I always used to think that November was way too early to start feeling Christmassy but it seems to be all around us already! The Christmas lights are up in the high streets, Christmas markets are starting to pop up everywhere and there is now less than 6 weeks until the big day!
If like me you’re not feeling very inspired and have no idea where to start with your Christmas shopping I thought I'd share a few of my top ideas for the runner in your life.. and hey, if YOU are the only runner in your life then why not treat yourself to a little something? You are totally worth it after all !!
And because we are all feeling the pinch at the moment, I also have some discount codes to for you to help make your money go a little further at a time when we very much need that!!!
OK so here we go.. and in no particular order because ALL of them will definitely be on my wish list this year!
PROVIZ has long been a popular brand with runners (and cyclists as well as anyone who needs to be seen really!), particularly now it is dark earlier and safety when running at night is paramount. They have so many high viz options from gillets to jackets in bright colours and also in the VERY popular reflective fabric (which is my absolute fave!)
Check out all of their products on www.provizsports.com
And for a 20% discount on absolutely EVERYTHING be sure to enter code REWIRE20 at checkout!
Here is me, sporting my said 'fave' about to head out for the free weekly social run I host in Clapham!
OK the next one I sadly don’t have a discount code to share with you BUT if you are looking for a gift that is totally going to make your runner’s Christmas then this is a very good option! Again, a perfect present as far as safety is concerned as all of the SHOKZ headphones range are what's known as bone conductors. These leave the ear open so that you can run and still be aware of what’s going on around you. If your runner is a keen racer, then these are an absolute must as many race event organisers will not allow regular headphones that go in to or on top of the ears!
Find the perfect present using this link https://shokz.uk?sca_ref=2778517.6TLjVo4y1v&sca_source=Blog
Although I don’t have a discount code, do continue to check via the link as they often have seasonal promotions (including of course BLACK FRIDAY this week!!).
Are you of your runner (or yourself)? Want to give them something so they will never forget how far they have come and all they’ve achieved along the way? Then mark their achievement with a gift from NOTCH! You can choose from bracelets, keyrings or bag tags all with personalised, engraved notch charms! I have one of the bracelets and I love adding to it every time I complete a new race or get a pb. It’s also become a bit of a good luck charm too and I now won’t do a race without wearing mine!! Even better, they now have a really cool clothing range with graphics themed around all the popular distances and major races as well as several other sports and activities!
You can find them here https://notch.io
You’ll get a 10% discount storewide when you remember to use code REWIRE10 at checkout!!
Next up are my very good friends at Outside&Active! This is a brilliant website, full of ideas, inspiration and motivation to.. well.. get outside and active! Check them out at https://outsideandactive.com
As well as fabulous content (of which I sometimes contribute!) they also have an entire shop with lots of running related clothing and books - see images below for just a small selection! Use the link below for 15% off any order or just remember to use code JULES15 at checkout!! https://shop.outsideandactive.com/discount/JULES15
If you are after something unique with the real WOW factor this Christmas, then how about treating your female runner to a luxury retreat holiday?!!
I have teamed up with Jennifer Foster, London based Pilates instructor, to bring you Running Aligned : luxury Running & Pilates Retreats for women!
At our retreats our goal is to empower female runners, helping them to discover greater strength and balance in body, mind and spirit. Over five days guests can immerse themselves in stunning surroundings and luxurious facilities, whilst feasting on delicious and organic homemade food. Each day there is the opportunity to take part in guided trail runs, Pilates classes and various workshops, meaning you'll leave feeling more aligned with your fitness and your goals. Also included in the cost is a 55 minute massage as well as a strength assessment.
Just imagine the pure joy on her face when she realises she's going away for some very well deserved 'me time' in Tarifa, southern Spain - quite simply the best gift EVER!!
For details and booking head to www.runningaligned.com and take advantage of the Super Early Bird prices on offer until 31st December 2022!
Staying closer to home, you can still give the gift of running with one of my gift vouchers! These can be purchased for any service or bespoke training plan. There is plenty of choice for both in person and remote coaching and don't worry, if you can't decide the best option for the runner in your life then vouchers are also available as monetary value, redeemable against all run coaching services, courses and training plans. The perfect gift for any runner in your life whether they are just starting, wanting to improve their technique or about to start training for an event!
Head to my online shop to purchase a voucher today! https://www.runningrewire.com/shop
And last but definitely not least.. If you or your runner has a big life goal, has aspirations and dreams to work in the fitness industry as a PT (which is how I started out!) then this is going to blow their (your!) mind!!!! ORIGYM are a major, well established and highly regarded provider of training courses for FitPros! If you or your loved one have been sitting on the fence and haven’t committed due to financial circumstances then I am so delighted to be able to offer you a very handy 20% off their training courses!!! This can be a massive saving and could be just the motivation you need to take the plunge and start doing what you love as a job!!!!! I can honestly say it’s the best decision I ever made!
Take a look at what they offer, enter code REWIRE20 at checkout and start to believe your dream can come true!!
I truly hope that I've given you some great ideas, so that you can surprise a running friend or loved one with something unique and something they are absolutely going to love this Christmas.. after all they deserve it, right?!