Life isn’t all about running, is it? Okay, it is really. But even the most ardent and passionate of runners needs a bit of time off. If the runner in your life does have everything, think outside the box with one of these ideas.
1. NIKE Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield Running Shoes
Whatever sport you love, these beauties will help you conquer it this winter. The water-repellent upper and nicely grippy sole gives you bags of confidence if you’re heading to parkrun or doing something a little more adventurous. Plus we love the fact that the Nike swoosh is super reflective – another plus point for this time of year. And if you run fast enough, your mates might think you’re in the Next%…
2. Happy Christmas Smartbox by BUYAGIFT
With over 2,760 experiences, from scuba diving to spa days, a Buyagift voucher lets the recipient make an exciting choice. Whether you want to get together for a spot of fine dining or a posh afternoon tea post-race, or you want to flex your cross-training muscles on something more adventurous, you’ll find something to suit everyone here.
3. CHOCOLATE AT HOME Milk Chocolate Truffles
Giving chocolate is boring. Everyone gets chocolate. This, however, is a bit special: these are super simple kits to make your very own delicious chocolate truffles at home. All you need is a pot of double cream, and whatever additional flavouring you fancy. We have it on good authority that a spoonful of peanut butter will take these to the next level of awesome. Double yum.
4. FITUPS Fitness Braces
Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? You know those leggings you absolutely love but never wear when you run anymore because they slip down? Wear them again with pride and confidence with the addition of these fab fitness braces, made with chafe-free seams and secure sliders. Plus, enter code WOMENSRUNNING at checkout to buy two pairs for just £38, including free P&P.
5. SMOOVII Portable Blender
Now how’s this for a genius idea? Leave the bullet at home and take the Smoovii with you on the move – a portable blender you can take anywhere. You never have to miss your breakfast smoothie again, with this teeny little device that will pulverise veg, fruit and nuts in no time. Enter running10 at checkout for a 10% discount.
6. LOVA SKIN Instant Foot Peeling
€64.90 (£55.54), lovaskin.eu
Winter wreaks havoc on our skin: the cooler temperatures combined with central heating can make us feel lizard-like by January. And we haven’t even mentioned cracked heels yet. Yeuch. This stuff is magic on tootsies: you simply squirt it on and then scuff it off a couple of minutes later to reveal super soft, super healthy, super moisturised feet. A kit bag essential for runners, especially those of you who tend to ignore your feet. Yes, you know who you are…
Prices are RRP and correct at time of print for Women’s Running Issue 120 December 2019. This article contains an affiliate link.