gift guide 101: brands we love
It's November, which means it's time to start brainstorming for the holiday season (or maybe you already have). It’s easy enough to ask those in your life specifically what they want for holiday gifting, but where’s the fun in that? This year, we put together a list of items from some of our favorite brands that will leave your loved ones (or yourself!) feeling energized, recovered, and ready to embark on the next adventure.
They said it best: “Hunger Happens. Barebell helps.” Looking for a stocking stuffer this season? Give the gift of snacking! These are great as post-workout fuel or for a midday snack. And can we talk about the flavors? Gooey Chocolate Dough, Hazelnut & Nougat, Cookies & Cream- just to name a few. They also recently dropped their plant-based bars which totally live up to their whey predecessors.
No one enjoys the crash that follows one too many cups of coffee, but we’re well aware that sometimes we need some assistance in getting through (or even starting) a tough workout. Enter: NOCCO. NOCCO is the beverage to your workout as Robin is to Batman. They’re made with BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) and vitamins, are low-calorie, sugar-free (no crash) and have a kick of carbonation.
For the powerful women in your life, give the gift of luxury, technicality, and sophistication, all wrapped up in athleisure. Think, gear that would stand up in a marathon or triathlon that also looks sophisticated enough to wear in the office or out on the town. Not the easiest of tasks to accomplish, but Alala delivers. From matching sets to outwear, Alala’s got something for every woman in your life.
It’s no secret that recovery has been the topic of conversation these days. Instead of “Go hard or go home,” we’re hearing, “Train hard, recover harder.” This is where Hypervice comes in. With a full line-up of different products, Hypervice is soothing to your sore muscles. Helping us find tension relief and aiding to prime our bodies to continue to do what we love. The best part? Hypervice isn’t just for the elite athletes out there. It’s for anyone looking to feel (and move) their best through each and every one of their pursuits.
With a small fleet of products including ready to drink coffee and espresso to creamers, ground coffee, and pods, Super Coffee is here to keep you fueled with ingredients that taste great and are just as great for you. Think low in sugar, high in protein, and super ingredients like MCT Oil, Monk Fruit and Milk Protein Isolate.
Quality, functional, and versatile products. From planners to suit cases, duffel bags and more, built to withstand all of your travels–and we’re not just speaking to the literal meaning of traveling. Nomatic supports those who are always on the move, whether that’s moving from one place to another, furthering their career, personal goals, and more.
You’re reaching for any old jerky at the store and to your surprise, it’s loaded with sugar...why? Fear not! Think Jerky to the rescue. Not only do they partner with some of the world’s best Chefs, but they’re heavily focused on using only the healthiest ingredients, which includes sustainably-raised 100% grass-fed beef or 100% natural turkey.
BLACK WOLF NATION
It’s not everyday that skincare is a hot topic for men but Black Wolf Nation is changing that conversation. Founded by two young guys, they’re no stranger to the variety of skincare issues that guys cna experience. From body and face wash to moisturizer, after shave, sunscreen, and more, BWN is at the ready to help you find a simple but effective skincare routine.
WOLF & SHEPHERD
You can bid adieu to the days of having to sacrifice comfort for style. Wolf & Shepherd is seamlessly blending the two to produce footwear for men that will keep up with all of their pursuits. What are their shoes actually like? Think of blending the sophistication of our Commuter Line with the flexibility and athleticism found in our Reign or Essentials Training Collections within footwear. Boom. Wolf & Shepherd.