I express my love for others through gifts. Gift giving is my love language. The holidays are my favorite time of year!
A package on my best friend’s doorstep, a random gift for my boyfriend, or a letter in the mail for my family; all tokens of gratitude for the people who love and care for me!
Knowing this about myself, the holiday season is ALWAYS the season of giving for me.
While living in Berkeley, I made the effort to volunteer every holiday season, gift my best friends and sorority sisters with tokens of my love (even small gifts like cups of coffee on cold mornings), and spread the holiday cheer far and wide. With this year, things are slightly different! In June I moved to Denver, Colorado to start law school; besides my new besties in law school and boyfriend, my best friends and family are spread eagle across the country! Don’t get my wrong, I love the eclectic mix of Stifters’ (and now Schuchmans’) that make traveling the country necessary but it changes the way we give gifts, from hand-to-hand to mailbox-to-mailbox!
Because of my new gift giving strategies, I’m excited to share some of my research on the best gifts (+ discounts) to give to out-of-state friends and family this holiday season!
- Stitch Fix Styling Gift Card (great for guys and gals!)
First, Stitch Fix, the personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle has got the perfect gift for everyone on your list: their own personal stylist! Order a gift card (or tell loved ones you’d like one!) at StitchFix.com/gifts. Then send it on its way – by mail, print or email!
- Pavepara Ath-leisure Apparel (best for eco-friendly fit fashionista and moms!)
Second, Pavepara is created by an incredible woman founder with style, sustainability, and functionality in mind. Pavepara is designed to take the fit fashionista on your list from yoga, to the trails, to a day of errands. All of Pavepara items are made with sustainable and recycled fabrics. Use the discount code SWEATPINKLOVE for 30% off your entire purchase today through November 30, 2016.
- Core Hammer by MostFit (great for the fitness junkie or at-home gym owner!)
Third, for an entire body sculpting tool, send the fitness junkie or at-home gym goer the Core Hammer by MostFit! get them a MostFit Core Hammer. You can use the Core Hammer to sculpt core, arms, and legs using it with sledgehammer workouts, for overhead presses, squats and more. Order today and receive 10% off MostFit using ‘MFSW10’ at checkout!
- Designer Protein Smoothie Mixes (great for the smoothie lover!)
Fourth, as a qualified smoothie addict, I recommend this extra boost of greens for the smoothie love on your list! The Essentials 10 blend from Designer Protein is my new go-to, ensuring I get 50% of my daily greens with just a scoop in my morning smoothie! Use the code SWEATPINK30 for 30% off your Designer Protein gift package.
- Handful Bras (great for the busty or ‘supportive’ yogi!)
Fifth, as a busty and supportive (hey, I love giving gifts!) yogi, I am a huge fan of Handful Bras! Handful bras are built to “flatter, not flatten” boosting confidence for every yogi on your list. If you buy two bras, you receive one scoop tank from Handful, no discount code necessary!
- Kona French Press Coffee Maker (best for the coffee-addict dad!)
Sixth, coffee is a necessity in my family’s household…okay in everyone’s household! With quality coffee and budget in mind, the Kona French Press Coffee Maker is a personal favorite of mine! Add a bag of Philz coffee to this bundle of caffeine, and make the coffee lover on your list the happiest maniac! Pro tip: buy it on Amazon for quick delivery.
- Southwest Gift Card (best for friends/family strapped on cash who you want to visit!)
Seventh, have a family or friend who has planned to visit you for awhile but can’t come up with the budget to do so? Send them a Southwest Gift Card, now available on Amazon.com, for $100 to sponsor their trip to hike, skydive, eat, yoga, and explore with you for a friend-cation in your new city!
Happy holidays and happy shopping, sweaties!
Disclaimer: Although I did not receive compensation for including these brands in my holiday gift guide, I am representing Fit Approach, which partners with some of these brands. As always, opinions are my own!