2015 Christmas Gifts

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it a great time to spend time with family, friends, and great food, but you also surprises from loved ones and friends. Every year people ask what I want for Christmas and I always so nothing as I typically go out and find a deal on something if I like it.

This year I only asked for new ear buds, gloves I can wear to work (real cool I know), and gift cards for Home Depot or Lowes to help with the new house I just moved into a few weeks ago.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Spending time with family, friends, and giving presents to my nieces make it so memorable.

Below are my favorite Christmas gifts from this year.

1. Garmin VivoactiveGarmin Vivoactive

If you are active and run or bike, then you probably already have a GPS watch or device. This year I received the Garmin Vivoactive watch.

I have looked at this watch for a few months as I wanted to upgrade from my Garmin Vivosmart.

This extremely light watch has an incredible battery when in activity tracker mode (3 weeks) or up to 10 hours when using GPS mode to track your cycling, running, or other fitness activity.

This watch also allows you to see incoming emails, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more from your smart phone.

Where to BuyAmazon.com | Road Runner Sports | Eastern Mtn Sports | REI.com

2. Smartwool PHD Ultra Light Running T-Shirt

Smartwool Ultralight Running ShirtIf you have read any of my holiday gift guides or running posts, you know that I am a huge fan of the Saucony Hydralite shirts. My new Smartwool PHD Ultra Shirt may now be my favorite running shirt.

This incredible shirt is soft, comfortable, and has a slimmer style fit, which is perfect for my build.

This shirt has mesh panels for improved breathability, seamless construction for less chafing, and UPF 20 protection to protect you from the sun exposure.

I am not one to spend a lot of money on running shirts, but if you can get this on sale, I would highly recommend picking one up.

Where to BuyAmazon.comTriVillage.com | Summit Hut

3. Yurbuds Inspire Sweat Proof Headphones
Yurbuds Inspire 300

Ever since I started running, I have always worn either the standard apple headphones or any other cheap headphones that I could find to run with or to use when cycling.
This year I finally asked for a pair of ear buds and was lucky enough to receive the Yurbuds Inspire 300 Sweat Proof headphones.

I have tweeted the runchat community multiple times and every time I heard that Yurbuds are the best so I was excited to finally have a great pair of headphones that would stay in my ear and sound great.

After wearing these headphones a few times, I can honestly say I wish I could have asked for these in 2007 when I started running.

These ear buds are great because they have Twist Lock technology which prevents them from falling out, sweat and water-resistant for a longer life, and a microphone and button remote for phone calls. If you can’t tell, I’m pumped to have received these for Christmas!

Where to BuyAmazon.com | Road Runner Sports | REI.com | Eastern Mtn Sports

4. Patagonia 3 Capilene Midweight Zip Shirt

Patagonia Capilene 3 ZipYou can never have enough 1/4 zip shirts. These versatile shirts can be used for running, hiking, and casual wear. That is why I was excited to get a Patagonia 3 Capilene Zip Shirt.

If you are active and either hike, run, ski, or do anything else outdoors you are probably familiar with the Patagonia Capilene series.

The Capilene weight varies from 1-4, with 4 being the heaviest and offer a variety of shirts that are ideal for laying.

This shirt is made of polartec power grid fabric that provides a soft and moisture-wicking, fabric backing collar for supreme comfort, and elastic thumb loops for hand coverage.

If you are looking for a 1/4 zip, I would suggest picking one of these up!

Where to BuyAmazon.comPatagonia.com | Als Sports | US Outdoor

Did Santa get you everything you wanted for Christmas?

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