Good morning and happy Tuesday!
I have a special holiday-themed post for you today…
Gift Guide: What to get the special runner in your life.
Running shoes– new running shoes would be a welcome gift for any runner, but beware, runners are very particular about their running shoes. What works for one runner, may not work for another. I’m a Brooks girl- specifically these or these. If you are unsure what your runner prefers, take a peek in their closet.
Running clothes– A runner can never have too much running clothes. If you’re unsure of sizing, a giftcard to their favorite specialty run shop (like Fit2Run!) would be perfect. I’m not picky about my tank tops and will often buy whatever is cheapest, but I do enjoy these. For shorts, the biggest thing to consider is: brief or no-brief. I love my shorts with a built-in brief, and really prefer these, these, or these.
Socks– Want to put a smile on your runners face, get them nice running socks. My faves are Feetures and Smartwool, but the few times I have forgotten to bring socks and had to make an emergency Target run, I have turned to these, and actually really love them.
GPS running watch– ALWAYS a nice gift! You can’t go wrong with a Garmin.
Road ID– Peace of mind is always a great gift. Last year, I got everyone in my family a Road ID bracelet. Each bracelet comes engraved with name, in-case-of-emergency contact, and medical history.
Recovery tools– CEP compression sleeves or a new foam roller will earn you major brownie points.
Headphones– I love my Beats by Dre, but didn’t love the pricetag. Runners go through headphones a lot; I think a couple cheap pairs of brightly colored buds/clips would make a great stocking stuffer.
Magazine subscriptions– I’m kind of old-school and love print magazines. They are convenient to throw in a gym bag. Runner’s World and Women’s Running are my faves. Most local running shops carry Competitor, which is a free running mag; you could pick up a copy to include in your runners’ stocking. Save them a trip to the store! 😉
Gift subscriptions– A gift subscription to Audible or Oyster Books would make a great gift for the runner who likes to read.
Race entry– Know of an upcoming race your runner would like to participate in? Gift their entry!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas:
Fuel– your runners favorite fuel would bring cheer to any stocking. I’m a fan of GU packets. You can pick up singles at a local speciality run shop or at Sports Authority.
Nuun– Staying hydrated can get boring; Nuun doesn’t.
Clip light/flashlight– Safety out on the road is nothing to be taken lightly; a nice clip light to see and be seen makes all the difference. I love my Nathan Orion. But, also some cheap mini flashlights would make a great gift.
Antibacterial wipes– I’m a runner. I get sweaty. Wipies are where it’s at!
Hair ties– they are constantly disappearing, so a runner can never have too many.
Question of the day
What’s missing from my list?