Category Archives: Gift Ideas for Runners

Looking for a great gift for a family member or runner friend? Explore these posts containing terrific running gift ideas!

Best Ever Running Books Collection

running booksIf you search for running books on Amazon, you’ll be confronted with hundreds of results. That’s quite a collection – a collection that can be a little daunting (and time consuming) to browse through.
…check out our list of books for runners

Retail Therapy: 20 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

If you’re feeling a bit stuck and in need of some gift ideas for the runners in your life, check out this list to see if there’s anything they could use to keep them running fit for 2009. (Or, if you’re the runner and you’re deeply afraid you’re gonna get given something that’s just not you again, here’s a link to pass on.) Continue reading Retail Therapy: 20 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

Instructional Running DVDs

running-dvd.jpg looks to be just getting going but, from looking at the samples on their web site, they show great promise. From their site:

The goal of is simple – to provide athletes with resources to run faster. The first DVD is called “Building a Better Runner: Building from the Ground Up,”

RunningDVDs says their product is made for all types of runners. I have not viewed any of their product (they have one DVD so far) but the samples appear to be of very high quality. Please leave me a comment if you’ve viewed their product and let our readers know what you thought of it.

I’d like to wish the folks over at RunningDVDs all the best. They look like they’ve hit on a great idea.

This might make a great gift!

Retail Therapy: Holiday Gift Blowout, Part One!

Let’s get one thing straight; Runner Susan celebrates all holidays that involve the giving of gifts to Susan. All kidding aside (and I actually wasn’t kidding) I’ve put together a fantastic list of gifts anyone can give me. Or even give to the runner in your life! From $1.99 to $1,999.00, there is something perfect here for every runner. (All prices in US.)


Light-It-Up Vest:

The vest combines reflectivity with LED power, giving 360-degree visibility. 3 LED-settings: glow, blink and off. One size fits most. $29.00



Bondi Bands:

Where fashion meets function. All runners should have great hair and Bondi Bands in their stocking. Bondi Performance Wear is made from sweat-absorbing wicking fabric. $8.00



Pulse Lite Glove:

Soft, lightweight, and highly breathable running glove is ideal for fall marathons. Keeps hands dry and offers just enough protection as you run. Five fun colors. $20.00



Nightlife Magnetic Clip:

Lightweight, magnetic light adds instant visibility with 3M™ Scotchlite™ retro-reflective detail and L.E.D. light. $15.00



Vapor Dry Racer Cap:

Moisture-transfer cap with Element mesh band; helps regulate temperature by moving moisture away from the head, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Fit: Semi-fitted. Blue and green. $18.00



Tech Pocket:

This neoprene and Velcro pouch is just the place to stow your mp3 player while you’re on the move. It straps securely to your arm and is padded for comfort. $14.00



Briza Watch:

This watch is perfect for running a marathon or running around town. A genuine mother of pearl face makes it as pretty as it is functional. It is also water-resistant to 100 meters. $75.00 ON SALE! $59.99



ABA Cellulite Smoothers:

You asked and here they are, the shorts worn by the women on the hit TV show, The Biggest Loser. For biking, running and losing that jiggle factor. I’ll take one in every color, please. Shorts available in sizes small (4-6) through 3X (24-26). $29.99 and up.



Custom Running Artwork:

Each piece is handcrafted and original. Send a photo and any associated memorabilia, favorite colors or anything else, and artist One Pink Fuzzy will create a one-of-a-kind, hand-made keepsake. Prices for a 12″x12″ start at $45. Truly a bargain.



Custom Running Shirts:

The Running Banana offers the perfect gift for someone with a marathon in his or her future. Simply add ‘Go Runner Name’ and they will sure to be a celebrity! Tanks, short sleeved and long sleeved shirts. $35.00 and up.



Oakley Thump Pro Sunglasses:

Sunglasses and an MP3 player all in one. No wires, no mess. 100% UVA, UVB, UVC and blue light protection. $299.00



iPod Shuffle:

Clip on the world’s most wearable music player and take up to 240 songs with you anywhere. Choose from five colors — including four new hues — to make your musical fashion statement. I’ll take the red one. $79.00



Marathon Stick:

Made popular by world-class runners. This is the favorite model of Bob Anderson, world’s foremost authority on stretching, and author of the bestseller, Stretching. $29.95



Don’t forget—tune in for Part Two next week!

Retail Therapy: Pocket Tote Workout Bag, by Hat Attack

Why should your gym bag be boring? Take a look at this one available at Lucy, it has plenty of room for your running shoes, water bottles, a change of clothes and any other essential marathon gear. It’s also great for those spontaneous weekend getaways. And with spring on the way, this pattern will blend right in. It’s lightweight and durable. Check your bag with style.


Available at Lucy, $58.00. Size: 17″ tall x 19″ wide x 5″ deep.

Go on, live a little! You deserve it.

Retail Therapy: Valentine Gift Guide Ideas

Occasionally you do things other than run, right? Okay maybe not, but I’m sure that special someone, runner or not, would love this Murano Heart Bracelet, because truly, it’s to die for. Thankfully the Italians can do more than fuel us with pre-race pasta.

Available at Red Envelope. Set of 3, $58.00.

But if the perfect running gift is a must, try this Heart Hoodie by Yogi. The tie-die heart on the front adds the touch of romance. Made of easy-fitting raglan, two front pockets.


Available at Lucy, $88.00

Holiday Gifts for Runners

Looking for those last minute gift ideas? Here are some easy to find last minute stocking stuffers.

  1. Body Glide
  2. Runner Ornaments
  3. Runner Girl Pendant
  4. Magnetic Runner Night Light
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Lock Laces
  7. Warm Gloves
  8. Race Charms
  9. Inspirational Jewelry
  10. Warm Socks
  11. Warm Hats
  12. Swiss Army Tool
  13. Snot Spot Snot Wiper
  14. Healthy Snacks
  15. Not- So-Healthy Snacks
  16. Mini Cliff Microlight
  17. iPod Shuffle
  18. Soothing Muscle Recovery Gel
  19. Marathon Stick
  20. Massage Balls
  21. Trail Runner Head Lamp
  22. Mace
  23. Penguin Sport Wash
  24. Sport Watch
  25. Sunscreen

What’s your favorite stocking stuffer? Leave me a comment.