First of all I want to apologize. This post is geared for female runners. Some gifts can be purchased for both female and males, but the rest are for the ladies. Okay so I know we are still in January and many of us are still recovering from holiday spending, but guess what? Valentine's day is not far away. So I guess that means it's time to look for a sweet gift for your significant other. If your significant other happens to be a runner, then check out these awesome gift ideas that won't break the bank (well most of them). Ladies feel free to forward this to your significant other. Hint, hint....
RUNNING SHOES: Now running shoes can be pricey but we only want what's best for our feet. So dig through their gym bag, find their running shoes, and buy the exact same pair. You can often find great deals online for shoes. Here are some websites that offer great prices for shoes: Holabird Sports, Road Runner Sports, even Amazon. You can also always try any local runner store. They may be having some Valentine's day deals (plus it is always great to support local.)
|As you can tell, I am needing some new shoes!|
MOMENTUM JEWELRY: I have been seeing a lot of their designs all over Instagram and let me tell you they are adorable! This company has a passion for fitness and have over 20 years of jewelry making experience. Their goal is to inspire others to be healthy and motivated throughout the day. Their jewelry is comfortable, washable, and lightweight. Here are some of the items they carry: motivate wraps, footnotes, suede cuffs, headbands, earrings, and necklaces.
RACE MEDAL HANGERS: For this one you can get creative and do one yourself or you can buy one online. The options are seriously endless with this gift idea. You can buy a medal hanger for just medals, one with race bibs and medals, or you can personalize them any way you want. Here are some websites you can find race hangers: Sports Hooks, Running on the Wall, Chalktalk Sports, Gone for a Run, Etsy, and Amazon.
TRAINING JOURNAL: This is such a great idea for the runner that has some goals to crush this year! I am in love with the Believe Training Journal (Classic Red). I also discovered this journal through Instagram and have heard nothing but great things.
A FITNESS TRACKER: Now this is where it can get pricey. You can spend top dollar on a watch that has all the bells and whistles or you can get a simple FitBit. I have my eye on a specific Garmin watch. It currently resides on my Amazon Wish List. Try to figure out what kind of tracker would work best for your loved one and surprise them for Valentine's Day!
COMPRESSION SOCKS: This is a great gift idea for any runner. Compression socks are great for recovery after those long runs. I have a few and I swear by them. I even wear them to work since I am on my feet for most of my 12 hour shift. My favorite brand is ProCompression. They offer great products and at a reasonable price.
A GOOD RUNNING BOOK: Amazon has such a huge selection of running boks that will inspire and motivate any runner. May I suggest Meb For Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner? This is a great book with awesome advice to train like champion. If you just check out Amazon you will find a vast selection of running books that I am sure would be a hit.
Of course there are always the usual gifts that any runner would absolutely love:
- Gift Certificate for a massage
- Gift Certificate for a pedicure
- Pay for a race entry fee (this one is a great one!)
- Workout clothes (we can never have enough workout clothes!)
- Pay for a running coach for your runner
- Gift Certificate to their favorite running store
May I also suggest getting a bit creative and filling a basket with running essentials? In this basket you can put GU gels, Nuun, a nice smelling body spray ( I use this one by VS), running socks, a running magazine, and any of the above mentioned gifts.
Hope this list helps!
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