How are we only a little over a week away from Christmas? Now as an adult I totally understand starting to get ready for the holidays before Thanksgiving. There’s just not enough time. We’re hoping to finish our holiday shopping over the weekend, a mix of online and going to stores. We don’t have much to buy online but I have spotted some pretty funky Foto Sokken that I love! I think they’ll make the perfect gift. I’m going to get a pair for my dad and my partner, all I need to do is choose the best pictures. Also, for someone who has kids, choosing a unique gift can be quite difficult as all they ask for is toys. You can look at custom slide sandals or similar personalised options for such occasions. Having a custom gift can bring forward an immediate bond between your kid and their gift. They are likely to feel a sense of ownership towards it, which is what makes this idea so incredibly smart. Today for Friday Favorites I’m sharing my Holiday Gift Guide for the food or fitness lover in your life. For the pet lover that’s all consumed with their pet, you may want to consider a custom pet portrait for them. Whether it be a set of snappy new leggings for the jogging fiend, kettlebells for the ones trying to pump iron and grow some muscles, an instant pot for the cook who never has enough time, or monthly wine subscriptions for the wannabe wine aficionado who rarely has the time to pick out a bottle for themselves, i’ve come up with some possibilities for all sorts you may know who are big into their food and/or fitness. Happy weekend and happy baking, decorating, and shopping!

For the Fitness Lover

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 for the Fitness Lover

These Alo Moto Leggings are my absolute favorite.
Cozy Pullover
Wireless Headphones
Takeya Water Bottle
Kettlebell Set
Vooray Workout Bag
Adidas Athletic Shoes
Vital Proteins Keep an eye on my Instagram this week for a Holiday Special.
Foam Roller
Credits on Classpass
A Massage

For the Cook

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 for the Cook 2017

Cast Iron Skillet
Instant Pot
Sous Vide
An Apron
Serving Platter
Kitchen Utensils
Cookbooks, some on my wish list are, Sally’s Baking Addiction, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, Seriously Delish, and Run Fast Eat Slow.
Subscription to a Meal Delivery Service. Services I’ve tried and loved: Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Purple Carrot for meals you cook yourself. And Freshly for ready to eat meals.

Other Holiday Favorites

If you’re looking for custom winter holiday party invitations or elegant christmas party invitations I love all the designs from Basic Invite. They’re beautiful and affordable. It’s also not too late to get your order in for holiday photo cards.

Holiday Cards by Basic Invite

Last year I shared several of my Favorite Healthy and Indulgent Holiday Sweet Treats. I’ll be baking a few of these this weekend.

If you’re traveling this Holiday season and need a no equipment workout, I’ve got you covered with my 12 Days of Christmas Bodyweight Workout.

12 Days of Christmas Bodyweight Workout

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Linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five. And Heather for Friday Favorites. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.

What’s a gift you’re excited to give this year?

Do you travel or stay home for the Holiday?

Tell me one of your Holiday Favorites.

30 Comments on Holiday Gift Guide 2017 and other Friday Favorites

  1. Lacey@fairytalesandfitness
    December 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Wireless headphones are on my Christmas wishlist this year. Nice workout. We do one of those 12 days at our gym as well. I will have incorporate some of those moves into our workout.

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes same with the headphones, I’m so annoyed with anything with cords these days, lol.

  2. Deborah Brooks
    December 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago)

    That gym bag is super cute! Great last minute ideas

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Right they have some really cute gym bags.

  3. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real
    December 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Since my parents live in Chicago and my boyfriend’s family live a town over from us we travel for a holiday each year. This year we’re going to Chicago to celebrate with my family which will be exciting!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Aw that’s exciting, def worth the travel time to spend time with your family.

  4. Carrie this fit chick
    December 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I usually travel for the holiday since my family doesn’t live where I live! I’m excited to give my parents their gifts the most 🙂

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m always excited to give my parents their gift too! Have a great weekend Carrie.

  5. Megan @ Meg Go Run
    December 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

    I just got a spiralizer and I LOVE it. So far I have only made sweet potato fries.

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm (5 years ago)

      Oh I haven’t tried sweet potatoes in my spiralizer yet, it’s one my list of things to try for sure.

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    December 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Great ideas! I am hoping for an Instant Pot this year. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

      I didn’t ask for one, but feel like I would always use it. I can’t cook crockpot meals during the week because I usually don’t get home in time to start them.

  7. Chelsea
    December 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE all of those ideas! I’ve got to try out that Instant Pot! I keep hearing such great things about them!

    No traveling for me for Christmas, but I always like to get in a good workout first thing in the morning before all of the Christmas-craze starts to get going! 🙂

    Have a great weekend girl!!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m the same with workouts before all the holiday craziness. I usually try to do some small workouts when traveling. Have a great weekend Chelsea.

  8. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    December 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm (5 years ago)

    So many good ideas in this post! Agreed, the holidays have crept up so fast. I’ve gotten most of my holiday shopping done, but it’s confusing because I’m going to Florida for a family wedding & have to bring some gifts in my luggage, then I’m heading up to NJ to be with family for Christmas, so I sent some gifts straight to my parents… so I pretty much have no idea what gifts have arrived! 😉

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm (5 years ago)

      OH wow that sounds like a crazy holiday season. I do the same and send most gifts to my parents so I don’t need to travel with them. Have a great weekend Nicole 🙂

  9. Ana
    December 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I am going to consider adding a spirilizer to my gift list, I love the idea of spiral veggies with lime.

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm (5 years ago)

      A spiralizer is definitely a great kitchen tool. Zucchini noodles with marinara are my fav.

  10. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    December 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Great gift ideas! I always love getting any kind of new kitchen tool to try out!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm (5 years ago)

      Me too! They’re equivalent to a kid getting a new toy, lol.

  11. bookkeepingsolutions
    December 16, 2017 at 5:15 am (5 years ago)

    wireless headphones and Adidas athletic shoes are own my wishlist this year. I hope my bf read this comment lol

    • sweetandstrong
      December 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha send him to the blog post link 😉

  12. Joseph N.
    December 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello, Patricia.

    I am obsessed with online shopping recently and the holiday is the perfect excuse for it. Lol. My sister would love those wireless headphones. She’s been complaining about her old ones so many time already. Wonderful blog, Pat!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm (5 years ago)

      I have been doing a lot of online shopping as well. Just so much easier, but sometimes nothing beats enjoying the craziness of shopping in the stores.

  13. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    December 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this guide and this workout! So good!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Kelly, Hope you’re having a great Holiday Season!

    • sweetandstrong
      December 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm (5 years ago)

      I wasn’t super into it until I found so many recipes I want to try. Happy Holidays to you too Laura!

    December 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm (5 years ago)

    I love my spirilizer and use it daily! Great list of gifts. Im traveling to Florida for the holidays to escape the cold. I can’t wait for my sister to “open” her gift. Its a REALLY big and long trampoline for practicing gymnastics, so she can’t really open it, but she is going to go crazy.Have a great holiday

    • sweetandstrong
      December 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Aw that’s a great gift, I love giving gifts that I’m excited to see their reaction of. And definitly jealous that you’ll be traveling to FL. The weather is going to be even colder where we’re heading.