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A Local's Gift Guide

We encourage our community to shop with intention by continuing to support small businesses.

California Spotlight

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas from the Golden State.

JuneShine Hard Kombucha

San Diego, CA

“Why do we know so much about the food we eat, but so little about the alcohol we drink?”

These hard booch brewers share a passion for the craft and the environment. We love supporting JuneShine by taking our favorite flavor (honey ginger lemon) to the beach and watching the sunset.

P.S. Order booch directly to your doorstep or use their store locator to see which local shops are selling it in your neighborhood. 🏡

Hapa's Brewing Company

San Jose, CA

Started by South Bay locals, for South Bay locals – this is JT’s neighborhood joint. We love stopping here after a run through our founder’s hometown. It’s the perfect post-run refreshment.

The Hapa’s vibe is all inclusive and we love that.

Order online to have it delivered or swing by the brewery for curbside pickup. 

Koa+Roy CBD Massage Cube

San Diego, CA

“Tested on husbands, not on animals”

This CBD company specializes in 100% sustainably made and locally produced massage cubes. Any athlete will thank you for curing their post activity aches and pains. 

We’re advocates! The cube was a lifesaver for a Run Local team member after a 72-mile bike around Lake Tahoe.

3 Fish Studios

San Francisco, CA

 

Bay Area artist Annie Galvin creates beautiful prints based on original paintings. We love our state and this entire collection. 

Run Local president AJ always pushes us to support local artists and his work-from-home office may or may not need a pop of color…

I wonder what he’ll be getting for secret santa this year. 😏

 

Red Bay Coffee

Oakland, CA

They use coffee as a vehicle for diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. 

Their coffee is high quality and their commitment to the community is inspiring – def a go-to gift for the coffee addict. 

Happy Holidays to Dave & Dayne – our night owl marketing team. 

Books

Support local bookstores by ordering at bookshop.org. They’ve raised over $9 million dollars for local bookstores!

“If you don’t think you were born to run, you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.”

From his time spent running through Nepal, to a how-to guide on training for your first half marathon, Yasso will help you enjoy every step of your running journey. 


Yasso is a friend. And a damn good runner.

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and Chef Elyse Kopecky bring us a runners dream in cookbook form. We love the info and aesthetic this book provides.

Steph’s favorite pre-run snack is the homemade fig newtons. Mmmm. 

Get all of your burning questions answered with this version of the runners bible. Such as, should I even wear shoes? Our ancestors ran marathon distances on the daily?!

We think every runner deserves to go through a Born to Run phase – it’s a classic.

Magazines

Support journalism by subscribing or sharing with those you love.

Like the Wind Magazine

London, UK

“It’s not How to Run, It’s Why We Run.”

Every edition of Like the Wind Magazine is a collection of running stories.

There are personal anecdotes, inspirational tales, reportage, beautiful illustrations and stunning photography. It’s a must read in the Run Local Santa Cruz office and the Run Local Pod recently sat down with Simon Freeman to chat about their journey.

Outside Magazine

Santa Fe, NM

“The activist reshaping the running industry”

Outsider of the Year, Alison Mariella Désir (featured), urged runners to show up and do the work of anti-racism in 2020. She’s taken the industry and the media to task for the lack of representation – in magazines, advertisements, race fields, and sponsorships – which has shaped a world where many runners don’t see themselves. 

Read about other badass athletes, advocates, allies, and adventurers in Outside Mag. The stories are free, but you can support by gifting a donation or subscription. 

We also encourage you to learn more about the Running Industry Diversity Coalition who are working together to increase diversity within the running industry. RIDC members are brought together by their love of running and desire to cease the existing systematic racism in the running industry and running community.

Run Local Shop

We appreciate your support this holiday season! 5% of your Run Local Shop purchase will go directly to one of our charity partners.

❤️ Thank You Run Local Community ❤️