Happy Holidays, my Snow Happy friends! I am so excited to bring you our first gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for even the hardest to shop for on your list! We are staying true to our mission and will only bring you products we use and love – our Favorite Things! This article includes affiliate/commission links. But, here at Snow Happy, you can trust 1) we will only review and promote products we have tried, and 2) we will always be honest with you.
Active and Outdoor Loving Friends and Family
If you workout, live an active life, are going through PT for injury or surgery, if you have a tendency toward tight muscles, the HyperIce Hypervolt massage gun is for you. Our local running store demoed these one day at my workout and I was hooked. Massage guns like this one help to increase blood flow and release muscular tension to speed recovery. This model is super quiet, has a long battery life and is comfortable to hold and use (some we’ve tried are awkward and can be challenging to use in those hard to reach spots without help). It’s also lightweight – this model even comes with a case so it travels well!
My husband and I have been devoted Hestra Army Leather Heli Ski glove and mitten users for a decade strong now (the same 2 pair for us and the kids, too, going on 5 years) and nothing beats them on a super-cold day. One thing I love is that their kids gloves and mittens aren’t just dumbed down adult gloves – they are the same warmth and quality. And, the kids rarely complain about their hands being cold. If your hands run super cold like me, click here for the adult mittens. Run a little hotter? Check out these gloves. We both have these kids mittens and the gloves. Pro tip? If your kiddo is bigger, size them up into an adult glove or mitten to get more use out of them!
I didn’t used to run with music, but when I started training for a Ragnar Trail race earlier this year, I knew I was going to need some extra motivation in the form of some good beats. But, I mostly run on trail…with mountain bikers and a dash of wildlife so I didn’t like the idea of not being able to hear what was coming up behind me…or growling at me. Then, I discovered the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Wired headphones (wireless available, too). They use bone conduction technology to deliver high quality sound while maintaining situational awareness on the road or trail.They are comfy and lightweight for even the longest of runs.
The Atom LT hoody from Arcteryx is my absolute favorite go to year round. It comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and there is a good range of colors available. It’s super lightweight and wears like a sweatshirt. Bonus: Use it as a non-bulky insulating layer for skiing, too. I think this is one of my all time best purchases and definitely the most grabbed jacket from my closet…and there are a lot in there! I have had this for at least 3 years, wear it all the time and it shows little to no wear. My husband is definitely getting one of these this year!
If you are on the hunt for a corporate gift, or are looking for easier ways to access high quality, sustainably raised grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and chicken look no further than Butcher Box. Use code AP10 for $10 off your first order Click here to for 2 free lbs of ground beef and 2 packages of bacon!! My family made the switch a few months back and we have been so impressed with the quality of their meats delivered right to our door.
Clean Skin Care and Beauty
Beautycounter Jellies remind me of my childhood!! They are brightly colored and flavored lip glosses that would make a super fun stocking stuffer for your kiddo that’s not quite ready for make-up or even a teen (oh, who am I kidding, I love ‘em too).
You know how much we love our Charcoal Cleansing Bar around here and it would be a welcome lump of “coal” in anyone’s stocking this year!
The Transforming Duo is my new favorite and would make a nice gift for anyone who is not super into make-up, but still likes a polished look. When you apply, it adjusts to your lip-tone, providing a natural look.
***If you have questions about Beautycounter and are interested in learning more about the full range of products, click here.
For so many years, I had my yummy smelling signature scent. It was like a part of me and I wore it everyday. Then, I learned about how toxic most fragrances are and how unregulated ingredients are. Enter, Kenna Nicole products, especially the Dusk Essential Oil blend. It has a grounding warm earthy scent that can be used as both a fragrance and aromatherapy throughout the day. It’s size and roller-ball applicator makes it easy to travel with, too. If you like a more outdoorsy and rustic scent, give Torch a try.
Zero Waste and Environmentally Friendly
You’ve heard us talk about Stasher bags before!! From snacks to sandwiches to stashing your travel-sized toiletries and cords on the go, these bags are reusable and do it all! We are on our second year of daily use in zero waste school and ski trip lunches and they are holding up beautifully with every wash. Our family also likes to pack airplane snack in them…when you get where you are going you have a bag for refills! I recently got a couple of these for my husband who travels weekly for work to contain cords and carry his toiletries. Click here for a nice starter set. They have a super easy to use close and STAY closed. Take a step to reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills!