Popular Running Gifts 2016

Hot Running Gifts for 2016

Garmin Vivoactive
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Looking for what to give (or get) to your favorite runner?  Check out some of the hottest running gear and gadgets. We've got something on this list for every taste and budget.

Garmin Vivoactive

This ultra-thin, lightweight smartwatch is an all-in-one device, allowing you to track all your runs and other activities, and also get alerts for incoming calls, texts, email and calendar items plus notifications from social media and other apps. The battery charge lasts through all your activities for up to 3 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 10 hours using GPS. Users also rave that it's comfortable to wear all day and is easy to read in low-light or very sunny conditions.

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Smartwool PhD Run UltraLight Micro Sock

Smartwool Phd socks
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These socks get high marks from runners as a very durable, versatile and comfortable sock. Make of a Merlino wool/nylon blend, they keep feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Like other Merlino wool blend socks, they do an excellent job of wicking away moisture and blocking odors.

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Nike Element Half Zip

Nike half zip
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This half-zip long sleeve from Nike is perfect for cool weather runs on its own, or as a second layer during very cold runs. It's comfortable, wicks away sweat, and comes in a variety of colors.

Buy Men's Nike Element Half Zip on Amazon.com

Buy Women's Nike Element Half Zip on Amazon.com

Oofos Ooahh Sport Sandals

oofos ooahh sandals
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These Oofos sandals are the perfect way to pamper and relieve tired feet after a long run or hard workouts. I wear mine around the house after runs, and even when I'm out running errands after a long run during the warmer months.

Buy Men's Oofos Sandals on Amazon.com

Buy Women's Oofos Sandals on Amazon.com

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

Bose Soundsport headphones
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These SoundSport In-Ear Headphones from Bose will keep you moving with tonally balanced audio, as well as crisp highs and deep low notes. And because they're sweat-resistant and weather-resistant, you don't have to worry when you're using them for outside runs. They also feature StayHear tips, which help them stay comfortably in place even during your hardest runs. These headphones come with a matching carrying case and provide easy control for select iPod, iPhone and iPad models. The headphones come in orange, blue or green.

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Also see:  Best Running Headphones

Sweaty Bands Diva Headband

Sweaty Bands Headband
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Sweaty Bands are fashionable, functional, and consistently rated as one of the best headbands for runners. Not only do they stay put thanks to their signature non-slip velvet backing, they also look stylish, with more than 800 different colors and styles to choose from.

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SPIbelt Large Pocket Fitness Belt

Large spibelt
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After upgrading to an iPhone 6 or 6+, some runners have found that their new phones don't fit in their old fitness belt or armband phone carrier. This large pocket SPIbelt expands to hold a bigger smart phone (iPhone 6+), keys, cash, credit cards, and even a passport. The SPIbelt is ideal for long distance running, travel, medical needs, and so much more. Like the smaller version, this SPIbelt is sleek, secure, and does not bounce, making it comfortable to wear for long runs.

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