ACTIVE Running Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories
2015 ACTIVE Running Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories1 of 28
Not sure what to get your favorite runner for the holidays this year? These accessory gift ideas are sure to please even those who have "everything."
Timex IRONMAN Run x50+ Watch$149.95 2 of 28
The Run x50+ connects via Bluetooth with the fitness app of your choice, displaying your workout stats right on your wrist. No more carrying your smartphone in your hand or constantly twisting your arm to check your stats through your armband. The watch also allows you to control music levels and song choice, view incoming text messages and receive audible or vibrating alerts. Not to be overlooked, it also includes standard running watch features like a lap stopwatch, interval timers, alarm and INDIGLO nightlight.
Gregory Tempo 5 Hydration Pack$115 3 of 28
This pack doubles as a backpack for carrying essentials and a hydration pack for those long runs. A magnetic clip keeps the hose from flying around, and a WeatherShield pocket on the strap keeps your phone or other valuables dry.
GoneForaRun.com Runner's Daily Desk Calendar$14.99 4 of 28
#MondayMotivation. #TuesdayTips. #WednesdayWisdom. Now you can get running inspiration any day of the week. This desk calendar gives you 365 days of motivational quotes and illustrations designed just for runners. There's also a place to mark how many miles you ran—or plan to run—that day.
Asics Thermal Arm Sleeves$15 5 of 28
A good pair of arm warmers is easy to overlook, but you'll appreciate them on runs that start cold and end warm. These bright ones from Asics are sure to light up even the dreariest of days. The soft and seamless wool blend fabric provides just the right amount of warmth, and contoured ribbing makes for a super comfortable fit.
Brooks Drift Glove$50 6 of 28
These unisex gloves that convert to mittens are a must for your blustery winter runs. The windproof mitt cover protects your digits, while the tech-friendly thumb and index fingertips let you still get in your running #selfie.
Headsweats Loudmouth Trucker Miami Slice Hat$28 7 of 28
The Loudmouth collection from Headsweats combines the performance of a high quality running hat with the personality of your most outgoing friend after a few drinks. Featuring a women's fit, complimented by sweat-wicking fabric, you'll stand out—in a good way—in this lightweight hat.
Headsweats Energy Band$15 8 of 28
This new one-inch headband from Headsweats is a stylish way to keep your hair out of your face. The velvet stretch lining makes for the ultimate comfort, and the cool design can easily transition from a run to brunch or errands.
Spibelt$19.99 9 of 28
Forget what you know about fanny packs. The Spibelt is bringing back the functionality of the popular 80's waist pack, but in a sleek and understated way. No amount of running, jumping or cavorting will make this sucker bounce around, even with a phone and keys inside.
Petzl TIKKA RXP Headlamp$99.95 10 of 28
Let there be light! Compact yet powerful, this headlamp features reactive lighting technology, automatically adjusting the bulb brightness to the amount of ambient light it senses. A tilt feature lets you aim the beam in just the right place, and a lock function prevents battery drainage from accidentally being turned on.
GoneForaRun.com Runner Girl Kali Tote$29.99 11 of 28
Perfect for the runner lady in your life, this tote is made from a durable, waterproof vinyl that holds up against the elements. The tote is large enough for a pair of running shoes (and more), while an internal pocket lets you stash small items. Bring this bag along on race day with your change of clothes—and chocolate for a post-race reward.
POLAR M400 Watch$229.95 12 of 28
The M400 tracks all the crucial stats during a run, including time, pace, distance, heart rate and calories burned. Data can be synced and analyzed with their smartphone app or desktop platform so you can quickly identify victories or areas that need improvement. With a "Back to Start" feature, you don't have to worry about getting lost in a new city or unfamiliar area. The super soft band and uncomplicated design make this watch easy to fall in love with.
Milestone Pod V2 Run Tracker$24.95 13 of 28
Considering how small and simple the Milestone Pod is, the amount of data you get from it is pretty substantial. Simply lace the device onto your shoe and hit the road. At the end of your workout, you will have access to a virtual smorgasbord of information about your running style, including footstrike, cadence, stride length and leg swing—just to name a few. The product app also tells you ideal stats, so you know how far away you are from perfect form.
Ultimate Direction Fastdraw 20$28.95 14 of 28
This bottle is simple but effective, with an adjustable hand strap and zipper pocket to hold keys and small essentials. There's a learning curve to using the Kicker Valve, but it still stops leaks in their tracks—because you want the water in your belly, not on the ground.
Trigger Point Performance Collection$129.99 15 of 28
Ideal for runners, the Performance Collection focuses on increasing mobility in the back, legs and feet. The kit includes a Quadballer, Footballer, two TP Massage Balls (with sleeve) and a Baller Block. Combine these items for a variety of muscle therapy exercises that will improve circulation and flexibility while also addressing muscle tightness. Insider tip: The Massage Balls hurt so good.
Under Armour Women's UA Layered Up Beanie$26.99 16 of 28
Keep your noggin warm while looking cool. This Under Armour beanie features quick-drying, moisture-wicking fabric that is stylish but effective. A hole for your ponytail ups the feminine factor so you don't have to deal with sweaty hair on your neck.
Nike Run Shield Max Knit Running Hat$80 17 of 28
Just like the United States Post Office, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" will keep you away from your run as long as you have this hat at your disposal. Made with Storm-FIT technology and all-over reflective details, you'll stay dry, warm and visible.
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Sunglasses$170 18 of 28
Tested and approved on Texas trails by ACTIVE.com, the Flak 2.0 will be your go-to for runs of any distance in any weather. The large lens size provides enhanced coverage, and the PRIZM technology fine-tunes vision in any condition. The earsocks and nosepads are made of a patented Unobtainium material, keeping the glasses in place even on overly hot and sweaty runs.
GoneForaRun.com Sterling Silver Running Girl Silhouette Necklace$39.99 - $49.99 19 of 28
Wear your favorite activity on your sleeve... or actually, your neck. The silhouette of a girl running shows your love for the sport in an understated but classy way. You can also choose to include a birthstone for an added personal touch.
Griffin LightRunner Universal Armband$39.99 20 of 28
Ideal for running in lowlight conditions, this armband has three different flash patterns that demand the attention of cars, cyclists and pedestrians, while still making room for your phone or music. The neoprene band shapes to your arm and wicks away moisture in the process, and a hole for your phone's home button provides easy access to the fingerprint scanner—because typing in your password is so 2014.
CLIF Bar$15 for a 12-Pack 21 of 28
These seasonal flavors let you fuel your body with the taste of the holidays. In addition to their deliciousness, you can also feel good about purchasing—one percent of Seasonal CLIF Bar sales will benefit Protect Our Winters, an organization dedicated to fighting climate change.
Thule Urban Glide Jogging Stroller$399.95 22 of 28
The Urban Glide's front wheel has two settings, so it can remain fixed while running for optimum safety or switched to swivel while walking so it's easier to steer. It has an ample amount of storage, a safety wrist strap and easy foldability.
Moji Mini Pro and Curve Pro$29.99; $49.99 23 of 28
Aches and pains are synonymous with running. Moji has developed a line of hand-held massagers designed to target problem areas by loosening sore muscles and breaking up scar tissue. Additionally, each can be put in the freezer for a post-workout ice massage.
Nathan Peak Waist Pak$40 24 of 28
When not on the race course, completing a long training run can be limited by your access to water. To avoid the no-no of holding anything in your hands, the Peak Waist Pak holds 18 ounces of water and has zippered pockets to store small items.
Honey Stinger Organic Waffles and Organic Energy Chews$22.24 for a 16-Pack; $27 for a 12-Pack 25 of 28
One of the most popular companies on the endurance scene, Honey Stinger has an organic and wholesome approach that's been fueling athletes with honey-based products from Colorado since 2002. The waffles (now available in gluten-free) and chews are a tasty real-food alternative to the gel-dominated market.
MELT Method Foam Roller$69.99 26 of 28
You'll never want to get off this ultra soft foam roller. Offering gentle compression for post-run aches, the roller is developed to rehydrate connective tissue, promote faster healing and reduce inflammation. At 36 inches long and 5 inches across, the large surface area lets you reach every part of your body for maximum recovery.
Hair Warrior$24 for 6 oz. 27 of 28
Hair Warrior has one job: to protect your hair against damage-causing sweat and heat. Made with vegan-friendly products, it has a body heat activated formula, which helps reduce frizz and color-fading while still adding shine, softness and body.