There are certain individuals who have gift giving down. You know the type. Every time they hand you a gift, you have to pull out a packet of tissues for the tears of gratitude you know you’re about to shed. Alas, not all of us can match that level of thoughtfulness and caring with each gift that we give, and sometimes it can be nice to have a little help with gift ideas so that we’re not just giving our loved ones a really warm hug.
For those of you who fall into the less-than-stellar-at-gifting camp, we empathize. Furthermore, if your loved one is a runner, we can help! Our team of experts assembled gift ideas in multiple categories to help you find that primo gift that is sure to leave them asking, “How did you know?”
The Dedicated Runner
Dedication doesn’t require a certain personal best or weekly mileage total. To us, the dedicated runner is anyone who likes to get in a good run on a regular basis. As such, we picked items that are designed to delight at any pace in any place. Because who wouldn’t enjoy a snazzy new half-zip, or a pretty new pair of leggings?
The podium seeker, the competitive runner, the serious athlete — it seems like the only gift they really need is more time to train. Barring that option, there’s plenty of gear out there that can help them make the most of the time they do have. We’ve got a wide assortment of speedy new singlets, crazily printed split shorts, high quality short tights, as well as nutrition and therapy products to keep them moving at lightning speed.
What to buy the self-proclaimed dirtbag? Clothes that stand up to the rugged environment in which they run, accessories that prove useful for longer excursions, and nutrition to keep them fueled. They want time on the trails, and we’ve got the gear to keep them out longer.
The Modern Runner
Whether it’s on the run, at the gym, or practicing yoga, being fit is a huge component of this person’s life. Walking the walk and looking the part, this person embodies the spirit of health and well-being in all aspects of their life. We’ve selected gifts that will help the modern runner in your life embrace their health-conscious lifestyle while showing off their stylish running swagger.
Our staff here at RW is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest running gear to add to our arsenals, and we’ve got our own list of favorites. *Cough* Mom, here’s my list *Cough*
Just because they’re small, doesn’t mean they aren’t important! These gifts are perfect for when you want to add a little something to a pre-existing gift — or for filling up the stocking of a running enthusiast. It’s all about the little things.
What can you do when you haven’t the faintest idea of what your runner wants? Give them the gift of choice, of course! A Gift Card always fits.
Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.