Best Gifts for Runners: Apparel
You know that part about needing to cover all the private bits? We’ve got that, you know, covered.
Janji Women’s Run for Kenya Running Shirt ($46): This is a gift that won’t just look great and perform well — it also provides a year of clean water to a person in Kenya, which makes it a win/win/win in our book. You might already be familiar with our thoughts on Janji in general, and the super cute design of this shirt makes this a perfect pick.
Fabletics Fleece Beanie ($9.95): No more stuffing a ponytail up into a knit cap! This cute fleece beanie has a ponytail opening in the back and is cute to boot. And, if you’re worried because you’re not a Fabletics member, don’t worry — while members get discounts on products (like, this beanie would be $7.95 for VIP members), anyone can order. No sign-up required. (I checked.)
Tasc Performance Cruisin’ 1/4 Zip Jacket ($68): Staying warm and looking sleek and fast aren’t mutually exclusive. This quarter-zip, lightweight jacket is perfect for running, but it’s stylish enough to be worn out and about, which makes it an even better buy. It features a small rear pocket, reflective detailing, thumbholes (YES!), strategic ventilation, plus? It’s made from an eco-friendly mix of organic cotton and bamboo so you and your runner will both feel good about this gift.
Feetures Elite Collection Socks ($14.99-16.99): The super bright, fun colors, targeted compression, and wicking fabric might be enough to make your runner smile when she sees these socks, but the fact that you can choose from different levels of cushioning and heights makes them even more fun to buy. I’d heard lots of good things about these socks (from my doctor, even), and now that I’ve had a chance to wear them, I get it. They’re comfy and, even after plenty of wears, they show no sign of deteriorating. At all.
Oiselle Rundies Gift Pack ($50): Looking for a rather cheeky gift (I’m sorry, I had to)? This three-pack of cute running undies designed with fun sayings on the rear is sure to get a laugh … and plenty of use. Unless, of course, you’re buying for someone firmly in the no undies while exercising group.