Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Hey guys! How’s your morning going? Hope you’re having a wonderful day Smile

In spirit of the upcoming holidays, I thought it would be fun to do a gift guide for your fave Fitnessista. Friends/cousins/moms/aunts/cats can be hard to shop for sometimes, so hopefully you’ll get a couple of ideas! Also, maybe you’ll see a couple of things to put on your own wish list. I tried to include items for various price ranges, too. Happy shopping!

For the Yogini:



1. Hugger Mugger Pure Mat Spray

2. Manduka towel

3. Sparkly yoga mat bag

4. Scoop neck tank

5. Lotus necklace

For the traveler:



1. Livewell Core Bag (my fave for traveling—stay tuned for an incredible promo this Friday)

2. Express Cardigan

3. Magazines, book, snacks + Holly GoNightly eye mask

For the Aerobics/Cardio/Weight training queen:



1. Zumba tank

2. Nike+ Sport band

3. Sigg bottle

4. Sun Warrior

For the runner:



1. Dash long sleeve

2. Brisk Run Toque

3. Road ID

4. Spi Belt

For the Foodie:


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1. Ultimate Everyday Cookbook

2. Garlic Gold Holiday Gift Box

3. Veggie measuring cups (and the measuring spoons!)

4. Food tee

5. Wine of the Month Club

6. My all-time fave cookbook

the Girly Girl



1. Coach key ring

2. Philosophy bath set

3. Sparkly headband

4. Faux fur bootie

Hope you guys liked the holiday gift guide!!

Also, remember that the best gifts can’t be wrapped. If funds are tight, or if things are too crazy, don’t stress— spending time together is the most meaningful thing. Have a friend date volunteering with a local organization, surprise someone you love with a batch of homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies, offer to babysit a friend’s kids while they do their holiday errands, etc. etc. An amazing gift that we can give is service to others, which comes at little to no monetary cost and can mean so much more. <3

I’m off to walk Tucker and then meeting my mom and nana for breakfast Smile

See ya later today!



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  1. Jackie (ananda prana) on November 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I already have the sparkly headband on my wish list – LOVE!

  2. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

    This rocks! My boyfriend and I are very communicative about our gifts as neither one of us are very much into surprises, so yesterday we “arranged” my Christmas gift… a bunch of yoga supplies that I need! 🙂

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Since I fit into all the categories, does that mean I should have everything? 😉 Lol, these are some great suggestions – Thanks Gina! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

      lol! me too 🙂
      no prob- glad you liked them!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on November 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Awesome ideas. I want that scoop neck tank!

  5. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on November 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Fun ideas!

  6. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on November 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I want the eye mask and those measuring cups/spoons. Too cute!

    I love to make “coupon books” for my parents and inlaws — it contains stuff like “one day of yardwork” or “entire house vacuumed”, etc. My parents *LOVE* to cash in the yardwork one 🙂

  7. Savvy on November 22, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Can I please have that eye mask? And the boots? And the Philosophy products?
    Hahaha. Cute ideas, thanks for the variety! <3

  8. allison @ livingoneday on November 22, 2010 at 10:35 am

    love this! you really covered all the bases! i just did a post on my favorite gifts that give back if you are interested (all or some proceeds go to various awesome organizations!)

  9. Vero @ Fit Traveler on November 22, 2010 at 10:44 am


    What do you think Live Well Core Bag vs. Lululemon Fast in Flight?

    I need a travel bag asap!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 10:53 am

      it depends on what you’re looking for- i use the fast in flight strictly for trips and the core for a gym bag and travel bag. the core is bigger, so it fits more and i like that it has a pouch for shoes. the fast in flight is really deep, so you can fit a lot, but i have trouble finding things in it. the bonus about the lulu bag is that it lays perfectly flat under the seat in front of me, the bonus of the core is that it can multitask a little better.

  10. Michelle C on November 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

    ohhhh… I have almost ordered the Livewell Core bag about 10 times! I’m excited for the promo!!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

      yes, definitely wait for the promo! it’s a very good one 🙂

  11. Emma on November 22, 2010 at 10:46 am

    it would be really cool if you did a Pilot edition! i’m struggling with ideas for my boyfriend…he’s not a pilot, but you get the idea lol!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

      yeah, i’ll ask him! 🙂

  12. Leanne (simplicitlee) on November 22, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Great ideas! I need to buy me some sun warrior… 🙁

  13. grocery goddess jen on November 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Neat post! I definitely think the best gifts can’t be wrapped, but I may be saying that because I kinda stink at picking out great gifts!

  14. Amanda (Eating Up) on November 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for the ideas! I love lists like these.

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) on November 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

    LOVE this! i always need new ideas for gifts around the holidays!

  16. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on November 22, 2010 at 11:11 am

    You chose such fabulous items– nice!

    And love your jumping TJs pic in the last post! You look like a dancer!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 11:12 am

      hahah thank you 🙂 i am a dancer (or used to be, haha)

  17. Mi-An Dela Cruz on November 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

    LOVE your holiday gift guide!! esp bc I fit in each category and actually have something in mind in each category for me! lol probably need to show this page to my family and boyfriend! hahaha

  18. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on November 22, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I think I would love everything on that list! Except maybe for the furry boot…not sure I could pull that one off.

    My two biggest wish list items are TurboFire and Insanity DVDs for after the baby.

  19. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I wish someone would get me some garlic gold for Christmas!

  20. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on November 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I just bought that exact Lulu scoop neck tank– it’s so flattering, and I love the color!! (that’s what we’re supposed to do with this gift list, right? Buy stuff for ourselves??) LOL 😉

    That sparkly headband and Canyon Ranch cookbook are going on my wish list! Thanks for all the gift ideas!

  21. CaSaundra on November 22, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Great list! I like the foodie tee–super cute. And those boots?! Yes, please!!

  22. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on November 22, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I should really just forward this whole list to my mom 🙂 I’m definitely intrigued by the Canyon Ranch cookbook. I went to a CR camp in ninth grade (yes, they do camps…it’s kind of weird), and I remember the cooking lessons being my favorite part!!

    Also, I was JUST thinking this morning about those Toll House cookies and I knew I’d read about someone veganizing them. Perfect timing.

  23. Moni'sMeals on November 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Great ideas! I want more of them for myself then I want to give to anyone, lol. 🙂
    It really does help to see a breakdown like this and I think I know what to get a few ladies I know.

  24. Sara on November 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Love this wish list!!! Thanks!!

    You’re going to Beyond Bread for Breakfast aren’t cha?! Favorite part about Tucson is Beyond Bread…and Dirtbags. Tehe.

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      no but i need to hit up beyond bread before i leave! we had good egg 🙂

  25. Molly on November 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I’m lovin’ the eye mask and fur booties… so cute!

  26. Nienke at Revel on November 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Perfect – I think I will just send this list on to my husband and my wish list is done, thanks!

    Oh, and my favourite “wrapped” gift is a hug (yep, im a cornball).

  27. Katie G. on November 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Great post! That reminds me, I need to get a Road ID!!

    And I think I want everything….I should just send this post directly to my bf and family, haha

  28. FitSugar on November 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    So many great gifts. I love the Core 360 bag and the Stalker tee shirt is my fave — I like to wear it when I cook T-day dinner. Also, the Road ID makes a great gift for any runner or cyclist in your life.

  29. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on November 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love the sparkly yoga bag!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      ME TOO

  30. Carly on November 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I LOVE this post! Thank you for such great ideas! 🙂

  31. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on November 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I agree with most of this post except those booties. Shudder.

  32. Jessica (Daly Authentcity) on November 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Gina, Thanks so much for the list! I have a question:

    Do you have the Nike Sport Band? I have been tossing around ideas of a Garmin Forerunner but this product looks pretty cool. Just wondering what your thoughts on the two are!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      i don’t have it, but i’ve heard great things about it! i have a forerunner and LOVE it, but it’s a little bulky for me. if/when i start running again, i might invest in a sport band– if you’re a racer though, i’d probably do the garmin instead

  33. ashley nicole on November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    what a great post! great ideas, Gina! thanks!

  34. Katie @ Up Fit Creek on November 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Want. Want. Want. All of it. 🙂

  35. Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras on November 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    LOVED everything especially the veggie measuring cups and spoons! But ditto the shudder on the faux fur booties, haha!

  36. jen on November 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Love the foodie gift ideas!!!


  37. jen on November 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Love the foodie gift ideas!!!


  38. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    all of the lululemon clothes are on my wishlist, and now I’m adding a new yoga mat, the skinny bitch cookbook to it 🙂

  39. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Oh Gina, what a fabulous post! Lots of work with links and pics on your part, much appreciated of course 🙂

    Love all the things you chose! I have had those runner ID name bracelets/shoe ID tags before but not recently (have moved too many times and addy keeps changing!) and I love the yoga bag, the fuzzy boots, and good to know the Canyon Ranch cookbook is your fave. I think you’ve mentioned it before, but worth repeating…thanks!

    Enjoy your time w/ your family this week!


  40. Jen on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Could you do a guy’s gift list too??

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      for sure! i’ll post it fri am 🙂

  41. Amanda/RunningOnCoffee on November 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Great list of items! I have been eying the Lululemon Brisk Run Toque. Also I’ve been thinking about the Road ID, but I haven’t figured out what info I would put on it yet. I must say, I am partial to the neoprene (waterproof) ifitness pouch over the spibelt for running though. 🙂

  42. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on November 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    fantastic gifts! This has definitely got me thinking about what to get for my very athletic mom!

  43. Laura J. on November 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    What a fun post! Do you own the new Skinny Bitch cookbook? I have the first one and it was okay..I felt like it used a lot of processed stuff. Any thoughts on this new one? I love the sparkly yoga bag! too cute!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

      that’s why i like the new one so much more- lots of REAL ingredients

  44. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on November 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Love these gifts!! All the tanks are so cute!

  45. ali on November 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    what an awesome gift list – i love the title of that book ‘skinny bitch’! haha!

  46. Ellen@FirednFabulous on November 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Love this! Out of all the cute things, I like the core bag the best. Sometimes you just gotta choose function over fashion 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      the core bag actually looks pretty fashionable in real life, too! i get a lot of compliments when i wear it

  47. Christine (The Raw Project) on November 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wonderful list, I’ve been wanting a few of those books and go through a lot of Sun Warrior protein.

  48. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love Philosophy products! They almost smell good enough to eat. 😀

  49. Cynthia on November 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Ok, I will take one of everything 🙂 Love the ideas!!

  50. Charliegirl on November 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    nice! love the eye masque – cute!

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