Christmas Gifts And Stocking Fillers For Female Runners

Christmas Gifts And Stocking Fillers For Female Runners

Not long to go! If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the female runner in your life, or perhaps you’re after some subtle hints to drop, check out our 2014 female runners Christmas gift guide.

The Stocking Stuffers

One Life ID

For female runners, safety comes first. One Life ID – a UK start up company – have a range of fantastic personal ID wristbands and micro tags for active people. Ideal if you run during dark evenings, and a must if you run alone or have any medical conditions. Custom engraved with your choice of important personal text (emergency, medical and contact information), and linked to your online One Life ID profile. Essential, innovative, and ideal as a gift. (Products from just £4.99, https://www.onelifeid.com/)

Compeed® Blister Care

Not the most exciting present, but certainly useful! Every runner needs blister protection, and foot experts Compeed® offer a range of solutions including blister relief soothing plasters, heel cushion patches (ideal for party season) and moisturising heel cream (a pampering treat). Any runner would thank you for these! Buy them in Boots, supermarkets or at http://www.compeed.co.uk/compeed-footcare.

Halo Headband

Halo headbands are non-slip, absorbent and hygienic, ideal for female runners who struggle with loose hair (or a fringe) and don’t want to wear a hat. You’ll love the innovative sweat block seal which keeps sweat out of your eyes and off your face. We tried the Halo II (£12.95) but there are plenty to choose from. A very handy addition to your running kit. http://www.haloheadbanduk.com/

Bach Rescue Balm

If you’re familiar with Bach rescue remedies, you’ll love this gorgeous balm – ideal for lips or any other area of chapped skin – which moisturises with natural flower essences to sooth your skin and de-stress you at the same time. (£6.30, from Boots, Holland & Barrett, www.amazon.co.uk)

Bach Rescue Gum

This gum from Bach might just be your best friend over the festive period! Filled with the 5 liquid flower essences in Bach’s famous rebalancing blend, this spearmint gum tastes of spearmint will help you relax on the busiest of days. Great to keep in your kit bag. (£4.25, stockists as before).

The Running Kit

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Winter days can be sunny, too, and that low sun can be a problem for runners. Cut the glare with a pair of fantastic Maui Jim sunglasses. Maui Jim offers plenty of sporty frames and prides themselves on the technology behind their lenses. We tested the Hanalei (£165) which we found lightweight and comfortable, with flexible arms for a non-slip pair of sunglasses which wouldn’t budge – a real treat. There are plenty of sporty women’s styles choose from, with prices starting at £125. http://www.mauijim.com/

SOLE Dual Layer Socks

Socks might be the most predictable Christmas present out there, but a great choice is sure to delight any runner. We absolutely love these dual layer socks from footwear specialists SOLE. Extremely soft and comfortable, with completely seam-free layers (no chafing and blisters). Warm enough to be suitable for winter but breathable enough that we’ll be wearing them in summer, too. A variety of styles (from £9.50) www.yoursole.co.uk


TEKO EVAPOR8 Womens Light Low Socks

We also loved these shorter style socks from Teko, designed for female runners, with a narrow heel pocket and tapered, seamless toe. Made from special wicking fabric to keep feet cool and dry, and with lovely cushioning to provide protection just in the areas it’s needed most. (£10, www.tekoforlife.co.uk)



Health & Recovery


If the runner in your life suffers minor injuries, aches and pains, or soreness which keeps them from their favourite hobby, pop an ActiPatch under the tree this year. This is an advanced “micro medical” recovery product, used by physics around the world, which uses Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy to reduce pain and inflammation and speed the healing process. You can use it on any part of the body and because it’s drug-free, it’s safe with no side effects. Pop it on during the day or whilst you sleep. Get it in Boots or at http://www.actipatch.com/ (£19.99)

Nelsons Arnicare® Arnica Bath And Massage Balm

What runner wouldn’t love to receive this luxurious balm? It will certainly boost recovery – you can use it as a bath oil to soothe and soak away soreness, or as a moisturising massage oil to really get into those tight muscles. Either way, you’ll love the gorgeous smell (lavender and grapefruit) and, of course, the key addition of healing arnica. (£8.15, from Boots, Holland & Barrett, www.amazon.co.uk)


For runners curious about the latest health innovations, check out the Trion:Z, a magnetic therapy wristband which has been proven to improve running performance, flexibility and mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Ideal for anyone who likes to use complimentary therapy alongside their healthy lifestyle. Choose from the new Duo Loop and Acti Loop bracelets in a range of great colours. http://www.trionz.co.uk/ (from £19.99)



The Winter Running Saviours

Princeton Tec Vizz LED Light

If you run outside at this time of year, safety and visibility are a must. This fantastic LED light is perfect for runners. With a simple press, hold or double press of the button delivering 3 beam profiles (dimmable, for long-throw illumination, or for close-range lighting with night adjusted vision), this light is so useful in many situations! It’s waterproof, the beam can be locked on, and the battery lasts for ages. http://uk.racingtheplanet.com/store/catalogsearch/result/?q=Vizz (£49.95)

Ron Hill LED Vision Bottle

What a great idea! A hand-held water running water bottle with built in LED lights. In bright pink, for extra visibility, this LED vision bottle is the ideal Christmas gift for female runners and useful all year round.  http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/ron-hill-vision-led-bottle-d4110005?id_colour=141 (£10)

 LlJA Elements beanie

We adore this snug, fleece-lined beanie. It fits like a dream, looks fantastic (a bright pink/red), has a fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort, and features a reflective logo, ideal for running in low light at this time of year. www.lijastyle.com (from £24.00)




DHB Gloves

These running gloves are a real favourite with us. Lightweight enough for racing but warm enough for Winter training, they feature a double-layer cuff, and touchscreen compatible thumb and index figure pads so you don’t have to remove your gloves to use phones or MP3 players. So handy! http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-zelos-lightweight-running-gloves/ (£13.99)

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