Last Minute Gift Ideas for Runners
I may not have done a lot of racing in 2017 but I did test out a lot of running products I’d been meaning to try. So grab a cup of coffee and get out the credit card. No need to go out to finish off that Christmas list.
I’d heard of Buff before but until 2017 I’d never owned one. I didn’t realize how versatile they are. I’ve used mine to keep my ears warm, my neck warm and have pulled it up over my nose and mouth when things got really cold. They’re also great for keeping the sweat out of your eyes when it’s warm out.
Buff offers a number of different products for both men and women including the original Buff, headbands, arm sleeves, masks, gloves, hats, scarves and apparel. They have something for every runner on your list. Buff is currently offering free two day shipping now through December 18th!
Buying a pair of running sunglasses has been on my do to list since I started running over seven years ago. I’d always put it off because all the sunglasses I saw were so expensive. Then I came across Goodr. At $25 a pair you can afford to stock up without breaking the bank. They come in a variety of fun colors with names like Nessy’s Midnight Orgy (pictured one me) and A Ginger’s Soul (you guessed it, darkness).
Order by December 19th to guarantee delivery for Christmas. Use code lookgood2017 for 10% off your order.
This little gem is the creation of fellow Oiselle teammate Kristina Powell. I have one myself and I can attest to the clip it and forget it claim. Zip your phone in, clip it into your bra and forget about it. The clip locks into place so there’s no bounce. Your phone stays dry and warm (no more dead batteries due to the cold!).
Koala Clip is available in a variety of colors and medium and large size that will fit whatever phone you may have. They also make a mini version perfect for storing a key or some cash when you don’t have any pockets. Order by December 19th to guaranteed delivery for Christmas and use code dodie10 for 10% off through the end of December.
When I got these my first thought was why have I not heard of these before?!? Oofos are the run recovery item I never knew I needed. I’ll never wear regular flip flops again. These things are like walking on a cloud.
Shop Oofos and use code HOHOHO17 for free two day shipping on orders over $100. Use this code for 10% off your first purchase. If you’re a returning customer sign up for their rewards program. You get money off for liking them on social media, sharing their posts and writing reviews!
I seriously stepped my sock game up with Stance in 2017. I’m wearing the Plateau Hike wool socks from the adventure line in this picture and they are hands down the warmest socks I’ve ever owned. I’ve also invested in some dress socks for work from Stance this year. And of course I had to try out their running socks. I love their tab socks. I like a low profile running sock and having the tab in the back keeps the backs of my ankles from getting ripped up.
Stance has free two day shipping until December 19th so hurry!
WRUN Workshop Tickets
If you live in the Pittsburgh area or within driving distance you need to put a WRUN workshop on your 2018 to do list. This would make a perfect gift for a friend as well for a fun girls day in the new year.
WRUN is a combination running/writing workshop. In my last blog post I wrote about my experience at their November workshop.
Tickets are on sale now for a full day workshop in March and a shorter version pop up workshop in April. Schedule permitting I’m planning on going to the March workshop. Early Bird tickets are on sale now through the end of the year. You can also use code FRIENDSOFWRUN for $10 off the ticket price.
Oiselle has two promos going on right now. One is their give get promo where you get $25 off a January order of $100 or more by placing an order in December. They are also offering free two day shipping, a $20 value.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As always, thank you for reading.