Is there a runner in your life? If you have an avid runner in your circle, you’ve got to know how much they love running. They’ll tell you! Do they have a special day coming up? Here are some ideas for the best gifts for runners:
We can’t emphasize the need for good running shoes enough. A pair of shoes that fits right suits your running style, and feels great on your feet will help to keep you pain-free on a run. If your friend has plans to race in a marathon or simply become a long-distance runner, take your time to find them the best pair of racing shoes that provide them with optimal comfort.
For the runner whose running program is designed around their playlist, music is vital. If you’ve noticed your friend uses headphones with a cord, you may want to give them some new wireless headphones.
This allows them more freedom of movement and they don’t have to worry about the cord disrupting their run at any time. Whether you go all out with some Apple AirPods or choose an affordable option like Colorpods, get them a pair of wireless earbuds or headphones that enables them to listen to their favorite jams.
If you run during the summer and after dawn or before dusk, chances are you deal with the sun in your face. Keep the rays out of those beautiful eyes with a pair of sports sunglasses. While you may have some great shades that look stylish on the regular, you want a pair designed for running.
You want lightweight yet durable sunglasses that are designed to stay on your nose. You may also want to look for ones that wrap around your head, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off your head during a fast-paced run. The good news is that in this day and age, there are some fashionable sports glasses out there that will have you looking stylish—even on your run.
In this day and age, we use technology in almost every aspect of our lives. We want to know our pace, we want to see how long we run, and we want to do better and be better.
For the athlete who is looking for a way to keep track of their training and progress, there’s nothing better than a Garmin watch. An added plus is you can keep track of your heart rate, as well as monitor calories burned—so whatever a runner’s goal maybe while running, this is the perfect watch for them.
With all that running your friend is doing, they may be feeling a bit sore. The best thing for them to do at times like this is to roll it out. If you know that they have everything that runners love but have heard them mention how sore they are after running, you could give them a gift of a foam roller set.
This way, whether it’s their quads, calves, or shoulders that feel sore, they have all the tools needed to take care of the pain, so they can keep running.
Whether your loved one is celebrating their birthday, it’s Valentine’s Day, or you want to surprise them with something special for their hobby, rest assured these above-mentioned items are sure to put a smile on their face. Whether it’s an affordable foam roller that will aid them in recovery days or it’s the perfect pair of air buds for listening to their favorite jams, it’s easy to find great gifts for a runner.