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Ultimate Runner's Holiday Gift Guide

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Ultimate Runner's Holiday Gift Guide:

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Runners 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and if you have a runner bestie in your life (or need to give some big hints to your loved ones!), finding the perfect gift can be a delightful challenge. Runners are a unique breed with specific needs and desires, especially when it comes to their passion.

To make your gift-shopping a breeze, here's a curated list of the top 10 Christmas gifts that any runner would be thrilled to unwrap!

1. High-Quality Running Shoes

It's no secret that the foundation of a great run lies in a pair of reliable running shoes. Look for brands known for their durability and support. Remember, every runner's foot is different, so consider a gift card from a specialty running store for a more personalized choice.

(What everyone in my family gets each year!)

2. Running Help

Of course, I have to give a shout out to getting help to improve your running!

A Running Assessment while give all the tools to start 2024 running efficiently & injury free.

Sweat test helps dial in the hydration to improve performance.

Lactate testing give the exact training zones needed to make your training plan fully personizeled. The blood does not lie.

Stregnth training help: 1:1 sessions or online programs.

3. Technical Running Apparel

Technical fabrics that wick away sweat and provide comfort during long runs are a must-have for any serious runner. From moisture-wicking shirts to thermal leggings, the right apparel can make a world of difference.

(Soooo many brand options - drop a comment of your favorite!)

4. Smartwatch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring

For the tech-savvy runner, a smartwatch equipped with GPS and heart rate monitoring can be a game-changer. It's not just a watch; it's a big traing tool, a navigator, and a health tracker all in one.

(Are you on team: Apple; Garmin; or Coros?)

5. Hydration Pack or Belt

Staying hydrated is crucial, and a hydration pack or belt can be a practical gift for long-distance runners. Look for designs that are lightweight and comfortable.

(My fav brands: Nathan, UltraAspire)

6. Foam Roller or Massage Tools

Recovery is as important as the run itself. A foam roller or massage tools like massage guns can help alleviate muscle soreness and aid in quicker recovery.

(See some of my favorites: here.)

7. Personalized Running Jewelry or Accessories

A piece of jewelry or accessory with a running motif can be a meaningful and motivational gift. Think necklaces with shoe pendants or bracelets with inspirational quotes.

(I loved gift'in these Christmas ornaments this year!)

8. High-Quality Socks

Never underestimate the power of a good pair of running socks. They can prevent blisters and provide comfort, making them a thoughtful and practical gift.

(My favorite are: Smart wool, & Feetures)

9. Running Book or Journal

Books on running techniques or motivational stories from famous runners can be a source of inspiration. A running journal to track progress is also a great idea.

Some books I have read this year....

10. Race Entry Fee

Last but not least, covering the entry fee for a race can be an incredibly thoughtful gift. It could be for a local 5K or a dream marathon - either way, it shows your support for their passion.

(Find local races: here)


Whether you're a runner yourself or shopping for one, this list is a great starting point for finding that perfect Christmas gift. Time to forward the link to your loved one!?!?

Remember, the best gifts are those that support and celebrate the runner's journey, passion, and dedication.

Think we left something great out?

Comment what is on your wish list or your give list this season!!

Happy holidays and happy running!



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