Christmas Gift Guide 2012Posted: December 13, 2012
Here is your gift guide for that young urban professional-runner-yogi-healthy eating-dessert loving-blog reading special someone on your list. In other words, here are a couple cool things that I have and love, as well as a few things I would appreciate under the Christmas tree this year!
For the foodie on your list… The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook – OMG if you do not read this blog, you are crazy! I saw her cookbook at Angthropologie and I died. It is so beautiful. I have tried a good number of the recipes from the blog and they are just so wonderful, and the posts are so funny and well written.
For the runner on your list… a Garmin! This completely changes how you run and think about training. Before recently, I would have said that it isn’t really worth the $300 investment for most runners, but now that the Garmin Forerunner 10 is out, I think it’s a super accessible running accessory that will have huge impact. I even want one now because it’s so much smaller and cuter than the older versions.
For the snobby healthy eater on your list… a Soda Stream. This is like one of those things I would love to have, but probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it for myself at this point. I do think I would use it a lot. I mean, what would you rather have, lemonade or sparkling lemonade??!! DUH!!
For the Yogi on your list… a Jade yoga mat. I can not tell you enough what a difference a good yoga mat makes. My Jade yoga mat was expensive, but SO WORTH IT. I never ever slip on this mat, and I am a super slippery sweaty yogi. I have the travel mat because it is cheaper, and it is still super thick. I saw that they have an environmentally friendly one on Amazon now!
For the yuppie on your list (or me)… I have been feeling especially needy this season, which is not something I am really proud of. Last year, I said I don’t really want “stuff”. This year, I was overwhelmed by how much “stuff” I found myself wanting. I had to take a step back and realize that they are just a bunch of things I would enjoy having, but I don’t need anything new in my life right now. That being said, I would really like new Citizens jeans, some light brown Aerosoles boots, everything at J.Crew (pink vest!), a nice wool coat, a tablet, and money to help me pay for a Crossfit membership this winter. lol you know… nothing really…
However, I do hope that Santa (and everyone else) considers giving to people who actually do need things this season. In fact, I would also really appreciate someone gifting me a donation to Girls on the Run. I am especially passionate about the program in the SF Bay Area because I was involved with it, but all of the local chapters are doing a great thing!