2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2016 holiday gift guide is here!

Whether you’re shopping for your fitness loving friends and family members or looking for ideas to add to YOUR Christmas list, our gift guide has you covered.

This year’s guide includes a curated selection of products I love and use myself. So you can rest assured they’ve been tried, tested and approved.  Enjoy!


Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, The Balanced Life receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Full disclosure.

1. S’well Water Bottle

Hands down, the best water bottle I’ve ever owned (and I’ve owned a lot)! S’well’s mission  is to rid the world of plastic water bottles and they’re doing just that. They also partner with a variety of water charities to pay it forward.

S’well bottles are plastic-free, durable and keep drinks warm/cold for 12 hours. I take mine with me everywhere I go.

2. Luxe Facial Gift Set

Luxe De Mer’s tagline is “skincare with no secrets.” Their products are all natural, beautiful and nourishing. I use it daily.

(Luxe De Mer is generously offering free shipping for Balanced Life readers from 11/21 – 11/23. Use the code: shopbalancedlife)

3. Emily Ley Simplified Planner

I’m a huge planner fan and Emily Ley’s is one of my favorites. If you love beautiful design and staying organized, you’ll love it too.

4. Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets

This is the first year I’ve used Lara Casey’s PowerSheets and I am in LOVE. Filling them out on a quarterly basis really helped me to live with intention and stay focused on my goals. I’ve already ordered my set for next year and can’t wait to put them to use.

5. Balanced Body Magic Foam Roller

My favorite foam roller by far. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to exercise – runners, cyclists, yogis, athletes – everyone can benefit from having a foam roller in the house.

6. Vitamix Blender

A Vitamix is the perfect gift for anyone who is looking to live a healthy, balanced life. It saves time and makes it easy to eat more fruits and veggies on a daily basis. I know it feels like a big investment up front, but I bought one in an effort to get my kids to eat more veggies have never looked back!

(Special offer: Save up to $90.00 on select new blenders through 12/31! Click here to shop.)

7. Grace Over Guilt T-Shirt

The most popular shirt in our online shop! It’s soft, comfy and inspiring. 10% of all t-shirt sales go to directly Women For Women International to help women in war-torn countries learn their rights, build businesses and care for their families.

(Note: if you like your shirts less form-fitting, order one size up.)

8. MightyFix 

This gift box subscription is perfect for anyone who desires to live a clean and green. MightyFix hand-picks products to help you build a non-toxic, eco-friendly and stylish home for your family. Each month you’ll receive one amazing product to help your family live healthier. I love this balanced approach of swapping out old products one by one.

(Bonus: Their goal is to help US schools raise $1 million this school year. 15% of each payment is donated back to your school of choice! Use the code INVITE7 to get $7 off your first “fix.”)

9. Balanced Body Ecowise Pilates Mat

Another favorite product for home or the studio. Add this to YOUR list or surprise a Pilates-loving friend. They will be so grateful.

10. It’s All Easy by Gywneth Paltrow

Okay, I lied, I haven’t used this one yet! But I’ve heard really good reviews and am adding it to my list this year so I just had to share. 🙂


And last but not least, a gift membership to The Balanced Life Sisterhood is a unique and thoughtful gift for the women in your life who want to take care of their health, but don’t have a lot of free time. They’ll get ongoing access to an online Pilates workout library, healthy recipes, monthly missions, online support and so much more. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. 🙂



Note: affiliate links are used in this post. But I love and use these products and would share them regardless!



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1 Comment
  1. Great Post.. Thank you for sharing holiday gift guide.. This is really awesome

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