The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

By Connect Sports Staff, December 5, 2016

Gift Guide HipstickHipstik Tights

Constricting. Itchy. Muffin top. These are all words that come to mind when you think of tights. But these are no more, thanks to Hipstik Legwear, a women-owned company that has invented what no woman previously thought possible: comfortable tights. Made with a pretty lace waistband, opaque Hipstik tights won’t dig into your skin, but they will create a seamless shape under skirts and dresses. Consider these a gift to you, from you. $28


Gift Guide ChromecastChromecast Audio

Google’s Chromecast Audio may make DJs obsolete, or at least provide an alternative for planners looking to save on AV options. The small device plugs into a speaker and allows for live streaming via Wi-Fi from your phone or tablet anywhere your network reaches—even if it’s a floor away from the speaker. Buy it quickly enough and it could be the hit of your company’s holiday party. $35


Gift Guide FitBit Charge 2Fitbit Charge 2

By now, you’re a veteran of wearable tech. That means it’s time to upgrade your wristwear. The Fitbit Charge 2 goes beyond measuring heart rate and fitness levels to include guided breathing sessions and sport-specific exercise tracking. Both speak perfectly to parents looking for an early morning run or yoga session before theevents begin. A pulse reminder to get in 250 steps per hour is a good prod to stand up too. $150



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