It’s November already?!
I know it’s “only” November, but you can’t ignore the fact that Christmas is coming. The tinsel is out, the lights are on, and the festive tunes are playing. Whether you’re an early bird or last minute shopper, we are here to help take the stress out your Christmas shopping and ensure you keep your sanity… with a range of foolproof gift ideas for runners to suit all tastes and budgets!
Here’s our roundup of the best of the best in four categories: Clothing, Electronics, Shoes & Accessories.
A runner yourself? Why not take advantage of our exclusive festive offers and treat yourself to a little something for a lot less…
It’s really important when choosing clothing for runners that you get something that is going to fit, feel and work fabulously! So, you’ll be glad to hear that all our clothing ranges are made of high-performing, anti-chafing, moisture-wicking fabrics. Meaning you’re guaranteed to find a gift that not only looks good, but also feels great on!
With the winter chill setting in, extra layers are very important at this time of year. From the brushed interiors and windstopper membrane of the Gore R5 Windstopper Running Tights, to the soft, cosy, next to skin fit of the Inov-8 Base Elite Long Sleeve Base Layer, we have a huge range of brands and products with a variety of styles, colours, fit and feel.
Founded in 1970 by legendary distance runner, Dr Ron Hill MBE, the brand Ronhill has developed into a firm favourite for technical, affordable and high-quality clothing for the beginner to the elite level runner. We have a special SAVE 20% offer on full price Ronhill clothing when you buy 2 or more items, giving you more bang for your buck. Save money on stylish new outfits including the Ronhill Momentum Afterlight Jacket (normally £69.99) and Ronhill Momentum Afterlight Tights (RRP £47.99) reduced to £94.38 from £117.98 as part of the deal, saving you £23.60!
As a registered Garmin dealer, we are proud to offer you a diverse range of Garmin GPS watches, from easy-to-use entry level watches, to expert watches that offer advanced performance metrics. We would be more than happy to help you figure out which model is right for your loved one (or for you). If they’re just starting out, maybe even working their way through the “Couch to 5K” app, a great option would be the Forerunner 35. It comes in 4 different colours and gives stats including steps, calories burned, pace, distance, time and Elevate wrist based heart rate, giving them the option to run without a chest strap.
Or, if they’re more of a mountain goat and need something to help get them through those long days on the hills, a Fēnix 5 would be an awesome addition to their kit list. It’s a premium multisport GPS watch with Elevate wrist based heart rate, advanced fitness features, built-in activity profiles for numerous sports, as well as a plethora of performance metrics. It features advanced GPS and GLONASS satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. A 24 hour battery whilst using GPS (or up to 75 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode), the Fēnix 5 will just keep going and going.
With savings of up to £80 across the Garmin range at Run4It for the festive period, you’d be silly not to go that extra mile and treat your loved one to a gift that will just keep on giving, every time they run! Discounts available for a limited time only (until 24th December).
If they’ve already got a running watch, what about some running headphones? The wireless Bluetooth Trekz Titanium Headphones at £99.99 or wired Sportz Titanium Headphones at £49.99 are an ideal alternative to traditional sports headphones and earbuds. Why? Well, because they utilise bone conduction technology to deliver audio through the cheekbones, keeping the runners ears completely free to hear what’s going on around them, ensuring they are safe, alert and also motivated during their run! Perfect for early morning and late evening winter runs when being alert and aware of surroundings is especially important.
Technical running socks are an essential piece in any runner’s kit bag. They are padded in key areas, help to wick away sweat from the skin, prevent blisters and certain models even come with anatomical fitting which prevents them from slipping down at the heel and from going baggy at the toes! Every runner needs them, but what if you don’t know exactly which type they like? Well, you’re in luck as we have a 3 FOR 2 offer on Balega, Feetures & Hilly socks, allowing you to mix and match between brands, styles and colours!
Keep their extremities warm this winter with with our wide selection of running hats, gloves & headbands. Perfect as stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts!
From plain, simple Classic Gloves, to thermal, cosy Wind-Block Gloves, there’s a whole host to choose from and a variety of colours too. We have an equally wide variety of hats and headbands – choose from fun Bobble Hats, toasty Merino Wool Beanie Hats and printed headbands. You definitely can’t go wrong with some cosy hat & gloves set at this time of year!
It’s one of those issues almost every runner faces at some point in their running life: chafing. It can happen to men and women and it’s not nice. Not one bit. So save your loved ones from the pain and discomfort of chafing by gifting them some Runderwear! Undergarments that are specially designed to be more comfortable, breathable and runnable than “normal” underwear.
It does what it says on the tin: it’s a belt that you flip. Slip it on, fill the pockets with various items: phone, keys, tissues, nutrition, cash or cards. Then flip it over so the pocket openings are sealed against the body, preventing anything from falling out! The Flipbelt costs £24.99 and comes in 3 different colours. Simple, useful and effective, and an ideal gift for your favourite runner!
At Run4It we have 100’s of pairs of shoes from 10 different brands for every surface: road, trail, treadmill and the track. Running shoes can be quite a tricky present to buy for someone else, as everyone’s feet and running style is different. So the safest option might be to let them choose their own. In this instance, buying an Instore Gift Card for your runner would be your best bet, as this would mean they could visit any one of our 8 Run4It shops after Christmas and go through our +runlab shoe fitting process to find the ideal pair for them.
The shoes vary in price, but on average cost between £95-£125 so we recommend going for the £100 gift card, or more, which also entitles the recipient to a free pair of Hilly socks!
If they are into trail running and you know their size, it’s worth checking out our £30 OFF 3 TRAIL SHOES offer on popular models from Brooks, Saucony and Hoka – all down to just £79!
Here for you!
At Run4It we strive to put the customer at the heart of everything we do and thanks to our wonderful customers, we have scooped the awards for ‘Best UK Customer Service’ & ‘Best UK Independent Retailer’ in the Running Awards for four consecutive years! Our aim is to help improve every single customers run, in one way or another. Whether that’s from helping them chose the correct socks to help prevent those pesky blisters during their first 5k, to selecting the most waterproof, breathable and reflective jacket for those long Sunday runs. If you run or know a runner, then we are here to help in any way we can!
We have a dedicated team of experts on hand instore and online, who are here to make your Christmas shopping as hassle free and fun as possible. Check out our Christmas Customer Service Information page for useful info including our extended shop opening hours, and extended returns and exchanges.
From all of us here at Run4It, happy shopping, happy running and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!