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?


Birthday Gifts for the Active Girl

This past weekend, I celebrated my 25th birthday! Each year seems to go by more quickly than the last and I can’t believe I’m another year older again. I personally love birthdays because they are an opportunity to show the person you love how special they are and how much their life means to you.  However, when my turn comes along, I always struggle to finalize my birthday list. Don’t get me wrong – this is definitely a good problem to have!
Here’s what was on my list this year in the way of activewear and running gear; if you’re trying to find gifts (birthday or otherwise) for the special active lady in your life, these items are sure to bring a smile to her face… or maybe you’re just like me and don’t always know what you want. 😉
Birthday Gift Guide
From left, clockwise:
Under Armour Fly-By Tank – I have had my eye on this tank for quite a while and will probably be purchasing it with my birthday money. It’s perfect for summer and comes in so many fun colors.
MPG Cover-Up Cardigan – If I could wear running clothes to work everyday, I totally would. This cardigan makes that a little more possible. Just wear it with a tank and jeans and all you have to do is change into running capris (like the Running Skirts Honeycomb Capris below) and head to the gym.
Feetures! Elite Cushion No Show Tab Sock – You might be thinking, “Really, Socks?” Seriously. I bought my first pair of these socks for my marathon and feel like they made a huge difference in how my feet felt. These are kind of expensive and a luxury many people wouldn’t indulge in, so I’d say it’s appropriate to give socks in this case. Your runner friend will thank you.
FlipBelt – These come in so many cute colors and make it easy to carry personal belongings when running, biking, etc.
lululemon Speed Shorts – lululemon is another item I consider a sweet luxury. These shorts will make the active girl in your life feel super spoiled. They even have waterproof pockets for your phone/keys and extra pockets for Gu’s/gels. Black is a safe bet because it looks good with everything.
Brooks Special Edition Kaleidoscope Collection – If your runner has a favorite Brooks shoe, they just came out with this awesome Kaleidoscope Collection that’s only available for a limited time. We could always use an extra pair ;).
Garmin Forerunner 15 – The Forerunner 15 is a sporty and functional and will help her reach her time goals. This low priced GPS watch has so many great features that I can’t list them all here, so be sure to check out the list here.
Sweaty Bands Headbands – Sweaty Bands have a no-slip grip and come in many fun colors. Again, you could get a basic color and wear these from work to the gym.
Massage Envy Gift Card – Two words: Treat yourself. Massages make a great gift, and if you know someone who’s training for a race they’ll appreciate the chance to get a sports massage to work out their aches and pains.
Running Skirts Honeycomb Capris – I just think this print is so fun! The light colors match pretty much anything and make this an option for the summer, since black absorbs heat. Wear them to yoga, kickboxing, or on an after-work run.
As for my actual birthday, it was great. We relaxed, went to dinner and watched The Princess Bride. We also got to spend the day with my family a couple days after.
Chris spoiled me and got me the Garmin Forerunner 220. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but will provide a detailed review when I do.
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?