3 great Christmas gifts for the runner in your life

Christmas is practically here. Ok – you’re right – it’s here. This is late, but better late then never. Unless it’s a Christmas gift, then just save it for another time. But I realllly love these Christmas gift ideas, so I just had to share them with y’all. They’d work for a birthday, too, though.

You may or may not have seen Runner’s World’s gift guide for runners, but, um, yawn! Here are 3 great gift ideas for your favorite runner(s). And no they don’t include clothes, the latest water bottle technology, in-ear headphones, or fancy-schmancy socks. When gift-giving, one should always think out of the box.

1. Race numbers and medal tote bag
For the life of me I can’t remember where I saw this originally, but I think it’s the cutest thing ever. If you’re willing to cut up some of your racing bibs and alter a couple of medals, you could have a totally cute one-of-a-kind tote bag! The only thing I would suggest is that you do something to protect the numbers really well, or they may tear or stain easily.

2. A race t-shirt quilt
Ok. Who hasn’t seen one of these? Seriously.

I have not seen one t-shirt quilt that I don’t love. Recently, we were at the Norcross farmer’s market, and a women was exhibiting one that was made completely of Peachtree Road Race shirts. Ahhh! I know my Dad has enough shirts to make a quilt, if not two. Getting permission to use the shirts for such a cause may be the challenge. But think about it: you’re turning something that was probably in storage or a drawer somewhere into something you can either hang on display or even use! Plus, it’s bound to be suuupppper soft. Yes, please!

3. Race bib storage
I don’t know about you, but figuring out what to do with bibs after a memorable race can be challenging for me. I’ve got some on a cork board, some in a bin, and some being flattened in books. It would be SO cool to have one place to store all of my bibs. This particular bib hanger is perfect, too, because it doesn’t take up much space and has hooks for any size bib. And you can easily flip through them to see the races ran in the past. How efficient!

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