7 Best Gift Ideas for Runners ...

By Erin

7 Best Gift Ideas for Runners ...

The season of giving is upon us, and if you have a runner or two on your holiday shopping list, you're probably looking for a few gift ideas for runners. Amid all the cookie baking, present wrapping and corporate holiday happy hours, the running fanatics in your life are figuring out how to fit in their miles between the holiday hype. To help them stay on track throughout the holiday season (and beyond!), we want to help you give the gift of easier strides with one of these ideal presents for those who love to run. Keep scrolling for the 7 best gift ideas for runners!

Table of contents:

  1. the nike+ gps sportwatch
  2. born to run, by christopher mcdougall
  3. run pretty far apparel
  4. alex + ani "it's not a sprint…" bracelet
  5. bibfolio
  6. sparkly soul headbands
  7. smartwool phd smartloft divide jacket

1 The Nike+ GPS SportWatch

The Nike+ GPS SportWatch store.nike.com
Dedicated runners will never miss a mile with the Nike+ GPS SportWatch. Making it easy to map and record running routes by the step, the Nike+ GPS SportWatch doubles as a fashion statement and timekeeper. Tracking miles traveled, calories burned, elevation covered and best of all, the road traveled, Nike+ software makes it easy to record, track and share data; all of these reasons are why this gadget earns the top spot on my list of gift ideas for runners.

2 Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall amazon.com
If there's one thing runners love more than lacing up their sneakers and hitting the road (and turf, grass or trail), it's learning about other runners and their personal experiences. One of the best gift ideas for runners is wrapping up Born to Run, a national best-selling book by Men's Health contributing editor Christopher McDougall. Diving into trail running, hidden running tribes and the forensics behind the human desire to run, it's a book runners won't be able to put down!

3 Run Pretty Far Apparel

Run Pretty Far Apparel runprettyfar.com
When you run, you look good. And when you look good, you feel good! So why not deck your favorite runner out in one of these super stylish t-shirts from Run Pretty Far? Not only are they cute, affordable and comfortable, they feature slogans like, "Run longer, eat more cupcakes!" that runners will love, making them a perfect gift to give.

4 Alex + Ani "It's Not a Sprint…" Bracelet

Alex + Ani "It's Not a Sprint…" Bracelet alexandani.com
Do you have a friend, loved one or family member who has completed a half or full marathon? They'll love this "It's Not a Sprint, it's a Marathon" bracelet from Alex + Ani. One of the best (and most elegant!) gifts runners can receive, this bracelet is both inspirational and fashionable, reminding athletes that all distances are possible if they put their minds to it!

5 BibFOLIO

BibFOLIO goneforarun.com
If the runner in your life is constantly entering 5ks, 10ks and even longer distance races, this BibFOLIO is the best gift they'll receive this year! The binder doubles as a place to safe keep the bibs they earn and a place to showcase them. Made from hard-finished wood, the BibFOLIO makes an ideal decorative addition to any room that tells its own story, making the runner in your life even more eager to add to their race bib collection!

6 Sparkly Soul Headbands

Sparkly Soul Headbands sparklysoul.com
Help the runner in your life feel flashy on their feet with these Sparkly Soul headbands. Designed with no-slip grip and 360 degrees of sparkle, these running accessories promise no annoying headband headache. At just $15 to $17, these are the best stocking stuffers for runners!

7 SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Jacket

SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Jacket rei.com
For the runner you're willing to splurge for, gift this SmartWool PhD SmartLoft Divide Jacket from REI. It's a bit pricey, but with wool insulation and durable water repellent finishing, runners will be able to brave the cold, wind and rain combined—making it one of the best gifts to give, but even better to receive!

Shopping for your loved ones isn't always easy, but if you're loved one loves to run, these options will streamline your shopping experience! These best gift for runners will delight athletes and runners of all ages and experiences this holiday season, and help them reach their fitness goals! Are you a runner? What gifts are you hoping to receive (or give!) this holiday season?

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