‘Tis the season for gift guides and lists. Check out my ultimate 2017 gift guide for athletes! There’s something for everyone!
It’s that time of year again! Each year for the last several years, I’ve provided you a list of gift ideas for athletes and runners as we all know they can be a little difficult to buy for. Of course, Personalized Face Gifts are always a winner with any recipient so if you’ve not bought everything off those lists, you still have options! In fact, any personalized gifts are good, to show your care and support. There are many different items you can get personalized these days too – personalized photo keychains are one. These would be good for athletes as well so that when they are driving to training they can look at their keys and see a picture of you to remind them of you. I understand that having said all this, it doesn’t solve your holiday problems, there are still certain types of people who prove to be a pain to buy for – this year is no exception! Whether you prefer to shop online from the comfort of your couch or desk chair, or hit the stores for the in-person experience, check out this ultimate 2017 gift guide for athletes! It’ll make your holiday shopping for the athlete in your life a cinch. Of course, I have not been able to include every single possible gift on this guide, but I think I’ve done pretty well. If there’s nothing that takes your fancy, or perhaps your recipient has everything on this guide, check some of my older posts or take some ideas from this gift list. Happy holidays everyone!
The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Athletes!
SOS Rehydrate makes a great stocking stuffer for any endurance athlete. It’s delicious and comes in a variety of flavors and quantities. Mango and coconut are my two favorite flavors. What’re yours?
Not too long ago, an unidentified man was in the local news. He was found on a trail unconscious and taken to a hospital — with no identification. He had clearly been out for a run but with no ID, the hospital staff didn’t know who to notify. Enter Road ID. Road ID can provide vital information in the event you experience an emergency and can’t relay information on your own. Everyone should have a Road ID.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
Who doesn’t like to eat healthy and delicious foods?? Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest are amazing and delicious. And they’re perfect for foodies, healthy eaters, and athletes.
Endurance athletes are known for lugging gear, food, and hydration with them through hours of training. Orange Mud provides a great way to carry said gear, food, and hydration. Check out the vast assortment of Orange Mud hydration vests, gear vests, and fun apparel and accessories like trucker hats, silicone pint glasses, and lots more.
Not sure what to get for your runner? Try a subscription to StrideBox! StrideBox is a really fun monthly subscription box that provides unique (and yummy) running-related items each month. Past items included: zipper earbuds, an assortment of gels, homemade granola mixes, and tons more. Save 10% off of 3- and 6-month gift subscriptions by using code RunningOnHappy10! (Offer expires 12/24/17.)
Yogis, runners, cyclists — pretty much anyone — will love (and maybe already does?) the motivational jewelry from Momentum. From sparklets to wraps to necklaces and foot notes, there is truly something for everyone. It can be a great stocking stuffer or a wonderful holiday gift. Watches can also be a great idea. Some smart watches even come with step counters and heart rate monitors. Stuck for inspiration? Try searching ‘best watches for engineers/athletes/teachers’!
Grand Trail Coffee Table Book
Grand Trail is a gorgeous coffee table book for the outdoor enthusiast, ultrarunner, or trail runner. The photography is stunning and the tales are wonderful and raw. Grand Trail is a wonderful addition to any home. (Read my review here!)
Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga
The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga is a pocket-sized book filled with 50 yoga routines! The routines are easy. And they’re aimed at keeping athletes flexible, balanced, and focused through training and in the off-season.
Fun Coffee Mugs
Who doesn’t love fun coffee mugs? Check out these mugs for runners! (P.S. there are some really fun ones for triathletes, too.)
Shameless plug alert: run coaching is a wonderful gift for runners of any and all levels. It’s a gift that will last long after the sparkle and shine of the winter holidays are gone. Contact me for more information on run coaching or to get started today!
Other great gift options include (and are not limited to): class passes to a local gym or yoga studio, self defense classes, hand-warmers, Feetures! socks, and last but certainly not least? Race registrations!
I hope my ultimate 2017 gift guide for athletes helps you with your gift-giving needs this holiday season. There’s literally something for everyone on this list. You’ll choose something great, I’m sure. Happy holidays!
Are you an athlete? What’s on your wishlist?
Are you shopping for an athlete? What gifts are you considering for him/her?
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