My Favorite Things

I thought I would compile a few of MY favorite things to help you with your Christmas list. This year I'm focusing on easy. And, by easy I mean shopping online. Because what is better than getting all of your shopping done in your PJ's with coffee (or wine) in hand?! 

This list is a compilation of things that have come into my life in 2017 and made me happy. And will probably make someone on your list happy too. 

Apple Watch

I adore my apple watch and can't really imagine anyone NOT liking it. My husband got it for me for my birthday even though I had never asked for one. I honestly didn't think I needed it but now that I have one, I love it! 

So, if you have someone on your list that is super into their iPhone/iPad, they're probably also going to be obsessed with the watch. I like it best for tracking my movement throughout the day. It holds me accountable to standing up a certain amount of minutes per hour, so I can get away from the computer to stretch, go get water, etc. when my watch tells me. It also tracks steps, miles, active minutes, calories burned (not sure on accuracy because no calorie-counters are accurate), and will keep track of all of your workouts for you. 

Beyond the activity tracking, it also is nice to not have to take your phone with you everywhere. You can get texts and other notifications through your watch (if you want), control your music or podcasts, and even talk on the phone with it. 

The only downside for me is that you do still have to bring your phone with you on walks in order for it to work, but that has been updated in the 3rd version of the watch, so I definitely recommend the newest version!

Life Changing Books

I love giving books as gifts! These would be awesome books to gift someone depending on what they are going through.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
Heart Made Whole Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength by Christa Black Gifford
Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter by Annie F. Downs
The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp

    Erin Condren Products

    I love how they bring fun and functionality together in their products. You can personalize and customize your items too. My daughter got me into all this!!  I use several of the Erin Condren items, including the:

    • Life Planner
    • Coiled 8.5 x 11 Journal
    • Wellness Log (only $6.00)

    Use this link and once you create your account you will get a coupon code good for $20 toward your first purchase.

    Popsocket

    A GREAT stocking stuffer idea! These little round sticky things attach to the back of your phone and act as a shelf for your fingers to hold your phone easier. I got one and was initially annoyed with it and didn't use it. Within a few days, I got to a point where I couldn't imagine using my phone without it. I've gone from dropping my phone regularly to never dropping it. Also great for taking selfies or videos! They come in some really cute designs too, so you can jazz up your phone. I highly recommend getting the actual Popsocket brand and not the knock-offs.

    If you've followed me you know I made the transition to natural deodorant a few months ago. After trying several brands, my absolute favorite is Native
    Their products are made in the USA, are aluminum-free and paraben-free and contain ingredients you can pronounce. I really like the coconut & vanilla scent and I discovered I needed the sensitive deodorant. The regular one irritated me due to the baking soda. But, this stuff actually works!!! I got some travel sizes as stocking stuffers. Use this link to get a free travel size deodorant when ordering. 

    Stitch Fix

    Believe it or not I don't enjoy shopping for clothes. I much prefer to just have things delivered and Stitch Fix has been amazing! My stylist (Steph) has gotten it spot on every single time. I have such a hard time finding pants because I'm short but she somehow always finds the perfect pair.
    Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a personalized shopping experience, just for you. You fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will hand pick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. You can keep what you love and send the rest back in a prepaid envelope. Shipping and returns are free—even for exchanges! If you use this link your first $20 styling fee is waived. 

    Perfect Keto

    If you've tossed around the idea of trying a Ketogenic diet, I cannot recommend these products enough. If you missed my blog post about my Keto Experiment, I decided to give this way of eating a try a few months ago. The first time around didn't go so well but after a lot more research, the second attempt went better. I won't be staying with this way of eating for much longer but I know after much investigation, that if I were to stick with this, these are the products I would continue to use. Their exogenous ketones are some of the best. I like the fact that they tell you right on the label how much BHB is in their product. (Some other brands do not release that information so you could be throwing your $ away). They also cost 40-80% less per serving than competitors who add caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and fillers to their products. I also like their grass-fed Keto Collagen (With MCT). Use this link and coupon code INSTAKETO15 to save 15% off your first order.

    Fabletics

    If you’re anything like me, there’s a good chance you’re obsessed with new fitness gear. Whether it’s from expensive stores like Lululemon or Athleta, or just from the neighborhood Target or Old Navy, I can’t get enough. Having stylish new fitness gear makes me excited to work out, and sometimes that little boost of excitement is just what I need to get my butt moving. Fabletics is a member-based online store for fitness apparel created by Kate Hudson. They sell a variety of cute workout clothes that any girl would want. You can use this link to get two pairs of leggings for $24.

    Vitality Extracts

    They have a lot of stylish handmade diffuser jewelry. You apply a drop or two of essential oil to the black lava beads and the scent will last a day if not more. You can use any of your favorite essential oils or purchase some from their site if you don't have any. They are having a huge sale right now too!! You can get bracelets for less than $10. Use this link for 15% off your first order. 

    Green Chef Meal Delivery Service

    Green Chef is a meal delivery service. I have never done a meal delivery service because when I looked into some of them, I wasn't impressed with the nutritional content or choices. I love the fact that Green Chef offers Vegetarian, Omnivore, Carnivore, Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto and Vegan plans and all the ingredients are organic. The meat and poultry must be from animals raised without antibiotics or synthetic hormones and they work with farmers to source sustainable, non-GMO ingredients. You have the option of ordering three meals a week for two, four, or six people. I decided to give this a try because I had someone offer me a coupon code for 4 free meals and I thought it would be a great service to utilize the week my husband had surgery. I ended up loving the meals and how easy they were to prepare. Use this link to get your 4 free meals or give this as a gift for someone. I'm sure they would love it!

    The All Access Challenge Pack

    I can't finish this without sharing my absolute favorite Beachbody package! The reason I like this one so much is because you get access to EVERY single workout program Beachbody has ever released. This includes the 21 Day Fix, Insanity, P90X, Country Heat, Shift Shop, YOUv2, 22 Minute Hard Corps, PiYo, the 3 Week Yoga Retreat and the upcoming 80 Day Obsession. You can check it out here and look here for information about my VIP community. This challenge pack gives you access to my VIP community for an entire year. I can't think of a better gift than the gift of good health.

    So there you go! A few of my favorite things that I hope will give you some ideas either for you or a friend. What are some of your favorite things from 2017?

    Happy shopping!

     

    If you'd like more information on the health & weight loss programs I provide, feel free to email me at christie@christiemarkfeld.com or fill out this form and I'll be in touch to talk further. 

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