T-minus 15 days until Christmas! If your shopping list is still a mile long, we can help:
Step one: See if there are any runners on your list.
Step two: Get them any one (or two, or three, depending on how much you like them) of the gifts on this list, and you’re good to go.
See? Wasn’t that easy? We asked the pros at Philadelphia Runner to pick their favorite gifts for runners this holiday season. See their ideas below.
Best Gifts for Runners
Nike Element Half-Zip
Winter is here, and runners need some awesome apparel to get through it. A nice base layer or half zip is always a good choice. You can find the perfect color to match anybody’s taste. Added plus: They have thumbholes! $64.95
Nathan Quickshot Plus Insulated Water Bottle
With the winter weather comes more runners out and about in pitch-black hours. Why not get the runner in your life some reflective gear to help them stand out? Lights or reflective clothing are always a good idea, but a reflective water bottle might be just the ticket. Runners need to hydrate, even in the freezing cold. $29.95
CEP Compression Socks
I know, we’re starting a Christmas list off with socks. But hear us out! Do you know a runner who complains of achy calves, shins or feet? Of course you do. Compression socks are an awesome recovery too. And hey, they come in a boatload of colors, so you can get a little festive. $49.95 to $59.95
Do you have a Philadelphia Marathon weekend runner in your midst? A magnet, keychain, or iPhone case emblazoned with “26.2” or “13.1” is the perfect way to brag. Seriously, they'll love it.
Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch
Do you know a runner who is constantly poring over data? A GPS watch sounds like the perfect gift for them. Watches come with endless combinations of bells and whistles, but we recommend the Garmin 220. It’s brand new, and a good option for beginning and experienced runners alike.$249.95