. . . that won’t break the bank
It’s a Christmas miracle: I’m on theme today for the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy. Have you stuffed those stockings yet? If not, I’ve got some stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank for the runners in your life.
Which just might be you.
Conventional holiday wisdom says never give socks as a gift. Most runners I know would be very appreciative of socks — we never seem to have enough of them.Here are a few of my favorites, but you really ought to know what your runner wants:
I happen to prefer socks with a good cushion — so again, know your runner.
Go to a dollar store nearby? You’re golden — most runners need throwaway gloves. Yes, we actually do throw them away — but fear not, most races gather up those throwaway items and donate them to charity.
You can also buy knee socks — we cut the toes off to make throwaway arm warmers.
Sweatshirts are good, too, since we’re often standing around in the cold for way too long, but we heat up quickly once we’re on the run.
These are not invest in quality items — when you find something decent that’s really cheap, snag it up for your favorite runner.
Gu, Chews, etc.
Find out your runner’s favorite type of fuel for races. Buy them some and stuff it in that stocking. We’re forever running out of our favorite fuel, too.
Does your runner wear headbands? Take note. We love our headbands to keep the hair out of our eyes (even the runners with short hair).
You can find one of my favorite brands (and an actual favorite color) here (Amazon Affiliate link). I have been wearing Sweaty Bands for years — they really don’t slip! And they’re comfortable and cute.
Everyone says they hate to give gift cards as a gift, but how many people actually hate to get a gift card? I know I love them! It means someone thought of you, but you get to pick what you really want. A few I wouldn’t mind seeing over the holidays:
- Skirtsports (I’m an ambassador, but I don’t make money from your purchase)
- Title 9
And if you’re a real last minute shopper, there’s always e-gift cards!
Talk to me. Leave a comment or answer a question:
What small gifts do you always look forward to?
What small gifts do you always give?
What was the last thing you ate (yes, I’m stuck on random like yesterday!)?