It’s not even December yet and yet the questions begin: What do you want for Christmas? And what am I going to get my BFF/mom/fit friend for Christmas? If you’re like me and all you really want is a night of sleep uninterrupted, these are a few items you can tell people who ask but cannot give you that much-desired gift of sleep.
Anything from Target
Is it just me or would literally anything from Target be opened with a smile? It’s my happy place. If you need just a little bit more direction, try one of these fun accessories like these faux fur mittens ($16.99) or this pom pom earflap beanie ($19.99). There are cold months ahead and you’re going to want to be prepared.
Wine is a winner for a lot of moms, and Selective Wine Estates offers a number of wines that’ll put a smile on a funny mom’s face. At just $9.99 each, these Italian wines have names like Mommy’s Time Out Wine, and Dad’s Day Off Chianti. Cheers!
Swell Water Bottles
To ward off the hangover from the previous wine, we need to maintain hydration. These Swell Water Bottles are a favorite in the FBG World. They keep water cold and they are pretty. Likewise, for the coffee drinker in your life, you cannot go wrong with the Camelbak Forge. Love that thing.
Calia Gym Bag
Know someone who could stand a new gym bag that doesn’t smell? This CALIA bag ($70) is spacious and stylish. The duffel has multiple interior and exterior organizer pockets and hideaway yoga mat straps for the yogi.
Fanny packs are no more and this PakRat proves it. If you know someone that runs with their phone in one hand and keys in the other with a credit card or ID tucked into her bra, this is the gift you’ll want to give (or if you’re that person, receive).
Lily Trotters Compression Socks
These Lily Trotters Holiday Edition compression socks ($48) provide support and assistance for your feet and legs in all the right places. They’re thin enough to fit your favorite shoes and comfortable enough to wear for hours. Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial, they’ll help your legs stay cool and dry.
Complete Training Journal
If you know someone who loves to log their workouts and runs, the new Compete Training Journal ($21.95) is a performance-focused workout log that also shows runners how to transform their approach to racing. Whether your next race is a 5K or an ultramarathon, the journal will make sure race day brings out the best in you by helping you set achievable goals, map out a training plan, log workouts, avoid mental pitfalls, set smart race strategies, train with intention and more.
These fleece-lined boots with leather uppers that keep snow and water out with Vibram Arctic Grip for traction and a waterproof shell with insulation for warmth and protection. If only I were in the market for some hiking boots these Aurora Tall Ice+ ($160) would be on my list.
Help your friend keep her hair out of her face so she can really concentrate on crushing that 5K with these non-slip athletic headbands (starting at $12). With so many colorful options, you’re sure to find one perfect for everyone on your list.
I don’t know about you, but I’m about to get out my wish list and add a few items… —Erin