5 Stocking Stuffers for Runners . . .


. . . that won’t break the bank

It’s a Christmas miracle: I’m on theme today for the  Friday Five 2.0  from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on HappyHave you stuffed those stockings yet? If not, I’ve got some stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank for the runners in your life.

Which just might be you.


Conventional holiday wisdom says never give socks as a gift. Most runners I know would be very appreciative of socks — we never seem to have enough of them.Here are a few of my favorites, but you really ought to know what your runner wants:

I happen to prefer socks with a good cushion — so again, know your runner.

Throwaway Gloves
Go to a dollar store nearby? You’re golden — most runners need throwaway gloves. Yes, we actually do throw them away — but fear not, most races gather up those throwaway items and donate them to charity.

You can also buy knee socks — we cut the toes off to make throwaway arm warmers.

Sweatshirts are good, too, since we’re often standing around in the cold for way too long, but we heat up quickly once we’re on the run.

These are not invest in quality items — when you find something decent that’s really cheap, snag it up for your favorite runner.

Gu, Chews, etc.
Find out your runner’s favorite type of fuel for races. Buy them some and stuff it in that stocking. We’re forever running out of our favorite fuel, too.

Does your runner wear headbands? Take note. We love our headbands to keep the hair out of our eyes (even the runners with short hair).

You can find one of my favorite brands (and an actual favorite color) here (Amazon Affiliate link). I have been wearing Sweaty Bands for years — they really don’t slip! And they’re comfortable and cute.

Gift Cards
Everyone says they hate to give gift cards as a gift, but how many people actually hate to get a gift card? I know I love them! It means someone thought of you, but you get to pick what you really want. A few I wouldn’t mind seeing over the holidays:

And if you’re a real last minute shopper, there’s always e-gift cards!

Talk to me. Leave a comment or answer a question:

What small gifts do you always look forward to?

What small gifts do you always give?

What was the last thing you ate (yes, I’m stuck on random like yesterday!)?

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links; I make a small amount of money (thank you) if you buy from those links. I am a Skirtsports Ambassador, so I have a relationship with Skirtsports, but I make no money if you buy something through my link. And some links are just cool stuff I love and use.

30 thoughts on “5 Stocking Stuffers for Runners . . .

  1. You are a good gift giver for any runner! You should definitely let my fam know what to get. Any of those things are awesome. I really like sparkly soul headbands. They actually stay put on my small, but very full of hair, head. Socks are probably my most appreciated running gift though.

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  2. All good ideas. Especially since I buy myself what I want. Love my cheap gloves & knee socks!!

    Most of my gift giving is to non-runners. Only have the Skirt Sports gift exchange and I don’t divulge what I bought here.

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  3. Great list!

    I love the throw away gloves idea…never thought of that.

    I really need to pay more attention to how my feet feel in certain socks. I have so many but dont think Amy are better than the other.

    You had me at Lululemon. …I just love their stuff..my wallet not so much!! Lol!

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  4. I just got done eating peanut butter on a Ritz cracker.
    Knee socks make the best arm warmers for sure 😉
    I like the balega padding too, especially in winter. You can’t go wrong with a gift card, I like all your suggestions.

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  5. I love socks!! I love to get long knee high socks, and funny socks for work.

    I love giving people money or gift cards. They are so much easier, and people can get whatever they want with them and that makes me happy.

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  6. Throwaway gloves! Yes, brilliant! James and I wished we would have had throwaway gloves at Tulsa. I ended up dropping one of mine accidentally on the course somewhere and they were from Brooks. I was heartbroken. As for randomness, I’m eating oatmeal with flax seeds right now as I write, 😀

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    1. I think you’ve got a lot of company with the cookies right now. I’ve been eating cookies almost every day. Healthy ones, but then again, I haven’t been moving all that much.

      No wonder I gain weight over the winter!


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