Christmas is right around the corner and if you are like me, your personal present wish list might include a few running items. I thought I would help a sister out, point ya’ll in the right direction, and share with you some of MY favorite running items. Are these the ONLY running items/brands I use? Heck no, BUT these are some of the best ones! The Shrinking Jeans Holiday Gift Guide (+ Awesome Giveaways) for Runners is here for you!
Also, because we love you so much, we are giving away ONE of each item listed in this holiday gift guide. I know- SQUEEEEE!!!! It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things, but better!!!!
It’s The Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner- woot woot!
Let’s get started, shall we?
Nuun- Forget Gatorade or any other electrolyte drink. Nuun is the only way to go when you need to hydrate during your run. It is the only thing I use, especially during the hot Texas Summers. I love Nuun with a passion- lots of different flavors to please everyone, convenient packaging, and a good price PLUS it replenishes your body with what it needs during your run. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. 4-pk retails for $22 on up.
Ribbonful- A close friend of mine runs this Etsy shop, making the cutest headbands and hair ties. I love these headbands because you can choose from satin colors (like those pictured) or you can go the glittery route. I love me some glitter. They are comfortable, hold my hair back and the best part- they are inexpensive. They would make an excellent gift for yourself or for a favorite runner friend. Also, they come in little girl sizes as well. SWEET!!! 3-pk elastic headbands retail for $7-10.
OK, let me say this. I was a little skeptical with Sparkle Skirts claim that they 100% guarantee that the compression shorts on their SparkleTech skirts won’t ride up…..but then, I took a run in my SparkleTech skirt and I am officially converted. This is the ONLY running skirt I own that the shorts do NOT ride up (I own four skirts). And, the fabric choices are to die for….and sparkly. When I walked out in my new SparkleTech skirt, my 9yr old daughter ooh’d and ahh’d over the prettiness of my skirt. I got the Peacock Noir to try out and well, it was almost too beautiful to wear for a run. I seriously considered wearing it out to dinner- it is that pretty and comfortable! Also, their skirts are made in the USA- how freakin’ awesome is that?! You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter. A standard SparkleTech skirt retails for $65-72 depending on size.
Go Sport ID. Go Sport ID makes runner ID bracelets. It’s a safety thing. If something should happen to you while you were running, or at the gym or really anywhere that you are exercising, this bracelet gives important information. I have one- everyone should have one. Really. You can find Go Sport ID on Facebook and Twitter. ID bracelets retail for $16.95 and up.
Race Bling. What do you do with all your race medals? if you are like me, you hang them on your mirror or shove them in a drawer, until now! Enter Sport Hooks. So many cute products to choose from with a variety of number of hooks to suit your needs. I went for the 10 hook one because I have quite a few medals that need displaying! You can follow Sport Hooks on Facebook and Twitter. This particular one retails for $63.95 but less hooks cost less.
As in, a Polar RCX3 GPS heart rate monitor. This bad boy does it all for the runner- average mile, current pace, mileage ran, heart rate, calories burned, time elapsed, time spent in each heart rate zone and MORE! I love this watch and could go on and on about it- you can read my full review over here. This watch is fantastic and does all that I need it to do- go check it out, pronto! You can follow Polar on Facebook and Twitter. This particular watch retails for $339.95.
Allright. Let’s get down to it. All this stuff looks pretty awesome, right? Would you like to win any of it? If you are a runner, then I bet there is at least ONE item on this list that catches your eye. The Shrinking Jeans Holiday Gift Guide (+ Awesome Giveaways) for Runners is here for you! Here are the details.
- Nuun- 4pk of Nuun
- FuelBelt- Revenge R20 (2 bottle)
- Ribbonful- one package of headbands and one package of hair ties
- SparkleTech Skirt by Sparkle Skirts. Any *standard* SparkleTech skirt
- New Balance- a gift card for a pair of running shoes of the winner’s choosing
- Go Sport ID- $25 gift card PLUS Go Sport ID Singlet (3 winners)
- Sport Hooks- a medal display hanger of the winner’s choosing
- One Polar RCX3 GPS watch/heart rate monitor
The Fine Print
- To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which item in our gift guide you want most!
- Extra entries for pinning the gift guide image at the top/bottom of this post, for following Shrinking Jeans on Facebook and Twitter, and for tweeting about it. That’s a possible 5 entries! Leave a comment for each entry, please.
- You may only win one item.
- You must leave a valid email address for us to contact you- I am not going to hunt you down!!!
- US Residents Only.
- Contest ends Monday, December 10 at 11:59pm CST. Ten winners will be randomly selected and announced the following day. Good luck!
Disclosure: All companies featured in the gift guide provided review product as well as giveaway product. As always, all opinions stated are solely mine.