It seems like every health and fitness site is publishing a Holiday Gift Guide to help their readers find useful gear and gifts.
And it’s the same stuff: running shoes! running books! heart rate monitor!
I get bored reading them because nothing is new, unique, or compelling.
So today I’m doing something different.
Instead of just highlighting products that you could find at any store, I’m going to include gifts that are either:
- Fully customized for the recipient – no more “cookie-cutter” gifts
- Discounted to help you save cash
A normal holiday gift guide can be boring. How many times can you give the runner in your life running shoes or a foam roller?
So the goal is to help you find the most unique presents possible – while also considering your budget. And if you’re like me, you haven’t even started your Christmas shopping…
I hope you enjoy this holiday gift guide as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
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Still Want More?
As you can see, I love quirky gifts that show you thought hard about the runner in your life. So try a blood kit or a personal training plan and stop getting gift certificates to Foot Locker (not cool).
But if you want a more mainstream idea, I highly recommend a top-notch running book. Where else can you get hours of running instruction from seasoned coaches and world class runners for the price of a cocktail?
Of course, I highly recommend 101 Simple Ways to be a Better Runner since I wrote it (shameless plug), but there are a lot of other great books.
Here is my personal, curated list of running books.
No matter what you choose to get your favorite runner (or yourself) this year, have fun and remember that no food, shoe, or book will make you faster. Only hard work does that.