gifts for runners

Gifts for the runner who has everything

We all know those runners - they have the matching gear, the shoes, the GPS watches, the reflective gear, the right socks for any weather, the hats, the gloves. So, what do you get this person? We've come up with some fun, interesting gifts that would make us smile and excited to unwrap.

-JACKERY MINI A portable charger for phone or computer. It's lightweight, only 2.72 oz., so you can charge your iPhone on the run. $19.95.

-BODY and FACE WIPES - Great stocking stuffers. Runners can never have too many of these, especially if they aren't heading home right after a run. One of our favorite social outings is a run and then a drink with friends. We bring these with us so we can a little refreshed. $3-8.

-OISELLE RUNDIES - Cheeky underwear with different workouts imprinted on the bum: fartlek, tempo, long run, race, easy 6, track and rest. Set of 7 for $65.

-A RACE ENTRY - Keep them running! This is more of an experience but it's a great way to encourage your runner and offset some of the costs of traveling to a race destination.

-VIZLET LED LIGHTS - Versatile lightweight, flashing LED light. You can wear this on your arm, hat or shirt. It's a great addition to any runner's dark weather running gear.

-BLODDY MARY MIX - Who doesn't love a Bloody Mary after a long run?

Have some fun shopping for the runners in your life - they'll appreciate the creativity!


10 Great Gifts for Runners

We've compiled a list of our favorite running items as a little gift to all of you this holiday season. These are the items we consistenly reach for when heading out for a run and/or workout or what we use to stay injury free throughout training. No matter what the runner in your life is training for - from a 5k to a marathon - we think they will love the items on this list. Use it as a shopping guide for that special runner in your life, or even better, use it for yourself!

1. Trigger Point Tools -We can't say enough about the tools this company creates. We love their foam roller, called The Grid, and are newly in love with their Ultimate 6 Kit.

2. The No Show Ultimate Sock - Great stocking item. We love them because they stay put, out of sight and wick away the sweat.

3. Gym Boss - Perfect stocking stuffer for the newbie runner and the workout fanatic. You can set walk/run intervals which is great for the person just starting to run. Easy to use and clips onto your clothes.

4. lululemon Cool Racer Tank - We wear this year round and it's great for all types of working out. Layer it in the winter or use it as a cute running top in the summer. Loads of colors - we recommend anything bright!

5. The Stick - This is every runner's best friend. We love running relays (Ragnar Relay and Hood to Coast) and this little guy is a must have item because it's easy to pack and is the best self massage tool available. We recommend the Marathon Stick.

6. Melt Balls - Another awesome recovery tool for runners. It's like giving your feet a massage. Use it pre and post run to keep feet healthy and happy! Your feet will thank you.

7. Make a Break Jacket - Besides being extremely cute, it's water repellent, light (perfect for layering), has a hood, reflective detail for low light visibility and did we mention it's cute and flattering? Buy it in red, 'tis the season!

8. Garmin - We recommend the 610 for the serious runner who loves to track everything. The Forerunner 10, 210 and 410 have less features but do what all runners need - pace and distance. Garmin uses satellites to track your distance and pace. Your runner will no longer be beholden to the exact route they pre-planned. (whichever one - good for what)

9. Yoga classes - Most runners don't stretch enough. Yoga is a perfect excuse to stretch and allow your achey runner muscles to elongate, relax and recovery. If you are in New York City or Brooklyn area, we recommend sending your runner to Mala. Find a studio that offers basic and/or classes geared specifically for runners.

10. The gift of running - Give yourself or your runner one of our training programs or personal sessions. We offer gift certificates! Contact us to purchase your loved one the gift of running.