It’s that time of year again! Cue the holiday gift guides and emails with “the best holiday gifts” flooding over your inbox. I’m not going to lie, I’m a vulnerable consumer and tend to open quite a few of this emails. I find a lot of inspiration for gifts for people there, and also for myself. So I wanted to put together one of my own to help anyone out there looking for a little bit of help finding the perfect gift for the runner in their life. I know personally that it can be tough to buy hobby-related gifts for people, so here’s a few of my favorite running accessories!
It’s no secret that I’ve been increasing my running lately. However, with that came along some aches and pains. I received these Pro Compression Socks at the perfect time. I’ve been wearing them religiously and they’re working wonders on my legs. I wore them during my Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and my legs felt better than ever after the race – which is a nice change from the way they typically feel! I’ve also worn them under jeans to work a few times which is super helpful – and no one can tell!
I have the most ridiculous collection of headbands. You will rarely find me at the gym, on a run or even in the yoga studio without a headband of some sort on my head. I can’t stand working out with hair in my face so headbands are the perfect solution! Plus, they’re cute. 🙂 I’m a huge fan of Lululemon bang busters since they stay put and I don’t have to mess with them, but have to say that my favorite headband is my Maryland flag headband. My uncle works in high school/college athletics and has contributed quite a bit to my collection!
3) Lululemon Power Y Tank Tops.
After living in Florida for a few years, I became accustomed to working out in tank tops year round. Even though I’m back up north now, I still only wear tank tops to the gym and honestly don’t see that changing. These tanks are so comfortable and don’t move around while running, which is crucial. Comfort is key when it comes to running clothes, and I definitely don’t want to be pulling my tank top down the entire time I’m running. The price is a little bit higher than most, but mine have held up exceptionally well and it’s definitely worth it if you run often!
4) Reebok Z Quick Running Shoes
Every runner knows the importance of good shoes. I’ve had my fair share of issues when it comes to running shoes and know that every person is different when it comes to shoes that work and shoes that don’t. Lately I’ve been running in these Reebok Z Quick shoes and absolutely love them. To be honest, I was a little skeptical of Reebok running shoes because I tend to stick to my trusted Brooks, but these are great. They’re light, but provide enough support for me and my super flat feet. Plus, they’re really cute.
5) Earbuds. I can’t run without music. End of story. And to me, there really isn’t anything more annoying than running and dealing with flapping wires from my earbuds. It was tough for me to find a good pair that is water-proof (hello, sweat and spontaneous downpours!) and fit well. And, it’s important to be able to control the wire situation. These earbuds actually stay in your ears and if you order them on Amazon, you can score them for just $11!
And a little early Christmas present from me to you – receive 40% off your Pro Compression order when you use the code PINK2 at checkout!
What’s on your holiday list this year?