Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Personalized Gifts

With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to put together a series of posts highlighting unique, health conscious gifts for the loved ones in your life.  Whether they be fitness fanatics, or nutrition newbies, these gifts are perfect for everyone!  (And, hopefully, my husband is keeping track, because a few of these are definitely on my personal wishlist!)

Personalized GiftsNext up on my holiday gift giving guide is the personalized gift.  What says “thoughtful” more than a gift that is unique to the receiver – one that celebrates an accomplishment, gears them up for a new sport, or just encourages healthy choices?  And, seriously, give me a monogrammed item & I’m in heaven.  So without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite personalized gifts for the 2014 holiday season!

Erica Sara Designs Personalized Necklaces

Images from EricaSara.com

Images from EricaSara.com

These necklaces are perfect for the runner/triathlete in your life!  I love that these are not only stylish, but also honor what the runners and triathletes we know and love work tirelessly to accomplish.  They are also a great way to celebrate a big race this year, so you may want to Pin this one to keep in mind for future reference!

MyCustomYogaMat.com

Image from MyCustomYogaMat.com

Image from MyCustomYogaMat.com

Whether you practice yoga everyday, or are just a beginner looking to pick up this amazing way of life, these personalized yoga mats will get you excited for your downward dogs!  I love that they can be customized with names, initials, or even full monograms, and with 20 colors to choose from for the mats, and 23 for the threading, the possibilities are almost endless!

Personalized Water Bottle from PersonalizationMall.Com

Image from PersonalizationMall.com

Image from PersonalizationMall.com

Making sure I drink enough water each day can be a challenge, but I have a feeling that having one of these personalized water bottles on my desk at work would definitely encourage the process.  There are ton of different designs to choose from, it’s the perfect affordable stocking stuffer or gift (i.e. under $20!), and it’s good for the environment, too  – what more could you want?

Totally Bamboo State Shaped Cutting/Serving Board

Image from BedBathandBeyond.com

Image from BedBathandBeyond.com

Bed Bath & Beyond is currently selling these adorable state cutting/serving boards from Totally Bamboo for only $19.99, and with a 20% off coupon (which you can find in almost every circular) this gift is less than $16 before tax!  Buy a loved one their home state or even the state of your favorite vacation spot in the US.  (How cute would a California wine & cheese party be featuring this as your center piece?)  Bamboo is a green, renewable, and earth friendly choice, which is not only low maintenance, but also looks great.  And, a cutting board like this can be a subtle nudge to a friend to make more meals at home!

Calorie & Exercise Journal from May Designs

Images from MayDesigns.com

Images from MayDesigns.com

Recently featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things, May Designs has been my go to lately for special holiday gifts for loved ones (and even some gifts for myself)!  I’m obsessed with all their funky patterms to choose from and that this calorie and exercise journal even features a water section (see my trouble hydrating enough above).  Plus, I find journaling generally will keep me more on track with my health goals.  And, at only $22, this personalized journal is a steal!

What are some of the things on your wishlist?

xoxo – SavvySleever

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