Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Must haves and a GIVEAWAY

 
 
When I think of "stocking stuffers" I think of fun items that are small ( because of course you want them to fit inside the stocking).  I could think of a ton of little items to give a runner:Nutrition bars, running fuel, KT Tape, Body Glide, etc. I could go on and on but this post will consists of items to wear! I've come across a few new  "wearable" products this year and some of them I thought would be great for stocking stuffers.


1. The Keysocks are probably the most unique stocking stuffer on my list. I was so excited to write about these because I love them so much. Let me tell you a bit about them.  Since marathon training, the only dress shoes I have been wearing lately are ballet flats. Since the weather has been chilly, ballet flats ( without socks) is not very practical or warm.  Keysocks is a full length sock but the top of it is cut out ( kind of like a keyhole). This way it gives the appearance of no sock while your foot and calf stay warm. Genius!   The photo shows me wearing the magenta striped Keysocks ( and I thought it was fun how some of the Magenta peeked out around my shoe). In the pic below that I am wearing the nude color Keysocks and you can't even tell that I have them on. pic The owner of Keysocks is Shelby McKee, so the name Keysocks is fitting!


2. I've discovered A Rose So Sweet adjustable headbands this year too. I love no slip headbands and have been loyal to a certain brand over the years. Since I have discovered A Rose So Sweet, I will be adding these headbands to my collection. Liz, the owner of A Rose So Sweet puts an adjustable slide on her headbands, something that you can't find on other non-slip bands. I am loving the holiday patterns she currently has available and her prices can't be beat.  All the bands pictured above range from $7.50-8.50.  Don't you think the first one pictured above would be perfect for a Hot Chocolate race? If you think you would enjoy an adjustable headband from A Rose So Sweet, Be sure to enter the giveaway HERE.



3. The holidays are a perfect way to relax ( and recover). Why not give someone the perfect recovery gift of Pro-Compression. There is nothing like putting on a pair of calf sleeves ( for your poor, tired, over worked legs), sitting on your sofa watching your favorite show ( for us it would be Sex and the City), while sipping on your favorite beverage!   Pro-Compression is having a little fun for the holidays and wants us to show how we can make our sleeves festive!  What do you think of my design? I am now ready for a Jingle Jog if I should feel the need to run one this month!

If you would like to give the gift of recovery this season, please use the code PINK2 for 40% off your entire purchase at ProCompression.com


My infinity scarf from Scarves.net. I'm loving winter white these days.


4.  Whether or not you want to bundle up while on a run or you want to look fabulous on your rest days, the infinity scarf from Scarves.net  is the perfect piece to have.  I've discovered this site just this year and OMG! Styles galore and very reasonably priced! Infinity scarves seem to be all the rage lately and I can see why. Not only are they soft, warm, and stylish, they are super easy to wear because you don't have to worry about how to tie your scarf or loop it the right way. I loving my cozy scarf from Scarves.net  Use the Code HOLIDAY20 to get 20% off your next purchase at scarves.net


5. I finally found a pair of those gloves that have the touch screen finger tips.  They are just the cheapy knit gloves that I got at Wal-mart for around $3 but ya know what, they work perfect! They are warm, the touch screen tips work fabulously, and if I lose one or both ( because I know I probably will), they were only $3 and I can easily replace them. I certainly wouldn't mind having another pair of these in my stocking this season.

What will you be giving as a stocking stuffer? M

*I received the Keysocks, the Pro-Compression Sleeves, the infinity scarf, and the non-slip headband free of charge but any opinion I have expressed is my own.

42 comments:

  1. Those are all super ideas! I love those keyhole socks- how smart is that!

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    1. oh I just think those Keysocks are genius! Great for those of us who don't live in Florida...hehe!

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  2. gloves are definitely a great stocking stuffer, especially where I live!

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  3. Gloves and socks are great stocking stuffer ideas. I actually bought some socks last night specifically for that purpose. I've been pretty sneaky throughout the years and made sure that I have the biggest stocking possible. I think my stocking could almost hold a small bike.

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    1. I can't wait to see what all you get in it this year!

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  4. Those keysocks are genius! I've never heard of them so thank you!! :) I love a good pair of touch screen gloves, too! Stocking stuffers are so much fun!

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    1. Your pro compression socks are adorable too, by the way!

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    2. Thank you Karen! I have a feeling I will get a lot of use out of the Keysocks and the gloves!

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  5. These are some great ideas! I think I need to get some inexpensive gloves since I am always losing mine:)

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    1. No doubt I will lose them so an inexpensive pair is key!

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  6. Ohh, I love these ideas and those key socks look awesome, I have to look into them. I love wearing flat but usually go sockless!

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    1. Going sockless in NE in winter is not a good idea. You need these!

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  7. I love what you did with those Pro Compression sleeves! They would be perfect for a holiday race. And those Keysocks are brilliant! I don't think I've seen anything like that before.

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    1. I made some great calf sleeves but now I don't know if I will be running a holiday race!

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  8. Great ideas! I might need head to Wal Mart in search of those gloves!

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    1. Walmart has these gloves in tons of colors. I might have to get a blue pair to match my Run Disney jacket!

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  9. Great gift ideas! Those key socks are so cool! Your pro compression socks are adorable!!

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  10. I love headbands that don't slip, and they keep coming out with cute designs. I found one that's a "run for wine" design, but it's too late to add it to my Christmas list. Birthday list it is.

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    1. A Rose So Sweet will get these bands to you before Christmas if you order this week.

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    2. Yep! Order by the end of the weekend and they will go out the middle of next week.

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  11. I would be lost without my touch screen gloves - what a great gift idea!

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  12. You just made me realize I don't know where my stocking is! Those key socks are a great idea, why freeze to look cute? I am always a fan of edible stocking stuffers, and lip balm. I can never have enough lip balm! :)

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  13. Touch screen gloves are a great idea for anyone on your list!

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    1. I think so but I'm pretty sure my dad wouldn't need them...lol

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  14. I love the adjustable headbands they look awesome

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  15. I love the socks they're so cute. I wear so many shoes that need some no show socks.

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  16. The keysocks are awesome :) and yes I love the pink peeking out! the compression sleeves are the best looking pair I have ever seen, how did you do that?!

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  17. I love when cheap gloves work the best. I got some one time to throw at a race - I still have them years later & they're still my favs.

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  18. I love cheap gloves and shame on the other companies for charging to much!

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  19. I love headbands! And I've never heard of keysocks but now I want a pair!

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  20. My bare feet freeze when teaching in my flats, how smart!!!

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  21. Great ideas! The Pro Compression sale sounds awesome. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

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  22. The keysocks are genius! I'll have to take a look into those. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Keysocks and touch screen gloves -- get at me!

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  24. Wow! These are some fun items! Nice size discount on the Pro Compression too! Thanks for sharing.....only a few shopping days left!! Happy Holidays!

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