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There’s something about being the great outdoors that makes a relationship stronger. Whether it’s simply the fresh air, the feeling of being that much closer to nature, or the result of actively engaging in a passion together, couples report feeling more in love with their partner and happier in their relationship. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, we’re encouraging you to give a gift that will keep the fire in your relationship ignited. Forgo the jewelry, and get your partner’s heart pumping – literally – with a gift that you can enjoy together in the great outdoors!
Because every couple should have a passion to share
If the woman in your life is your favorite running partner, hiking junkie, or weight lifting spotter, then the gift of quality workout apparel cannot be beat! There is nothing better than stepping out for a run looking good and feeling like your very best. For women, great active apparel can do that – and trust me, she will thank you!
A great pair of running tights is the perfect start to a smart gift. The Ghost High Waist Mesh Crop Pant pulls in all the trouble spots while accentuating the leg with a cute mesh fabric. The crop pant is a weightless, second-skin fit that won’t you back as you run. Pair the pant with the Stealth Tank for a sleek, quick-dry, streamlined look or the Ritual Tank for a more relaxed, breathable fit. Both tanks feature a racerback design and extra length for a classic fit.
Don’t forget one of the most important pieces of an active wear ensemble for women – the sports bra. The Fastforward Crossback Bra is high in style and function with adjustable criss-crossing straps and mesh detail on the front that wraps around to the back. The back of the bra also features a snap closure for the perfect fit.
As winter rolls into spring, suit up in style with the Revival Hoodie – a super soft, layered design that will keep you comfortable and cozy pre or post run. Exterior pockets and hidden interior pockets make this hoodie a go-to for stashing ID cards, money, car keys, or head phones. And, the fun pop of color on the inside of the hood and along the seams adds a bit of flair to a monotone gray.
For the man in your life – Alright ladies, your turn to return the gift-giving favor and get your favorite running buddy a whole new outfit of his own! The men’s Distance Jogger is a go-to pant for comfortable yet stylish running. Whether warming up or cooling down, or just lounging around the house with a loved one, the Distance Jogger is a semi-fitted jogging pant with pockets and cuffed ankles, easy for pulling up or down depending on your style preference.
Pair the joggers with the Canopy Jacket on cool days – keeping rain or wind out, while also allowing the body to breath. The Canopy Jacket is perfect to have on hand all the time, as it easily packs into the left pocket – just fold and stuff. If just a layer of extra warmth is what you are going for, the Dash 1/2 Zip is another great option for your man. A super soft, lightweight pullover, the Dash 1/2 Zip feels as good as it looks on.
Lastly, tie both of your outfits together with Brooks’ new Levitate road running shoe. If you want to feel like you’re running on clouds – and who doesn’t?! – then this is most definitely the shoe for you! This incredibly comfortable running shoe provides the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, offers quick transitions on the street with a flexible arrow-point patterned outsole, and keeps your feet comfortably wrapped in their high-tech FitKnit upper fabric. The levitate shoe comes in both women’s and men’s. Brooks has long been a favorite among runners for good reason, and this shoe absolutely tops the list as one of their best!
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Because breastfeeding doesn’t slow down the busy new mom.
After 9 months of growing another human, for most of us moms the desire to get back to our physically active lives is strong. However, with pregnancy having taken its toll and the on-demand breastfeeding schedule of a new little one this can sometimes be tough. Making things just a bit simpler for those of us busy with baby (and possibly other children as well) is Cadenshea’s stylish and trendy line of activewear for nursing mothers.
Featuring versatile styles that can take you from the drop-off line to the doctors office, all before you get to squeeze in a quick workout, Cadenshae has a variety of nursing bras, tanks, and tops that simplify getting out and about with baby. With leggings designed for moms as well, it is easy to pair up a fashionable favorite for every day of the week.
From the wide variety of Cadenshae nursing bras available, we love the Smoothie Crop in black. This silky smooth nursing bra in a funky, pretty, pastel pattern will soon become your favorite. Perfect for pregnant or nursing women this seamless bra is supportive enough for moderate to high impact exercise, but also comfortable enough to sleep in. The stylish racerback design is ideal under any tank or tee and features one-handed clip drop down cups for easy breastfeeding along with removable padding to provide shape and protect against leaks.
On cooler days, pair the Smoothie Crop or any nursing bra with the Crew Neck Jumper in Grey Marl for a little extra warmth. Featuring hidden side zippers for easy breastfeeding access, this crew neck, lightweight, long-sleeve sweater will become a go-to for new moms everywhere. A bit dressier than a hoodie and perfect for the moms who prefer a looser neckline, this top is easy and casual to wear for a day on the town or over a sports bra or tank for a quick workout.
As the weather gets warmer, the Casual Tank is an ideal choice for wear over the Smoothie Crop or any nursing bra. Designed in a soft, spandex, cotton bamboo blend this trendy tank is moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic. The Casual Tank’s longer length, looser fit, and oversized armholes allow it to be worn by both pregnant or breastfeeding moms.
Finish off this look with a pair of Classic Full Length Leggings (also available in 3/4 length). These silky smooth, supportive leggings sport a high waistband that can be worn over the mother-to-be’s expanding belly or folded down. Versatile and with just the right amount of stretch to be comfortably worn all day, these leggings are breathable yet great for concealing any imperfections. Finding a flattering activewear outfit has never been simpler than with Cadenshae’s line for pregnant and breastfeeding moms!
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Because style and comfort should co-exist for those busy women in your life.
This Valentine’s Day treat the lady in your life to a new pair of kicks by New Balance. With the perfect selection of trendy and chic athletically inspired sneakers for hitting the gym or the streets, New Balance has a wide selection of shoes perfect for any activity. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach select a pair that will fit your lady’s lifestyle from sneakers designed for high-impact exercise to sports to simple and stylish everyday wear, there is a pair she will love.
Everyday lifestyle sneakers sporting just a little bit of shimmer and shine are a great selection this year. We love the New Balance 574 Seasonal Shimmer for its everyday wear-ability, fashionable look, and superior comfort. From running errands to casual date night, this shoe features a subtle iridescence and metallic details that will catch the eye and can be dressed up or down accordingly. The classic silhouette and durable rubber sole make this shoe a must have to round out her outfit in these days of athletically inspired leggings and casual, comfy tops for everyday wear. ENCAP midsole technology provides support and maximum durability while an EVA foam midsole provides plenty of cushioning. Available in both standard and wide width options, New Balance has a shoe for everyone. Give your love a gift that will keep her on the move this Valentines Day.
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Perfect gift for the fisherman (or fisher-woman) in your family.
Have an avid fisher in your life? Are they also someone that’s hard to find unique gifts for? How would they like a new set of fishing lures that shows up right at their doorstep every single month? That’s exactly what they’ll get with Lucky Tackle Box. Every month a new Lucky Tackle Box will show up filled with 5-15 new lures depending on your selection. Also included will be instructional guides or how-to videos to show how to use them! You’ll never run out of lucky lures with Lucky Tackle Box. In addition to the latest lures that none of your friends will have, there’s special promotions and discounts for more great lures in the box. Lucky Tackle Box supplies a variety of lures for any angler across multiple species of fish. There are 9 subscription boxes to choose from including Saltwater, Walleye, Fly Fishing, Multi-Species, Bass, Ice Fishing, Tournament Series, Bass XL, and Crappie, Panfish, and Trout. The Bass XL is the most popular Lucky Tackle Box and the Tournament Series is the best value packed with over $85 worth of goodies. Lucky Tackle Box partnered with Pros like Jason Lambert to hand select the lures that go into the Tournament Series box. Each Lucky Tackle Box can be set up in 1-Month, 3-Month, 6-Month, and 12-Month subscriptions. They’ll even throw in some free gifts depending on your subscription size. The only thing left to do is start fishing! Make sure to get your $5 Off code!
Because everyone deserves a protein-packed cookie.
Valentines and sweets go hand in hand. Unfortunately, too many sweets can blow all of our hard work and dedication. Insert Munk Pack Cookies– the perfect balance between satisfying and healthy. Each cookie contains 18g of plant-protein. They come in a variety of flavors like Double Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin Spice. These cookies are soft baked, filled with fiber, vegan, and gluten-free. Your Valentine will thank you for this healthy, salacious, sweet snack!
Organic Cold-Pressed Juices from Project Juice
For the Valentine on a wellness journey, trying to be his or her very best self.
If your Valentine loves all things health and wellness, or is working to be healthier in the new year, a gift from Project Juice should be #1 on your shopping list. There is nothing like the sheer joy that comes from receiving a refrigerated package, jam-packed with freshly pressed juice and an incredible amount of nutrition. This company will absolutely blow your mind with how they have thought of every single detail, to truly create the very best cold-pressed organic juice product on the market. Cold-pressed means your juices retain a superior amount of nutrients, and organic means no yucky toxins in the juice.
You can choose from any one of Project Juice’s “themed” wellness packs, like a weekend recovery kit, paleo pack, or detox companion kit, or create your own custom box based on your Valentine’s unique tastes and needs. Each juice is organic, non-GMO, locally sourced, and carefully & thoughtfully made in the US. A Project Juice cleanse provides over 15 pounds of fresh produce in one day! Help your Valentine get more energy, reduce bloat, eliminate toxins, and balance his or her pH levels with any selection from Project Juice – you for sure will not regret it.