Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Running

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are so many good reasons to shop locally for the holidays. We’ve compiled a wide range of unique and useful gifts that just might cover every name on your list. Thank you for shopping locally and for supporting the Out There Monthly advertisers who make each issue possible! (EG)

Muscle Massager


Runners are no strangers to shoulder and back pain. Why not ease the aching muscles with a massager.  The Addaday Boomerang Massager ($48) from Fleet Feet Sports does the trick. Surface Skin Technology allows it to get hard-to-reach areas and give Cross Fiber Friction Massages. (EG)

Garmin GPS Watch

The perfect gift for the triathlete or dedicated runner, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is a customizable, do-it-all GPS runner watch, available at Fitness Fanatics. It measures heart rate at the wrist so you can optimize your training. It is also lightweight, waterproof, and comfortable to wear ($450). (EG)

Hyperrite Strobe Running Lights


These compact, clip-on LED lights by Nathan are weather resistant, highly visible (up to 2,400 feet), and have four modes (steady light and several blinking options). Runner’s Soul at two locations in Spokane carries these potentially life-saving flashers in several colors ($15). (DK)

Local Custom Tees


Show off your local pride by purchasing a Run Spo or Run WA custom tee from Fleet Feet Sports, which make for great locally branded gifts. (EG)

U.S.A.-Made Running Shirts

Western Washington-based Pettet Endurance Project has roots in Spokane and sells quality merino wool running shirts that are made here in the U.S.A. For dudes, try the Freemont, a 3/4 sleeve that provides just enough warmth for chilly winter and shoulder season runs. For ladies, the Milo with full-length sleeves with enough extra fabric to tuck hands up in a warm wool ball is a great chilly-season choice. Check out all of PEP’s shirts online. (DK)

Expanding Running Pack

The Mirage Pak by Nathan is a compact, lightweight running pack that looks like a stretchy nylon belt but in reality is a bounce-free, reflective pack that fits snug around your waste. It has the capacity to hold phones, keys, snacks, water, extra clothing or whatever else you want to stash but not feel as you run. Pick one up at Runner’s Soul for $20. (DK) //

Contributing Writers: Amy Silbernagel McCaffree, Derrick Knowles, Elena Gardner and Jon Jonckers

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