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The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Runners!

Are you stumped as to what to get for the runner in your life this Christmas? Well look no further! Here is our Top 10 gifts for runners this Christmas, to suit all budgets (or maybe add these ideas to your Christmas wish list?!) .

  1. SOCKS – runners always need socks (well who doesn't?! where the flip do they go?!). There are many running socks on the market that are designed with extra cushioning and breathability. Great as a stocking filler! Prices generally range from £8 upwards.
  2. REFLECTIVE ITEMS OR LIGHTS – Most runners will run in the dark or on a dull day at some point and reflective gear or lights are essential to keep safe. Running arm bands or vests are a cheap and simple way to stay visible
  3. SPORTS MASSAGE – Treat your running buddy to a well earned sports massage to ease those aches and pains, getting them ready to start the New Year feeling revitalised. You may be able to purchase them a gift voucher from a local sports massage therapist. Prices generally starting at around £30 and upwards.
  4. WIRELESS HEADPHONES – A nice new pair of wireless headphones to keep them listening to their favourite running playlist whilst out on runs or at the gym. You can pick up a decent pair at around £20 and upwards.
  5. LIVE RACE ENTRY OR VIRTUAL RUN – Sign up your running pal for a live race or virtual run for which they receive a medal at the end, maybe you could do this together? MedalMad gift vouchers are available from £12 and can be used to purchase virtual challenges.
  6. GPS WATCH – For an extra special gift treat your runner to a GPS watch to track their runs or other activity. For a decent GPS watch you can expect to pay £160 and upwards.
  7. PERSONALISED FINISHER POSTERS – Order a framed print for your bud to celebrate one of their running achievements, perhaps they completed a half or full marathon this year? The prints can show map, distance, time and their name.
  8. GIFT OF RUNNING BOX – MedalMad Christmas box with 4 doors that open to reveal 4 gorgeous sparkly double sided medals that can be hung on a Christmas tree or medal hanger, but medals must be earned by completing each of the 5km challenges! £35.
  9. WINTER WAMERS – Give the gift of a headband, hat or gloves designed to be worn whilst running and help to keep away
  10. HIT MY TARGET 6 or 12 MONTH CHALLENGE – Keep your running pal motivated in 2020 with the MedalMad HIT MY TARGET series. Set them a different distance target every month (this can be changed by them if required) and every month, if they hit their target, they will receive a different medal engraved with their completed distance. Why not enter yourself to do this with them for added motivation?! 
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