The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides! Day 7: The Athlete

Today's gift guide is all about the athlete! Whether they're a runner, a yogi, a gym rat, or even just a sports enthusiast, they are always on the go and always conscious of how they're treating their body. I think this particular group is a great "type" to have on your holiday shopping list because 1. the fitness world is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest in both fitness philosophies and the technology/equipment to go along with them, so there is always something new that a devotee would need, and 2. they tend to wear out their equipment and clothing fast if they're true fanatics, so even basics like moisture-wicking socks or SPF lip balm are always welcome gifts. Here's what I'm liking most in the fitness world this holiday season ...  


1. Twist Jacket, $98, Athleta
2. Everlast Boxing Gloves, $42.50, Victoria's Secret
3. EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm Sphere with SPF 15, $3.09, Target
4. Jaybird Bluebuds X, $169.96, Jaybird
5. UA Braided Mini Headbands 3-Pack, $19.99, Under Armour
6. Strobe Light by Nathan, $10, Athleta
7. Nature Collection Ultra Mat, $39.95, Hugger Mugger
8. Sandstone Relay Tight, $84, Athleta
9. Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband, $99.95, Fitbit
10. 22 oz. Glass Bottle with Straw Cap and Silicone Sleeve, $26.99, Lifefactory
11. Nike Free TR III Printed Training Shoe, $100, Nike
12. Bulu Subscription Box, $10-75, Bulu Box


1. iSport Intensity In-Ear Headphones, $99.95, Monster
2. FitDeck Body Weight, $14.95, FitDeck
3. Manduka beLONG Foam Body Roller, $32, Rodale's
4. 26.2 Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $17.99, Go For A Run
5. Nike Aeroloft 800 Metallic Running Vest, $240, Nike
6. Nike+ Fuelband SE, $149, Nike
7. Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, $9.99, Amazon
8. ColdGear Infrared EVO Fitted Leggings, $59.99, Under Armour
9. Speedshift Cold Weather Running Gloves, $50, Nathan Sports
10. Reebok Adjustable Kettle Bell, $61.66, QVC
11. Nike Free Hyperfeel Running Shoe, $139.97, Nike
12. Jack Black Complete Performance Set, $115, Jack Black

I hope this gave you some ideas for that fitness buff on your list! And check back in tomorrow for one of my all-time favorites- The Old Soul!