It’s that time of year. When we start racking our brains for the perfect gift for all the people we love. I love the opportunity to give gifts to others, but it can be hard to figure out what they will enjoy the most. You want to choose something that is fun to give and they will actually use.
If you have runners or triathletes in your life – this gift guide is for you!. This list covers a broad spectrum of prices, so there should be something here to fit the price range you are looking for. And maybe there’s an item on the list you should buy for yourself?!
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission if you purchase through those links. I also received a few of these products for review, which I have noted in the description. As always, I only share things that I would recommend to my family and friends. You can read my disclosure policy here.
Each item in this gift guide is listed in the order pictured – starting from the top & left to right. I hope you find the perfect gift for that special someone on this list!
Performance Bicycle Travel Trac Comp Mag + Trainer ($149.99 – on sale $99.99): I had the chance to test out this trainer, which is the third Performance Bicycle trainer we’ve had in the family. This company makes affordable, long-lasting, and solid performing trainers – you don’t need tons of bells & whistles to get an amazing workout on your own bike.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) ($299): For those who prefer to workout at home, these highly adjustable dumbbells would make a great addition to your home gym.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT ($449.00 – on sale $369.99) or Garmin Forerunner 630 ($399.99): For the triathletes, the 920XT has been getting rave reviews (and is on my personal wish list) and is on a killer sale right now! For runners, the 630 is the top of the line in a slimmer design. Garmin has been my favorite GPS device for tracking my training for over 10 years and continues to be a solid choice for data-driven training.
FINIS Neptune ($99.95): It’s no secret that swimming is my least favorite of the triathlon sports. But listening to music or audiobooks underwater makes lap swimming a bit better.
Louis Garneau Zone 3K Short Cycling Shorts (from $69.96): My favorite cycling shorts for the last several years, these are great for those long trainer rides through the winter and will keep you comfy in the saddle.
Title Nine 3-Reasons Support Sports Bra ($46.99): I now own three of these sports bras – it is simply amazing for those with a bit more curves to keep in place while running. I am absolutely thrilled with this sports bra (as I have shared several times now).
Fabletics Moro Short ($25 for first outfit): While not technically a running short, I reach for these more often than not and love how comfortable they are for a run. If I’m not running in a skirt, it’s probably these shorts.
ISM Adamo Triathlon Saddle ($109.11): Once you switch to a noseless saddle, you’ll have a hard time going back. At least that’s been my experience. I have an Adamo saddle on both my road & tri bike (and brought it with me to France for our cycling tour last year) and am absolutely in love!
Activity Tracker – Fitbit Charge ($113.06) or Garmin vívofit ($97.99): I’m torn on which activity tracker is my favorite, so I decided to share the two I currently own and love. These help me keep moving more during busy days in front of the computer and even track my sleep patterns.
Sunglasses – Spy Farrah ($44.15) or Oakely Drop-in ($69.99): Both sunglasses are currently on my wishlist to replace my current pair of Oakley glasses. I look for options that are stylish enough for every day, but can handle running & triathlon challenges (like sweat & keeping the bugs out of your eyes).
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Exercise Ball ($16.99): Another must-have for the home gym, and maybe sitting on while working on the computer at home?
Barehand Minimalist Gloves ($49.99 – on sale $29.99): I bought these gloves a few months ago to replace the cushy strength training gloves that I used to wear. These are a perfect compromise to keep your hands from slipping, preventing rough callouses, and still feeling the weight (no padding). Love these!
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller ($36.97): I prescribe foam rolling exercises after many workouts for my athletes, it’s a home version of myofascial release and amazing way to help prevent injuries!
Race Medal Hanger (from $21.99): We have a giant pile of medals in the basement right now and these hangers are a much classier way to display the reward for all your race accomplishments.
CEP Dynamic+ Run Ultralight Short Socks & No Show Socks: I was sent these socks for review last week as compression technology is coming to ankle and no-show socks. I am a big fan of compression and loved how these socks hugged my feet and felt great during long runs & intervals. A great alternative to the knee-high compression when you want a little less on your legs.
Momentum Motivational Fitness Jewelry (from $9.99): I’ve been an ambasssador for Momentum this year and absolutely love their products. It’s a rare occasion that I’m not wearing one of their bracelets on my wrist. And you can save 10% off your purchase by using my link (expires at the end of 2015!)
BONUS: One-on-One Coaching (from $99): You can really change someone’s upcoming season by gifting online coaching to your favorite person (or maybe a gift to yourself). Send me an email for gift certificate options for the holidays.
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