Whether you’re doing a little last minute shopping or just looking for a few more meaningful gifts for the runner or runners in your life, you may still be wondering what exactly to get. Fortunately, there are a few things that almost every runner has on his or her holiday wish list and using some of the ideas and tips below you can be sure pick a gift that will be just the right fit.
1. New running shoes: This may not come as much of a surprise, but to a runner, getting shoes can mean a lot. Every time they lace up for their daily run they’ll be reminded of you and of how much you care.
2. Weather appropriate gear: For runners in seasonal climates, the changing temperatures and conditions can be hard to keep up with. Giving your runner warm thoughts whenever he or she zips up your gift of winter gear can make all the difference.
3. Socks: To most people, socks aren’t all that exciting, but for runners, socks are always in high demand. From all the mileage or wear and tear in training, runners regularly wreak havoc on their sock supply. Keeping your runner’s sock drawer well stocked is always appreciated.
4. A ticket to relaxation: Runners can be some of the hardest working people you’ll meet, and with all the miles and sore muscles a gift certificate for a massage or other relaxing activities can be just what the doctor ordered. Giving them a special opportunity to unwind is a great way to show how much you value all the effort they put in.
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