Holiday Gift Guide For Runners 2015

holiday gift guide

I've been loving seeing some of the "Holiday Gift Guide" posts lately, especially the ones geared towards runners! I thought I would share some things that have caught my eye lately that may make a good holiday gift for a runner in your life!

gifts 1. Pro-compression tights ($100) I love their socks, and I could only imagine that their tights would be awesome, too. These only came out recently so I haven't heard much about them. 

2. Winter Running Gloves ($24.99) With the colder temps here already, runners who brave the cold can always use a good pair of running gloves!  

3. Garmin Running Watch ($129-$500) There is definitely a range of watches to choose from. I have the Garmin Forerunner 620. You can read my review here.

4. R8 Roller ($119) I've been dying to try one of these! I think it looks so much easier than foam rolling. My only hesitation is that I don't think you can really use it on the hip area. 

5. Pro-compression socks ($50 but you can usually find a coupon code) Every runner can use a new pair of compression socks! I have 5 pairs now and even that doesn't seem like enough!

6.. Gift card to Runner Warehouse They offer free 2 day shipping to anywhere in the US on all orders! You can also return any new or used items within 90 days of purchase, for a refund on new items or a store credit/exchange on used items, for free return shipping. I buy almost off of my running stuff from this website! 

7. "Run" Necklace ($30-$120) I've been loving these simple but cute necklaces. I don't usually wear a necklace but I could see myself wearing something like this!

8. Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs ($20 for pack of 4 tubes) I go through this stuff really quickly, especially when I am training in the summer! I find that it helps me to stay hydrated better than water alone, plus it tastes good so I'm more likely to drink it!

9. Gift certificate for a massage (prices will vary) I'm sure any runner would appreciate an hour of relaxation!

10. Road ID (starting at $16.99- current sale price) Everyone should have a road ID! If you're not sure what should go on the ID,  you could always give a gift card and let the person you are giving it to choose their own.

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Also, I thought I would share five other holiday gift guides and join in on the "Friday Favorites" with Eat, Pray, Run DCMar on the Run, and You Signed up for What!

1. The Ultimate Runner's Gift Guide and Giveaway

2. Stocking Stuffers For Any Runner

3. Top 10 Gifts For Runners

4. Fitness Finds

5. Gifts For the Workout Queen

There are lots of other great posts out there with gift ideas, these were just a few that I came across recently!

What's on your holiday wish list?

Do you already have any of these products?

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60 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide For Runners 2015

  1. Another great list - everybody has a few different things, which is cool. I think the things I am really considering are new mittens / gloves (better sub-zero comfort) and more lights (knuckle, headlamp, etc). And of course more variety in clothes (since all of my top-layers for winter are yellow and my best cold hat is blue ... boring pics!).

    The gloves you link to are interesting - they are the cold-gear infrared, which are not so much a 'keep you warm' as a 'not get cold' glove ... they keep heat from escaping and reflect it back. I have the 'extreme coldgear' and they are definitely NOT for 'extreme' cold :) Just something to keep in mind if you are a crazy winter outdoor runner whose hands get cold quickly (like me!).
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Hm thats interesting about the gloves and I'll need to decide if I should look into something warmer instead. I don't necessarily think my hands get cold quickly but if we have another winter like last then I will need really warm gloves!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I know, running gear is such an addiction! I really think the socks help and I try to wear them for a little while almost every day, especially when Im training hard. I also think compression tights help a lot but they are a little more work to put on every day!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I have sent my husband and family so many running items that Im asking for this year!:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Im really intrigued by the roller, and Ive heard its much less work than foam rolling!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Charms are a really cute idea! I think its nice to have something to wear to recognize accomplishments that you can wear when you're not running.

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  2. What would we do without Runners Warehouse?! Although I have noticed they sold out of the Brooks Adrenaline 14s in my size super fast once they went on clearance. Usually I can count on them to have my shoes for about 6 months after the new ones go on sale! But I've bought so many other things through RW other than shoes, the fast shipping and great prices are key! I didn't even realize you could get a gift card there. I will have to drop that tidbit into conversation with Adam 😉
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I get just about all my stuff at Runners Warehouse or amazon now. I pretty much refuse to pay shipping on anything! Its annoying when they run out of shoes once they go on clearance. I have had the same issue with pure flows.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Seeing other peoples' lists has given me ideas too! Now my wish list is really long:) But Ill be happy if I get a few of these things, and hopefully some gift cards to use a little later in the year!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I really want some wintery PC socks I think! The cook books are great ideas too. I bought the runners world one on my kindle a few months ago but I feel like its not the same as having an actual book to look through.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I don't know what I would do without my Garmin! And I am still on a mission to find the perfect pair of running gloves. Hoping that if I get these they work out ok!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I love a good massage- and I always feel bad paying for it myself, so a gift card is the way to go!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I think over the past few months you have convinced me that I need one of those rollers in my life!:) I have realized that with my foam roller I really can't get a good angle on my hamstrings- hoping this will help me get in there a little better!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I think sometimes its nice to get running-related gifts that are not necessarily running clothes. I end up buying them for myself when I need them (or when they're on sale!) I tried to include things I wouldn't really buy for myself!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Aren't they just the best? I know people who don't run think its so weird that I wear compression socks all the time- but I bet if they tried them on they would understand!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I've never tried a running skirt! I always think they look so cute on others but I need to make sure it would work for me before I bought one i think.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Haha sometimes I feel that way too. Ive tried to be patient recently and save stuff that I want and hope I get it for the holidays. The standard running clothes I usually buy myself when they go on sale. I tried to look for stuff that is more of a "treat" that I wouldn't necessarily buy for myself but will be real excited to have!

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  3. I love Running Warehouse & PC socks :) I'm waiting to hear some more about the PC tights before I consider buy them or asking for them as a gift.
    I have an Erica Sara Designs run necklace that I love, it's so small & elegant looking.
    I have a lot of winter running gear on my wishlist- gloves, jackets, base layers, ear warmers, etc. Should make for a Merry (& toasty!) Christmas :)
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Your wish list sounds perfect for the cold Maryland winter! I am also asking for some warmer things and if I don't get them Ill have to just search for some things on sale because I really can't make it through another winter without some warmer running clothes!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Yes- anything I don't get I will be keeping an eye on, hoping them maybe go on sale at some point!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Foam rollers are so crucial to runners! And i think Garmins are as well- although maybe we would all be better off without them:) They can be pretty addicting!

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  4. Those are all fantastic gift ideas! I have the Garmin 220 and I love it. It's so much more reliable than my old Garmin, and it finds satellites really quickly.

    At the top of my list for gifts to give to runners is Lauren Fleshman's Believe Training Journal. It has a really useful training log and a lot of good, soulful advice. I love my own copy and bought one for my BRF.

    On my Christmas running list? I would love to receive Oiselle's Wazzie Wool Baselayer. It looks cute enough to wear outside of running, too.
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I also asked for the Believe journal! Looks like such a great way to track training and stay inspired!
      I love everything by Oiselle- I'll need to look into that base layer!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Im thinking if the tights are anything like the socks than they will be great! Im hoping they live up to the pro-compression standards:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I think that one pair of socks per day of the week is fair! I wear mine every day but if Im not running in them then I don't wash them every day.
      Christmas is a great time to stock up on all the running stuff that we dream about all year long!!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I'll need to look into Zensah! I have had no luck with finding compression tights that I love. I have a pair by mcdavid (I think its called) and they are great for recovery but I don't like to run in them. Im hoping that I like the pro-compression ones!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I've been hearing that mittens are really good for running! Im hoping to find gloves that I can use with my phone. But really, the most important part is making sure my hands are warm!
      Haha well my Friday night was just as crazy as I was in bed by 9pm!:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Just coming up with this list really made me want to buy so much running stuff! I guess we just have to wait for the holidays:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      That's how I feel! I keep finding more and more running things that sound great:)

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  5. I got a deal on those compression tights for 50 percent off and I really like them! I was using them on some of my long runs. I love my road ID. I am excited to try their new app. I start back up to running and am going to try it on my phone this week!
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Glad to know that you like them! The road id app is really great- I need to get back into using it again!

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