Your Fit Valentine: Gift Ideas for Runners and Yogis

This post originally ran on 2-5-2015. It has been updated!

With about two weeks to go until Valentine’s Day, you might be looking for gift ideas for your special someone. Or you might be looking to grab something for yourself to show off just how much you love running or yoga. This is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it’ll give you some ideas. (And hopefully it will give the Engineer some ideas too.)

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas


  • Runner necklaceI just love this gold one from AbellaBlue. All the jewelry is handmade and gorgeous. Check out her running jewelry here.
I love running Necklace, gold fill. Marathon necklace, runners jewelry
  • Race entry. Surely there’s a Valentine’s Day race in and around your city. What better way to celebrate your love than by sweating together . . . as you’re running. Hold hands the whole time for an extra bonus. JK. 😉
  • This super cool shirt from Such a cute design, and it comes in a bunch of different colors. I personally love the gray. They have many other Valentine’s gifts on the site too–earrings, medal racks, necklaces, socks, and so on.
    • Women’s Everyday Tee Love The Run from Gone for a run (source)


  • New running shoes! These are always welcome. I’m currently digging the Hoka One One Conquests. They’re certainly keeping my feet happy. Throw in a pair of Balega socks, and you’ll (or your valentine will) have happy feet too!
  • Favorite fuel (Nuun, Shot Bloks, SportBeans, Clif Bars, GU, Picky Bars, etc.). Who needs chocolate? Okay, chocolate works too. How about a fancy rocky road chocolate bar from Chuao Chocolatier? They also make chocolate-covered bacon, s’mores, potato chip or orange? Delicious.


  • New mat. At some point or another, every yogi needs a new mat. I personally love my PROlite by Manduka, but many other companies make great mats (Jade, Hugger Mugger, and Lululemon, to name a few). Hugger Mugger is offering 20% off mats with the code 2016mats. This is a bit of an investment, but I’ve been using my Manduka for about three years, and it still looks new. Throw in some mat spray, and you’ve got an awesome gift bundle. The companies mentioned sell their own, but there are a ton of tutorials on making your own. The Hippy Homemaker offers 5 different recipes here.
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My lovely Manduka PROlite
  • New yoga clothes. What fitness enthusiast doesn’t love new clothes? I personally love Fabletics. Their Salar leggings are the bomb. Athleta, Lululemon, and Soybu also have some great pieces. For more reasonably priced ideas, check out Old Navy.
  • Yoga blocks, bolsters, straps, mat bags, and other accessories. 
  • Class pass for a new yoga studio. Many studios also have a couples class!
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  • Massage. This is perfect for working out the knots from all those miles and fitness classes. Massage Envy offers a one-hour massage for $49.99. Of course, you might have a place in mind. Make it a date with a couple’s massage!
  •  iTunes gift cardMusic is always a great idea.
  • Class pass for a class your Valentine wants to try. BodyPump or a yoga class to stretch out those tight hamstrings, anyone?
  • New earbuds (like these Yurbuds). The earbuds that came with the mp3 player only last for so long.
  • Road ID (see my review here). Better be safe than sorry in any situation. Road ID has cute badges to add to any ID, including some Valentine’s-themed ones: a heart, “love,” “be mine,” etc.
  • SweatyBandsThese truly don’t slip off my head no matter what activity I do. These are a great gift for any active person. I’ve heard good things about Sparkly Soul headbands, Junk headbands, and BondiBands too. Junk and BondiBands are also appropriate for guys. 🙂
My newest SweatyBands


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 Is Valentine’s Day a big deal at your house? 

Our half anniversary is the day after, so we have a small Valentine’s Day and do something cool on the 15th. The discounts on chocolate don’t hurt, that’s for sure!

Any other ideas to add?



Hey all! Sorry this is late, but here are the winners of the 3 prize packs from asphalt + me = peace!

Angela L. (@thechickenscoop)

Artie (@immigrationdiva)

Aly L. (

That’s a lot of A’s! Please contact me directly ( to claim your prizes, or wait for my email.

Thanks for a great giveaway, everyone, and look for another one coming up soon!


asphalt + me Review & Giveaway

I’ve always loved stationery. I have boxes of note cards, and I make almost all the cards I give away. But honestly I’ve never seen or made a card good enough to give to my running friends–until now. I was perusing Etsy before the holidays and came across the wonderful cards from asphalt + me = peace. Isn’t that a great shop name? So true too. I contacted the shop owner, Melissa, and she graciously sent me a bunch of cards to review. I love them all, but here are a few of my favorites:

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The inside reads, “Way to go!”
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The inside reads, “Wake me when it’s spring!”
The inside reads, "For the after-party! (congratulations!)"
The inside reads, “For the after party! (congratulations!)”

Aren’t they awesome? Not only does this shop have great products–with fantastic photos, high-quality card stock, and cute messages–but the customer service and shipping were awesome!

From the shop description:

Whether you are an elite, a mid-packer, or a runner who tries to avoid the back-of-the-pack bus . . . we are here to celebrate the trials and triumphs of RUNNING!
asphalt + me = peace offers a unique line of greeting cards with sentiments written by runners for runners.  For those who run, those who want to run, or those who support a runner, we aim to encourage and inspire!
Celebrate the humor and humility of running by sharing a greeting card today!

Hands down, asphalt + me = peace is a great shop, and you should check it out!

Now because I love this store and these super great cards–and because Melissa gave me some to give away–I have some packages to share with three of my readers! 

  1.  3 greeting cards and a bumper sticker package 1
  2. 4 greeting cards and a bumper sticker package 2
  3. 5 greeting cards, a bumper sticker, and a soft long-sleeve T-shirt (size small)package 3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter now! Contest ends March 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m., mountain standard time. Must be 18 years or older and a US resident. Cards included in packages will be chosen at random (don’t worry–they’re all cute!). Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter. I will announce the winner on March 11.

DISCLAIMER: Asphalt + me = peace provided me with cards, bumper stickers, and a T-shirt to review and give away. I was not compensated in any other way or encouraged to express a particular opinion. I think all of these products rock and want to share them with you!

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