Let's skip the Charades. Instead of pretending that this is a blog post about gift ideas for runners, let's just call it what it is; my personal Christmas wish list. So if you were wondering what to buy me for Christmas this year, look no further. If you happen to love a runner (besides me) and wondering what the heck they might want this holiday season, this is a good place to start.
For me, the brighter and bolder the color the better! Compression socks increase the circulation in your legs and assist in recovery, plus they look cute at races with running shorts.
2. Arm Warmers ($20-$35)
I have this strange aversion to running with sleeves. It always feels so restricting to me. I love a good tank top, but with the approach of the winter months, it's getting cold out there! Arm warmers are the perfect solution, warm your arms without restricting your arm pits. If your runner gets too warm, they can slip them off and never have to make the rookie mistake of tying a jacket around their waist again!
Every runner wants to amp up their running playlist. period.
Simple, inexpensive, and probably available at your local running store. If you are crafty, you could make one. I'm not crafty at all, I just pressed some scrap booking numbers on an ornament. You can do much better than me.
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6. Rundies ($65)
Funny underwear for runners. Seriously, I want these. Could they be any cuter?
The ear buds that stay in your ears (even when running). I haven't tried these myself, (duh, that is why they are on my wish list), but I've read many fitness bloggers rave that they do actually stay in your ears. What runner doesn't want that?
Runners always need more running clothes. Need. Anything goes; trendy, basic or outrageous, depending on your runners personality. Just stay away from cotton fabrics. I'm a fan of black and white, in case you were wondering.
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