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THE HARD TO FIND GIFTS (That Every Performance Runner Needs)

To help you out during this crazy holiday shopping season, we have put together the Top 8 Unique Gifts for Runners for 2017.


Usually the go-to gift for runners is a new pair of running shoes, but what are the best gifts for runners who already have their favorite shoes? Accessories! And we don’t mean just clothes, but unique gifts that you may have never thought of, and are valuable gifts for any athlete.

To help you out during this crazy holiday shopping season, we have put together the Top 8 Unique Gifts for Runners for 2017.

1. Addaday Boomerang Massage Roller ($48)

Addaday Boomerang Massage Roller

This massage roller beats other rollers, because it can be rolled up and easily fit into any gym bag. Perfect for athletes who need to relieve their muscles every day. Plus, with its Surface Skin Technology, it contours around the body, massaging places that normal rollers cannot.

2. Roll Recovery R8 Massage Roller ($119)

Roll Recovery R8 Massage Roller

The R8 is a revolutionary new massage tool that self-adjusts to different leg sizes and muscles. The R8 automatically puts the right amount of pressure for the perfect deep tissue massage, without exhausting your hand or arm muscles. It is so simple to use, no plug needed, just clamp to your body and roll it.

3. Hyperice Vyper 2.0 ($199)

Hyperice Vyper 2.0

This thing vibrates! The vibration technology, backed by extensive data and research, aids in releasing the most stubborn of knots and bound up muscles. The 3 speed-settings allow you to customize your level of relaxation, leaving you feeling invigorated and renewed. This is perfect for anyone who already loves foam rolling, and wants to take it to the next level.

4. Hyperice Hypersphere ($149)

Hyperice Hypersphere

Big things, come in small packages. The three different powers allows this to be used on all types of athletes and muscles. While foam rollers have their benefits, HYPERSPHERE is better at pinpointing specific areas of the body that are in harder to reach places. Plus, with a surface area larger than a lacrosse ball, it’s easier to work out knots.

5. Men’s Qalo Silicone Ring ($19.99)

Men's Qalo Silicone Ring

A Qalo Silicone Ring can be a substitute wedding band that is durable enough to be worn in the toughest of workouts. The ring’s material is meant to move with your finger, so if there is swelling, the ring will still fit perfectly with comfort. Even in the most extreme cases, like getting it caught on something, the ring will stretch and break, which is, better than the alternative of losing a finger. QALO rings are a great way to express love and commitment to one another through the toughest of athletic or work situations.

6. Nighthawk Night Runner 270 ($59.95)

Nighthawk Night Runner 270

It’s getting dark earlier and staying dark longer. We know your athlete doesn’t want to stay inside all day, so these shoe lights are a must to keep them safe. It lights up the path in front of you up to 30 feet. Plus, the back-facing red tail lights alert everyone around of your runner’s location. It is lightweight, fits any shoe, and weighs only 1.5 oz.

7. Garmin Vivoactive 3 Fitness Tracker with Slate Hardware ($329.99)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Fitness Tracker

This watch is the perfect gift for the athlete who wants solid data for their workouts. This is more than just your average fitness tracker, allowing you to make contactless payments, and pair with numerous preloaded sports apps. The watch’s built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities. With good looks, you can wear while active or just for a fashion statement.

8. Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 Set ($140)

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 Set

This is truly a minimalist vest for the long-distance runner. This lightweight, close to the chest running vest is designed to carry a lot, with access to everything, without the unneeded straps and zippers. It’s the vest you wear when you don’t want to feel the extra weight.


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