Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Runner Girl

If you are dating or married to a runner, you probably have noticed that girls who run are not like other girls. We get up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to run in the cold, we eat pasta like there's a shortage and run 26.2 miles for fun! If you want to really impress your runner girl this Valentine's Day it's best to show her you understand what is closest to her heart (besides you, of course). 

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Runner Girl

Running Shoes

Nothing says true love like a new pair of running shoes. Not sure of her favorite shoes? Get her a gift certificate (we call them dash dollars) and let her enjoy the running shoe buying experience. The perfect gift is the one she picks out herself.

 Love the Brooks Launch

Love the Brooks Launch

 Dash dollars are the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Dash dollars are the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

GARMIN

Some girls may have a fancy jewelry store watch on their Valentine's Day wish list, but if you are looking for a gift for a runner, I'd put my money on a new Garmin. That way she'll think of you every time she hits a new pace or distance goal.

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RECOVERY FLIP FLOPS / PEDICURE / MASSAGE

Show her how much you appreciate her by giving her a recovery gift pack. Pick up these Hoka One One recovery flip flops to give her tired runner's feet a much-need break. Add in a pedicure and a massage and you will win Valentine's Day.

 Hoka One One Recovery Flip

Hoka One One Recovery Flip

SPORTS BRA

Sexy lingerie for Valentine's Day or a new fun sports bra that will bring her comfort and support on her next run? To give comfort and support is to give love. It comes in actual bra sizes for the perfect fit. Give her a gift that's close to her heart.

 love the Brooks Juno Moving Comfort sports bra for comfort and breathability

love the Brooks Juno Moving Comfort sports bra for comfort and breathability

CHOCOLATE

I'd be remiss to suggest that you should replace the traditional Valentine's day gift of chocolates with anything else. Runners love chocolate, buy the heart-shaped chocolate, but show her you really "get" her and her running obsession by buying her these chocolate flavored energy gels to fuel her through her next race.

 GU chocolate outrage energy gel

GU chocolate outrage energy gel

Did I give you any ideas on how to please your running-love this Valentine's day? Stop by the store and we'll help you pick out the perfect gift. Now will someone send this list to my husband?

Author:

Lea Genders is a RRCA certified running coach and personal trainer who specializes in strength training for runners in Fort Worth, TX. She works at Lone Star Walking & Running company on Mondays, stop by and say hi. You can find her on www.leagendersfitness.com or on Instagram with her favorite four-legged running partner, Ollie.

If the running world is a family, we are that crazy cousin. We have a lot of fun and couldn't do it without ya'll. If you have any fun ideas for us, let us know! We are totally game.