Gifts for Yourself

Gift Guide 2023 | Fleet Feet

By The Fleet Feet Editors Updated on

So you’re shopping for the best gifts for runners and find something you love for yourself. What do you do?

Treat yourself to some new running gear. You deserve it.

At Fleet Feet we have over 250 locations and see all of the fun new running gear that comes in each season. We not only sell the latest and greatest products to runners all over the country, but we also use these products ourselves to make sure we are your go-to experts for running.

Whether you are celebrating a race, motivating yourself for a tough training week ahead or just want something special for yourself, the Fleet Feet Editors have you covered with the top running gifts to give to you, from you.


[This article is part of our 2023 Gift Guide for Runners. See all the best gifts for runners by price, category and more. Can’t make up your mind? No worries. Check out our gift cards for a gift that keeps on giving.]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Data
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Garmin Forerunner 55

$200
The Garmin Forerunner 55 is the perfect watch for anyone, including yourself. It gives you all of the running data you need to know thanks to a host of features. It will give you accurate distance and pace times across a wide range of activities as well as fitness tracking and smartphone capabilities. This watch is easy to use and gives you all of the information you need to train effectively and live an active lifestyle. Learn more in our Garmin Forerunner 55 review.
Give Yourself the Gift of Warmth
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Saucony Drizzle 2.0 Jacket

$160
A good waterproof jacket is the perfect piece of running apparel to splurge on—and the Saucony Drizzle 2.0 jacket blends style and performance. It features a 2.5-layer waterproof shell that will keep you warm and dry, while still being breathable and flexible thanks to a 3D-printed membrane, and a stowable, adjustable hood with a stiffened visor to keep your head dry.
Give Yourself the Gift of Light
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Nathan Terra Fire Hand Torch 300R

$45

Whether you are walking your dog at night or running in the morning, treat yourself to the Nathan Tera Fire 300R to light the way. This grip-free running flashlight produces 300 lumens of light and the downward projection angle allows you to run and walk naturally.

Plus, it has a built-in whistle to alert other runners if you are in distress or need to scare off critters.

Give Your Feet the Gift of Comfort
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OOFOS Sandals

$52.5 - $75

Running puts your feet through a lot. Give them the comfort they deserve with a pair of OOFOS sandals. These recovery sandals cradle the curves of your feet in cloud-like foamy goodness, absorbing 37% more impact than traditional footwear to reduce stress on the knees and ankles.

With standout looks and unbeatable comfort, these are perfect to wear after your race or around town.

Give Yourself the Gift of Coziness
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Women’s Vuori Halo Performance Hoodie 2.0

$98

There are few things better in life than zipping up a comfortable, cozy hoodie, especially when the weather turns colder. Enter the Vuori Halo Performance Hoodie 2.0.

This hoodie will be your new favorite to reach for on chilly mornings. Plus, this incredibly soft sweatshirt is made with Vuori’s DreamKnit™ fabric, so it wicks moisture and dries quickly if you workout in it.

Give Yourself the Gift of the Best Pants Ever
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Men's Vuori Sunday Jogger and Women's Vuori Performance Jogger

$94

The only problem when you purchase yourself a pair of these Vuori joggers is that you are going to want to buy more pairs.

These pants are so comfortable, you won’t want to wear anything else. They are made with high-quality, super soft DreamKnit™ fabric that’s soft and smooth against your skin. The athletic, tapered fit of these joggers is perfect for most body shapes. The material washes well, wicks moisture away and dries quickly. There is no better indulgence to buy yourself than a pair of these joggers.

Gift Yourself the Gift of Cold Drinks
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Hydro Flask 32oz Wide Mouth Bottle

$50

Keep your drinks cold and yourself hydrated throughout the day with the Hydro Flask 32oz Wide Mouth bottle. The TempShield™ insulation keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. Plus, it is built like a tank with 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel construction and is dishwasher safe, so no extra dishes to wash by hand.

Pro tip: Grab some Nuun tabs to mix in your water for some variety and flavor.

Give the Gift of Massage
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Theragun ELITE G4

$399
Give yourself the gift of massage with the Theragun Elite G4. This percussion massager has a variety of speeds and five different attachments, so you can work out all of those sore muscles after each workout. Plus, it connects via Bluetooth® to Theragun’s app with different routines that you can follow to get the most out of your recovery.
Give Yourself the Gift of Good Socks
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Feetures Elite Light Cushion No Show Socks

$18

A new pair of socks can put a smile on anyone’s face, including your own. Say goodbye to blisters and get yourself a pair of Feetures Elite Light Cushion Socks with their anatomical fit and targeted compression.

The light cushion provides more comfort and extra protection in high-impact areas, while the iWick fibers in the sock wick moisture away to keep your feet cool and dry. With a lifetime guarantee, these socks are a great investment in your running future.

Give Yourself the Gift of Cool Shades
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goodr Running Sunglasses

$25

These sunglasses are polarized, don’t slip and don’t bounce, so they are perfect for running—and just about every other activity.

With so many patterns, colors and styles to choose from, you can find a pair that fit your sport and personality. Not only are these glasses great for running, but you can wear them around town or on vacation. And since they are affordable and fun, you can get a few pairs to match any outfit.

Give Yourself the Gift of Music
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Shokz OpenRun Pro

$180

Listening to your favorite pump-up song can propel you up that hill, so upgrade your tangled earbuds to Shokz OpenRun Pro wireless headphones.

These headphones sit outside your ear and send the music to your inner ear with bone conduction technology, allowing you to hear your surroundings as well as your jams. So now you can hear the car driving up behind you as you rock out to your favorite songs or your kids yelling for you as you clean the house listening to an audiobook.

More Gifts for Runners

We narrowed down our favorite products by category so whether your runner likes to crush marathons or enjoys the daily stress-relief, these gifts will make your shopping easy.

Why You Should Trust Us

At Fleet Feet one of our core values is that it is a privilege to serve. We take the thought of giving you advice and guiding you to pick out the perfect gift for the runner in your life very seriously and are honored that you chose to read this. Fleet Feet is the No. 1 run specialty store in the country. We serve more than 3 million customers across 250+ locations annually and have completed more than 4 million 3D foot scans (and counting) of different runners and walkers’ feet. Our goal is to help every customer find the correct shoes, apparel and gear for their goals.

We don’t just sell shoes and gear, we run, walk and hike with you in those shoes. We have had hundreds of thousands of runners and walkers participate in our training programs, community runs and events every year. We have locations all over the country running in the snow, desert and everything in between.

We take our sales data and talk with the different shoe companies, designers and our network of runners, walkers and hikers to cultivate this list of the best gifts for runners. We also review shoes and gear ourselves to provide you with the best information possible when making these guides. We update this guide regularly to make sure you have the latest information possible to make the best decision for you when it comes to giving your loved one a gift.

How We Picked the Best Gifts

With more than 45 years of experience, Fleet Feet is the expert in running (and gifting). What makes the perfect gift for a runner comes down to the personal experience, goals, preferences and style of that runner. We use a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, seasonal trends and our own top-seller lists to pick out the best gifts. With all that in mind, we picked gear that lived up to our personal (and professional) expectations. Plus, as people who live and breathe running, we know what we would like to unwrap ourselves.

Standing Behind Our Picks

We picked the best gifts based on what we think will work for the most people in most situations. If you buy a gift from us and you don’t love the way it looks, fits or performs, bring them back within 60 days for a full refund.

Plus, we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 on fleetfeet.com, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.