If your mother enjoys running, show your support for her favorite sport by giving gifts that will take her next run from so-so to WHOA this Mother’s Day.
Here’s a list of eight must-have running accessories that every mom who runs will love.
- RunPhones, $39.95
There’s nothing more irritating that earbuds that pop out of place while running. That’s why mom will appreciate the new RunPhones, a sporty and snug, moisture-wicking headband that features built-in, high-performance headphones that stay in place while absorbing sweat dripping down the face. Available in blue, black, orange and green.
- The Saddle Forearm Mount, $29.99
Running with a smartphone offers many benefits, from tracking routes and distance to playing music. However, the current bicep armbands do not offer a convenient placement for accessing or viewing the device while moving. That’s why the new forearm mount for the iPhone, The Saddle from Fitdigits, is the perfect accessory for mom. The Saddle contours to the user’s lower arm for the best position to view, access, and interact with apps, music, text messages and more. Available for $29.99 from Fitdigits.com.
- Runner’s High Cuff from LUCY, $14.00
These stylish wrist cuffs feature a small pocket with a Velcro closure so mom can stash her cash, keys or other little essentials next time she hits the trail or streets. Save her from having to shove those items in her sports bra!
- Storebelight by Nathan, $10
Busy moms may clock in a few miles before the day starts and the sun comes up in order to fit a run into their jam-packed schedules. Keep her safe with this slim and lightweight blinking light that provides hours of high-visibility illumination and securely clips to any garment.
- Nike Elite OTC Socks, $40
The latest trend among runners and other athletic circles are compression garments that promise an increase in oxygen delivery, a decrease in lactic acid, cramp prevention and minimizes muscle fatigue. For women who run regularly or are training for a long distance race, compressions socks are a great gift to help boost recovery between workouts.
- Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews, $27 (Box of 12 Packets)
After a long day, mom may need a boost of energy to get through her next run. Offered in cherry, berry and orange, these sweet-tasting energy chews are certified organic, gluten free and fortified with 100 percent RDA Vitamin C so mom can fuel up the all-natural way.
- Viiiiva Heart Rate Strap, $79.99
Forget awkward adapters! This new Viiiiva Heart-Rate Monitor turns a Bluetooth Smart enabled phone into a running monitor, sending data seamlessly and in real-time to any of the popular fitness apps. Sync with Fitdigits’s iCardio app to track and monitor heart rate, caloric burn, pace, distance, duration, map routes and more with voice and visual feedback. Now mom can evaluate progress and continue improving each run session.
- Engraved RUN Necklace from Etsy, $36.50
For the mom who has the latest gadgets and gear, your mom can be an inspiration to other women with a beautiful, sterling silver pendant necklace that features the word RUN engraved on a pendant disc.