Before we get started — confession — we love these gifts SO much that for many of them we’ve become affiliates. Meaning, that when you order a little something that we recommend from here, you also give us a gift by helping to support the site and everything we do and stand for here at FBG. So thank you!
This is the gift that keeps giving way after the holidays. For reasons that we’ve named again and again (including in our epic conversation with THE Danielle LaPorte), the Desire Map Planner ($44) isn’t just your usual planner. Yes, it keeps track of events and to-dos, but it also helps you to focus on what you need to stop doing and helps bring awareness to all the things you’re grateful for. It basically puts your soul on the agenda. And that, our friends, is a killer gift.
Meals for Results ($197) is the best meal planning tool out there, period. We partnered with our fave trainer Dave Smith on it, and it seriously makes for a great gift for the busy friend who wants to eat and cook healthier but doesn’t have the time to start from scratch. With 1,000+ recipes that are totally customizable to food tolerances, personal preferences, goals and macros, a subscription to this software creates weekly meal plans in the right portions to reach individual goals for a whole year. Genius!
How cute and handy are these? Hydaway Bottles ($20) — portable, re-usable and collapsible — hold 21-ounces of water and can be folded down to just over 1-inch, so they easily fit in a pocket, backpack or gym bag. All bottles feature an easy-to-use, flip-up straw for quick sips, a carabiner-friendly carry handle, and a watertight guarantee. They’re also BPA-free, taste-free, odor-free and dishwasher safe. And they come in eight fun colors. A truly great stocking stuffer!
Health and fitness doesn’t just come from the time spent at the gym. The hours you spend at the office also have a big impact — and we think one of the simplest ways to maximize your time at work is with a standing desk solution, like the ones at VARIDESK. We seriously love ours, and if you have someone in your life who spends more time sitting at a desk than they’d like, we’re certain they’d love it too.
Give your loved one this ProSource Resistance Band Set ($25.99) and you’re basically giving them the ability to work out anywhere, at anytime. Which is pretty rad! The set includes five bands with varying resistance levels, cushioned foam handles, door anchor, manual and a travel bag.
Guys, we LOVE THESE SHOES ($150). And if we could, we’d gift all of you with a pair. Simply put, of leading performance running shoes, these give you the most energy return of ANY shoe out there — meaning that you get a springy, responsive and awesome feeling ride each time you run.
Knowledge is power. Which makes a dietPower + fitPower dnaPower test ($599 — but if you use code “fitdna100” at check out you’ll get $100 off!) not just a powerful gift, but a life-changing gift. Both of us did these tests a few months ago and they totally changed how we ate and how we worked out — and just explained SO MUCH. The dietPower test helps explain how your body burns fat, your sensitivity to carbohydrates and insulin, your cholesterol regulation, and your protein requirements to help determine your optimum eats, plus loads of other cool info. The fitPower test looks at everything from your genetic ability for high-intensity aerobic and longer endurance activities to how well you recover to how likely you are to get injured. Like we said, life changing.
Not all beauty subscription boxes are created equal, and this is our favorite one, hands down. For $49.99, your gift recipient will get a box filled with more than $200 worth of full-sized products (yep, no tiny trial-sized stuff here!) hand-picked by FabFitFun. A mix of beauty, fashion, jewelry and fitness, we discover something new to love in every seasonal box!
These boots ($210) take athleisure to the next level — the next winter-walking level. With wet-weather protection and traction, these are a great fall-winter-spring pair of boots that have the look that you can wear anywhere (great with leggings or jeans or a skirt) with the functionality of comfort, support and warmth (so warm). And, yep, there’s expandable width in the calf area. (Our prayers have been answered!)
Ladies, we’ve recommended this wrap ($89) so much to friends. SO MUCH. It’s perfect for being cozy around the house in, as a cover-up on your way into the gym, to snuggle up in when you meditate, all the places. Super comfy and soft, it’s the perfect length, has thumbholes and deep pockets, and … just get it. For all your friends. And yourself.
TRX suspension trainers are a staple in our home gym, and this new TRX Home2 System ($199.95) is taking things up a notch, because it doesn’t just include the latest suspension trainer with adjustable foot cradles and soft, durable foam handles, but also a one-year subscription to the TRX App, which works with popular wearables and can act as a fitness tracker, schedule, dynamic in-ear coach, and music control. Oh, and, as you might’ve guessed, it also provides you with workouts — more than 80 workouts, in fact, with all different focuses (HIIT, cycling, running, yoga and more). The suspension trainer can be used pretty much anywhere — in a doorframe, over a tree, with an anchor on the wall or ceiling, and it’s really easy to transport, so it’s an incredibly versatile tool for your home gym.
Now for the important question: what’s your holiday wish list? —Jenn & Kristen