Saturday, December 1, 2012

Top 10 Gifts for the Runner in Your Life - 2012

Have a runner in your life but don't know what to get them? Here are some great gift ideas!

1. Techie gloves:
Keep your runner's hands warm and their music still pumping! These "touch-tip" technical running gloves allow your runner to use any touch screen without having to take their gloves off. (Manzella & Nike)






2. GPS watch:
The Timex Marathon GPS watch will keep your runner in check while recording their speed and distance. (Find it here or here.)

3. Running bling:
Congratulate your runner with one of these handmade "I love running" necklaces from etsy. Sporty yet pretty too!



4. Base layer:
Keep your runner warm with a long sleeve top that's not only technical but looks good too. The women's Hurdle Top from Athleta comes in a pretty striped fabric which is available in three gorgeous colors. I love the added girly details such as the scalloped reflective tape and ruching at the back. On the men's side, the Stripe Crewneck Top by Helly Hansen offers a more modern sporty look with the striped band along the arms.


5. Accessorize:
Fun yet helpful accessories for your runner! The Run With It Cuff is the stylish answer to no pockets as it carries cash, keys or ID's. The Nike Long Sleeve Arm Warmers will not only keep your runner warm but also has a transparent pocket to easily stash a music player.



6. Winter warm:
Two of my favorite jackets that your runner will love. The Brooks Utopia Embossed Soft Shell Jacket (available for men too w/o the print) has a gorgeous subtle print and is made with a breathable, waterproof material. The Sugoi Versa Jacket (available for women too) converts from a jacket into a vest with ingenious magnet attached sleeves. A great two-in-one combination with a large enough back pocket to store the sleeves in while out on a run.




7. Recovery:
Compression socks are all the rage right now with endurance athletes as they are said to help maximize performance and recovery. CEP Compression Socks for men and women are one of the most popular brands that your runner will appreciate.


8.  Massage:
One of the best gifts you can give to your favorite runner is a sports massage because chances are they could use it but don't want to spend the money on themselves. They will love you for it!



9. Coffee break:
These versatile pieces are the perfect tops for your runner to wear to the gym or for a post-run coffee meet-up. The Moving Comfort Flex Hoodie comes in a pretty ribbon print and has a stylish adjustable collar and thumb loops for extra warmth. The North Face Track Jacket is sporty with a bit of retro edginess.





10. Injury prevention:
Keep your runner injury-free with one of the best injury-prevention tools, The Grid Revolutionary Foam Roller, which features a three dimensional surface to help break up those sore knots.



Happy, healthy holidays to you all!

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