Three Running Gift Ideas That Are Out of the Box

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Runners can be hard to shop for, especially when you feel like you keep getting them the same gift over and over again. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about some different gift ideas for runners. If you’re looking for something a little more original than another pair of socks or running shorts for your friends or family members who like to run, consider one of these ideas that are a little more out of the box:

  1. Race Bib Gifts – If you know a runner who has a competitive streak, odds are they participate in a number of long-distance races. Race bibs can pile up pretty easily after a while, and it is a shame to have to throw them away. Help your friend by get them a bibfolio or bib holder to organize their bibs from past races. Both of these unique ideas give a runner plenty of room to store their race bibs while keeping them in a fun and organized fashion. If they don’t have enough bibs to start a collection, consider turning a bib from a big race into a beverage coaster instead!
  2. Gifts For Running in the Dark – Now that daylight savings has come and gone, there are fewer hours of sunlight every day, and the dark starts to creep up much sooner than most would like. Unfortunately, this means that many evening joggers will end up running in the dark over the next few months or so. Running gear like safety lights for runners, bright, fluorescent clothing or a shiny vest are great gift ideas for runners this time of year. All of these accessories help improve visibility of runners to prevent them from being hit by a car.
  3. Gifts For Running in the Cold – As the days get shorter, they are also getting much colder. Running in the cold can be dangerous if runners don’t dress appropriately. Gloves and hats are a must to keep fingers and the head warm to avoid getting frostbite or hypothermia. Touch screen gloves are a different take on winter running gear and allow runners to still operate their iPods or iPhones while they’re out on a run.

All of these gift ideas for runners are fun and unique ideas that any runner is sure to love. If you find yourself stumped this year buying gifts for your friends or family members who are avid runners, consider one of these different gifts.

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