Finding the perfect holiday gift can be a breeze if you’re shopping for a runner! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite holiday gifts for runners to include a wide variety of price points and uses that runners of all abilities and experience levels can enjoy. These products are some of our staff’s favorites for holiday 2018:
Nuun Electrolytes Tablets
Nuun makes tablets that you pop into water to create an ultra-hydrating drink without all the unnecessary sugars of a traditional sports drink. Runners love them before, during, or after a workout to increase hydration. Shop here.
Chia Rainbow Sampler Gift Box
Health Warrior Chia Bars were inspired by the Tarahumara people of the Copper Canyons in Mexico. They ran hundreds of miles a day fueled by chia seeds. Chia Bars are 100 calories and only 3g of sugar each. They make a great preworkout snack because they fill you up without weighing you down. Some runners even eat them during long runs! Try a Chia Rainbow Sampler Gift Box!
You might have seen professional athletes wearing a flexible tape on their bodies. KTTape is an elastic sports tape that helps with relieving pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Runners can use it on achy knees or sore feet. And it can stay on for days at a time to help with post run aches too. Shop here.
The Holiday Runner’s Gift Set
Health Warrior Superfoods curated our favorite gifts for runners and it’s on sale for the holidays! It includes two 15-bar boxes of Health Warrior Chia Bars, 2 3-packs of KTTape, 4 tubes of nuun Hydration Electrolytes, and a copy of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, the ultimate runner’s story. For a limited time, get 30% off and free shipping with code HOLIDAY. Shop here.
For more serious runners, Garmin’s are all the rage. They use GPS tracking to show time and distance covered and monitor heart rate from the wrist. Some have music capability as well. Shop here.
Not the sexiest gift, but we all need them. Socks get lost, get washed a million times, get left in weird places. We like balega’s Silver No Show Running Socks. Fibers are encapsulated with silver ions to give them antibacterial properties. They also have a lip on the back so they don’t slide down and solid compression. Shop now.
A Gift Card to Your Local Running Store
There are big advantages to shopping for running products in person. Take running shoes for example. You can read all the online reviews you want, but you’ll never know how they feel on your feet until you physically put them on. Most local running stores specialize in fitting shoes and making sure you’re buying a pair that are right for you.
SPIBelt makes simple and durable belts to hold your stuff while running or walking. Phone, credit card, Chia Bars – they all fit. They come in colors like basic black and fun patterns to match any personality. Shop here.
Handheld Water Bottle
For runners who hit the pavement for more than a few miles, or who train through the summer, a handheld water bottle can be clutch. There are many different kinds but look for something that’s dishwasher safe. We like the Nathan SpeedShot. Shop here.