33 Helpful Gifts for Runners

Updated on June 26th, 2020
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There are lots of people that know someone who runs. Many more people are getting into it lately as well. If you want to buy a gift for someone who is a runner, then you might want some ideas as to how to buy them something fun, quirky or original. We have therefore put together a list of possible ideas to help you, with a variety of different ideas and a range of prices to suit different budgets. This will hopefully help you to pick a gift for them that will be a bit different but also will suit them really well.

This is a really handy running belt which allows a runner to carry things with them but stay hands free while running. It has pockets that will hold a phone, money, cards and has a headphone slot in it. There is even a key clip inside so that it is kept separate form your phone so it does not scratch the screen. It has an anti-bounce design with adjustable waist and bottle pouch.

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This is ‘The Runner’s Cookbook’ by Anita Bean. The book is an ultimate nutrition guide and cookery book for runners, It has delicious recipes and practical help on how to prepare for a 5k, 10K, half marathon or marathon. Discusses what to eat before, during and after running sessions and how to get the most out of training plus information of hydration, supplements and recovery from injury. Has over 100 recipes which are all easy to prepare.

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This is a two pack of armbands that light up. They are rechargeable in 2 hours and will last for 3-5 hours so will make sure that a runner is always seen even in dim light They are lightweight and suitable for runners of all ages as they have Velcro to adjust them. Fits 11 – 13 inches and will slap wrap on the wrist or ankle after being adjusted to fit.

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This is a pack of men’s running socks. There are three pairs in the pack and they are in shades of grey and orange although there are also other colour options: black/yellow, grey/green and white/blue. They are specifically designed to go inside running shoes and therefore are padded to prevent blisters and have compression in the arch. They are also anti-slip, soft and comfortable with breathable mesh panels to keep the feet cool.

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This is a book called ‘Multi Distance Runners Race Book. It is a book where you can keep race numbers all in one place. It will hold over 30 bib numbers and there are 15 plastic wallets as well as statistics sheets where you can record details of the race, such as times, distances, finishing and position. A useful gift for any competitive runner so that they can keep note of their previous races in an easy way.

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This is a special gift for a runner. It is a bangle and it is engraved with ‘one mile at a time’ and has a shoe on it. It is made from ¼ inch x 6 inch stainless steel and has a well polished finish both inside and outside. It can be gentle opened to fit it on and then closed as it is a cuff style. It comes in a gift box so it is all ready to give away as a gift.

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This is a special medal hanger. It depicts a female runner above it and then has a rail below to hang running medals on using the ribbons. It is made from 1mm brushed stainless steel and comes will wall plugs, spacers and screws so that it is all ready to hang a gift. A lovely gift for a runner to show them that you are proud of them and want them to display their medals.

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This is a keyring which can be designed for someone doing a marathon or half-marathon. It has two pendants on it. One says on it ‘one mile at a time’ and has a picture of a running shoe. The other pendant is a running shoe shape and has either 26.2 or 13.1 on it. Therefore you can choose the relevant one for a marathon of 26.2 miles or a half marathon of 13.1 miles.

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This is a bottle of Dr Salts muscle therapy. It has dead sea salt in it and is a bath and shower gel. It is designed specifically to recover tired muscles and to calm the skin but also has a deep cleansing action. It helps to rejuvenate the body and soothe pain after any type of sport including running. Contains 350ml and has eucalyptus for a soothing and fresh smell.

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This is a pair of lock laces. They come in a choice of colours: black, green apple, brown, navy blue, neon yellow, orange, purple, red, royal blue, white and cool grey. They are a no-tie lace up system which will fit in to any shoes. They stop the pressure that standard laces can cause on the foot and they form to the foot so they fit really well. They are great for anyone that need to tie laces quickly.

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This is a fun notebook for runners. On the front of it, it says ‘If you can read this; I’m not last’. It is on a blue coloured cover so nice and bright. The book is 6 x 9 inches and has 120 lined pages which can be used for all sorts of purposes. It could be used for diaries, journals, planning, lists or general notes. It has so many useful purposes so would make a great gift.

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This is a special headband for runners to keep their ears warm. They are lightweight and have moisture wicking so they will not et too hot but protect the ears from strong wind and generally cold conditions. There is a choice of colours so you can choose one that will match your hair or running outfit. They are made of thermal polar fleece so are really snuggly and warm. One size fits all.

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This is a bubble bath which has been formulated especially for runners. It has a fruity orange and lime perfume and is 250ml. It comes in a pretty blue with a black lid. It is a really thoughtful gift for a runner as they will be able to use it to relax and regenerate so they will have relaxed muscles ready for the next time they go for a run.

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This is a book called ‘Feet in the Clouds: The Classic Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession’ by Richard Askwith. The book is all about the authors experiences of fell-running and the other runners he meets along the way such as Joss Naylor who has covered the equivalent of four Everests in one run. It is gripping, funny and moving covering extremity, heroism and endurance and will therefore be appealing to most runners.

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This is a useful activity watch that a runner can use to track their statistics while running. It monitors heart rate and steps as well as distance covered which can be useful when running. It also covers things like sleep so you can monitor how well you are sleeping. It has different exercise modes so you can set it to suit your needs. It comes in a range of different bracelet colours such as black, pink, green, orange, purple and blue.

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This is a set of 15 x 60ml packs of energy gel. You can pick between orange, apple, cherry, fruit salad, lemon & line and tropical flavours. It is Sis Go isotonic gel and provides a quick supply of easily digestible carbohydrates to give a boost to athletes including runners while they are competing or training. They come in a box so will be easy to wrap up as a gift.

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This is a shoe deodoriser pair which are reusable. Something every runner needs to put in their running shoes after training. They are made form bamboo and contain activated charcoal and has no fragrance. It eliminates odours without masking them and will help shoes to dry out to prevent mould or mildew forming. It can be used for up to a year as long as it is put out in the sun once a month for an hour to rejuvenate.

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This is a special runners light. It is a chest lamp which is on elastic straps (which are reflective) which can be adjusted to fit anyone. The light can be angled so it can be used to light the path in front of the runner accurately. It is waterproof and the light is rechargeable and lasts 3-6 hours after 5.5 hours of charge. A great safety item to keep runners safe in dim conditions.

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This is a pair of running shoes by ASICS. They come in sizes ranging from 4 to 9.5 and you can choose between black, grey or blue and all have a white sole. They have a handle on the heel and tongue to make them easier to get on and off. They have a gum rubber sole with a good grip and have a lace fastening. The heel height is 2cm.

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This is a pair of LED clip lights, which easily clip on to the back of a pair of running shoes. This means that any runner is illuminated while they are running and can be seen easily even when it is dark. It can be a continuous or a flashing light and they are red so really stand out. They easily fix without adhesive or fasteners but grasps firmly so it will not fall off.

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This is a men’s running top. It has short-sleeves and has wicking so that it is breathable. It has a collar with a few buttons at the neck so is easy to get on and off but can be done up for warmth or protection from the sun. It comes in a selection of colours and styles and in sizes small – 2XL. It has a slim fit and is made form 100% polyester and is machine washable.

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This is a black, short-sleeved t-shirt with a running and chemistry design. It has four square boxes with letters inside in an element design. So, the Ru is Ruthenium, N is nitrogen and ER is Erbium. It comes in sizes Small to XL. The t-shirts are designed for women as they have an elegant fit and really short sleeves. They are made from 100% cotton and are therefore soft and comfortable.

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This is a backpack that is designed especially to be used when doing activities such as running. It is 10L in size and made from strong nylon material which is waterproof. It has a 2 litre water reservoir with a special hole design for a water bag although a drinking bubble is not included. It is adjustable and available in a selection of colours. It even has reflective straps for safety.

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This is a pair of earrings which have a stylised runner image on them. They are really unique with a stick like figure of a girl running along and are 29 x 21.6mm in size. They are made form a zinc alloy and are highly polished so look really shiny. They have a loop fitting which is hypoallergenic. Makes a great and unique gift for an earring wearer that also likes to run.

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This is a box of Grenade high protein bars. These are called Carb Killa and are 60g bars. There are 12 in a box and there is a big choice of different flavours, so there should be one that will suit every taste. They are low in sugar and high in protein and suitable for a post workout snack to replenish lost energy. Tasty , delicious and indulgent – a great treat.

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This is a pair of Bluetooth headphones which are wireless. They are foldable and have soft memory foam earmuffs with a built in volume control. They are available in black, red and grey and provide over 52 hours of continuous sound but can be used wired if they run out of battery. They can also be used with Bluetooth for phone calls. They are lightweight so great for anyone doing sport such as runners.

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This is a set of high visibility items to keep you really visible when running in dim light whether at night or in the day time. The set includes a jacket, reflective arm band and wristband. They are all washable and made of breathable and lightweight material that is quick drying. The jacket has adjustable straps on the waist so can fit different sized runners and the bands are stretchy.

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This is a pair of LED armbands in a neon yellow colour. They flash, strobe or give continuous light so if the runner cannot be seen from the bright colour; the flashing light will make them stand out. Great for keeping a runner safe in poor light, whether in the day or at night. They have a Velcro strap to attach them and they can be worn on ankles on wrists.

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This is a funny t-shirt with ‘6 stages of marathon running’ on it in a list of feelings a runner might get when running a marathon with a picture of a runner. It comes in a selection of colours with sizes and fits suitable for men and women. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix and is a classic fit which is lightweight and suitable for machine washing.

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This is a hoodie with a running design on it. It shows a mountain with sunset and silhouette of a runner with the words ‘hit the trail’ on it. It comes in a choice of black, navy, royal blue, dark heather and heather grey. It has a drawstring around the hood with large pocket on the front and is a unisex style in sizes small to 2XL. It is made from cotton and polyester so is soft and comfortable.

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This is a muscle roller stick which can be used to eliminate cramps and tightness in any muscle, It is very portable so can be taken to the gym or to training. It is 17.4 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches and gives a really deep tissue massage. It can help to alleviate the pain of aching muscles after activity such as running and it is really durable so will last a long time.

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