Holiday gift guide

RUNdetroit’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Not sure what to get for the runner in your life? Let us do the work for you! Just come on in to the store and we’ll make some recommendations. Here’s our annual Holiday Gift Guide to get you started:


Gifts Under $10 / Stocking Stuffers

Foot and hand warmers, energy gels, Nuun electrolyte drink tablets, 3.1, 13.1 or 26.2 magnets– look in any runner’s car or cupboards and you’re bound to find a stash of these items. Help your runner stock up for the year by filling their stocking with a handful of these essentials.



Gifts $25 and Under

Represent your neighborhood with one of our Neighborhood Tees. All of these tees feature a RUNdetroit logo on the back and were designed and printed right here in Detroit. Some other ideas under $25? How about a Flip Belt (fits any phone!) or a new hat or ear warmer!


Gifts $30 – $50

Headlamps and windproof running gloves should be in every winter runner’s closet or on their wishlist. Seriously, quality gloves and a bright lamp can change your outlook on winter running.

We also suggest our 13.1 Brooks running tees! Available in pink or blue and specially treated to feel like cotton but wick like a tech tee!


Gifts $50 – $100+

Fleecy half-zip tops, wind blocking jackets, cozy double layered running tights — we’ve got lots of fashionable, high-tech, quality pieces to keep your runner warm, dry and looking good.

In addition to winter running apparel we also stock shorts, capris and yoga pants and tops for those that prefer to stay indoors.

If your special person runs or walks in the dark daily we recommend a USB rechargeable headlamp. That’s one less thing to put batteries in Christmas morning.

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Other Ideas!

Put a fresh spin on the always popular socks and underwear gift by giving the ones they really want. Not only are our Swiftwick socks great at keeping your feet warm and dry, they also stay soft and smooth after repeated washings.

Over in the Men’s underwear department we’ve got wind proof running boxers, specially designed to keep your jingle bells warm on those blustery winter runs. For the ladies, a pair of Sugoi Bun Toaster undershorts to keep your buns warm all winter or some wicking briefs with seam-free bonded edges minimizes panty lines, prevents chafing and comes with a cute slogan on the back!
Price: @ $15


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If your special someone is still tracking their runs with a phone app, give them the gift of improved accuracy with a GPS watch! The Forerunner 620 features running metrics like cadence and vertical oscillation and might be the coolest running gadget in the world. The 220 is also really slick with its live runner tracking and don’t forget about the ForeRunner 10 which covers all the basics like distance, pace, calories and comes in almost as many colors as a Swatch.
Price Range: $130-$450


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No need to splurge on a fancy spa appointment for your sweetie this year!
(although I bet she/he would like that too… hint hint)
Muscle massage is now DIY with The Stick, Foam Roller or PT Ball.
Price range: $20-$30


holiday 051Lights and Reflectivity!

Headlamps, blinky clip-ons, reflective ankle straps,
jackets with built-in LEDs– we can light you
brighter than Clark W. Griswold’s house!
Price Range: $15-$110


Our gift certificates make great stocking stuffers and we’ve got lots of functional apparel and all kinds of accessories. If you’re not sure what the runner in your life would like we’re here to help.

Price Range: $1+

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