Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: Holiday Gifts for Runners! You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
While I love a lot of the “bigger” brands for running items – Under Armour, Nike, Old Navy, Brooks – for this blog post I wanted to feature holiday gifts for runners that are available from small businesses. It’s always important to support your local/small businesses, but it’s even more important this year!
This company provides custom maps for your races. It’s a really nice way to commemorate a race (including virtual ones) – a first marathon, a PR, etc. You can personalize the map by including your name, bib number, date, year and finish time. I have Run Ink custom maps for all of my marathons and I love them! The website also sells holiday ornaments, mugs, posters and stickers.
This is one of my favorite companies if you’re looking for inspirational messages while out on a run, or while doing a workout. Their motivate wraps are perfect for providing an extra push to run harder or finish strong.
If you don’t want to run with a running belt or with your phone in your hand, the koala clip is the perfect option. You can clip it to the back of your sports bra and the cover keeps your phone protected from sweat. I haven’t personally tried out this item yet but I know many runners that have and all the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
York Sign Shop
I first found out about York Sign Shop at a race expo when I purchased a “World’s Okayest Runner” shirt from their booth (I thought the shirt was so funny). They sell numerous items including shirts, holiday ornaments, trophy shelves and bib/medal holders.
Tell me: What are your favorite holiday gifts for runners? Do you have a favorite local/small business?
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Great ideas! I have 2 of those Run Ink maps (from my marathons) and I love them!
They are so cool! Right now I just have them taped to my wall but eventually I want to get frames for each of them.
Kimberly Hatting says
Nice collection, Kim! Those maps are especially intriguing for me! Since I have the indoor bike at my disposal now, I want to fix up the little workout space where it (and the elliptical) are perched. The walls need some sprucing-up, and some colorful artwork would be perfect!
Definitely check out the maps – I think they would be a great addition to your workout space 🙂
I love that you focused on small businesses! They may be small, but they have great ideas. I ordered a Koala Clip and it should arrive in Switzerland this week. I’m so excited to try it out when I get home again.
And I would have bought a “World’s Okayest Runner” shirt as well!!
I have a feeling you will love the Koala Clip – I hear nothing but positive feedback about it!
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
I absolutely adore Momentum!
I also like Her Tribe Athletics for fleece lined ponytail hats. She’s not local, but she’s a small business. I only had one, and I finally ordered a couple more for this year!
Momentum Jewelry wraps have gotten me through some pretty rough patches during races. I love them!
Thanks for the tip about Her Tribe Athletics.
Darlene S Cardillo says
Always nice to get gifts though I don’t think this will be a big year for them. I really need nothing. Maybe a real race or two and a vacation.
Same here – I feel like I have everything I need, especially since I don’t leave the house much these days, lol.
Everyone raves about these Koala clips, I should ask for one for Christmas!
I love the Run Ink posters too…great gift ideas, thanks for hosting the link-up Kim!
I think I’m going to ask for a Koala Clip for Christmas too!
Great ideas. I still mean to get one of those koala clips! I’ve heard so much about it. And of course I love the motivational bling from Momentum Jewelry!!
i still need to get the Koala Clip too – I’ve heard so many great things about it!
Deborah Brooks says
I still have not tried the Koala clip but have been tempted. How would you use it in the winter time? Those race maps do look like great gift ideas. Now we just need more races to celebrate!
I agree! I can’t wait to start adding race medals to my medal racks again.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
Great ideas Kim! That Run Ink map is so cool. And I can never get enough of Momentum Jewelry. Those Koala Clips seem to be so popular right now – I had the same question as Deborah…I wonder how you use it in the winter…
Yeah I didn’t think about how to wear them in the Winter – that’s a great point!
Zenaida Arroyo says
That is a cute ornament! Kudos on the Koala Clip since I love mine.
Cute and funny ornaments always make me smile!
I love the maps! I have one for all of my majors. I runfess I still need to frame it. Haha! Very cute ornament too. Can’t go wrong with a fun ornament!
I love to get a funny new ornament every year.