There a number of great gifts available for the runner in your life. They aren’t that hard to find either. There are sporting goods stores galore in every major retail mall across America that carry a number of items that make great gifts for the avid runner. There are also a number of on line retailers that have a host of holiday gift ideas for the runner.
I will give you a list of some of my favorite gift ideas for the runner, male or female.
1.Running shoes. This has to be one of the most important items in a runners wardrobe. A number of great brands are available in running shoes. Converse, Ryka, Sketchers and Nike are just a few of the names that come to mind. If you decide to purchase this item as a holiday gift, I suggest purchasing the best possible running shoe your budget will allow. Nike has a series called the “Zoom Equalon”. They are available for both men and women. On roadrunnersports.com they have been given a customer rating of 5 stars, which is a very high rating. These updated shoes deliver a new more snug heel strap, more durable mid sole and soft mesh upper. The great stability of these shoes provide increased comfort and durability for the runner. They run in the price range of 94.95 to 134.95, but I believe they are well worth the cost.
2.Running socks. To go with those running shoes, you need good socks.I found a brand called” Wright” Sock running socks that caught my eye. This double layer sock features two totally separate layers that allow for movement between the layers. The Dri Wright yarns wick moisture away from the foot and allows it to spread out, giving you a larger area in which to evaporate, and so your feet will stay dry. I found these on amazon.com for $6.00 a pair.
3. Reflective vest. This is another great holiday gift idea for the runner. It’s one way to make sure your runner will be safe during the darker hours of the day. Brooks night life reflective vest was available on amazon.com for $15.95 to $18.95. Nathan’s Streak Reflective Vest was available on gifts-for-runners.com for $25.00
4. Nike running shoe wallet. This novelty holiday gift idea holds keys, ID, money, and other small items in a small compact case that the runner can attach into their shoelaces. It runs for around $9.99.
5. Stinky Runner Gag Bag. This gift bag carries a bag full of products to make your runner and his clothes smell great. It includes Nathans power shower wipes, body wash, bayberry soap, Penguin Sport Wash to keep running clothes smelling great while maintaining moisture wicking properties, and Penguin Fresh Twist for shoe deodorizing. It’s available on gifts-for-runners.com for $34.95.
I believe that the runner in your life would enjoy receiving any of these items as a gift for the holiday season. For more gift ideas for your favorite runner check out your local sporting goods stores, as well as on line gifts-for -runners website.
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