I like sharing wonderful things that I find. But why not share things that I use on a daily basis and personally think cannot live without? Ask, and you shall receive! And it’s almost the holiday season… so if you need a couple little gift ideas… this super rad chick loves the ones listed below… maybe the super rad chicks in your life will, too! I tried to keep it reasonable; all just about fifty dollhairs or less, except for the last item (which is worth every extra penny).
1. Dr. Hunter’s Rosewater & Glycerine Hand Creme. This is found on my desk next two the paperclips and cinnamon gum; all three essentials for the day. I had originally picked up this favorite during my road trip in Houston at Anthropologie, but you can find it online here for just $14.
2. Valor Roll-On Essential Oil from Young Living. I use this each time I need an extra boost– whether it be before a run or a blind date. Their oils are perfect for adding to your daily glasses of water or in a diffuser for a peaceful evening. My favorite mixed blend is only $25.99.
3. My last scent-y idea/favorite that I use every single morning in the shower: Beach All You Want sugar scrub from Little Moon Essentials. The company is in Colorado, they are all natural and all for bettering one’s health, not at the cost of the planet. You might recognize the label if you hang around me much; I also use their pillow spray and salves on a regular basis. The tubs are $28 and reusable so that if you reorder the scrub, you can reuse the container.
4. Here’s an item that I use each evening to end my day: a 5 Year Journal. There’s space to jot down a few notes for each day… for five years. Plain, simple and very awesome! Grab your copy from Fredflare! $24.95 for 1825 days of fun sounds like a steal to me!
5. If you know me, I hate socks. But love tights. Any who, the one pair of socks that I love for the cooler weather I also wear while hiking… my SmartWools! Super soft. Super light-weight and super efficient. $17.95 a pair on the SmartWool website or you can snag them on sale at Dick’s for five bucks during random end-of-the-season sales.
6. Lululemon is the BEST workout/athletic shop, EVER! Bold claim, but believe it. I discovered this brand in Naples four years ago and have religiously stood by them since. There isn’t a shop in the 518 but they do have an outlet store in Woodbury. A little pricier than Target but they have a lifetime guarantee, but made with materials that will last a lifetime. My seasonal favorite is the scoop neck, but for the winter months they have the deep-v, and so do I! I love love love it for running, pilates or boxing. Check them out here and purchase this staple at $52. (and yes, they have apparel for men as well)
7. This is an item I saw and wish I had… the Giving Tree Macbook Decal for $7 on Amazon. The idea that keeps on giving (and so cute!).
8. Okay, if you aren’t already using Instagram on your iPhone, download it. NOW. Best app ever. Well, at this site, Printstagram, you can make little prints, stickers, mini books, even posters of all of your photographs! It’s pretty awesome. I personally enjoy the mini prints, which could be used to display on the fridge, in your wallet or even used as a mini card for the special folks in your life. I’m in love. Oh, and the prints only cost $12 for 48! Woah, that’s a low price.
9. Oxygen Fitness Magazine. Loves it. There are great workout tips, inspirational stories AND clean recipes. Tosca Reno, the woman behind the Clean Eating I repeatedly speak of, is the wife of the editor. It’s a monthly surprise in the mail because let’s be honest, not many of us receieve mail/bills these days from the actual postal workers. $19.97 BAM.
10. This item I use every single day. My backpack, holler. I carry it to work. To class on Monday evenings. Even to the local bars. Frankly, I don’t care if its unlady-like because it not only fits all of my essentials (like the dayplanner, lip butter, cell phone, keys, etc) but it’s also great for self-defense. No joke, I almost had to use it on a random Troy resident because I thought he was about to attack a close friend… only to find out he was bringing out the recycle bin. My bad. But you never know. It’s a Tough Traveler. They are locally made in Schenectady, New York, and the owner is pretty neat himself. I have the Elementary Pack and it costs a whopping $85 BUT will be replaced or repaired for FREE… even if it’s 30 YEARS LATER!
Speaking of favorite things, I’m going to be spending the weekend with four of my favorite little people… the kiddos! I can’t wait to post early next week with video, photographs and hilarious stories.