The Best Stocking Stuffers for Runners


Nathan Quick Stash Run Hat 


Like the face mask, Nathan continues to innovate and add creative solutions to the simplest of running gear. This hat looks like a classic running hat (and is lightweight and UPF protective), but it features a stash pocket on each side to hold your runner's essentials—like keys, cards or energy gels to keep them focused on their run.

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Fairlife Core Power Protein Shake


Post-workout recovery drinks need to toe the line between providing all the necessary macronutrients to boost recovery and performance, and simply tasting delicious. Core Power is a complete protein shake perfect for post-workout recovery and comes in several irresistible flavors, including chocolate, banana, vanilla and strawberry banana, each packed with 26 grams of complete protein, nine essential amino acids and 780 mg of potassium to help refuel, rebuild and rehydrate.

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KT Tape Pro Extreme


Injuries happen, but KT Tape can help keep your runner, well, running. This "extreme" version of KT Tape is both more durable and features a stronger adhesive, making it wearable for up to seven days. It is specially designed to provide effective support during strenuous activity through extreme conditions, including rain, high heat, high humidity or oily skin.

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TriggerPoint Nano LTE


Your runner likely knows TriggerPoint for its popular foam rollers, but its new Nano LTE helps relieve sore muscles in the feet and forearms instead. It's compact enough to throw in a bag and take along while traveling, and with daily use, it can help improve mobility and help speed up recovery time by increasing the blood and oxygen flow to your runner's feet and forearms.

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Pro-Tec Resistance Bands


A little proactive strength and mobility work can help prevent long-term overuse issues for runners. These unbreakable resistance bands are a perfect take-anywhere solution, and since they come with three color-coded levels of resistance, they can be substituted for a gym strengthening, toning or mobility workout at a moment's notice. 

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Road ID Shoe ID 19MM


Gift your runner (and yourself) the peace of mind that if anything happens out on the road or trail, that first responders will be able to reach your runner's emergency contact. It's made from medical grade stainless steel, features a high-viz stripe up the middle of the strap and attaches to any shoes with laces. Be sure to include any allergies to medications, as well as a motivational quote to provide a pick-me-up when the running gets tough. 

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Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook


If there's one thing that's certain, it's that runners love to eat. Written by Olympian Shalane Flanagan, "Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow." is full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor—perfect for hard-training runners with busy schedules. She includes breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes (plus snacks!), and there are meatless recipes for vegetarian runners, too.  

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Tread Bands All-Terrain Tieback


This is the only tieback headband your runner will ever need! It has plenty of grip to keep it in place, is made with lightweight, breathable, moisture management performance fabric and features a reflective logo to keep your runner seen in low-light conditions. It's a one-size-fits-most design that is machine washable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying.

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Buff Filter Mask and Filter Tube


At the very least, masks look like they'll be around for a while longer. If your runner run with a mask or is looking for a comfortable option to protect themselves from potential exposure, look no further than Buff's line of filter masks and tubes. By far the best we've tried, Buff's masks and tubes are lightweight, extremely comfortable and, most importantly, stay up while pounding the pavement. They even have UPF 50+ sun protection! Every purchase comes with a pack of five filters that offer 98-percentn bacterial filtration efficiency and can be used for up to 24 hours, depending on the environment its used in.

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