Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – holiday gifts for runners! You can write about this, or any other running related topic. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Can you believe that it’s already December? I think Thanksgiving being so late in November makes the official shopping season seem short this year. Not to fear! I have some great holiday gift ideas for runners to share with you today. This is more of a broad list and doesn’t include many brands, but still offers some great gift ideas!
A gift doesn’t have to be a physical item – paying for a monthly membership can be an amazing gift for a runner. Does your runner have a monthly membership at their favorite gym or yoga studio? Offer to pay their membership for the month of January. This can also apply to app memberships as well (i.e. Strava Summit). This is a practical gift that is sure to be appreciated!
Food of Fuel
Sure, it’s not an “exciting” gift, but when it comes to food and fuel, runners usually like to stick with the same products, and always have favorites. Why not gift the runner in your life with some of these products? Some ideas include collagen powder (great for bones and joints), protein powder, gels or chews, RunGum, energy bites and Nuun or Tailwind products. You can even make a small gift basket and include 5-7 items. It’s a thoughtful gift and you know that the recipient will actually use the items.
What runner doesn’t love gadgets? I made this category broad since it can include so many different items. Some that come to mind include a GPS watch, Fitbit, Apple Watch, recovery compression boots, wireless headphones, electric massager, etc. I could literally go on and on but you get the idea 🙂
Last but not least, gift cards! This is the gift I get for a runner when I am at a loss for what to get him/her. You can get an American Express, Visa or Mastercard gift card which a runner can use anywhere, or you can get more specific gift cards. I love giving runners a gift card to a local running store because it’s a great way to support small businesses. I also love giving gift cards for online stores, such as Running Warehouse, and for music, such as iTunes gift cards.
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