Have you been asked what you’d like for Christmas yet? I thought it would be fun to put together a quick holiday gift guide for some of my favorite fitness stuff. You can add these to your list or pick them up for another fitness fan in your life!
Glass Water Bottle (Target) – $14.99
My mom originally found this great water bottle and when I saw her’s I asked for one for my birthday. I love it because it is glass, yet has a silicone sleeve around it. With all the research about toxins leeching into our water from plastic bottles, it’s nice to find a durable glass one. Metal is a good solution too, but I find that sometimes my water ends up tasting metallic, so glass is my new favorite!
Strappy Sports Bra (Target) – $18.99
I found this sports bra last time I was a Target and I love it! The skinny straps are cute and different. It has built in cups which help with coverage when you get cold and the ruching in the middle helps avoid the uni-boob that some sports bras cause. This one is less supportive than the Moving Comfort bra I used during pregnancy and nursing, but it’s perfect now that I am back to my normal size.
Lotus Folding Yoga Mat (Walmart) – $13.97
If you travel and workout on the road, then you need a light weight yoga mat that is easy to pack. I love how this mat folds instead of rolls. Just throw this and your resistance band in your suitcase and you are good to go!
Banded Headbands (Banded2gether.com) – $8-10
I spent years searching for a headband that wouldn’t slip off my head during a hard core workout and these from Banded are the only ones I have found! They also don’t give you a headache if you wear them all day. I like the thicker ones better than the skinny ones and the sparkles are my favorite, but all their patterns are adorable. As a bonus, they partner with Amazima, so every headband you purchase provides 3 meals for a sponsored child.
Ruffled Scuba Hoodie (Lululemon) – $158
So I know Lululemon has had some bad press lately, but they still make great workout clothes that last longer than any other brand I have bought. And believe me, I wear my workout clothes hard! I thought this ruffled hoodie was adorable! I have the regular scuba hoodie in black (same jacket, but no ruffle) and it’s a really nice jacket. It is quite warm and I usually only wear it during warm up, but it is also stylish enough to throw on with jeans and boots for casual wear.
Long Sleeve Shirt (Athleta) – $79
Athleta is one of my new favorite workout clothes brands! They used to be only online, but they just opened a few stores, included one just 15 minutes from my parent’s house in Scottsdale so I plan on checking it out when I am there later this month. I have several Athleta pieces and they wear well and are good quality. I have one top very similar to this long sleeve one and it is great for outdoor winter workouts here in San Diego. The wick away fabric is perfect to keep you warm, but comfortable to sweat in. There are several other things on their site I’d love to try like this skirted capri pant. By the way, Athleta is owned by the same folks as Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic, so gift cards to any of those stores are good for Athleta too. As a side note, whenever I look at an Athleta catalog, I love how healthy looking their models are! They aren’t the skinny ones you see in most ads. They have muscles and actually look like they would kick butt in a workout. Thank you Athleta for showing strong, healthy women in your ads!
Chevron Athletic Skirt (RunningSkirts.com) – $69
I was introduced to Running Skirts about a year ago. They are a local San Diego company started by two twin sisters. I have this Chevron Running Skirt and I LOVE to wear it with my Tailored Fitness tank. If you followed any of my journey to post baby best blogs, you saw this photo every month! They are always coming out with new styles and they have great sales, so check out the sale part of their site for deals. You’ll want to get the Athletic skirts, which have compression shorts rather than the Running skirts, which just have briefs. A little more coverage is nice when you are cross training and down on your mat doing abs.
Tailored Fitness Tank (Tailored Fitness) – $25
Speaking of Tailored Fitness tanks, have you ordered yours yet? We’ve had raving review so far! It is a really nice light weight material that is fitted, but not too tight. Plus, it’s nice and long so you don’t have to worry about your midriff showing when you do an overhead press!
Statement Tees (FellowFlowers.com) – $25
I love these statement tees from Fellow Flowers (another great small business to support). They have a word on the front (such as hope, strength, courage, etc) and then on the back, they have the definition, but in super empowering language. I have my eye on the Content tee. The messages they express are about strength and confidence and go right along with what we stand for here at Tailored Fitness!
Well, hope you had fun shopping with me! If you’d like to see more shopping related posts like this, let me know! Have a fabulous week and don’t forget to squeeze in a few workouts during the craziness of the holidays. It’s important to carve out some “me time” during the holiday rush!