All I want for Christmas is a self cleaning house and some really cute shoes.
A girl can dream, right?
Well, it’s time to stop dreaming and time to power shop because apparently today is one of the last days the post office will guarantee packages to arrive before Christmas. So, if you still have shopping to do as well, I thought I’d share a few of the things I love and a few things I think I’d really love to have under my Fitness Tree this year.
And since Fitness & Spice is where fitness, food, and fashion get a healthy shake, I’ll give you a few gift suggestions in each category. Let’s get the shopping spree started with…
Gifts Fit for the Fitness Fanatic
A Treadmill Desk . I would love a TrekDesk for my home office…this contraption gives the word “workout” an entirely new meaning. It’s a little pricey but I’m you’re worth it!
Road ID . Don’t tell my brother, but he’s getting one of these customized wrist bands for Christmas, that way he can’t return or regift it. Road ID is the dog tag for runners, or any athlete for that matter, that can be personalized with the owners “in case of emergency” information.
fitbook . I remain the (self-appointed) president of the fitbook fan club. fitbook is a 12-week fitness and nutrition journal and goal setting system. I use mine every single day to keep my goals in check. And in case you missed it, fitbook rolled out two limited edition fitbooks this year, one that is pretty in PINK and the other that is decked out in BLACK…for those of you with a bit of a dark side.
Gifts Fit for the Food Lover
The Best of Clean Eating . The editors of Clean Eating Magazine compiled 200 of their favorite recipes and created this cookbook. I would know, they just sent me a copy and it gets my seal of approval and a coveted spot on the island in the Fitness & Spice Test kitchen.
Reusable Snack Bags . Words to Sweat By, the creators of those whimsical gym towels and key chains I’ve told you about, now has an equally witty line of reusable snack bags perfect for packing up your own healthy 100 calorie packs…healthy for you and the environment.
The Protein Bakery . Score some “brownie points” with Santa by giving him (or her) a sampler pack of Oprah-approved, all natural, protein-packed cookies, blondies, and brownies. These freshly baked treats are perfect for stuffing into the stockings of anyone on your list with a healthy sweet tooth.
Gifts Fit the Fashion Forward
Count Me Healthy bracelets . These bracelets are fabulous. Not only are they an elegant piece of jewelry, but each one comes with 12 beads that can help you keep track your healthy-living goals. Pretty and smart? Pretty smart if you ask me! You add one bead at a time as a visual representation of a milestone toward your goal…whether you want to drink 12 cups of water a day, drop 12 pounds, or remind yourself how many weeks are left until your next race or special event, it’s up to you.
String-Ring . You know how they say you should tie a string around your finger to help you remember something? A don’t-forget-me-knot, if you will. Anyway, this company enhanced that concept and turned it into a charming ring you can wear everyday. Maybe you need a gentle nudge to be a little more patient (like I do) or a reminder to eat more vegetables, this ring can be your discrete cue to help you become an even better version of you.
Tube Socks . Fashletics created a sassy set of knee-high socks to remind us to LIVE LOVE LIFT. Can you think of a more fitting stocking stuffer? I think not.
Now I really must go clean the house and finish shopping because it’s beginning to look a lot like fitness!