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Gift ideas for runners and a giveaway

Do you hate when people tell you how many days there are left until Christmas?  I won’t tell you but I’m sure you know that it’s coming.  Soon. 🙂

I’ve put together a little list of inexpensive and fun gifts that I think runners would enjoy. Some of these items I already have and the rest are in my letter to Santa.

1. Yurbuds Inspire earphones, £24.99
I have a yellow pair. Very funky and don’t come out of your ears even in the rain.

2. “Running: An Inspiration”, book by Ali Clarke, £14.99
Beautiful coffee table book of running related photos and inspirational quotes and sayings. I have one of these to give away, see below!

3. Westlab epsom salts, £4.99
A bag of salt? Yup. Epsom salt baths are awesome for sore muscles but I always, always, forget to buy this stuff and never seem to have any in the house when I desperately need it. It’d be nice if someone sent me a bag once in a while.

4. RAD roller massage balls, £24.99
In my list. At the moment I use two taped up lacrosse balls in Crossfit and two balls connected like that are magic for sore knots in your muscles – M.A.G.I.C.

5. Electric rainbow compression socks, £24.99
I usually wear compression socks after long runs at home so they can be as crazy as they come. I have this pair and I love them so much I have worn them in public as well. They also work for rope climbs or box jumps or dead lifts.

6. “She believed she could. So she did.”, pillow by Nicola Rowlands, £13
Cute little pillows! You can stick one in an envelope and send to a friend on the other side of the world – perfect inexpensive present that’s bound to make the recipient smile.

7. KeepCup coffee cup, £10
I don’t know a runner who doesn’t love coffee and I love KeepCup – the company, what they do, as well as their cups. You can customise your own cup and they come in various sizes.

8. Running Memories medal holder, £24.99
We all have so much bling and Running Memories is a great British company who do customised medal holders of all sizes and colours and texts. I have the “mind over matter” one of course.

And now to my giveaway – the gorgeous running book by Ali Clarke:


It’s like flipping through Instagram – gorgeous glossy photos and words that are bound to inspire you and make you want to lace up right then and there.


Use the Rafflecoper below if you’d like to win a copy* and let me know what’s on top of your Christmas list this year!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And a big thank you to Summersdale Publishers for letting me review this book and for giving you the chance to have a copy as well.


*Open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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    Jayne T
    November 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I would love a new laptop. Thanks for the giveaway, my daughter would love these prizes, she goes out running a few times a week.

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    November 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    A tri suit is on my list ready for my first attempt at a multi sport race 🙂

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    Tess @ FitBits
    November 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Ah that book looks well nice. On my Christmas list (or general next year want list as it’s all too expensive!) is a turbo trainer, bike computer, medal holder, trail shoes, padded cycling tights, and a winter cycling jersey. You can NEVER have too much kit! 😀

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    kate downes
    November 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Would love this book! On my list is some money to enter more races and then a voucher for a post race massage 🙂

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    November 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Top of my Christmas list is my running mojo back!!

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    November 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I think I am adding all of these to my Christmas list, top of mine is one of those knobbly foam rollers, I hope someone won’t mind giving me the gift of pain 😉

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    Tracy Nixon
    November 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Santa, I have been good this year and would love a new sewing machine…

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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    November 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I like the look of the ‘bone technology’ head phones that literally stick to your head and transmit the sound that way – so your ears are still available to hear other sounds (bit mental). Though I’m surprised to see the Yurbuds are so cheap! I might have to change my mind…

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      November 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      I have no idea what you’re talking about so I need to google this bone technology thing right now!

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    November 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Top of my Santa list this year is a spiraliser! I love my zoodles, so I’d love a faster way to get them in my dinner!

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    November 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    This book looks beautiful! I hope Santa will bring me a race vest as I am running my first proper ultra next year. And also some compression socks! 🙂

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    Beki @MissWheezy
    November 17, 2014 at 11:51 am

    That book looks gorgeous! 🙂 And I definitely need some Epsom salts!

    Also on my list is the Hemsley and Hemsley cookbook, and an Internet/DAB radio- perfect for relaxing tunes when doing yoga at home 🙂

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    Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)
    November 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Cool giveaway! I am waiting on epsom salts in the post at the minute as I ran out (boo). I’m hoping for some new glasses this year as my current Ray Ban’s are getting a bit worn, bit boring ha!

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    November 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Top of my Santa list is a mini trigger pt foam roller!

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    November 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    On top of my Christmas list this year is a white gold necklace and some more compression socks for running!

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    November 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love your blog and I want this book so bad! 🙂

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    November 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Kõige rohkem unistan uutest jooksutossudest, aga pärast selle postituse lugemist kuulub soovide nimekirja ka inspireeriv medalihoidja, eriti äge asi!

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