gift spotlight + giveaway.

by Janetha on November 19, 2011

in giveaway,product review

i drink a gallon of water a day. okay, most days. sometimes i fall short, but i always aim to hit that gallon. staying hydrated is extremely important to me! i get chronic UTIs (TMI?) and the only way to really prevent them is to drink a ton of water.

i always have a water bottle by my side. whether it be at my desk, in my car, at the gym, or at home, i always have a water bottle close. and yes, i have water bottles coming out my ears. that is one item that i really believe you can’t have too many of… right there with hoodies, miniature spoons and scarves. of course, that’s my opinion. marshall may tell you otherwise. (i am trying to keep those pesky collections at bay…)

anyway, when i try come up with ideas for christmas gifts to give, i always think of gifts i would like to receive. of COURSE a water bottle comes to mind. i can’t get enough of them!


you guys know i rave about contigo water bottles, and it’s true that they are my favorite. however, there are other brands of water bottles out there. i know, what a surprise! you wouldn’t think i knew this from the way i talk about contigo.

i was recently contacted by thermos and they asked if i would like to try out the new under armour hydration bottle featuring thermos vacuum insulation technology. who am i to turn down a water bottle? of course i took it.


i do like thermos bottles and have used them before. their insulation technology really does keep fluids cold for twelve hours.


the flip top with locking ring keeps germs our when you are on the go. there is also a flip up carrying loop.


and the push-button technology (complete with under armour logo) pops the top off for handy drinking capabilities.


the lid is made of BPA free plastic and screws off. the bottle itself is made of unbreakable stainless steel. it holds 18 ounces of fluid. the bottle is also leak proof.


this under armour bottle is available online or at dick’s sporting goods. it is $27.99 on the website. it would make such a great gift for literally anyone! everybody needs to drink!

i mentioned that i will be hosting a giveaway with each and every gift spotlight i post between now and christmas. here’s your chance to win an under armour bottle of your own (OR to give as a gift!)


to enter:

  • leave a comment below telling me something that is on YOUR christmas wish list this year. (if you don’t celebrate christmas, just tell me something you’ve been lusting after.)

that’s it! i don’t want to make things difficult. the winner will be announced monday the 21st.

remember, you can still enter the holiday card giveaway!

so.. i am still in my PJs and it’s 4:27! yikes.  i woke up feeling super sick in my throat/sinuses so i have taken it easy. i did put all my summer clothes into storage so at least i have been somewhat productive.

i am feeling a bit better, though, so i think i will head to the gym for a light lower body workout. only a few more days until my exercise restriction is over.

hope you are enjoying your weekend!

xo. janetha g.

full disclosure: i received a water bottle for free. i wasn’t paid for this post. the giveaway winnings are provided by thermos/under armour and i am not affiliated with them.

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Ashley November 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I’ve been looking at the Garmin 305, but I’m running my first 10k on Thanksgiving day. Lets hope I still like running afterwards ;)

Ashley November 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I need some new clothes BADLY! I love your blog… thanks for all the great tips!!

Megan November 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I am hoping to get a Shark little vacuum for Christmas! I want it to easily vacuum the stairs as well as under my table where Mia destroys tennis balls.

P.S. I swear I am going to email you the pic, I just haven’t found a good one where you can really see how similar the dogs are!

katie November 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm

im getting married in two weeks! already got the man of my dreams! now..all i want is for me and my new husb to put up our own Christmas tree!

Monica November 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

A puppy!! and a new water bottle ;)

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean November 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

new dishes for food photography!

Christin@purplebirdblog November 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I would love a Vita Mix for Christmas, but I’m not holding my breath ;)

Jess G November 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I’m a book nerd and I want a Kindle. :)

Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest November 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I’d love some isotoner smart touch gloves for Christmas!

Brianne November 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

A vitamix would be lovely :)

Melissa November 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I am hoping to get some lululemon workout gear for the holidays. It’s so much easier to go to the gym when you look cute!

Araceli Gutierrez November 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I’ve been wanting some new exercising shoes.

Becs in Britain November 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

I would love a Reebok Easy Tone fitted top :) I got to try one of these out for work and they are awesome! They give you super posture and you can really feel your muscles working differently – loved it! x

Michelle M. November 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

I’ve been wanting a Kindle fire! Here’s hoping Santa loves me :)

Brooke November 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

I would love a new laptop this year for Christmas. My battery is going in mine and the computer gets so hot I swear it is going to start on fire one of these days.

jordan November 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

i would really like a new ski jacket! mine is about 8 or 9 years old, so it’s definitely time for a new one :)

Jillian D. November 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

I really want a Clarisonic Mia!! I’ve heard wonderful things about them but can’t muster up the courage (and budget) to buy it!

Stephanie Green November 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

new iphone please!

Jennifer November 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

I would love a Kindle!

Kristie November 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

My wish list has seasons 3-6 of How I Met Your Mother… I’m obsessed with the show and really just want to spend all the cold winter evenings on my couch watching episodes :).

Cole November 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

I would love a new pair of Vibrams, but I have a feeling that might be on my “lust” list for awhile ;)

sarah November 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

hoooraayy this is a great giveaway!
i’m hoping for a spice set this year. I recently moved into an apartment and am spice-less!

Nikki November 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’ve begged my mom to get me a kitchen-aid stand up mixer. Hopefully this is the last batch of Christmas cookies I ever have to make with an ancient hand mixer. **fingers crossed

As for water bottles, I’ve always been a fan of Nalgene. They just never seem to break, and I prefer my water at room temperature so it works for that too.

Kacy November 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’d really like a Michael Kors watch I saw on a blog the other day. Or a yellow blazer. Or some other loud colored blazer. Yes, I would like those things.
I would also like that water bottle.

Hannah Hawley (@sirenical) November 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

Just in case I’m not too late!!!

I have books, books, and books galore on my wish list! Can’t get enough.

Jessica November 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

I don’t really have anything that I REALLY want…but since i am buying a new house, I am looking at all things house — area rugs, kitchen gadgets, etc so I would be thrilled to receive anything like that!

Kristen P November 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

Ooh I’m always on the lookout for new water bottles! I’m actually asking for workout goodies for Christmas this year. Particularly a new pair of running tights!

Sarah November 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

i’ll probably be asking for the standard Christmas request – winter clothes!

Kait November 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’ll keep it green:

mixing bowls with covers
reusable snack & sandwich bags
reusable produce bags

OH and puppy. <–I'm a kid like that!

colleenzo November 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

A Clarisonic rotating face brush is my expensive wish item this year. $119 for a clear face? Totally worth it!

Jillian @ sprinkle massacre November 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

I want 2 things: a Keurig and a Garmin Forerunner. Oh, and money.

Jenna Z November 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

I’m wishing for a milk frother so I can add foam to my chai and hot coco!

Shannon November 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

honestly i haven’t even thought about a list for myself, i’m just really excited to give away some of my tomato jam as gifts :)

Lisa November 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

I want Just Dance 3 and Michael Jackson Experience!!!!

Julie November 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

I think the biggest thing on my wishlist is lazy mornings where I can sleep in! My days are so busy it is hard to work, workout and sleep.

Jenny November 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

I would really like a new pair of running sneakers!

LG November 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

I really want the Peas & Thank You cookbook!

Jaime D. November 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I really want a Keurig Coffee Machine – soooo easy to make coffee every morning!

Christin November 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I really want a juicer…a must have for eating more veggies! :)

Helen November 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I am in love with a Reem Acra dress for my wedding but with a $5K+ price tag, the only way I’ll be getting it is in my dreams!

Prathiba November 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I think a new TV would be nice. But, I also love getting books for Christmas.

Katy A November 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

On my Xmas list this yr is adjustable dumbbells so I can start the Body for Life! :-) Oh and these awesome big latte mugs!

Katrina November 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I would really love a Garmin watch for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Elise November 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I have been wanting a Garmin 405… and some winter workout gear!

Jil W November 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

A trip to somewhere warm with just my husband…

Jess November 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I desperately want a Sonicare toothbrush!

zoe November 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

I want a juicer for x-mas! can i put juice in this water bottle? :)

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