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Christmas gifts for mums who run

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Part of the reason why running is such a popular form of exercise is because you really don’t need much equipment. I would say that a good sports bra, a pair of trainers, vaguely active clothing and a hair band are the essentials. Beyond that though, there are lots of things that can make our running lives a little easier. Equipment for different sorts of exercise for cross training, things to help with nutrition and items that will help with training or races. Fortunately, when you start running, people like to buy running-related gifts. In fact, that’s probably why you’re here. So, let’s take a look at a few gifts that mums who run would love to receive for Christmas.

Christmas gifts for mums who run: Training

Any mum who runs a lot, will appreciate a Christmas gift to make those training runs a little easier. Check out these ideas both for running and cross-training.

Dottir Freedom Wireless Sport Earbuds

Most runners prefer to run with headphones at least some of the time. So, a really good pair of headphones is the perfect training companion. Yet the Dottir Freedom Wireless Sport Earbuds are another level of brilliant for mums who run. Turn on the active noise cancellation and they block out 97.8% of background noise. Whilst this isn’t a function to use while running, most mums long to be able to cancel out noise made by children while at home.

Specially designed for sports use, the Dottir Freedom Wireless Sport Earbuds stay in your ear whatever you put them through. Sweat, yoga positions and sprints cause no problem at all. They offer the following specification:

  • Sweat-proof
  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Secure fit due to ear hooks
  • Ideal fit and comfort
  • Great sound quality including heavy bass
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation
Dottir Freedom Wireless Sport Earbuds in black displayed in their black case against a backdrop of red flowers on a wooden surface as a suggested Christmas gift for mums who run
Dottir Freedom Wireless Sport Earbuds in black

Amonax Ab Roller Home Workout Set

It is a sad fact of life that as runners, we need to cross train doing other exercises or we will get injured. For me, cross training often means playing a variety of sports. But that’s not always possible, particularly with time constraints so it is great to have an at-home workout option. The Amonax Ab Roller Home Workout Set is a must-have item for runners. It offers a well-rounded workout for the upper body at home. The Ab roller itself is great for ab trimming. The skipping rope is ideal for a calorie burning cardio workout. Meanwhile, the push-up bars are great for body-strength training.

I use this with my children who are both swimmers. We all benefit from the equipment and the set is a one-stop shop for a circuits workout at home. We set it up on our decking and rotate exercises for a minute at a time. It’s a great way to do a fast, useful training session with minimal setup.

Amonax ab roller fitness kit displayed against gold and red tinsel and red Christmas bauble
Amonax ab roller fitness kit

Amonax Resistance Bands Set

The Amonax Resistance Bands Set consists of four natural latex elastic bands of different thicknesses to provide different levels of resistance. This makes them particularly good for whole-body exercises. They are very versatile and can be used either on their own, or to complement other products such as dumbbells or the ab roller set above. Additionally, they are very portable (fit into your pocket) and can be taken anywhere you go. This makes them convenient for pre-run warm-ups or post-run stretches. 

Amonax resistance bands displayed with red flowers, red and gold tinsel as one of a selection of Christmas gifts for mums who run
Amonax resistance bands

Christmas gifts for mums who run: Nutrition

As runners, we all know that nutrition matters. Even if we’re not trying to break any records, it’s important to fuel ourselves properly to make sure that we’ll be able to continue running for many years to come. Unfortunately, being a mum can mean that our own nutrition is a long way down the list of priorities. That’s why I’ve included a couple of nutritional products that would make great additions to a hamper of Christmas gifts for mums who run.


Many of us like to prepare our own snacks for training runs. When I ran London Marathon, I was convinced I had nailed it with the snacks. I’m not sure why I thought it was a great idea but there was something involving bananas and honey. It all ended up as mush in a disposable sandwich bag and I didn’t eat it. These zip-top containers are ideal for running snacks. They’re much more sturdy than a sandwich bag, but they’re also flexible and sealable. Better still, they are safe to go in the freezer, dishwasher and microwave. And they save 5000+ disposable bags, making them much better for the environment. Different sizes are available, including these three – a small dish, medium cup and snack bag.

Zip-Top Bags

Nutri Butter

We all know that runners need plenty of protein, and that nut butters are packed full of the stuff. But Nutri Butter takes that principle one-step further. If you are making up a food hamper for mums who run this Christmas, seeing a jar or three of Nutri Butter is going to make their day. On top of all the natural nutrients in nuts, Nutri Butter has added some extra ingredients to make it even more healthy. Choose between:

  • Defence: To boost immunity, this contains peanuts, maca, acai berries and cinnamon.
  • Energise: A pre-workout power up containing peanuts, bee pollen, chia seeds and baobab.
  • Gut friendly: Peanuts, live cultures, chicory and ginger boost gut health as well as tasting great.

Each jar is palm oil free, vegan and high in oleic acid too. And they’re all super tasty, I checked.

Three jars of Nutri Butter displayed against gold Christmas chain with red flowers behind
Nutri Butter

Curra NZ Immune Support

If you are putting together a nutritional hamper for mums who run, they would probably appreciate an immune support supplement. I know I’m in the minority, but I have been running every day for nearly three years. For people like me who like to maintain a good level of consistency, immunity is extremely important. Additionally, Curra NZ contains berry phytochemicals that have been proven to provide a performance advantage of up to 11% for cycling, running, and climbing, and accelerate muscle recovery up to three times faster. Better still, these are vegan and free from synthetic ingredients.

Box of CurraNZ immune support natural food supplements displayed against Christmas bauble in gold and gold festive chain with red flowers behind as part of a guide to Christmas gifts for mums who run
CurraNZ immune support

Christmas gifts for mums who run: Post-race recovery kit

When buying Christmas gifts for mums who run, many people forget the obvious. After a run, we are all sorts of exhausted, hangry and probably have a few blisters and rubbed patches that need sorting out. So, if you know someone with a big race coming up, why not treat them to a luxurious post-run recovery kit? Here are a few ideas.

ARRAN Sense of Scotland Body Care Gift Set

By the end of a race or training run, we are all ready to be pampered. ARRAN Sense of Scotland body care gift sets are available in ARRAN’s three most popular fragrances – After the Rain, Glen Rosa and Glenashdale. Whichever you choose, the set will come beautifully presented in a signature gift box.  ARRAN has been creating vibrant, evocative scents in Scotland for the past thirty years. Ideal for freshening up after a hard run.

ARRAN body care set displayed against red flowers with Christmas chain on wooden base with white background
ARRAN body care set

Made by Coopers Vanilla Rose Bath Salt Blend

Made By Coopers is a modern apothecary brand making natural, cruelty free and vegan products to boost and and balance mental and emotional wellbeing. They use essential oils and powerful plants create their artisan line of beauty and wellness products. Made By Coopers Vanilla Rose bath salt blend contains ylang ylang and vanilla essential oils to rejuvenate the skin and help you relax and unwind. Ideal for complete relaxation after a run.

Made by Coopers Vanilla Rose bath salt blend displayed on a wooden surface with red and gold Christmas baubles and red flowers behind as a suggested Christmas gift for mums who run

Cotton Traders Fleece Pyjama Set

These Cotton Traders Fleece Pyjamas would be the absolute dream to climb into after a hard run. The trendy star print keeps you looking stylish while the cosy fleece material and elasticated waist make sure you are comfortable. These are machine washable and super warm and comfy. Ideal for cold winter evenings and post-run luxury.

Christmas gifts for mums who run star print fleece pyjamas photographed on grey tiles with red flowers in the corner
Cotton Traders fleece pyjama set

My Little Sudocrem

If you’re making up a post-run recovery kit as a Christmas gift for mums who run, these My Little Sudocrem pots are a must. They’re great for keeping in a rucksack that will meet you at the end of the race, or even for popping into a bag that you’re carrying with you. Any blisters, rubs, cuts or grazes can be treated immediately. My Little Sudocrem comes in a portable 22g size. The cream soothes and protects delicate skin, forming a barrier against irritants and allowing the skin to maintain its natural and healthy condition. 

Two pots of my little sudocrem displayed against a Christmassy background of red flowers and a gold bauble

For a range of gift ideas for the rest of the family, check out my four gift rule Christmas gift guide. You can also head to Joy’s post if you’re looking for gifts for mums who swim.

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  1. You won’t be surprised to discover that this is pretty much my favourite gift guide ever, so thank you! I think I ‘need’ pretty much all of those things. I’m about to start experimenting with fuelling because, as an IBS sufferer, I think it is something I will struggle with, so I’m going to add Poppets to my list! I’ve always hated Skittles, but I was going to try M&S Veggie Colin sweets, as well as gels and Clif Bloks and even tiny pieces of pitta bread with peanut butter.

    1. Ahh thanks very much I’m so glad you like it! Fuelling is tough isn’t it? Poppets are really easy to carry with you though and you can’t go wrong with chocolate treats!