Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BRF Gifts for $10 or less

Every runner's Christmas wish list includes things like a new Garmin, jacket or shoes... but sometimes you need just a little something to stuff a stocking or tell a fellow runner how much you appreciate them... without breaking the bank.  Below you'll find a collection of runner gift ideas for $10 or less. Yes, it is possible!

(Best Running Friend)
$10 OR LESS!

Key Fob $8.99 ea at
Use coupon code RUNJESS to receive 2 key fobs for $15 (expires 12/9/12)

DIY Decal Kit now on sale for $3.00 per decal kit at
Let your imagination flow with these creative DIY decal kits. Choose anything you want - a coffee cup, wine glass, or journal to apply these cute decals. I personally love the runner girl decals on a coffee mug... and then add a little package of coffee or hot cocoa mix. Top it off with some ribbon and a personal note to that extra special touch.

BondiBand headband $8.00 ea at
Use coupon code FIVE to receive 5 for $25
Last year, I bought a bunch of these headbands (my favorites!) for my running friends. I wrapped them up in holiday tissue paper and stuffed inside a clear ornament. I attached an appreciation note with a colorful ribbon to make a cute little gift!

Aquaphor lip repair & healing ointment - typically $5 at your local pharmacy
Winter running can bring dry lips and skin, and Aquaphor is the best defense against the effects of cold and wind.

KeyChains $10.00 each at
Cute and classy reminders of one's favorite sport

Clip-on LED Light  $8.99 at
Always convenient to have an extra one of these lights in your car for when time gets tight and you find yourself running late... especially over the dark winter months. Run Essential!

Fun Socks! Leg Warmers!  $2.50-$7.00 at
For the fashionista on your list, you can never go wrong with a colorful pair of socks! My favorite place to find them is Target. They're cheap and typically stretchy enough to fit around big runner calves. Worried about function? In winter, I always wear a good pair of moisture-wicking socks first and then fashion knee-highs on top, and never have a problem. For extra warmth, how about a pair of leg warmers... Didn't you hear? The 80's are back in style!

iTunes Gift Card $10 at any store checkout
Most runners listen to music or podcasts at some point in their running career. You can never go wrong with an iTunes gift card so they can pick out some new tunes to rock their run.

GU Energy Gels, Chomps & Brew  $1.50-$2.00 each at any local sporting store
If you have a long distance runner on your list, chances are they use some sort of energy to fuel their run.  There make perfect stocking stuffers!

Reflective Gear at
Protect your loved ones by making sure they have everything possible to be seen in the darkness of winter running. I love these LED reflective arm/leg bands for $4.99, reflective slap bracelets for only $2.49 or a 4-way LED light for $8.99.

Muscle Relief Cream - typically $8 at your local pharmacy
For the serious runner whose always training hard, a little muscle relief may come in handy. My favorite is Tylenol Extra Strength Pain Relieving Cream.

Rubber Silicon Training Bracelet $2.99 at
A quick and stylish reminder of the New Year's goal.

LockLaces $8 per pair at
Elastic shoelaces that require no tying (just slip on and go). Convenient for the busy runner... and essential for any triathlete!

Do you have any other suggestions? 
Good Luck with your holiday shopping! Remove financial stress from your holiday season... Remember, it's the thought that counts, not the extravagance of the gift.
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  1. Great list Jess! I found some Triathlon ornamanets for $10 on Gone for a Run's website recently...those will be gifted to several. They have running ones too of course.

  2. Love this! thanks so much for compiling :)

  3. We sure do love to decal the s*#$ out of everything! haha Love the kit. And I hadn't been aware of the clip on LED lights. That's cool!

    I might add a water bottle to the list.

  4. Great ideas!!!! Love the less than $10 ideas!

  5. This is such a great list! I really need the lock laces.

  6. Love the 13.1 key chain! And yes, iTunes gift cards are always a great idea :)

  7. Aquaphor is always get for chaffing prevention!

  8. The paperback version of "The Gift of Running" would make a great gift for only $9 !

  9. I found your blog via Elf 4 Health and I'm so glad I did! I have a Christmas meet up with the Chicago Running Bloggers coming up and we're doing a grab bag gift under $15-so this post is perfect!!!

  10. Love this list! I would love to get any of these!

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