Unsure of what to get the athlete in your life this holiday season? Let our gift guide help you out! With a variety of products from a range of price points all available at local retailers, you’re sure to find something that fits your loved one’s needs and your budget.

  1. Fibre Athletics Everywhere Jacket: $218
    • Why You Want It: Not only is this jacket super stylish and warm, but it’s versatile to any activity you may have on your schedule. Plus, it’s 100 percent made from organic, heavy-weight fleece, with extra pockets and pouches to hold your belongings while running on a cold day.
    • Can Be Found At: fibreathletics.com
  2. COBI Connected Biking System: $249
    • Why You Want It: The mountable phone case for your bike makes it easier to read the GPS or your fitness app while riding. It comes with a rain cover that fits iPhones, a remote control and phone charging capabilities.
    • Can Be Found At: http://get.cobi.bike/us_en/
  3. RunPhones: corded: $39.95, Bluetooth: $99.95
    • Why You Want Them: Comfort and functionality were both in mind when RunPhones were designed; as a moisture-wicking headband, high quality flat speakers are inserted inside, so you never have to worry about ear buds falling out. Comes in corded and wireless.
    • Can Be Found At: Walmart, Target
  4. Adidas ZNE Pants: $90
    • Why You Want Them: The ZNE pants were designed to provide comfort for athletes in any environment. The athletic yet modern style gives men the option to wear them anywhere, without looking out of place. The tapered fit pants are made of soft, silky fabric.
    • Can Be Found At: Adidas, Macy’s, Footlocker, Champs Sports
  5. Halo Fire Runners’ Headlamp: $119.99
    • Why You Want It: Halo Fire’s headlamp was the first ever headlamp designed specifically for runners. The rechargeable lamp is lightweight and unisex, with 288 lumens that have two angles to illuminate the runner’s feet and path in front of them.
    • Can Be Found At: Nathansports.com, backcountry.com, REI
  6. Yaktrax RUN Removable Spikes and Coils: $39.99
    • Why You Want It: For the dedicated runners, the high-strength, natural-rubber, removable spikes allow running directly on snow and ice, as they provide 360 degrees of traction. The spikes can be worn in temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Can Be Found At: REI, L.L.Bean, Zappos.com
  7. Nike Sport III Bag: $65
    • Why You Want It: The third edition of the Nike Sport Bag is the most durable yet, with an adjustable shoulder strap, dual handles, several pockets, and a dual-zip main compartment. There’s a separate spot for shoes, yet remains lightweight.
    • Can Be Found At:com
  8. Lululemon Fresh Tracks Tight: Price TBD
    • Why You Want Them: These new tights were designed with winter in mind; the sweat-wicking tech fleece fabric is extra stretchy, and brushed inside for warmth but is lightweight. The high-rise and tight fit keeps everything in place during a workout, and there are extra pockets to hold the essentials. Plus, they are really stylish, and are brand new this season!
    • Can Be Found At: Lululemon in the second week of November
  9. Sportz M3 wired sport headphones: $49.95
    • Why You Want Them: The open ear design ensures safety and comfort on a run while still being able to enjoy music; the bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, to keep ears open to listen to surroundings. These headphones are sweat and moisture resistant, and have a battery life of 12 hours.
    • Can Be Found At: Walmart, Sears, Vitamin Shoppe, aftershokz.com
  10. Men’s Centrifuge Hoody: $180
    • Why You Want It: This is more than just a windbreaker; the Centrifuge Hoody is the second of its kind, with two different weights of hybrid-mapped premium Polartech Power Grid fabrics, with a waterproof breathable fabric on the top. It’s lightweight and quick drying, with lots of pockets and thumb loops.
    • Can Be Found At: www.outdoorresearch.com
  11. R.O Softshell Lite Gloves: $55
    • Why You Want Them: The new P.R.O. design is both lightweight and insulated, to give riders a bulk-free feeling when gripping their handlebars. The gloves are both wind and water resistant, have an extended cuff to close the gap to sleeves, and have reflective elements for safety. Comes in black and red.
    • Can Be Found At: Walmart, Modernbike.com
  12. Men/Women’s ELITE Barrier Vest: $60
    • Why You Want It: For the non-frostbite days, this vest keeps your core warm while remaining lightweight on the body. It is windproof and water resistant, and made with highly breathable Direct-Vent panels. The vest features a zippered back pocket and reflective elements.
    • Can Be Found At: L.L. Bean, pearlizumi.com
  13. MDR 2.4 Mirrored Goggle – Elastomeric: $25.04
    • Why You Want Them: The MDR Mirrored Goggle was awarded the Triathlete Best in Class Goggle in 2014, due to its comfortable gaskets and clear vision. The outer eye fit expands comfort for swimmers, and the elastomeric technology reduces goggle pressure around the eyes. The mirrored lens helps reduce brightness and glare.
    • Can Be Found At: DICK’S Sporting Goods, Speedo USA, Zappos.com
  14. Gone for a Run Metal Medal Hangers: $20 – $75
    • Why You Want It: A medal represents a lot of hard work and determination to an athlete, so they shouldn’t just be thrown off to the side after the race. These medal hangers are both unique and sturdy, made from metal and are even customizable! There are hundreds of designs and styles, so there’s definitely one to suit every athlete.
    • Can Be Found At: goneforarun.com, ChalkTalk Sports
  15. Fun Run Box subscription: $35 a month, can prepay for three, six, or 12 months at discounted price
    • Why You Want It: Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, but are not just limited to makeup companies and diet fads. With a Fun Run Box subscription, your runner will receive a box full of running products, clothes and snacks, along with a challenge every month. Once you complete the six-month challenge, you get a medal and finisher shirt.
    • Subscribe at: http://funrunbox.com/

Stocking Stuffers: ($25 or less) 

  1. Contigo AUTOSEAL Kangaroo Reusable Water Bottle with Storage Compartment: $8.39
    • Why You Want It: This 24 oz. water bottle also serves as a wallet, lightening your load when going to the gym or a race. The storage pocket, located on the side of the bottle, fits IDs, cash or cards, and a key. The AUTOSEAL technology is leak and spill proof, and the wide opening is big enough for ice cubes! What more could you ask for in a water bottle?
    • Can Be Found At: Target, Walgreens, Contigo, Amazon
  2. Night-Runner LED-Glow Shoe Clip: $24.99
    • Why You Want It: With shorter days and the sun setting earlier, running in the dark is almost inevitable in the winter. With this shoe clip, though, you don’t have to feel unsafe. The LED light is visible up to half a mile away, and has two modes: flashing and steady, to make sure others are aware of your presence.
    • Can Be Found At: opensky.com
  3. Stance Fusion Athletic Socks: $12 – $16
    • Why You Want Them: These socks are made for ultimate performance, as they feature moisture-wicking fibers, and a network of mesh vents that wrap from the top to the arch of the foot. Stance’s Air Channel Cushioning uses a special foot bed to add extra padding while enhancing airflow.
    • Can Be Found At: stance.com, Nordstrom, Foot Locker, Zumiez
  4. The Runner’s World Cookbook: $13 – $18
    • Why You Want It: Sometimes, eating like a runner can be hard and get boring. Luckily, Runner’s World created a cookbook with over 150 recipes to “fuel up and slim down.” Many of the recipes included use ingredients found in every kitchen, making them quick and easy to prepare.
    • Can Be Found At: Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Target
  5. Think Jerky: $24.95 for 5 pack
    • Why You Want It: Think Jerky uses only sustainably-raised 100 percent grass-fed beef, or free-range turkey in its products. There are no added hormones or antibiotics, and are all NON-GMO, gluten free and paleo friendly, making it the ideal pre- or post-race snack. Each of the four unique flavors were created by a different celebrity chef, and 10 percent of all proceeds go to veterans with PTSD to help them heal naturally.
    • Can Be Found At: Think Jerky is a local company, located at 500 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, and can be found at www.thinkjerky.com
  6. MyID Sport Bracelet: $19.95
    • Why You Want It: This bracelet serves as a safety accessory, where runners can access and store their health and fitness information, and in case of an emergency, First Responders can easily access your profile. MyID Sport is made from lightweight silicone, and the variety of colors allows athletes to simultaneously be safe and in style.
    • Can Be Found At: endevr.com, eBay
  7. Balega VTech Enduro socks: $13
    • Why You Want Them: The Balega VTech socks are made to perfectly fit any foot shape, with an arch support system and compression bands to create ultimate midfoot support. It is made out of Drynamix moisture, and has a sensitive rib top and extra deep heel pocket. These socks also have extra cushioning and ventilation.
    • Found: balega.com, REI

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