Christmas is just around the corner and if you boarded the procrastination train this holiday season, you are likely still searching for the perfect holiday gift. Have a runner or fitness lover on your list? Check out these 11 gift ideas (both online and in person) to grab the perfect gift!
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Need some ideas?
- Stuff their stockings with the festive Pacesetter sock (as pictured above)
- Grab her the Women’s Distance Long Sleeve
- Warm him up with the Men’s Dash 1/2 Zip
- Keep their ears and hands warm with hats and gloves
Fuel for fitness
Stop by your local running store, Whole Foods, REI or Target to stuff their stockings with fuel. A healthy, tasty favorite is PROBAR, which features a line of chews (Bolt), snack bars (Bite) and meal replacement (Meal). (Check out store locations near you on PROBAR’s website.) PROBAR, prices vary.
Connected Smart Lid 24-ounce Thermos
Got an Amazon Prime account? The Connected Smart Lid 24-ounce Thermos can make it to you before Christmas. The bottle connects to Bluetooth, making it easy for you to track how much your drinking and see how it stacks up to your body’s needs. On top of that, it lets you know just how cool your water is with real-time temperature readings. Connected Smart Lid 24-ounce Thermos, $59.99.
Runner’s World subscription
With Rodale saying goodbye to Running Times, Runner’s World remains as the top running publication for runners of all levels. If you purchase through Discount Mags, you can get a year subscription for only $8.99. Runner’s World subscription, starting at $8.99.
Grab the classic Under Armour hoodie (along with some other UA favorites) at 25 percent off on the brand’s website. Plus, if you order by 2 p.m. EST on Monday, December 21, it’ll make it in time for Christmas. Under Armour, prices vary.
Perfect for runners, treat them to the newest Garmin (Forerunner 235) or grab an older model, like the Forerunner 220, to make it a little easier on the wallet. Most local running stores will have Garmin in stock. Garmin Forerunner 235, $329.99; Garmin Forerunner 220, $149.99.
Meals on the Run
One of the biggest challenges for runners and fitness buffs comes from finding the right nutritional balance to fuel their bodies to keep them strong and healthy. Runner’s World’s Meals on the Run cookbook offers a compilation of recipes that does both. Gift the digital version, or head to your local Barnes and Noble to grab the hard copy. Meals on the Run, starting at $12.99.
Break your fitness fan out of their comfort zone by gifting them some fitness classes. Go with an old standby, like yoga, or shift them to something new, like Orangetheory Fitness, which offers a combination of running, weights and rowing. Most fitness studios will let you buy a class pack or gift an unlimited month of classes. Fitness classes, prices varies based on region.
Snow and ice coming your runner’s way this winter? Gift them Yaktrax Run, which they can put on top of their running shoes and offers some traction on the bottom of their running shoes to keep them safe in the snow, ice and everything else that winter weather brings. (See where you can buy them near you here.) Yaktrax Run, $39.99.
Wearing sunglasses while running or working out outdoors is important, no matter the time of year. It’s worth investing in some sunglasses that are designed for fitness, including anti-fog, scratch resistant and photochromatic technology. Pictured here, the Strider Anti-fog Traction, boasts anti-fog traction and polarization combined with optimal air flow. See where you can purchase Ryder’s Eyewear near you on its website. Ryder’s Eyewear, prices vary.
Trigger Point GRID
Nothing says I love you like a foam roller, which can help keep your muscles in the best condition no matter how hard your workout. Trigger Point GRID foam roller, which can be found at stores like Walmart and REI, boast a three-dimensional surface to recreate the feeling of massage therapist’s hands and truly work out knots and kinks in the muscles. Trigger Point GRID, $39.99.