Friday, November 25, 2011

7 Great Stocking Stuffers for Runners

One of my favorite parts about Christmas as a child was my stocking.  I'd usually find it later in the day and it would be filled with cute little knick knacks that I used to be more excited about than my actual Christmas presents.

In an effort to bring back the Christmas stocking, I compiled a list of $30 and under gifts for the runner!

1. Handheld Water Bottle

Common brands include: Nathan and Camelback. Prices range from $10 - $25. You can buy them anywhere from Marshalls to a Running Store.

2. Running Belts
I own a Spi-Belt, and they retail from $20 - $25. They can be found on-line and in some retail locations. Another brand is ifitness belts.

3. Socks
I hate buying socks, it's one of those things I just hate to spend money on so when I get them, I am thrilled!


4. Arm warmers

These are perfect for the Spring and Fall when your just not quite sure how whether to wear a long sleeve or short sleeve! Arm warmers come in various styles and range from $20-$30.

5. Fuel

Another one of those items I hate to purchase for myself, but a necessity for once you start seriously training for races.

This also allows for your runner to try a plethora of things without feelig guilty for having spent $$$ on items she/he may not like.

About $2 per item.

My favorites are GU Energy Espresso Gel and Sports Beans.

6. Subscription to a running magazine
 Like Runners World, Trail Running, Women's Running and Running Times. 6 - 12 issues $10 - $20.

7. Specifically for the ladies, a certificate for a pedicure... awesome for a post-race indulgence! Our toes take a beating during training! $25-$50

Anything in particular you'd like to see in your stocking this year?

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