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I promised you guys back on Black Friday weekend that I would be sharing some gift ideas… and although it took a few more weeks before I got around to it, I’m publishing a few of those lists today so I can keep my promise: one list is for runners, one is for people who need a little self-care… and just for fun, Charlie made one of her own, too.

I asked some of my running friends for their tips below, and added a few of my own ideas (I suck at running, but I also do it several times per week with people who really know their stuff, so I’m not sure where my expertise falls in that regard). Plus, 50% of the people in my immediate family do one or both of those things (work from home, run, etc.), so I figured I might as well share the info I found while I was doing my normal shopping anyway.

Gift Ideas for Runners and Marathoners


Remember when getting socks was pretty much the worst thing ever on Christmas morning? And then we got older, and at some point there was a demarcation that the concept of socks wasn’t so bad… and sometimes even fun. Between running and softball, I go through quite a few socks every year. My main goal is usually just to get ones that I can use for both and don’t have a horrible red clay stains from the softball field, but not everyone gets every wish they desire, so

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