Live from New York…it’s me, still on my couch! I left temporarily to go to the doctor (praise be CityMD for your speed, proximity and general awesomeness) and have returned to my couch to rest up — and gargle some Magic Mouthwash? This is apparently a real thing. I asked the doctor if that was the real name when she prescribed it, and apparently, yes. My throat went from feeling like I’d swallowed a thousand swords to magically numb, so I guess it is magical.
Speaking of magic, I got a random chunk of Christmas shopping done last week on my way home from ice skating but still need to finish a bunch of it today. My plan was to brave the crowds in NYC, but my new plan is to finish my shopping from my couch, thanking the eight-pound, six-ounce baby Jesus for online shopping and Amazon Prime (which you can get a 30-day free trial of and, you know, cancel after the holidays.)
So, I bring you the Internet’s latest gift guide in the history of the Internet, for those of you who also have put off shopping until the last minute. Thankfully, there’s lots of deals out there for People Like Us.
Ashley’s been texting me from her shopping + Mexican food trip to let me know that things are 40% off at J. Crew today with code GIFTNOW and “guaranteed” (the cynic in me doesn’t really trust these guarantees, but hey) Christmas delivery if you order by midnight tomorrow.
Per my own browswing, I also noticed that everything at C. Wonder (which is so great for gifts) is 50% off.
Here’s a few different gift ideas for people on your list
Papyrus Magestic Fir Candle: Smells like a Christmas tree. Enough said.
Buddy the Elf Wine Cover: Alex got me in our team’s Secret Santa, and does she know me, or does she know me? This is amazing.
Porcelain Puppy Dish: At $38, not worth it. At $19? Totally worth it.
Earmuff Headphones: Another coworker has these, and this is such a clever idea. (I’m so late to this one, huh?)
Gifts for Fitness Fiends
DailyBurn Pre: Yes, another shameless plug for work, but I’m legit obsessed with this stuff. It has completely changed my morning workouts from “ok, fine, I will do this so I can work late or have a life after work” to “omg I can’t wait to wake up and chug this caffeine.”
Feetures Socks: What runner doesn’t appreciate a pair of good socks? The wicking kind don’t come cheap, yo.
Lululemon Run Inspire Crops: These don’t come cheap, but are well worth the money if you can splurge on these for your favorite runner lady. They’re super figure-flattering AND stay in place.
Honey Stinger Chews: I’m pretty sure this is a “you know you’re a weird runner when” kinda thing: one of my buddies drew a runner in the office Secret Santa, and I said “oh! You should totally get her gels!” She looked at me like I was crazy, but I would be happy to get gel in my stocking!
Blender Bottle: How else are you going to mix your Pre/protein shakes?
OK, make me feel bad: when did you finish your shopping? And what’s on your list?