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Holiday Gift Guide Part 1: Gifts for Runners

With extended hours and free gift-wrapping, Lively is here to make your holiday shopping a piece of cake!

In this first post, we’ll share some picks for your fave runner, whether she hits the treadmill or the trail.

vest shot

The photo above shows a roundup of some winter running essentials. A layering piece, like this Lole Icy Vest, will keep her warm while running outdoors or to and from the gym. Underneath, she can rock an uber-warm base layer, like the Craft Round Neck Long Sleeve. Sunglasses — those shown are from Tifosi, which makes affordable, shatterproof shades —  will save her eyes from cataracts and that nasty glare off of fresh snow. A Garmin GPS watch will help her track her mileage and meet her 2016 goals. Warm socks, like these Darn Tough ones made from merino, will keep her feet toasty yet blister-free. Shoes are always a much-appreciated present for a runner, and if you don’t know her size, a gift card will cover all possible options.

gotta run tank


Need a cute gift for your running BFF? The Gotta Run Tank from Activyst (right) is an on-trend graphic top and, with the purchase of this tank, you’ll be supporting girls’ running in Ethiopia.


Lively also carries a range of gorgeous jewelry, some inspiring and athletic-themed and some just lovely. The delicate necklace below, created for Lively in collaboration with an independent artist based out of LA, is a sweet gift for runners of all ages. The charm hearts spell out “RUN,” looped around a winged arrow.

RUN necklace







For stocking stuffers, check out our huge fuel wall, with staff faves like Run Gum (below), and foot massagers, like the Addaday Junior, plus affordable watch options like those from Soleus.

IMG_4518_1Hydration is crucial year round, and the Amphipod Stealth Water Bottle (also shown above) is an easy, hands-free way to tote 20 ounces of fluid. It also has a zippered pocket for carrying essentials like a phone, keys, and credit card. Perfect for these cold months when all the fountains are shut off.


Here at Lively, we have trouble keeping the ever-poIMG_4694_1pular FlipBelt in stock! Choose a bright, fun color to add a pop to your athlete’s outfit. The FlipBelt is a bounce-free way to work out with any size phone, plus your keys, cash, etc.


And that’s the first part of our 2015 gift guide! The next editions will be posting soon. Happy holidays!

Lively Athletics


05 Dec, 2015

Accessories,  Apparel,  gift guide,  Oak Park,  Running,  Winter


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