Hanukkah began last night, and Christmas is right around the corner. There’s probably a runner you need to shop for – these people are everywhere! Rather than scramble around for the perfect holiday gifts for runners, I’ve compiled the top 5 guaranteed to delight – or at least, let your favorite runner know that you understand it’s not jogging. All these gifts are available on Amazon, so you can put your Prime subscription to use and spend more time doing what you love.
Yurbuds Inspire LE BT Limited Edition Performance Fit Bluetooth Headphones. Getting tangled up in wires is no fun (trust me, I feel this on every long run when I forget to tuck my cord down the back of my shirt). These Bluetooth headphones eliminate the wire problem and include the Twistlock technology that makes Yurbuds great. They’ll stay in the ears of your favorite runner, whether she’s running a 5K or marathon. They also come in a women’s version for smaller ears, which are on my personal Christmas list.
Looking for holiday gifts for runners in the office that fit the dollar limit? The Runner’s 2016 Daily Desk Calendar will provide inspiration, both for his next run and for the project he’s tackling. He can even track his miles on this calendar, so it might end up in his home office.
For the distance runner with a sense of humor, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. Yes, the book was released last year, but it’s still a fun gift for your ultra-running friend or office mate.
TrailHeads Hyper Reflect Women’s Power Ponytail Headband, because sadly, it’s chilly out. Not only will this keep her ears warm during her pre-dawn runs, but it will also keep her safe with its reflectors. The Power Ponytail Headband also has a ponytail port. It’s a practical gift, but it also comes in fun colors.
Does your runner bring a furry friend with her? Mighty Paw Hands Free Dog Leash with Extra Length, Premium Running Dog Leash, Lightweight Reflective Bungee Dog Leash lets her and her pup run in the early morning while keeping her hands free for a water bottle, pepper spray, or just to focus on her form.
What are you getting your favorite runner this holiday season? If you’re a runner, what’s on your wish list?