2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR RUNNERS
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your life? Look no further! These are just a few of my favorite running "things". I personally own and use all of these products on a regular basis and swear by them. I hope you love them too!
$1.50 to $3.00
Who doesn't love stickers?! Add a few these awesome stickers to your favorite runner's stocking - they are the perfect way to show off finishing a new distance or tackling a big race!
SWEATY BANDS HEADBANDS
$14.99 to $19.99
Brand obsession #2 right here people! Sweaty Bands headbands are hands down my favorite headbands, and for a good reason. These bad boys do not slip AT ALL. They are backed with a velvet lining which keeps them perfectly in place all day, no matter what. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, and widths.
RUNNER'S 2022 DAILY DESK CALENDAR
This fun and inspirational 2022 desk calendar contains 316 dated pages decorated with original illustrations and motivational quotes. It's a permanent fixture on my desk!
ZYIA DISTANCE BLACK REFLECTIVE COMPRESSION SLEEVES
Every runner needs a good set of arm warmers in their gear arsenal. Perfect for those in between seasons, these warmers are the bomb. Ultra comfy, warm and the reflective detail on the wrist and forearm puts them over the top in my book!
(Available in size XS-S and M-L)
$19.99 to $34.99
We all hope they won't, but sometimes, accidents happen. Wearing a RoadID on my shoe gives me piece of mind that if something happens and my phone is smashed, my loved ones will be notified. RoadID's come a variety of shapes and sizes too. Wear one on your wrist like a bracelet, attach it to your watch band or affix it to your shoe. Another must have piece of safety gear!
$25 to $35
There are three products I am truly OBSESSED with and Goodr Sunglasses are one of them! Inexpensive, polarized, perfect fit without any bounce, these sunglasses are nothing short of perfection! They come in a variety of colors, lens types (mirrored or not), sizes and shapes. Literally the only sunglasses I wear anymore!
AMPHIPOD HYDRAFORM™ ERGO-LITE™ HANDHELD
$23.50 to $30.00
Some prefer hydration vests, but I just can't get onboard with them for anything other than hiking. Hydration is so important while on the run though. That's why I love my Amphipod handheld water bottles. Super comfortable with an ergonomic fit, moisture wicking sleeve to keep your hands sweat free and a bit of storage space as a bonus!
LFG RUNNER CAP
$30 (on sale for $25!)
If I'm not donning my Goodrs out on the run, you can bet I'm wearing this amazingly lightweight, sweat wicking awesome runners cap! Incredible ventilation to keep you from overheating, machine washable and reflective (if you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of reflective running gear - safety first kids!)!
$34 to $46
I'm a big fan of wearing leggings with pockets for my runs, but sometimes you need a bit more storage space for that mid-run fuel. Enter the amazing Flipbelt. This bad boy has tons of storage space for gels, your phone, ID and more, yet it doesn't bounce, slip or chafe. Magic!
MOJI MINI PRO MASSAGE TOOL
The Moji Mini Pro Massage Tool makes an amazing stocking stuffer! It is perfect for any runner, especially those prone to IT band, calf, quad or hamstring soreness. I love to carry mine in my race gear bag or even my carry on when I travel. It's small and light but packs an amazing soreness relief punch when needed. Love, love, LOVE this thing!
Love to hate them, but the foam roller really is an important and useful tool to have in your running toolbox. Your sore muscles will thank you!
PR SOLES® SCONSET RECOVERY FLIP FLOPS
There is nothing better than kicking off your running shoes and letting your feet breathe after a long or hot race! Enter PR Soles Recovery Flip Flops to save the day. The amazing cushion helps massage your tired feet bringing you sweet, sweet relief. Love these!
RUNNER - SWEATSHIRT - UNISEX
Oh so soft and comfy, this awesome sweatshirt is available in unisex and women's sizing. Best of all, the amazing people behind For The Run give back to the community. A portion of every sale is donated to charity or other running related fundraising opportunities!
ZYIA BLACK REFLECTIVE POCKET LIGHT N TIGHT HI-RISE 7/8 24"
My absolute FAVORITE running tights. They don't slip or roll keeping you super comfortable and focused on your run instead of yanking up your pants. BONUS - they are reflective too...perfect for staying safe on those early morning or evening runs! If reflective leggings aren't your jam, the Light n Tight line is available in a rainbow of colors and lengths, with and without pockets too!
$92.50 (on sale now for only $49.95!)
Keep yourself and/or your favorite runner safe on those early morning or evening runs! This incredibly lightweight (and FUN!) vest offers powerful multi-color LED fiber optics with ultra-reflective 3M patterns and fluorescence. The Tracer2 maximizes visibility through changing light and weather conditions, and in the glare of headlights. I get SO MANY comments about this vest while I'm out on the run!
$92.50 (on sale now for only $49.95!)
If you love to run with your pup like me, this Noxgear Lighthound Harness is a MUST! Same great quality and visibility as the human version, just for your best friend.
ROADRUNNER SPORTS R-GEAR CUSTOM INSOLE
There are insoles and then there are INSOLES...these are 100% the latter! Roadrunner Sports has become by go to destination for running shoes for the last decade largely because of these incredible insoles. Unlike others on the market, these are custom molded to YOUR foot onsite. You'll definitely want to channel your inner Cinderella and check these out for yourself...there is nothing quite like a shoe that literally fits you like a glove thanks to these insoles. While you're there, be sure to have your running gait checked out - the experts at all Roadrunner Sports stores will help you find the best shoe for your specific needs!
$109 to $599
Ahhhhh...that's the sound you'll make after using this bad boy, especially after a long run. While the foam roller is great, the massage gun takes it up a notch and really works out those adhesions and knots. There are some higher priced models out there, but I found the less expensive ones like this work just as well for a fraction of the cost!
$159.95 (on sale now for $129.95!)
Sticking with the runner safety theme for a moment...if you or your runner likes to rock out to some tunes on the run, these wireless, open ear headphones are a must! These ultra comfortable bone conduction headphones allow you to jam out while staying in tune with your surroundings. Bonus - they are available in two sizes for those of us with smaller melons ;-).
GARMIN SMART RUNNING WATCH
$199 to $599
From simple GPS Smartwatch all the way up to advanced, Garmin sets the standard for running watches. I'm a data nerd, so I love my Garmin Fenix 6S Pro. Battery lasts about a week with 4 days of running and in full smartwatch mode (texts, notifications, etc.). Absolutely worth the investment for serious runners!
PERSONAL RUNNING COACH
$65.00/month to $585.00/year
While hiring a coach may seem extravagant, especially for recreational runners, the expertise and motivation they can provide is unmatched! Hiring a personal running coach to work with you or the special runner in your life can make all the difference when working toward a big goal. Not only do they provide accountability and motivation, but they work with you every step of the way to ensure you reach the start line healthy, confident and strong.