We trust that you found our Holiday Gifts Under $25 guide to be helpful for stuffing those stockings that are purposefully “hung by the chimney with care.” We continue into week three with gifts that are $50 or less. And Santa – you should have a look at these too.
Holiday Gifts Under $50
1. RUNATL Orange Mud Transistion & Seat Wrap ($39.99). “You’re dirty…keep your car purdy!” The Orange Mud Transition Seat Wrap secures around your waist with a built-in belt clip so you can change into or out of your running gear quickly. Use the zip on hoodie to drape the towel across the car seat so when you sit down, it doesn’t slide off the seat and keeps the upholstery clean from sweat and dirt.
2. Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller ($39.99). Though every runner would love a weekly massage, the Grid Foam Roller will suffice as it’s intended to mimic the hands of a massage therapist. Think good pain. The Grid will loosen up knots and keep those muscles fresh for your next run. Furthermore, the Grid is travel-friendly too. For extra firmness, try the Grid X ($49.99). Also available online.
3. Oofos OOriginal Sandal ($44.99). Flip flops are nice, but they don’t do much to support your feet. Try the OOriginal sandal instead, designed to absorb impact with each step and hug your arches well. Slip them on after a long run, hard workout, or casually around town for an experience like no other. Check your local Big Peach Running Co. for availability and colors.
4. Nathan Zephyr Fire 100 Hand Torch ($44.99). Remember our “Fire Up Your Run” series on visibility? Flashlights play an integral role! The Zephyr Fire 100 has a 24-degree downward projection angle to illuminate the path ahead, along with an adjustable hand strap that negates the need to grip the device as you run. Max light output is 108 lumens.
5. RUNATL Hoodies ($44.99). Designed in partnership with The North Face, the iconic, long sleeve hoodies are returning to your local store – and online – just in time for Christmas! Should you wish to forego the hood, RUNATL long sleeve shirts, available in multiple colors, are $34.99 each.
6. CEP Progressive + Compression Calf Sleeves ($39.99). Improve blood circulation, reduce muscle vibration, and lower the recovery time for your next run. CEP calf sleeves utilize graduated compression from the ankle to the calf to ensure optimal comfort and performance for every mile.
7. Amphipod Armpod SmartView Sumo ($34.99). This is the solution for all of those oversized smartphones (e.g. iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy, Droid Turbo 2). The Sumo has a clear front panel for easy touch screen access; internal pockets for extra gear; and a zippered closure to keep all the contents inside secure. The Sumo also detaches for use on a 1.5 – 2” waist belt.
8. Nathan Exoshot Handheld Flask ($34.99). Water bottles are integral to longer runs, but they can become cumbersome as the miles stack up and your hand fatigues. Enter the Exoshot, a collapsible, 12-ounce flask that tucks nicely into the palm of your hand, vest, or waist belt. A front pocket is also included for a nutritional item, and the hand strap provides a grip-free ride.
9. Petzl Tikka XP ($49.99). If a flashlight like the Zephyr Fire 100 isn’t for you, the Tikka XP is a fantastic alternative. This nifty headlamp uses three AAA batteries to produce a maximum output of 180 lumens. Two beam patterns and several lighting modes provide effective illumination for runs at dawn or at dusk. In short, see and be seen! Colors and models may vary at each location.
10. OS1st Performance Foot Sleeve ($39.99). One of the most common running injuries is plantar fasciitis. Slip this medical grade sock under your running (or casual sock) to reduce the pain associated with plantar fasciitis, arthritic ankles, poor circulation, and lingering heel pain. Six zones of graduated compression will help you take the hill from this dreaded foe.
After reviewing this list, it’s fair to say that Santa Claus has the right gear for his Christmas Eve trip. He has a handy towel to change into his running clothes from the red suit; a foam roller to keep those calves loose; soft sandals when those cramped, black boots become a nuisance; a flashlight and a headlamp to accent Rudolph’s red nose; compression sleeves and foot sleeves for the many miles along rooftops and inside living rooms; a collapsible flask for extra water (or egg nog); a smartphone case to keep his phone secure; and a RUNATL hoodie to display his love for Big Peach Running Co. May your miles be merry!
Need more ideas? Don’t forget to check out our Running Apparel Holiday Gift Guide and Holiday Gifts Under $25!