The holiday season is in full swing! It’s during this time of year that our Google search history is basically: “gifts for husband,” “gifts for girlfriend,” “gifts for someone who already has everything.”
While it is certainly fun to shop for holiday presents, it can also be difficult when you have a hard-to-buy-for person in your life!
If you’ll be buying for a runner this year, we’ve got you covered with 7 of our top gift recommendations. Kick it off with us below!
Adjustable Weights:Many runners choose to include a weight-training routine as a part of their overall fitness, in addition to running. Lifting weights can help runners decrease their odds of suffering an injury and improve their overall speed.NordicTrack Select-a-Weightadjustable weights are a popular choice, as well asthe Bowflex brand. If you’re a Prime shopper, Amazon has a highly rated pair under theFLYBIRD brand.
A Runner-Friendly Cookbook:If your loved one is a runner as well as a foodie, a cookbook designed specifically for avid runners is the perfect gift! Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are popular authors in the space, and their book Rise and Run: Recipes, Rituals and Runs to Fuel Your Day is a New York Times Bestseller and the #1 Seller in the Running & Jogging category on Amazon. They’ve also createdRun Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.which is the Editors’ Pick in the Cookbooks, Food & Wine category on Amazon.
A Phone Arm Band:Now that our phones are essentially a hand-held computer, they are quite the investment! To keep your phone secure while running, we recommend an arm band rather than trusting a pocket.The Nike Lean Running Arm Band is a popular choice and comes in a variety of colors.The TRIBE Water Resistant Arm Band is also highly rated.
A Framed Photo of a Proud Moment:If you are buying for a runner who frequents races, you’ve likely seen a few photos of them deep in race-mode, crossing the finish line, or posing with their medal. Having one of these printed and framed creates an awesome personalized gift!
A Winter Jacket:Runners love their gear, and it is so important to have the right apparel in the cold weather! A high-quality jacket is an excellent investment for those that will continue running regularly throughout the winter season.This jacketfrom Patagonia has received a ton of praise, as well as this GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ insulated jacket.
AirPods:These are abit more of a splurge at $179, but are very popular! If your runner likes to listen to music or catch up on their favorite podcast while running, these are ideal.
A Custom Road Runner ID:Medical identification is extremely important for athletes who will be out on their own.Road Runner IDs make it easy to gift a custom wristband or shoe ID to your loved one!
We hope we’ve been able to give you a few great gift ideas for the runner in your life!
From the team at Road Runner ID, we wish you a safe & healthy holiday season!