5 Amazing Holiday gifts for 2017!

Holiday season is time for celebrations, joy, fun and gifts! Giving gifts to your family & friends, and sometimes just yourself is just essential. But picking a good gift can be challenging in the times like these. There's just too many options out there. So here are some unique and amazing holiday gift suggestions from us.

  • Do you love music? Do you like to hear every beat and sound crystal clear? Are you an audiophile? Then the usual earphones that your phone came with, or even the ones you buy online for $20-$30, is just not going to cut it. You know that. But if you are ready to spend just little more money, there are these amazing headphones from ECHOBOX. I tried both Finder and Traveller, and they are AMAZING. I'm nothing to give you a lot of technical jargon, you can go to their site and check the details. But I'll tell you that they sound amazing. And they DO NOT TANGLE. That's big for me. I have had $200 earphones, that tangled. These are just amazing. Sound is just superb. And right now, you can grab these on some amazing discount this holiday season. Checkout more on their site.
  • Candles have become the easiest and most common gift to give these days. But it's not really easy to find some exceptional candles. The market is filled with all sort of products, and finding something good can be very very hard. Hence we recommend candles from ToBeCalm Frangrences. There collection is amazing, and you'll definitely find something you love. Just give them a try. They even have holiday special candles! Checkout their fragrances, essential oils and other products as well.
  • It's getting cold outside, and your feet probably feel that cold. There's a beautiful and super comfortable way to keep your feet warm - TIME Slippers. I tried my first pair last year, and I have been a fan since. They make everything from slippers to boots, for both men and women. Available in several colors and designs, you will definitely find something that you and your feet would love. Get them for yourself, or the special one around you. Check them out now!
  • Either you wear them for sun, for vision or just for fun, glasses are always cool, all year round. My favorite place to get some amazing glasses happens to be CoastalDotCom. They have amazing selection, with some exclusive designs as well. The prices are great and so is the service. From prescription eyewear, to fashionable sunglasses, to a mix of both, this is s great place to get whatever eyewear you are looking for. With their holiday special, this would be a great time to collect some wonderful glasses for the entire year.
  • You like computers and coding? Or do you want to get into computers and coding? And amazing gift for any youngling or even adults KANO. What's KANO? Kano is a DIY "computer kit designed to help people of all ages assemble a computer from scratch, and learn basic coding skills". They have something for people of all ages, and once you get into building these computer kits, there's no way you won't fall in love. Make sure you get a your hands on one this holiday season.

So this is our list of some unique holiday gift/shopping ideas. I have personally tried each of these products, and I'll say I'm in love. All of these are on my gift list, one quantities of more than one. You may want the same. Go, get them now!

We will bring you another list of stocking stuffers as well. Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful time. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Activewear Is Not Just For The Active

Let's see you strut your stuff down the catwalk.....in your yoga pants? There was a time when you couldn't play both fields. It was either style or it was comfort. Fast forward to around 2011, shoppers started learning they could have their cake, and eat it too, if the diet permitted. The activewear market has exploded and evolved. The classics such as Nike, Puma, Adidas and Reebok have always maintained their mark in the sports and activewear arena, but now designers and retailers alike are all trying to cash in. So, is this a trend, or a lasting effort? According to NPD market research, in 2013, U.S. sales of women’s activewear alone reached $11.5 billion, a 9 percent jump from 2012, with sales projected to steadily increase. 

Managing director for Canaccord Genuity, Camilo Lyon, says “Over the past two-three years, the growth of athletic apparel companies has consistently outpaced the growth of traditional apparel companies.”  If you're wondering why, he credits the “ever-increasing fashion component.” Simply stated, yoga pants and running shorts are a style. You no longer need to be active, to where activewear.

Active apparel, like traditional apparel, has developed its own voice as a fashion statement. A hybrid has been developed, marrying the choice of comfortability with being fashionable. Lululemon, a pioneer in the 'fashionable activewear' world, was one of the first to capitalize on the implementation of activewear as an everyday clothing choice. They have continued to brand their line as a lifestyle brand, rather than only needing their clothes for the occasion of exercising. Their branding has proven to be a success, because the line continues to grow in sales. From the end of the February fiscal quarter for 2015, their net revenue has increased by 16% since the February fiscal quarter of 2013.

Designers are catching wind of the cashflow surrounding activewear. Stella McCartney was one of the first designers to partner with a sports brand to create an active line. Her collaboration with Adidas revolutionized what it meant to be stylish in activewear.

American designer Kevan Hall, known for his couture gowns and bold fits, streamlined that same essence into Kevan Hall Sport, an active/sport extension of his line. The slogan, “from the runway to the fairway” captivated the desire to maintain the same poise and elegance of his couture pieces and translate that into activewear. Why not look like you came off the runway as prepare to play that game of golf? Or better yet, look like you just got done playing a game of golf as you head to the supermarket.

So is activewear a trend, or a lasting effort? With style and comfortability being so important to people, and sales steadily increasing, this trend has proven to hold true for longer than some may have expected. With the addition of companies like Lululemon, making sure their customers look hip and fashionable even if they're not going to workout, it is very apparent that activewear has become part of everyday life. When seeing a young lady going out to eat in her yoga pants used to look weird, it has now slowly transitioned to a norm. Activewear is a part of all of our lives now, even if we're not active. 

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