Gift Ideas for Runners
Finding the perfect gift can be challenging and sometimes it's hard to shop for those you love, especially for runners. Here are some gift ideas that will make any runner happy.
Gift card for new shoes
Runners need to replace their shoes every 300-400 miles or about every three months so any runner will appreciate new shoes.
Cold Weather Running Clothes
Runners are dedicated to running, even when it's 15 degrees outside. Having the right clothing makes a run a lot more enjoyable. Shop for windproof and waterproof jackets, running shirts and pants made from polypropylene. Avoid cotton made clothes since cotton doesn't dry quickly.
iTunes giftcard or Music
Runners can always use fresh music to run to.
Running Magazines and Books
Not only do runners like to run, but they like to read about it too. Get them a year's worth of reading materials with a magazine subscription and make them happy all year long. Or get books about running and help them get even more inspired to run.
Massage Gift Card
A massage can help any runner recover, rejuvenate and relax. Runners often don't take the time to relax and a massage can be a good excuse to get them to slow down for an afternoon. Find a spa that also has wet facilities, like a jacuzzi or steam room and let the runner enjoy hydrotherapy as well.
This one may seem a little cheesy to you but for a runner who has children, finding the time to run is the biggest challenge of all. Give your runner certificates that announce the times or time periods that you can babysit for them while they enjoy a run.
If your runner doesn't have way to track their miles they've ran or the calories they've burned, I bet they want one. Tracking miles is an important element of training and having a GPS watch helps runners stay on track. Find the right one by comparing what each watch does. Some are as simple as just tracking miles, where others will track everything.
ID bracelet, running belts, energy gels, protein bars, reflective gear, sweat-wicking socks, may all seem foreign to you but to a runner, it's important gear that helps them run longer, faster and harder.