There, I’ve done it – I’ve dropped the C word and I’m not even going to apologise for it.
We are now in November and we organised types are busy planning for Xmas. For me, the hardest part is thinking of what to buy people. Fear not, I’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best gifts for the run fanatic in your life. Whatever your budget I’ve got it covered!
The big one
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Watch
Be a better athlete on the track, on the bike and in the water with Garmin Forerunner® 735XT GPS multisport and running watch featuring Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology.
OOFOS from £40.00 Forget traditional slippers this Xmas – treat your feet to a pair of Oofos. They are engineered to help your feet recover after a run in ways that typical footwear can’t. These are actually on my own Christmas list – I’ve heard great things about them.
Runners World Magazine subscription £39.99
With subscription packages of 3 / 6 / 12 months available it really is the gift that keeps on giving!
RaceTrace from £30.00
Celebrate your race achievement with a personalised print. Order before the 10th December for delivery before Xmas.
Flipbelt £25.00 I have 5 of these, I swear by them. Great for holding your keys / phone when you are on a run. For a full review click here
Energy Gels (currently on offer at £14.00) This really is the running version of a selection box – perfect for those training for spring marathons!
iVYVERDURE £13.00 A chafe stick may seem like an odd choice for an Xmas present – but trust me they will thank you for it. I was sent one of these a few months ago to try out for my blog and it has saved my skin. Use RACHEL15 for a 15% discount (just call me Santa).
Running socks from £12.00 No Xmas stocking is complete without a pair of socks. I’ve tried loads of different pairs of socks and I’ve found Hilly or Stance to be the best brands. For a budget-friendly option good old Primark comes up trumps – and with 3 pairs of running socks for around £3.00, you can’t go wrong.
Race Magnets £10.95 Putting holes in your tops are a thing of the past. These magnets are a great way to safely fasten your race bib onto your top!
Epsom Bath Salts £4.99 They used to be the gift you got from your grandma that sat in your bathroom cupboard until next Xmas, but bath salts are really good to help relax tired and aching muscles. Check out TK Maxx for these too as they often have them on offer!
*Prices correct at the time of publishing this post. This list is of my own choosing. I have not been asked/paid to include any of the above products.
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