If you have a running mom in your life, why not break away from the traditional flowers for Mother's Day and get her something that celebrates her being a mother runner! In celebration of Mother's Day coming up I put together a few of my favorite gift ideas for the running and fitness momma in your life.
One of my absolute favorite ideas for a great Mother's Day gift is just about anything from Momentum Jewelry. With their foot notes (shoe tags) and bracelets, your favorite runner can carry words of encouragement with them on every run (and even daily). While they have a wide selection of different mantras like "Make it Happen", "Finish Strong", and "Own Today", they also offer custom sayings as well. Their prices are super affordable and their customer service is absolutely wonderful!
New to the Momentum Jewelry collection last year are their Inspire-Rings. These hand crafted keychains are great for moms on the go (and really, what mom isn't?) to remind her to always be her best and live a full and happy life.
If you follow me on social media, you know how much I LOVE my Sparkly Soul Headbands! I seriously wear one every single day! From work, to yoga, to errands, and even running, my Sparkly Soul headbands help me keep my hair game on point all while adding a little sparkle to my day.
- No Slip (SERIOUSLY!) - I have insanely soft hair, so I have always been skeptical when a product claims to hold my hair in place. I have tried just about every headband out there and every trick to keep it in place - sorry, I should have to find a "trick" to keep an athletic headband in place while I run. Sparkly Soul headbands are lined with a velvet-like material that truly stays in place. Sparkly Soul headbands seriously stay in place. I have ran a full marathon in a Sparkly Soul headband and it was in the same place when I crossed the finish line as where it was when I started.
- No Headaches - I have struggled in the past with headbands causing headaches when I wore them. They would be so tight fitting that I would have a headache within 15 minutes of putting it on. What good is a fitness headband if you are going to have a headache while working out? Sparkly Soul headbands are so comfortable to wear that you don't even know that you are wearing it. I have one on at least 15 hours a day and I never know it is there - except for the fact that I don't have hair in my face.
Sadly, there have been so many heartbreaking stories of runners be struck by vehicles when on their runs (and one particular story hitting very close to me earlier this year). Runner safety has become bigger than ever lately and it is so important to make sure you are safe on your run. RoadIDs are so important because they identify you, let health conditions be known, and help contact loved ones in the event tragedy strikes on the run. Even if you are running a race or with a buddy, having your identity be known can be critical when you least expect it. RoadIDs come in various forms from shoe tags, to bracelets, and even IDs that attach to Fitbits and Apple Watches, so there is certainly one that is perfect for your gift giving needs.
As I started to plan ahead for the upcoming summer months, I started to think of ways that I can keep myself safe while logging my miles in morning before the day gets too warm. Knuckle Lights are huge on the premise of "see and be seen" which is exactly what I was looking for. Not only am I needing a product to help me see the road ahead, but most importantly I want to make sure that cars see me.
Probably one of the biggest things that my mom taught me in life was to always be aware of my surroundings. Well, when you are heading out for your long run on Saturday morning, you obviously want to still be able to entertain yourself and be motivated with your favorite jams or podcast. Most of us resort to our trusty headphones to listen with along the way, but honestly, headphones aren't the safest option.
What if there was an option to have the privacy of listening to your own music AND having the ability to hear what is going on around you? Sounds perfect! Well, AfterShokz is an open ear headphone that promises to allow users to enjoy their music while still able to hear their surroundings while using them.
To be honest, I do wear a lot of my race shirts. I have a super laid back dress code at work which allows me to wear my race shirt mostly every day. However, I cannot possibly wear them ALL! There are some that are too big or too small, heavy cotton that I don't particularly like to wear, designs that just aren't me, or ones that have precious memories so I don't want the shirt to get ruined. The ones that don't get worn often go into storage tubs after a few months where they just sit and never get seen again. Yes, I know I could donate them, but they all have special memories to me and I can't seem to let them go.
My storage bins of race shirts are getting out of control and they are about to grow when I clean out my drawers this winter. Well, Project Repat to the rescue! Let's be honest, you too probably have a collection of shirts that you can't seem to let go of as well. Maybe they are your old high school sports jerseys (or your child's). Perhaps you were an avid concert goer at one point and have some awesome concert tees. Maybe after the passing of a loved one you held on to some of their clothing as a memory of them. Whatever your shirt collection is, chances are that Project Repat can turn those shirts into a quilt of precious memories for you because they can use anything basically except leather and jeans.
HEAR THIS - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not do your loved one the favor of selecting shirts for them and cutting them up and surprising them! Instead you can pre-purchase the quilt for them and give them the order so all they have to do is select the shirts and mail them off.
Who doesn't love crazy soft tees?!?! 73Threads offers some of the most amazingly softest shirts ever with some pretty awesome design choices to choose from. Their design options include options for trail runners, marathoners, half marathoners, triathletes, motivational designs, state specific designs and more. Since we all know that you want to save some cash too, use code FUNNERRUNNER to save 10% off your purchase!