Running Gift Ideas For Teen Boys
The basic running watches will show you the distance run and the time it's taken.
You may also want features such as GPS, so you can track your position and where you have run. A GPS running watch is a great tool for analysing your run while out on the road and when you have completed it. It can let you know at which points you slowed down and where you may need to work on your pace (perhaps on hills or at the end of the run).
Other features that running watches may have include a heart rate monitor and showing the amount of calories your run have burned.
There are lots of fab running watches on the market. It's well worth doing a bit of research and reading reviews. For a good entry level first running watch I would recommend the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch. Well worth checking out.
Music and Running - Gift Ideas
If he stores his music on a phone, there are armbands which allow him to wear his phone and listen to his music.
There are some fab mp3 players which are perfect for running and other sports. The ipod shuffle is an excellent choice. It's really small and lightweight and will clip onto your clothes, yet it holds up to hundreds of songs so he can always have his running playlist ready to go. It has an easy to use control panel on the front of the ipod so it's easy to click on control your music while you're running.
Wireless headphones are another fantastic gadget to have as a runner. They use bluetooth technology to pair with your device (such as a phone) and then you can listen to your music without having to worry about the wires getting tangled anywhere.
Another cool gift for a runner who loves music might be a subscription to a music provider such as spotify. Then they can listen to their spotify running playlists offline while they are running.
If it's cold where you are and he has to run wearing a hat in the winter, you can also get hats and earmuffs with built in headphones, which are perfect to use to listen to music too.
There are tons of really fun race events around nowadays. They include mud runs and obstacle races which may appeal to the more adventurous teen boy.
As the seasons change so do the clothes runners have to wear. In the Winter, long sleeved running tops and running jackets are often required. If it gets very cold where you are running gloves, thicker running socks, hats and long running pants may also be needed. In very cold weather lots of layers are required.
In the summer running glasses and more lightweight gear will be in demand.
Obviously it's worth checking out which brands of running gear he already wears as some teenage boys can be sensitive if what you buy him isn't cool. Or it may just be that he knows what gear is comfortable and works well for him.
There are also clothes you can get with storage. Check out North Face Naked Long Haul shorts.
Or what about a running t-shirt with a funny run slogan on it. Something like "I run because I really like food".
A running head torch - if he likes to go out running in the dark, these are a must so you can see where you are going.
A water bottle - there are water bottle you can get with storage which will hold you phone, money and keys as you run along.
A running pouch / belt - a fantastic running accessory for keeping all your essentials safe when you're on the go.