It is very possible that on your holiday gift list includes a runner. It may be someone you train with, someone you have met at a race or even your neighbor. Here is a look at our holiday gift guide for runners – 2014 edition!
Without a doubt, runners put the most time on the road while training. From shoes to clothes, fuel to music, there is a lot that goes into the training miles. Here are a few of our favorite items for training!
KT Tape – Throughout a training cycle, runners may experience a few aches and pains. KT Tape is a great option to help keep some of those pains at bay. This stretchy athletic tape is applied in a certain way to allow your muscles to work properly as you run. Even better, it comes in a ton of great colors, making it an accessory to your running outfit!
TuneBelt – Especially for those long runs, having music or something to listen to can help tremendously. Not to mention, bringing your phone with you during a run is yet another way to stay safe. TuneBelt offers a variety of products to help you carry your phone with ease. (Note: Use code MagicalFriends20 for 20% off!)
iTunes Gift Card – During training (or in preparation for race day), creating a great playlist is a must! Get your runner an iTunes gift card so they can pump up their playlist with some of their new favorite songs!
After all the training, it’s time to take a victory lap! For many runDisney runners, it’s a time to dress up and have fun. Take a look at our favorites – especially when creating that runDisney costume!
Sparkle Athletic – Whether it’s part of a costume or if your outfit just needs a little sparkle, Sparkle Athletic has great options! From sparkle skirts to tank tops, adding sparkle is easy. There are also sparkle visors, shoe accessories and even capes!
Run with Perseverance – Sometimes the extra boost that runners need during the race is a mantra. Run with Perseverance offers tank tops with great mantras, from famous quotes to Disney-inspired creations. You can even have tank tops custom made with your runner’s name, favorite quote or more!
PaceBands – It’s true, runners can get quite competitive with themselves. If your runner has a goal time in mind for their upcoming race, a PaceBand is a great way to keep them focused while making sure they are on track. These silicone bands have even split times for many half marathon and marathon paces. It’s a great stocking stuffer too!
Whether it’s a PR or a new race distance, you need to make sure you recovery properly. Here are a few of our favorite recovery items!
ProCompression – Keeping your muscles from swelling is needed after a hard race or run. ProCompression makes socks, calf sleeves, leggings and arm sleeves to keep runner muscles happy after a run. They even come in great colors to accessorize during a race! (Note: Use code BLG14 for 40% off!)
ShowerPill – After a longer distance race, you may be a little sweaty. (Okay, maybe a lot sweaty.) ShowerPill makes athletic wipes that allow runners to freshen up quickly after a race or run! These are easy to pop in your bag check bag, or even have a spectator bring along for you.
Foam Roller – It’s true, runners have a love/hate relationship with foam rollers. However, they do a great job of getting the lactic acid out of muscles, keeping runners in great running shape! From travel size to rumble rollers, there are many to choose from.
Every race or milestone deserves a wonderful celebration! Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to celebrate.
Project Repat – If the runner on your list has been racing for awhile, they may have quite the race shirt collection. Project Repat takes those race shirts and creates a blanket out of them! It’s a great way to keep the memories of your shirts, without them lying around in a closet.
Sport Hooks – Runners do love the bling they get after a race! Sport Hooks creates fantastic medal holders that allow runners to display their medals with pride! With lots of designs to choose from, you are sure to find one that fits your runner’s personality.
Spa Gift Card – After putting in miles and miles of training followed by a great race, runners deserve a little pampering! A gift card to a local spa or massage is a fantastic way to let your runner get in a little rest and relaxation.
Sharing in the holiday cheer are TuneBelt and Run with Perseverance! They have graciously offered a giveaway for our wonderful readers.