Where did the time go? Yesterday it was July and you were making sure you stayed cool on your runs. Today it’s December, it’s cold, and you’re running out of time to snag the perfect holiday gifts for the runners and walkers in your life. This happens every year, but just like last year the team here at RunCharlotte is ready to help!
When it comes to gifts Charlotte has got the best local running stores, with the perfect deals that can satisfy even the most picky runners on your list!
Listen Up: Aftershokz Aeropex (Rebranded as Shokz OpenRun)
The Shokz OpenRun is a great gift for the runner or walker in your life that loves to listen while they run. Add music, podcasts, or audiobooks to your workouts with this addition to your running kit.
The best part is that you’ll not only be able to hear your music, but also the world around you. Utilizing the latest in bone conductive technology, your headphones sit just in front of your ears leaving you with full awareness of your surroundings
Where to Find It: Omega Sports has got a great deal on their whole store! ($30 off orders $120 or more AND $50 off orders of $200 or more)
Relax Those Muscles: Theragun + Foam Rollers
Stretching might be the worst part of running, but with the right tools you can turn a chore into something you really enjoy. The Theragun is changing what it means to relax and massage sore muscles, and pairing it with a foam roller will bring your runner’s recovery to the next level.
One of the great things about going to your local running store is that you can try before you buy! If you are interested in a Theragun or foam roller head over to one of the stores to see what you think.
Where to Find It: Charlotte Running Company is your one stop shop for both the Theragun and foam roller. You can pick them up in stores or online.
Stay Hydrated: Nathan Running Water Bottle
When you are preparing for a run one of the first things you grab is your water bottle. Good hydration can be the difference between a great run and a DNF during training and at races, so a good water bottle is key AND the perfect stocking stuffer for any runner. Nathan water bottles come in all shapes and sizes and vary in capacity, nozzle type, and color, to fit any need!
Where to Find It: All of our local running stores carry Nathan water bottles so it really comes down to colors and the size you are looking for with this perfect gift.
Treat Your Feet: Feetures Socks
We all could use a few more pairs of socks. No really, no matter how many pairs of socks your favorite runner has they will always be excited for a few more pairs of Feetures socks.
Started right here in North Carolina, the Feetures brand has quickly become the premier running sock brand. With intentional design made for comfort and function as well as a lifetime guarantee of performance, Feetures are a great gift for the runners and walkers in your life.
Where to Find It: Run For Your Life is a great place to grab your Feetures and a variety of other sock brands too. They are currently running a sale of buy 3 get 1 free on their socks! Also, ask about their Saucony Value Pack to make that deal even sweeter!
Make a Scene: NoxGear Tracer2 Vest
The days are getting shorter and shorter and that means less light for your morning and evening runs. Visibility is key when running in low light which is why our next gift idea is all about being seen!
The Tracer2 from Nox Gear is the pinnacle of visibility in low light. With 360 degrees of visibility for up to ¼ mile, you’ll never have to worry about whether cars can see you. Also with 16+ color settings you can match your mood or match your group and you’ll never get bored.
Where to Find It: You’ll have to head to the Nox Gear Website for this one. Use the link below!
Brighten Up Your Day: Goodr Sunglasses
We saved one of our favorites for last! Even though the sun isn’t out very long this time of year, it is never a bad time to stock up on great running sunglasses. And we think the greatest, are Goodr Sunglasses.
Goodr sunglasses are the perfect balance of performance, that keeps them on your head during the toughest of conditions, and a price, that won’t break the bank. All you have to do to know that Goodr sunglasses are the best is ask someone that has a pair… or 10. It’s impossible to just get one with all of the styles they have!
Where to Find It: You can find Goodrs at any of your local running stores! Check out some of the styles on the Goodr website below.
As you work to get your holiday shopping done we at RunCharlotte are over the moon that you are choosing to support Charlotte local businesses. The Charlotte running community is as strong as it is in part because of the local stores that support it. So when you can, try and give them a little bit of support right back. Happy Holidays and we hope this article has helped you find the perfect gifts for the runners in your life!