Gifts that make your life easy:
HelloFresh delivers simple, chef-curated recipes you’ll love to cook along with all the fresh, pre-measured ingredients you’ll love to eat. Kiss long grocery store lines, food waste, and frustrating menu planning goodbye. You can order in just a few clicks so giving this gift is just as easy as receiving it!
Gifts that give back:
World Bicycle Relief helps students and families make a way forward with The Power of Bicycles. They “envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.” Give 1 Bicycle for $147 and change two lives as your gift will be matched.
Outwear and Footwear:
Oofos Recovery Sandals $44-$59.95: Slip these on after a hard run or race, or just when you feel like your feet need a break. You can choose from sandal, slide, or slip on styles. After you try them you won’t pack a race bag without them.
Tech Ugly Holiday Sweater $45.99: The runner you gift this to will appreciate the fact they can knock out two events with one ugly outfit in this Holiday top. They’ll wear it to the 5K and then to the party. Hopefully won’t forget to wash it in between.
Dallas Clayton Get Out Crewneck $48: This beloved poem is now on a comfy crewneck. Use code GOODJOB for 20% off.
Oakley Feedback $170: These sunglasses will stay put through a sprint or a marathon, or even cycling a trail, and you can still wear them day to day. Lots of colors and options to choose from.
Louva Shorties $9.95: It’s too cold with bare hands and too warm for gloves so what do you do? You get a pair of Louva Shorties. This versatile outerwear allows you to adapt quickly to changing conditions – fingers in, fingers out, slide them up out of the way – all without changing your pace. You can find them in the current RunnerBox subscription, or visit their site with code RB20 to get 20% off their other gear like full length sleeves.
For the chef:
Run Fast Eat Slow $16.98 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle: Cookbook written by Olympian Shalane Flanagan and Whole Foods Chef Elyse Kopecky. Made by athletes, for athletes
Sarah Marie Design Studio: From coffee mugs, nail wraps, jewelry to sweatshirts these original gifts are fun, unique and offered at a wide range of prices.The RunnerBox Subscription or Holiday Box $20-29: Traditionalists can put this under the tree, but dump one of our RunnerBoxes into a stocking and whoever gets it will think Santa went back to school for a degree in exercise science this year. We did all the heavy lifting, but feel free to take the credit.
eNZees Foot Soother $11.95: These all natural New Zealand lambswool fleece pieces will help prevent hot spots and blisters on your feet. Tuck them in where you need them. Perfect stocking stuffer for runners, cyclists, walkers and hikers.
If your athlete likes real-food bars, here are a couple of good options. Ally’s Bar ($44/box of 12) brings you three tasty flavor choices all which feature sweet potato as the star of the show making them naturally nutritious and delicious. Or, Garuka Bars ($36/box of 12) makes a wonderful handmade bar in Vermont and are offering a special holiday gift pack for $12.
High End Gifts
Peloton Cycle $1,995: For the person who doesn’t have time to make it to the gym, now they have no excuse. Catch their holiday sale and get $100 off accessories when you buy the bike. I’ve tried it, and I’m hooked.
Elliptigo $999: On sale now with December 25 shipping if your order by the 15th. Made popular with the help of Meb, this is both an excellent cross trainer and a lot of fun to ride. A combination of running, cycling, and the elliptical – another great way to get outside.
Hyperice ($75-$3499) With everything from ice compression technology to state of the art massage systems, Hyperice is on a mission to provide athletes with a set of tools that improve performance preventing injury, and enhancing the body’s ability to move more efficiently. If you put it on your list but Santa doesn’t come through – stay tuned – we’ll be giving away a Hyperice prize pack as part of our New’s Years Resolution giveaway in January.
Marathon Tours: I don’t know about you, but all I want for Christmas is a an entry to a marathon somewhere I’ve never been before. #wanderlust. Iceland or Dublin?