Gift Idea #2 - for the Athletic/Adventurer

This may be my favorite category: I love sports and I love the outdoors.  Now let's get right to the fabulous give-away! I am so excited to tell you about Jo and Jax: a dance and active wear company, founded by professional dancers and sisters Joey & Jackie. Have you ever watched So You Think You Can Dance? I watch every episode:) Did you know Jo is Joey Dowling-Fakhrieh? Let's all admit she is pretty fantastic. The sisters have also been Radio City Rockettes and danced in/choreographed for "In the Heights", "Chicago" and more - so they know what makes a great piece of work out clothing. Today's give-away is their popular Racer Back Tank (you pick the color: black, blue, coral or emerald). 

My favorite picks from Jo and Jax are the slack pants, commit tee and I wish I had a reason to wear a leo because this one is amazing! I checked to see if it came in child's small for my 5 year old but they don't make it till children's medium - I'll have to wait a few years.

Now for some other ideas...

This present is a must. My husband is really hard to buy for and he likes presents to be a surprise. I surprised him with spikeball for his birthday, and it has been the best present I have ever gotten him. Spikeball is a 2 on 2 game that is a mix between volleyball and foursquare. It is a blast to play. Watch this video to see it in action. Since we are in grad school we got the more affordable version Slammo and think it might be better.  You will not regret this purchase.


I love to cycle and finally purchased my first paper of cycle shoes last year.  This Christmas I really want to get a good pair of cycling shorts. I have done my research and I think these by Shebeest are the pair to buy. My friend (and cycle instructor) Jessie really promotes these shorts, and they are also a staff pick from team estrogen

Here's a really cool new product that my sister showed me; she owns it and is a big promoter of it.  The biolite is a camping stove that can also charge your technology - so your iPhone can charge while you are out in the woods. Or you can keep your phone charged and your fingers warm during a mid-winter blackout. Always good to be prepared!

I polled my friends and asked them for their favorite sport accessory. A common reply: heart rate monitor. My best friend Jenna has the Garmin 405 cx and loves it (it's discontinued now, but they have plenty of others to choose from!).

Other top picks from my family and friends were luxstreme pants, nike running shorts, nike sports bras, joandjax slack pants, and athleta running tights

In the spirit of giving, these give-aways work a little differently than is typical. Entering the give-away is simple: all you have to do is tag via (@whitefielddesign) on instagram or share via ( on facebook. The twist: the person you tagged/shared with is entered to win. If you friend Tags/Shares you back double your chances to win.

Give-away Rules

-To enter the give-away, entrants must like the give-away company on FB or instagram and on that social media (via the associated Whitefield Design post) share with or tag the person they think would like that gift; winners will be the person tagged or shared with.

-Entrants have from the first day of the post till Thanksgiving to enter as many people as they want. 

-Winners must be in the United States and can’t have won a give-away of that item this year.

-All winners will be announced on Black Friday.