As we creep further and further into December and Christmas Day begins to loom over us, my main shopping priority has been sourcing the perfect gifts for my loved ones. However, as is often the case when you’re meant to be shopping for others, my pursuits have also brought a few new goodies to my attention, which I’ve been lusting after ever since.

Here’s hoping Father Christmas reads this post…

1. IAMVIBES Dove Mesh Leggings £50

If I could I’d happily add everything on the Hip & Healthy website to my wishlist, such is the beauty on offer there, but these beautiful Dove Mesh print leggings really stood out for their effortless, stylish simplicity.  I’m a big fan of monochrome, so these beauties really hit the mark in terms of my personal style go-to, offering endless outfit possibilities as well as lightweight functionality; perfect for stretchy yoga session and long Sunday runs

2. Patagonia nine trails pack 15l £65

One of my big commitments for 2016 is to start running to and from work on a regular basis. As with most things a lot of motivation comes from having the right gear, and this super stylish Patagonia backpack is sure to get me out of bed on a cold, drizzly January morning

3. NIKE DRI-FIT Running Gloves £18

I’ve been putting off purchasing a pair of running gloves for almost two years, but given the fact that I’ve really ramped up my outdoor running this winter it’s time to bite the dust for fear of the frost biting me! I love the Tailwind print, and these have the added bonus of silicone grip, which makes using your smartphone on the go a doddle

4. S’well Stone Flask £29.95

On the pricey side, but these sleek water bottles are the ultimate gym accessory.  The non-slip coating make these the perfect choice for those sweaty workout, and with a variety of swanky colours they come with some serious cool factor to boot

5. Aromatherapy Associates Lavender Pure Essential Oil  £16

After the workout comes the workout wind down, and what better way to de-stress than with a piping hot lavender scented bath.  A couple of drops under the tap will transform your post run dip into a luxurious ritual. Best enjoyed with a good book and scented candle for maximum effect!

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