12.11.2013

Christmas Gifts for your Runner

A fellow runner commented the other day that what she loves about running is that she only needs her shoes. She can grab her shoes and go! Yes, that is true to an extent but it is the element of running that does make it easy to fit into anyone's life. With that said, it is obvious that one great gift idea for the runner in your life is....
shoes.

SHOES! My go-to for running shoes is kindrunner. I am a kindrunner ambassador but even if I wasn't, I would be telling you about this place. There is free three-way shipping and they have some cool things going on in the month of December. First, for every purchase made in December kindrunner is donating an additional $5 to Soles 4 Souls. Did I mention that when you buy a pair of shoes you can ship back an old pair at no cost to be donated to Soles 4 Souls? Your old shoes will became a very appreciated pair of new shoes for someoone in need! Second, kindrunner knows how to celebrate the holidays and select shoes will be up to 25% off in the month of December! If that isn't enough, third, if you aren't part of kindrunner yet let me know via this form. I will submit your information to kindrunner (on Mondays), they will email you back with purchasing information, you make your first purchase, and they will give you a FREE gift (up to $15 in value). But this is only good throughout December and you need to fill out the form. So why not buy your runner a new pair of shoes or why not yourself? Don't know what to buy? Try out the Custom Fit Process and those kindrunners will give you lots of good tips designed just for you!

SOCKS! Okay, you got your runner some shoes but trust me, I am pretty certain they wouldn't complain about a new pair of socks! Why not a nice comfy pair of good running socks and avoid all cotton if you are new to picking out socks. Please don't give your loved one blisters. I personally love the ones with built-in arch support (it is minimal but nice) and go for low cut. No show is a bit too low for me as the back of my shoes may rub against my ankle. Not fun.

FUEL! Do you have a distance or endurance runner on your gift list? Perhaps some nice gels would be a treat. I am a VegaSport fan but honestly, look and see what your runner loves and tuck a few gels in their stocking. If nothing else, any fitness enthusiastic would appreciate a protein or recovery drink. Once again, I go for VegaSport and dig their all-in-one nutritional shake as it provides some carbs, some protein, some vitamins, and some probiotics. The added plus - it is dairy free, gluten free, and soy free. Who won't love that?

TUNES! Does your runner run to music? Many do so why not give them the gift of music! This is truly easy as giving them an iTunes gift card. I know you may want to give more than a gift card but honestly, this is one gift I would truly appreciate. I don't often spend money on myself to buy music. I know it doesn't cost a lot to get a few songs but still, I resist. Getting a iTunes card is an easy way to allow myself to indulge in new songs!

FOAM ROLLER! Does your runner have achy muscles? Perhaps it is time to get rolling and ease those aches and pains in a way that hurts so good! There are a ton to select from so I am sure you can find one that is the perfect fit for your runner's needs. I am using a basic foam roller but those with the added bumps and grooves look mighty interesting!

I hope that gives you a few ideas for this year. If you need more, feel free to check out my list of 8 Affordable Gifts for Active People that I shared last year. Want something a bit craftier or need a gift for a non-runner? Check out this last minute {crafty} gift idea!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for warm sweaters.
Daily Affirmation: I am a beautiful person.

6 comments:

  1. this is a great list :) my favorite running socks are feetures!

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  2. Anonymous9:38 AM

    I just bought my husband a golf ball muscle roller, got pretty good deal on it, hes been wanting one for awhile and i finally found one! :)
    http://zzathletics.com/Golf-Ball-Muscle-Roller-Massager-GBMR1.htm

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