Hit the Ground Running: 31 Gift Ideas for the Runner in Your Life

Updated on January 10, 2023 by Eds Alvarez

If you're looking for the best gifts for runners, look no further!

We've got the perfect presents for all of your athletic loved ones. Whether they're just starting out or have been running marathons for years, we've got something they'll love.  Get him a stylish or functional gift that will inspire him to continue to run.     

Here are 31 of the best gifts for runners:  

    31. Runner's Light Gloves

    He loves running at night. Let him do the thing he loves and protect him at the same time with this Runner's Light Gloves. He won't need a flashlight or headlamp anymore. It is designed with pockets that hold powerful, four-bulb packs to beam light onto the trail or task ahead. There's also a pocket in each palm to hold cash, keys, or other small essentials. The light lasts for up to 10 hours, but when it's time for a charge, just slip the included USB cable into the openings in the gloves.

    30. ASICS Gel Lyte Runner Mens Running Sneakers/Shoes

     The Gel-lyte Runner is made with a rubber sole and a synthetic lining. He will certainly appreciate this gift from you. 

    29. Marathon Map Hydration Bottles

    Let him reminisce about the many marathons he has joined or imagined to be in. This Marathon Map Hydration Bottles will be the perfect gift for him. This engraved bottle is a fun way to encourage your favorite marathoner to stay hydrated—while congratulating them on crushing that race. Featuring a detailed map of a famous marathon path (New York, Boston, and a bunch more are available), the powder-coated stainless steel bottle is triple-wall vacuum-sealed to keep cold drinks that way for 24 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 12. 

    28. Sportmify Running Belt

    This Sportmify Running Belt has a spacious design to hold any size smartphone, driver's license, passport, and money. It comes with two pockets in front as well as two zipped pockets in the back for extra storage and protection. It's made from quality materials, constructed from polyester and spandex fabric which offers comfort, softness, and close-fitting feeling to the body. It will not interfere with his fitness/running movements, but rather stay in place with minimal bounce or riding up.

    27. Night Runner Headlights

    Let this gift be a lamp to his feet, literally. This Night Runner Headlight is a pair of lamp clips for your shoes that light his way without getting in his way. It provides 270 degrees of visibility in front plus two rear-facing taillights, making him instantly visible to traffic from all sides. The shoelace positioning also means the light is exactly where he needs it, so potential hazards are easy to spot and avoid. 

    26. Your Choice Cooling Towel Workout


    Let this cool Your Choice Cooling Towel Workout match his cool personality. It’s a magic towel that instantly gives him a cold therapy. Simply soaking-wring out and snap it, just a few seconds the chill towel will keep cooling for several hours.It is soft, lightweight, super absorbent, chemical-free, and provides UPF 50 sunscreen protection. What's more, it can reduce his body temperature by up to 30 degrees. 

    25. Runner's High Necktie

    Made from 100% silk, this Runner's High Necktie is style that goes the extra mile! Let him take some of that euphoric feeling through this sporty design. Each of the runners is detailed with differently colored shoes for a playfully paced pattern. This is one amazing gift for gentle joggers and marathoners alike. 

    24. Compression Foot Sleeves

    Let him improve his mobility with a fast pain relief brought by this Compression Foot Sleeves. This gift provides instant relief to his arch and heel through the compression support it gives for a maximum boost to his blood circulation. It also serves to let him have a better oxygen circulation, helps reduce lactic acid build-up, and aids muscle recovery in ankle and feet, including his heel and arch. 

      23. Etched Marathon Pint Glass

      Time to reflect his love for running on his kitchenware. Give him this Etched Marathon Pint Glass as a gift that can carry the most deliciously well-deserved beverage imaginable—the post-marathon beer. And never has there been a more suitable glass for it.  These pint glasses are beautifully etched with the famous routes and surrounding city maps of top marathons, plus finish line coordinates and date of the inaugural race. 

      22. Allied Medal Hangers Triathlon Figures

      It has the perfect design! These unique Allied Medal Hangers Triathlon Figures allows him to space his medals according to how many he has and not limited to a certain number of hooks! Let him proudly display his accomplishments with this beautiful gift!

      21. Mcdavid Knee Support Strap

      Let him find relief with this Mcdavid Knee Support Strap. This gift will help reduce pain patellar tendonitis (runner’s / jumper’s knee), arthritis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and more. It comes with an adjustable hook and loop closure for custom size and easily fits both the left and right knee.

      20. ProCase Running Belt Waist Pack

      This ProCase Running Belt Waist Pack is super lightweight and has a compact design that allows him to enjoy exercise without feeling any constraint and discomfort. It comes with one big pocket with four internal separate compartments for efficient storage. This waist pack is large enough to carry all he needs: phone, keys, cards, cash, snacks, earphone etc. Plus, the separate compartments help to avoid scratches and collision with sharp objects.

        19. Temple Tape Headbands

        This super slim & lightweight Temple Tape Headbands is the perfect gift for your runner friend. It's stretchy, breathable material is able to absorb & evaporate sweat 8 times faster than an average cotton sweatband. The wideband stays comfortably on his head so he can focus on running. 

          18. Tune Belt Running Waist Pack

          Give him a gift that is exceptionally stable and comfortable. This Tune Belt Running Waist Pack is great for running, jogging, and working out at the gym because the 100% neoprene waistband stretches to hug his waist. It stays put comfortably allowing him to move freely without bouncing or slipping. It's one high-quality gift that he can hand wash to keep clean while it lasts for years to come.

          17. Apple Watch

          Whether going on a business meeting or a run, this Apple Watch is all he needs! A thoughtful and subtle way to remind him that both health and convenience are all within reach. This sophisticated and well-designed watch does not compromise and provides only the best features. It can be personalized so it keeps up with his preferences, be it business, entertainment, or keeping fit.

          16. Runner Nike Backpack

          Complete his running accessories with this Runner Nike Backpack. This one is made with durable, water-resistant fabric to safely store essentials. Multiple pockets provide excellent organization and easy access to important items, while the adjustable straps with Max Air cushioning allow him to carry his gear in cushioned comfort.

          15. Nike Men's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes

          There's nothing like receiving running shoes. This Nike Men's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes will definitely make a fine gift! It has a single layer engineered mesh with an internal, seamless notched inner sleeve for maximum comfort coupled with Dynamic Flywire technology for maximum lockdown. The bottom part has the eyelet moved up to open up the forefoot flex zone and provide an optimal fit. It comes with full-length cushion ST foam works with a Nike Zoom unit in the heel for soft, responsive cushioning and great forefoot flexibility. 

          14. GPS Running Watch

          This GPS Running Watch tracks how far, how fast and where he runs. It can estimate the heart rate at the wrist 24/7 using the Garmin elevate wrist heart rate technology. It can also track his activities all day like estimate steps, calories, and intensity minutes and reminds him when to move. A must-have watch for a fine runner. 

          13. XC Run - Cross Country Running Men's Tie

          Let him have an upgrade on his wardrobe with this XC Run - Cross Country Running Men's Tie.This item is printed in vibrant color and is made from 100% polyester in a silky finish. It's one unique way to match any suit, dress shirt, and occasion. 

          12. Marathon Runner If You Can Read This T-Shirt

          This Marathon Runner If You Can Read This T-Shirt has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat like a champ. It is made from 3.8 oz. 100% cationic polyester interlock for moisture-wicking. Whether you're training for your personal best, or your fun run team needs a no-nonsense tee at a good value, this lightweight shirt is perfect for you. 

            11. Runners Hat

            This Runners Hat has the classic style he will truly appreciate. It has an adjustable snap buckle for a custom fit. It is made of Eventure knit polyester - a quick-drying fabric that creates maximum airflow and moisture transfer. The light-weight and soft, barely-there feeling are features he will definitely love. 

              10. Stemless Wine Glass

              He's a runner and wine lover. This Stemless Wine Glass will always remind him of your thoughtfulness. It is made of high-quality materials and can contain up to 15 ounces of his favorite wine. Each runner wine glass is carefully packaged in a durable gift box ready to put a big smile on his face. 

              9. Cooling Towel

              Beat the heat by giving him this Cooling Towel. Let him stay cool even on a hot day by letting this towel stay underwater for one minute, wring the excess water out, place it around his neck, and he's all set! The chilling effect can last up to several hours. When it warms up, just rewet to reactivate. It's guaranteed to give him an instant cooling effect every time he uses it.

                8. Custom Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle

                This Custom Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle will keep him hydrated in style. This sleek bottle takes care of 32 ounces of his favorite drink. It is powder-coated and made of stainless steel. It comes with double-walled insulation, which means your beverage will stay hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. Easily fill your bottle with ice and clean it through the wide mouth opening. Have it personalized with his name and you are all set to give one gorgeous gift. 

                7. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen


                Engage his mind and inspire his body as you make him realize that he, indeed all of us, were born to run with the Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. This astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story can completely change the way he runs.

                6. Monogram Sports Water Bottle



                Quench his thirst with this Personalized Monogram Gift Sports Water Bottle. This fully customizable water bottle is made with 18/8 stainless steel and can contain 18 ounces of his favorite drink. It's BPA free and comes with a threaded lid. This water bottle is lightweight, durable, crack-proof, and spill-proof. It's one gift you can be sure he can never live without.

                5. Runner Running Cloth Face Mask

                This Runner Running Cloth Face Mask is a customizable cloth face masks are intended for general, everyday use while out in public when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. It has all the most important features to keep him safe and comfortable. 

                4. Scale Of One To Ten 262 Runner Coffee Mug

                This made-to-order Scale Of One To Ten 262 Runner Coffee Mug is bound to make him feel special. Treat him to a design that brings joy or makes him laugh. Made from strong, ceramic construction, this mug can contain up to 11-ounce or 15-ounce of his favorite drink. 

                  3. Runners Money Clip 


                  Giving him this Runners Money Clip is like wishing him good fortune. This gift is made of brass and plated with premium rhodium. These custom money clips are available in 3 finishes and make for a perfect gift for him who is a running aficionado. 

                      2. Love Running Slogan Runners Water Bottle


                      Let him rehydrate with this Love Running Slogan Runners Water Bottle. Drinking out of a fully customizable water bottle is simply cool and feeds on his sense of style. Quenching his thirst will never be the same again with this water bottle!

                      1. Runners Business Card Case

                      Let him show off his brand with this sleek customizable Runners Business Card Case. This case is made of high-quality all-metal construction and is designed with a snap closure and a velvet-like interior to protect his cards day in and day out. You can have it customized with your text, image, or design to make it extra special. 

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