The best gifts for runners are the ones they won’t want to hit the road (or trail) without.
But we know running gear is far from universal. New runners need solid gear that will help them develop a life-long running habit while experienced runners need gifts for their next marathon and technology to secure podium spots; gifts for male runners are different than gifts for female runners.
With premium running shoes built to go the distance and quality running apparel that stays out of the way, the curated collections in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide showcase the best gifts for every type of runner on your list. But don’t worry if you find something for yourself—we won’t tell.
Developing new habits begins with small steps and big perseverance. From no-glare running sunglasses and chafe-free socks to supportive sports bras and powerful massage tools, these distraction-free gifts for runners will give them one less thing to worry about as they begin a life of running.Shop Essentials For Getting Started
Mother Nature can quickly turn the road less traveled into the road not traveled—unless you’re a trail runner. The best gifts for trail runners are overbuilt to endure the worst conditions the outdoors has to offer. Shoes with deep lugs give them traction like all-terrain tires and protective features fortify their feet against rocks and roots, so no matter what’s going on out there, they’ll be ready for it.Shop Gifts With Grit
We know all types of runners. Tall and short, fast and less fast. But there’s one thing serious runners have in common: the need for gear that can keep up with the miles. So, we handpicked these gifts for marathon runners, track stars and anyone who spends more time in their running shoes than their dress shoes.Shop Top-Notch Picks
Doing it all requires gear that can, too—the shoes have to be versatile and the apparel needs to work as well on a run as it does on a coffee date. So, for the runners who chase their goals, chase their kids and chase it all with a glass of wine, these are the gifts that are never out of place.Shop For The One Who Does It All