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    Need gift suggestions for a runner

    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?

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

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    Food!

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    A kettlebell - not kidding either, if she can incorporate swings to strengthen her posterior chain it will improve her running.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Smart Wool socks are actually a great gift for a runner. Otherwise an Endurance Bag is what I always recommend.

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