Stay Warm and Cozy All Winter Long With These Holiday Gift Ideas
These are the best holiday gifts for runners who don't take it inside just because it's winter.
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Just because the weather turns cold doesn’t mean it has to slow you down. With the right planning and preparation (and the right gear, of course), you can stay warm and cozy even when the temps drop and conditions get nasty. These are the best holiday gifts for runners who don’t take it inside in the winter.
Brooks Momentum Thermal Pants
These unassuming black joggers are lined with a soft, thermal fleece that keeps our legs warm through wind and cold, and the stretchy elastic waistband never squeezes. Plus, they’re stylish enough to wear on quick trips to the office or during a coffee run. $95
Headsweats Eco Multisports Reversible Fleece Beanie
Woven knit on one side and recycled fleece on the other allows you to turn this hat inside out depending on whether you want a little or a lot of insulation on your head. It fits over your ears without itchiness and doesn’t shrink in the washing machine. $22
Janji Vortex Wind Block Gloves
This is the glove you can put on before you’ve warmed up and keep on for your entire run without getting sweaty. If conditions turn, deploy the DWR-coated mitten flap hiding on the back of the hand. We also love the reflective stripe, smart-touch-enabled fingertips, and cuff that covers your wrists. $38
For warming up, cooling down, or simply relaxing in style, this hoodie combines comfort with real performance. Made from a technical mix of recycled fabrics, features a high-performance and effortlessly cozy fit and feel. The all-new lace guard holds the drawstring laces in place so you can move or relax without distraction. $150
We’ve tried all the traction tricks, but landed on the Kahtoola NanoSpikes to keep us upright when it’s slippery outside. The spikes slip onto my tiny shoes and stay there. We barely notice we’re wearing them, which is what we like most. Other slip-on spikes are bulkier and interfere with our natural stride and gait. Not these—they give us just enough grip and don’t add weight. We’re way more likely to get out the door instead of our more natural state of sitting by the fire instead. $50
Topo Rekovr 2
With the traction and durability of its Vibram outsole, the Rekovr 2, is well suited for indoor or outdoor wear. The wool upper keeps your foot temps regulated and resists odors while the contours of the Ortholite footbed stimulate and massage your foot with a relaxing, soothing touch. $115
Eddie Bauer MicroTherm 2.0 Down Vest
The new and improved version of this warm vest is slightly longer for warmth and made with a softer fabric for added comfort. What remains the same is the thin, insulating layer of the MicroTherm, which isn’t as thick as down, keeping bulk to a minimum. $112
Rabbit Snap to It Long Sleeve
This waffle-patterned shirt is cottony soft, but not cotton, so it keeps you dry. What we love most about it, though, is that while it’s a nice option on a cool run, you can also hop on a work Zoom meeting right after you’re done and everybody thinks you’re wearing “real” clothes. Who doesn’t love a little bit of versatility in the running wardrobe? The snap buttons also allow some ventilation as you warm up out there. $38
Muscle Rehab Bath Bombs
These bath bombs use a combination of essential oils, epsom salt, and arnica extract to create a soothing stew to rest those weary bones and actually forces runners to stop…running…long enough to get some downtime. Other calming and soothing ingredients in Muscle Rehab’s bath bombs include eucalyptus, sage, and vetiver to create a spa-like scent and therapeutic experience. $19