The best gifts for your running soulmate...
Whether you’re treating yourself, your partner or your running buddy, everyone could do with a pick-me-up this year and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse. Runners are generally easily pleased – give us a post-run flapjack and we’ll be yours for life – but we’ve listed our top picks for inspiration. Whether it’s gear, snacks or a framed running photo, here’s what we’re giving the runners in our lives for V-Day…
ADDSFIT Mini Massage Gun | £65
A massage is the perfect way to mix practicality and romance in one gift and this mini massager is your answer to an on-demand masseuse! We’re yet to find a massage gun that’s better value for money than the addsfit mini gun and it’s easy to use on yourself or on your partner (don’t start thinking about electric toothbrushes, now, this is serious). It’s the answer to your niggling muscle pain, all in the palm of your hand – what’s not to love?
KATE PERCY’S Raspberry & Cacao Go Bites | £12 for a 12 pack
We absolutely love Kate Percy – her post-run treats are all gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with flavour. These little raspberry and cacao bites are bright pink, which we think is rather fitting for a Valentine’s gift, and they’re crunchy, zingy and delicious.
WOMEN’S RUNNING PLUS Membership | £9.45 for 3-month membership
Get yourself or someone you love a membership to Women’s Running Plus for a gift that lasts a little longer. With this 3-month membership plan you’ll get three issues of Women’s Running delivered directly to your door, access to over a hundred back issues through our digital archive and plenty of lovely discounts and perks. Because making sure the one you love doesn’t miss a single issue of their favourite magazine is what true love is all about, if you ask us.
RUNDERWEAR Women’s Running Base Layer | £50
Stay warm and stay chafe-free with this gorgeous base layer from Runderwear. The technical fabric does all the work for you, so you won’t overheat or catch a chill, and we love the pop of colour it adds to our wardrobe full of black spandex. Nothing wins you Valentine’s Day brownie points more than a gift that’s both practical and pretty.
MIJMOJ Personalised Oak Frame & Medal Hanger | £39.95
For anyone whose true soulmate is running, there’s no better present than a a designated spot for some humble bragging. This frame has handy little hooks to display your race bling, with space for action shots and a personal message. We’ve officially been wooed.
SALOMON S/LAB Phantasm running shoes | £165
If you really want to push the boat out, then these are at the top of our wishlist. This featherlight racing shoe is both bold and brilliant, with seamless collars for comfort and responsive foam for speed. If Cupid himself wore running shoes then these would be the ones, we’re sure of it.