When Oprah was still on TV (before she had her own network), I looked forward to watching “Oprah’s Favorite Things” every year. I know I’m not alone on this one. It was pretty exciting to watch people receive cars, vacations and jewelry valuing thousands of dollars, all within a one-hour show.
Feeling inspired by Oprah, today I’m giving you my own version of the “favorite things” episode. And since I’m not Oprah, these are all things that you can give and receive without breaking the bank. From workout clothes to summer sandals, here are 10 of my favorite things!
Athleta Tights (around $70, prices vary)
I received a pair of Athleta tights (pictured above) as part of a FitFluential campaign over a year ago, and they’re still my favorite tights today. The material is nice and thick, they’re extra long — perfect for [my] long legs — and even after being thrown in the washer and dryer after every use, they’re still as nice as they were on the day that I received them. Definitely worth the price.
FitBit Flex ($99)
The FitBit Flex allows you to track your steps, sleep, water intake and eating habits, right from your phone or computer. I’ve had mine since July and I’m still wearing it nearly everyday. The only downside is that the band wears out quickly (I’m just about ready for a new one), but extras can be purchased in a pack of three for around $20.
Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 ($36)
I received a pair of these sandals as a birthday gift last summer, and they became my favorite thing to wear all summer long. The sandals are made out of recycled yoga mats, so you actually feel like you’re walking on a pillow all day long. I can’t wait to pull mine out again when the weather warms up (…in 5 or 6 months).
bareMinerals makeup (prices vary)
I recently went to a Mary Kay party, where I realized how extremely brand loyal I am to bareMinerals. When it comes to good mineral makeup, nothing else compares. If you haven’t tried it yet, or want to gift it to a friend, I recommend going with bronzer (I have been using warmth all-over face color for years) or eyeshadow.
PiYo Workout System ($60)
This DVD set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It’s the perfect way to strength train at home without using any equipment. The workouts are nice and short, perfect for cold winter evenings when I’d rather be cozy on the couch. This isn’t just for women either — my husband has tried a few of the workouts with me!
Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat ($27)
Less wasteful than using tin foil or parchment paper, these mats can be placed on a cookie sheet, baked in the oven, and washed when finished cooking. I own three of them in various sizes, and I really don’t think that you can have too many.
Swanson Health Products gift certificate
I purchase all of my vitamins from Swanson. The prices are amazing compared to grocery stores, and there is such a wide selection, I don’t have a reason to look anywhere else. My favorite brand of vitamin is New Chapter – they’re organic, non-GMO, vegetarian, gluten-free and Kosher. Not that I need all of those things, but it’s nice to know that my vitamins are plant-sourced, and they don’t give me a stomachache or headache!
Fabletics workout gear ($25)
This workout line is co-founded by Kate Hudson, and new members can receive a whole outfit (2-3 pieces) for $25! I’m a fan of the colorful capri pants and uniquely-cut tops.
Celebrate Christmas Yankee Candle ($28)
I picked this up at HomeGoods last year for around $10, and it has quickly become my favorite holiday candle. When I burn it, it smells like I’m baking gingerbread cookies. I love it.
Victoria’s Secret Fireside Long Jane Pajama ($39.50)
I’ve received a pair of Victoria’s Secret pajamas from my parents for Christmas for the past… I don’t know even know how many years… so, I have a lot of them. The Fireside Long Jane style is my favorite. They are super soft, and they keep me warm without making me feel overheated.
What are a few of your favorite things?
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