will stay cold… but it also works well for a morning cup of Jo and fits in most car cup holders!
  2. XX2i Optics USA1 Sunglasses (Originally $59.99, 50% off with code: XX2iRocks)
    Your guy will thank you for these, let me tell you! They are very high quality, come in a variety of colors, have interchangeable lenses and (most importantly) do not fog up, so he can wear them for running or pretty much anything else.
  3. Under Armour Men’s Short Sleeve Tech Shirt ($24.99)
    If there is one thing I’ve learned about guys, it’s that they like simplicity. This tech shirt is a good ole standby, and it comes in almost every color, so you can find one that suits him perfectly.
  4. Asics Performance Everyday Shorts ($46)
    Perfect for running, basketball, or lounging around on a Saturday, these shorts are a fashionable length and lightweight. I like that they are tailored well, but still loose and athletic looking. They may show up under our tree this year, but my husband will just have to wait and see!
  5. Bose SoundSport In Ear Headphones ($129)
    Do you know a guy who is picky about sound? I do! In all seriousness, he IS a musician, and these are his headphones of choice. They stay in well when working out, cancel noise, and have great sound quality.
  6. Kelty Acadia Six Person Tent ($289.95)
    Give him the gift of an outdoor trip, together! The six person tent is actually plenty of space for two people (and a dog) with an air mattress. If you or your guy doesn’t want to rough it too much, this is a reasonably priced way to have a fun, but active weekend in the wilderness.
  7. Leatherman Wave Multitool ($93)
    You can’t go wrong with tools. This one will give him everything he needs in one handy place.
  8. Head Digital Sport Running Gloves ($12.99)
    One thing that guys often forget they need is gloves! These will go with his winter coat, and his running apparel. They are compatible with smart phone screens, so he won’t have to take them off to type. They aren’t too pricy, either, so if he loses them, you’re not out an arm and a leg.
  9. Stanley Classic Insulated Growler ($50)
    For the beer drinker (or the iced tea drinker), this growler offers a convenient method of keeping drinks sealed and cold for up to 24 hours. It’s a simple way for him to take some of the beer with him when he visits his favorite brewery, for enjoyment at home later in the day.
  10. Patagonia Men’s Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover ($119)
    This versatile wardrobe piece can be worn with casual clothes, work clothes (for some offices), and even athletic clothes. It is available in several classic colors (and prints for the more daring), and is super warm and soft – it might even take the place of his favorite hoodie!

Anything else that’s under your tree?

Cheers to this wonderful season of giving.

 

2015 Holiday Gift Guide – For Her (Plus a Giveaway)

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Hey there! The holidays are (finally) here and I’m giving away a pair of Feetures Elite Socks and Camelbak eddy Water Bottle to celebrate. Enter and find contest details below… then read on for some awesome gift ideas for the special someone in your life!

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Looking for a gift for your active lady? Here are my top picks for 2015.

  1. Asics Fit-Sana Zip Hoody
    Here in Texas, though it’s not often, when you need a running jacket, you need it! However, because I don’t need to run in a jacket often, it has to look good when I’m not running for me to actually get enough use out of it. This jacket is both stylish and warm, and who doesn’t love a good hoodie? ($90)
  2. Athleta Crunch and Punch Tank
    Kill two birds with one stone wit this built-in bra top from Athleta. Love all of the colors (and Athleta quality). It would also be perfect for yoga, or the gym, so you really can’t go wrong! ($69)
  3. Lucy Zenergy Bra
    I’m a big fan of bright colors and fun details on sports bras. I also love the double straps for the summer, which means no thick tan lines! ($49)
  4. Adidas Adizero II Cap
    This is the only hat I’ve tried on that is both flattering and affordable. Seriously though, no one likes a hat that makes them feel derpy; this one makes me feel the opposite – like a seasoned running pro. ($20)
  5. Nike Exhale Running Sunglasses
    I have a hard time finding sunglasses that are both pretty IRL and functional for running, but these fit the bill perfectly! ($146)
  6. Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf
    Up your athleisure game with this scarf from Lululemon. I would totally pair this with an oversized sweatshirt, running pants, and a pair of boots, if I was meeting up with someone for coffee or lunch post-workout. ($46)
  7. Running Bib and Medal Display from Strut Your Stuff Sign Co.
    What I love about this medal holder is that it is super-stylish, with customization options available to tie in with most décor styles. This company offers styles for triathletes and other sports as well. ($29.99+)
  8. Run Janji Printed Running Tights
    I like that these tights have an understated print – no loud colors, but still something different. What’s even better is that your purchase of these tights provides water to a person in Tanzania for three years, so you can gift responsibly. Love this company and their passion. ($68)
  9. Adidas Squad II Duffel Bag
    Adds a whole new meaning to the term “squad goals,” right? This bag is the updated version of my current adidas duffel bag that I LOVE. It has special pockets for tennis shoes, jewelry, your cell phone, and swimsuit, making it super convenient for the girl on the go. Great buy! ($45)
  10. Oiselle Women’s Wazelle Long Sleeve Top
    Apparently there is a debate in the running community about thumb holes. Well, if I cared to debate such issues, I’d be pro-thumb holes, which is part of why I like this shirt. The other part is that Oiselle does a great job of making great running products. ($66)

Have anything to add to this list? Be sure to mention it in the comments below.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway and check back later this week for the next section of the gift guide!

What are you most excited about giving this year?

Cheers!