Workout Favorites Gift Guide

Finding the perfect #ChristmasGift for someone who loves to #workout or wants to get #healthy in the new year!

Whether you are shopping for a friend, a sister, or yourself I am a firm believer that no one can have too much good workout gear! With all the great food that comes with the holidays there is always that guilt that comes along with it. Then BAM it is January and everyone is starting New Years resolutions to get healthy. I am sharing my current long time favorite workout items that also make great gifts for the health obsessed person in your life. A few of these may also be on my wish list, hint hint hubby 😉

1 // A smart scale- I am dying for one of these! I use my regular scale almost daily, especially when I first started trying to lose weight. The smart scale makes it so easy to track progress on your phone or apple watch.

2 // Apple Watch– I have already shared my love for the apple watch in this prior gift guide. I always thought I would hate the apple watch but I honestly now HATE not having it on. I track everything from my workouts, to messages to my sleeping habits and more on my watch.

3 // Workout/Yoga Bag– I am obsessed with my LuluLemon yoga mat. It was an investment but I go to yoga at least once a week and use my mat for other workouts so I have definitely got my moneys worth. I would love a great workout bag for my mat and this is a must for any yoga obsessed person.

4 // Dr. De Headphones– These are another item on my Christmas list. I personally love the rose gold version. I have been running a ton lately and I have heard these are great and actually stay on when you run.

5 // Fun workout Tees– Who doesn’t love a great “sayings” tee? I have no shortage of mom themed tees but I think workout ones are great too. You can find some really cute ones on Thread Tank or on Etsy!

6 // Nike Running Pants– I live in yoga/work out pants 95% of the time and any that are high waisted are the best! I recommend the Nike, Zella or even this pair from amazon are all amazing.

7 // Pretty new water bottle– I keep a huge water bottle near me all the time. I personally aim to drink about half my body weight in ounces of water a day. I find it way easier to fill a water bottle up rather than grabbing new bottles of water each time.

8 // Classic Black Nikes– I own these and love them. They go with everything and have stood the test of time and a lot of running miles both on the road and on my treadmill.

9 // Booty Bands– Booty bands are my FAVORITE workout item. I use mine multiple times a week for everything from squats to different cardio moves. There are an abundance of pinterest and Youtube videos that show all of the best moves for your bands. The best part if they usually come with an easy band, medium and hard so you can really make your workout your own depending on how you are feeling.

10 // Vitamix (Splurge) or This (Save) Blender– I use my blender daily! I honestly don’t think you need a very expensive one to do the trick. I love making acai bowls, morning protein smoothies or even a smoothie meal replacement in mine.

11 // Splurge APL Sneakers– These have been on my wish list for forever! I love the style and that they are “tongueless” sneakers. They are a bit more than I would typically spend on a sneaker so I would probably treat them like my third child and never wear them outside!

12 // Wireless earbuds– I have yet to find a pair of wireless ear buds that I like but these look great! I love the color of them and that the Bluetooth portion of the wire is smaller. These Beats By Dr. Dre look really great too!

13 // New Sport Bras– Who doesn’t love new workout gear to get them in the mood for a good workout? I love wearing a pretty sports bra to yoga class under a class tank. I think if you feel good and look cute than you can’t go wrong!

The ONLY toy you need this holiday season!

Best Gift For Kids This Holiday Season

This Post is Sponsored by Fisher Price & Walmart but all Opinions and Ideas are my Own.

I know we are all gearing up for the holiday season and if you are anything like me then you are frantically trying to think of gift ideas for your kids, nieces and nephews and other little ones this season. One goal I have this season is to give back to families and children who are less fortunate and I will be on the hunt for something great to gift kids in need as well.

Walmart happens to be one of my favorite places to get our holiday shopping completed because the prices can’t be beat! One toy I will be gifting for my sweet niece this year is the Think & Learn Rocktopus by Fisher Price. This toy seriously provides ENDLESS entertainment for kid’s ages 1-4. Marley is nearly 2.5 and Kellan is 4.5 and they both love playing with “Mr. Rock” as we call him!

The tunes are interchangeable and your child can choose to increase the speed of the music or slow it down. My kids loved this feature! They also love that the eyes light up and the tentacles, bright lights and singing are always a hit! We have so many impromptu dance parties with “Mr. Rock” and I must say these kids have MOVES.

This is a perfect gift idea for the little ones in your life this holiday season. Dancing and singing along as well as interactive learning are a rare combination in toys these days. I always love a toy that actively tries to engage my child in the learning process. There are three learning modes on the Rocktopus:  Math, Music & Game. My son loves the math feature while my daughter prefers the music!

Below is a picture of the 15 different musical instruments that are included with the Rocktopus. I love that they are different colors as well because sometimes my kids like to only put the green ones or the purples ones on so this is a great way to reinforce color recognition.

It is very rare that my children do not fight over a toy but thanks to “Mr. Rock” they are able to play together to create music they both like. They take turns switching out the instruments and have fun following the directions given to them by the toy.

I’d say this is hit! Head to Walmart this holiday season to shop the Think & Learn Rocktopus and let the little ones explore their musical side while also learning!

To see all my gift selections for this holiday season, please click here!

Toddler Girl Holiday Gift Guide

Ten Gift Ideas for a Toddler Girl #giftguide #christmas

I am always on the hunt for the perfect gift for my kids and I had SO much fun finding adorable ideas for toddler girls! Marley is into all things girly right now but she can also still have a blast with her older brothers cars and trucks. What do your little girls prefer? All things girly or more “boy toys”? We encourage both kids to play with all the toys in our home and not the ones that may be labeled as “gender specific” by society. With that being said the majority of these are perfect for any little girl, but that doesn’t mean a little boy wouldn’t enjoy as well!

1// FlyBar Pogo Jumper– This is the perfect jumper for younger ones! The cushion is great for little feet and its extremely light weight making it easy for them to move from room to room. I love that the middle is more of a rope/cord so it makes for easy storage. FlyBar was kind enough to offer my readers an exclusive Amazon discount of 15% on this and more of their products with code (FlybarHol15) so definitely add this to your shopping list!

Pop Jumper

The discount code for 15% off on Amazon is FlybarHol15

2// Kidzoom Camera (Pink)– I talked about this camera before in this Boy’s gift guide. I think this is such a great gift for little photographers in the making! Our kids see us on our phones all the time and we are always asking them to pose. I think this is such a cute chance for them to have a little role reversal!

3// Fisher Price Little People– These are always a top rated toy and you can often find Black Friday deals on them! There are so many different ones to choose from but I love the sights and sounds play house. We also currently own the airplane and school bus little peoples set!

4// Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk– We are knee deep in alllll things dress up with both kids. They love to play pretend, typically Kellan is the knight or the superhero and Marley is the princess. I love that this dress up trunk allow for easy storage and includes some fun accessories!

5// Little Cosmetics Pretend Play– I bought this years ago for a family friend’s daughter and she loved it! Ever since then it has been on my wish list for Marley. The best part is how realistic the makeup looks without all of the mess of real makeup.

6// Piggy paint– Seriously obsessed with this stuff and so is Marley! This nail polish is safe for our little ones precious fingers and toes. It is non-toxic and smells amazing! This would make the cutest stocking-stuffer for a little girl.

7// Microphone & Karaoke– This is a must buy for us this year! Both of my kids are obsessed with singing and love making song requests in the car. Their favorite songs are always the songs from their favorite shows or movies. This is going to be perfect for endless entertainment on cold winter days! I am picturing creating a whole pretend concert with audience seats in our living room!

8// KidKraft Kitchen– We bought this two years ago for Kellan as a black Friday sale and it is still one of the kids favorite gifts from Santa! Marley loves pretending to feed her babies or wash the dishes. The sleek design of KidKraft kitchens really eliminates the dreaded “eyesore” larger toys typically bring and they are usually deeply discounted prior to Christmas!

9// Rocktopus– I have a whole blog post coming up on this toy! It is seriously the MUST BUY toy this season, you will be seeing this on every hot toy list! It is so fun, both Kellan and Marley love playing with this. I store all the extra pieces in a little baggy in our playroom and it makes it a little easier to keep everything together.

10// TrioKid Stroller– We own a stroller and wagon from TrioKid and the quality can’t be beat. Honestly, Marley loves this stroller. It is so realistic and she is obsessed with babies! The one we have has multiple configurations and comes in two colors. This would be such a great addition to add to under the Christmas tree and really give that “AH” moment on Christmas morning!