Christmas Gift Guide 2009

Whether you're shopping for a gadget freak, a nervous newbie or even just for yourself this Christmas, we've delved into Santa's sleigh to unearth the most stylish, clever and quirky running kit around.

Nike Running Shoe Wallet, £5

If you're fed up of your keys jangling noisily in your pockets, pop them in this discreet shoe-mounted wallet instead. It'll keep them in sight and under control.

www.nikestore.com

Sweaty Betty Skinny Headband, £8

These neat wicking headbands are perfect for keeping unruly hair firmly under wraps. They're stylish, come in (nearly) every colour of the rainbow, and have a reflective logo so you'll be seen at night.

www.sweatybetty.com

Scholl Crazy Feet Mini Massager, £9.99

Slip this compact foot massager into kit bags, and you'll have the secret weapon for soothing worn-out feet after long runs or races.

www.scholl.com

Solar-powered baseball cap, £9.99

The piece of kit you never knew you needed. Perfect for running under the harsh summer sun, this cap has a solar panel on top, which runs the fan integrated into the peak - so the more the sun shines, the faster the fan turns to keep you cool.

www.nigelsecostore.com

Stuffitts Shoe Savers, £15

We love cross-country, but no one likes the pong of damp running shoes. Pop a pair of cedar-filled Stuffitts in your trainers and they'll dry eight times faster than normal - so you can get straight back out there.

www.stuffitts.com

Ronhill Ladies Vizion Windlite Gilet, £40

You don't need to sacrifice style to stay warm on the run this winter. This slimline gilet is light, waterproof and lined with soft fleece - and you can choose between sleek black and fetching fluo pink.

www.ronhill.com

ICE ID Tags, £10

Make sure you are safe out on the run with these simple and clever ID tags that could save your life. Whether you go for a reflective wristband or classic dog tags, you can explore the great outdoors knowing that you are safe.

www.iceid.co.uk

Brooks VaporDry2 Gloves, £19.99

If you'll be heading out whatever the weather this winter, these warm, wicking gloves are just the ticket, with a reflective panel for dark nights and a thumb pad that flips back for easy mp3 navigation on the run.

www.brooksrunning.co.uk

Hilly Mobile Phone/Gel Carrier , £14.99

A must-have for long runs, this handy armband has a pouch for your keys, ID, phone and mp3 player and elasticated loops for your gels, as well as a thoughtful towelled back to prevent chafing.

www.hillyclothing.co.uk

Yew Clothing Everywear Top, £25

Going green? This technical tee has everything you need - plus impeccable eco credentials. Yew's pioneering kit is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester from consumer waste, such as drinks bottles - a great story to tell over your post-run organic pint.

www.yewclothing.com

Skins Thermal top, £65

This Thermal top will keep you an incredible 233% warmer than the rest of the Skins range - just the thing for chilly club nights. Not only that, the Skins compression technology will keep your muscles from tiring, wick sweat and help you recover quickly to boot.

www.skins.net

Nike LunarGlide+ running shoe, £80

The shoe that Paula Radcliffe claims made her 'fall back in love with running' is a gear geek's dream, with brand new Dynamic Support technology, which responds to your changing needs, constantly adapting to your stride to deliver just the right amount of comfort and support. To top it off, they're available in a range of funky colourways.

www.nikestore.com

Yantra Mat home acupressure, £39.90

See off aches and pains with a dose of traditional Chinese medicine - just roll out your Yantra Mat and relax. The Yantra Mat has 8,820 acupressure contact points, which are calibrated to provide equal pressure at all points, designed to lift your energy levels, relax muscles and ease head, back and neck pain.

www.theyantramat.co.uk

Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge by Joe Friel & Gordon Byrn, £17

Looking to mix up your running regime in the New Year? Then try a tri. Grab a mince pie, curl up and start plotting your Ironman campaign with this useful book.

www.velopress.com

Hymini Personal Wind Turbine, £47.99 (armband £12.99)

Harness the power of the wind to charge your devices - this unique mini turbine is a fun gadget that will keep your mp3 player pumping out tunes all the way round your run.

www.earthwhile.co.uk

Energicer Wrist Bands, £45

Run harder for longer and dodge fatigue with these pioneering bands. The Liquid Ice technology enhances your body's normal sweat response to keep you cool on the run.

www.alpsgear.co.uk

Born to Run by Christopher McDougal,l £16.99

Dip into this book for inspirational tales of ultra-runners who take on miles of desert, mountain and jungle, as well as learning about the hidden tribe who hold the secrets to going the distance.

www.profilebooks.com

Garmin 405CX, RRP £329.99

With even slicker functions, this new member of the Garmin stable is gadget nirvana. Pore over graphs of your performance, track your post-Christmas calorie burn or just keep an eye on the time - it's up to you.

www.garmin.com

York T201 Treadmill, £500

Forget forcing yourself out of the door on cold, wet days (unless that's what you like) - instead install your very own treadmill, line up a DVD or two and you'll never miss a session this winter.

www.yorkfitness.com