Looking for some great gift ideas for runners and athletes? If you are a procrastinator like me, you are probably entering full panic mode right about now. There are still some great options out there where you can get gifts delivered in plenty of time. So let’s do some shopping, shall we? Here are some of my favorite picks this year. A few have discounts either by code or by clicking directly on the provided links. Prices listed are current as of the time this post went live.
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If you follow me on social media (and why the heck don’t you?), you know that I have been sporting these awesome convertible mittens for several weeks now. They are super warm, cozy, and soft, and they come in many fun colors and patterns. I am absolutely in love with this puppy paw-print pattern! You can get them in the light brown color as shown here, or in white with a black paw-print pattern. They are currently on sale for $24 (regularly $27.99), plus you can save an additional 15% off of your purchase using code TURTLEBIBRAVE. Find them online at www.turtlegloves.com.
How fun are these? I’ve been a fan of Lily Trotters for years, and recently I was sent the pair shown on the left (Bon Bon pattern) to try out. What I like about them is that they provide just the right amount of compression (15 – 20 mm Hg) without feeling too tight. They also fit me pretty well. I’m 5′ 3″ and I have relatively large calves, so sometimes knee-length socks (whether compression or not) are too long for me and will roll up under my knee joint, feeling like they are strangling my legs. They are sold out of the S/M size in this pattern on the website, but if you need an X/XL, right now you can get them on the site for half off! They currently have several sales going on, and if you’re feeling adventurous, they have 2- and 3-pack mystery bundles on close-out sales. Click on this link to get to their close-out sale. Here are a few of my favorite patterns from their Signature Collection (not on sale, but such cute patterns!):
Now these are just too darn adorable! With so many Baby Yoda fans out there, you are sure to please your gift recipient with these fun undies from Me Undies. $18 for the Women’s Bikini or Cheeky Brief, and $24 for the Men’s Boxer Brief or Boxer Brief with Fly. They are discounted if you join their monthly membership program, but you can Save 20% on your first purchase at Me Undies by clicking on this specific link – no membership required!
I’ve been using SPIBelts since I started running in 2013. Since that time, they’ve come up with many different products and patterns and as a SPIBelt Ambassador, I always include them on my holiday gift lists. They are great for runners, but also for anyone who wants to carry their small personal items while keeping their hands free. I use one when I travel and just tuck it under the waistband of my pants to keep my valuables secure and out of the reach of pick-pockets. They have smaller belts for kids, and several of their products are meant to carry medical devices like insulin pumps. Prices vary. You’ll get free shipping on all orders in the U.S., and if you spend $50, you’ll get free expedited 2-day shipping (great for us procrastinators!) Check them out at www.spibelt.com, and use code TEAMSPI for 10% off of your purchase.
I was sent a pair of these leggings to try and I have to say, they are a winner in my book! The material feels heavy but is buttery-soft, which was somewhat unexpected. The high-waisted design provides tummy control while not feeling too tight. They are moisture-wicking, and what I especially love is that they are not too long for me, like so many other leggings brands are. And as an added bonus, they are made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles! These will be great for winter running or just for casual wear. Here is the link for this specific design, or head on over to www.leonisa.com to see their full line. A word of caution: Be sure to check their sizing chart. I took measurements and followed their recommendations for a perfect fit. My ‘usual’ size would have been much too small for me. $50 plus free shipping, and a 60-day free return policy.
I have been a huge fan of rabbit running gear for years, previously serving as an ambassador for their brand. They have a great line of products for both men and women in lots of fun patterns and styles. Their products are high-quality and they can be a little pricey, but they do run great sales, so watch our for those (they have plenty of good sale prices on a number of items right now)! I love this guy’s hoodie pictured on the left. $70, but you can get 10% off of your purchase using this specific link.
AfterShokz Aeropex headphones are the perfect solution to wanting to listen to music, audiobooks, or podcasts, or even talking on the phone without compromising your ability to hear sounds around you. They are lightweight and the sound is fantastic. The Aeropex now come in a mini, which provide a closer fit. $159.95, plus free shipping and returns. The waterproof XTrainers ($149.95) allow for open-ear swimming while listening to music stored in the headphones themselves! See my review of the Aeropex headphones here, and my review of the XTrainers here.
I love these medal hangers! I have several of them hanging in my workout room displaying all of my race medals. They have lots of cool designs, or you can have one custom-made if you would prefer. I am getting one just for the virtual races I have run this year. These beautiful hangers are made in the U.S.A. by a small, family-owned company, forged in the State of Washington and shipped directly to you or your gift recipient’s home. Prices vary. Save 10% off of your order by using code HOLIDAYS2020. They are offering free 2-day FedEx shipping, so there is still plenty of time to shop!
And of course because it’s 2020…
I was sent enough of these masks for my entire family, and we all think they’re great! They come in several colors, patterns, and sizes, so there really is something for everyone. They fit very well over the nose and under the chin without any gaps, and the ear loops can be adjusted for the most comfortable fit. Made from 95% bamboo and 5% Lycra. Each mask comes with one replaceable NanofilterTM . $34.95. Get in on their end of year special – Buy 3, Get 1 free. Check out their full product line at https://halolife.io.
Still not ready to shop?
You can wait until the very last second by paying your gift recipient’s registration for an upcoming race. For a great resource listing some of the best-rated races of the past ten years, check out the most recent edition of the BibRave 100 by clicking on this link.
Happy shopping, and have a safe and blessed holiday season!