The Ultimate Gift Guide for Runners in 2018
With the season for giving just round the corner, we have decided to compile a list of great gift ideas for casual runners to serious marathon runners. It can be as simple as running hydration belt or you can go for something expensive like a fit-bit fitness band. So whether you are looking for an under $20 gift for a Secret Santa exchange or a perfect gift for your loved ones, we’ve got you covered in this ultimate gift guide for runners.
Hydration Belts & Packs
For running enthusiasts, especially long distance runners, a good hydration belt/pack or a handy water bottle will be a welcomed gift.
Camden Gear 1.5L Hydration Pack
A lightweight hydration backpack that is suitable for children and adults. Great for hiking too!
Camden Gear Hydration Running Belt
An affordable and handy belt that holds 2 BPA-free water bottles with a pouch that fits large phones like the iPhone 7 plus.
Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask
A 16 oz handheld water bottle (with adjustable strap) with a zippered pocket for running essentials. No more icy cold water when you are jogging in winter since it's insulated!
Reflective Gear & Headlamps
Is your runner friend, partner or family member a night running lover? If he/she loves to run in the night, these are perfect gifts for him/her! Reflective gear and headlamps can keep them safe especially if they like to run on the roads or in areas that are poorly lit.
LED Glow Bracelet & Armband
A one-size-fits-all band that's lightweight and highly visible. This is useful and practical present for cyclists and joggers. An inexpensive gift, great for gift exchanges!
Tracer 360 Illuminated & Reflective Vest
A revolutionary vest that not only reflects but illuminates, with 6 selectable colors and various flashing modes. A perfect gift for loved ones!
LED Light Shoe Clips
For runners who don't like wearing reflective gear on their arms or body, these bright LED light shoe clips are excellent alternatives. Great for bikers and children too ! A cheap and unique Christmas gift idea!
A bright little headlamp that does not bounce when running. It's affordable and great for hiking, cycling, trekking, and even camping too. An affordable gift for this festive season.
Heart rate monitors, GPS watches and fitness trackers, we have it covered. These are some of the most popular and top rated wearable fitness products available in the market.
Garmin Forerunner 230
A handy GPS watch that tracks your distance and steps even when you are not running. You can easily connect this watch to apps like MyFitnessPal so you don't have to update it separately.
Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band
If you are looking a cheap fitness band that tracks the number of steps and monitors your sleep, you will like the Vivofit. You can also personalize your goals. Great for runners who just want a simple band.
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Band
An extremely popular Fitbit wristband that packs many cool features, like the live display of heart rate! It is great for your runner loved ones!
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
A sleek little fitness tracker with many changeable straps that will please any fashionista! It is water resistant and great for wearing all day. Ladies will love this!
Muscle Recovery Tools
There's nothing better after a long run than to release those knots in your calves and stretch your muscles. Foam rollers, roller sticks and massage balls are great tools and should be part of any runner's routine to warm up and cool down. Muscle recovery is also an important building block for mass training and these tools are great for weightlifters or CrossFitters too.
Foam rollers are great anyone who exercises. It can also aid in injury recovery. It's one of the bulkier gift ideas but a really useful tool.
Massage Lacrosse Balls
Massage balls serve a similar function as foam rollers but it's more affordable and portable. Another excellent gift exchange option!
Muscle Roller Stick
If you prefer to have finer control over the roller, the muscle roller stick is a superb tool to own. It is not as bulky as the foam roller and easy to store.
Running Recovery Flip Flops
Help your runner friend or loved ones energize, his or her feet after a long run with this acupoint soles massage flip flops. A great gift if you know the runner's shoe size!
From research, it has shown that compression gear does help improve the performance of runners. Wearing it, it allows runners to run longer and harder! Compression gear may not be suitable for generic office gift exchanges but it can definitely be considered for your loved ones or friends who love running marathons or long jogs.
Calf Compression Sleeve
Calf compression sleeves that provides greater muscle support and helps to relief muscle fatigue. Perfect gift for athletes or any jobs that require long standing hours.
Knee Compression Sleeve
A great add-on for runners who need additional support for their knees. It is useful for weightlifters, CrossFitters, and those who are recovering from knee injury too!
Compression socks are not only great for runners but for anyone who have to stand on their feet for a long time. Can use them on a plane too for your long hours flight.
Arm Compression Sleeve
Not only do they provide support, it keeps the runner warm during winter runs. It's also a perfect gift gym buffs, basketball players and bikers.
For most runners, winter, rain or shine do not stop them from running! Here are some accessories that your runner friends or family members will love.
For runners who dislike wearing beanies, fleece earmuffs are great for keeping their ears warm when exercising in winter. Sealed to keep moisture and wind out.
These running gloves comes with Sensatec touch screen compatibility. Runners no longer have to remove their gloves to use their smartphones or tablets in winter.
Halo Head Sweatband
These unisex head sweatbands are really useful for anyone who exercises. It keeps sweat away from the eyes and face. A great gift for any fitness buff.
These headbands can be worn in 12 ways with 50+ designs to choose from. It blocks UV too (SPF 30)! A great gift for anyone who needs a mask, cap, hairband and more.
If your runner friends or loved ones always have loose laces, they will find this really useful. They will never have to tie their shoe laces again! Great gift idea for anyone, from young to old!
Oakley Sports Sunglasses
An outstanding pair of sunglasses that not only looks good but blocks all forms of UV and even blue light. Do not miss the chance to own a pair of Oakley, created for world-class athletes.
Road ID Bracelet
If you are looking for a unique personalised gift for your runner loved ones, this is perfect! This identification band allows you include vital information, like emergency contact number and medical conditions on it.
With this armband, runners can safely secure their phones and listen to music when they run. It's water resistant and comes with a hidden key holder. Wait no more to get one today!
A simple running belt that can store a mobile phone, some cash and keys. Designed with a wide variety of colours to suit your personal preference.
A highly popular storage belt for everyday use. It's comfortable and has a number of hidden pockets around the belt. It's great for leisure walkers, runners and travellers!
Running wear is one of the most requested and loved gifts by runners. A little tricky for Secret Santas and gift exchanges but great for family members and loved ones!
Injinji Toe Socks
This pair of toe socks is ultra-thin and keeps feet dry. It's great for runners who tend to get blisters on their toes after long runs. It works great with Vibram five fingers or any other barefoot shoes!
Balega Running Socks
If toe socks are not for you, why not consider a pair of Balega socks? They are ultra comfortable and they do not slip down when you run. Runners highly recommend this!
Asics Storm Shelter Jacket
A great mesh-lined waterproof jacket for running even in the rain or snow. Runners have attested to it's ability to withstand any foul weather along your runs!
Asics GEL Venture 5 Running Shoes
A great pair of running shoes is makes a lot of difference! This pair of Asics is very comfortable and durable. It's great for outdoor lovers too!
Unique Runner Gifts
If you are looking for a unique gift, here are some great gift ideas that any runner would love.
Runners Race Medal Hanger
Do you have a marathon loving runner friend or loved one? This is a great gift for avid marathon runners to display their achievements!
26.2 Marathon Finisher Keychain
Why not celebrate your marathon runner friend or loved ones achievement by giving them this unique marathon finisher keychain?
2017 Runner's Daily Desk Calendar
A great Christmas gift exchange present for any runner! A calendar filled with motivational quotes to inspire runners to RUN.
Run Fast. Eat Slow. Recipe Book
A New York Times Bestseller recipe book filled with flavorful and nourishing recipes that is suitable for any athlete or health conscious runner.
We hope you like our recommendations and have found something suitable for your running loving friend or loved ones. If you have any gift ideas that you think we should add into our list, do leave us a comment! Share with us what you bought too.