“Giving a gift is a universal way to show interest, appreciation, and gratitude, as well as strengthen bonds with others.”
I’ve talked about my preference for giving experiences over gifts, but the truth is we also NEED things as runners and sometimes it’s nice to get them from someone else as a sign that they support our lunacy.
Interestingly I created this list a few years ago, but found that I would still recommend every single one of these products! So I’ve updated the links to keep your shopping fast and easy!
Ice Cleats ($9)
We don’t earn our title of being “crazy runners” by avoiding the weather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little safer too. Ice Cleats fit easily over existing shoes to provide some traction in the winter weather.
Low cut compression socks ($12 x 3 pairs)
You’ve seen plenty of runners in colorful knee high compression socks, but sometimes all we need is something to hug our tired feet. I’ve fallen in love with low cut compression socks to wear during runs and with regular shoes.
SaltStick Electrolyte Capsules ($20)
It doesn’t make my must have list every year for no reason! Cramps are the foe of every runner and I’ve seen these help many keep them at bay.
TrailHeads Women’s Headband with Ponytail Holder ($20)
While I tend to opt for a full on beanie usually, that’s to hot for many runners who simply want to keep their ears warm. This one is bonus awesome because of the ponytail hole which just makes it easier to wear.
Throw Away Gloves ($9 for 6)
I know you are think, what the h$%*, but every runner has found themselves on a cold starting line wishing they had a pair of gloves…but not an expensive pair they’d need to hold on to for the duration of the race. Nope just a cheap pair they can toss when they warm up.
Disposable Ponchos ($8 x 5)
To go along with those gloves, having a few ponchos around means no worries about staying dry on race morning! If we only have one we get weird about potentially throwing it away!
Runner Ornament ($8)
Of course you can decorate the tree with medals, but the rest of the family might prefer to continue seeing ornaments. These are super cute and come in male, female, blonde, brunette, African American.
Running Temporary Tattoo ($12)
Race day can always use a little extra a motivation and being able to put our names on our face or arm or wear 26.2 for the rest of the weekend is a great way to celebrate.
Forward is a Pace ($24.29)
Of course I have to do a shameless plug for these new shirts cause they are both hilarious and cute. Use code RUNTOTHEFINISH to get 10% any shirt which makes it the price listed.
Curamin Extra Strength ($19)
Running is good for us, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t creating inflammation and of course sometimes just pooped from months of marathon mileage. It’s harmful to the kidneys for runners to use NSAIDS, so instead help us feel great with this natural alternative. It’s truly one I swear by.
Trigger Point Foam Massage Ball ($14)
It’s a bit of an evil gift because it’s painful to use, but they really will thank you!! It’s perfect for traveling and being able to work out those knots to ensure we come home feeling great.
Click for 10 more fitness stocking stuffer ideas (like a light for your shoe pictured above) and if that’s still not enough time to look for some more creative running gifts or the splurge worthy options!
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