Friday Five: Holiday Gifts for Runners

Real talk: a few of the links below are Amazon affiliate links. This means I may get a small referral fee if you buy something through a link. I always want to be transparent with my readers. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! 

Tis the season for gift giving! I know that I sometimes (okay, a lot of times!) struggle with exactly what I give my loved ones for the holidays. As you grow up, your priorities change from having the latest and greatest toy to somewhat simpler requests. I was chatting with my co-workers recently and mentioned that I would be happy to receive underwear for Christmas – simply because it feels like a luxury (as my underwear currently is still in okay shape) and I wouldn’t necessarily choose to spend my money on them. While you may not feel the same way about underwear as I do, I wanted to share some items that I hope any runner would like to open up this holiday season!

I also wanted to say a quick thank you to my secret blogger, Megan from Meg Go Run!, for my amazing new black cat coasters! Thank you to Lacey and Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness for hosting the blogger holiday card swap!

20161215_193426

Race Pass

Race registrations can be expensive! I know that I would appreciate any sort of contribution towards any of the races (or traveling to said races, just saying) that I want to register for.

For those in the Northern Virginia/DC area, if you’re not sure about what races, I LOVE (and have personally received as a gift before) the =PR= Race Pass.  For $110, receive four passes to use on =PR= Events throughout 2017.  You can use the pass for four different races or for your family or a group of friends at one race. I’ve done several =PR= Races in the past as well as their training programs!

Running necessities

If you know what kind of clothing or fuel your runner likes, it is always nice to receive those as stocking stuffers or as a gift! I received an running themed Easter basket a few years ago that included a running shirt, sports bra, Jelly Belly Assorted Sport Beans and GU Brew! I thought it was perfect!  I would love if my current favorite, Hüma Gels, turned up in my stocking!
tumblr_m26jfvjlyt1qzh6h1o1_1280

Gym Bag

Does your runner frequent the gym or another studio? It might be nice to put together a care package with items that would be great to keep in their gym bag. I’m thinking face wipes, dry shampoo, a new water bottle, etc.

Recovery / Self Care Gifts

Self care and recovery is very important for anyone active (and anyone really!). One of my favorite gifts last year was a set of bath bombs. This year, I personally would love a gift certificate for a massage!

5345006432_4aaf01daca_b

Books

For those who are big readers, it can be very inspiring to read about someone else’s running journey. One of my favorites is Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. It’s a really great, quick read and I found it making me want to get out there and run.

A few books I have on my gift giving list this year are: The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace by Dean Karnazes and Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll. Bonus: I would also love Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay!

 


frifive2

IT’S FRIDAY!

Linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Friday Five: Holiday Gifts for Runners

  1. Megan @ Meg Go Run says:

    Race pass is an AWESOME idea! I gave my dad the gift of a race before but I had to ask him before officially signing him up. My MIL once put cash in my b-day card and wrote “Sign up for a race!’ That was cool. I ran the mile. 🙂

    I’m glad you like the coasters!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s