Here are 5 great gift suggestions for the runner in your lifeThe Social Media Company
The festive season is around the corner, and it’s time to start contemplating gift ideas for those near to you. If you’re not a runner yourself, you might be stumped about what to get friends or families that love to take to the road or trail.
Here are five gift ideas to make the guesswork a little easier.
1. Finishers’ memento
The run-up to a big event is often long, while the event itself may feel like it’s over in the blink of an eye – even when it’s a marathon. What better way is there to commemorate significant running events than printing and framing a map of the route?
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2. A few pairs of running socks
Over the years, socks have unfairly attained the reputation of being bad gifts. Not for runners! Having a good pair of socks at the ready makes every run that much more comfortable.
3. Anti-chafe balm
No runner can ever have too much anti-chafe balm. This staple of the athlete’s knapsack makes running much more comfortable, especially over longer distances. Sure, it may not be the sexiest gift in the world – but your running friend will appreciate the sentiment more than you might think.
4. Running number scatter cushions
Create another personalised gift that they’ll love by printing a cushion cover with their name and race number. Whether it becomes part of their home décor or travels along to their next race, this is a souvenir that they’ll hold dear for years to come.
Image from Not on the High Street.
5. A foam roller or massage ball
Foam rollers and massage balls go a long way in aiding recovery after events. If they don’t have one yet, consider spoiling the runner in your life with one of these – they won’t be able to contain their excitement for the next event to give it a roll.