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Survival of the Fittest


January, as I’ve alluded to several times this month, is often a time for reflection and self-improvement. I’ve already done a few gift ideas this month related to wellness and physical activity, but today’s gift guide is 100% committed to the sporty set – check out five awesome fitness gifts to add to your shopping list for anyone that’s either already a gym buff or just getting back into the swing of things.

birchbox-arrow

Arrow by Birchbox – From $12
Meet the newest line of cosmetics created by the world’s most infamous beauty box! Arrow is an ‘athleisure’ line of beauty products designed for the active girl. Whether you’re heading to the gym, pounding it out on the track or meeting up with friends for smoothies afterward, this efficient, lightweight collection packs extra benefits that fit girls will totally love. Take for example, their REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint, which maintains that healthy workout flush and offers a refreshing cooling sensation. Or their paraben-free, aluminum-free deodorant PROTECT, to keep odours at bay when on mile 10 during a spin class, working perfectly for people with sensitive skin. The three products you see above are available for a limited time in a collectible gift set (housed in a locker room-friendly waterproof tote) for just $47 – nab it while you can!

Mio Fitness Tracker

Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker – $165 @ MEC
Keeping tabs on your fitness is a super hot trend right now – so why not go with a brand that knows fitness? Mio’s Fuse Fitness Tracker is a unisex option that comes in three sporty shades and offers a lightweight cuff profile. Tracking your heart rate, steps, calories, distance and speed, this easy-to-use tracker sends data to your phone via Bluetooth. What’s also cool is you can customize it to find your target heart rate. The band will light up when you’re in the zone, but also highlight when it’s too low or more important – too high, ensuring you don’t push yourself to the breaking point.

La Vie En Rose BODY MIND SOUL

Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose – From $24.95
The best way to get motivated to get to the gym? Nab a cute outfit. La Vie En Rose has recently launched a tres chic and cheery collection called Body Mind Soul, which can be mixed and matched in endless ways to create a super flattering workout ensemble. Shorts, capris, and leggings with figure-hugging waists and fun patterns are perfectly matched with strappy sports bras, comfortable workout tanks that won’t ride up, and awesome jackets to wear to and from the gym. While most pieces are in the $24.95 – $50 range, there are also some matching accessories available – like cute headbands for just $5.95.

Magic Carpet Yoga Mats

Magic Carpet Yoga Mats – $98 USD
Have you ever seen such pretty yoga mats? These gorgeous non-latex PVC mats are created with sustainable, UV-treated inks, creating a virtual work of art under your feet as you channel your inner warrior. Perfect for indoor or outdoor practice, these Persian rug-inspired mats come in a huge range of styles – plus sizes. That’s right, they also have pint-sized mats for young yogis and even tots looking to channel some prana. Shipping’s about $30, so while this may be a more luxe gift, it’s one a yogi in your life will truly adore.

RIPT

Ript 3-Phase Hand Care Kit – $21.95
When your muscles are getting ripped, your hands unfortunately can also get ripped – blisters, calluses and raw skin are common maladies for those that use their hands for physical fitness, like CrossFit, weight lifters, rowers or gymnasts. Enter Ript, with offers a trio of products designed to rejuvenate rough skin. Start with the Grindstone (preferably in the shower) to smooth and shape calluses so you can thin them but still protect your hands. Then layer on the Daily Dose formulation to increase hydration and prevent your calluses from tearing. If a callus does rip, enter the Quick Fix apply it for immediate soothing relief and antibacterial cleansing so when it reforms, it’ll do so healthily. Together, you can keep those hands as tough and ready to work out as you are.

Fitness Prize Package

Looking to up your fitness this new year? I’m giving away a trio of great prizes valued at over $110 – at a minimum (you get to choose part of the prize!)

  • Arrow PROTECT Deodorant
  • 3x Pieces from the La Vie En Rose Body Mind Soul
  • Ript 3-Phase Hand Care Kit

Want to win this cool combo of prizes? Here’s how to enter:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by February 12, 2016, telling me your favourite Pantone gift idea in this post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 13, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Birchbox – Follow the brand on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos and take a photo from their site and share it to your own feed. Whatever you do, be sure to tag Birchbox in your photo. Leave a link to your photo in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: La Vie En Rose – Follow the brand on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos and take a photo from their site and share it to your own feed. Whatever you do, be sure to tag LVER in your photo. Leave a link to your photo in a separate comment below.

6) Bonus Entry #3: RIPT – Like the brand on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall as to why you’re interested in trying their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.

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208 Responses to “Survival of the Fittest”
  1. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker and the yoga mat? …. those are so sweet.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I happily subscribe. I love the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats. So colourful, I find them motivating.

  3. julie palmese says:

    i already subscribe. and I think the yoga mats are very nice!

  4. redlizzy1 says:

    I follow Ript on FB. Here is the link:

  5. SueSueper says:

    My favourite item featured in this post is the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker.

  6. Janice says:

    I like the Ript for your hands. I think that stone would do wonders.

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    fitness tracker

  8. CLC says:

    I like the Phase 3 Hand treatment kit.

  9. S. Hirano says:

    The yoga mats are beautiful. Why didnt I think of that?

  10. aketch says:

    The yoga mats are fun and beautiful!

  11. Kim K says:

    I like the Body Mind Soul athletic outfits by La Vie En Rose. I’m a subscriber 🙂

  12. Taps says:

    I love this try the arrow deodorant

  13. Dreena says:

    I like the Arrow products!
    Cheers.

  14. ginafleury says:

    I like the La Vie en Rose clothing.

  15. corkrose says:

    Love love the Arrow Products – have put myself on the waitlist

  16. corkrose says:

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    Delete Commentcorkrosy#LVER very cute

  17. edmontonjb says:

    The Mio Fitness tracker is my favorite

    Jonnie

  18. Jen V. says:

    I love the arrow products!

  19. Jen V. says:

    Link to birch box Instagram post

    #canadiangiftguide #birchbox

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  20. Lindsey says:

    I could use a new sports bra from La Vie en Rose!

  21. Erin W says:

    I love the look of the sports bra. Always looking for fancy new workout clothes!

  22. Lynda Grant says:

    Wow! I Love theLa Vie en Rose work out wear. If these don’t motivate me, nothing will….please?

  23. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    My favourite Pantone gift idea in this post is the Body Mind Soul by La Vie en Rose thank you

  24. I love the La Vie en Rose, anything in pink please

  25. Kathleen says:

    I really like the La Vie en Rose Body Mind Soul outfits

  26. Debra F says:

    The Mio fitness tracker would be an additional prize. Thank you I hope I win

  27. Rita says:

    love the outfits

  28. Anne Derkat says:

    I would love the fitness tracker for my self.

  29. Solomon says:

    My daughter would love those items!

  30. Shannon says:

    I love the gorgeous yoga mats.

  31. Susan says:

    I’m not sure how these relate to Pantone, however, I like the Body, Mind and Soul fitness wear.

  32. Shelley N says:

    I really like the Body, Mind and Soul products -they do pick up the blue pantone that is featured this year. nice gear

  33. cookie3 says:

    My favorite item in this post is the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  34. Barb B says:

    The multi-colored La Vie en Rose outfits totally have the Pantone colors happening! Rose Quartz & Serenity together!

  35. sojeles says:

    I subscribe and my favourites are the La Vie en Rose outfits, that’s what i need to invest in.

  36. aclily19 says:

    I like the Arrow by Birchbox.

  37. Kim Hamilton says:

    I love the Magic Carpet yoga mats! Such unique prints! Really surprised La Vie En Rose makes activewear too, but looks fab!

  38. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the fitness tracker.

  39. SandyS says:

    body, Mind and Soul fitness outfits from La Vie En Rose

  40. Dwayne Taylor says:

    I like the 3x Pieces from the La Vie En Rose Body Mind Soul….would be great !!!

  41. nicolthepickle says:

    I think the Magic carpet yoga mats are so fun. So much nicer than the regular ones.

  42. janine willingham says:

    le vei in rose would love

  43. aly3360 says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email and my favourite item in this list is the Ript 3-Phase Hand Care Kit!! I like the sound of it and think it’s probably a must have!

  44. Jamillah ross says:

    Those yoga mats look pretty cool!

  45. Sherry K says:

    The Phase 3 Hand Care Kit is the best, perfect for this time of year.

  46. Daniela Plume says:

    I really like the Body Mind Soul outfits from La Vie en Rose

  47. My favourite is the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  48. Joan G. says:

    The Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker is something I would really get use from.

  49. Dionisia says:

    The Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker would be great to have during my work outs!

  50. cconway says:

    I love, and want, and need the La Vie en Rose exercise clothing. My ex husband’s track pants
    have one hole too many.

  51. im thinking the 3 Phase Hand Care Kit is the best idea since sliced bread,,, perfect for my hands

  52. Patricia Rosart says:

    I think that the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats are a great idea!

  53. Jennifer C. says:

    I already subscribe. I like the Body Mind Soul pieces by La Vie En Rose.

  54. ginette4 says:

    I’m a subscriber of your blog
    My favourite gift idea would be the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  55. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite Fittest gift idea in this post are the Arrow by Birchbox – From $12 & Ript 3-Phase Hand Care Kit – $21.95

  56. Alison K says:

    Birchbox Bonus Entry #1: Followed the brand on Instagram and Regram/shared https://www.instagram.com/p/BBBnK-ph0yr/

  57. Alison K says:

    La Vie En Rose Bonus Entry #2: Followed the brand on Instagram and Regram/shared https://www.instagram.com/p/BBBn2nyh0zy/

  58. Lisa Morrison says:

    I love the LA Vie En Rose Body Mind Soul gear.

  59. joyce s. says:

    Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose – From $24.95

  60. louise says:

    I’m already subscribe. My favourite gift idea would be the Mio Fitness Tracker

  61. intensev5 says:

    I really like the Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose outfits – thanks

  62. Erin McSweeney says:

    i really like the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats – $98 USD

  63. Sarah says:

    I love the Birchbox products and I’ve been looking for a non-aluminum deoderant!

  64. Anita Spudich says:

    Love the pants in this giveaway 🙂

  65. Sean M says:

    The work out gear from La Vie en Rose is great!

  66. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker!! Thanks!
    I am a subscriber!!

  67. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the phase 3 handcare kit. All of the other prizes are also awesome. The yoga mats are bright and exciting. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  68. Renee Lacasse says:

    fitness tracker

  69. Chantelle A says:

    I acrually live the magic carpet yoga mats. The designs are so incredible it could be wall art

  70. Rachel C. says:

    I love the La Vie En Rose fitness collection! Cute outfits definitely get me motivated to work out.

  71. Lynn M says:

    I am quite partial to the yoga mats.

  72. alexa says:

    love the clothing

  73. Leah says:

    I love the Body Mind Soul Collection!

  74. kim says:

    I like the La Vie en Rose clothing.

  75. The fitness tracker from Mio is my favourite gift idea in this post.

  76. eric says:

    I really like the yoga mats

  77. DebP says:

    I subscribe, and I like the Mio fitness tracker.

  78. carrie l says:

    I love the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  79. laura says:

    Magic Carpet yoga mats

  80. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    I love the yoga mats

  81. I like all of todays gift ideas but my favorite is MIO Fuse HRM Activity Tracker!

  82. dabrowne says:

    I love the designs on the Magic Carpet yoga mats!

  83. karen c says:

    Mio fitness tracker

  84. I love the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  85. Steph Bkn says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker, its a perfect inspiration and fitness buddy

  86. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    my favourite is the workout gear from la vie en rose! Looks very stylish and comfy.

  87. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d really like to try the fitness tracker

  88. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite is the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats.

  89. Elizabeth C says:

    I would LOVE to try the arrow by birchbox set! especially that waterproof bag!

  90. Elizabeth C says:

    oh yes! by thee way here are my 3 extras

    Ooooh i wanna try! @birchbox #birchbox

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    @lavieenrose #lver #lavieenrose #mustbuy

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  91. Edmond says:

    OH my gosh, my fave to try: fitness tracker. Cool. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  92. Andrea W. says:

    I like the Mio fitness tracker

  93. sonya says:

    Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose – From $24.95
    The best way to get motivated to get to the gym? Nab a cute outfit. La Vie En Rose has recently launched a tres chic and cheery collection called Body Mind Soul, which can be mixed and matched in endless ways to create a super flattering workout ensemble. Shorts, capris, and leggings with figure-hugging waists and fun patterns are perfectly matched with strappy sports bras, comfortable workout tanks that won’t ride up, and awesome jackets to wear to and from the gym. While most pieces are in the $24.95 – $50 range, there are also some matching accessories available – like cute headbands for just $5.95.

    favorite thing!!

  94. karen petrychko says:

    I love the look of the new yoga mats

  95. Lisa bolduc says:

    I love the magic carpet yoga mat. It’s not your typical yoga mat

  96. The mio Fuse fitness tracker, would love to try it.

  97. ksceviour says:

    I love the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats! great gift idea!
    ksceviour@hotmail.com

  98. Jennifer C. says:

    Bonus Entry #3: I follow RIPT on Facebook. Here is the link to my comment: https://www.facebook.com/RIPTSkinSystems/posts/1116225501721920

  99. Christine Holliday says:

    I love those yoga mats. They would be my favorite

  100. Christine Holliday says:

  101. voxworld says:

    The Mio Fuse fitness tracker would be great !!

  102. Bernice says:

    I like the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats , love the patterns on them so nice , subscribed to emails , thanks for the chance

  103. Luminous Angel says:

    Very happy subscriber, and love the Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose!

  104. darlene boyle says:

    yoga mats

  105. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    Love the patterns on the Body Mind Soul la vie en rose clothing line!

  106. I’m trying to be move active, so I’d be interested in the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker. Does it still work from the sofa? :0

  107. laurie friesen says:

    Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose these clothes look beautiful ,will look great at yoga class

  108. William C. says:

    I like the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker.

  109. sarah says:

    The Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker stood out most to me. I’ve had my eye on similar products for awhile.

  110. Holly says:

    I like the Magic Carpet Yoga mats.

  111. Silvia D says:

    I like the Arrow products!

  112. valerie Caldicott says:

    Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker – $165 @ MEC is what I would like to keep track of my fitness and calories.

  113. LUKRU says:

    I like the mio fuse fitness tracker would be awesome.

  114. Aimee says:

    I am s subscriber and I really like the magic carpet yoga mats

  115. Steven says:

    I like the Ript Hand Care Kit

  116. linnett says:

    The Magic Carpet Yoga mats look nice, thanks

  117. Jennifer C. says:

    Bonus Entry #1: I follow Birchbox on Instagram. Here is the link to my regram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBG8AfUtsyf/?taken-by=photogirlj

  118. Burcu says:

    I love Body Mind Soul by La Vie En Rose

  119. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I love the mio fuse fitness tracker

  120. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    I like the Body Mind Soul athletic outfits by La Vie En Rose. I’m a subscribe

  121. Kelly H says:

    the yoga mats are my favourite!

  122. Josie says:

    I love the magic carpet yoga mat. The middle one is my favorite!

  123. Muhammad Khan says:

    I love the yoga mats 😀

  124. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I would love one of the fitness trackers!

  125. ann says:

    I am a happy subscriber!! My fave from this post is the body mind soul yoga wear, gorgeous!!

  126. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the yoga mats most!

  127. Florence C says:

    I like the mats are beautiful. I could really use a new one.

  128. Josie White says:

    The magic carpet yoga mats:)

  129. Megan Denholm says:

    I love the Body Mind Soul collection from La Vie en Rose!

  130. AliKira says:

    The Body Mind Soul collection from La Vie en Rose is ever so tempting!

  131. Natalie Lysyk says:

    Awesome yoga pants

  132. Kim S says:

    IMy favourite would be the Mio fitness tracker.

  133. I really love all the La Vie en Rose Body Mind Soul outfits

  134. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite is the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats.

  135. Julie Bolduc says:

     I love the arrow deodorant!!

  136. wai man says:

    i like magic carpet yoga mats.

  137. Toks W says:

    I absolutely adore the yoga mats.

  138. Joy D says:

    Arrow PROTECT Deodorant

  139. I like the sports bra

  140. mousecat says:

    My favourite are the Magic Carpet yoga mats!

  141. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d definitely want the fitness tracker.

  142. Kiersten says:

    I like the Phase 3 Hand treatment kit!

  143. I would love to try Arrow PROTECT Deodorant.

  144. Leah E says:

    I love the magic carpet yoga mats. I think I’m going to have to buy one for myself!

  145. Allison Matz says:

    I would love the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker.

  146. Anna says:

    The Magic Carpet yoga mats would make a cool, unique gift

  147. Mel Borhi says:

    Body mind and soul by la vie en rose , the yoga/gym wear looks so comfty.

  148. Angelie Essiembre says:

    I would love the mio fitness tracker!

    Bonus entry #1 : https://www.instagram.com/p/BBW3g8EzKP_/?taken-by=angexo

  149. truckerofbc says:

    The FItness Tracker would be great for me. Even to see on a daily what my fitness usage is.

  150. Jessica e says:

    I like the Ript 3-Phase Hand Care Kit =).

  151. Tamara Attanasio says:

    I like the yoga mats! They’re so neat!

  152. luisa says:

    I subscribe 🙂 I like the Mio Fuse fitness tracker – it’s a great way to stay on track with your fitness goals and it’s looks great!

  153. luisa says:

    Bonus entry – Birchbox

    @birchbox Perfect nails!

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  154. luisa says:

    Bonus entry – La Vie En Rose

    Regram from @lavieenrose #weekend #fun

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  155. diane says:

    I like the yoga mats. They would make a great gift.

  156. Jessica Lord says:

    The magic yog carpet

  157. Sara says:

    I love the La Vie En Rose fitness wear!

  158. Vicki says:

    The Ript 3-phase hand care kit is perfect for the weight lifter in my family

  159. KELLY E says:

    My favourite is the Mio Fuse fitness tracker

  160. I like the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats

  161. Laura F. says:

    My favourite Pantone gift idea is the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker.

  162. crobich says:

    I like the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker.

  163. hollyogorman says:

    I like the hand treatment,

  164. Love the yoga pants! So colourful 🙂

  165. Sunshine G says:

    I love the Fitness Tracker!

  166. Jennifer C. says:

    Bonus Entry #2: I follow on Instagram! Here is the link to my regram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBn3NUzts73/?taken-by=photogirlj

  167. I like Body Mind Soul from La Vie En Rose.

  168. sschool2010 says:

    I’m a subscriber and my favourite is the
    Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  169. Susan T. says:

    I love the La Vie En Rose workout collection. It’s really stylish!

  170. Nancy says:

    love the hand care kit

  171. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Love the yoga mat

  172. Laurie W. says:

    I love the 3x Pieces from the La Vie En Rose Body Mind Soul collection.

  173. marcusbarnes says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker. Thank you!

  174. Mayda says:

    My favourite is the Fitness Tracker

  175. Andrew says:

    Really like the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker

  176. Lisa S says:

    I love, love, LOVE the Magic Carpet Yoga Mats! Beauty..

  177. Edmond says:

    Yay, I luv Fitness Tracker. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  178. KellyPC says:

    I love the magic carpet yoga mats!

  179. Lauren says:

    Magic carpet mats are so cute!

  180. Heather Spencer says:

    Love the active wear from LA Vie En Rose!!

  181. Maryanne says:

    I like the Mio Fuse Fitness Tracker!

  182. Maryanne says:

    Tweeted!

  183. Deb okane says:

    Arrow birch box sounds like a great product to try

  184. Caryn Coates says:

    I love the Yoga mats. I am a subscriber:)

  185. Anne Clemmer says:

    Looks great, could use a new mat.

  186. stacey h says:

    i really like the magic carpet yoga mats – the are unique

  187. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love the Yoga mats.

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