This is my second year of doing a fitness inspired gift guide focusing specifically on presents for the stylish wellness warrior. This is for the person who lives in comfortable, yet fashionable activewear and lives by the health credo – strong, nourishing and knowledge-based. She loves a challenging workout, eating whole foods and pampering with products that protect and offer results. If you have someone on your holiday list that fits this description (or you are this gal), then you may find the perfect gift below.
PS: All of the beauty products listed either myself or women on our team personally use and love. All of the activewear we are currently coveting and hoping Santa takes a hint. I’ve also included a couple of our jewelry styles to accessorize the workout attire; because all designs are inspired by women who embrace fitness + fashion.
10 perfect gifts for the stylish wellness warrior
a) Cain + Austin Retexture Pads with 10% Glycolic Acids: Use these facial pads once at night for amazing skin cell turnover and a deep clean. This is a one-step glycolic treatment that gently exfoliates and retextures skin, while helping to rebuild collagen. It visibly helps reduce appearance of wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation and improves texture. These little luxuries really brighten and you can tell a difference after a single use. I have been using them as a solid part of my nightly facial routine for over a year now.
b) Onzie high rise legging in nocturnal leopard print: Aren’t high waisted leggings the best? They make the waist smaller, flatter the bootie and feel more comfortable than leggings that sling at the hip. I love light neutrals and this muted print is just the right amount of leopard. Plus you can wear them with any color top.
c) Chelsea Charles trainer + barbell double love tag necklace (New for holiday): Wear your truth with our dainty, reversible double love tags featuring the word TRAINER and a mini bar bell on one side and our signature hearts on-the-flip. Available in 14k gold filled or sterling silver on an 18″ chain. Not a trainer? Choose from over 35 words of inspiration or design your own single or double Love Tag necklaces with names, birthdates, favorite hashtags or mantras. These necklaces can be worn on a single chain during exercise or layer on two chains for evening.
d) Apple AirPods: When you are walking in NYC at least 1 out of 5 people have these in their ears. Sound is great but I love them because you can do any challenging workout and they will stay put. My sister is an aerial yoga instructor and performer and practices entire routines hanging on the silks with these in her ears. My husband uses them with his business video calls with Paris. It also helps that you can summon Siri with just a tap.
e) Hilliard Studio Method: Be Powerful by Liz Hilliard + Live Stream Classes: Honestly I had to include HSM (Hilliard Studio Method) because if you put the work in, the results with HSM can be incredible. Hilliard combines pilates, barre, weights, dance-inspired training and HIIT into one hour-long sweat-fest that will CHANGE YOUR BODY. HSM was created by Liz Hilliard who’s physique and agelessness is aspirational for any woman. Her book talks about finding your strength at any age. She and her daughter/business partner, Clary (also a trainer) have studios around Charlotte, but anyone can take their classes via Live Stream. Their monthly streaming service includes an extensive class library with over 62 live classes (one new class each week) along with videos organized by duration, area targeted, level of difficulty and equipment (hand weights, bands, playground ball and/or gliding discs). I do these videos religiously 3-4 times a week along with cardio.
f) Count Me Healthy rose gold and crystal journal bracelet: The combination of rose gold and clear quartz crystals really shines and looks amazing worn alone or stacked with your other bracelets or smart watch. Use as a beautiful reminder to drink water, eat your veggie servings or lay off the next glass of wine by monitoring goals (or vices) by moving the beads. Beads stay in place unless moved by the wearer. This bracelet fits most wrist sizes, just squeeze or stretch the cuff for a perfect fit. Available in Count Me Healthy and Golf Goddess styles.
g) Carbon38 White Wide Leg Trouser: The more sophisticated tearaways, these pants are from Carbon38’s Femme Moderne collection and feature an elastic waistband with pull-on construction. A floor-grazing length with side-seam slits and a snap closure lend versatility to this sporty-yet-dramatic silhouette.
h) Blanc Noir Reflective Feather Weight Down Jacket: Recently I came across the brand Blanc Noir when shopping at Nordstroms in Michigan. I wanted everything! I especially wanted this jacket. Reflective trim pops to keep this down-filled look alive whether you’re headed home from the gym or out for a night with your girls. Stretchy side panels ensure you get a fit that sculpts your hard-earned curves. A closely coveted second jacket I’m eyeing from Blanc Noir–their leather and mesh Moto jacket in stone.
i) MELT butterfly cat eye sunglasses The brow bar seems to be everything, but lately it’s hard to find sunnies that stand out. These feature a brow bar and butterfly-frame with either tortoiseshell or marble panels with mirrored lenses.
j) Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment, 3.3 Ounce: Now if you have chemically treated hair, especially blonde hair, this stuff is like gold. It is an at home hair repairing treatment and bond builder…not a conditioner. It actually provides structural repair that works from within. You are supposed to lather on towel dry hair for 10 minutes and then rinse. It feels so wonderful sometimes I leave on for hours while I do mundane things like organize and clean the house.
So there you go. A heartfelt, curated list of amazing healthy treats that any fitness-inspired woman will love. Feel like getting nostalgic? Here’s last year’s gift guide for wellness warriors. Wishing you a healthy, happy and stress(less) holiday season. CC
Michelle Charles says
Great job on the gift guide. I love the products and have already earmarked who is getting what for Christmas.