Clueless as to what to buy that crazy runner in your life but not a runner yourself? Let me help you! I’ve narrowed down the top items EVERY runner needs!
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds – Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth Headphones, 9 Hours of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant, Built-in Microphone – Black
PowerBeats Pro have been the best running and workout headphones that I have used. Very easy volume, play/pause and skip controls and no fear of falling out of your ears. That has always been the problem I’ve had with Apple AirPods or similar headphones, these headphones remove that worry of falling out.
TRIGGERPOINT makes some of the best recovery products on the market. You cannot afford to not foam roll regularly when training for a marathon or even a half marathon. I recommend you making foam rolling a regular activity to make sure you’re recovering properly in between workouts.
KT Tape is the best Kinesiology Tape on the market, it comes in precut 10” strips perfect for applying to those areas that need additional support. I personally use for my Achilles Tendon and it has been a game changer.
Need energy on those long training runs or during your race? Gu Energy Gels has always been my favorite. I have tried a lot of different Energy Gels and these have been the only ones that do not give me GI issues.
I’ve tried a number of different compression leg systems, between the cheap ones, to the most expensive Normatec version, but these Therabody Compression Boots are the best bang for your buck. Certainly not cheap by any means, but entirely worth it!
Staying on the recovery theme, wouldn’t be complete with a Theragun Massage Gun. I found the Elite to be the best for the money. There is a vast difference in quality when paying a little more. I use this message gun daily to help massage my legs, calves and feet! The ergonomic handle also helps those hard to reach spots by yourself!
Hope this guide helps you to find the perfect gift for the runner in your life! Need other fitness-related gift ideas? Check out Nicole’s blog.