The holidays are right around the corner! Whether you have a runner on your shopping list or you are looking to treat yourself, our Holiday Gift Guide will provide you with some great gift options this holiday season. So, kick off your running shoes, grab a mug of hot cocoa, peruse our gift guide and get your holiday shopping off to a start!
Celebrate your success!
You’ve put in the miles. Now it’s time to celebrate your success! Show off your hard earned medals by giving them a space of their very own! Whether you are running a 5K, 10K, a half, full or one of runDisney’s fabulous challenges, SportsHooks has a medal display rack that will show off your medals in true style! SportsHooks Medal Displays offer numerous runDisney inspired themes to celebrate your success. Prices start at $13.99. Click here to select a design that is perfect for the runner on your list.
Save your race day memories in a special scrapbook by RaceDay Books. The first time we saw RaceDay Books, we wished we would have had one of these scrapbooks from the beginning of our journey. However, we are so excited to know that we will have a place from now on to write down all those special race day memories that are so vivid on the day of the race. Each scrapbook holds memories for 10 races over a 4 page spread. There is a dedicated page for each race to write down important details and race statistics, another page with a clear pocket to display your race bib, a special page with photo corners for a race photo and a 11 x 14 page for a finisher’s certificate or course map. RaceDay Books are available in green or pink and are priced at $55.00. You can order RaceDay Books by visiting their website by clicking here or follow them on Facebook by clicking here. Let us assure you that the beautiful photos below don’t begin to do these high quality books justice and any runner would be thrilled to find one of these products under the tree this holiday season!
Armbands and Earphones
If you are like most runners, you enjoy having some tunes to accompany you on those long training runs. So, if you are looking for two great products that will go the distance, check out Yurbuds Ironman Athletic Performance Armband and Yurbuds Ironman Inspire+ Kevlar Performance Fit Earphones with Cloth Cords. These fantastic earphones come in four great colors – black, blue, red and pink. However, the best features of Yurbuds is they are guaranteed not to fall out while you are running. A bonus feature on these Yurbuds are the cloth cords which will prevent them from becoming tangled!
When it comes to running, the right sock can make or break your race! Some of our favorite socks are Balega, Wrightsocks and Feetures. Of course, don’t forget about compression socks! These little gems are great for pre-race travel and post-race recovery. Some runners even enjoy running in compression socks!
While it might be warm for race day at Disney, chances are that most runners will experience several cold weather training runs. And, with the unpredictable Florida weather there is always a chance of bitter cold weather on race day. Therefore, it’s always best to be prepared and have both cold and warm weather gear in your running wardrobe – and your suitcase!
Every runner likes to have the right top for the right weather conditions. Long sleeve, short sleeve, tank, light jacket, water resistant jacket – the choices are endless! For the best selection at fantastic prices, check out Road Runner Sports or Amazon. These retailers offer a variety running shirts, tanks and jackets for every season and you are sure to find something for every season and every runner at one of these retailers.
Brooks Utopia Thermal Fitted Tights will be a fantastic edition to any runner’s wardrobe and are available for both women and men.Most runners can never have too many pairs of running shorts! Our hands-down favorites are Nike Tempo Lined Shorts. For the men, Nike Distance Lined Running Shorts.
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Stocking Stuffers and Running Accessories
Looking for a great idea for running-themed stocking stuffers or small gift items? Well, look no further! These gifts might be small in size but they can be essential to a runner’s long training runs.
Some of our favorite items include:
- Nathan Quickdraw Plus which is a fantastic handheld water bottle that includes a zippered pouch for fuel, keys or other small items.
- While training, runners do get aches and pains from time to time. Keep running by using KT Tape! This flexible kinesiology tape offers support for runner’s knee, shin splints, IT Band and much more – not to mention the tape comes in fun colors.
- Body Glide which is one of the best products on the market for preventing chafing during long runs.
- A reliable watch! The Forerunner 10 is a great watch for the runner who is just getting started. While a more experienced runner would enjoy Forerunner 210 or 610 as a fabulous gift!
- Looking for a travel size product so that you can continue foam rolling when you are on the road? Check out The Grid Mini! This product packs a powerful punch in less than half the suitcase space of the full-size version.
The runner on your list is sure to be excited about any of the above items under their tree this year. We wish the happiest of holidays to your family!
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