While it would be amazing to receive the latest Nike Vapor Fly or a Nordic Track Incline Treadmill as a gift this holiday season, don't forget about the small stuff. As runners, the small stuff is what keeps us running—and let's be honest, stocking stuffers are the best gifts.
Our top picks of the year are items that any runner would love and use—rather than passing it on in another gift exchange.
Believe Training Journal
A classic training journal, put together by co-authors Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan Dumas, is not only a place to log your workouts but also for you to think, goal plan and run with intention and purpose. This popular journal will make any runner happy.
CamKix Camera Shutter Remote Control
If you have a runner on your list who is looking to perfect their "runfie," this CamKix Camera Shutter Remote Control will up their Insta game. This Bluetooth remote makes it easy to take selfies, photos and videos hands-free.
Perform Better Exercise Mini Band
These strength training bands are great for any runner to have in their toolbox. This set of four bands of various resistance can be used anywhere for on-the-go training to strengthen the muscles runners need to run strong and stay injury free.
Smartwool PhD Pro Endurance Print Crew Socks
Smartwool worked with Ultrarunner Rob Krar on the best socks for the ultimate run. They are made with technology to reduce wear in the toes and new malleolus ankle cushions designed for protection on the most rugged trails. You don't have to run ultra's to wear these, but they're so comfy your feet may want to run farther after wearing them.
Petzel Actik Headlamp
Perfect for the runner who pounds the pavement in the early morning or evening, this Petzel Actik Headlamp provides 350 lumens of lighting with multi-beam functions. It provides lighting for a runner to see where they are going, as well as visibility with a reflective headband.
For the runner girl in your life, the Koala Clip is the solution to the question, "Where do I put my phone on a run?" This simple, sweat-resistant pouch clips on the back of her sports bra for hands-free, bounce-free running. Clip it and forget it!
Nathan Speedshot Plus Handheld Flask
Staying hydrated during a run is important year-round. The Nathan Speedshot Handheld holds 12 ounces of fluid for those short-to-medium-length runs. It fits in the palm of your hand with a chafe-free thumb hold for grip-free running. An added bonus is the zippered pouch to hold small items like gels and keys.
Mojo Foot Pro Massager
Help your runner's feet stay strong and injury free with the Mojo Foot Pro Massager that stretches and massages the plantar fascia. Use it to help relieve plantar fasciitis pain, especially when you pop it in the freezer for an ice massage.