This holiday season, I'm swapping gifts with another blogger who loves to stay active for eBay's holiday gift exchange. I've partnered with eBay to create this post! Enjoy!
The holidays are such a special time for family and friends and such a warming chance to put a big smile on someone's face. I love sitting down and making my lists for my family and really putting thought into things that they may not buy themselves and would enjoy. I usually start by thinking through their hobbies and what they spend most of their time doing and also the things that they love the most. For my dad it's usually sports related, my mom something related to traveling, and my sister loves experimenting with makeup and beauty.
I had a chance to team up with eBay to surprise another Lifestyle Collective member with something that she would love as well for their holiday gift exchange. With tons of Secret Santa's with friends and co-workers it can be tough to come up with some ideas for people you don't know extremely well, but I used the same idea to start brainstorming for my Secret Santa who loves to workout.
This year for my special Secret Santa I gifted this Fitbit heart rate and activity tracker to help her keep on top of her workouts. My favorite feature of this stylish little sidekick is that it maps out your route post-workout and is water resistant. Its thin design makes it easy to keep this on all day long, too. Paired with a stylish puffy jacket and sneakers it's the perfect winter workout outfit
If you're not a runner, a great gift idea is a bicycle. We got one for my mom 2 years ago and she absolutely loves it. For the active fashionista that loves to workout at home, this Bluetooth wireless speaker is amazing. My roommate had one and we used it all of the time, especially to play music around the apartment if I was doing a workout on my phone.
Outside of new workout gear and gadgets, another part of taking care of your body is after the workout is over. Whether it's cooking up something healthy with new recipes or getting a deep clean on your face the post-workout part of the regimen is just as important.
The hardest part of gifting can be finding the right items to complement their hobbies and what they enjoy, but eBay makes it easy to find something they'll love!
Who are you shopping for this year?
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"Since this is a blind gift exchange, I had to rely on my experience as a hostess. I know that some of my key ingredients for the perfect event are to have the right tools, the right decor & the right mood. I found items that would be perfect for all three areas on eBay!" -- Whipperberry
"I love sitting down and making my lists for my family and really putting thought into things that they may not buy themselves and would enjoy. I usually start by thinking through their hobbies and what they spend most of their time doing and also the things that they love the most. For my dad it's usually sports related, my mom something related to traveling, and my sister loves experimenting with makeup and beauty." -- The View From 5'2"
"I pride myself on my gift giving abilities. I mean you have 365 days to plan people. The holidays are the same time every year, so it’s not like they come as a surprise! I always make sure to keep a list all year with all the people I need to buy for and I jot down ideas and things they have mentioned and voila I look like a gift giving master!" -- Life With The Crust Cut Off
"Do you know what's my biggest problem? I have a champagne taste on a beer budget. I love the hottest designers, and I want to gift the most luxury gifts to my friends and family every season, however, I'm on a marketing-girl budget over here. I'm a little limited on what I can give each season!" -- Alicia Tenise
"I had the opportunity to find what I thought would be a perfect family gift for a fellow blogger. After doing a lot of searching, I decided on this great popcorn machine! My parents have a theater popcorn machine and it is has been a perfect addition to family movie nights. I hope the family I am giving this to will enjoy it as much as my family has!" -- Girl Loves Glam
"One of my favorite things in life is sharing my love and appreciation to another, which is why I love the holiday season. I love to find the right gifts for enhancing the recipient’s life with something experiential, functional, and lasting - like a melodic vinyl that would complement the perfect wintry night with family or a pair of versatile boots that would take the owner on a memorable adventure." -- Honey & Silk
"As someone who is into the latest of fashion, the highest of technology, and loves to have fun, eBay has been my one-stop-shop, and where I have been doing all my brainstorming on what to give. Another reason I came to eBay is because the world's top brands sell new items on eBay at amazing prices." -- Bird a la Mode
"Finding the perfect gift for the moms in your life really comes down to understanding her interests. Being a mom doesn’t mean her interests have changed, they only just expanded. If you’re looking for inspirations, here are my top picks from eBay that will delight any mom on your list this year." -- Style By Alina