Our oldest daughter is a running athlete. She runs in both the cross country season and in the track season. While her favorite is sprints, she runs cross country because it’s great conditioning for the sprints in the spring. As we’ve just ended one season and are prepping for the next, I’ve been on the lookout for great gifts for runners. Here’s what’s made it to the top of our lists.
- Runners Daily Calendar
- Single Cooling Towel or 5 Pack of Cooling Towels
- Inspirational Shoe Lace Tags
- Assortment of Running Stickers
- Scratch Off Runners Map and Photo Frame
- Running Journal
- Compression Leg Massager
- Marathon Photo Frame
- Clip-On Safety Lights
- LED Light Up Beanie Hat
- Garmin Foreruner 45S watch
- Compression Sleeves or compression socks
- Knee Straps
- Running Quotes Coloring Books
- Runners Heartbeat T-Shirt
- Body Glide Anti Chafing Stick
- Blister Resist Performance Socks
- Moisture Wicking Long Sleeve T Shirt
- Personalized Running Ornament
- Runners Belt
- Women’s Running Shoes or Men’s Running Shoes
- Women’s Trail Running Shoes or Men’s Trail Running Shoes
- Running Spikes
- Kinesiology Tape
- Race Bib and Medal Display
- Epsom Salt
- Gu Energy Gel
- Stainless Steel Gua Sha Kit
- Vibrating Foam Roller
Great Gifts for Your Favorite Runners
There are so many great gifts for your favorite runner that it may be hard to pick just one. No need, grab a few of these, most of them aren’t going to bust your budget! Whether you’re shopping for gifts for female runners or gifts for male runners, there’s sure to be something on this list that she or he will love!
This Runners Daily Calendar is filled with motivation by the day for your favorite runner.
A single Cooling Towel is one of the best stocking stuffers for runners. Cooling towels are great for a post run cool down. Science makes this a super cool towel. You could get the 5 Pack of Cooling Towels and wrap them for a thoughtful gift, as well. Then they’d have a clean cooling towel for each run.
Keep motivation handy, at their shoelaces with these Inspirational Shoe Lace Tags.
Your favorite runner will love having an assortment of runners stickers to share and decorate with.
This Scratch Off Runners Map and Photo Frame is a gift any runner will love.
This running journal is a handy way to keep track of highs, lows and notes of the run.
Give the gift of relief for tired legs after a race with this compression leg massager.
This Marathon Photo Frame is the perfect place to memorialize a memorable run.
These clip-on safety lights are a great way to keep your favorite runner safe after dark.
This LED Light Up Beanie Hat has a built in light for safe running after the sun has set. It’s available in 26 colors!
This Garmin Foreruner 45S watch is the ultimate gift for a runner. It is stylish, durable and so helpful with gps and all the bells and whistles.
These affordable knee straps are great for a runner with a few aches and pains in their knees.
Let your favorite runner relax with this running quotes coloring book that is packed with sayings to make them smile.
This Runners Heartbeat T-Shirt is the perfect gift for anyone who says running is life.
This Body Glide Anti Chafing Stick keeps your favorite runner comfortable by preventing chaffing.
These Blister Resist Performance Socks are just the thing to keep blisters at bay.
This Moisture Wicking Long Sleeve T Shirt wicks away moisture while keeping your favorite runner comfy and looking great.
This Personalized Running Ornament is a thoughtful yearly gift for a runner. You can personalize it with any name for a keepsake ornament to cherish.
This handy runners belt is great for any runner! Our runner users hers to carry her inhaler, but it’s also a great place to stash your key, your ID, or your phone.
If your runner is a cross country or trail runner, then you’ll need to shop for shoes that are made for altering terrain. Women’s Trail Running Shoes or Men’s Trail Running Shoes are typically equipped with an all-terrain rubber outsole.
Some cross country runners use running spikes for more traction while running. A great pair of spikes can really make a difference in running times.
One of the best stocking stuffers for runners is Kinesiology Tape. This miracle tape increases the blood circulation and provides fast, effective, pain relief and muscle support.
If your runner does timed races, a Race Bib and Medal Display is a great gift idea for runners! This one holds up to 100 bibs and up to 24 medals.
Every runner needs a stash of Epsom Salt to soothe achy muscles after a long run. Add some lavender, and this stuff is gold for runners!
Gu Energy Gel are is another great stocking stuffer for runners. They come in a variety of flavors, so there is sure to be one that your runner loves.
This 6 piece stainless steel Gua Sha kit is a great gift for runners who experience muscle and joint pain from running.
A Vibrating Foam Roller is also a great tool for deep tissue massage after a long run.
My favorite running accessory, ever, is my CamelBak Hydration Backpack! Since I don’t sweat properly, it was important to have water with me every step of the way.
While these are some of the best gifts for runners, I’m sure I’ll need to add to this list as our daughter continues running in the years to come.
***This article originally published in 2022. I will update this article periodically to add gifts that every runner would love!***