With Christmas just a few weeks away most of us are busy trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list. If you happen to have a runner you are trying to find the perfect gift for, look no further. Here are some of Dr. Merrill’s top favorite running gift ideas.
GPS watch: What runner wouldn’t want one of these? Being able to see your running stats while you run and keep track of where you’re running and how far you’ve gone. This gift will not disappoint.
ID Band: If you are looking for something on the less expensive side, these id bands are perfect for runners. Safety is number one when running, but if you happen to be in danger and are unable to speak for yourself these bands can save your life. EMT’s can pull up your medical information as well as reach emergency contacts that are listed right there on your band.
Feetures Socks: Good running socks are a must, and these Feetures brand running socks are some of Dr. Merrill’s favorites!
Light Weight Sunglasses: No one likes to run with the bright sun in their eyes, and no one likes to run with heavy sunglasses on either. Look for polarized sunglasses that are lightweight to keep the runner on your list happy.
Cold Weather Gear: gloves, beanies, and base layering running gear is great this time of year for those runners who don’t let the weather get in the way of their run.
Gu Energy Gel: If you need a good stocking stuffer, this stuff is perfect! Dr. Merrill uses this often on his long runs to give himself some extra calories and boost his energy level to push through and keep running.
Now you have some ideas for those runners on your gift giving list. Dr. Evan Merrill is always up to date on what works well for running including the best shoes for your foot type. If you have any questions or are a runner who is suffering from foot pain make an appointment today at Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle LLC. You can call us anytime at 541-776-3338 or make an appointment online.