The holidays are perfect for spending quality time with family members and watching their faces light up when you hand over that perfect gift. The only problem is you have a lot of different people with a lot of different interests meaning a lot of different presents. We’ve already rounded up some great gift guides for the commuter and jetsetter and Jersey Girl in your life, but what about the fitness junkie?
To get the ultimate advice on gym rat gift giving we turned to Bergen County natives, Masumi Goldman, Laura Kasperzak and Kate Alexander who run the wellness platform Two Fit Moms. Here’s what they had to say.
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If you’re new to Real Hot Yoga, get started for only $45. This gift is a great idea for a friend that wants to try yoga or for your friend that is an expert. There are many packages to choose from such as the Platinum membership, which is just $129 per month. Your friend will be hooked immediately or become even more hooked if they are already a yogi.
Instead of carrying a water bottle with you while running, put this on your waist instead. The Helium H2O is the lightest weight belt ever designed. The bottles on the belt are 14 ounces, BPA-Free, and have extra room to store your smart phone. The 3-bottle design holds more for when you’re out on a blistering hot day. The bottles are designed so that you can run at any speed and they won’t fall out.
Perfect for the winter months when your skin gets super dry, this scrub gives your skin a gorgeous glow with the most natural, gently exfoliating ingredients. It is blended with organic oils and Vitamin E so that the skin gets well hydrated and nourished.
It’s hard to believe not everyone drinks coffee, but for those tea lovers – this is perfect for you. This sampler has fifty-two different teas and 520 tea bags – a chance to try a new tea each week! There are so many teas to choose from including herbal teas, green teas, black teas, decaf teas, white teas, and more. You will never run out of tea again!
The secret to this lip treatment is that it uses pure kukui oil, which is known to moisturize dry lips. It’s small and easy to throw into your purse or put on your nightstand so that you can use before bedtime or throughout the day. Agave and grape seed oil along with shea butter are included in the ingredients as well.
This cute porcelain cow will make any guest at your table smile. It’s dishwasher safe and the cow holds milk in her belly and when tipped, it pours from her mouth. Adorable and perfect for when hosting people. A lot of fitness buffs still need their coffee in the morning.
Masumi loves it when her home furnishings inspire her and that’s exactly what this pillow does. ‘Do More Yoga’ will be displayed on this pillow so that you get up and out every day. It is a soft pillow that’s perfect for putting on the couch or by the windowsill, or to gift our favorite celebrity yoga instructor Teresa Giudice.
This Bergen county-based business sells beauty products, including lipstick. This nude pink shade called At The Ballet is perfect for a night out on the town or going to work. They also have so many other shades to choose from – whether you’re a bright pink girl or dark red girl.
This super cozy cardigan is great for the winter. It’s cool ombre design comes in many colors including pewter/black, white/pewter, and stone/cocoa ombre. Wear it out or snuggle with it in your house – you will never get sick of having it on.
Perfect for your baker friends these pans perform well when you’re cooking. The finish is great and there is no greasing required! The Goldtouch ceramic coating makes it so food will release with ease while the muffin pan provides a secure grip, making it easy to transfer the pan to and from the oven. Your healthy cakes, muffins, and cookies will always turn out phenomenal.
Kate knows a great idea when she sees one. This Inspiralizer, developed by Jersey City-based blogger Ali Maffucci, allows you to create veggie noodles. Great for the health nut, you can put the long noodles into salads, pastas, soups, and more. It’s easy to use and even includes recipes.
Control the fly-aways during your next sweat session and make sure your hair is constantly silky with this smoothing cream. Work a dime-size amount between palms of hands and smooth onto dry hair. You will never have to worry about fixing your hair again.
13. Korean Pears
Laura loves these Korean Pears, which you can pick up a full box at H-Mart in Englewood. They are crunchy, juicy, and sweet. You can use them to cook, or slice them up and put them in salads or desserts.
These cute leggings are great for the gym or if you’re just running errands. Body Angel Activewear’s products are designed with the active female in mind. The pants all have built in drying fit technology where the sweat breathes out the surface of the fabric, making it so you’re not wearing your sweat after class! Also, Laura loves the Mini Laura Ombre leggings not just for her, but for her daughter.