Gift Giving Guide || For the Fitness Guru + Fashionista + Family + Your Foxy Man

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Is it just me, or did Black Friday start about 3 weeks earlier than usual this year?? Christmas shopping typically isn’t even CONSIDERED in my house until after the pumpkin pie has been eaten. The recipe books haven’t even been pulled?out yet, and I swear I’m being swarmed by sales! I’m not complaining though -?very rarely am I ahead of schedule in life…so gratefully, I will accept these incredible sales. Then generously, I will share them all with you! #TisTheSeason

This holiday shopping season, I’ll be finding comfort in my home with my sweats and iced coffee in hand with the best deals I can find online. From the fashionista in your life to small gifts?with inspirational meaning, here’s a list of my favorite smokin’ deals to save you time and money so you can spend time on the most important parts of the holiday season: the desserts. Oh wait, I mean…the family. πŸ˜‰

For the Fashionista:

Staying?stylish while juggling kids, work, health, and everyday life means focusing on staple pieces like a comfortable flannel you can wear or wrap around your waist, a light jacket (perfect for AZ girls like me), and a slouch knit beanie. Each of these items can be paired in multiple ways with multiple outfits, so the combinations are endless. I’ve also handpicked some of my favorite items at Cents Of Style. Afterall, there’s nothing like gifting comfortable style AND functionality to the fashion lover in your life?these are just a few of my favorite pieces.


Stocking Stuffers That Have Meaning:

Some of my favorite gifts are small, but very?powerful in meaning, which is why I’m?absolutely obsessed?with?Cents of Style‘s line of Tribe Inspiration Bangles. These are daily reminders of the importance of self-love and positive thinking. There are so many different inspiring messages that make these gifts so thoughtful for all the different people in your life and great for any age too! Just read through the words and see what family member or friend comes to mind, then write?a little note of encouragement to?give them the gift. It will bring so much extra meaning to them, and YOU will feel more excited to give it! I’m also loving the state necklaces for an additional special touch.

For the Little Ones:

While Ruby’s Halloween costume from last year (that she wears no less than 5 times a week) is not on my must-have for the little ones this season, I’m loving these adorable finds from Freshly Picked, Cents of Style and the apron below from Anthropologie. Ruby LOVES to help in the kitchen, so having her own apron makes her feel like she is running the show. Which isn’t far from?our?reality every day.

For the Fitness Lover:

I don’t know about you, but?sometimes it feels like?getting ready for the gym is like gearing up for New York Fashion Week. <input tantrum emoji> I’m the girl who would rather roll in with no makeup, pajama pants, and my Beats because this is my UNIFORM in life. However, all you cute gym bunnies out there have now made me re-think my slouchy style as I make my gym entrance. On the flip side to that, I DO believe that if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you work good/hard.?Believe it or not, your gear?CAN actually make a difference in your performance, both in fashion AND conformability. If you’re looking for even more inspiration (beyond looking great at the gym), our book is available on pre-order in paperback until 12/20. <Shameless plug> ?But I gotta say this DOES make one heckuva gift. Any who… These are some of my favorites fitness finds.


Enjoy your easy, comfy, no-long-lines holiday shopping!



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34 Responses

  1. Hello,

    My husband and I are looking to buy some exercise equipment for our home this christmas. On your show EWL what type brand and name of elipticals do you put in your contestants home? Or what one do you have in your home? We want one that’s good quality but not going to break or break the bank. Know of any deals or what best to watch for?
    Also do you know of any deals for Dumbbells? We are looking at getting hopefully between 5-50lbs. Much love and thanks so much!

    1. Hi Anna: How fun! I know Chris and Heidi have Proform equipment in their home gym, and here’s one of their favorites (it’s an elliptical + bike in one!): As for dummbells, you can often find some great deals at used sports equipment stores. πŸ™‚

  2. Hi there, most lovely and strong Heidi! Such great taste! Wasn’t talking about Chris, but hey, he’s a very good choice too! I ordered a couple shirts-love the red Believe Hoodie and the Be Strong T shirt. In addition for motivation (aside from wanting you as my personal trainer-as much as you scare me!), your ‘shameless plug for your new book was successful. I ordered that too! Merry Christmas to you, Chris and your four beautiful angels! Please come do a series in Canada! You’re needed here!

  3. Hello Heidi I wanted to buy your exercise video (Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: The Workout) but unfortunately it isn’t suitable for DVD players in the UK. Do you have any exercise videos suitable for us in the UK? You are missing out on alot of sales here as your programme is on every week day here (I never miss it). I have ordered the books.

    1. Hi Dilys! Gosh…I’m so sorry! I wish they were available for the UK. ?? I hope you enjoy the books, and thank you so much for your support – it means so much to me! ?

  4. Hello! What does the coupon code for Cents of Style work on? When I enter it in check out it says that it does not meet the requirements! Thanks for all you do!

    1. Heidi I tried buying the Beanies from your list today at Cents os Style, but the POWELLHOLIDAY discount code is not working, do you know if it has expire?

  5. Love this! I didn’t see a link for the cute leggings. (I didn’t have time to read all the comments so I’m sorry if someone already asked) ? #lazyandlateforwork

    1. The bummer thing is that THOSE particular ones sold out SO fast!!! They’re so dang cute. These ones, though, are my absolute FAVE leggings right now. They’re way cuter in person too. Obsessed. I wore them in my resistance band and ball video…so if you want to see them in motion, go check them out there! Here is the link!

  6. Hi H,
    How do you do it? I want to learn how to balance my day. Fitness and meal planning for the whole family. There are bits and pieces of info out there, but I find it a bit overwhelming. How do you put it all together? I’m a mom to a wonderful and busy big family. I need to find the formula that can make this all work without going mad. ? Thanks so much!

  7. THAT REEBOK HAT! I saw it in your insta video yesterday and screenshotted it because I wanted to try to find it. After scouring their website and Amazon- i had no luck. Is it an older hat?

    1. Hi Claire! It IS an older hat. I LOVE mine! I like their mens hats because the brims and the top aren’t so flat…here is a newer version that I really like!! Super cute…def one I’ll be putting on my list. They change their styles often, so keep your eyes peeled with them for new ones as the come out!

    1. Hi Carol! I believe it is under $10 right now on Amazon for presale! Best of luck, and let me know if there is anything I can answer for you πŸ™‚

  8. Would love to get your book in December hope I can save money I live on a low income wish your show would come back on

  9. Geeze, Heidi way to add to my Christmas wish list! On that note, thank you for taking the time to find these awesome pieces and share your deals with us! Definitely in love with everything you modeled (especially the beanie, flannel, jacket and sweatshirt ?). Not to mention my two stepdaughters would second your style choices ?! My little shoe-lovin’ monster, Emma is 2.5yrs old and in love with Disney! The Minnie boots and the moccasins would be shown off to the extreme ? We just gave away her old shoes but she had to try them all on again before we did. These would prob be my number one gift ?? so thanks again for sharing!
    Also, so excited for your book! I would love to grab a copy and see it under the tree as a gift to myself and the hubs ?. It wasn’t until I fully implemented your carb cycling that I got back to pre-prego weight after Emma then bam, little man came and I’m back to square 1 and could def use some amazing Powell info and guidance again!
    Thanks for doing all that you do for so many and continuing to be a great example on so many levels! You’re appreciated and loved! ?

    1. Hi Katie! This makes me feel so good…thank you so much for the kind words :). If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know!! Hope you love all your holiday goods as much as I do!! Xoxo

  10. Heidi I love it all!! Favs are the flannel shirts….the bracelets… Of course all are gorgeous on you girlfriend!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Ah thank you, Kathy! Not gonna lie…it’s a little warm in AZ for flannels most days, but they’re so dang cute that I make them work!!! Seriously obsessed and hope they never go out of style!

  11. First off THANK YOU for sharing your list. I’d have to say my favorite things would be the jacket because I adore the color and the texture, not a jacket person, but that’s a style even I could pull off, I’ll have to order that for myself for Christmas. Second I LIVE for the bangles, I’m just recently able to try and explore my own style (4 kids and stay at home mom for 15 years) so I’m enjoying trying new things and I think that could compliment some new outfits I’ve Just acquired , very cute!

    1. Ha!! So funny, because I totally bought a few of my own Christmas gifts too if you couldn’t tell ;). I’m so happy you love…and excited for you new style exploration! Keep me updated! Xoxo

  12. This year, I’m definitely looking forward to the gifts with lots of meaning and love. Yes, I love the must-haves, but it’s also nice receiving ones that come from the heart ? I love those bracelets you mentioned, they’re so inspiring and it just gives you that daily reminder of motivation! So so enjoy your blog and your family. You’re so inspiring to not only me, but I’m sure every other women! ? Happy Holidays!

    1. This means to much, Isabella. Thank you. I couldn’t agree more…the gifts with meaning are everything to me. Hope you have the Happiest Holiday! Talk soon! Xoxo

  13. Omg Heidi! I absolutely love your style! I would love to purchase one of everything on your gift guide for myself ? but I am a mom, and feel guilty for spending on myself. (I did get the believe thermal hoodie though…. can’t wait to get it) I just wanted to let u know I look forward to your IG posts everyday and you are such an inspiration with beauty that shines inside and out! Thanks for making my day brighter every day! Much love! ?? Anna Starr

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