1. Run Fast. Eat Slow.
Released this past August, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a copy of this new whole foods, athlete-minded cookbook. Created by World-Class Marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and Chef Elyse Kopecky, this book is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves healthy, whole food cooking. Some of our favorite recipes include the Flu Fighter Chicken and Rice Stew, Don’t Get Beet Hummus, and the Superhero Muffins. Yum!
Anyone else live by the saying: your workout is only as good as your playlist?
Gift the athletes in your life—or any music lovers for that matter—new, eco-friendly headphones. WoodBuds, founded in 2013, are naturally crafted wood earbuds. The cable is a blend of bio-plastic and all packaging is recyclable. They also make wood iPhone cases for perfect pairing.
Learn more on their website.
Sometimes it can be hard to remember to stay hydrated. Ulla, the Smart Hydration Coach, is here to help. A small device you can add to any cup or bottle, Ulla blinks when you have gone too long without taking a drink. It follows an optimal hydration schedule and is maintenance free. How’s that for stepping up your hydration game?
Purchase Ulla here.
4. Soft Coolers
Know someone who travels a lot for work, but likes to bring their own prepped meals? We recently heard about our favorite athletes bringing their soft coolers as carry-ons for their flights. How genius is that? As long asyou don’t pack any liquids, passing through TSA should be a breeze. An added bonus: you will definitely save money by avoiding room service and take-out.
These coolers come in a variety of sizes and colors. Check them out here.
5. Mini Food Processor
Learning to eat a whole food diet can be challenging at first. Many recipes call for creating your own dressings, sauces, batters, and more. That’s why we love the KitchenAid Mini Food Processor. Unlike larger food processors, this one has a smaller price tag and is perfect for the single foodies or athletes in your life. With a 3.5 cup processor, 2 speeds, and wet ingredient adder, this is a great Christmas gift for anyone getting started in the kitchen. It also comes in a variety of colors, although our favorite is ICE (pictured here).
Buy on Amazon.
"5 Christmas Gifts for the Athletes In Your Life"; by Vukoo®