On a scale of 1-10 I’m about a 435 for how excited I am about this gift guide. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve kind of been on auto pilot for the past few holiday seasons. Last year I was far away from my family and in college it was hard to get excited when I was drowning in finals.
But this year I’ve been baking enough gingerbread for an army, I’ve teamed up with Lindsay for an exciting Holiday Challenge and I’m geographically closer to my family than I’ve been in years. Things are shaping up to be really flippin’ festive up in here.
This year I’ve also put together 2 epic gift guides for the healthy foodie and blogger bffs in your life. Both lists are packed with both useful and fun goodies that they’ll absolutely love. You can use this as inspiration for your own holiday shopping list or pass it on to friends and family to give them ideas of what YOU’d love this year.
The Healthy Foodie Gift Guide
When I sat down to create this list I had a couple criteria in mind. What would make a healthie foodies’ life easier and more fun. That’s how I came up with these I’m personally obsessed with because they make healthy living that much better. The only item I don’t own is the fitbit, which is on my own list. I’ve been wanting a simple step tracker for a while but they’re great for anyone who’s looking to add more activity into their daily routine outside the gym.
These gifts are perfect for:
- The girl who’s got big goals
- The girl who loves playing in the kitchen
- The girl who’s smoothie obsessed
Pyknic is an amazing company and their shirts aren’t just hilariously awesome, they’re also super comfortable.
I’m such a huge fan of my Nutribullet blender. It doesn’t take up a ton of space and has a powerful blade, but is also so easy to clean. This is great for anyone who wants to get into making more smoothies but doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of a big heavy (expensive) blender.
3. Fitbit Flex *
While I don’t have my own fitbit, this one is definitely on my list. One of my goals is to walk more throughout the day. This is great for anyone looking to add more movement into their routine. I love the different color bands on this model.
4. Garmin ForRunner *
This is a fantastic gift for any new runners on your list. It tracks your miles, pace, calories and more without being too bulky. Plus, it comes in tons of colors too!
5. Vega Protein Powder *
After discovering (and becoming addicted to) Vega protein powder last year I’m literally never without it. It’s one of my favorite vegan protein powders on the market and it’s packed with tons of vitamins, minerals and greens.
6. Wooden Spoons *
If you’ve seen any of my Instagrams, you know I have a thing for wooden spoons. They make healthy bowls that much more fun to eat!
7. Food Processor *
Ok, so while a food processor might not be the world’s sexiest gift it’s seriously a GAME CHANGER for any healthy foodie. I make smoothie bowls, energy balls, pesto and so much more in my food processor. I’ve tried a couple different brands and models but I really love the Hamilton Beach one I have. It’s a powerhouse without breaking the bank.
8. Spiralizer *
Ok, you might have seen this one coming 😉 It’s one of those kitchen tools that once you have, you don’t know how you ever lived without it. Forget diamonds, zoodles are a girl’s best friend.
9. Foam Roller *
Confession: I suck at stretching. BUUT I love to foam roll. For some reason I enjoy it so much more and it actually gets me in the mood to stretch. This is the perfect gift for anyone who’s super active.
The Blogger BFF Gift Guide
This year I dove head first into my blog and loved every second. One of the best parts of blogging this year has been the amazing women I’ve met online and in person. These gifts are perfect for any blogging bff to help her stay on her game and look cute doing it.
These gifts are perfect for:
- The girl on the go
- The girl who’s always taking notes
- The girl who loves to Instagram
So. Damn. Useful. Not to mention adorable. This mobile charger is perfect for the gal who’s always on the go and doesn’t have the time to stop and recharge her phone. This handy device definitely comes in handy when you’re traveling.
Ok, ok, so I might be a little bias (because I wrote it) but I think my Guide to Instagram Photography would make an awesome gift to anyone who’s looking to take their blog and Instagram to the next level. And hey don’t forget to treat yo self to some insta-knowledge 🙂
Who doesn’t love a great reminder in the palm of their hands?
4. Insta Necklace via Photojojo
Looking for the perfect gift for your insta-bff? Look no further my friend. This necklaces is seriously too cute to pass by.
Not only do these water bottles keep your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24, but they’re each so gorgeous. My personal favorites are the wood designs but you can’t go wrong. Busy gals gotta stay hydrated and why not do it in style?
Looking for some hilariously awesome inspiration? Look no further than Mindy Kaling’s new book.
Any busy blogger gal is probably an old-school agenda lover. This Rifle Paper design is gorgeous and super functional.
I think we can all agree that everything Bando is amazing. I truly believe that I’m at least 55% more productive when my notebooks and pens are brightly colored.
I have a couple lenses for my iphone and they’re seriously SO fun to play with. Any iPhotographer will absolutely love these bad boys.
Don’t forget to share this guide with your family and friends as a friendly hint 😉
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What’s on your list this year?
Who’s your favorite person to shop for?