Wondering what the runner on your holiday list wants this year?
The holidays are a time to let the people who mean the most to you know how much you really care. And, as such, you want to find the right gift that really says you thought long and hard about what they would enjoy. If you have a die-hard runner on your holiday list, these are ways to keep them motivated all year-round. Although they might make it look effortless, even they have a hard time braving the cold on those frigid and icy days to hit the ground running. These holiday gift ideas for runners will show you put some time and effort into finding the perfect present to make their holidays bright.
The TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager
Even when you have the best shoes possible, long mileage can start to cause tired and sore foot muscles. The TheraFlow Dual Foot Massage helps to massage the kinks out without having to bend over or do any work. It is excellent for conditions like fasciitis, heel and arch pain, and the accumulated stress that can come from long-distance running. The best way to break up knots and trigger points is to desensitize them, and this awesome massager does it perfectly!
The PR Soles Mesh Recovery Sandal
Sure, it is winter time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t walk around the house in your sandals. Speaking of feet, I own these PR Soles Mesh Recovery sandals and they are a Godsend. There is nothing worse than putting feet to cold floors on a winter day. These sandals not only double as slippers, they have a massage bottom sole that is like pure heaven for tired and sore post work-out foot muscles. I couldn’t live without them! They are designed to reduce trigger points, increase circulation, and reduce swelling. It is a perfect post-running pick me up that any lover will thank you for! And one of the best holiday gift ideas for runners ever!
A Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners:
Most runners have very little time to get their run in, and even less to pamper themselves. But training can start to take its toll on your posture and the way that you hold your body position. It is not uncommon to experience trigger points in your upper back. And if left unchecked, it can completely shift the gait of your running and lead to injury. The LiBa Back and Neck Massager for Trigger Points is an excellent self-massage tool that can target all of those hard to reach areas. When I use it, I can’t exactly say it is as pleasurable as a relaxing massage, but it definitely does the job to break up those muscle bundles that can make you miserable and keep you benched. The Selfie Massager is like sending a masseuse to their home round the clock, when they need it most. And it is an absolute must holiday gift this season!
An Ornament is Forever!
One of the best parts about the holidays is unwrapping your favorite ornaments year after year. And also, handing them down to the next generation. Build an entire empire of people who love and cherish running as a favorite pastime by giving the gift that gives yearly! Choose from the many personalized ornaments that are sold on Etsy to commemorate that special someone on your list who achieved their marathon goals. They will know how proud you are of them every time they look up at the tree! Or, if you have someone on your holiday list who is an Abbott World Marathon Major, have them say it loud and say it proud by giving them a car decal to show off! After all, competing in a race is hard, completing even harder. So this year, give the gift of shouting it out for the world to see what amazing things your loved one has done!
The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle
Sometimes plain water doesn’t cut it after an endurance run. You want to treat yourself for a job well done, but most sports drinks contain so much sugar, you almost feel guilty putting them in your body. When I go running, I like to have some infused water waiting for me when I return. Or, even take it on the go. But buying bottles of flavored water is not eco or economically friendly. I use the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle to make some super awesome flavored drinks. It is also a great way to get vitamins and minerals naturally. My favorite flavored water recipe is fresh ginger, mint, and cucumber all combined. It helps to hydrate, while also detoxifying. If you haven’t tried it, this is a perfect bottle to give it a go! And it is also one of the best holiday gift ideas for runners there is!
NewGreens Nutritional Supplement
Sure, it is the holidays, but New Year’s is right around the corner. And if you know someone who is overtraining and not getting all the nutrition they need, give them the gift of better health for the holidays. NewGreens supplement is a powerful antioxidant tool that gives you anywhere from 15 to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables in just one quarter ounce glass. The best part? It tastes amazing. Last year I started to feel super run down and just wasn’t bouncing back the way I used to. A friend recommended this supplement, so I gave it a try. Within a month of taking it my nails grew back, my energy was ten fold, and I noticed a marked improvement in my stamina, without changing anything else! So, make their holidays bright and start their New Year’s Resolution off right. What better way is there to say, “I love you” this holiday season than to make sure that they are around for a long, long time.
If there is one secret that we runners share it is how a good run is the only way to burn off our “crazy”. Over the years I have gotten the title “the angry runner” because when life gets to great, I hit the trail and burn off the crazy. You can see it in my eyes. And I would guess that you have probably seen the same look in the crazy runner on your holiday list. Someone gave it to me for a gift two years ago and I still laugh every time that I put it on.
The Nomnu Marathon Scratch Off
Have someone on your holiday list who has great intentions to travel the world running various destination marathons, but, unfortunately, they seem to be in a rut? The Nomnu Marathon Scratch Off takes away half the battle of finding a marathon around the world. Encourage them to see new things, travel, doing what they love, and make it a new year filled with adventure and excitement. For a bonus, promise to follow them wherever they go. That way, you can both have something to look forward to in 2020!
The Sole Words Coloring Book
It is a proven fact that coloring helps to relieve stress. If you have a runner on your holiday list who is, well, listless, as most of us are, stuff their stocking with the Sole Words Coloring Book. Not only will they be able to lose themselves while keeping things within the lines; the inspirational words will be an excellent message to motivate them throughout the coming year. It is a small, yet, life-changing gift to give someone who lives to run, and runs to live.
Anyone who has ever had their shoelaces untie during a race knows how much stopping can put a damper on your energy. Make sure that your special someone never has to stop along the way with Lock Laces. And also that they don’t miss a hanging shoelace and accidentally trip, forcing them to stop. I have tried many different ways to keep my shoe aces from flapping around, but most of the other lace ties can be cumbersome or clank against your shoes. Your loved one won’t feel these lock laces at all. And they make it simple to keep your shoes fit and tight for the long haul.
The Unit Silicone Wedding Ring
Wedding rings are a way to signify your commitment to one another. But, unfortunately, they aren’t always convenient or comfortable when you are running long distances. The Unit Silicone Wedding Ring is an excellent way to tell your significant other that it is okay to take off their wedding band and go a little less encumbered. After all, it isn’t about the fashion of the wedding ring you wear; it is about the promise that you make. Sometimes loving someone means giving them the freedom they need to excel.
The holidays are not only a great time for the family to come together and create memories. It is also an excellent time for you to find a perfect present for your loved one to show them how much you appreciate them and their interests. If you have someone on your holiday list who is an avid runner, these holiday gift ideas for runners will be the present that keeps giving all year-round. And they will also help to motivate that runner on your holiday list to achieve great things in 2020.
Legacy & Super Ambassador
I am a lifelong runner, as well as a writer, a wife and the mother of six. Throughout the many challenges I have faced, the one thing I could always turn to was running, which is where I find solace and healing. Ironically, it is when I run until I can’t run anymore and feel empty, that I find peace. I became a writer more than a decade ago when I wrote an ongoing blog for my first husband, who was dying of pancreatic cancer. I realized that I loved writing as much as I do running, and it became my life.