written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director

The holidays are here and the ladies of Pure Pilates have come up with their favorite gift ideas for you. We share why we love these items and include the links to make shopping quick and convenient for you.

I’ll kick things off with something FREE, something FITNESS and something for the neat FREAKS like myself.

First, the FREE. I’ve chosen 6 workouts from our OnDemand Library, featuring one class from each of our teachers. It’s 90 minutes of movement until January 2, 2022. It’s not only a gift to the community, but a thank you for the generosity and support you offered us in 2021. Share with everyone you know.

Now let’s talk FITNESS.  To re-create a Pilates apparatus workout, without the equipment, I recommend the Balanced Body Tower on the Go. The Tower on the Go is an affordable way to access all the Tower exercises that you perform with the arm and leg springs.  It attaches to your door! Yes, safely to your door.  During lockdown, my client purchased The Tower on the Go just so she wouldn’t miss her “feet in straps.” It’s just like an in-studio experience.

I am a proud NEAT FREAK so when I found this next item, I decided to purchase it for myself and for all my favorite ladies in my life! You must head to their website and watch the promo video. Genius! The Bagnet! This fashionable magnet will hold your purse (up to 8lbs). It’s a SMALL business started by Kelley Darling in 2014 and now employs 6 women to run The Bagnet Company.

Kathy Celardo shares gift ideas that highlight her love of cooking, organizing and sport!

I have purchased these beautiful handcrafted utensils and bowls for myself and well as gifts.  I am happy to support this small company in Montana. Earlywood Designs.

Who doesn’t need a little organizing!  RuxRoll winds up cords with ease. With a single tug, you can curl up headphones, mouse cords, chargers and cables.  I am giving these as a party gift for our Christmas Eve gathering. RuxRoll Organizer.

Funky socks that perform for the athlete in all of us.  I purchased these socks for my whole family as a “stocking stuffer” item. Endur Socks

Tiffany Mortimer loves to ski (except when she is blowing out her knee) and she came up with the perfect gift ideas from one of her favorite places for winter fun.

I like to purchase locally made gifts from places that we love to visit.  We love Vermont and they have a great selection of local foods and beverages that can be put together for a “Taste of Vermont” type thing.  Besides great beer and cider, Vermont is home to the Teeny Tiny Spice company, Runamok and Lake Champlain Chocolates. They all make great gift sets or you can purchase them individually and create your own themed basket!

Rebecca Noerr shares a great idea to stay warm this winter.

I love this oversized sweater, it’s super comfortable, cozy – not too hot or itchy. You can wear over leggings or with jeans. Bought one for my daughter & sister in-law. Definitely go down in size – it’s roomy!

Katie Huddleston lets us know what a great gift-giver her husband is.

My husband gave me this mini blender this year and it is my favorite! It makes just enough and you flip it over to drink right from the glass. Comes with a top for easy-to-go smoothies and a breeze to clear. I’m making so many more yummy smoothies now that I don’t have to pull out my big Vitamix.

Laura Harrell gave me the game Qwirkle last year for Christmas and Rico and I couldn’t get enough of it as we were shut in during the cold months. This year Laura shares another game for under the tree.

I highly recommend the Hygee Game. It is a great game for group gatherings. The Hygee helps bring people together by encouraging people to share stories and converse, both in a playful and thoughtful way. The game has more than 300 thought-provoking questions – it’s perfect for when you feel you’ve run out of conversation!

Don’t forget the studio has online options for your last-minute gift purchases!

Now you can purchase a gift card for our Virtual Library membership. Purchase one month for $15.00 as a thoughtful stocking stuffer or give the gift that keeps on giving and purchase the library for one year at $120.00.

Pure Pilates Gift Cards for in-person and virtual appointments make the perfect stocking stuffers.. We sell them in denominations of $25, $50, $75 and $100.