A gift guide for runners to help your find the best gifts for runners. Find a great gift for everyone runner from gifts for marathon runners to gift ideas for new runners.
If you’re not a runner or you are new to running you may think that the only gear needed is a great pair of running shoes. It might surprise you that there is tons of running gear out there and this gear makes for some great gift ideas for runners!
There are great running gifts for just about every level of running – the new runner or the seasoned marathon runner. You can find gift ideas for night time running, gifts for cold weather running and gifts for distance runners.
Depending on which type of running you do, or the person you are shopping for does, you can find the perfect running gift in this gift guide for runners.
Gifts for new runners
When I started running I was using an old pair of cross training shoes and some workout clothes that I happened to have on hand. I quickly realized there was so much more that I needed, including a good pair or running shoes.
Start off when a great pair of Brooks running shoes (these are my favorite). Saucony and Aasics also make fantastic shoes meant to hit the pavement time and time again.
With the good running shoes you will also find that the right pair of socks can make all the difference. Try a pair of athletic performance running socks for great comfort.
A hand held water bottle is also a great idea and a running belt or an arm band to carry your keys and phone.
I also recommend a runners visor to help keep both sweat and sun out of your eyes. Another favorite are Goodr brand running sunglasses.
If you’re looking to do some training you will want to look into a runners watch such as a Garmin forerunner. A good pair of blue tooth ear buds are a great gift idea too!
Gifts for Mother Runners
Mother runners need a unique set of gear as they are typically found running with children. Any mother runner will tell you that having a great jogging stroller will make all the difference.
Along with the jogging stroller having the right stroller accessories are a must. An accessory pouch for the handlebar and a portable air pump for stroller tires are great gift ideas for mother runners.
A weather shield for the stroller is another great gift idea.
Gifts for Marathon Runners
Marathon runners need a very unique set of gear as they run distances that many runners do not. The amount of miles that they run can be hundreds a week and thousands a year.
Gift ideas for marathon runners or would be anti blister socks and compression calf sleeves to help aid with recovery.
A hydration pack backpack is a great for long distance training runs and much easier to utilize than the hand help variety.
Reflective gear is also a great gift idea for a marathon runner as their long training runs are often completed in the early morning or at night.
Gifts for Cold Weather Runners
When the weather turns cold, runners don’t stop. Find the right cold weather running gear is a must and can provide the perfect Christmas gifts for runners.
Starting with the feet, wool running socks keep your toes toasty even when temps drop well below freezing. A good pair of gloves are another great cold weather running gift.
Layer up with a running vest and ear warmers and make sure you have a neck gaiter! Neck Gaiters are my personal favorite because they can be used as a headband/ear warmer, face shield, or neck layer.
Fun & Unique Running Gifts
Of course runners have a both a sense of humor and tons of pride for what they do. A fun and unique running gift is always a great option.
This funny running shirt is a great gift idea. Or a fun coffee mug!
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