Why are the holidays such a sacred time of year? I’d say, it’s because it gives us an excuse to show our loved ones how well we know them — is there anything better than seeing the look on their faces when they open a gift you knew they would love? In my household, that usually means something grilling- or ice-cream-related for my dad and something fitness-related for my mom. And while it’s always a treat to see my dad geek out over a high-tech meat thermometer, I sometimes find that figuring out the perfect gift for the women in my life becomes as much a meaningful exercise for me as it is a great gift for them (no disrespect, Dad).
So that means taking the extra second to think about their favorite activities, the little things that make them happy, and what role they play in my life. Since pretty much all the women I know have some kind of wellness or fitness practice, I turned to one of my favorite brands, Athleta, to find gifts to honor the women I couldn’t live without.