We’re coming down to the wire, folks! Lucky for you, there’s still a lot of options for Christmas gifts for your favorite runners (or maybe even for yourself!
For the runner who’s always cold … the Oiselle Quilted Yeti ($128). Imagine how cozy she’ll be after a nice long run, or after a race, or just chilling on a rest day! It’s available in three colors on oiselle.com.
Brutally honest and super cute, there’s something for every runner from Sarah Marie Design Studio. You’ve probably seen the mileage tees (like Run All the Miles, Eat All the Donuts), but she has plenty of other awesome designs that would make the runner in your life very happy! Available at some running stores and online at sarahmariedesignstudio.com.
Do you have a trail runner in your life? Check out Territory Run Co, a Portland, Oregon based lifestyle brand. Everything is trail running-inspired, from the Wildwood tees, to the crew socks, to the tech long-sleeve shirts, like this Run Wild, Run Free tee. Available at some running stores and online at territoryrun.co.
Gifts that Give All Year Long
Subscription boxes are everywhere these days, and there are several that cater to runners. The Picky Club sends out boxes of bars, oatmeal, and granola from Picky Bars — just choose the frequency! The Misto Club is a coffee subscription box where the recipient can choose the origin, grind, and roast their coffee delivery, and if your runner is also a reader and coffee drinker, check out My Coffee and Book Club, delivering coffee and books! Not seeing anything you’re super interested in? Just google subscription boxes and you’ll be up to your ears in choices!
Make Their Heart Race
You know what else runners love? Race entries! Many race companies will now allow you to buy gift cards that runners can use toward their next entry fee. Find out what he or she is looking to train for, and voila! You’ve just become the number one gift giver!
It’s true that runners always need shoes, but those are nearly impossible to buy. If you don’t know the size, or style, or even the color palette your runner likes, it could be a disaster! But if you really want to give shoes, here are a couple of tips:
1- Take a picture of their current shoe, and bring it in to your local store. The associates can help you find that same shoe (or something similar). Bonus: most local shops have great return policies, so even if it’s not quite right, your runner can exchange it.
2- If you know the shop that your runner frequents, chances are they have a record of what he or she has purchased in the past. An associate can help you find that perfect shoe and size!
3- Buy a gift card to your local run shop, and ask the associate for an empty shoebox. That way you can wrap it up like you’re giving shoes, but you leave the choice up to the recipient.
Even if none of these ideas strike your fancy, I highly recommend going to visit the pros at your local running shop. They’ll have plenty of products in mind that any runner will love because chances are, they’re lusting after those products too!
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