Every runner in Dubai will be excited to receive a gift this coming Christmas. However, finding the best Christmas gift for runners is difficult. If you’re struggling with ideas to find the ultimate gift, don’t worry! We have prepared a list of gifts that surely won’t disappoint any runners. 

1. Socks 

Socks are always a great gift for runners. When looking for the perfect socks to give a runner, we suggest you look for one that’s blister resistant and super comfortable. Avoid cotton at all costs since cotton absorbs an incredible amount of water during hot days which can easily cause blisters. It’s recommended to go with a mix of synthetic fabrics such as nylon, polyester, or spandex which offers great durability and prevents irritation. Compression socks are also highly recommended for runners who always run half a marathon. 

2. Cookbooks 

Most runners are food lovers! They love eating healthy – from smoothies, sandwiches, pasta and more. There are a lot of cookbooks for runners available in stores and online. Choose one that you believe the person who’ll receive it would truly enjoy. If possible, go for a cookbook that’s created by dietitians or an athlete. This will make sure that the recipes included in the cookbook are designed to boost running performance and will cover all the nutrients that a runner needs. 

3. Fitness Tracker 

Did you go to the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon? If you did, you must have noticed that almost all runners were wearing a fitness tracker. If your always joins running events and loves to closely monitor their health, a fitness tracker will make a great gift. There are a lot of fitness trackers out there but the most popular one runners use is the Fitbit Charge 4 because of its user-friendly interface. A fitness tracker will be great for recording heart rates, daily burned calories, sleep patterns, or step counts. 

4. Earbuds 

Many runners love listening to music while running. Wireless earbuds are today’s trend but you need to tick a few boxes to make sure that they would work well even while running. First, a lot of runners enjoy music with plenty of bass while doing their training – therefore, you need to choose a pair of earbuds with good quality bass sound. You also need to make sure that the earbuds you choose won’t fall out when worn during training or while running. You also need to check the earbuds battery life, awareness, and on-ear controls to ensure that you choose the right pair of earbuds. 

5. Massage Gift Card or Massage Guns 

Every runner will surely love a professional massage. If you don’t know any professional masseur or masseuse – try calling a local gym for a recommendation or just ask your fellow runner if they know a professional masseur or masseuse. You can also gift a massage gun which is great for relieving stress and releasing body tension. 

6. Foam Roller 

They may not be a fan of intense massages or massage guns but they would surely enjoy a foam roller. A foam roller can help massage out knots and tight spots in muscles in a more gentle way. Using foam rollers will also help runners reduce injury, speed recovery, and improve flexibility without impairing strength which is why they would surely appreciate this gift. 

7. Running Event Tickets

The best gift you could give a runner is free running event tickets. There are various types of running events in Dubai – from corporate races such as the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, half marathon races such as the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, and 2.5km, 5km, and 10km races available in the Skechers Performance Run Series. 

Every runner would love to experience joining a running event in Dubai. Click the links below to find out more about the events: 

The Skechers Performance Run Series 

Upcoming dates: 

Series 3 – 15th January 

Series 4 – 12th February 

Series 5 – 26th March 

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay – 9th February 2022 

– The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon 

The 3rd Mai Dubai City Half Marathon was held last 15th October 2021. To be updated on the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon date – follow @promosevensports on Instagram. 

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