Tuesday, December 16, 2014


I love giving gifts.  I have a very hard time keeping them a secret, particularly if I'm excited about them, which is almost always.  When I was a kid, my dad used to take advantage of this weakness, easily dragging out Christmas and birthday surprises that were coming his way weeks before they were to be given.  The way I see it, by finding the perfect gift, you're re-establishing the bond that you feel with the recipient just in thinking about them and how much you know they'll like it.  I love that.  Needless to say, I get almost giddy at Christmas time.  Sure, the hustle and bustle can get a bit overwhelming.  This year, for some reason, my own kids are having a hard time figuring out what to ask for.  A spy kit?  Really, Grace??  But, the way I see it, the hunt is half the fun.  If you have finished all of your shopping, you're good.  Really good.  But if not, perhaps I can help.  I may not be able to remember to move the 'Elf on the Shelf' every night, but I do know a good gift when I see one.  Check out the fantastic products listed below; all of them tried and true.  You'll note that there is running and music theme.  What can I say?  My guess is, if you're reading this blog, then, like me, you're into one or both of them.  And if not, you probably know someone who is.  So take a look.  And then pass it on.  And, most importantly, scroll down to enter the RWM holiday giveaway.  Maybe you'll get to cross a gift off your list or, better yet, to treat yourself.  Merry everything!


RUNNERBOX - By far the best gift for the runner in your life, particularly if you have no idea what to get them.  The folks at RUNNERBOX handpick a bunch of new and cool running related products, pack them all up in a shoebox and send them off for you to try at your leisure.  You can get/give it as a one time treat or, even better, as a subscription for the duration of your choice.  Total awesomeness.  Prices range from $24.95 for a single box to $19.95 for a bi-monthly subscription.  Use code RWMRB13 at checkout for 10% off all web store items including subscriptions.
 *note: make sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway and snag one for yourself!

FEETURES! - Hands down the best running socks on the market.  Tons of styles (no show, ultra-light, heavy cushion, compression), fun colors, and beyond comfortable.  These babies have cradled my feet through 5 marathons, blister free.  I can't recommend them highly enough.  A perfect stocking stuffer or gift for your Secret Santa!  Prices range from $10.99 to about $20, depending on size and type.

YURBUDS - Whether you run with music or just listen on the fly, Yurbuds headphones will rock your world.  The sound is brilliant and sharp, the fit is snug but comfortable and the quality is impeccable.  They offer a ton of different styles and sizes, which I love because I have child-sized ears and I hate when my earbuds fall out.  Today I'm highlighting these LEAP WIRELESS for women first, because they are amazing and second because Yurbuds have sent me a pair to giveaway.  Run and rock fast and chord-free with these gems, the best of their kind.  Retail value for Leap Wireless headphones is $99.99.  
** Enter to win a pair for yourself or your music obssessed friend below.  

OISELLE - I can honestly say that I love pretty much everything Oiselle makes.  But, I am loving this Livin' It jacket the most right now.  When you put it on you feel like you're wrapped in a blanket.  So, it's like you're walking around in a blanket, and yet you look totally normal.  Booyah! Dress it up or dress it down, anything goes.  Perfect for winter as you can wear it solo or throw a jacket on top.  Fleece rules.  Retail value for this bad boy is $96 and worth every penny!

NUUN - Another perfect Stocking stuffer.  Throw a tube of NUUN in for every member of the family....er...I mean, let Santa know to do it.  Tasty, healthy, natural and portable.  Done and done.  Retail value for this hydration miracle is somewhere in the $20 range depending on the flavors you choose and the amount you purchase (more for less).  There are 12 drink tabs per tube.  Shop now and get free shipping on your order over $50.

BOSE - The BOSE SoundLink Bluetooth speaker has got to be the coolest little music delivery vehicle out there right now.  Portable and wireless with BOSE quality sound and up to 8 hours of rechargeable battery life.  Just...wow.  I've purchased 2 for friends and have it on my own list as well. Retail value for this small but mighty beast is $129.95.  Bose is currently offering free shipping on their site.

STARBUCKS - COFFEE.  Enough said.


RUNNERBOX & YURBUDS are helping me spread the holiday cheer this week.  ENTER BELOW through Rafflecopter.  Huge thanks to RUNNERBOX and YURBUDS for sharing the love.  GOOD LUCK!!

PRIZE 1: RUNNERBOX Fitbook Box - a box full of running related treats including a RUNNERBOX Fitbook, a journal for tracking all of your 2015 goals.  Retail value for this box of joy is $34.99

PRIZE 2: YURBUDS LEAP Wireless headphones for women - Set your workout free with these chord-free music enhancers.  6+ hours of music or call time, visual and audio battery alerts and easy audio control all in a neat little portable package.  Rock on.  Retail value for the LEAP wireless system is $99.99.

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  1. I got my husband an iPad mini and he has no idea 😄

  2. Way back when my daughter was in middle school, I got her a boombox and CDs.

  3. I don't know if I'm just a bad gift giver or I just can't think right now but I'm only coming up with great gifts I received, not gave. Like today when we got our first installment of a bacon of the month club from my brother. Now that's a great gift.

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  5. A charcoal smoker for my husband last year. He loves it, and I get to eat lots of delicious smoked goodies.

  6. I love to give gifts. I am getting my husband a smoker as well, which means I will benefit from the gift too!

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  8. I gave my husband a rd truck a few years back. It's the best because he was most exciting about getting it.

  9. I made my Oiselle Secret Santa a pretty cool gift this year; I'm waiting on pins and needles for her to receive it so I know if she likes it! But she's out of town and it's not at her house yet and it is killing me!

  10. The best gift I ever got was an iphone!!

  11. lovely post.
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