11 Fabulous Gifts Under $30 for the Stylish & Sporty.
This is my 9th year writing a holiday gift guide. I love spending hours hunting for perfect presents when I should be doing something constructive. But this year is extra special because we get to gift in person again! Here are some pretty ideas for stylish/sporty sisters, girlfriends and neighbors with a sweet price point under $30.
11 Fabulous Gifts Under $30 for the Stylish & Sporty
a) Healthier Together cookbook by Liz Moody. Ok so I’m obsessed with her Healthier Together podcast. It’s super raw and no topic is off limits. I listen to it at least 3x a week when I’m working out or hiding from my children. She’s been a health editor forever and decided to take her brand full-time. Liz’s approach to health is, “be healthy, but not obsessive. There is always room to eat what you love and enjoy life.” This view is reflected in her cookbook and it’s a gem. See a beautiful example of Liz’s recipe for Mexican Street Corn & Quinoa Bowl on the blog Brewing Happiness.
b) Peach Slices Gold Glow Priming Serum. If you’ve read any of my gift guides, you know I’m a fan of Peach Slices, which is the economical K-beauty line by Peach and Lily. I buy their facial masks in bulk for myself and my husband. I even gave them out as party favors for my Galantine’s Dinner. Recently I purchased 40 masks and decided to add this serum as a gift for me (because 40 masks wasn’t enough). Game Changer! It gives you this glow, but it doesn’t look like a KiraKira filter. It just looks like your hydrated. Bonus…it also doesn’t feel heavy.
c) Ketel One Botanicals Grapefruit and Rose. Ok not ashamed to admit I have tried all of the Ketel One Botanical flavors (in the name of research!) and this is my favorite. Having a cocktail with your girlfriends is the best, and what makes the best even better is when your drink has no added sugars, flavors or preservatives. Add club soda and a couple slices of ruby red grapefruit or lime and it’s tasty and healthy-ish. For an extra special touch, gift with a set of pretty cocktail glasses. For a stellar Ketel One Grapefruit and Rose elderflower martini recipe visit the Lilypad Cottage.
d) Dry Brushing Body Brush. One of the major causes of aging skin is lack of circulation. I try to dry brush my thighs and upper arms in a circular motion before I get in the bath and shower to help with lymphatic drainage. It really is the little things that add up to aging gracefully. Note that I’ve gotten a couple other dry brushes off of Amazon and they broke after a few uses. This one is solid and lasts. I am personally vouching for it.
e) Dry Bar Dry Shampoo. Have you ever purchased a dry shampoo, sprayed it on your hair and then itched so badly you thought you sprayed straight-pollen allergy on yourself? I have. It won’t happen with this brand. This smells wonderful and does a great job of wicking away sweat after a workout when you’re pressed for time.
f) Weleda Skin Food. I was first introduced to this when I watched Lily Aldridge’s facial routine on Bazaar’s YouTube. She mentioned that half the make up artists she works with use this (and she thought it smelled like Trix cereal, which is a nice touch of nostalgia). So being the rarely-influenced consumer I am, I had to have it. It is a thick, luxurious cream and incredible for the neck, chest and dry areas like elbows and knees. I also like to mix it with coconut oil to thin the consistency and use as an all-over moisturizer.
g) CC Sport Silver Tennis Charm Necklace This dainty 8mm silver tennis ball necklace makes a special gift for any tennis player or fan. And unlike the majority of athletic jewelry, this is minimalist and can be worn on and off the court. Other sports in the CC Sport Jewelry Collection include soccer, softball, tennis, basketball, baseball and football.
h) Slip silk hair ties. I became obsessed with these this past year after my friends gifted me with a Slip pillowcase. It was one of the best gifts ever because it keeps you cool and prevents wrinkles. Slip silk hair ties are gentle and don’t rip your hair. They were born to hold buns and top knots and can be seen on the wrist of many a current celebrity.
i) Sliding Discs. I am such a fan of working out using a combination of weights and your own body weight. These discs work every part of your body and not only do they tone, they can lengthen depending on the exercise. Plus they take up no space and they’re easy to travel with. Just like free weights and a yoga mat, these should be a staple in every home gym. Another incredible fitness prop I use at least 4x a week are my short bands.
j) Moon Juice Cosmic Cocoa. How smart to combine decadent cocoa with edible Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate your skin and adaptogens like Ashwagandha, Shatavari & Reishi to target stress. It’s a blissful treat that’s good for the body and mind.
k. Well + Good Cookbook: 100 Healthy Recipes + Expert Advice for Healthy Living. We stayed in a VRBO this summer just outside of Asheville. The owner had this cookbook on display and I enjoyed reading recipes and wellness insight from some of the most well-known health gurus and functional medicine pioneers. As soon as I got home I bought myself a copy. This cookbook is for the girlfriend who loves to cook healthy meals, but likes to read a little deeper into the “why” instead of just the “how” of the recipe.
I hope this holiday gift guide gave you some fresh ideas for the wellness seekers on your list. Wishing you a beautiful, gratitude-filled holiday season. xx CC
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11 Fabulous Gifts Under $30 for the Stylish & Sporty