Christmas Wish List~2012

After last week’s rewind and round-up of great holiday gift guides, I felt inclined to share my own Christmas Wish List, so here it is!

Running Gear


Women’s GTD Tights ($75.00)~A compression fit running tight designed with stretch elastane fabric at body with breathable mesh panels at sides and back of knee for maximum ventilation where you need it most. Stretch fabrication permits unrestricted movement, while VaporWick® technology aids with moisture management to keep you cool and dry. Calf zip promote easy on/off. Secure zip pocket at back.

hatDryLine Ponytail Toque ($29.99)~This toque has a hole in the back to reduce the bulk when your hair is in a ponytail. Dryline is a moisture wicking fabric that will help to pull moisture away from your head and help keep you warmer.

soxFitsok CX3 QTR 3 pack ($29.99 for 3 pairs)~This ultra-engineered sock is constructed with Coolmax® to provide paramount moisture wicking and cooling technology. The CX3 is a lightweight compression sock that ensures an anatomically snug fit and spun Coolmax® offers a super-soft hand to promote comfort. The CX3 is available in Low and Quarter lengths. Features & Benefits: The innovative Flowtek Channel Technology promotes airflow on all sides of the fott, dispersing heat and moisture to result in cooler, drier feet. Precision Toe provides a contoured fit and eliminates bunching and irritation at the end of the foot. Maximum arch support alleviates foot fatigue by providing a supportive fit around the arch. Engineered heel reinforces the shape of the heel to reduce discomfort and stabilize ankle support. Left-right foot construction allows for a precise fit. Using Coolmax, Sorbtek, Isolwool, Shadow Yarn and other advanced fabrics, the Superior Fabric Technology promotes airflow and moisture management.

glovesWomen’s Etip Gloves ($40.00)~Comfortably work your phone, MP3 player, or laptop mouse pad with warm hands thanks to gripper palm and click-wheel-compatible thumb and index finger. Stretch knit shell ideal for three-season wear. Women-specific fit and sizing.


Speedlaces ($5.95)~On a typical running shoe, the lacing winds back & forth in a matrix of friction. This is why shoes are hard to get on & off, difficult to adjust, sometimes very uncomfortable, and lack support & stability.

sports bra

Sports Bra ($35.98)~MATERIAL: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex® , Drylite™ Liner FEATURES: Moisture management, Medium support, Anti-abrasion labeling, Reflective logo, Stretch mesh insert on back for ventilation

run shirt

Long Sleeve running shirt ($40.00)~We took our popular moisture-wicking EZ T fabric and added long sleeves so that you can wear it in cooler weather. Then we added a running print to inspire you. Looks and feels like a comfy t-shirt, but performs like a tech tee. Trouble deciding what to wear? It’s EZ. • Fit: Semi-fitted • Front/back 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity • Moisture-moving, and super soft, with a touch of stretch • Flatlock seams prevent chafing

running jacket

Cold Weather Running jacket ($150.00)~Proving that less really is more, this super-lightweight run jacket packs a big punch with a high tech aluminum membrane so you can stay warm without adding extra layers. • Fit: Semi-fitted • Aluminum membrane creates more warmth with minimal weight • Windproof and water-resistant • 360° of 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity • Cozy cuffs with thumbholes and flip-mitt • Venting at back arm holes • Moisture-proof media pocket

Other Stuff


Subscription to VegNews Magazine ($20 for one year)

Good Luck Elephant Sweatshirt ($48.00)~An elephant with it’s trunk raised means good luck. And it’s true that all of us, elephants especially, can use a little good luck. The giant herbivore is living proof that eating plants isn’t going to cause anybody to wither away. Let’s honor elephants and leave them alone to live their elephant lives.

Let Them Eat Vegan

Let them Eat Vegan ($12.86) by Dreena Burton~Vegan food has come a long way in the past decade. The once ubiquitous dry, packaged veggie burger is no longer the poster child for an animal-free diet. It has evolved into a creative, sophisticated cuisine touted by the likes of Food & Wine magazine. Long at the fore of vegan blogging and cooking, Dreena Burton has been known for making healthy taste delicious. Let Them Eat Vegan! distills more than fifteen years of recipe development that emphasize unrefined, less-processed ingredients–no white flour or white sugar, but instead whole-grain flours, natural sweeteners, raw foods, and plenty of beans ’n greens. There’s no relying on meat analogues here, either–just hearty, healthy food that looks and tastes great. As the mother of three young girls, Burton always keeps their nutrition–and taste buds–in mind. From the simplest comfort foods like Warm “Vegveeta” Cheese Sauce to the more sophisticated Anise-and Coriander-Infused Orange Lentil Soup, these recipes will delight and inspire even the pickiest eaters and provide lifelong vegans with the innovative, wholesome recipes they’ve always wanted.


Ogio Endurance Collection Bag ($50-160)~Features are dependent on which size bag you choose. Several different colors to choose from as well.

Kitchen Things


Weck Canning Jars (Crate & Barrel, $3-5)~Unlike other canning jars, Wecks feature an open tapered shape that’s easier to fill and empty, rust-free glass lids (no can opener required), and sealing gaskets that are easy to check at a glance. Jars stack for convenient storage.


Silpat Baking Mat ($24.99)~Reinforced, siliconized rubber mat makes any baking sheet non-stick replacing the need for parchment paper. Mat can be used 3,000 times and is easy to clean. Heat resistant up to 480°. No greasing required.


food processor

Cuisinart Mini-Prep Food Processor ($39.95)~The streamlined Mini-Prep Plus easily dispatches those small but time-consuming prep tasks, from chopping herbs to grinding nuts. At the push of a button, its touch-pad controls switch from Chop to Grind – so you don’t have to stop to change the blade. Compact but powerful. Easy-to-clean electronic touch-pad controls. Razor-sharp stainless-steel auto-reversing blade lets you switch from Chop to Grind instantly. Use the Chop setting to mince nuts, garlic and herbs, and chop onions without tears. Use the Grind to pulverize spices and prepare pesto, sauces or spreads. Stainless steel housing; plastic bowl.

Big Ticket Items


KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer ($349.95)~The tilt-head feature and generous 5-quart capacity make the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer the ultimate in user-friendly design. Features 10 speeds and KitchenAid’s unique planetary mixing action, driven by a powerful 325-watt motor. Rugged all-metal construction ensures long life and quiet operation, and rubber feet anchor it securely while in use. The Artisan has a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, with ergonomic handle and clear plastic pouring shield, but it can also accommodate the 3- and 4.5-quart bowls. **Tons of colors to choose from, my fave is the cobalt blue!**


Adobe Photoshop CS6 ($19.99/month, $699 for full product)~Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 software delivers even more imaging magic, new creative options, and the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine for blazingly fast performance. Retouch with new Content-Aware features, and create superior designs as well as movies using new and re imagined tools and workflows. Upgrade to Photoshop CS6 for unparalleled speed, power, and productivity. A fresh, elegant interface features groundbreaking new design tools — including Content-Aware Patch, a new Blur Gallery, a faster and more precise Crop tool, intuitive video creation, and more.

camera wide angle lens

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens ($489.99)~Ultra-wide-angle lens for serious applications. Easy to hold and carry at 14.3 oz. (405g). Floating rear focusing system. Sharp images are obtained at all subject distances.

macro lens

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens ($269.99)~A superior-performance lens offering excellent optics and focusing from infinity down to one-half life size (0.5x). Its nine-element design features a floating optical system, which ensures top-notch performance even at close focusing distances. Light and compact, it functions beautifully as a general-purpose normal lens. The optional accessory Life Size Converter EF enables focusing down to life size (1:1), and actually increases working distance – very desirable in close-up shooting.


Canon EF 35mm f/2 ($319.99)~Fast 35mm wide-angle lens. With a minimum focusing distance of only 0.8 ft. (25cm), you can approach the subject closer and still obtain a more natural wide-angle effect. You can even obtain good background blur for portraits.

Keep in mind, I did say these were BIG ticket items, it’s my wish list, so a girl can dream big right?

When I began this post, I only had a couple items in mind to write about, but then the post took on a life of it’s own and more items kept being added. Remember, this is a wish list, by no means do I expect to receive most of these items!

What’s on your wish list?


5 thoughts on “Christmas Wish List~2012

  1. Sally

    I am in dire need of new compression running pants. I ahve to check those out! and a new camera lens is on my list as well. Sadly, it’s over $2,000 for the one I want. Ugh! Won’t be getting that anytime soon! What a great list – you reminded me of things I want as well 🙂

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