6 Gifts for Every Runner

The Active Times Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Several items in our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide are great for runners. Check out a few below:

1. Asics GT-2000™ 2

The newest shoe from Asics is a second take on the GT-2000 series and this time around it’s designed for a lighter and even more comfortable ride. John Gilberston, elite runner and member of the Mammoth Track Club sports these neutral sneaks because he likes the lightweight but durable build and the responsive cushioning courtesy of Asics’ FluidRide midsole technology. “With each stride I feel the cushion and I get that bounce back to propel me into my next step,” says Gilberston. This sneak’s specs are almost endless and it’s also available in a trail version, which means you can easily please the runner in your life, no matter what type of terrain they love to tackle. $120; asics.com

2. Just Right Glove

Every gift for the gadget-lover on your list doesn’t have to be some sort of super impressive, state-of-the-art, device. The gizmos that assist those gadgets, like these touch-screen accessible gloves, make great gifts too. App-obsessed athletes love tracking their adventures with their phones, but they need to keep their hands heated too. The Just Right glove’s tech-tipped fingers make every app accessible while the moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating material continually keeps hands heated. $30; movingcomfort.com

3. Opedix KNEE-Tec Tight

Here’s a high-tech piece of gear disguised as active wear. Perfect for runners who log many miles, the KNEE-Tec tight from Opedix features the brand’s patented technology which is designed to enhance performance by supporting joint motion. The tights are touted for their ability to minimize fatigue, equalize joint loading, and improve dynamic stability during movement. Science even says that these premium pants provide enough joint support to realign the body’s kinetic chain. $225; opedix.com

4.The Complete Runner's Day-By-Day Log 2014 Calendar

It seems like everyone’s all up in arms about how much runners like to brag these days. Maybe stuffing this day-by-day runner’s log in your favorite road racer’s stocking will help quiet things down a bit by helping him or her to quietly keep track of all those marvelous miles on paper. With space to record miles, times, successes, and, yes, even failures, it’s the perfect training tool for runners of every level. $10; amazon.com

5. Just Right Earwarmers

Any runner who wants to work out outside during the winter months needs gear to cover his or her ears—but it must boast moisture-wicking features like the Just Right Ear Warmer headband, though. After all, wet ears will certainly not be warm ears. This headband works to regulate body temperature and also includes reflective accents—great for early morning, before-the-sun or late-night runs. $18; movingcomfort.com

6. Evo Fit Roller

After you gift this to the runner (or any athlete) in your life, you can tell them they’re not allowed to complain about sore muscles anymore. The EvoFit ensō Roller loosens tight muscles by providing a dynamic deep-tissue massage. But what sets the ensō apart from other “rollers” on the market is its ability to be customized to fit individual needs. A few easy disc adjustments are all it takes to turn the ensō into your own personal masseuse. $90; evofitforlife.com

Click HERE to see the entire 2013 Gift Guide.