Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Hikers & Snowboarders

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On the first installment of our two-part Holiday Gift Guide series, we shared some awesome holiday gift ideas for dancers and yogis. For Part 2, we will be providing great gifts for hikers and snowboarders/skiers. These gifts are also suitable for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy similar activities, such as camping, climbing and snowshoeing.

Top Gifts for Hikers

Women’s Fjallraven Keb Trousers

Women's Fjallraven Keb Trousers

The women’s Keb Trouser is suited for advanced trekkers who hike trails that require climbing. The optimized fit and carefully planned details of this technically advanced trekking trouser provides alpine hikers with the protection and mobility they need to tackle difficult trails. The Keb features a pre-shaped rear and knees with extra strong seams. Durable G-1000 Eco, a hardwearing and versatile fabric, is present on the rear, knees, front of the legs and on the inside bottom of the legs and reinforced with a double layer of fabric to protect it from wear from hiking boots. The placement of the inseams and an extra piece of fabric in the crotch minimize the risk of rubbing. Other great features include a zippered ventilation opening to release excess heat, secure leg and hand pockets, and a strap adjustment for attaching hiking boots. Retails for $199.95.

Men’s Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket

Men's Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket

The men’s Eco-Trail is a must-have jacket for outdoor adventurers. The Eco-Trail is a lightweight, durable, windproof and waterproof 3-layer shell that provides the protection and functionality you need on fast alpine treks. Fjallraven understands that low weight and packability are just as important as protection and functionality, which is why the Eco-Trail Jacket features a slim cut designed to follow your body movements, as well as ventilation under the sleeves. Retails for $399.95.

Camelbak All Clear UV Purifier Bottle

Camelbak All Clear UV Purifier Bottle

The Camelbak All Clear UV Purifier Bottle provides hikers with clean water, wherever they go. Using proven UV technology, this purifier bottle effectively neutralizes microbiological contaminants to EPA standards and has a built-in LCD for confirming results. With this two-in-one water bottle and purification system, hikers can turn any tap or clear natural water source into safe and portable drinking water in just 60 seconds. Since the All Clear is both a water bottle and purification system, hikers can hydrate right on the spot, right after treating it, or carry it with them. Retails for $98.95.

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Top Gifts for Snowboarders/Skiers

Polarmax Quattro Fleece Zip Mock Shirt

Polarmax Quattro Fleece Zip Mock Shirt

Polarmax is a leading outdoor brand that makes moisture-wicking, anti-microbial baselayers, like the Quattro Fleece Zip Mock Shirt. Available for men and women, the Quattro Fleece is the perfect baselayer for cold-weather sports like snowboarding and skiing. The Quattro Fleece is made with Acclimate Dry performance fleece using a brush micro-fleece to keep you soft and cozy, while keeping the body dry and warm in extreme winter conditions. Men’s retails for $54.95. Women’s retails for $54.95.

Men’s Columbia Ridge 2 Run II Pants

Men's Columbia Ridge 2 Run II Pants

The Columbia Ridge 2 Run II Pants are a waterproof, breathable snow pant that keeps the body warm and dry during winter activities. These pants feature a fully seam-sealed Omni-Tech exterior for waterproofing and breathability, plus Omni-Heat thermal reflecting lining to maintain warmth and comfort. These great features, along with the leg venting, an internal leg gaiter, a reinforced cuff guard, and articulated knees, make these pants ideal for intense aerobic cold-weather activities. Retails for $120.00.

Women’s Columbia Lay ‘D’ Down Winter Jacket

Women's Columbia Lay 'D' Down Winter Jacket

The Columbia Lay ‘D’ Down Winter Jacket combines Omni-Shield advanced repellency and Omni-heat thermal reflective with 500 fill power insulation to bring you the ultimate winter jacket. This breathable, windproof and waterproof jacket will keep you warm, dry and comfortable on the slopes, without hindering your movements. Other awesome features include the underarm venting, removable and adjustable storm hood, drawcord adjustable hem, waterproof zip-closed pockets, and media and google pocket. Retails for $230.00.

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These wonderful gifts are perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Visit us online at ShoppingBlitz.com to browse these great products and shop for clothes online from the world’s leading outdoor brands.

Holiday Gift Guide Part 1: Dancers & Yogis

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With Black Friday just three days away, the official start of the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. While you may have already begun your holiday shopping, you probably still have a number of things left on your list. With our handy gift giving guide, you can find something great for the whole family. In the first installment of our holiday gift guide, we are sharing our favorite gifts for dancers and yogis. These gifts are perfect for the seasoned dancer and yogi, as well as beginners who want to be more active.

Top Gifts for Dancers

Capezio Bunhead Muscle and Joint Gel

Capezio Muscle and Joint Gel

Capezio’s Bunhead Muscle and Joint Gel effectively relieves dancers of the sore muscles and aching joints they endure from a long day of dancing. Formulated with Hawaiian seaweeds, willow bark extract and other minerals and essential oils, this pain relieving gel contains anti-inflammatory properties to sooth aches and pains and stimulate cell turnover. To use it, simply spread the gel on sore muscles and joints. Wrap the affected area with a cloth for a therapeutic treatment, or massage it until dry. Retails for $21.47.

Bloch Amalgam Leather Dance Sneakers

Bloch Amalgam Leather Dance Sneakers

The Bloch Amalgam Leather Dance Sneaker is a must-have dance shoe. A hybrid between a jazz shoe and dance slipper, the Amalgam dance sneaker is designed for advanced and novice dancers alike. The ultra-lightweight, flexible design allows dancers to move more freely, while the breathable mesh paneling and odor-resistant Dri-lining keeps feet dry and comfortable. Other key highlights include the slip-on style and intelligent lacing system and the non-marking thin split rubber traction sole. Retails for $52.00.

Capezio Asymmetrical Zipper Jacket

Capezio Asymmetrical Zipper Jacket

Do you know someone who could use a comfortable and stylish dance jacket to wear to and from rehearsal? The Capezio Asymmetrical Zipper Jacket is the perfect solution! Designed with the active body in mind, this dance jacket features StudioDri technology— a quick drying performance material. Other amazing features include the mesh inserts, asymmetrical zipper, molded Capezio zipper pull and convenient thumb hole. Retails for $83.30.

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Top Gifts for Yogis

Manduka GO Free 2.0 Bag

Manduka GO Free 2.0 Bag
Manduka’s GO Free Bag is the ultimate gift for yogis. The bag is an innovative and functional hybrid of a backpack and mat carrier that combines comfort and convenience. The spacious main compartment offers a convenient and secure top-loading external pocket for up to an 85 mat, as well as a safely padded pocket for your laptop and external pockets for storing additional clothing and gear. This bag also features an air mesh padded back panel for extra comfort and a hidden side pocket for securely storing your phone. Made with weather and water resistant materials, this bag is perfect for someone who wants to take their yoga gear with them wherever they go. Retails for $120.00.

Ahnu Karma Flats

Ahnu Karma Flats

The Ahnu Karma slip-on flats effortlessly combine style and comfort to bring you a shoe that truly embodies yoga-chic. Made from soft, supple, full-grain leathers, these flats are travel-friendly and made for all day wear, whether you’re practicing yoga, traveling or running errands. The stretchy back heel delivers a secure yet comfortable fit, while also making them easy to pack. These flats also feature a sculpted EVA footbed wrapped in micro-fiber suede for additional softness and comfort. Retails for $89.95.

prAna Sutra Pants

prAna Sutra Pants

Great for yoga and climbing, the Sutra Pant from prAna becomes every man’s favorite pair of pants. Made from hemp, Lycra and recycled polyester, these pants are kind to you and the environment. The Sutra Pant offer a relaxed fit with wide legs, an inseam gusset, front pockets with a topstitch detail, and a drawstring waist. Retails for $69.95.

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June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month! Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), National Safety Month is celebrated each June and aims to bring national attention to accident prevention. During National Safety Month, the NSC teaches Americans about safety risks and how to prevent injuries and accidental deaths. It seeks to draw attention to health risks and common safety both in the home, in the community, at the workplace, and on the road.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 31 million emergency department visits each year for unintentional injuries. Some of the most common accidental injuries and deaths at home are caused by falls, poisoning, fires and burns, airway obstruction, and drowning and submersions in water.

This year, National Safety Month will focus on the theme “What I Live For” and engaging in safe behavior so everyone can live for what matters most to them. The NSC asks everyone to share their stories about what they live for, and will also be providing resources like tip sheets, posters and safety checklists to encourage safety wherever we are.

National Safety Month will focus on many important topics, including prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, and slips, trips and falls. Visit the NSC website to share the organization’s safety materials with your family, friends, employees and co-workers.

Here are some ways you can practice safety during National Safety Month, as well as all year long:

  1. Keep aisles, stairs and walkways clutter-free. Wipe up spills, pick up dropped objects and keep cabinets and drawers closed when not in use.
  2. Apply non-skid floor coatings and slip-resistant mats where falls are likely to happen. Walk slower and take smaller steps on wet or slippery surfaces.
  3. Inspect ladders before and after using them.
  4. Wear the proper footwear to reduce your risk of falling and injury.
  5. Wear safety shoes and clothes and protective gear, such as safety googles, when handling hazardous materials or performing chores.

Celebrating Earth Day

shutterstock_123176776This April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the day has encouraged billions of people to participate in Earth Day activities every year, making it the biggest civic observation in the world. Earth Day has sparked the passage of many profound legislations aimed at preserving our Earth, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, among many others. The event is orchestrated by the Earth Day Network, which promotes year-round environmental conservation and action worldwide, including promoting greener schools and green economic policies and protecting our air and water.

There are many ways you can participate in Earth Day and advocate for the preservation of the environment all year long. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to do your part in protecting the earth.

1. Plant a Tree – Trees pose many benefits for humans and the environment. Trees reduce pollution and energy costs, provide carbon sequestration and cleaner air and water, and cool the air, water and land. They also help decrease soil erosion and the accumulation of sediments in lakes, rivers and streams, as well as provide a home for biodiversity. Choose a tree that is native to your area and can withstand your climate conditions.

2. Clean Up Liter – Participate in a clean-up event in your community. You’ll be working with others to remove litter from roadways, parks, or waterways that have accumulated since the previous clean-up. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to participate in the clean-up with you.

3. Buy Earth-friendly & Recyclable Clothing – Preserve the environment by wearing shoes and clothing made of earth-friendly and recyclable materials, such as hemp, organic cotton and natural fibers. There are many brands that produce apparel and footwear without using materials and processes that could cause harm to the environment, including prANA, Kalso Earth, Merrell and Dr. Martens, just to name a few. Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop these brands of shoes and clothes online.

4. Conserve Water – Conserving water is a simple act that goes a long way. Less than 1% of the Earth’s water supply is fresh water that can be used by people, while the rest is salt water or frozen. It’s important that we all do our part to conserve water. Many communities around the world do not have access to clean water supplies. Also, producing and transporting clean water and processing waste water requires a lot of energy. You can reduce the amount of water you use by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth and shave, only running laundry machines and dishwashers when they are full, using refillable water bottles instead of bottled water.

What other ways can you celebrate Earth Day and preserve the environment year-round?

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. It’s a special day to spend quality time with your significant other and celebrate your love for one another. Whether you’ll be celebrating with your wife of 20 years or with a new boyfriend, coming up with the perfect gift for your special someone can be difficult. To help make your shopping experience a little easier, follow our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. Our gift guide provides wonderful gift ideas for men and women based on their hobbies and interests, so it has something for everyone.

Make your valentine smile with one of these fabulous gifts:

Women’s Gifts

For Runners: Soleus Ultra Sole Running Watch

 Soleus Ultra Sole Running Watch

The Soleus Ultra Sole Running Watch is perfect for runners and gym junkies.  The watch features a 100-hour Chronograph for ultra-marathon distances, a 15-second EL backlight for running in low light conditions, and a hydration alarm that alerts you when you need to fill up on fluids. The large, easy-to-read display is great for monitoring your laps. It’s also extremely durable and flexible and feels comfortable on the wrist. Choose classic black or from a variety of other color options.

For Beach Lovers: Roberto Cavalli Eyewear Sunglasses

Roberto Cavalli Eyewear Sunglasses

If your wife, girlfriend or crush loves the beach, then you can’t go wrong with Roberto Cavalli Eyewear Sunglasses. A leading eyewear manufacturer, Robert Cavalli Eyewear uses the highest quality materials to create beautiful sunglasses that are durable, flexible and fashionable. These sunglasses are made from metal that is corrosion resistant, strong and easily adjusted, so they will retain their stability and shape.

For Hikers: Salomon Quest15 Backpack

 Salomon Quest 15 Backpack

The Salomon Quest15 Backpack is the ideal gift for women who enjoy adventuring outdoors. When you go on a long hike, you need a lightweight, resilient backpack to hold all your gear. With the Quest 15, your loved one will have plenty of space and compartments to can carry all her backcountry gear. The soft contour shoulder strap is breathable and comfortable and prevents friction on the arms and shoulders. The wide front openings and double sliders make it easy to store and organize essential items and access them quickly.

For Mountain Goers: Under Armour UA ColdGear Infrared Core Liner Gloves

 Under Armour UA ColdGear Infrared Core Liner Gloves

If your significant other loves submitting high peaks, then the Under Armour UA ColdGear Infrared Core Liner Gloves are right for her. These lightweight gloves feature touch-screen compatible fingertips and UA ColdGear Infrared, which uses a soft, thermos-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain your body heat. Their unique power stretch construction provides unmatched dexterity, while the signature moisture transport system pushes sweat away from your body and onto the surface of your gear so it dries faster. With these gloves, your loved one will be able to tackle all types of summits and winter terrains.

For Fashionistas: SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron

 Curling Iron

Does your girlfriend or spouse love looking stylish? If so, choose the SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron, a state-of-the-art curling iron that delivers perfect curls every time. Women can transform ordinary, lifeless hair into professionally styled curls that stay intact all day long. The key to beautiful curls is applying an instant, optimal level of heat. The SinglePass does that with its digital heating and silver-infusion power, which works fast to provide and retain the optimal temperature for red carpet-ready curls. The curling iron also features T3 Tourmaline Ceramic technology, which delivers ionic energy and far infrared heat to lock in moisture and eliminate frizz.

See the perfect gift for your special someone? Find all these tremendous items and more at Shopping Blitz, where you can buy shoes, clothing and accessories online.

Men’s Gifts

For Athletes: Under Armour CGI Dobson Softshell Jacket

Under Armour CGI Dobson Softshell Jacket

If your man is an athlete, then the Under Armour CGI Dobson Softshell Jacket is the perfect gift. This lightweight, resilient jacket features UA Storm technology, which uses a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish that repels water without sacrificing breathability or adding weight or bulk. The jacket’s ColdGear Infrared technology uses a soft, thermos-conductive inner coating that absorbs and retains your own body heat. That’s not all. It also features a windproof construction and ribbed cuffs and waist to keep out cold air. This jacket will keep your man warm and comfortable as he works out or practices outdoors, plus give him the flexibility he needs to perform his best.

For Trend Setters: Pikolinos Belfast 6418 Sneakers

 Pikolinos Belfast 6418 Sneakers

Does your husband or boyfriend like to keep up with the latest trends? If so, look no further than these Pikolinos Belfast 6418 Sneakers. Part of the Belfast collection, these shoes embody extreme comfort, youthfulness, energy and versatility. They are perfect for everyday wear because they are light and comfortable and create a causal, relaxed looked. These shoes also feature a gel and foam padded collar, waterproof stain protector and Pikolinos cow leather with a buff finish for added comfort and durability.

For Fishermen: Columbia Low Drag Offshore L/S Big Shirt

 Columbia Low Drag Offshore Big Shirt

The Low Drag Offshore L/S Big Shirt from Columbia is a lightweight, breathable fishing shirt that provides men with the comfort and protection they need for long hours fishing in the sun. The shirt features Omni-Shade UPF 40 technology, which provides maximum sun protection, as well as Omni-Wick technology that wicks moisture away from your skin. It also features antimicrobial treatment to protect you against bacterial growth, hidden venting at the shoulder blades to keep you cool, a rod holder, roll-up sleeves and tab holders. Large sizes available.

For Outdoorsmen: Ibex Skimmer Skull Cap

Ibex Skimmer Skull Cap

If your special someone enjoys adventuring the great outdoors, then he’ll love the Ibex Skimmer Skull Cap. Available in a wide range of colors, this is the softest, lightest beanie you can find. It’s made from superfine, 17.5 micron Merino wool to deliver the lightest possible feel in a wool hat. With its form fit, it can be worn under a helmet, making it ideal for all types of outdoor activities. Whether you’re out mountain biking or rock climbing, this hat provides the comfort and flexibility outdoorsmen need.

For Music Lovers: The House of Marley Buffalo Soldier On-Ear Headphone

The House of Marley Buffalo Soldier On-Ear Headphone

Any music fan would love the House of Marley Buffalo Soldier On-Ear Headphones.  These headphones have a durable canvas headband with ultra-soft padding for extra comfort. The premium leather ear cushions add comfort and isolation from outside noises. These headphones deliver signature sound using powerful, premium 40mm dynamic drivers. The headphones are made from FSC-certified wood, canvas and recyclable aluminum, so you can enjoy some great jams while preserving the environment.

What gift will you give your Valentine?

Every Mom Deserves Love

Finding the perfect gift for Mom can be challenging. However, this isn’t a blog post telling you what we think you should buy her.  On the contrary, we couldn’t even begin to imagine what your particular Mom would want. It’s not because we don’t have an idea of what’s popular or an insight into what our customers need. No it has more to do with the fact that the term ‘Mom’ is to blanket of a statement. Moms have never fallen into one neat category. They are spread out across generations, demographics, interests and cultures. In other words, Moms cannot be pigeonholed.

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However, the one thing all Moms do seem to have in common is the ability to maneuver their lives like ninjas. Show us a Mom anywhere and we will show you a multitasking genius. CEOs should  bow down to these mavericks. In fact 24 people across the country actually applied for the ‘World’s Toughest Job’ and were blown away to find the ‘Director of Operations’ position was really a fake ad for Moms. Talk about perspective!

Seeing all that your Mom has done or continues to do for you, don’t you think she deserves the right to get what she really wants this year? We love Moms and have populated our Mother’s Day Sale with every kind of Mom in mind. Let Mom be herself and jeez call her once in a while, will you?

 

Product Spotlight: Dr. Martens Brooklee Boots

Dr MartnsWell it’s official nothing beats holiday stress like baby shoes, especially when they are Dr. Martens flowered combat boots.

These beauties are perfect for the mom and baby that are anything but traditional. Who wouldn’t swoon to see a toddler strutting their stuff in a pair of Docs, like they own the place? Because if oohs and aahs are any judge, their pretty much do. A piece of free gift giving advice? People have enough stuff. They have rooms and shelves collecting dust full of stuff they don’t know what to do with but are to kind to throw away. Why not break the mold this year and get them memories instead. Sure one day the little loves of your choice will grow out of the shoes you painstakingly chose for them. But you know what will never expire? Smiles, laughter and even a moment’s respite from the stress of the season. So go against the norm with a brand that knows no other way.