It's the most wonderful time of the year. The gift giving season is upon us. Everyone exchanges gifts, hoping to give the best and get the best. What's on your list? That bag you've been eyeing since fashion week? Those lace up, suede pumps in the window? That sparkly necklace you've been dropping very obvious hints about to your BF? That shiny gold phone? Apple Bottom jeans? Boots with the fur? Guess what? All that stuff is going to go out of style come March. You'll probably stop using it by January. But do you know what doesn't go out of style? A. FIT. ASS. BODY.

Below you'll find all the things you need to get workin' on your fitness and to look good while doing it.

 

Side Plank on the Ugi Ball.

The Ugi Ball is one of the coolest medicine balls I've ever come across. It has the bounce of a hard medicine ball but the squish of a soft one. The possibilities are endless. Think a superset of ball-wall throws and ball slams. Then drop down to mountain climbers followed by a plank. It versatile enough to create quick and efficient workouts. Plus they come in a variety of cute colors ranging from 6-12 pounds. If you're looking to tone, add a little more resistance to that Pilates workout with the 6 pounder. HIIT more your thing? Get crazy with the 12! Either way this is a must-have for you and your fit fam.

The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor solves a lot of problems for those who love numbers. Love tracking caloric burn? This bad boy will track how many calories burned during cardio and weight training workouts. It will even show progress based on your heart rate! You'll be able to stay in your desired zone with reminders flashing on the screen. It saves all your training data as well. All this on top of all your basic heart rate monitor and watch features. Oh and it's waterproof! I definitely recommend this to anyone trying to lose weight or training for a race. It comes in 5 different colors and the size is adjustable.

The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

David's Tea is the bomb dot com. Yes, I know it's just tea. But quality loose leaf tea with great benefits and cute packaging? I'm in. Whether you're looking for an energy boost, a cleanse, healthier joints, antioxidants, or even something to curb that craving--tea is your solution. With varieties from all over the world and unique holiday flavors like Apple Custard and Bubbie's Baklava, what's not to like?? They even will serve you up a fresh cup of tea or a tea latte. Give a gift card to the loved one trying to improve their

David's Tea, Noe Valley

health from the inside out. There they can find their favorite tea and any sort of product to help steep it. The staff is super helpful too! I will walk in, tell them what I'm trying to work on and they always have know the solution. I usually drink golden pu'erh when I need a diuretic or "The Glow" with stinging nettle (also helps with joint pain) and rosehips for complexion.

 

 

All hail ClassPass! Imagine having access to your city's hottest classes in the palm of your hand. Now imagine attending as many classes you want for one monthly payment. Yes, you can freak out now. ClassPass is this amazing concept created by Payal Kadakia (CEO and co-founder). After getting robbed at a coffee shop, Payal was motivated to get fit to better defend herself. She grew up dancing but felt she needed more variety to get in shape. Payal became tired of searching around for great classes. Long story short, she created Classpass.

ClassPass now available in SF, $99

Zumba? Yoga? Cycling? Pilates? Dance? Boot camp? Classpass has you covered with the most popular studio in the city. It works like a gym membership. Every month, the app charges $99. From there you can access any studio in the Classpass network up to 3 times a month. You can even use Classpass in different cities! This is an awesome gift for that fit jet setter in your life.

 

If comfortable and stylish had a baby, it would be Lululemon. Lululemon has been dabbling in casual gear for quite some time now. The result keeps getting better and better. They've perfected pieces great for any laid back, social setting.

Pranayama Scarf, Lululemon $98

Sometimes I go from workout to work to lunch. It's nice to have something versatile and cute enough so I don't have to haul around an extra bag of clothes. I'm a huge fan of Lulu's scarves. They can be worn in so many different ways and have lasted me years. The plaid Pranayama scarf will satisfy your pickiest friend!

Gifts from Frank on their blog, http://us.frankbody.com/blogs/news/16015320-the-gift-of-giving#.VH-VsMlRfpw

Sweat, dirt, sun and pollution are said to be our skin's biggest enemies. Pores get clogged, skin gets damaged, tones become uneven. Frank Coffee Scrub will take care of all those issues and then some! With natural ingredients such as brown sugar, orange, coconut oil, and even almond, there's no need to feel guilty when indulging in these products. Just massaging this scrub in daily is said to help with skin issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, varicose veins and.... (drum roll please)....cellulite!!! I think we've found the perfect stocking stuffer for any sweaty lady.

Okay, I admit it. I watch reality TV. My favorite show right now? House of DVF. Sure the drama and fashion are entertaining. But the main reason I tune is Diane von Furstenberg.

Diane von Furstenberg's Autobiography

I love her attitude and philosophies on running a business and being a woman.  Any strong, confident woman who aims to uplift fellow females is a beautiful thing. That's why her book, The Woman I Wanted To Be, is on my wishlist. So Santa...? Are you reading this? This would be the perfect gift for any BoomBoomBabe!

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