The best part of the 2013 Holiday Runner's Gift Guide is that this year it is accompanied by a mega giveaway. I rounded up the best sponsors who are offering you a chance to win amazing gifts for runners that you'll probably just want to keep for yourself.
Disclosure: These awesome sponsors have generously offered samples and prizes for the 2013 Holiday Runner's Gift Guide and giveaway. All opinions are my own and I am under no obligation to recommend any particular company or item. Some of these links are affiliate links, but these brands and items are on this list because I genuinely love them and think you should buy them for the runners in your life (or me).
Running Gearfrom SIX:02
Every runner wants new name brand running gear. You can never have enough running clothes, shoes, or accessories. You'll want to buy Nike, Under Amour, Adidas, New Balance, Mizuno, or any other name brand gear. But I understand, it can all be so overwhelming. How do you know what brand, or what style, let alone what size? The solution? A gift card to a fitness store is the perfect gift, so your runner can have their own personal shopping spree. Check out SIX:02 for a huge selection of name brand fitness apparel. They just opened up a new store in Dallas (woohoo!) but they also have retail locations in Stamford, CT, San Antonio, TX, Wayne, NJ, Brandon, FL, and Orlando, FL. If you don't live near any of those places, you or your runner friend can easily do all your shopping online. You really can't go wrong with this gift.
Giveaway prize: a $100 SIX:02 gift card
Cold Weather Gearfrom TrailHeads
If you know Runners, you know our motto: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these
I love it so much when fashion and function come together. I love the cute Power Stretch Power black and pink gloves that are perfect for cold weather running and they have those awesome touch finger tips so you can swipe your iPod to the next song, or call someone to pick you up when you bit off more than you could chew on your long run, without stopping to take off your gloves. And the Goodbye Girl headband with the ponytail hole?!? Best. Invention. Ever.
Giveaway prize: Power stretch black and pink gloves and matching Goodbye Girl Ponytail Headband!
Discount code: Trailheads is offering a 20% discount on these items (any color) just for Running with Ollie readers! Just enter OLLIERUN at check out. Discount code is valid until 12/6.
Compression Socksfrom ProCompression
I know what you are thinking; I know a runner and I am pretty sure they already own a pair (or five) of compression socks. Don't let this deter you! What you might not know is that like running shoes, a runner can never can have enough pairs of compression socks! The key is to mix it up and buy fun colors, patterns or holiday themed compression socks. Every runner will want a new pair of compression socks to wear at their next race (or afterwards to recover).
Giveaway prize: ProCompression Socks
Runner's World Cookbookfrom Runner's World
If you love a runner, you already probably know that runners, as a whole, love to eat. The Runner's World cookbook is the perfect gift for the runner who wants to eat delicious healthy meals to fuel their runs. Whether they eat to run or run to eat, this cookbook is the perfect gift for your favorite runner.
Giveaway prize: Runner's World Cookbook
These Randies just might be the cutest things I have ever seen. The novelty of them alone is enough for them to make the list, every runner wants funny running sayings stamped across their butt, but the truth is that they are great underwear for running! They are seamless, comfortable, don't ride up, and most importantly, not made of cotton (i.e. technical). They aren't just cute, they function as awesome running underwear, and will quickly become new lucky undies and a staple of race day outfits for your favorite runner. Set of three: Run your butt off, Get your rear in gear and Lead from behind.
Giveaway Prize: 3 pack Randies
Runner's Jewelryfrom www.goneforarun.com
You may think your runner wants diamonds (and she probably does) but if that is not in the budget, I have the next best thing: runner's jewelry. If you know runners, you know the only thing we like more than running, is talking about running. You see us with our bumper stickers and our funny shirts, just begging someone to ask us what 26.2 means. You can help your favorite runner show off her latest accomplishment with a 13.1 or 26.2 (or many other designs) necklace! It will remind her of her accomplishment and she'll be thrilled when a stranger asks her what it means.
Giveaway prize: $20 gift card for www.goneforarun.com
Running Beltfrom Flipbelt
It has been a runner's problem forever. Where do you put all your stuff when you run? When we run, we need our iPhone, our key, our ID and credit card, not to mention fuel and snacks. Yeah, sure, we could wear a fanny pack, but that never looks cool. Then there are those running specific belts with small pouches, but they still always bounce around a little. The Flipbelt is a sleek smooth tubular running belt that holds all your running must-haves close to your body; no bouncing, no moving around. Give the gift of sleek to your favorite runner. If they don't know about this already you will be their new hero.
Giveaway prize: A Flipbelt
A Medal Displayfrom www.runningonthewall.com
I won't say that runners just run races for the medals, but it is a big motivation. If your favorite runner has a drawer (or door knob) full of medals, I have the perfect gift for them. We already discussed how much runners love to talk about running, what a better way to spark conversation than a medal rack displaying all of their accomplishments? Bonus gift giver points when you give a customized medal display.
Giveaway prize: a $40 gift card for www.runningonthewall.com
Stocking Stuffersfrom Running with Ollie
Last but not least, you can fill a stocking with many cool things that a runner will love. I put together the ultimate runners stocking stuffers including a Camelbak water bottle, Aquaphor chafing cream, Lock Laces shoelaces that won't come untied, pink shoelaces from Fit Approach, and samples of Clif Shot Bloks, Clif Shot Gel, a Clif Bar, and Hammer Gel.
Giveaway prize: Runner's stocking stuffers
It is so easy to enter. All you have to do is a leave a blog comment and fill out the Rafflecopter form, and there are plenty of ways to earn extra entries.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
No purchase necessary
Contest runs from 11/22/13 - 12/2/13
1 winner for each prize will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.
Must have a shipping address in the US.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter form in order to win.
Most prizes will be shipped direct from sponsor at the close of the contest.
Some gift card prizes do not include the shipping charges when they are redeemed.
Are any of these things on your Christmas wish list? What do you want for Christmas?
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