2013 Runner Christmas Gift Guide

The most wonderful time of year is upon us! For some, it is also a stressful time of year, because you don’t know what to buy for your loved ones or what to ask for yourself.

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If you are a runner or have to buy for a runner, I have a little gift guide that may help you out! These gifts range from stocking stuffer ideas to that “big gift” so there is something for everyone. Check it out below, along with a GIVEAWAY for one of the items on my gift list! Happy shopping!

1.) Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones:


I received these headphones to review from Staples. I have never been one to spend a lot of money on headphones, but yall, these are worth it! You can wear them while cross training, weight lifting, and of course traveling to and from races. I am weird about things being tight on my head, but these babies are super comfortable, adjustable, and cute! They have some really cute colors to choose from and I of course picked purple. Powered by a pair of AAA batteries, the noise cancellation feature in a pair of stylish Beats Studio headphones amplifies the music as it blocks out noise, giving you consistently powerful and intense sound. It’s awesome.

2.) Dexas duel chamber hydration bottle:



Dexas sent me one of each of the below water bottles to try. I was very impressed, and what a genius idea! One side for water, one side for Gatorade, or one side for water and one for protein powder, pre workout, etc. These babies are easy to clean, easy to grip, and don’t spill. The one with the straws is great for when I am lifting weights, on the elliptical, or just at home trying to get more liquids in for the day. There is a nifty handle for carting around, and they come in super fun colors. The other one with the caps is great for mixing, shaking, etc. (add some ice and it acts as a shaker ball for protein powder!) Each chamber stays sealed off individually, I love it! (Check them out on Facebook, too!)

My favorite way to use the two chambers would be out running because I alternate between water and Gatorade but who wants to carry two bottles around? This is a great solution! For post race or post run I would love to have chocolate milk in one side and protein powder to mix into the other. SO many options!

3.) Under Armour cold gear infrared:


Ok, so it doesn’t get freezing cold here, but we have had some really chilly mornings in the 30’s the past couple weeks, and I was so glad I had my Under Armour Cold Gear Infrared. It keeps you warm with no extra weight or bulk. The pattern inside the clothing helps absorb and retain your own body heat. How cool is that? Not to mention, I’m a sucker for thumb holes. There are tons of styles, colors, and price points to choose from. I want them all!

4.) Runner Calendars


Runners are obsessed with calendars and dates, so we can plan our races of course! I was given two products to try out from http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/ The day by day calendar is really cute and a fun gift to put on your desk at work. It’s a fun, daily calendar featuring humorous quotes, the best signs seen on a marathon route, and tips throughout the year.

The running log is very useful. It allows you to log, track, and write about your runs and even has some little stories here and there throughout the book. This best-selling calendar provides a year’s worth of tips to keep you motivated throughout the year. I will definitely be utilizing both of these in 2014! I think it’s so important to keep track of your runs so if you get injured or hit a plateau you can look back and see what you were doing.


5.) Advocare Rehydrate Gel:


This is Advocare’s version of fuel or a GU for running. They are only 80 calories, and encourage optimal performance through electrolyte balance. They also allow for immediate sustained energy and help facilitate hydration. Great stocking stuffers!

6.) Sport Hooks:


It’s no secret I love my bling, and what a better way to display it than to hang it up on the wall? Sport Hooks has some amazing designs (check out the new painted ones, adorbs!) and prices to fit every budget. They have special Rock n roll designs as well as Boston and Disney displays!

7.) Gone for a Run bibfolio:


I wrote a post about this product awhile back, and think it would make a great gift for any runner. Who doesn’t want a place to store all of their memories and bibs to look back on? Mine is sitting in the living room on the coffee table and is a great conversation piece. I love it!

TWO of the above companies have agreed to do giveaways so you can win one of these items for Christmas!

Dexas is giving FOUR THLG readers a hydration bottle of their choice, and two people will win running calendars! one will win the training log and one will win the daily calendar. So that’s six chances to win! See the TWO rafflecoptor widgets below:

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  1. All are great ideas! Not only for me to get myself 🙂 but also for my running friends-thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Some great ideas for my sister, also a runner. But I always end up getting one for me too!!

  3. Love the dual bottles! I would put water in one side and Nuun in the other!

  4. Water and Gu brew for the hydration bottle…interesting concept!

  5. Runners day-by-day log, I’m obsessed with writing down every detail about every run.

  6. I would put water and Gatorade in the dual water bottle!

  7. I would put water in one side and Gatorade in the other. The desk running calendar is a great idea – I’d love to have one on my desk at work!

  8. Tough Choice on the dual bottle. I think I would have to go ahead and go with water and gatorade for this one! As to the calendars, I would love a log. It would help keep me on track with my training and allow me to see the progress over the year!

  9. I’d put water and gatorade it them! What a genius idea.

  10. I put Gu and shower wipes in Jeff’s stocking every year! That water bottle looks really cool — I’d definitely do water and Gatorade… or iced coffee. 😉

  11. protein and water!

  12. Runners High!

  13. I would put water and Powerade in the water bottle.

  14. I would opt for the Running Log.

  15. I want that runner’s log! I was looking at it just last week on Amazon.

  16. Thanks for the great ideas!

  17. Really good ideas! I’d love to win!

  18. I love the water bottle with two compartments! It’d be perfect for water/gatorade for long runs!

  19. Kimberly Hays says:

    I love this idea. I have never seen this before. There are so many options to put in this bottle.

  20. Those Beat headphones were everywhere on Black Friday! For the dual hydration bottles..I’d definitely do water and gatorade!

  21. I’m intrigued by the calendar and log. Maybe it can help me organize myself better…

  22. I’d love both of the calendars! I really love quotes, tips, and stories about running!

  23. Oh my goodness I love the water bottle! How cool.

  24. Kristi W. says:

    Love the bottle! One side water, the other side a recovery drink–

  25. Kristi W. says:

    Would love the day by day calendar.

  26. I would do water and Gatorade in the bottle 🙂

  27. I like the runner’s high calendar because why not start the day off with a tip or funny? 🙂

  28. I love the “Once Upon a Run” sports hook! I’m pretty sure my parents ordered something similar for me this year (after many hints were dropped). So excited for the holidays!

  29. That two sided water bottle sounds amazing! I prefer plain water on most runs but sometimes need a little Gatorade push!

  30. In the water bottle I would put water in one chamber and Cocogo in the other; I think that’s an excellent invention! If I had to pick one of the calendars I would love the daily one to put on my desk at work 🙂

  31. I would do water and Powerade. These bottles are so cool, I hadn’t heard of them before.

  32. I would love the running log calendar. I like a visual aid to keep me on track! Even when I log my workouts online, I usually keep a paper calendar log, too.

  33. That water bottle would be PERFECT for water and gatorade on my long training runs!

  34. I wouldn’t use the water bottle- but I would give it to my husband, he’s big into weight lifting and is constantly having to wash out his water bottle for pre and post workout mixes 🙂

    I would want the log calendar- i’ve been in a funk ever since I had a really bad half marathon training and time experience and i need something to hold me accountable again!

  35. I would but water and gatorade in my bottles. what a great idea!

  36. I would pick the runners high calendar, looks very entertaining!

  37. I’m always looking for new methods to hydrate! thanks for the list and merry merry!

  38. I need a new calendar! and a running one (to keep me accountable) would be perfect!

  39. I would put water and nuun in the dual chamber bottle.

    • I’m so excited that I won. I never win cool stuff. This isn’t quite as good as winning the mega millions jackpot, but it’s still a thrill.

  40. I like the page a day calendar. Such a fun thing to have at work.

  41. I’d put water and Nuun in them! That’s my typical routine.

  42. I would like to try the calendar log book. I always log my workouts electronically, but maybe pencil and paper would be a nice change.

  43. Love both calendars – I’m always making lists and calendars!

  44. I would put the Advocare Rehydrate drink in one side and Water in the other for long runs.

  45. I like the day by day log book. I love looking back at all of my workouts to see my progress

  46. Wow, that water bottle is AMAZING. I love both calendars too. Great giveaways!! Happy Holidays!

  47. Ali Unruh says:

    I would put AdvoCare Rehydrate and water.

  48. Those water bottles are neat-o! I could see everything on this list being useful. I did just buy some UA infrared gear as a gift, so I hope my runner likes it!

  49. I would put water in one side and nuun in the other. Awesome.

  50. I would put water and Gatorade! This would be so helpful on runs!

  51. I think the Runner’s High calendar would be a fun thing to have on my desk!

  52. The Runner’s High calendar would be amazing for my desk at work!

  53. The water bottle looks awesome! I will do water & Advocare’s Rehydrate.

  54. Other than the headphones, I love all of these!

  55. I would love to win a dual chamber bottle! I would put blue Gatorade in one side and water in the other! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  56. I’d put water in one side and chocolate milk in the other, because I’m weird.

  57. I would want the runner’s high calendar! Inspiration & motivation!

  58. Such great gift ideas! I might have to buy a few for myself!

  59. I would put water in one side and protein powder in the other! I’m always hungry right after a hard workout, but tend to delay eating for an hour then I’m not hungry any longer.

  60. Amanda Stevens says:

    I would use the two chambers for water and Gatorade as well.

  61. John Trucillo says:

    I would add water plus a sports drink. I like mixing my own Gu Brew.

  62. meaghan k. says:

    I love the water bottle. what a cool idea. I would use it to bring along water and gatorade or some other electrolite drink!

  63. meaghan k. says:

    I would love the runner’s high calendar for my desk 🙂

  64. I would probably put water and diet coke…terrible, but I love some DC post run!

  65. In the dual hydration chambers I would put water and iced green tea! It might be to cold for super cold iced tea but some room temperature stuff is amazing- I’m a sucker for it! Thanks!

  66. I would choose the runner’s high calender because anything funny can make your day better!

  67. I’m a big Nuun drinker so, I’d use that dual chamber bottle with that. Or one could be vodka and the other cranberry juice, depending on the mood. =) These are some great ideas.

  68. i would totally use the RW running log:)

  69. I would fill it with water and Nuun:)

  70. Kristen M says:

    I would put water and sports drink mix in the chambers. If I could have one straw, and one cap side, I’d travel with water and a snack like nuts or dried fruit.

  71. Ohh, good idea list!! Those water bottles are really cool! I’d probably do what you do with water in one and Gatorade in the other. And that desk calendar would be perfect for work.

  72. I love to carry water but when it is hot gatoraid is also wanted/needed so those are probably the two things I would fill it with.

  73. I would probably choose the journal one so that I could keep track of my training and how I felt etc.

  74. The day by day running calendar would be perfect to keep up my motivation!

  75. Water and Powerade.

  76. The running log because I need to keep track of my runs, and it’ll help keep me motivated!!

  77. Russ Thorne says:

    I would definitely use the water bottle for water/Gatorade to fuel my runs.

  78. Russ Thorne says:

    I would chose the Runner’s High calendar for running humor on a daily basis.

  79. Those water bottles seem perfect for the alternating powerade/water strategy I have always used! Great ideas as always.

  80. I’d love a running desk calendar! I’d also love to try out that dual water bottle, with water on one side and Nuun on the other! Thanks for the gift ideas!

  81. Water and gatorade in the dual-bottle for me!

  82. Bridie Rist says:

    Water and Gatorade sounds perfect! Would be great for taking to work too!

  83. Bridie Rist says:

    I’d like the calendar with the stories, might make me more likely to write in them since I am horribly unorganized! LOL

  84. Whitney W says:

    Runners day by day!

  85. In the Dexas dual chamber water bottle I would put water and Nuun.

  86. I would like the daily Runner’s High calendar to put on our desk at work where we are all runners!

  87. Water and gatorade

  88. I would put water and gatorade in the chambers :). Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  89. I’d love the runner’s desk calendar!

  90. The double water bottle is an awesome idea! I would put water in one side since I am always drinking a tumbler of water and might throw some iced coffee in the other side.

  91. the runner’s guide log book calendar looks pretty awesome to me 🙂

  92. As for the dual chamber water bottle I would use spark and water.

  93. I’d love to have the runner’s log book to track my workouts.

  94. I think I’d do a mix of water and protein drink – especially on lifting days!

  95. I think I’d pick the daily calendar – it would be perfect for my desk at work!

  96. I would put water and protein powder in the two compartments.

  97. Janette H. says:

    Gatorade and water. I need both on my runs!

  98. Janette H. says:

    I’d take either calendar…I have a calendar obsession!

  99. I’d use the dual chambers for Gatorade/Nuun and water. This would be awesome!

  100. I’d love the day-by-day and log calendar. This is just what I need to stay motivated and keep track of my training!

  101. I’d love to win!

  102. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I would love to infuse it with fresh fruits, such as lemon.

  103. Tory DeHaven says:

    Love the dual-sided chamber! I’d use it for water and protein shakes for workouts, but during the day I’d probably put my favorite teas in there! No need to choose one flavor anymore!

  104. Tory DeHaven says:

    I’m not sure which calendar I’d choose! I think I would love the day-by-day calendar for tracking my progress, but I also think the Runner’s High calendar would provide great motivation! At the end of the day, I think I’d choose the tracking calendar.

  105. I’d love to get that RUnner Calendar. I have one right now but I think it’s already obsolete. This should go to my creative gift ideas list but I have not thought of it. Good thing you did. I also compiled my own creative gift ideas but this one is specifically for techie guys but also available for everyone. You can check my list here: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/gifts-for-web-designers/

  106. Heather, can you see if the Jennifer T is me? I cant seem to tell

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