Running and Fitness Holiday Gift Guide


Woohoo Cyber Monday! Looking for a gift for the special runner or athlete in your life (or for yourself)?  Look no further!  Here are my picks for this year.


  • Grab a gift card for these wonderful workouts, or enroll your loved one for a few months in ClassPass!  (But remember to pay close attention to where the studios are in relation to where your gift recipient lives; it is hard to use classes that are inconveniently located and then your recipient just feels guilty)
    • Boutique spinning: SoulCycle, Zengo, Flywheel
    • Barre: Xtend Barre, Barre3, PureBarre
    • Yoga (CorePower is so hot right now)
    • Pilates (reformer pilates is extra special!)
    • Orangetheory
    • Personal training

Workout Apparel

  • Nike spandex running shorts
    • These are great for running, lifting, classes, etc. because they are spandex, so no one is going to get a peek up your shorts.  I also love that they are long enough to prevent chafing.
  • Feetures! running socks (never have too many)
  • Patagonia nano puff jacket
    • I just bought this for my commute this winter.  Not too bulky!
  • Under Armour sweatpants
    • I have a pair of these and they are so warm and perfect for getting to/from the gym, or for lounging around afterward.
  • Lululemon Cool racerback
    • My go-to top for summer running, yoga, pilates, and Orangetheory

Cool Racerback

Down For A Run Vest GapGapGapgapfit

Workout Accessories

  • Body Glide (great stocking stuffer!)
  • Apple Watch (see my post here)
  • Osprey Stratos 24 backpack (what I use to run to work)


  • Hydration apparatus, because no matter how cold it is this winter, it will get hot again in a few months
  • Heart rate monitor, because heart rate training is all the rage right now
  • Waterproof iPod shuffle for swimming
  • Manduka Pro yoga mat
    • The perfect amount of thickness and FINALLY something that I don’t slide on
  • Gaiam yoga towel, for those of us who sweat a lot in yoga

Subscription/Box Gifts 

  • I haven’t tried any of these yet except for VeganCuts, but I am getting my first Vinebox in January and can’t wait!
    • Stridebox
      • All products are related to running, training, and recovery, such as gels, Nuun, cleansing wipes, chapsticks, laces, bars, gloves, etc.
    • RunnerBox
      • Similar to Stridebox although appears to have more snacks (nuts, crackers, etc.)
      • Same company also makes CycleBox and TriBox
    • VeganCuts
      • I tried the snack box for a few months and thought it was fun
    • NatureBox 
      • Offering 50% off your first box
      • Vegan options available–unlike other subscription boxes, you pick what goes in the box
    • Vinebox (monthly wine tastings)
      • Genius idea–get three servings of fancy shmancy wine per month to try, and order more of what you like!  I, for one, cannot drink a whole bottle, especially when I am in training, but a glass of wine once in a while is such a nice treat!  Can’t wait for my first one.

Recovery Essentials


  • Nutribullet or Vitamix
  • Food delivery service, such as Din, Blue Apron, or Sakara Life
    • I haven’t tried any of these, but I have heard good things, and they seem like a nice treat for a busy runner.  Please let me know if you’ve tried them and have a favorite!
  • Massage gift card
  • Herbal teas


I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here.  What are you wishing for this holiday season???

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