Gift Guide: Move + Be Free
RELEASE ENDORPHINS AND CELEBRATE KINETIC EXPRESSION
We present our gift guide series, each focused on a different area of life to nurture and celebrate— whether it be tending to home, discovering ways to “play dirty,” or focusing on self-exploration. Allow these gifts to shift and unlock something new for the recipients: adventure, joy, empowerment, energy, freedom.
We invite you to come back each week, explore, and find your flavor of love to share.
If yoga ever felt “yawn” to you, let Sky Ting change your mind. The NYC-based studio went global this year, with their beloved teachers and unexpected flows (think: HIIT mixed with headstands, gentle chair sequences, powerful doses of breath of fire) all available in your living room. Plus, their vibey playlists match the modern mindset. Gift a monthly subscription for someone you love—and maybe yourself too—so you can lay in savasana virtually, together.
Long walks, Pilates, and low-impact homebound exercise just got a fashionable upgrade with these revolutionary and Shark Tank-approved weighted bangles. Choose between three weight options and a bevy of colors, then notice how the subtle resistance improves your muscle tone.
For the person who tries every workout fad and still yearns for better results, turn them on to Metabolism Super Powder. The cacao-infused nutritional powder gets to the root of metabolic slowdown, addressing symptoms like bloat, fatigue, cravings, and uneven blood sugar. Delightful and effective in coffee, smoothies, and parfaits.
If you’re shopping for someone who traded in their studio membership for Zoom exercise classes, help them look posh through the computer screen with this bodysuit line. Comfortable for any movement practice—no adjusting waistbands or slouching-off tops—these form-fitting looks transcend workouts to work-from-home.
While Tik Tok views continue to skyrocket for the tween set, embrace your grown woman sensuality and learn choreography across a variety of dance genres with the fun and user-friendly Steezy app. Move with top choreographers and dance pioneers with over 800 videos in their archive.
With a resume that includes hula-hoop master, acrobat, Majorettes troupe leader—and new mama—Marawa Ibrahim is nothing short of amazing (that’s actually her epithet). As a disco roller queen to boot, she was tapped to collaborate on a pair of skates with Impala earlier this year; they continue to sell out in hours, so we’re nabbing our pair quickly. The glossy, rose gold roller skates are perfect for the boardwalk, neighborhood strolls, or sneaking in cardio right on your driveway.
The athleisure trend evolved this year, thanks to work-from-home mandates, with some elegant upgrades. In particular, we’re cozying up to this beige-bone cropped sweater that serves as put-together loungewear, perfect for a working day sans Zoom meetings.
As lifelong yogis, we can attest that your mat is a trusty sidekick to your practice—and a comfortable one is essential to prevent slipping as you venture into more risky balances, and can serve to protect joints and wrists with the right amount of cushion. This radiant, white and gold mat checks all those boxes, and will help you enter a magical portal as soon as you roll it out—twist, bend, and find your center.
During Sakara’s genesis, founders Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle could be seen traversing through Soho streets delivering meals on cruiser bikes. Nowadays, we’d opt for a sleeker, light-as-air model, like the Priority Bike. Gift this traditional, under-the-tree kid gift to the grownups, which boasts an award-winning comfortable seat and comes in sapphire, blush, and matte black.
In the Kundalini lineage, you are more than your physical body—in fact, you have ten energetic bodies to strengthen and infuse with vitality. Through the Brooklyn-based Heal Haus, you can share the gift of energy alchemy and healing in a private virtual session, with a powerful menu to choose from including Reiki, Vortex Healing, and Chakra Assessment.
The ocean serves as natural medicine; as 70% water ourselves, it only makes sense that doing a dance with stories-high, undulating waves would be profoundly healing and rewarding. Help the surfers in your life live out their ultimate aquatic fantasies with a new wetsuit—we’re especially fond of this line featuring zebra stripes, sunset ombre, and metallic florals.
Fuel someone’s high-performance endeavors with functional protein powder. This organic, grain-free, whole-food sourced nutrition powder boasts 12g of bioavailable protein plus cereal grasses and algae to help squeeze in a serving of greens. It’s like getting a wheatgrass shot, protein shake, and Detox Water Drops all-in-one. Newly reformulated for a more subtle taste, these on-the-go packets can be dusted into smoothies, acai bowls, or bliss ball bites.
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