With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s about time to start thinking about what you’re going to get all of your friends and family members this year. Every year it seems like you get at least a few people on your list who ask for the same thing over and over again. Maybe you have a friend who is an avid runner, and year after year they tell you they want a new pair of running socks Christmas. Boring! While they may need some new socks and other running gear, these items get old after a while. It’s time to change things up this year with a few ideas for personalized running gifts. For all of you who have found yourself in this dilemma, here are some creative ways to add a personal twist to gifts for runners:
- Race Bib Coasters – Have a friend who is a competitive runner or is about to run their first big race? Turning one of their race bibs into a set of coasters is a fun and unique way for them to remember their big accomplishment. All you need to do is snag their race bib and send it to a company who will turn it into a set of four custom coasters. Wrap them up and throw a bow on top and you have one-of-a-kind personalized running gifts!
- Custom Running Mug – For friends and family members who are just as obsessed with coffee as they are with running, tying coffee into their gift is a great way to be unique. Another fun way to utilize race bibs from a memorable race is to have them put on a coffee mug. Infusing race bibs on mugs allows your favorite runner to remember their big race while sipping on their favorite caffeinated beverage.
- Personalized Running Jewelry – If you don’t have access to race bibs, or you friend or family member just runs for fun, custom jewelry makes great personalized running gifts. Race jewelry is easily customizable, allowing you to have the person’s name or birth date (or both) engraved on the jewelry. Running charms also make a great addition to necklaces or bracelets.
Buying gifts for people for the holidays isn’t just about getting the something. It’s about finding something meaningful and thoughtful. A personalized gift is the perfect way to go that extra mile and show that you care.