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From frugal to big spenders: Holiday gift options for runners

Looking for holiday gifts for that runner in your life but having difficulty? We have you covered from small gifts to as big as they come.

Animal balaclava
Animal-themed balaclavas for gifts anyone?

The holidays are only a few weeks away and all the procrastinating shoppers still need to get their gift wrapping and shopping done. For the runner in your life, we have options ranging from as cheap as $10 (the stocking stuffers) to items for the big-budget shopper.

2 Toms Sport Shield

Less than $25

ASICS Winter Running Sock
Ever get blisters on the back of your heels from low-cut socks? ASICS winter socks are just the answer as the mid-cut length will eliminate any exposed skin this winter.

2Toms SportShield
Eliminate the painful experience of chafing by investing in 2Toms Sportshield, which can be applied anywhere on the body.

Canadian Running subscription
Canada’s premiere running magazine, a gift that keeps on giving, provides tips on training, nutrition, racing, and much more.

Endurance Tap Energy Gel
There’s few things more Canadian than maple syrup, so this holiday, try out Endurance Tap’s maple syrup energy gel, great for fuelling on those long runs.

Yurbuds INSPIRE 100 Headphones
These sweat-proof headphones are perfect for winter, and won’t break the bank even if they get lost.

Yurbud headphones

Pro-Tec Athletics Orb Massage Ball 5″
As painful as rolling may be, it’s a necessary precaution runners should implement into the routine. It’s also small enough to take to races so you’re ready to go on the start line.

$25 to $50

Kahtoola NanoSpikes
Live in a snowy, icy climate? Kahtoola’s spikes are a must-have this winter in preventing the elements from derailing your training plan.


Animal-themed balaclavas.

Trigger Point Foam Roller 
A long-lasting foam roller is a necessity for staying injury-free, and Trigger Point’s is one of the best on the market.

Mizuno Breath Thermo Windshell Glove
One piece of apparel all runners need this winter, but are often misplaced: Gloves.

New Balance Accelerate 8in Fitted Short
Live in a warm enough climate where you can wear half-tights? Look no further than New Balance’s fitted shorts.

Pearl Izumi SELECT Softshell Glove
For the colder conditions, bundle up with Pearl Izumi’s heavy-duty gloves.

Animal-themed Balaclavas
The best way to freak out runners this winter, these animal-themed balaclavas were so popular that product’s website went down for several days last month.

$50 to $100

For the coffee-loving runner, the Aeropress is guaranteed to make a great cup of java every time.

Saucony Left Lane Short Sleeve
A base layer under your jacket is one of the more important parts of a runner’s wardrobe and Saucony is on the mark with its Left Lane shirt.

Ciele Running Hat
Ciele running hat.

Ciele Running Hat
One of the more hip products on the market, Ciele specializes in running hats.

Zoot Dawn Patrol 1/2 Zip
Water-repellent and insulated? The Zoot half-zip was constructed for ultimate running protection.

MEC Prana Eco Yoga Mat
Great for stretching and strengthening exercises, the MEC yoga mat is affordable and will be well-liked if given as a gift.

The North Face Impulse Active ¼ Zip
Zip or no zip? Great as an outer-layer, the quarter-zip top allows runners to add an extra layer underneath.

$100 to $250

2XU Elite Compression Tights
2XU is one of the leaders in compression gear, and if you’re willing to spend some dough, you can’t go wrong with these.

Nathan Running Headlamp
No sun in the morning and no sun after work? Get in those runs with the Nathan headlamp.

Petzl headlamp
Another option for headlamps, runners have their choice with a top-of-the-line product from Petzl.


Neutral: Brooks Glycerin 13
The Glycerin was just featured as our shoe of the week recently, and offers runners with a cushioned, neutral ride.

Stability: ASICS GEL-Kayano 22
For the pronating runners looking for some stability, the ASICS Kayano has been a staple in the running community, now in its 22nd year of production.

Adidas Racing Flat
Adidas adizero Takumi Sen Boost 3.

Racing flat: Adidas Adizero Takumi Sen Boost 3 Shoes
If you’re gifting for a runner who has a goal race in 2016, these Adidas flats are worn by some of the world’s fastest.

Casual: New Balance 574 Fresh Foam Tonal
Beyond their running footwear, New Balance has some great casual kicks with their Fresh Foam technology.

Trail shoe: Salomon XA PRO 3D J
Get after it in the trails with this durable trail-runner from Salomon.

Arc’teryx Stride Tight
A relative newcomer to the running scene, Arc’teryx is known for its toughness in the winter. These tights are no exception.


Garmin Forerunner 230
An affordable option for a GPS watch, the Forerunner 230 does it all.

Oakley RadarLock Edge
One of the leader’s in eyewear, these shades will protect your eyes from the sun and the wind.

Apple Watch
For the Apple-obsessed runner, this watch is a great compliment to having the iPhone.

Nike Vest
Nike Aeroloft running vest.

Hyperice Vyper Roller
The Hyperice roller is the Rolls-Royce of foam rollers, decked out with full vibrating capabilities.

Nike Aeroloft Flash Running Vest
Nike provides some flash with this winter’s running vest so runners are visible in the dark.

TomTom Runner Cardio
With a built-in heart rate monitor, runners won’t have to fumble around with a chest strap to know their stats on runs.

Brooks Seattle Shell Jacket
A more heavy-duty jacket compared to most, the Brooks Seattle will keep you warm and dry this winter.