Fleet Feet Sports Holiday Gift Guide | Gift Ideas By Price

'Tis the season for our annual holiday gift guide to help you find that gift that's perfect for your budget and the special runner you're gifting it to.

Rather than an all-inclusive gift guide, this year we divided our guide by price points. Gift prices range from $1.50 to $500. We hope you can find a gift for that special someone or even a gift for yourself.

Gifts Under $20

QALO Silicon Wedding Band: Men's & Women's $19.99

Worn by Olympic athletes such as Ashton Eaton & Brianne Theisen-Eaton and everyday heroes like firefighters, policemen, husbands, and wives, QALO rings are a nice alternative for the athlete looking to protect their valuable wedding rings as they push their limits in everyday life.

Momentum Jewelry: $18.99

Whether you are looking for that something to help you get thru your next run or just a piece of inspiration, we’ve got the Motivate Wrap bracelet for you. A variety of sayings are available on a variety of wrap colors. The jewelry is all hypo-allergenic aluminum and will not tarnish over time. The wrap can get wet and be washed without causing any damage. Phrases in-store include 'Run and Be Happy', '26.2', 'Dig Deep', and 'Run Happy'.


As well all know, especially as runners, happiness from receiving socks for Christmas increases with age, as depicted by this meme. Not much beats the feeling of a fresh pair of new socks on a wood floor or running shoes. We have four brands in our store to chose from and two of our most popular have some great holiday deals going on.

Nutrition (single units): $1.50-$3

Single units of nutrition can make for a great stocking stuffer. From gels, to chews, to bars, to hydration powders, we have the industry leading brands of nutrition in our store to keep the runner in your life going mile after mile. Not sure which format of nutrition your runner prefers? Try out an assortment to find what works best.

Nathan Power Wash 32oz: $13

Restore well-worn workout gear to its original performance with the sports detergent that blasts the stink out. Power Wash removes the filthy layer of grime where bacteria live, breed, and cause funky smells. Once this residue is removed, the technical fabric in your workout clothes will perform as if brand new.

Sweaty Bands $15

Whether you are running a marathon or running after your toddler, Sweaty Bands are the perfect accessory to keep you looking and feeling great while staying active. Sweaty Bands stay comfortably put thanks to their signature non-slip velvet backing and come in an assortment of styles.

Buff (Original): $20

Simple, effective and infinitely adaptable. At its core is a moisture-managing microfiber fabric that is wind resistant and able to control odor. BUFF Original Multifunctional Headwear can be worn more than 12 different ways, from a cap to a balaclava to a hair tie, for a personalized style and perfect fit.

Gifts Under $50

MOJI Heat Massage Ball: 2 inch: $25, 4 inch $40

Available in the 4” diameter and 2” diameter, the MojiHeat Massage Balls provide targeted deep tissue relief, and are great for any part of the body. Simply microwave the ball and you’ll get long lasting heat for ideal massage therapy.

Goodr Sunglasses: $25, Custom runCHI Edition: $30

Goodr Sunglasses boast a non-slip, non-bounce, polarized, and stylish pair of sunglasses for your run. All for just $25. The color of the lenses and frames of the sunglasses go by clever, witty names such as Phoenix At A Bloody Mary Bar, A Ginger's Soul, and Nessy's Midnight Orgy(use your imagination). A custom Fleet Feet Sports Chicago runCHI edition is also available in Chicago flag colors for $30.

Winter Accessories (gloves, hats, neck gaiters, balaclavas): Smartwool: $22-$45, Manzella: $30-$50

Winter accessories are a must-have if you plan on running through the winter months. We carry an assortment of winter essentials from headbands to balaclavas to hats to keep your ears warm and avoid frostbite. Our assortment of gloves help keep your hands and fingers toasty while many still allow smartphone access through touch tip fingers.

Run Fast, Eat Slow Cookbook: $24.99

It’s no secret that "Run Fast, Eat Slow" written by elite athletes Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky is one of the best selling cookbooks for runners and athletes out there. The simple, fresh recipes are specifically designed to nourish athletes from pre-workout to post-workout and everything in between. More than 100 whole foods recipes span the pages of this cookbook featuring meals, snacks, drinks, and treats.

Fleet Feet Sports RunCHI Apparel: $27.99-$49.99

After a long wait, we launched our own custom RunCHI apparel line in our Chicago stores. The collection ranges from lifestyle cotton tees to performance tees and lifestyle hoodies. These make for a perfect gift for the runner who is proud to be a Chicagoan.

Nathan ChromaSteel Bottle: 500mL: $20, 750mL: $25

These bold and beautiful steel bottles will be the envy of your social or running circle. The quality vacuum stainless steel is 18/8 double-wall insulated, which is perfect for keeping cold liquids cold and hot liquids for a very long time.

Nathan Zipster: $30

This waist pack features weather resistant zippers, four pockets, and two zippers, and one heck of a secure run. The fabric is made from a super-soft technical fabric that fits comfortably around the waist. The pocket fits up to a iPhone 7 Plus but we recommend stashing your nutrition in those pockets.

Stunt Puppy Leashes: $38-$44

Hit the ground running hands free with your favorite canine with Stunt Puppy.  The flexible connector between you and your dog stretches, so your momentum won’t be an issue when nature calls.  For added visibility, you can get the Go Dog Glo Stunt Runner.

Addaday Massage Rollers: $21-$47

We have an array of rollers from Addaday that will ensure your whole body is ready to get back to your normal routine faster than ever, and keep you healthy as you chase your next goal.

Oofos Recovery Sandals: $45

After a long race or training run, treat your feet to a pair of recovery sandals from Oofos. The OOfoam footbed provides impact absorption, superior arch support, and unbelievable comfort.

Nathan Zephyr Fire 150 Handtorch: $45

This 150+ lumen hand torch features a comfortable hand strap that provides grip-free running along with a 24-degree downward angle that produces the ideal Run-Right Light, whether on roads or trails.

Gifts Under $100

Garmin VivoFit JR 2: $99 (on sale for $79.99 through 12/31)

This swim-friendly kids activity tracker comes with a kid-tough adjustable band, features a customizable color screen, and 1+ year battery life, no recharging needed. It syncs with the Garmin mobile abb and includes chore management and schedule alert tools for parents. The watch tracks steps, sleep, and 60 minutes of daily recommended activity.

Merino Wool Baselayer Crew from Smartwool or Icebreaker: Smartwool Crew: $95, Icebreaker Crew: $90-100

In "cold" temperatures you can get away with a technical long sleeve. In "colder" temperatures you'll need to swap that out for a proper baselayer. A proper baselayer is one that is made from merino wool. Merino wool is somewhat of a magical fabric. Here's why: It's breathable, it generates heat, it's moisture wicking, it reduces odors, and it's non-itch. Upgrade to a patterned design from Smartwool for $105.

Timbuk2 Packs: $59-$89

Leave it to Timbuk2 to bring the most functional and fashionable packing accessories to our store. Our staff is even secretly plotting which to buy for themselves. Whether you’re a busy-bee in the city or looking to travel this spring, having something that keeps all of your essentials within reach and organized is key. The Timbuk2 collection includes a 2-in-1 tote bag that you can pack with gear, crossbody bags to carry essentials while on-the-go, the fan favorite roll-top bag, a luggage bag, and a lightweight run commuter backpack with hydration built inside.

Osprey Packs: $100

These packs weigh in at just over one pound and feature zippered hip belt pockets, an external hydration sleeve, front panel bungees, a LidLock helmet attachment and more.

Nathan Neutron Fire RX Headlamp: $55

Bring added safety and color to your night run with the lightweight and powerful Neutron Fire. The primary LED kicks out a crisp 115 lumen spotlight, while the two side strobes offer RGB Light – red, green, or blue LED’s for added visibility.

Gifts Over $100

Garmin GPS Watches (Forerunner 35, Forerunner 235, Forerunner 735, Forerunner 935, Fenix 5)

Splurge on an industry leading Garmin GPS watch. While features vary from model to model, most of the featured watches here track pace and distance, have wrist-based heart rate monitoring, have a customizable watch face, use smart notifications, have a user-friendly interface, have wrist-based heart rate, and the list goes on and on.

Men’s and Women’s MerinoLoft Ellipse Long Sleeve Half-Zip Hood: $230

Technically advanced, environmentally conscious and incredibly comfortable, the Ellipse Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood is a hybrid-construction midlayer that uses strategically-zoned insulation for warmth and protection where you need it most. In the hood and chest panels, we used our MerinoLOFT™ insulation, which provides a warm, breathable and natural alternative to synthetic insulations, with a 100% recycled polyester face fabric.

Nike Aeroloft Jacket & Vest

Inspired by the classic bomber silhouette, the Nike AeroLoft jackets and vests provides warmth on your run and a modern look all day. Ideal over a light hoodie or your favorite tee, these innovative pieces helps keep you warm without overheating. The Aeroloft Hybrid Top for men uses down-insulated front and rear panels keep warmth trapped in at your core, while stretch paneling at the sides and sleeves ensure full range of motion. The brushed interior on the sides, sleeves, and hood provide soft, thermal warmth.

Roll Recovery R8 Massage Roller: $119

Experience the award-winning R8 deep tissue massage roller and see why athletes everywhere have been drawn to its revolutionary design. The patented technology self-adjusts for different body sizes and targets the IT-bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, gluteus, arms and more. It is easy to use, feels great on tired legs, and is small enough to take anywhere.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%: $250
Just confirmed by researchers: the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% does make you 4% more efficient. Make the runner on your shopping list more excited than ever to break barriers! One of the most sought-after running shoes on the market, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% is currently available at our Old Town, South Loop, and Lakeview locations in limited quantities.

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