Happy Friday! I’ll be back next Friday with the usual Friday Favorites. But, I’m excited for today’s little fun gift guide! It was fun putting this together when thinking about some of my favorite products from this year. Plus, some I’ve been eyeing myself.
Meal Delivery Services
I have to say I love Hello Fresh the most (code for $40 off your first meal), but there are so many to choose from now – Blue Apron, Sun Basket, Home Chef, etc. My clients love these because it helps them still eat healthy during a busy week. I think they can be great for people who want to start to learn cooking, and need to streamline the process. Plus, pregnancy has me not wanting to cook very often, so Hello Fresh has been a lifesaver.
I’ve posted about these before, but I love them! I mostly use them for iced coffee, but they work for hot coffee too, to help prevent staining on the teeth 🙂
I actually just bought one of these for myself. Whenever I order an Americano or coffee at a coffee shop, I always ask them to steam the milk. It’s not as much milk as a latte, but I like that top milk steamed. Now, I can do it at home and save wayyy more money. Totally worth the $7!
This is on top my list. If you’ve been living under a rock, the lure to instant pots are that they speed up cooking by 2-10x, and use up to 70% less energy. You can get rid of/give away/sell all your old separate things because this does it all – pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, slow cooker, steamer. You can even find countless recipes for instant pots.
Or, if you’re not willing to splurge, definitely get a crockpot. One, so you can make my pumpkin crockpot chili. But also, because it you can have your meals ready for you when you come home from work. Meal planning at it’s best.
I have been seeing these letter boards everywhere and I have to say I love them for food quotes and inspirational sayings. I may even use them for the little baby!
Always need a good water bottle! I love the Swell bottles and the Life Factory bottles for sturdy and durable options. I swear, water bottles in our house tend to disappear, so I always welcome new ones as gifts.
These would be great for stocking stuffers, or for blind gift exchanges because they are fun and tasty food options. I love to include:
Nuts n More chocolate maple pretzel peanut butter (lots of other yummy flavors too)
Kodiak Cake Mixes (A must for pancake lovers!)
Our weekend pancakes are so epic thanks to Kodiak 🙂
Feel Good Health Reads
If you haven’t been a reader for a while, you’re probably aware of some of my favorites. I have tons of favorite health book recommendations.
Intuitive Eating <– START HERE. I tell all my clients and friends to read this book. It’s a must read for all who are interested in health and your relationship with food. The workbook is also great if you like hands on activities to think through.
Gut <- Just finished this one. Interesting read about your gut health and all that encompasses it.
Life Tidying Magic of Tidying Up <— Not exactly a health book, persay, but the author explains how clutter in our house can affect our overall mood and well being. Still going through this as we purge lots of unnecessary items getting ready for the baby!
Running Box Subscriptions
This was probably my most favorite running purchase this year. First of all, I LOVE the color, but it’s functional too. Also, this picture was taken in April before my marathon in May. It predicted my marathon time as a high 3:31. I’m so amazed at how accurate it was. My true marathon time was 3:31.05.
Aside from the race predictor, I also love the wrist based heart rate and how it automatically updates to Garmin Connect and Strava. They also have a watch faces feature but I haven’t tried it yet.
As runners, we should all have a pair (or two) of these for recovery.
How about a fun race entry for someone? Maybe it’s a destination race they’ve been wanting to run, or one they run every year. Save them the hastle and money and buy it for them! I recommend the Ogden Marathon, where I qualified for Boston! I love the experiential gifts like this.
I think the process of shopping for certain people can be so fun! Some are harder than others though.
Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done?
Are you more of a tangible or experiential gift person?
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