I’ll be honest here- I think a health conscious, fit, happy woman is the EASIEST person to buy for. But alas, I have no doubt that come Christmas Eve, the shops will be FULL of men looking like a deer in the headlights, wondering how on earth they had 12 months to prepare and still don’t have a clue (or, have failed to pick up on the not so subtle hints). Stereotyping? Maybe. But hey, everyone loves a good shopping tip either way! So, whether she’s a health fanatic or a fitness dabbler, one or all of the below is bound to please her:
Nike Air Pegasus Shoes
Voted “Best Buy” by Runner’s World (September 2013), Nike’s continue to be the number one when it comes to fashionable fitness footwear. Putting to rest the rumours about their unsuitability for any ‘serious’ training, the Air Pegasus 30+ is designed for impact & hard training, utilising responsive cushioning, ventilation & impact absorption. Plus, they will make her legs & butt look amazing. It’s a win win really. (Wiggle.com is a new favourite of mine for quality shoes at great prices!)
I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook
I’ve posted about this lady before, but I just can’t get enough! Miss Sarah Wilson is a fellow graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and as a wellness coach, social commentator, TV presenter, blogger etc, it’s clear she excels in everything she puts her mind to; this cookbook being no exception. With over 65 recipes, and meal plans for every Christmas occasion (think lunchy/brunchy/ BBQ versus a dinner feast) it’s a no brainer really (just one suggestion…perhaps offer to help your girl make some dishes before bookmarking the recipes you want!)
Lush kind of makes it sound girly- guys trust me when I say this…you will fall in LOVE with their products too! With everything from bath bombs, shower jellies, & body scrubs to gorilla perfumes & dirty hair styling cream, Lush is an Australian cosmetic company with a difference. With a focus on living a greener life, their products use only ethically sourced ingredients, are handmade (fresh & local), have vegan options and do not support animal testing. And to top it all off, they had nearly edible products with fancy, yummy sounding names such as “Butterball Bath”, “Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moments” & “Sweetie Pie Jelly”. If anything, maybe it’s a good excuse to get her in a nice warm bath with you after a day of Christmas cricket…just saying!
G-Love (Workout Gloves)
No-one likes holding hands with a calloused woman, and G-Love workout gloves are the perfect remedy if her ‘not so soft’ hands have suffered from one too many dumbbell grasps. Ranging from $35 – $75, from neon coloured to Swarovski encrusted, there is bound to be a pair to to suit her sexy self (and yes….they do have a mens’ range too!)
Gwinganna Health Retreat (the all-out present!)
Ok…this one is for those men who seriously need to rack up some brownie points! Book yourself in with her as well….and let’s just say you can rest easy on the couch for the next 25 years (not really, I’m sure she deserves this plus so much more ;)! Gwinganna Health Retreat, located in the Tallebudgera Valley of the Gold Coast, is a breath-taking retreat offering 2-7 night packages, where you will immerse yourself in a range of activities aimed as re-energizing & re-focusing, away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. With wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations, themed weekends, a day spa, loads of activities, and all organic food & drink included, a weekend away with your girl might be just what you both need! Go on…spoil yourself!
Good luck…and remember, as much as the above presents are a ‘wish list’, Christmas truly is about being with loved ones; completely in the moment, enjoying the day together. Don’t get too stressed & caught up in the hype of it all, as when it all boils down, her Christmas present really is having a gem like YOU!