Runners’ Retreat Top 10 Gifts

JuletræetWe all have those runners on our list who seem impossible to buy gifts for – especially if they already have shoes. I mean, what else can they need? Turns out runners use a lot of gear. And to make your Christmas shopping just a bit easier, we’ve compiled this list of top 10 gifts for runners. 10 things we always want. 10 things that are both practical and cool.

  1. Armbands or belts to carry phones or other necessities like cash and keys. We’ve got Tunebelt, Nathan, Spibelt, and Fitletic. Your runner will love them all.
  2. Compression sleeves or socks from Zensah, CEP, and Swiftwick. Plus they’re the perfect size for stockings!
  3. GPS watch from Garmin, Soleus, or Timex. Don’t know which one to gift? Just ask us.
  4. Self-massage tools for injury prevention and rehab. We’ve got foot massagers, rollers, sticks, and balls from MOJI, Trigger Point, ProTec, and The Stick.
  5. Hydration gear from water bottles, to hydration belts and backpacks, to handhelds – we’ve got options for every runner from CamelBak, Nathan, and Fuelbelt.
  6. Socks! Everybody loves socks.
  7. Cold weather accessories like hats, gloves, headbands, and balaclavas.
  8. Visibility gear for dark winter days. Runners need vests, flashlights, headlamps, and blinkers to see and be seen!
  9. Body Glide because nobody wants to have to share.
  10. Nutrition – gels, blocks, and bars make great stocking-stuffers. Plus they’re guaranteed to prevent hangry attacks.
  11. Gift cards – always a hit!