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Myfitspiration’s Merry Fitmas 2015 7 and 7 Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Guide!!!

Hey hey hey from Myfitspiration land!! Are you looking for last minute holiday gifts and clever stocking stuffers? Well, we’ve got you covered! Do you want something that will definitely be your girl or man’s favorite? Or your favorite man? Learn more. today! We have lots of suggestions that can help you!  Check out these must haves for him and her and some great stocking stuffers to add to the mix! Have an idea YOU want to share? Let us know in the comments below!!

Modal Athletic Bag – $59.99

I always struggle with finding a Fitness Bag that functions as a carry all and has tons of compartments but doesn’t look like what my grandma carries! This bag has it all! A place for your electronics, gym clothes and a separate compartment on the bottom for your gym shoes! Brilliant!! The Modal Athletic Bag sports 2 exterior compartments and 4 interior compartments including a cell phone pocket and a front utility pocket for versatile storage. Did I mention it can hold up to 45 lbs of my junk?!! At this price point, this will be on my list!

Lumee Self Lighting Phone Case – From $49.95

So many of you complimented on my photos from a recent wedding! They were taken with my Lumee lighted phone case! This was product was given to me and at first I thought, this is odd…THEN I TOOK A PHOTO! HOLY SMOKES BATMAN! Light up your selfies, usies with the perfect halo lighting effect. Every time I use this item, AT LEAST 10 people ask, “What is that, where do I get one?” The case comes in a variety of colors and adapts to many different phones. Don’t be caught without your selfie light, we won’t! Check out how amazing these photos look with my case!! Ummmmmm, we approve!

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Don’t we look luminous!! ☺

Zoe Chicco – Mixed Circles Necklace $155

Looking for a gift for someone special? I bought this for myself years ago and when I received it, my rather large neck swallowed it whole. I saved it and took it with me when I packed my bags for Biggest Loser and after the first few weigh ins I wore it! I wear this everyday and literally everyday someone compliments me on it! It symbolizes friendship, partnership or loving both parts of yourself after a transformation!


Personalized Christmas Ornament – Ornaments on Etsy $18-$25

Nothing says “you’re special” then custom personalizing an item for a friend or family member! Do you have someone in your life that is expecting or got married this year (hello that was us!)? This is the perfect ornament for their tree this year! In fact I have already purchased one for myself (Pate and I’s first Christmas being married!) and I gave one to my cousin who is expecting and they used it as their announcement on social media! Woohoo! These serve as a great ornament and of course a keepsake to remember this monumental year! I’ll save mine forever! I even customized our hair colors on mine!

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Live Infinitely 32 oz. Infuser Water Bottle – $18

One of my biggest issues is water consumption! How could such a simple task become so difficult! I have recently been obsessed with Infuser water bottles! My current fave? Blackberry and fresh mint! I make it the night before in my infuser then off to work I go! I refill all day and my water tastes yummzies! Try this one from Live Infinitely!! What’s your favorite fruit combo?

Dollar Beard Club – $1 a Month Subscription

We all know that Beards are all the rage these days. Is your guy growing a beard and it seems a little, err, ummmm, outa control? Trust me, I can relate! Well, thanks to my beard sportin brother, Ben, I found out about the Dollar Beard Club! The gift that keeps on giving! Your man, brother, dad, man-friend or whatever you want to call “him” can get a beard product every month from you to coif, oil, and tame the wildness! He will love it and you will thank us! We aren’t the only ones who love monthly beauty subscriptions! They’re not just for ladies anymore!

Bose Sound Sport In Ear Headphones – $99

Sooooo, my husband, Pate goes through around 10 pairs of cheap headphones a month. That’s right 10! He works out in them, sweats in them, loses them in his bag, leaves them at the gym, etc. Not to mention, I find a zillion pair a week in the laundry piles! UNTIL NOW! For his birthday, I bought him these exact headphones and they came with a handy little round zipper case and a warranty! He was so used to the cheapies that when he put these in his ears he DIED at the sound quality! I suddenly became the best wife ever (let’s face it guys, I am anyways but still) and he has kept up with them in the handy case for 2.5 months now! These can be for anyone in your family and they are a great gift! I need a pair!

Stocking Stuffers!!!

What’s better on Christmas morning than digging through your stocking? Shopping for the stuffers of course! This is one of Olivia and I’s favorite things to do during the holidays! Stocking stuffers can be anything from candy (we TRY to avoid), jewelry, gift cards, beauty products and many more endless possibilities! Here are some great ones to give and buy for your own stocking! What was your favorite stuffer from year’s past?

Sephora Collection Face Masks $6.oo
Sephora Collection Eye Mask $5.00

We’ve all seen from the celebrity “sheet mask selfies” that sheet masks still seem to be all the rage these days. This is a trend we actually like! In truth Japanese skincare lines have been selling these vitamin packed masks for years! This is a great stocking stuffer for gals and the man that loves to be pampered (AKA my husband, Pate ☺). They have a wide variety depending on your skin tone and for 6 bucks, you can’t beat it! We love the round packaging and the bright colors and I have to say they look perfect in the stocking with a coordinating eye masks. Two beauty treatments, one stocking! We love the Rose mask for moisturizing and brightening, however, there are 8 different kinds two choose from! My sisters and mom will find these babies in their stockings this year! Want something to compliment the face mask and make this beauty treatment last more than a day! For an extra 5 bucks you can buy the coordinating eye mask or try a different combination! Each of these eye masks are infused with a different active ingredient for relaxing the delicate skin around the eyes and achieving a brighter, more revitalized eye look. The fiber masks perfectly hug the small contours under the eye for better penetration of the active ingredients. We couldn’t be happier to stop carrying around so much eye baggage this holiday season!

Wine Wipes – 2 pack $13.00

Have you ever left a Christmas party feeling great only to look in the mirror when you get home and your teeth look like you have been face down in a barrel of wine (which sounds fun BTW)? Don’t let this happen to you! Try these wine wipes. They take the wine stain away instantly so you can have your purty smile back! Bust these out of your purse in the ladies room and you will be the most popular gal in the loo! Extremely handy, something people would never think to buy for themselves and a great little gift to give to your co-workers you go to happy hour with!

Linear Ear Crawler Bar Earrings – Bauble Bar Regular Price $28 now $10

I love a gold bar earring! They are great for everyday or even a night out. These cool ones from Bauble Bar are on sale for a limited time for $10! Can’t beat that price!! Plus the cute bauble bar packaging makes a perfect gift really any time of year! You can find beautiful ear cuff designs for those who love an adorable earrings.

First Aid Beauty Fab Cleanse and Exfoliate Kit – $10

I collect travel skincare! I am always in hotels, airplanes, etc and it is ROUGH on my skin. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for someone to try out this awesome line of affordable skincare! We love First Aid Beauty! In this $10 kit you have everything you need to cleanse and exfoliate!!

Sparkly Soul NO SLIP Headbands – $10

The ladies over at Sparkly Soul are some of our favorite women entrepreneurs! Someone finally created a no slip headband that actually stays in place, comes in a variety of styles and colors and is cute! WE LOVE!!! They are also running a 25 days of Sparkly Soul promo and everyday a different band is $10 in December! Trust us, you won’t go back to your regular headbands! I can say I have tested these on hikes, spinning, running, boot-camping and even accidentally in the ocean! WE LOVE!!

Atelier Cologne Gift Set – $55 Value for $25!

I have been loving this line of perfume lately. It is high quality, last all day and there is a scent for everyone! I recently purchased this set to give away to coworkers and they raved about them! That’s the great thing about a gift set, you can give away multiple things to multiple people!! Try the Mandarin and the Magnolia scents! This is also an easy way to try a perfume for a few days and not spend tons of $$!

Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition “The Perfect Pink Kiss” set! – $69 plus Free Gift with Purchase

We swoon over all of the Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics! I wore several things from her line in my wedding and I fell in love! Olivia also got me one of these great holiday sets for my birthday! Everything from the packaging down to the product itself is luxurious and well UH-MAZING! It does come in at a higher price point which is why I love this as a gift! Olivia knew I would never buy it for myself so when I opened it, it was so special! Pamper your beauty lover with one of her holiday kits! We love this one and well… ALL OF THEM! They also come with some pretty great free gifts at your choosing!! I’ll be wearing my Charlotte Tilbury all Winter!! Wahoo!!

Well, there you have it! 7 Holiday Gift and 7 Stocking Stuffers! Have great idea YOU want to share! Let us know in the comments! I am still looking for a few little things!! Merry Fitmas Everyone!!! WE LOVE YOU !!! Hannah and Olivia


Curlee Christmas Cups

**Lots of people have asked about the tool we used for the avocados…this is not the exact one but works the same!**

Happy holidays, happy holidays!!! Excited to bring you a fake-out that might seem a little crazy, but we promise you it’s delicious. Low calorie Christmas Cups full of chocolatey goodness made of healthy Avocado. Watch the video and make the recipe. Send us your pics! We want to know how it turns out :).

3 ripe Avocados
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
1/2 cup skim milk (or more to desired consistency)
4 packs Truvia (or no cal sweetener of your choice to taste)
Pre-made phyllo dough pastry cups
Shelled pistachios and dried cherries (for garnish)

Combine avocado, vanilla, cocoa powder, and maple syrup into bowl. Then add milk 1/2 cup at a time until you reach desired consistency. Whisk (or use egg beaters or blender) mixture until smooth. Add no cal sweetener to taste. Chill for 2 hours in refrigerator. Fashion pastry bag from Zip-Lock bag with tip cut off. Squeeze 2 tbsp of mixture into each phyllo dough cup. Garnish with a pistachio and dried cherry. Enjoy!!

Calories: 70 for 1 phyllo cup.