If you are lucky enough to have a runner in the family, you’ll appreciate how dedicated they are. Come rain or shine; they’ll be out on their 7 am morning run without hesitation, pounding the streets or countryside. However, runners can also be finicky about their gear and what they like to use. From having their favourite running shorts to the latest smartwatch, runners can be tricky to buy, but it is still possible to find those elusive gifts for the runner in your life, and Balmy Fox has been searching all over to find something that may just hit the running spot!
Natural Organic Skincare
Of course, every active outdoor runner will undoubtedly be plagued with some sort of skin irritation, either caused by repetitive motion, sweating, the weather, or a combination of all three. So, being super thoughtful and remembering the little things with some of our gorgeous all-natural formulations will undoubtedly go down as a treat at Christmas or on their birthday. They make great gift ideas for both men and women and are essential to keeping delicate skin free of any skin irritations. Take our anti-chafing cream brimming with high levels of natural oils and waxes to minimise friction between clothing and the skin. It also delivers natural soothing antiseptic properties through Arnica and Tea Tree to calm and heal irritated areas. Or perhaps our hand and foot repair cream, similarly oozing with natural ingredients ready to tackle any dry, itchy skin, especially to hands and feet—the latter, of course, does take all the pounding! Or, maybe splurge and go for our trio skincare gift set that includes our scrumptiously hydrating lip balm. These all make super ethical skincare gifts for women and men—and, as Balmy Fox like’s to say, they’re worth it!
Who doesn't like a Gadget?
There are, of course, all manner of running watches out there aimed at different performance running levels. Still, if you’re looking for an entry-level smartwatch to improve your loved one’s running times and give them training and recovery insights, you can’t go wrong with Garmin’s Forerunner 255 series. With the technology to provide metrics and training tools, plan running strategy with daily suggested workouts, course details, and a built-in triathlon feature, it’s certainly a watch to consider. And it’s available in seven gorgeous colours and two case sizes, so pretty much perfect for everyone, including both men and women!
Of course, if it’s a more detailed body composition gadget that may spark a smile at Christmas or on their birthday, then perhaps a Wi-Fi Smart Scale with body composition and heart rate will have it all wrapped up. This intelligent little scale can give a complete body composition analysis and a cardiovascular check-up that all links to a super handy app so you can see details at a glance. And, for something a little simpler, how about a running waist belt that allows your running mate to take just what they need to keep them out for longer? Made from stretchy, breathable fabric, pockets and hooks to store essentials and running poles, it never has to be short-run again!
Ethical Running Clothing
Getting wet and cold when you’re running is not much fun, which makes the wind and rain-repelling Adidas Marathon Jacket one for the running wardrobe. A great gift idea for men for Christmas, birthdays or Father’s Day, it’s made with 60% recycled materials. This staple running jacket comes in four colours, features an adjustable hood, and will see your loved one through all manner of weather. And let’s not forget how vital it is for runners to take care of their feet, so for the die-hard eco-conscious runner, why not curb their carbon footprint with the Allbirds Tree Dasher 1 running shoes? They’re made from eucalyptus tree fibre, sugarcane-based green EVA, natural rubber, recycled plastic bottles and castor bean oil. They come in eleven colour designs to pique anyone’s interest, making them a super birthday or valentine’s present for the woman in your life, and they’re also super eco-friendly!