Got a #fitgirl in your life & need some suggestions for Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers? I’ve got you covered with some of my favorites [links included when applicable] to help make your shopping easier. I’ve tried to cover a spectrum of needs & budgets, so whether you’re looking for a bigger gift for your best friend or something small for Secret Santa, you’ll find something on this list to stop your search! Don’t forget to leave me a comment below to let me know your favorite picks!
- Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
No fit girl should be without dry shampoo (for those days when you need to get one more day out of your hair without washing!) But this one is from Not Your Mother’s not only works better than any other brand I’ve used, it’s also the most budget-friendly! You can find this can for under $5 at Target. (Expect to pay double at Ulta & Amazon!) It smells super fresh, and it won’t leave white powder in your hair, so for my dark-haired friends, you can use this one too!
2. fitbook’s fitspiration journal for Target
I’m an old fashioned pen & paper girl when it comes to tracking my workouts…but based on my anorexic history, I don’t like just tracking my calories in & calories out. This journal, available at Target, made by my friends at fitbook, has you track your gratitude, health goals, appreciation for your body, workout duration, energy levels & today’s mood. Not to mention, it’s sprinkled with inspiration & fit tips. Run to Target & grab one for the new year!
Speaking of pen & paper, here are two of my other favorite tools for goal-setting and organizing my day. I know these aren’t 100% fitness related, but I rarely meet other #fitgirls that don’t have laser focus in other areas of their life too. My DayDesigner planner does exactly what it claims in the title – it helps me design my day. From an hourly breakdown to prepping for a week in advance, this planner has helped me stay organized more than any other tool I’ve ever used. And for the Type A+ personality, if the #fitgirl in your life also has a professional life, don’t let her go another day without these Power Sheets! They are fantastic for taking the vision God has given you from concept to action steps. But don’t delay – they’re only available a few times a year, and you’ll wish you had started today!
I love working out in my home gym, and even though I’ve worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years, I still prefer working out to a DVD! (Who wants to exert the kind of brain power to come up with their own workout at 5am?!) But let’s be real – that can get old & I have two boys that are great at losing things and breaking things. This year, Beachbody on Demand in conjunction with my appleTV has been an AWESOME addition to my morning routine! Not only do I never get bored with an ever-growing library of Beachbody’s most popular workouts, but there’s even workouts ONLY designed for Beacbody on Demand members! At $39.95 quarter (about $2.50/week), you can’t beat that. It’s like fitness Netflix! (Clicking the link to get started with Beachbody on Demand above will also connect you to me as your coach on your journey!)
5. Essential Oils
Again, I’m not an essential oils expert by any stretch of the means, but I love finding natural ways to help with common ailments. Instead of popping Tylonol when I get a headache, I love rubbing this PastTense tension blend from Doterra on my temples. (It’s a little pricey, but it does last, and most importantly, it does work!) Also, Young Living has a lot of great blends, but my favorites are their blends, specially formulated for kids, so they’re already diluted. Pictured here are the three I use the most for my boys: tummyGize (for tummy aches); SleepyIze (for aiding going to sleep & staying asleep); and Owie (will make scrapes & cuts disappear in about 48 hours!)
6. Body Butter
I lift weights, but I don’t want man hands. Not to mention, this time of year, our skin tends to dry out, especially if you live in a place with humid temperatures in the warmer months. I’m a big fan of body butter, as well as staying away from chemicals. (And yes, I’m a big fan of Coconut Oil, but I typically only use that at night!) Body butter is my go-to first thing in the morning and during the day. Trader Joe’s has the best price, coming in at $3, for a pretty large tub. So far, I’m a big fan of their Coconut scented, but the pumpkin body butter has been fun to mix in during the holiday months!
7. Cloth Ponytail Holders
No one likes creases after having their hair up in a ponytail, right? These cloth ponytail holders are the only ones I’ve ever used that allow me to pull my hair down, spray with dry shampoo, and not have dents in my hair. (If you have long hair, you know exactly what I mean!) Buy these neutrals in a bundle at Target for under $5!
I’m in no shape or form a beauty or make-up expert…but I know what I like, and I know what doesn’t make my skin break out. I’m all for make-up that only needs to be applied once a day (with the exception of lip gloss, of course), and can hang with a little sweat. I may not always have make-up on during my workouts, but I remain fairly active throughout the day…and this is the only make-up I’ve found that can hang with my activity level AND doesn’t contain harmful, break-out inducing chemicals. If you haven’t tried it! cosmetics yet, head to their website or your local ULTA Beauty Supply to give them a try. Thanks, Coach Glitter, for introducing me!
Here are my top staples:
- No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
- Ombre Bronzer
- Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
- Celebration Foundation
- Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss (Naturally Pretty is my favorite shade!)
Hope that helps you! Which one(s) are you adding to your list? Let me know in the comments below!