32 Gift Ideas For Runners, According To Runners

If you don’t run yourself (or think there are one billion other things you’d like to be doing right now like gardening or drinking) it may take some time to find the right gift for the runner in your life. If you kind of know what’s up when it comes to running but are looking to kick it up a notch, we’ve got the a list of the best gifts for runners, according to runners. They need the right shoes, the rights socks, the right gear to stay hydrated and well nourished and all the latest devices to listen to their tunes or podcasts before heading out for their daily dose of hormones.

Chances are, they have a preference when it comes to what they wear and how the keep their joints healthy and happy. If they run outside, as the colder months approach, they need to stay warm.

If they like to have it out with the treadmill every day, they need to have the best water bottles and ear buds to keep them motivated. We can’t forget everyone feels better about feeling the burn when they are wearing breathable, comfortable workout gear that’s flattering and stays in place. So, to make sure you don’t forget anything, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for the runner in your life.

 Gifts For Runners

Nike socks

These Nike socks have just enough cushion to keep your feet comfortable, but let them breathe so they stay dry. They are made to last and will take you miles down the road. “I’ve yet to find another pair of socks like these that wash and wear well,” says Mike and avid runner who runs six days a week.

$29 AT AMAZON

Nike Sports bra

This slip-on non-padded Nike sports bra is comfortable and doesn’t have any hooks or latches to worry about. As an avid runner, I bought this when I first got into the sport years ago and it’s been my favorite sports bra, by far.

$48.98 AT AMAZON

Sports Bra

If you are looking for a little more support to keep the girls in place on your daily runs, this Champion bra is perfect. It has molded (yet wireless) cups for support and an adjustable back. (It’s great for when you are grabbing a cup of coffee after a run and want to avoid the uni-boob look.)

$35.63 AT AMAZON

TrailHeadsHat

Hats come in handy on sunny or rainy days. Having one that’s lightweight, like this TrailHeads one, will keep you cool and dry is a must. (It’s also great for those days you don’t want to wash your hair and a messy bun just won’t cut it.)

$18 AT AMAZON

Arm Band Phone Holder

Listening to music or a podcast is a must for most runners. (I mean, you can suffer through listening to yourself being out of breath if you want but I’ll pass.) This Tribe armband is adjustable, comfortable and will feel so much better than having to hold your phone, or feel it bounce around in a pocket.

$14.98 AT AMAZON

Shoe Deodorizer

Let’s face it, running stinks and we don’t want to smell it. Whether you live with a runner, or are meeting one to hit the streets with, no one wants to be caught with stinky shoes. These NonScents odor eliminators are great to throw in sneakers, and they’re non-toxic and fragrance free.

$10.97 AT AMAZON

Ponytail Beanie

A hat that can take us from a run, then out to coffee? Yes please. This Funky Junque  beanie makes plenty of room for your pony or messy bun so you can stay warm without having to stuff your hair in it. (Not to mention it’s undeniable cute and the best way to showcase a #mombun.)

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Running Pants

Pants that move with you, and are warm enough to run in the winter is always a great choice for a runner. They go through running clothes quickly, but these Baleaf running pants are built to last.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Foam Roller

Foam rollers are good for so many different forms of exercise, but especially for runners. Getting in a good stretch and using your 321 Strong foam roller with its compact size is sure to target all your trouble spots, increase range of motion, and loosen those knots running can create.

$26.97 AT AMAZON

Polar Water Bottle

An insulated water bottle is a must for any runner. This one from Polar Bottle Store is great because you can select the size you want, is BPA free, and easy to clean. (I also heard it’s great for wine.)

$12 AT AMAZON

Under Armour Running Shirt

These moisture wicking shirts from Under Armour are a staple for every runner. They are great for layering, come in many colors, and help prevent odor.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Gifts For Marathon Runners

Marathon runners are in a whole different league. They have grit and soul and going out for a five-miler is literally just a walk in the park for them. They know their body needs more when they are training for a big race or going to venture out for a long run, so (while we stay relaxing on our lounge chair or recliner) they need to be prepared.

Nunn Tablets

If you are going to run for hours (no thank you), then your body needs an extra boost. These Nunn tablets taste great and give back all the electrolytes that are lost during a long, sweat session. Marathon Runner, Channa Jackson says, “I ask for these every Christmas. They keep my energy up while I train for my marathons.”

$23.03 AT AMAZON

Rejuvenation tablets

Running, especially marathon running, is hard on the body. The pounding can take a toll of ligaments and joints. Taking Rejuvenation consistently can help your muscles and support faster recovery.

$47.97 AT AMAZON

Weighted Vest

If you run with a some extra weight on your back, running in a race sans weighted vest will make you go faster. Many marathon runners do this when they can’t get a long run in to build endurance. This RUNmax Pro vest comes with different compartments to carry water, and you can remove weights at any time to get the impact you want.

$51.07 AT AMAZON

Running Shirt

If you are going to head out and run an extended amount of time, even if it’s chilly, you are going to break a sweat. A moisture wicking, Animal Den shirt is a must have, and this best seller comes in several fun colors. And you can’t beat this price point.

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Running Belt

Pounding the pavement during a training run or race means you are going to need to refuel. This G-brans training belt will get any marathon runner through a tough session with its different compartments to hold any size phone, bottles of water, and snacks.

$16.97 AT AMAZON

Foot Massager

If you are going to put miles on your feet, they are going to need some love. (let’s face it, we can’t always count on our partners or kids to rub our feet, even if we pay them.) This Cloud foot massager will get the job done.

$249.99 AT AMAZON

Foot Spa

This is the best way to give your feet a soak. The Miski foot bath has all the bells and whistles, including 4 massage rollers and a foot stone.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Thermal Underwear

Layering before heading out before a long run is a must in the winter. Daphne, a marathon runner who lives in the Northeast says she couldn’t do her training runs without her Thermajane warm, yet breathable, long underwear in the winter.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

CLIF BAR chews

Marathon runners need fuel and extra calories during a run, but it’s not exactly convenient or good for the digestive system to stop mid-run and have a snack or meal. CLIF bar energy chews are the perfect thing to carry on a run. They are vegan, give you a quick boost, and are easy to digest.

$39.9 AT AMAZON

Glucosamine Tablets

There aren’t many runners out there who don’t experience pain. It’s good for the body, but can be hard on certain parts like the joints and back. Glucosamine Chondrotin is natural and works to promote healthy joints and cartilage.

$26.87 AT AMAZON

Christmas Gifts For Runners

The holidays mean colder weather and shorter days are coming, so it’s a great time to give your loved ones who run their life away things that will make it possible for them to run in the dark or freezing cold.

Balaclava

Having a mask to protect your face is a must if you are running in a cold climate. Serious runners don’t let dropping temperatures get in the way of their outside running time if that’s what they love to do. This Pidien Balaclava mask  is warm enough to protect lower face yet let light enough to breathe in.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Columbia Fleece

This Columbia jacket is the perfect weight for running in the colder months. One Amazon reviewer said, “Great jacket— soft, warm, comfortable, and lovely.”

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Glow-In-The-Dark Belt

Running in the dark can not only be fun, it can also be necessary for those who work long days, or the weather is too hot to run in daylight. Having something that glows in the dark is a must to keep you safe. An Illumiseen belt is an LED reflective belt  that’s the perfect thing to throw on that won’t add too much weight, but will ensure everyone on the street will see you.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Reflective Harness For Dogs

Running is always better with a friend— especially a four-legged, furry one. They need to be seen, too, during those late night runs, and this  Noxgear harness is great for all weather, and will make it so you can see your dog up to a quarter mile away.

$59.95 AT AMAZON

WIreless Earbuds

If the runner in your life is still dealing with earbuds that have dangling wires, please make their life better and get them some wireless earbuds. These TaoTronics earbuds are a fraction of the price as some other brands and one Amazon user said, “First, I have to say these are a better fir than the Apple pod pro. These fit very comfortable and stay in place. Sound quality is excellent.”

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Ray Ban Sunglasses

Eye protection is must while running outside. These Ray Bans are comfortable and light enough to wear for hours and stay in place. Emily Smith, an outdoor trail runner said, “These are the only glasses that don’t pinch my head or ears and don’t get in the way when I want to wear a baseball hat.”

$154 AT AMAZON

Foot Massager

If you are going to put miles on your feet, they are going to need some love. (let’s face it, we can’t always count on our partners or kids to rub our feet, even if we pay them.) This Cloud foot massager will get the job done.

$249.99 AT AMAZON

Spanx Leggings

Spanx leggings are loved by women everywhere. They are great for every day wear, but also perfect for running. They stay in place, don’t bunch or pill and stand up the washing and wearing.

$68 AT AMAZON

Running Gloves

Hands can get cold while out in the elements, especially during a run. Many of us have poor circulation and it’s nice to know there are lightweight gloves out there like Cevapro Thermal Gloves that will keep your paws warm, and allow you to use your cell phone if needed. (Hello, we need to live our lives even when we are on a run.)

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Arm Band Phone Holder

Listening to music or a podcast is a must for most runners. (I mean, you can suffer through listening to yourself being out of breath if you want but I’ll pass.) This Tribe armband is adjustable, comfortable and will feel so much better than having to hold your phone, or feel it bounce around in a pocket.

$14.98 AT AMAZON

Yaktrax

Yaktrax fit right over your running shoes and make it possible to run all year around if you live in a snowy climate. One runner, Cheryl, said, “I was never able to run in the winter until I got a pair of Yaktrax. They make me feel sturdy and safe while running in the snow.”

$27.99 AT AMAZON

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