Holiday Gift Ideas - Part 1

Over the course of the next few days I will be posting gift ideas for runners & non-runners alike. Here is part one of my top picks for gift giving!

1. Give the Gift of Amazon Prime.

I use Amazon ALL the time and find it to be the best way to send gifts over the holidays since many of my friends and family are long distance. This service includes 2 day shipping (on any prime listed item, many of which are) . Here are some other benefits:

* No minimum order size

* Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows (whic h I watch on my Roku -see below)

* Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists.

If you know an Amazon user that does not have Prime this is a GREAT gift or you can buy another year for someone currently using the service (wink, wink).

2. Roku

I no longer use cable at all. I stream TV using my Roku. There are different models available but the one pictured is the model I have in my living room. I use two paid streaming apps on this device - Netflix at $7.99 and CBS Access at $5.99. The device is approximately $65 (one time purchase) so I am saving a huge amount on TV each month. Prior to this I was spending about $190 on a bundled service. Even with my monthly internet fee of $55 I am still way ahead.

3. Beanie Slouch Hats

Two adorable hats that are both stylish and warm? Sign me up! No really. I actually have two of these already and there are a tons of cute colors. $22 for a set of two.

4. Hydroflask

Keep hot things hot and cold things cold for hours. I used this one at work and had ice ALL day when I had stored ice and water in it. I have to give kudos to my friend Ange of Naturally Angela on this one since she is the one that introduced me to it.

Key features as listed on Amazon:

  • Double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours

  • High quality colorful powder-coated matte finish exterior that never sweats

  • A great way to give back Hydro Flask donates 5% back to a charity of your choice

  • The Lifetime Warranty makes Hydro Flasks the best water bottles


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