Now that Thanksgiving is over, it feels we are heading full speed into holiday mode. I’ve been shopping for others and making a list of things that catch my eye along the way. I don’t know about you, but I love holiday gift guides for new ideas. So just like in 2014 and 2015, I have put together a list of gift ideas for runners. I tried to include many different kinds of ideas, from books to gadgets to fuel and more. Hopefully this will help you find the perfect gift for a runner in your life (or for yourself!)
Make sure you check out the end of this post for a giveaway!
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Born To Run: My favorite running book that will definitely inspire you, and may even get you to take up trail running.
How Bad Do You Want It?: Work on training that brain to help you PR in your next race.
Hit Reset: Learn about yoga poses that are essential for specific body types and needs!
Compete Training Journal: Start off the new year with a place to track your goals.
Lumo Run: How cool does this look? It helps to monitor your running form and gives you suggestions for improving it!
Garmin 235: The newest Garmin with wrist-based heart rate monitoring.
Wireless Headphones- Jabra Sport: Ditch the wires so you can focus on running and still listen to your favorite music or podcast.
Milestone Pod: A tracking device worn on your shoe that syncs with an app to provide data including pace, distance, steps, mileage, and more.
Road ID: In case of an emergency, its important to have contact information in an easy to find place while you are out running!
Be Seen: These arm bands light up so you can be seen if you are out running in the dark.
Headlamp: This will not only help you to be seen, but will also help you to see where you are going if you are running in the dark.
Sabre Pepper Spray: For those of us who run alone, its important to be able to protect ourselves if we end up in danger while out on a run.
Personal Alarm: If you don’t feel comfortable carrying pepper spray, another option is a personal alarm that will hopefully get the attention of someone nearby.
Knuckle Lights: Rather than wearing a headlamp, try these knuckle lights that are simple worn around your hands to light the way.
Gift Cards for Runners
Everyone loves a gift card, right? Here are some suggestions for places runners love to shop!
Local Running Store
These are the three brands that I wear the most. You may want to do some investigating to see if the runner you are buying for has a favorite running sock!
Flip Belt: I use this to carry my phone on almost all my runs. I have also worn it during races to carry gels and ID. The new ones have a hook for a key so it won’t fall out while you are running!
Body Glide: A necessity for all runners!
Sunglasses: I think every runner should have at least one pair of sunglasses. I like to have a back up pair because I tend to lose or break them easily!
Yaktrax: These provide traction while running in the snow or in areas that are icy.
Gloves: These have media touch screen-friendly fingertips and snot wipe on the thumb!
Headband: I like this one that has a place for your ponytail! (I also used to have a hat by this company)
Neck Warmer: This Lululemon neck warmer is going on my wish list. It looks so cute and comfy!
Arm Sleeves: Great for fall running or to add an extra layer while running in the cold.
Foam Roller: The grid is my favorite foam roller, but if you have never foam rolled before I would start with something a little softer first.
Marathon Stick: Perfect for traveling or for hitting spots that are hard to get with the foam roller.
Gift Certificate for Massage
Gift Certificate for Pedicure
Nuun: An electrolyte tablet that gets dropped in water. The flavors are delicious- I drink this both during runs and throughout the day.
Enduropacks: A liquid electrolyte that gets added to water. No sugar, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.
Tailwind: This gets mixed with water for fueling on the go. Provides calories, nutrition, and hydration. I haven’t had a chance to try these yet (although I won them from Wendy a while back!) but I hear they are really easy on the stomach!
Honey Stinger Waffles: I eat these before runs and they are really easy to digest.
Fun Stuff for Runners
Medal/Bib Display: Show off that hard-earned medal and bib!
Motivational Bracelet: I have one that says “Run Strong”. I like to wear it during a tough workout or a race.
Runner’s Beer Glass: Because after a run we definitely earned that beer, right?
Runner’s Wine Glass: The perfect gift for the runner who loves wine.
I put together several goodies from this list that I will be giving away!
Giveaway includes: Born to Run (my favorite running book!), Compete Training Journal, a Milestone Pod, 2 tubes of Nuun Hydration (Lemon Lime and Citrus Fruit), a Flip Belt (Royal Blue, Medium), and a Be Seen Bracelet (Yellow)
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open until 12am on December 10th, 2016. Open to anyone in the US or Canada.
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Which of these gifts are you planning to get for someone (or for yourself?!)