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    So, I'm looking for a gift for my mom, a runner. I hate running, so I have no idea what runners use/like/need. That said, I like to support her endeavors, and my stepdad's gift are all bike-related, so I thought I'd get her a runner...thing.

    But what?

    It's her third-tier gift (not the big gift, and not the second-biggest gift), so i'm looking for something relatively inexpensive (no HR monitors) that is still useful. When I asked her for ideas, she said "socks", but come on. Socks? Really? I was kind of hoping for something a little more fun.

    So, dear runners, what kind of running gifts do you love getting?

  • #2
    Does she have a favorite running store? Get her a gift card there
    I love gift cards!
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    • #3
      Socks really...well yea...get her a pair of Swiftwick brand socks #2 in her size..she will be happy.

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      • #4
        Food!
        As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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        • #5
          A kettlebell - not kidding either, if she can incorporate swings to strengthen her posterior chain it will improve her running.
          Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
          PS
          Don't forget to play!

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          • #6
            If she's going to be running outside while it's cold & she takes her phone / mp3 player with her, you could get her 'smart touch' gloves (they let you operate touch-screens)

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            • #7
              How about one of those belts that marathon runners use which holds platic bottles for water, etc.? They can't be too expensive, especially from an online vendor.

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              • #8
                Thanks guys! I took rockrunner's suggestion and went with the Swiftwicks since she did ask for socks, after all. I have to admit, these socks are pretty exciting. Not as exciting as my Angry Birds socks, which came in a pack of six with a different character on each foot so you can do Angry Birds with your feet (which I do, 'cause we don't get out much), but pretty exciting nonetheless. If they're as good as all the reviews say they are, she'll love them.

                Thanks again!

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                • #9
                  Saucony! Haha I love mine, I wish they made logger/construction/lineman boots as comfortable as my running (that I use for walking, I wear a 4E so I can't just wear some cheap sneakers for walking) shoes haha.
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                  • #10
                    Smart Wool socks are actually a great gift for a runner. Otherwise an Endurance Bag is what I always recommend.

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                    • #11
                      get her a pair of Injinji socks (they have toes). Super comfy and quite the conversation piece. I use them because I run far and my toes rub together causing blisters. I also highly recommend you order her a ROAD ID, it provides some peace of mind knowing medical folks will know who to contact and what ailments or allergies she has in the event that she is injured while running.

                      Road IDŽ USA's #1 Source for Runners ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID Tags

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Miscellangela View Post
                        Thanks guys! I took rockrunner's suggestion and went with the Swiftwicks since she did ask for socks, after all. I have to admit, these socks are pretty exciting. Not as exciting as my Angry Birds socks, which came in a pack of six with a different character on each foot so you can do Angry Birds with your feet (which I do, 'cause we don't get out much), but pretty exciting nonetheless. If they're as good as all the reviews say they are, she'll love them.

                        Thanks again!
                        I'm glad you went with the socks. I honestly have different socks for winter vs summer running. It makes a huge difference whether I get blisters or not.

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