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Finding the right Valentine's Day gift for your significant other is already a daunting task. When your loved one is a runner, that task can be a nightmare. Here's a list of eight, runner-approved, gifts you can pick up at the last-minute (because if you're anything like us, you put gift-shopping off until the last minute!).

1. Massage
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As with most exercise, running leaves you with sore muscles. A deep-tissue massage can alleviate soreness and help muscles recover from physical activity. Surprise your sweetie with a gift-certificate for an hour massage. Wanting to take the idea a step further? Try signing up for a couple's massage class! They typically serve dinner and teach you basic massage therapy techniques.


2. Foam Roller
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Maybe a massage isn't your loved one's idea of a relaxing time. Get a foam roller instead! It's a great alternative at a fraction of the cost. Bonus points for also printing this guide in addition to purchasing the roller.

3. Pedicure
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Does your loved one suffer from callused feet and blackened toenails like numerous other runners? Why not treat him or her to a pedicure for Valentine's day? Spring for the deluxe pedicure; it includesa hot stone massage on the legs, a parafin wax treatment to soften feet, and extensive callus removal along with typical nail treatments.

4. Shoes
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This one can be a toughie. If your sweetie has been eying a pair of shoes for quite some time, try getting a pair in his or her size. If you're not sure which size/style/fit he or she needs, pick up a gift card to your local running store. If you're in the Wichita area, just stop by GoRun!

5. Running-Related Jewelry
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We are loving this necklace (pictured below)! Maybe your significant other isn't fond of jewelry; try a running watch instead. A high-quality one can be costly, but your sweetie is guaranteed to love it!

6. Race Entry Fee

Paying race fees takes its toll on a runner's wallet. Why not pay for a couple of your sweetheart's entry fees as a heartfelt gift? Take things a step further by willingly entering a race with your loved one! The runner in your life is sure to appreciate such a sweet gesture.

7. Chapstick, Headbands, Other Essentials
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Is your loved one always complaining about lack of running essentials? Try putting together a kit with lip balm, a hydration belt, Gu chews, running socks, assorted headbands and/or running hats, etc. for a thoughtful Valentine's day gift.

8. Flowers and Chocolate
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Some call it cliche; we call it traditional. A beautiful bouquet and a box of good dark chocolate is a great gift! Change it up with a bouquet of your sweetie's favorite flowers instead of stereotypical roses.