FBG-Approved Stocking Stuffers (with Freebies!)

I love stockings. No, not Leggs. The Christmas kind. In fact, I probably enjoy opening up my stocking more than opening up presents. Stockings are just so cute, and the stuff inside is all small and cute, too. It’s a win-win really. Last week, we gave you the FBG Gift Guide, and today we’re going to give you a bunch of FBG-approved stocking ideas that will not only stuff your stockings but also make your fit friends and family members happy as a Christmas goose.

EnlightenUpEnlighten Up

We were offered the opportunity to review this documentary a few months ago and had to say yes. The film basically has a regular non-spiritual dude, Nick Rosen, dive into the yoga hippity-dippity world headfirst. Over the course of just a few months, Nick is immersed in the practice and travels around the world, examining the good, the bad and the ugly of yoga. He meets celebrity yogis (like this and this one), true believers, crazies and world-renowned gurus. The film follows Nick—who’s pretty darn cute yet  sometimes frustrating—as he attempts to find his spiritual side via yoga. I won’t ruin the ending for you, but it’s definitely interesting. And, like I said, Nick is kind of a hottie. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for your yoga buds—or skeptical friends!

BanglzBanglz

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could burn more cals just walking around or doing errands? That’s exactly why two busy moms dreamed up and created a product (that they sent us to try) to do just that! Banglz are fancied up ankle and wrist weights that look more like a bracelet than a weight and are light enough to wear all day, yet heavy enough to up your burn. They’re not the most fashion-forward bracelets I’ve ever seen, but their usability still makes it a fantastic gift for your friends on the go!

she by vl3Violet Love

You know how I have a small, oddly shaped head? Well, the creator of Violet Love heard my call (or, you know, read my post) and sent us a few of her new SHE by VL performance line of headbands. I tried the black headband and while it didn’t stay perfectly (again, I’m not sure if ya’ll understand just how freakish of a head shape I apparently have), it did stay better than any other kinds I’ve tried, next to the Bondi. So if you have a small-headed friend or family member who needs help keeping her hair back during workouts, please stuff one of these babies in their stocking. They’ll thank ya!

mesheeky.torso-0091MeSheeky

I cannot stop saying “MeSheeky.” It’s my catchphrase now. How you feeling, Jenn? “MeSheeky!” Was that concert fun? “Yea, it was MeSheeky!” And then there are times that I throw on one of these cute little MeSheeky skirts for a yoga workout and chant “MeSheeky” repeatedly while I dance around the house. It’s a good warm-up. AND to further the “MeSheeky” word obsession, when you go to their website, it hits you with a full rotating list of fun MeSheeky-tastic words. There are tons of good ones, but my personal fave is “Sheeky Boom Boom.” Go ahead and say it again for good measure. Sheeky Boom Boom. Fun, right?! And the apparel is just as fun as it sounds. (I know because they sent me one to try.) These sustainable, yoga-inspired, lounge-wear pieces (basically skirts you put over leggings) take you from workout to street. The look is inspired by the layering of a dancer’s warm-up clothes, but they’re super flattering and fun to wear. Plus they’re eco-friendly! Perfect for the yogi, dancer or green lady in your life!

iskiniSkin

Does someone in your life have a Nano 5G? (I wish I did. Hint, hint, Santa!) Well, if they do, you might want to consider putting an iSkin in their stocking. The Duo Band Nano G5 Clear Hydro Carbon Poly with Armband is perfect for the active gal or lad in your life. It has an adjustable armband strap with breathable silicone, anti-slip support and antimicrobial protection that keeps bacteria and odor away. Silicone also covers the Nano itself, protecting it from the iPod dangers at the gym: scratches, moisture and bump-da-bumps. The click wheel even has its own protector that keeps it safe and dry. We haven’t tried this one ourselves, but I have a iSkin for my iPod classic, and I simply adore it!

aquablingpackagingaquaBling

You know those cute little wine charms that are popular these days? Well reader Evie Clercx had the idea to make a healthier version for water! These chic water-bottle accessories are designed, she says, to promote health, eco-conscious living and personal style for women. We’re behind that! These little guys are perfect for running groups, the gym, events or while traveling. And, again, they’re awfully cute. Hide these in your loved one’s stocking, and you’ll never have to worry about wondering whose water bottle is whose ever again! And as a special to FBG readers, aquaBling is offering 20 percent off all orders placed before January 31! All have you have to do is enter coupon code FIT when you order!

eatsmart scaleEatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

For those in your life who love numbers, organization and counting-counting-counting, give them the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. We haven’t tried this one, but EatSmart has a solid reputation for easy-to-use and accurate scales.  This scale is small enough to fit in a stocking (cute, right?!) and even includes a free Calorie Factors book that allows you to calculate calories in a portion for more than 1,000 whole foods. And it has the ability to easily subtract the weight of a plate or a bowl. The scale comes in silver, black chrome, white, white chrome or red, so it’ll fit with any kitchen decor!

FBGwhiteundiesFBG Undies

And last but not least, don’t forget about our small items in the FBG store! These hip-hugger undies are playful and the perfect stocking stuffer for the fit bottomed girl in your life. Last year, we had one reader buy one for all of her sisters! And remember, fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, so spread the FBG love!

—Jenn

And because we also want to make sure that Santa treats you dear readers well this holiday, comment below and you’ll be entered to win Enlighten Up on DVD, a set of Banglz bracelets, a Violet Love headband or a MeSheeky skirt! Happy holidays from FBG!



Comments

  1. Billie says

    OOhh I love all the great ideas! I would love to win because today is my Birthday! Make 31 feel special guys! :)

  2. Cristin says

    I agree that these are all great stocking stuffers & gifts!! I would love to wake up on Christmas morning & find one in my stocking… or find it in my mailbox! :-)

  3. Jess says

    Oh, I’m coveting that Violet Love headband…I also have an oddly shaped head and have all but given up on them. Which is a pain, because I’m currently growing my hair out and really could use them!!

  4. Shawny says

    I would love to win any of these. I am really having a hard time sticking to my goals since the holidays are here. But I am staying strong!

  5. Emma says

    These are awesome ideas! I’ve had problems finding headbands for a long time, but finally found a brand that works AMAZINGLY. Have you tried Sweaty Bands? In the past year that I’ve had them, I have not had a Sweaty Band slip or fall off even once. I HIGHLY recommend them for all FBGs!! Plus they’re cute just to wear during the day!

    Here is their website: http://www.sweatybands.com/

  6. Lacey says

    Yup – would also love to try out the headband for my workouts. There is nothing worse than having sweat get in your eyes! Plus I am an instructor and I hate having to stop to wipe off my face. Most other headbands have not worked for me so far….

  7. NicoleB says

    I am very new to fit bottomed girls…. This is a great site. I have recently had a baby and am now in the process of losing weight…an uphill battle. It’s great to hear encouraging stories from you guys!!! Thankx for that!

  8. Kate says

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the hard work all year ladies…I looked forward to that 3pm email in my inbox!

  9. Angela Hackwell says

    I don’t have a mis-shapen head but I do have a huge head-o-hair and I would hope that the mesheeky would make my thighs look as good as the models and any exercise I can get wearing fashionable banglz would be a plus. I love you all at FBG. I always feel “enlightened” reading your emails.

    Thank you,

    Angela

  10. Breebers says

    I am most def adding the headband and Banglz to my list… especially the head band, since I share the Freakishly Small & Oddly-shaped Head Syndrome.

  11. Sagan says

    Can’t go wrong with underwear as a stocking stuffer ;)

    Also, “MeSheeky” is now totally my new favourite word. That has to be one of the CUTEST skirts I’ve ever seen. Love it!!

    Also Banglz are one of the best ideas ever. Never heard of them before!

  12. Janeen says

    Great gift ideas, gals! Toss my name in for some of those :) Thanks for keepin’ it real, and giving your readers something to look forward to day after day :)

  13. Jennifer says

    These are all fabulous! It is so hard to choose which one seems best, although I’ve been wanting that scale for awhile. I might need a bigger stocking! Thanks for a great list!

  14. Debbie says

    Can’t believe I’m still xmas shopping! Nice suggestions and love the head band. Violet Love is such a cool name too. Back to shopping…

  15. Rebecca says

    I really like the looks of the Banglz. These would make great gifts for busy on the go daughters. The the scale, I need a new one.

  16. Katie Surridge says

    Stocking stuffers oohh!!!! I’d love to win, those headbands would come in handy for the cold/windy bike rides and runs! Gotta keep the hair outta the face! Pick me!

  17. Darris says

    WOW! Love these products! I have always had an issue with wearing headbands. None seem to fit my head! Is there a club I can join?? Lol! I would love to try it!

    LOVE the yoga skirt & water bottle charms! To cute!!! :)

  18. Kathleen says

    These look like fun/cool/different gifts! Good work FB Girls! Reminds me, I have to get an iPod skin or case for my 82 year old Dad. lol

    Could really use this headband, as skinny elastice ones don’t stay on right, and others hurt my head after a while.

  19. Beth says

    How cute! I just retweeted this too! I love you girls. And I am always conversing with you on Twitter @lilmonsterspets . I have to lose 65 more pounds to take off the weight from medication weight gain. Your blog is very inspiring.