Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Gifts for the Active Outdoor Woman on the Go

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In Los Angeles, we take advantage of the temperate year-round weather, and you will find our many popular hiking trails and beaches filled with people exercising even during the colder weather. With that in mind, I decided to feature a few great Valentine's Day gift ideas for people with an active outdoor lifestyle.
Wallaroo Hailey Hat in Natural ($56.00 from Wallaroo Hat Company): Since all seasons require sunscreen and sun protection, a good wide-brim hat with a UPF rating is a great way to offer your head, hair, face and eyes added protection from the sun. The Hailey Hat, which is made from 100% raffia, is perfect for a hike at Runyon Canyon or a beach walk. It is stylish, well made and very comfortable.

According to Wallaroo Hat Company,

Wallaroo hats merge fashion and protection through their UPF rating of +50 meaning they block out up to 97% of the sun’s rays.

Great for everyday or travel wear, the Hailey is casual, classic and just a touch flirty! Made from sustainable, natural raffia, this cowboy hat has a scaled-down 2 3/4" brim to flatter those with smaller heads. Raffia string and suede cord give it a simple, casual style.

Features:
  • 2¾" wire-edged brim
  • Packing not recommended
  • Crown size - 58cm
  • Internal drawstring adjusts fit
  • 100% raffia
  • Washing not recommended
Wallaroo Catriona Wide-Brimmed Fedora Sun Hat in Camel (Currently on sale for $28.00 from Wallaroo Hat Company): The stylish Catriona, which is a wide-brim soft-brushed felt fedora, is not only versatile, but it also boasts a UPF 50+ fabric that blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays. It is perfect for travel, or just running around town, and its high quality construction will allow you to wear it season after season.

According to Wallaroo Hat Company,

The Catriona is a wide-brimmed fedora hat that will keep you on trend all year-round. Great to pair with gloves and a scarf during the colder months, or some cute sunglasses and jean shorts for your favorite music festival! These hats are made of 100% felt, with a lovely ribbon trim. UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays, according to the Australian Radiation Protection Agency.

Features:
  • 4" brim
  • Packing not recommended
  • Crown size - 58cm
  • Internal drawstring adjusts fit
  • 100% soft-brushed felt
  • Spot clean only
About Wallaroo Hats,

Through the years, Wallaroo Hat Company has always been a business rooted in purpose. Our mission is to help eliminate the threat of skin cancer through information and prevention. The fight against skin cancer is one that concerns everybody, everywhere. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, over the past three decades, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

Along with their ability to provide stylish protection, they are the perfect travel companion because they are crushable-meaning they can be folded many times and stuffed into a suitcase, purse or backpack without looking their shape!

Lastly, they’re available for men, women and children and every year Wallaroo donates a portion of their proceeds from sales to the Skin Cancer Foundation allowing you to give back with style! 
Love Yourshelf Tank Top with Built-in Shelf Bra ($60.00 from Handful): Handful makes beautiful, high quality clothing and activewear for all women. They have "created products for women, by women," and they are dedicated to giving back to breast cancer research, and in helping women who have had mastectomies feel comfortable in their products through their use of "pads to help flatter, not flatten." They make nice selection of functional and flattering bras, tops and tights that are perfect for even the most rigorous workouts. Love Yourshelf Tank Top with Built-in Shelf Bra in Nurple, which is a beautiful deep purple, is form fitted with a stylish flair at the bottom. While I love it for hikes and beach walks, it is also pretty enough to wear as a shirt during the warm weather.

According to Handful,

When worn as a cami, layered detailing at the bottom adds a dash of sass under sweaters, blazers, and crop jackets.

Features:
  • Designed to flatter, not flatten
  • Performance fabric wicks away moisture and is buttery soft
  • Adjustable straps lengthen/shorten to customize fit and level of support
  • Convertible straps can be worn straight, x-back, or as a halter
  • Sheer accent fabric on hemline and back with reflective logo on back
  • Includes set of removable Lights Out™ pads
Love Yourshelf Tank Top with Built-in Shelf Bra in Nurple (Photo courtesy of Handful)
S'well Water Bottles ($25.00-$45.00 each from S'wellNordstromNeiman MarcusBloomingdale'sBirchboxAthleta Gap and The Container Store): S'well Water Bottles are ingeniously made from BPA-free, double-walled stainless steel that is so well insulated that it keeps liquids cold for 24 hours, and hot for 12 hours. They are so well insulated that no matter how cold the liquid inside, there is absolutely no condensation outside. I purchased the 17 oz. and 25 oz. sizes, and I use the larger one so that I wouldn't have to refill my bottle as frequently, but prefer the 17 oz. size when I want something smaller, and I have access to quick and easy refills. However, I definitely think that the 9 oz. is a little too small for the purposes of staying hydrated throughout the day. They are also perfect to have on hand when you are out and about during the holidays, and I don't leave home without at least one of them on hand!

Features:
  • Bottle may be used as a water bottle or to hold other beverages.
  • Made of 18/8 double-walled stainless steel.
  • Nontoxic, non-leaching, and BPA free.
  • Hand-painted.
  • Mouth wide enough for ice cubes and drip-free sipping.
  • Vacuum sealed; keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12.
  • Fits standard-size cup holder.
  • Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe.
    They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and are available in 3 sizes (25 oz, 17 oz. and 9 oz.). While they are by no means the least expensive water bottles on the market, I assure that they will last a very very long time, and are worth every penny.

    Overall Assessment: If you are looking to give gifts other than chocolates and flowers, and the recipient is active, then these picks are a good choice.

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    14 comments:

    1. What handy and attractive items! I love the hats, the tank and the water bottle with hearts!

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      1. Me too! They really are handy, attractive and stylish! The S'well Bottle is perfect for you, given your penchant for hearts!

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    2. I need to buy a S'well bottle with hearts on it. That would make me drink more water!

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      1. I LOVE that water bottle, and it puts a smile on my face each time that I use it! I highly recommend S'well!

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      1. I love that tank top, and the purple is perfect for you!

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    4. Love that natural hat, I want one!

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      1. Me too, Cindy– it is definitely my favorite of the two!

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    5. Such excellent recommendations! I'd love it if my Valentine gave me any of these!

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    6. I bought one of these insulated bottles to my husband for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. It's great for outdoor activities but also to bring hot coffee to the office!

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      1. That is a great Christmas gift! I often carry both to work! I generally put cold water in the large one and hot tea in the small one for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. They keep everything piping hot or ultra cold! I will probably buy another one before too long!

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    7. I love my Swell bottles! I have 4 swells and 2 bkrs :) Best bottles ever!

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      1. Hi Anastasia! That's a nice collection! I love mine as well! I have two S'well and one bkr, but want to get another S'well bottle because I use them all of the time!

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