What to get the runner in your life for Christmas

green presentChristmas is just around the corner. 42 days and counting to be exact! (Did anyone else just feel their stomach drop a bit?!) I don’t know about you, but with two little kiddos at home and a STRONG desire to make the holidays as stress free as possible, I try to start getting organized early. I want to spend the month of December enjoying the festivities and holiday’s with my littles.  Family and making memories is what is most important to me this time of year.  That means I am already working on Christmas lists and shopping, which got me to thinking about about unique gifts for the runners and active people in my life. I am all about helping make your lives easier, so thought I would share a few!

  1. A gift certificate for fitness or dance classes.

    Working out in a group is great for a variety of reasons – accountability, camaraderie, you tend to work harder. I could go on and on – not that I am biased at all. Consider giving them a gift certificate to a local fitness studio or dance studio. Bonus points I am sure if you say you will attend with them!

  2. A unique way to display their medals/achievements

    Runners and athletes work hard for their achievements and finding a fun way to display them can serve as inspiration day after day to lace up our tennis shoes and get out the door and get moving. How awesome are these medal displays.  This local, MN based company has medal displays for runners and just about every sport you can imagine. My personal fav is Always Earned, Never Given, but you are bound to find something that appeals to you.



  3. New running gear, or a gift certificate to their favorite store

    There is nothing like a new piece of clothing or new shoes to put a little extra motivation into a workout. Here in MN, our winters are COLD, but the fresh air is OH SO NEEDED. So a new pair of running gloves, or a new running hood are always welcome. So is pretty much anything from my favorite store Athleta. I haven’t met a female yet that hasn’t like to shop here. (Hint, hint to those guys!)

My fav cold weather running hood

My favorite cold weather running mitts

My fav cold weather convertible running gloves