Disclaimer: I was provided with items from HumanX by Harbinger and Bani Bands (through SMAK Strategies PR), and also by Gone For a Run and skratch LABS as compensation for review for this gift guide. All of the opinions reflected in this Holiday Stocking StufferGuide are my own.
Are you in need of some last minute stocking stuffers and small gifts for the runners that you love in your life? I have the perfect list of last minute goodies that your runner will surely be ecstatic to receive from you during the magical holiday time of year.
1. BackJoy Posture+
Retail Price: $39.99
This may not fit in your stocking but this is just what you need at your desk after a morning run to support your back and to provide the comfort that you need. I have been using my BackJoy Posture+ now for about a month or so and love the support that it gives me while I am sitting. I hurt my back when I was in college and still have lingering discomfort sometimes. The BackJoy comfortably positions my pelvis and I feel strong posture when sitting for extended periods of time. The BackJoy Posture + actually engages your pelvic floor muscles which helps to engage your core. I like the fact that the BackJoy Posture+ is lightweight and easy to bring with you. The next place that I want to try mine out is in the car. The BackJoy comes in a variety of bright colors.
2. Bani Bands
Retail Price: ranges from $12-$18
Soft Grip Adjustable Headbands: A must have to prevent hair fly-aways on those long runs and during strength training. There is just something great about adding a little sparkle and flair to your workout with these cute headbands. The cool thing about Bani Bands is that they have an adjustable strap which means they can fit me and my five year old daughter! Bani Bands come in a variety of widths (Skinny, Medium, and Wide) and there is a great selection of patterns, solids, and sparkles to suit your mood. I especially love the sequin bands that can be worn during a workout or a night on the town. Bani Bands also offers customization for your organization or team. This would be a fun option for a Reach the Beach Relay Team! Bani Bands was started by a strong female athlete and Army Veteran, Renee Krieg in 2009.
3. Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix with Apples and Cinnamon
Retail Price: 1 Pound for $19.50
I first discovered skratch Labs Hydration Mix earlier this summer so was very curious to try the Apples and Cinnamon Hydration Mix which is prepared to be served warm. It’s been so cold here already in New Hampshire this winter (-21 degrees and that’s no joke) and sometimes the only way to warm up after (or during a workout) is to drink something warm. The great thing of this special “winterized” hydration mix is that is has the same great balance of electrolytes to replenish what you lose even when working out in the freezing temperatures. I love that skratch Labs Apples and Cinnamon Hydration Mix is made with REAL ingredients. The flavor of this hydration mix goes perfectly with the holiday season and the cold weather. Now all I need is a great insulated water bottle to keep my skratch warm out on the trail! Now you could be the lucky winner of a Kleen Kanteen Insulated Water Bottle and some skratch Labs Apples and Cinnamon Hydration Mix. All you need to do is to enter my giveaway!
Retail Price: $25.99 for a 21 oz. insulated water bottle
This is not your average water bottle. This water bottle features insulation that can keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. This water bottle can easily be stored in your Camelbak during long treks out on the trails–running, cross country skiing, or hiking. The Hydroflask would be the perfect container to hold your skratch LABS Apples & Cinnamon Hydration Mix.
The HumanX PowerAmp XXX Flex Fast Cables come in 4 different resistance levels–10, 20, 30 and 40 pounds. I like the nice comfort grip handles because they don’t rub when you are working out. The Flex fast cables come with a door jamb attachment and the handles can be adjusted to work different muscle groups. Resistance bands are great because they are easily portable on trips and don’t take up a lot of space in your house. This would be a great stocking stuffer for your favorite runner!
6. Gone For a Run Gifts
Retail Prices vary based on gift.
Gone For a Run is the one stop shop for fun gifts for the runner in your life. They carry gifts such as medal hangers, cool coasters made from your race bibs, crazy running socks, arm warmers, t-shirts and much more. Gone for a Run was generous to share with me a selection of some of their awesome stocking stuffer ready gifts:
Yakety Yak Knee Socks–For the socks I picked the “You Just Got Chicked” socks because they are perfect for me, the wife of an organic egg farmer (tee-hee).
Gazelle Runner Arm Sleeves in the “Run, Run, Run” print which are on a pretty turquoise background with the word run in a rainbow of colors.
SportsWords decorative art–I chose the word “Runner” which I thought would look cool on the desk in my office.
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