Holiday Gift Guide

There were lots of things I really valued and enjoyed this year, but in order to make this list, they had to meet two criteria...

First, they had to provide immense value and be something that can provide immense value in the future. I'm no fan of things that only provide value once and then just waste space in your life after that, so everything I've curated here as a long tail on value.

Second, they had to have a high value for the monetary cost of them. Even though 'cost' of something is relative depending on whom you're speaking to, we all can recognize things that were "so worth it", and so each item here has been that for me, and I hope you too.

xo Kate

Dr. Seth Oberst is one of my favorite teachers of meditation (he's also a doctor of physical therapy). His style of 'moving meditations' is unique and with these movement meditations I have found a whole new level of ease in my body. *Dr. Seth has given a coupon to my readers to take $10 off the course price when you use coupon FFRL at checkout*

Click HERE for Dr. Seth's Movement Meditations

As someone who wears clothing until it falls apart (I have t-shirts that have seen a decade of life with me), you'll be able to do the same with these shirts...wear them on a nearly infinite amount of adventures and workouts and grocery runs.

With three cool designs to choose from, you can find the right tee for the person you have in mind. There's the FFRL Workout Tee, the FFRL Daily Tee, and the Unbreakable Tee - all of them support the most intense and the most causal of workouts, and they proudly show the world that you are someone who takes excellent care of your body.

Click HERE for Fit For Real Life t-shirts

Fitness is not isolated to just squats and sweating...your personal growth journey is one that cultivates your fitness of your Self. Learning about your Self, learning how to become a better version of your Self, these are as valuable as learning how to do mobility training (and goes hand in hand with all of your fitness training if you look closely)😉 The Enneagram has been one of the most helpful tools for me to learn more about my Self, and it provides valuable frameworks for understanding those around you better, as well. The Enneagram is excellent for helping you cultivate ever more compassion for your Self and for others.

Click HERE for the book The Wisdom Of The Enneagram

If you or your loved one is anything like me, you're really good at about 3 dishes in the kitchen, and you just rotate through those repeatedly because you don't know how to do things like spatchcock a chicken (spatchcocking is basically "cutting it down the middle and roasting it flat on a tray). Michelle Tam, of world-renowned NomNomPaleo has taught me all kinds of cool kitchen tricks - like spatchcocking - that make it so much easier for me to create new and flavorful dishes in the kitchen...and stay within my food budget for the month! Her and her husband Henry's newest cookbook, Ready Or Not, has been a staple in my kitchen since it came out.

Click HERE for the cookbook Ready Or Not

I mentioned earlier that things I buy have to provide big value for years to Camelbak water hauling backpack has done that in spades. Being able to strap all my food, water, and gear, on my back for a day out exploring the Great Outdoors has given me an infinite amount of memories, experiences, and reasons to keep making my body work nice. And once it's winter and I switch to my 35L winter bag, I just remove the water bladder and hang it inside the winter bag so I can still haul water that is readily accessible through the drinking straw. WIN.

Click HERE for the Camelbak water backpack

The PopSocket was awarded the Fit For Real Life Seal Of Approval in 2016 and for good reason. It is the most immediate game-changer product I've ever seen...I mean, the whole robots thing is pretty game-changing, I guess, be able to hold your phone with less strain on your hand (and to take better selfies, I might add), the PopSocket makes life immediately better. And - you can customize yours - so your pet's face or your favorite sports team can be printed right onto your PopSocket!

Click HERE for the PopSocket

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