written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director
It’s that wonderful time of the year again and the teachers have compiled recommendations for unique and interesting gifts for 2023. For your convenience, many of the suggestions link directly to our Amazon store or directly to the merchant’s site. Don’t forget that Pure Pilates gift cards are available year-round.
Wellow Compression Socks
Compression socks are great for proper blood circulation. Wear them while traveling, after a good workout or whenever you want your legs to feel great! These socks are incredibly soft, breathable and moisture-wicking because they’re made out of viscose from bamboo.
Earlywood Salt Cup
Perfect little round cups made from hard maple with a cork top. They are great to keep next to the stove for a salt cellar or a clean, simple way to store your commonly used spices.
Nylon Chopper Tool
Brilliant cooking tool that breaks up meat, vegetables or beans while protecting the surface of the pan.
Riemot Luggage Travel Cup Holder
This travel cup holder attaches to your luggage so you can have a free hand while keeping a coffee or water bottle at the ready.
Cadence capsules are leakproof, TSA-compliant and magnetic containers designed to help you maintain your routines – home and away. They come in many colors and also have customizable labels for each capsule. It is the perfect way to carry various creams, medicines, jewelry, etc. Comes in various sizes.
Cashmere Baseball Hat
For the hat lover, this 100% cashmere hat elevates and adds warmth to the usual baseball hat. Comes in two sizes and several colors for men or women.
A small touch screen cleaner with spray and wipe built into one reusable container. Great to keep in the car for touch screens and at home for computers, phones and ipads. The microfibre cloth can be washed and won’t scratch the screen.
Perfect for travel or on the go to keep skin hydrated. I take this with me on planes when the air is dry and my face feels dry and tight. The mister is refillable and rechargeable and holds enough liquid to be used multiple times. You can add any hydrating liquid or make your own. I use a mixture of 50ml distilled water, 50ml rose water and 30ml glycerin.
These watch bands are a great way to add personality to your Apple or Samsung watch. They come in a variety of colors and styles which can be customized with pins. Choose from silicone, acrylic or stainless steels bands which will fit most watch sizes.
If you suffer from neck tension or headaches this neck roller can help relieve the pain. It’s small size fits perfectly on your neck with two different sized nodes to provide occipital pressure. It’s like getting a neck massage at home.
Katie’s Gift Ideas:
We love having these for outdoor parties and on the go. Different sizes for your beverage preference- and keeps it nice and cool.
Beautiful, classic glasses that are perfect for tastings, a flight, or a night cap.
Best Frying pans that have no chemicals, cook evenly and clean so easily. A great addition or replacement for any kitchen.
A must for the winter months. Perfect stocking stuffer or treat for yourself.
French Sea Salt
The best salt! It is super fine and delicious on everything- I love pairing this with a favorite cookbook as a gift.
Carol’s Gift Ideas:
Snoop on a Stoop Christmas Elf
Didn’t grow up with an Elf on my shelf, but in the early 1990’s I loved Snoop and Dr. Dre and I am still a fan of Snoop Dogg so I had to add this to my holiday decorations. This gift will be a hit for the Gen Xer on your list.
Lightbeam Digital Candy Thermometer
I am enrolled in an online French pastry class and ordered this amazing baking tool for anyone who is like me – can’t keep the proper temperature of chocolate or caramel on the stove and stir at the same time! Voila! Get yourself or your favorite baker Instant Read Spatula Thermometer.
Essie Nail and Cuticle Oil
Perfect little stocking stuffer. I use Essie Cuticle Oil in the morning and before bedtime. Keeps my cuticles hydrated and healthy.
Soundcore Noise Canceling Earbuds
If you are unhappy with your latest earbuds, I highly recommend Soundcore. They are super comfortable and cancel out so much noise that my husband complains I talk too loud when wearing them. Great for air travel because they have 50 hours of playtime!
These are not your ordinary cocktail napkins. When you touch them, they feel like cloth. They are absorbent, disposable and have fun drinking quotes.
Shop local when it comes to gift cards
Blende Beauty is located in Westfield. The owner, Keira is a talented makeup artist who also makes custom makeup, with no crappy ingredients. I’ve had my makeup done for special events and for my birthday splurged on a makeup lesson and all new products.
Remede Skin Care Center is located in downtown Summit. I trust my skin health with Asia, the owner of the salon where I get facials and purchase all of my face products. The boutique salon is clean and peaceful – just like Pure Pilates. Other services include manicures and pedicures by Jenny and Sylvia, who have been working there for many, many years.
Wool and Grace is also located in Downtown Summit and right next to Remede. The knitting and needlepoint shop holds classes and has anything you need for your next project. We also love them because one of our favorite Pure Pilates’ clients, Alex, happens to work there.