Hey Peeps! While I’m sitting here shopping online for gifts for my family and friends, I thought I should share some of the things I think make great gifts. I am sponsored by or partners in some of these brands, but this gift list is purely my idea, and just like anyone else would, I made list of my favorite things that I am personally attracted to, or come in contact with. Basically, I use these things, these things rock, and I recommend them personally. Some are bigger ticket items and others are smaller gifts. If you have experience with any of these things, feel free to share them in the comments!
I already have a “Pro Picks” list from a few weeks ago that you may have seen, but here are a few top items I’m particularly crushing on now.
For the Winter Sports Person: Wazzie Wool
I’ve tried on a lot of wool. None of it fits like this. It is pure butter, stretchy, damn good looking, yet with all the performance qualities of wool like temperature control, moisture control, etc. Wool is an example of nature being smarter than science, and I love that. It is certified ethically sourced, which is super important considering recent events in the merino wool industry. It costs more as a result, but one piece will last many years and will perform every time.
I love the jacket too, and have called it the rock and roll motorcycle chick version of a puffer, but the vest is even more versatile and a little less expensive. A vest works in a variety of climates, works to keep the core warm on the coldest of days, and has lots of pockets. This will be the last puffer vest you’ll ever need.
Any Tights on the whole website
Literally pick one and press go, they are all the best tights on the market. The waistline, the seam placements, everything about them is gorgeous. The leslie tight is the warmest. The leslie moto is the softest. The portman is the most stylish. The go joggings in burgen are my favorite cross over.
A Picky Club membership is a way to make sure you always have good quality bars at the best prices, as well as a direct connection to our crew to sample new flavors in the works, etc. You can sign up yourself, or someone else, or have multiple memberships for a monthly delivery of 12, 18, or 24 Picky Bars. This is great for students away from home, or people committing to better nutrition to support their fitness goals. You can cancel at any time, or change quantities, or flavors. The Club is SUPER popular and we have extremely high retention.
Special Holiday Gift Sets
These are things we only have available for the Holidays that we thought you’d love. Order by the 18th to guarantee delivery by the 25th.
These guys have created a new wearable device called Reign that takes a different approach than Fitbit or any of the others. They are onto something really amazing. It’s a great product for people who want to see how their overall day plays out as far as energy expenditure and recovery, and how the combo of sleep and action combine to affect your readiness for exercise the next day. They have this thing called a Go Score that you measure first thing in the morning, and it lets you know how recovered you are based on heart rate variability (HRV).
Blue Buds X Bluetooth Headphones for sport.
Voted #1 on the market tons of times, these things are in a league of their own. Sweat proof, awesome sound, can stay put on the run. Can’t beat em.
Autographed copy of my book: The Believe Training Journal
Part training log, part manual, part workbook, this is guaranteed to help a runner (or any other endurance athlete) up his/her game and get more out of sport, both physically, and emotionally. It’s the culmination of over 30 years experience from myself and my Irish Olympian friend Ro McGettigan, who also happens to be an excellent Sports Psychology Consultant.
B Glam Stance Socks
I fantasize about wearing these on the race course, even though they are supposed to be a lifestyle sock. They have them in three colors and wearing them over my tights has been my new favorite thing.
Curious George Magnet Tin Play Set
This is the only thing that will keep Jude entertained when we are at a restaurant. Life saver.
This thing is rad for the musician in your life. You can take it anywhere, it’s indestructible, and it sounds great.
Mountain Hardware Grub Gloves
My hands down favorite gloves for cold weather, with mittens that can fold back once your fingers warm up a bit.
Two kids books that Jude is going nuts for:
Big Snow, by Jonathan Bean
Working Mummies, by Joan Horton
That’s all I have time to share right now unfortunately! Happy holidays!