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!

Holiday BOY Gift Guide for Ages 2-4

Looking for gift ideas for a litte boy? Look no further! I have rounded up the top toys for ages 4 and up!

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I love shopping for this age and especially for boys! I find it so easy to buy superheroes, trucks, trains and more! Seeing my son’s excitement over any and all of these is just worth it. He has approximately 400 firetrucks yet he still gets just as excited about a new one! I am trying to switch it up this year and get him some new interactive toys. I am sharing a few that we plan to buy this year for Christmas or that we already own and that he plays with often! What do you love to buy for little boys?

1// FlyBar Aero 2-wheel Scooter- This is such a great gift for a boy OR a girl! They offer three different colors to choose from. My son had a smaller scooter he got two years ago so he was due for an upgrade and I love that this one is two wheels and the wheels light up! He has been racing around in our garage and house practicing using this one. I think it will be perfect for walks in the spring too once it warms up. Also, this thing supports quite a bit of weight, my husband was even able to give it a test run!

BONUS: FlyBar gave me a discount for you! If you click this link and use code FlybarHol15 you can save an extra 15% off!

2// MagnaTiles– These are a favorite, we stocked up on these last year for the kids. They play with them SO much so they are worth the investment in my opinion. This year we will be buying some of the accessories for the kids! These are fun for adults too if you love to build.

3// VTech KidZoom Camera– One thing my kids are very familiar with is my camera! They love posing or having me pose since I have them in many photos. I love that this camera takes real photos and the kids can learn to edit them on a computer by adding funny faces! Such a cute and well priced gift.

4//LiteBright- Raise your hand if you had one of these as a kid?! We have been working on Kellan’s fine motor skills since he starts Kindergarten next year. This is a GREAT gift if your child struggles with holding a pen or scissors and it’s fun!!

5// Bedtime with Blippi– This book is less than $12 and it looks so cute! My son loves watching Blippi go on adventures. If you don’t know who Blippi is, click here. I love that this book rhymes and I think it could make such a cute gift.

6// Boogie Board Scribble- This is also a gift that will be under our tree on Christmas. Kellan and I actually played with one of these at Barnes & Nobles recently and he loved it. Another great gift option if your child struggles with holding a pen. I also think this could be great for traveling or if you go out to eat at a restaurant to keep the kids occupied.

7// MindWare Marble Run– This is one that could make a statement under your tree on Christmas if you decide to build ahead of time. I always love having one ‘AH” gift (as I call it) waiting for the kids. Kellan watches kids on Youtube play with something similiar all the time and he has told me multiple times how we need one so I am sure it will be a hit.

8// Outdoor Exploration Kit– I thought this was such a cute idea! My son is really into exploring and loves the idea of camping. We actually plan to take him camping next summer and we love having camp outs in the living room! The price can’t be beat either, less than $25!

9// Melissa & Doug Train Table– This train table is right around $100 and my favorite feature of it is the STORAGE. As a mom, i hate toys laying all over for the storage under this table is amazing. It is a great quality too and another one of those big “AH” statement gifts under the tree.

10// Thomas the Train Super Station– We have this and both my son and daughter LOVE it. We always rearrange it for the kids to keep them interested and we store in our basement so it’s not always out. It has so many fun features and honestly my kids play with it for hours multiple times a week. They really love having races up and down the tracks. I will be sharing more about this awesome toy next week!