2018 Holiday Gift Guide
It’s that time of year when everyone is looking for the perfect gift. Here are our favorites to give you some ideas:
Rockay Running Socks $15.95
There are some things in life you just can’t have enough of and one of those things is good running socks. Made with Organic Merino Wool, the Rockay Sock will work to ensure your feet are always ready for peak performance in both warm and cold environments. The material also creates a compression-fit, which assists in protecting and supporting your foot and arches to minimize injuries. Bottom line: These socks are the real deal and you need some.
The RunnerBox from $20+
A not so humblebrag…we love our boxes! Whoever gets a RunnerBox this year will think Santa went back to school for a degree in exercise science. We did all the heavy lifting, but feel free to take the credit. Our Holiday Box is absolutely LOADED with special holiday themed nutrition, snacks and accessories – or for the gift that keeps giving all year long, opt for one of our subscriptions. PRO TIP: Dump the contents of one of these boxes into a stocking and you will get the elf of the year award!
AMP PR Lotion $15
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magical potion to right fatigue and soreness? AMP Human Performance thought so, too. This game-changing product alkalizes the blood and muscle, neutralizing acid buildup and the burning sensation that makes us want to slow down immediately. Meaning you can go stronger for longer. Use Code ‘Ampholiday’ to receive 30% off HERE
Outwear and Footwear
Want to elevate your game at the next ugly sweater party? Do it with Brooks special edition ugly sweater shoe. It’s amazingly hideous and spectacular all at the same time. You can even run to the party if you need to squeeze in an extra workout.
If you’re like us and are the kind of athlete that loves to be inspired, check out this awesome t-shirt by Compete Every Day. Even their description of the shirt is awesome: “Our “Keys to Life” is a positive reminder to compete hard, but enjoy your life & all those you compete for. It’s about more than PRs and bank accounts. Make life count.”
CCN Sport Custom Running Shirt or Singlet
And if you’re looking for something a little more personalized, how about a custom running singlet? CCN Sport is a high end custom clothing company, and unlike other custom brands, they don’t require you to order a zillion shirts in order to produce your custom design. Our sponsored team, The Feed Hungry Kids Project, has worked with them all year long and have nothing but good things to say. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your custom order today.
If You’re a Runner, You Probably Need These
For the past two years I have longed to go back to the simpler days when iPod Nanos were still a thing. Well, sometimes dreams do come true. The Mighty Vibe is the first ever Spotify music player that allows you to take your streaming music offline, without a phone.
We all know that a huge part of running is mental. In her new book Strong, Kara Goucher uses her own experiences to help you gain confidence and help reach your goals. Liz Plosser, Editior-in-Chief of Women’s Health describes it as, “Equal parts inspiration and tactical advice that you can put into place immediately, Strong is the ultimate guide to dreaming big and reaching your goals—whether that’s qualifying for the Boston Marathon or scoring the big promotion at work.”
Gifts that give back
Doing good is sometimes the best gift you can give (especially for those people who ‘have it all’), so consider donating to a charity on your friend’s behalf. One of our favorites is The Happy Tooth Foundation (THTF) – a 501(c)3 non-profit that relentlessly pursues opportunities for all youth to develop healthy bodies and minds, with an emphasis on the at-risk population. Their programs such as the Feed Hungry Kids Project and the “Yes, I Can!” Summer Camp focus on providing children in our communities proper nutrition while emphasizing healthy life choices and skills to empower them to believe that anything is possible. To help give more children the chance to be a part of their programs, Donate Here. Or, since having too much coffee isn’t a thing, consider purchasing Carrboro Coffee ‘The Happy Tooth Foundation Blend’. 100% of the proceeds go directly to THTF. Do good, enjoy good coffee. Easy.
These handmade, adjustable bracelets aren’t just a stylist accessory every cyclist will love. Each purchase helps fund the mission to give bicycles to those in need around the world. Bracelets not your thing? RE(CYCLIST) also has keychains and money clips available.
High End Gifts
Bear Mattress $890+
Get some more restful, performance-enhancing sleep these holidays with Bear Mattress – the ultimate mattress for athletes. That’s right, you now have an excuse to sleep more often since this FDA determined Bear Mattress will help you fall asleep faster, restore sore muscles, and wake up with more energy with its celliant technology and cooling gel foam. Use Code ‘Bear100’ to receive $100 off any mattress HERE.
Have any other great ideas or landed the perfect gift? Help a fellow athlete out and leave them in the comments below. After all, less time shopping means more time training!