Choosing the perfect Christmas gift for the trail runner in your life can be a tricky task. Especially if they're the sort of runner who has 'everything'!
If you're not sure what to buy a trail runner, or you're looking for some gift idea inspiration, we're here to help! We've put together some of our team and our customers' favourite gifts. Simply read on good gift-er, and follow the handy links and we're sure you'll find a gift for your favourite runner that fits them (and your budget) perfectly.
Let's start at the top. Running caps have earned some serious popularity here at The Trail Co. Many runners covet a new piece of headwear whenever we get a fresh drop in-store. Available in a myriad of colours and fun styles, these accessories for trail runners make an awesome gift and are sun safe too. If you ask our staff, they'll tell you that you can never have too many hats, and we reckon the trail runner in your life would agree.
“many runners covet a new piece of headwear whenever we get a fresh drop in-store”
The Trail Co.
Jumping from the top, with caps, to the bottom: good shoes are a must-have in any trail runner's wardrobe. If you're looking to buy a generous gift for your trail runner, we know that many of us would love nothing more than a new pair of shoes. Trail run shoes come in all shapes and sizes. If in doubt about which shoes your runner will love, we'd recommend sticking to the tried-and-tested-one-size-fits-all Gift Voucher for the perfect size and style every time.
More substaintial than a pair of socks and definitely better than a sweater in the summer heat, our very own The Trail Co. Christmas Singlet is a great gift for trail runners. This year's limited edition design boasts a host of our favourite local birds. Not a patridges or french hens to be seen! Plus, we'll be donating $10 from the sale of every Christmas Singlet to The Red Cross, so your running recipient can look good and feel good wearing it.
Perhaps we're stating the obvious here... socks are a straight-up classic Chrissy gift. And socks for runners are no exception to this rule. Running socks are a great gift for someone you don't know well, which won't break the budget.
Not just for running, a pair of new sunglasses is a season-savvy gift for any runner. Our huge range of Goodr Sunglasses start at $49, and with polarised lenses and more colours than a kaleidoscope, you'll find something to suit a trail runner who loves it loud, or those who like to accessorise in understated style. As a handy tip, use the Show Filters option across our web store to narrow gear choices down to your favourite colour.
If your running gift recipient is anything like us, then they're probably a bit of a running nerd. And when they're not running, they're probably thinking about running. Running books and specialty magazines are a great buy for your runner for when they finally sit down, without having to worry about what size they wear.
“Running books and specialty magazines are a great buy for your runner for when they finally sit down”
The Trail Co.
Nutrition (a.k.a. Food)
When you run a lot, you use a lot of energy. Most runners consume "nutrition" on their longer runs and during hard training sessions. This can come in the form of energy gels, bars, or powders that are made up into drinks. Nutrition can be a great stocking filler, a nice extra, or a good buy for a Secret Santa gift.
Chafe: no-one likes it. And if the runner you're buying for is your partner – you certainly don't like to hear about it either! This wild-card Christmas gift idea is runner's body lubricant. Consider this a gift to buy a trail runner you know pretty well, or someone who like a good laugh. This running gift is perhaps a little less suited to the office gift swap-and-steal. Or not...
“Perfect for tricky-to-buy-for-folk to just plain shopaholics, a The Trail Co. digital gift voucher is an easy way to please any trail runner”
The Trail Co.
The Gift Voucher
Perfect for tricky-to-buy-for-folk to just plain shopaholics, a The Trail Co. digital gift voucher is an easy way to please any trail runner. Coming in a variety of values to suit most budgets, and the best bit is the gift always fits. Buy a gift voucher online and have the voucher sent to you or a recipient of your choice on a date of your choosing too.
For extra points, spruce it up by printing it out and sticking it in a nice card, or choose an email delivery date and tick this gift off the list right away.
Still not quite sure what to go for? Head over to our Christmas Gift Guide page, where you can shop for gifts for trail runners or start your search by filtering to your budget below. Our enthusiastic team are also trail running specialists, and available to help you in our Bardon Shop or Toohey Forest Shop:
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