Gift Ideas for the Runner in Your Life

Below are 16 excellent gift ideas for runners this Christmas.

Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Heart Rate Monitor | $400 via REI | …provides accurate distance, pace, GPS position, heart rate and calories burned; it can also guide you back to the starting point of your run so you’ll never get lost.

Neck Gaiter | $25 via Smartwool | …Made from NTS Midweight fabric, this gaiter features the same soft, comfy feel. Perfect for the unpredictability of fall, winter and spring.

Running’s Life Lessons Magnet-10K | $5 via Cafe Press |…Add instant style to lockers, dorm rooms, workspace or the fridge while keeping your notes and reminders in view with an attention-grabbing Running’s Life Lessons – 10K Rectangle Magnet.

Sprigs Phone Banjees Wrist Wallet | $16 via REI | …This wrist wallet holds a cell phone, cash, credit card and a house key while you run, walk or ride.

Spirit of the Marathon DVD | $14.19 via Amazon | …Spirit of the Marathon is the first film to capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Chicago Marathon. Intimate, fascinating portraits of six runners from all walks of life unfold as the film follows seasoned athletes and amateurs alike in their preparation for the big race.

Men’s/Women’s Nomad Jacket | $100 via Saucony | …The perfect solution for running on a cold and windy day, the Nomad Jacket fuses a windproof viperlite front panel with thermo-regulating drylete on the back and arms.

Stuffitts for Shoes | $10 – $25 via Stuffitts | …portable drying system for shoes with a shaped foam forefoot offering complete toe-box coverage and a detachable carry strap idea for hanging or transporting pairs.

RoadID Bracelet | Starting at $16 by Road ID |…If you are a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just an active person, Road ID is for you. In the event of an accident, if you can’t speak for yourself, your Road ID will. 

Running Start T-Shirt | $24 via Cafe Press | …Look cool without breaking the bank. Our durable, high-quality, pre-shrunk 100% cotton Running Start – Black T-Shirt is what to wear when you want to go comfortably casual. Preshrunk, durable and guaranteed.

Born to Run Forced to Work T-Shirt | $28 via Cafe Press

Run Zip Hoodie | $40 via Cafe Press

Running Girl iPhone Case | $25 via Cafe Press

REI Men’s Airflyte Mock Top | $44.50 via REI | …Quick-drying, sleek and functional fabric wicks moisture while you exercise to keep you dry and comfortable

Motorola MOTOACTV GPS Fitness Monitor and Smart Music Player (8GB) | $250 via REI | GPS tracks your speed and distance while you run, walk and bike outdoors; built-in accelerometer tracks your speed, distance and steps taken during indoor workouts. Unit is sweatproof, shockproof, rain resistant and scratch resistant to withstand your toughest workouts.

Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport LS Multisport Shoes (Men’s) | $110 via REI | …Stretchy uppers hug feet and offer quick-drying comfort; breathable stretch-mesh panels keep debris and grit out. 4mm Vibram outsoles are made of nonmarking Vibram TC1 rubber and feature traction pods that follow the contours of your feet and toes for enhanced traction

Women’s Silver Bullet Jacket | $150 via REI | …Super-lightweight run jacket packs a big punch with a high tech aluminum membrane so you can stay warm without adding extra layers.

 You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. -Kahlil Gibran

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