With November nearly over, the month of December is on the horizon which means Christmas isn’t far away. (For those who are counting, there are only five Monday’s left until Christmas). If Christmas shopping is a thrilling experience that you look forward to every year, any excuse to get out there and shop is a good enough excuse for you and for those who dread the Christmas shopping crowds, sit back and relax in your favourite lazy-boy chair and enjoy the perks of online shopping from home.
For the running lovers in your family, we’ve got a gift guide that’ll have you checking off names on your Christmas shopping list in no time. If you’re part of a whole family of runners, well then this gift guide will have just made your day!
The products are organized into five price categories so you can find the perfect gift within your budget.
Gifts for $100 and More
POLAR S3+ Stride Sensor W.I.N.D.
Stay on top of your strides during the day and hit your personal records with the POLAR S3+ Stride Sensor. Get accurate speed and distance measurement by using the firm shoe attachment so you can analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of your running technique
Salomon Speedcross Pro
One of the most popular shoes for runners, the Speedcross Pro looks slick and performs great. Rubber lugs on the sole make these shoes the ideal trail running shoe and offer traction in wet, soft conditions.
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
This wind and water resistant lightweight shell keeps you prepared for any conditions while you’re out on a run. It can be quickly converted to a vest when the weather warms up and you need some additional ventilation. There are two easy-to-access hand pockets as well as a pocket on the back so when you unzip the sleeves and go into vest mode, you can store the sleeves in your back pocket.
Suunto M5 Watch
For those hardcore athletes in your life, the M5 is the perfect tool for guidance throughout a variety of sport exercises. The watch has a personal exercise program feature that will suggest a workout and provide live guidance throughout your workout. Once your workout is complete, you will receive a summary of your workout achievements. Ideal for aerobic activities, the M5 is there perfect smart tool for any athlete.
Timex Move X20 Activity Band
Keep track of movements throughout the day so you can reach step goals and fitness goals. The Move X20 Activity Band not only tracks your steps, distance and calories, but it also records your sleep patterns so you can know whether you’re getting enough sleep or not. Stay on top of your physical health and stay connected to your calls and texts with the Activity Band.
Gifts for $100 and Less
Timex Ironman 50-Lap
Get the most out of your training with the Ironman 50-Lap with on-the-fly activity recalling. Personal alarms and reminders so you can stay on top of your intervals and workouts. The watch has a variety of features making interval training a breeze and allowing you to consistently perform at your best.
Salomon Agile 2 Set
Ideal for a variety of sports, the Agile 2 Set is a low-profile hydration system that allows you to stay hydrated during all your activities. The pack has a 1.5L water bladder and just enough storage so that you can store extra layers when you’ve warmed up. The pack is adjustable and compressible so it’s a convenient gift for all the runners in your family.
Sugoi MidZero Zip
The Sugoi MidZero Zip is the perfect gift for runners who are running in colder temperatures where added warmth and moisture management are necessary. The performance, stretch fit makes it an ideal piece that won’t obstruct your movements and thumbholes at the cuffs offer extra coverage and keep the sleeves in place. The one zip back pocket has a media cord access so you can store the essentials and jam out to motivational music all run long.
Salomon Trail Runner Warm Mid Layer
Stay warm on those cool, winter runs or while taking the dog to the park in the Salomon Trail Runner Warm Mid Layer. The 4-way stretch material allows for exceptional mobility and venting under arms helps you regulate your body temperature and provide ventilation when you need it. Thumb loops on the cuffs keep the sleeves in place and double as hand-warmers. A small side pocket is located on the front side hem of the women’s model and a welded pocket is located on the chest of the men’s model.
Suunto Dual Comfort Belt T-Series & M-Series
Compatible with gym cardio machines, the Suunto Dual Comfort Belt is a comfortable heart rate monitor that is designed and works best for fitness club usage. When the weather forces your outdoor training plans to be sidelined, hit the gym with the Dual Comfort Belt and continue training.
Gifts for $75 and Less
Arc’teryx Motus Crew Short Sleeve
Dress in comfort for your activities in the Arc’teryx Motus Crew Short Sleeve shirt. Gusseted underarms and the anatomically patterned design paired with the Phasic™ SL fabric, this shirt is designed with comfort and performance in mind for high output activities. For those running after hours when the street lights may not be as bright, there are reflective blades on the sleeves. If you’re looking for a lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying piece of clothing, the Motus Crew Short Sleeve is the perfect match.
Salomon Discovery Glove
For the runners who continue to hunt for the perfect running glove, the Salomon Discovery Glove could be the answer. Made with fleece fabric and a precise fit makes these gloves the first choice for runners looking for precision and warmth. They’re even touch screen compatible so you don’t have to fumble around with your phone and gloves trying to change your playlist.
Arc’teryx Phase SL Bottom
Stay warm during the coldest runs in the Arc’teryx Phase SL Bottoms. Made with Phasic™ SV material, you get moisture-wicking, breathability and durability all in one in these quick-drying bottoms. Ideal for cold days in the alpine, you’ll have no problem heading out for runs when the winter weather begins.
Sugoi Ignite Long Sleeve
The Sugoi Ignite Long Sleeve is an essential for the runners in your life. Stay warm and dry during your run thanks to the ultra soft, moisture-wicking material. Thumbholes at the cuffs keep the sleeves in place and provide warmth for your hands too. Stay warm and comfortable for your running routines in the Ignite Long Sleeve.
The North Face Pulse Tight
Comfortable and technical, the The North Face Pulse Tight is perfect for working out in. The ultrasoft moisture-wicking fabric also has four-way stretch so you have no problem moving comfortably for your workouts. With a variety of colours and patterns to choose from, you’re sure to have the colour and funky patterned lover satisfied with these tights.
Gifts for $50 and Less
Nathan Super 5K Armband
Carry your music without the hassle of bulky pockets or inconvenience of holding it in your hand with the Nathan Super 5K Armband. Hands-free music for your workouts so you can focus on your routine. The armband is compatible with the iPhone5 and Samsung G phones.
Nathan Streak Vest
Make sure the runners you love are visible when the sun goes down with the Nathan Streak Vest. The vest is lightweight and has a sleek design so it won’t hinder mobility while running. For 366m visibility and 360 degree reflectivity, this vest is sure to make you visible and keep you safe for late night runs.
Helly Hansen HH Dry Pant
Base layer bottoms perfect for aerobic activities, the Helly Hansen HH Dry Pant is the perfect gift for those runners looking to stay warm on winter runs when the temperatures drop. Made with the HH®Dry construction with 100% Lifa®, these quick-drying bottoms are extremely breathable and super lightweight and will make the runners in your life happy.
The North Face Bounce-B-Gone Bra
For all the support needed during a run, the The North Face Bounce-B-Gone bra is the answer. A wide elsastic hem provides added support along with the stretch elasstane compression materials it is made from. The bra is also reversible so you can change it up and wear it two ways.
SAXX Underwear Force Long Leg Boxer
The SAXX Underwear Force Long Leg Boxer compresses specific muscle groups to shorten recovery time so you can be ready when it matters most. The SAXX Underwear features of the regular SAXX boxers paired with a long fit and compression make these boxers a desirable item on the wishlist for the male runners on your Christmas shopping list.
Gifts for $30 and Less
The North Face Short Sleeve Reaxion Amp Tee
Stay fresh during your activities in the The North Face Short Sleeve Reaxion Amp Tee. This lightweight and breathable knit tee is made with VaporWick® technology which wicks away sweat so you stay dry for the duration of your activities. Available in an assortment of colours, you can keep everyone happy with a bright, new running shirt this Christmas.
Mountain Hardwear Butter Gloves
The lightest glove liner that Mountain Hardwear carries, the Butter Glove can be worn alone to keep the hands warm on a cool, winter run. The Butter Glove also is great for moisture wicking so you can ensure your hands stay warm and during your run. Pair the liner with an outer shell and you’ve got warmth and weather protection.
The famous multi-functional Buff makes the perfect stocking-stuffer for any runner or outdoor adventurer. Wear it as a bandeau and keep your ears warm, a neckwarmer or even fold it into a toque. The Buff original is versatile and comes in a variety of fun colours and patterns so anyone can add a little fun to their running attire.
Icebreaker Run+ Ultra Light Micro
Keep your feet feeling fresh with a pair of the Icebreaker Run+ Ultra Light Micro socks. Made with 63% Merino wool and 35% Nylon, the socks are breathable, lightweight and efficiently transfer moisture. The fit is very precise so runners can benefit from the comfort of precision and the absence of excess fabric. Throw in a pair as a stocking-stuffer and keep your runners’ feet happy.
Louis Garneau Arm Warmers 2
For a little added warmth on those cold, winter days, throw on a pair of the Louis Garneau Arm Warmers 2 under your mid layer. HeatMaxx fabric provides a soft brushed fabric next to your skin which works to wick moisture while retaining heat. The silicone grippers on the bicep hold the arm warmers in place yet they are still easily removable.
Let’s Get Shopping!
Keep the runners in your life happy this Christmas with one of these gifts under the tree or in a stocking. With a variety of running products to choose from, there’s sure to be something to please all the runners on your shopping list in this gift guide for runners.