Whether he’s pushing the pace or logging more miles than ever, these running gifts for men can keep up. As part of our Gift Guide for Runners, we picked the best of the bunch.
When you’re shopping for running gifts for men, there are hundreds of great options to choose from. Comfortable running clothes help insulate against the cold and double as great loungewear, while high-tech electronics provide endless data to help train smarter.
If you've already found the best men’s running shoes, here are a few of the other best running gifts for men this year:
[Updated November 17, 2020. This article is part of our 2020 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.]
Forecast calling for cold weather? Let the men’s New Balance Heat Grid Half-Zip keep you warm.
New Balance designed the half-zip with NB Heat technology. The cold-weather tech uses a grid of fleece to trap warm air, which insulates you when the mercury drops while still wicking moisture away from your skin.
The soft poly-knit construction feels soft against your body, and the athletic fit is perfect for activity—not too baggy or too tight.
Designed with thumb holes in the sleeves and a drop hem for extra coverage in the back, the men’s New Balance Heat Grid Half-Zip makes a stylish and performance-minded running gift for any man in your life.
Your warm-up just got more comfortable thanks to the men’s On Sweatpants.
On cut the Sweatpants from a super soft blend of polyester, lyocell and elastane, which helps retain heat while being light and breathable. Designers added insulating panels on the knees for an extra layer of warmth on your joints.
A slightly tapered silhouette gives the men’s Sweatpants a modern look, and cuffed ankles ensure the fabric won’t pool around your shoes.
With a drawstring at the waistband for a perfect fit, the On Sweatpants are a premium piece of running apparel that work as well during your warm-up as they do at the coffee shop.
The Feetures Elite Max Cushion delivers maximum comfort mile after mile.
Feetures created the premium running socks with a dense knit that adds another level of cushioning between your feet and the pavement, and the iWick fibers wick sweat away from your skin to keep your feet dry.
Designers also gave each sock an anatomical fit. Each sock is made either for your right or left foot, which helps reduce any dead space in the sock that can cause rubbing or irritation. Coupled with targeted compression around the arch, the Elite Max Cushion socks provide a custom-like fit.
Topped with a heel tab that protects your Achilles from blisters, the Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show running socks are an affordable running gift for men to instantly upgrade their kit.
Get performance without sacrificing style in the men’s Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger.
Vuori cut the men’s joggers from their supremely soft polyester-elastane blend fabric. The buttery fabric is comfortable and cozy when you’re relaxing and provides a generous amount of stretch for activity.
The tapered leg and cuffed ankles deliver a modern style, and the elastic waistband with a drawcord ensure a perfect fit. With zippered pockets for secure storage, the men’s Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger is a go-anywhere, do-anything piece of apparel that you’ll never want to take off.
The updated Garmin Forerunner 745 packs a massive amount of data and hardware into a stylish, low-profile watch that’s perfect for your training.
Garmin engineered the Forerunner 745 with GPS tracking to give you the most important stats: accurate distance, pace and time. But designers also outfitted the watch with a wrist-based heart rate monitor to keep up with your effort and coaching software to let you know if you’re on track to meet your goals.
Connect the Forerunner 745 to the Garmin app on your phone to easily see weeks worth of training data, and sync it with your playlist to store up to 500 songs for phone-free listening while you run.
Covered with a durable, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass lens and backed by a 5 ATM water rating, the Garmin Forerunner 745 is a stellar GPS watch for running or triathlons.
Give the gift of a powerful, portable massage with the Hyperice Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth.
The Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth is the next evolution of the original percussion massager. Engineers gave the Plus a 30 percent boost in power compared to the original model, and they added Bluetooth connectivity to provide guided routines that automatically adjust as you work.
In the Hypervolt review, Fleet Feet testers said the massage gun packed plenty of punch and had the battery life to make it a worthy addition to a post-run routine.
Hyperice designed the massager with five interchangeable heads to make the Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth versatile, while its motor with Quiet Guide technology is easy on your ears. Powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to three hours, the Hyperice Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth delivers a consistent, effective massage any time you want.
Top off your tank before a run or get a quick pick-me-up during a race with GU Energy Gel.
GU Energy Gels pack a mix of maltodextrin and fructose to deliver a hit of carbs to your body when you need it most. The extra shot of carbs in one slurpable packet helps fuel your body for more miles.
Better yet, all of the original GU Energy Gels are vegan, gluten free and kosher. With a variety of flavors, like salted caramel and blueberry pomegranate, every runner can find the right GU Energy Gel to power them through.
Strength training for runners doesn't have to cost a lot. These Pro-Tec Resistance Bands are a perfect example.
The stretchy bands add resistance to dozens of strength training exercises, like squats, clamshells and lateral walks. They're also ideal to help activate your muscles when you're warming up for a run or doing rehab work after an injury.
While free weights and exercise machines are a great way to work on your strength, these lightweight Pro-Tec Resistance Bands are easy to throw in a bag when you're traveling so you can get a quick strength workout in no matter where you go.
No matter where your winter adventures may take you, stay warm and stylish with the On Merino Beanie.
Knit with 100 percent Merino wool, the On Merino Beanie remains lightweight and breathable while locking in heat to keep you warm. The performance wool wicks away sweat and moisture and dries quickly to keep you comfortable during activity.
Plus, the Merino Beanie is engineered to withstand sweat, rain or snow while staying fresh and odor-free, so you can wear it anywhere.
Choose from five winter-crisp colorways and add effortless style to any outfit.
We picked the best gifts based on what we think will work for the most people in the 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.
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