Friday, December 16, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

Oprah used to do the "My Favorite Things" episode every year. Well, this is my version...which also might help anyone who is looking for a gift for the runner in their life.

Holiday gift ideas...

Have a runner who always seems to look cute and sporty at the same time? They might like some of the goods at Ink n Burn.  If skirts are their thing, check out Skirt Sports or Running  Cute headbands?  Check out Sweaty Bands!

This is one of my favorites - the pink 2010 Run or Die shirt

Have a runner who likes to run at night or in the wee hours of the morning?  Check out these fun stick-on reflective decals from Flashbrite.

See, I told you they were cute!

Not into reflective decals, but you want to something other than the traditional blinky light?  How about a cool LCD arm-band from Nite Beams?  They come in a variety of colors, too!

Naturally, I love the pink one!

While on the topic of safety-related items, how about a Road ID?  Having one of these items is never a bad idea...just in case...

How about jewelry?  These designs from Finish Line Charms will both show off your runner's accomplishments and help them keep their eye on the prize.  These are great for triathletes, too!

I want one of these after my 70.3!

Does your runner have a great collection of medals, but have no place to put them?  Why not help him/her show off their bling with one of the awesome medal hangers from Allied Metal Displays?

This is one of my favorites!

Okay, this is going to sound lame, but it makes a great stocking stuffer - gels or other nutrition.  Let's face it, every endurance athlete will have to stock up on this stuff at some point...and it does add up!  Why not find  out their favorite product and buy some!

This is my personal favorite!

Another great stocking stuffer....socks!  Really!  I can't be the only one who finds that their dryer eats their expensive running socks on a regular basis.  And these bad boys can really add up!   But, we runners can be very particular about the socks we use, so be sure you've done your homework and know what works best for your runner!

My personal favorite - Feetures Light No Show

And finally, what runner wouldn't love a little shopping spree?   Why not give a gift card?  Back in the day, gift cards were thought to be impersonal and cold…now days, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t mind getting a gift card!

The perfect gift...especially when you're not sure what to buy!

What's on your Christmas list this year?


Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Love those shirts from Ink N Burn. Very cool. Great list! I might just have to "accidentally" link to this in an e-mail to my hubby. :)

That Pink Girl said...

Feetures are my very favorite socks!
Those blinks lights look fun - might have to check those out!

Laura said...

I just won those flashbrite decals in a giveaway! Not something I would have thought of, but I'm glad to have it. And I should really get id... great post!

Raina said...

Those flashbrite decals are cute, and a really GOOD idea too!

Michael said...

Like everything on your list is on my list. Great choices! I especially love the Run or Die shirt!!

Lisa said...

Since I broke my shadow box while putting up the dang tree, I saw your post & immediately ordered two "Allied Medal Displays". They look so cool!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I only got one running gift this year, but it was perfect - a pair of purple (!) Zensah calf sleeves. I have their compression socks, but during a half marathon in November I got blisters on the bottom of my feet from them. So may parents got me the compression calf sleeves to try instead. Can't wait to see how they do!