Happy hump day, friends! How’s everyone feeling today? I’ve definitely run through all the emotions in the last 24 hours… heck, the last couple of weeks!
I learned early on in the pandemic that getting outside is the best thing for my mental health and mood, so the long walks are back! Some days require multiple walks, ha! The weather has been gorgeous the last few days, so I’m soaking up every second while I can.
Today I’m sharing some of my staple pieces for getting active, and all of them make great gifts as well!
I picked up this ruched jacket earlier this year, and reach for it anytime I need a light layer for walks and after workouts. It’s super soft and stretchy, and the fit is perfect for transitional weather.
It’s got a mock collar, pockets, and even thumbholes!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.
You’ve heard me sing the praises of this backpack for years… it’s all we carry for travel, hiking, and even quick overnights. Even the kids have one now, and it’s their backpack of choice for school. It has tons of great compartments, including a place for laptops and water bottles, and is a lightweight, comfortable fit.
The price point is spot-on, and any active-lover would appreciate it as a gift.
Now that the weather is cooling off, I’ll start reaching for longer, thicker leggings, and Zella makes some of the best. They range from high compression to just a little support, depending on your preference.
Sugarplum Style Tip: I’m only 5’4″, so I just roll too-long leggings under to show a little ankle.
It doesn’t get any more classic than an Adidas hat, and I wear this one more than any other. The shape is great, and the streamline design pairs well with just about everything. It also comes in black, and would be a cute stocking stuffer idea for men and teens.
If you’ve got some active lovers and outdoor enthusiasts on your list, here are a few of my top gift picks. They’re all available for fast, free shipping from Nordstrom!
one. Yoga Mat // two. Belt Bag (so handy!)
three. Phone Arm Band // four. Fleece Pullover (so cute, right?!)
five. No-Crease Hair Bands // six. Bluetooth Headphones (great reviews!)
seven. Ultraboost Sneakers (my faves!) // eight. Small Duffle Bag
nine. Beanie // ten. Gloves
eleven. Toiletries Bag // twelve. Hydroflask Water Bottle
What are you doing to stay sane these days? What are your staple pieces for staying active? What other gift guides would you like to see from me this year? Sending you all much love and praying for peace in our hearts and homes.
*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all product selections, opinions, and leggings obsessions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*