Stocking fillers for women runners
It’s nearly that time of year… only a few weeks until Christmas, and time to get festive gifts and stocking fillers organised! Perhaps you’ve found your way to Running4women because you have a female runner in your life (your partner, Mum or daughter)? Or maybe you’re the runner, and you’re looking for a subtle way to suggest great stocking fillers to your partner.
Here’s a handy list of stocking fillers packed full of our favourite gifts and gadgets for female runners.
Y-Fumble (£6.50). This revolutionary arm-sleeve allows you to carry keys, cash, your MP3 player and even a small folded map with you whilst running or commuting. It’s a really easy and ingenious way to keep all your valuables with you whilst out on a run. It’s available in four colour choices.
2XU PWX compression socks (£27). Compression socks have been shown to aid recovery after hard training runs or races and are popular with triathletes, too. These from quality British brand 2XU are really well made and very effective, cutting recovery times by optimising circulation and oxygen use in the legs.
Kit Physical company foam roller (£12.50) This keenly-priced foam roller is a semi-circular shape to help the roller retain its shape and all-important firmness. All runners should foam roll, and this is a great way to start.
Amazing Health hand warmers (various prices) We love this range of handwarmers which includes microwavable warmers, battery-operated and fully-rechargable options. Ideal for runners who head out on winter days and return more than a little chilly!
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Christopher McDougall). This fascinating book aims to uncover the secrets of the Tamahumara Indians who are able to run for hundreds of miles without injury. An exploration of ultra-running, this inspiring story shows that we are all “born to run”.
The Barefoot Running Book: The Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running (Jason Robillard) If the female runner in your life has expressed an interest in the barefoot running trend, this book would be a thoughtful gift. Written by the director of the Barefoot Running University, it covers everything you need to know to get started.
We hope this helps you (or Santa Claus!) with the final bits of Christmas shopping for the female runner in your household. Add in a good pair of running socks, an energy bar or gel, and some decadent bubbles for the shower or bath, and we predict your runner will be very happy on the 25th!