Christmas Gift Guide 2011

If you're scratching your head over what to buy the runner in your life - or looking for a wish list to give family and friends - then we're here to help with our edit of the year's best running gifts.

From stocking fillers to luxury treats, you'll know you've been good if you find these presents stashed under the tree.

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For Him

Xempo T-shirt, £18-22

Celebrate your PB all year round with a colourful Xempo running T-shirt. Just type in your half-marathon or marathon PB on the Xempo site to discover the colour that corresponds to your time. Choose between a top quality technical tee or vest and show other runners what you're made of, whether you're training or racing.

www.xempo.co.uk

For Him

Ronhill Trail Microlight Jacket, £65

Turn heads and get protection from the wind and rain with this stylish running jacket.  With reflective graphics it's perfect for evening running and as it quickly folds away into its back pocket, it'll last you all the way into spring.

www.ronhill.com

For Him

London 1948 men's hoody - Olympic Museum Collection, £32

Soak up the spirit of Olympians past and present with this cosy hoodie - perfect for keeping warm pre- or post-race. Based on a poster design from the last London back in 1948, this retro hoodie is unmistakably modern when it comes to comfort, with elasticated waist and cuffs.

http://shop.london2012.com

For Him

Salomon Trail IV Tight, £50

Treat your legs to tights that'll feel like a second skin. With a fleecy inner that's both warm and breathable and a wide elasticated waistband, you'll be finding excuses to wear these even when you're not training (we think they'd be perfect for lazing around watching telly).

www.salomonrunning.com

For Him

Sennheiser PMX 680i Sports, £49.99

Music can be a great motivator - especially if the sound quality is top notch and the headphones stay put. Luckily these high-performance headphones cater for every need of the music-conscious runner; they are sturdy and secure, sweat and water-resistant and even have a reflective strip on the neckband.

www.sennheiser.co.uk

For Her

Sweaty Betty Adrenaline Capri, £70

Combine this season's vogue for geometric prints with superb running technologies. These eye-catching tights include flat-locked and reflective seams, a back pocket and the supportive fabric compresses muscles to delay fatigue on long runs.

www.sweatybetty.com

For Her

adidas Women's RESPONSE Trail XX Hooded Sweatshirt, £35

Feel cosy on the run even when the temperature drops with this style-conscious hoody. Extra long sleeves and breathable CLIMAWARMTM insulation will banish chills, whilst the FORMOTIONTM fit means the hoody will follow your movement for maximum comfort.

www.adidas.com/uk

For Her

Nike Vapor Flash Jacket, £200

Stand out from the crowd with this stunning silver running jacket. This highly reflective jacket offers 360-degree visibility in low-light conditions, and a reversible design means it even transforms into a matte silver version for daytime. Excellent ventilation and an adjustable hood with built-in visor offer further comfort on winter runs.

http://store.nike.com/gb

For Her

Salomon XA 20 W Pack, £49.99

Transform your commute into a daily training session or use this nifty piece of kit for adventure races. This 20 litre backpack has a tailored fit for women and its roomy but lightweight design includes plenty of pockets and a bladder compartment.

http://www.gearforgirls.co.uk

For Her

ZUM BAGSTM, £15.95

Treat yourself to a luxurious pampering session with a pocket-sized selection of Zum's 100 per cent natural and fantastically sweet-smelling goodies. Apply shea butter Zum Kiss to cracked winter lips and slather dry skin with Zum Bars and Rub. The gift bag is also handily the perfect size to stash in a gym bag.

www.naturalorigin.com

Big Splash

Garmin Forerunner® 610, £329.99

You'll know you've been especially good this year if you find the latest Garmin under your Christmas tree. Garmin's first touch-screen GPS watch will make tracking your training even easier. Plus it'll withstand rain, sweat and splashes to give you impeccably accurate results whatever the conditions.

http://www.garmin.com/uk

Big Splash

TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack and Door Anchor, £185

Transform your living room into a gym with this TRX Training Pack. This revolutionary workout adds resistance to dynamic stretches to strengthen muscles and restore joint mobility. This one-stop kit bundle includes straps, a door anchor and a Basic Training DVD.

http://www.trxtraining.com

Big Splash

Lumie Bodyclock Active, £99.95

Leap out of bed ready to train on even the darkest mornings with this Lumie light. This nifty alarm clock has a sunrise simulator which helps your body wake naturally so you feel ready to take on the world - or at the very least, an early-morning training session.

http://www.lumie.com

Big Splash

Bupa Fitness Assessment, £149

Get the elite experience with a fascinating fitness test. During this hour-long assessment you'll get a pre-fitness test, a full fitness analysis to produce your individual VO2 max reading and then a post-test consultation to go over your results and give expert advice on how to hit your goals. It even comes recommended by the mighty Mo Farah.

http://www.bupa.co.uk/members/member-offers/bupa-fitness-assessment

Big Splash

freeFORM Board with Complete Body Workout DVD, £215.99

Splash out on this multi-directional balance board and you'll discover new and more intense ways to practice Pilates, yoga and other conditioning moves.RW Gear Editor Kerry McCarthy has been raving about this product. If strength and balance are your Achilles heel, the DVD included will inspire you to take action.

http://www.physicalcompany.co.uk

Under £25

World's Ultimate Running Races, Collins, £20

Start planning a year of adrenaline-fuelled challenges with this book detailing 500 of the world's most inspiring races. Find out the terrain, climate and how to enter each event, then get inspired by some breathtakingly stunning location shots.

www.harpercollins.co.uk

Under £25

A month's supply of graze boxes, £14

Give a delicious Christmas treat that'll last long after all the foil-wrapped chocolates and sweets have disappeared. One Graze box will provide four different types of snacks that'll last all week. Opt for their 'energybox', you'll get a tasty supply of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and olives perfect for fuelling your running.

www.graze.com

Under £25

For Goodness Shakes Nectar Sport Fuel Concentrate, £25

Transform your approach to sports drinks with this exciting new concept. With just one 2-litre tank of Nectar concentrate, you can make up a sports drink to match every session on your schedule. Pump once for a hypotonic drink, twice for an isotonic drink or three times for a hypertonic solution, then mix with water for a smooth light orange or lemon lime flavour. 

www.nectarfuel.com

Under £25

Runner's World Training Diary, £9.99

Keep track of your running progress in 2012 with this one-stop training diary. Log each session with this easy to use format to find out what works for you over the year, plus you'll get a weekly nutrition and training tip to keep you motivated.

https://subscribe.hearstmags.com/subscribe/natmagsproducts/80161

Under £25

X-Socks Run Performance Socks, £11.50

It wouldn't be Christmas without a pair of socks! Make sure you get a pair you actually want this year - start dropping hints now about these award-winning sports socks. These comfortable, breathable and supportive socks guarantee a smooth ride and minimal blisters.

http://www.runnersworldstore.co.uk