Can we all agree that runners are some of the best people in the world? Here are a bunch of cool gift options for the runners in your life.
So many people are so tricky to find gifts for. What are they into? What will they use? What do they need? Runners, on the other hand are surprisingly easy to shop for. First off, you know exactly what they like to do and, because of that, you pretty much know what they need. There are even great options even if they’re training for a marathon!
If you’re thinking of just gifting them a pair of sneakers, think again. These days runners are all about freedom on the open road, keeping themselves safe, and they really want to show how proud they are of not only being a runner, but committing to their physical and mental health. For real, we just run because we want to eat pizza and we don’t want to be crazy. Just us? Check out some of the best and most unique gifts for runners (so far) in 2021:
For the Music Loving Runner
The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds – Buy Now
Perfect for those who really want their wireless earbuds to actually be wireless! These little guys have been chosen by countless publications as the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2018. We love how comfortable they are, how they totally stay in your ear (even when running or at the gym). You can’t go wrong with these and, to be honest, they look pretty cool too especially if they’re kind of over all things “Apple.” These also come in gold and copper blue too. See more color options here!
For the Love/Hate Runner
The ‘I Love Running/I Hate Running’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Because, let’s be honest, they love running but they totally hate it all at the same time. We’re completely with you. It’s just part of the sport. This tee, perfect to go for a run in, comes in navy blue, black, light blue, and heather grey options. See more color options here for men and women.
The 2021 Choice
The ‘Run 365’ 2021 Desk Calendar – Buy It Here
Such a great gift to take them right into next year. It’s filled with motivation and inspirational quotes each and every day of the week. Just what they need to get them going on their next run and keep them on track all year round. Learn more here!
The New Tech Choice
The New Apple Watch Series 6 – Buy It Here
It’s the latest from Apple (Series 6), comes with GPS, measures your blood oxygen, allows you to listen to music, take calls, make calls, check your heart rate, track your steps, miles, and so much more. Learn more here!
For the Night Runner
The Night-Runner Sneaker Headlights – Buy It Here
Because running at night can be bumpy! These little lamps simply clip onto your favorite pair of running shoes and give you 270 degrees of light-up coverage. Designed by a Boston Marathon runner and designer, how can you go wrong?! We say everyone should have lights on their shoes even if they don’t run! Learn more here!
The Tech Choice
The Adidas + Fitbit Ionic Fitness Tracker – Buy It Here
Because it’s about time you have a Fitbit that actually looks stylish AF! This partnership between Fitbit and Adidas is the thing dreams are made of. Now you can play and store up to 300 songs, download playlists from Pandora, track your sleep and track your runs (and so, so, so much more). Plus the average battery life is over 4 days on a full charge. It’s a runners dream come true. Learn more here!
The Tie Choice
The Runner’s High Navy Blue Tie – Buy It Here
Because if they have to wear a tie, they might as well sport a tie with little runners embroidered on it all with different color kicks. It’s like being an adult without actually having to be one. Learn more here!
The Safe Choice
The Higo LED Snap-Around Armband Light – Buy It Here
Because it’s better to run safe, than sorry. These neon armbands are like snap-bracelets and come in up to six different colors. Plus, you can also snap it onto your wrist or ankle and make it super easy for everyone (hello drivers and bikers!) to see you, especially when you’re on a run at night, first thing in the morning, or just that oddly cloudy and gloomy day. Learn more here!
The Absolute MUST Runners Gift
The TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller in Black & Neon Yellow – Buy It Here
Because if you’re a runner you must have a foam roller. It really makes all the different to your legs, butt, back, and more. This one comes in a variety of colors and is the brand trusted by the pros like physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists and more. Get that circulation going, get the kinks out, recover faster, and have a better run overall. Learn more here!
The Indoor Choice
The Weslo Cadence Treadmill – Buy It Here
Because if you’re not in the mood to run outside (hello winter!) you can still get your run in indoors without breaking the bank. This treadmill is pretty cheap, has a super high rating on Amazon, and over 3,900 customer reviews. Plus, it’s a total space-saver because you can fold it up and roll it out of sight. Learn more here!
The Marathon Runner’s Gift
The Hand-Drawn Boston Marathon Map – Buy It Here
Because it’s really one of the most popular and iconic marathons in the world. This hand-drawn map is wicked cool and perfect for any runner who wants to relive their run or gain a little inspiration. Learn more here!
The Wine Choice
The Stemless ‘Runners Measurements’ Stemless Wine Glass – Buy It Here
The only way they know how to measure things! Now they can drink their wine by measuring it up to a 5K race, a 10K, the half-marathon, and the actual marathon. Gulp! Learn more here!
The Sneaker Helper Choice
The Remodeez Odor Eliminator for Running Sneakers – Buy It Here
A super natural way to get rid of that nasty running shoe funky smell that comes up every once in a while (read: all the time). It’s made from coconut husks and activated charcoal. Amazing! Learn more here!
The Nighttime Choice
The Black Diamond ‘Spot’ Runners Headlamp in Blue – Buy It Here
This super safe battery operated head lamp will keep them well lit and safe when heading out on those night runs or super cloudy and dark days in the early morning. Plus, it’s totally waterproof so no need to be worried about getting caught in the rain. This one is a really sharp blue, but also comes in black, green, red, and more. See more color options here.
The Inspirational Choice
The Quotable Runner Book – Buy It Here
A total must read if the runner in your life is looking for some inspiration, pure wisdom, and even some laughs only they’ll find funny and relatable. Learn more here!
The Smart Choice
Smart Running Gloves With Touch Screen Feature in Black – Buy It Here
These gloves are perfect for runners because they’re stretchable, breathable, and have a touch-screen feature so they can still check their devices without having to take the gloves off. It’s a win/win! Learn more here!
The Easy Choice
The Tribe Water Resistant Arm Band in Black – Buy It Here
Perfect for the runner who needs to carry their phone for safety or just wants to listen to their tunes. The case comfortably wraps around their arm, is water resistant, and even has a place to securely store their key. This one comes in black and other colors like light pink, blue, navy, purple, red, and more. See more color choices here!
The Sneaker Choice
The Best Selling Running Shoes – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with Nike running sneakers. They’re some of the best and most runners swear by them. Plus, they’re actually named the best of the year by Runners World Magazine. Learn more here!
The Must-Have Choice
The Mini TriggerPoint Foam Roller – Buy It Here
This is a little guy (just 4-inches) and perfect to travel with or toss in your car. You can even hook it into your gym bag strap too! They come in other colors like lime, orange, black and more! See more colors here.
The Inspirational Choice
The Chicken Soup for The Runners Soul – Buy It Here
101 inspiration stories specifically for the running community. You can’t go wrong with how uplifting this series truly is! Learn more here!
The Music Choice
The Spotify Gift Card – Buy It Here
A great gift option so they can listen to their favorite song or podcast when they’re out on a run. Learn more here!
The Wireless Choice
The Bose Truly Wireless Earbuds – Buy It Here
Because what runner (or anyone for that matter) actually wants wires on their ‘wireless’ earbuds? These little beauties from Bose are truly wireless sport headphones that have up to 10-hours of fully-charged play time, are actually pretty comfortable, and come in a variety of cool colors. And, uh, the best part is that they have a “Find My Buds” feature that’ll locate them for you when you misplace them (like at the bottom of your gym bag, at your friends house, or that one time you dropped it in the park on your morning run). Awesome! Learn more here!
The Helpful Choice
The Tile Keys & Phone Finder (Pack of 2) – Buy It Here
If they’re always losing their phone, their keys, their wallet (you name it) then this is the perfect gift for them! You can use your app to immediately ‘ring’ where your lost stuff is, track it on the map, and more. Learn more here!