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I'm just over here trying to make your Christmas shopping easier...

What better way to kick off the month than with a few perfect gift ideas? I am actually almost finished shopping, which I'm pretty sure is a record for how early I have this much finished. So I figured it is my duty to help you out.

I've picked out three perfect gifts for the runner in your life (or yourself, because it's always nice to treat yourself) and three gifts for pretty much anyone else on your list.

 First there's the Legend Loop Armband.

Here's what the makers of Legend have to say about it: "We believe it's the thinnest, lightest and fastest running armband in the world. Legend Loop Armband is also unlike all others. Thin, light and fully featured, distinctive yet not overpowering; it's the perfect addition to your next run or workout. Not to mention it just fits; whatever size your arms are whilst the armband also secures your smartphone regardless of size or model."

I have always been afraid to strap my phone to my arm. It's annoying enough in the pocket of my tights or jacket, so I figured it would be even worse on my arm. But I actually didn't even notice it was there. And that says a lot since phones are not small these days. I was also afraid my phone might not fit because it seems like EVERYTHING is made to fit iPhones and I'm one of the cool kids who has (and loves) a Samsung. For the record, my phone fit perfectly.

Second, there's this running shirt that I recently added to my running clothes wardrobe. I love it so much, I went back and got it in a second color!
The third thing every runner should have is Smart Wool socks. I LOVE mine. I actually wear them all year because they have different thicknesses and they never ever give me blisters. And in the winter, they keep my toes perfectly warm. I have the exact pair on the right and they are the perfect winter running socks!
The first thing for your "everyone" list is a BOOY (pronounced Booo-eeee). It's a "Tablet Lounge" that adapts to any surface. Mine should be arriving any day, and I can't wait to use it. My girls practically destroy my case every time they borrow my Ipad, so this should make it a little easier for them (and me!) to use my tablet comfortably.
It has a magnetic attachment and comes in two colors of leather, brown and white. It is live on Kickstarter, and there are still early bird units available at $60. After that it goes to $80 and then $100 (MSRP $119).

The next thing anyone would love is a new pair of Chucks. I love mine and have them in two colors to make sure I can wear them with pretty much anything in my closet.
And last but not least, who wouldn't love a Moose Mug? Even if you aren't a National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation fanatic, you can appreciate its awesomeness!
Are there any "must-have's" on your Christmas list this year? Merry December 1st, btw!!!


  1. Thanks for the awesome review Candice, enjoy your Christmas!


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