Runner’s Gift Guide: Giftable Subscriptions
Welcome to our top selection of gifts for runners that are set to keep on giving all year long
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We have the best of the best choices for runner’s who read, data-gatherers, inquisitive runners, audiophiles, and those who just like to subscribe in order to keep life ticking along without interruption.
Best Giftable Subscriptions for Runners
Outside+ | $2.49/month
One membership, all the benefits. Give an Outside+ membership to offer digital access to all 15 publications in the Outside network, including Outside, Backpacker, Yoga Journal, Clean Eating, Trail Runner, Triathlete, Women’s Running, and others. You’ll also get to enjoy Outside Watch and Outside Learn, platforms updated frequently with instructive and entertaining video content in pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Included in every Outside+ membership comes access to GPS mapping apps Gaia and Trailforks. Take advantage of special holiday pricing at $2.49/month.
Strava Premium | $5/month + 30 days free
What gets measured gets improved, right? Give a Strava Premium subscription to show that active family member or loved one of yours that you care about their wellness. A Strava Premium subscription provides a digital Swiss army knife: a digital training log that can keep tabs on your workouts, miles, time, and elevation over more than 30 activity types. Members can connect with other athletes, establish “segments,” find new routes all over the world, set and achieve fitness goals, and much more.
Inside Tracker | From $199
Improve your athletic performance and ensure longevity from the inside out with an Inside Tracker plan. Choose from a range of hyper-personalized testing kits that report and monitor up to 43 different biomarkers. An Inside Tracker gift card can get someone started right away on the journey toward optimizing their health and make smart, informed choices in their active lifestyle.
Gaia GPS Premium | $2.99 with Outside+
Having a Gaia GPS Premium account is like having over 300 maps in your pocket. With Gaia GPS, you’re able to download offline maps, print custom maps, layer different map types, check weather conditions, and much more. Plus, Gaia GPS helps any avid outdoorsperson to stay safe out there, with updated maps to stay oriented in the backcountry at all times.
Radio Garden | FREE
What if you could fly around the world and sample radio stations from Parakou, Benin, Chongqing, China, or Kyiv, Ukraine, or your hometown? In 2013, a Dutch nonprofit developed this free global map of radio to tap into, which democratizes communication and introducing the liter you to music and information from literally every corner of the globe.
Spotify Premium | $9.99/month
Say goodbye to those annoying ads that ruin the flow of a good run. With a Spotify Premium subscription you can download music for offline listening, enjoying zero-ad tunes, while having no limits to how many songs you can skip. With more than 80 million tracks, 4.7 million podcasts, and now, over a quarter million audiobooks available (for additional purchase), a Spotify Premium subscription changes the game in music and information-gathering.
Who Gives a Crap: 100 Percent Recycled Toilet Paper | $31/month
Who knew that buying toilet paper could be so fun, so easy, and so…responsible? We’ve tested this subscription model and we’re never going back. Considered one of the most eco-friendly toilet papers on the planet, their paper is 100% recycled (no virgin trees used), zero-plastic packaging, fully biodegradable, with carbon neutral shipping. I mean, everyone needs toilet paper, so why not turn it into a celebration? Set up auto-subscriptions for as little as every 4-months.