Running Gifts for Men

Gift Guide 2024 | Fleet Feet

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Need a present for your husband? Maybe a brother or dad? If you need running gift ideas for the guy in your life—whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, a birthday or a special occasion—we’re here to help.

Runners are picky about their gear, but we think these ideas are great for runners (and walkers!) of all abilities. Chock full of moisture-wicking fabrics and performance-minded cuts, these items will help you check another gift off the list this year.

If you can’t find something here, check out the rest of our gift guide for runners for more than 100+ ideas on what to get the runner in your life.

[This article is part of our 2024 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.]

A laydown of the gifts on the running gifts for men guide
Give the Gift of Comfort
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Vuori Strato Tech Tee


When you’re buying a gift for the guy in your life, the Strato tee is an easy choice.

Stunningly soft and available in a variety of colors, this simple yet high-performing running shirt will fit great and look amazing on him.

He can wear it on its own or as a base layer in the cold, while the breathable, anti-odor fabric with a UPF 30+ rating that dries lightning fast, so he can stay fresh and comfortable all day long.

Give the Gift of Fall Vibes
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rabbit High Country Flannel


Still stumped on what to get? Give him the functional flannel from one of our favorite apparel brands, rabbit.

Cut from moisture-wicking polyester fabric, the High Country is perfect for cold weather trail running or crisp afternoon beers. Blended with a touch of merino wool, the High Country delivers classic flannel vibes with modern performance.

Give the Gift of Data
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Garmin Forerunner 265


Make him a smarter runner with the Garmin Forerunner 265.

Garmin packed the Forerunner with advanced performance features, but it’s the basics that shine: reliable GPS, loads of space for music, wrist-based heart rate and sleep monitoring. Displayed on a brilliant AMOLED touchscreen, runners of all abilities will be able to fine-tune their training to get the most out of their runs.

Give the Gift of Versatility
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Brooks Sherpa 2-in-1 Short


More miles, less laundry. The Brooks Sherpa 2-in-1 Short combines a high-performance running short with a stretch boxer brief liner for the ultimate training partner.

The wide, flat waistband with internal drawstring are comfortable and adjustable, and the pockets provide plenty of space for gels, car keys and a phone. Everything a runner needs, and nothing they don’t.

Give the Gift of the Best Socks
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Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show


Maybe you’ve maxed out giving your dad or brother a pair of socks as a gift. But trust us, the Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show aren’t your typical cotton pair.

Feetures spun the Elite from soft and smooth fibers that wick moisture away from your skin. The precise, anatomical fit and heel tab protect against blisters, and dense cushioning delivers another layer of comfort on long hauls.

Give the Gift of Comfort
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Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger


Sometimes choices are simple. This is one of those times.

The Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers are a staff-favorite here at Fleet Feet thanks to their incredible four-way stretch, moisture wicking fabric and laid-back vibes. Even better, they have a zip pocket on the thigh and one in the back for extra security.

Give the Gift of Shade
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goodr Sunglasses


Like the joggers above, you don’t need to overthink this one.

goodr’s sunnies come in tons of colors and shapes, and they’re priced to pick up multiple pairs—or replace them when someone sits on them. They’re lightweight, polarized and downright good looking.

Give the Gift of Protection
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On Weather Jacket


Runners need their rain jacket to do three things: shed water, breathe easily, stay out of the way.

Check, check and check—the On Weather Jacket accomplishes all three.

Designers tailored the Weather Jacket for a streamlined fit and used Japanese fabric to shrug off precipitation. Big vents let air in, and the featherlight weight won’t slow you down.

Give the Gift of Energy
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Maurten Gel 100 Single


Know a guy training for long distances? He’ll love Maurten Gel 100.

Maurten’s unique formula uses hydrogel technology to transport its carb mix (fructose and glucose) through the stomach and into the intestines where it can be absorbed. This helps avoid stomach problems, and provide that sweet rush of energy to the runner’s body.

Give the Gift of Massage
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Hypervolt Go 2


Massages are great. But finding the time and expense? Get him a Hypervolt Go 2 instead.

This portable percussion massager weighs only 1.5 lbs, so it fits easily in a travel bag, and it runs for three hours per charge. But it’s not the weight or battery life that makes it great—it’s the power. The Go 2 packs full-size power into each massage to help loosen knots, relieve tension and renew weary muscles.

Give the Gift of Warmth
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Brooks Shield Hybrid Vest


When we’re between seasons, versatility is the name of the game. That’s why the Brooks Shield Hybrid Vest makes such a good gift.

Brooks added synthetic insulation to make it warm on cold days, but being a vest means your arms are free to swing. A zippered hand pocket on each side provides secure storage, and the full-zip front makes it easy to adjust the ventilation.

Give the Gift of Their Choice

Fleet Feet Gift Card

Finding the right running shoes and gear can be so personal. What works for one runner doesn’t guarantee it will work for another. But any runner can use a gift card to Fleet Feet to find their perfect fit. Whether they visit one of our 250 locations to experience our Fit Process which uses 3D foot scanning technology or order their favorite pair of shoes online, a Fleet Feet Gift Card never disappoints.

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 holiday shopping easy.

How We Picked the Best Running Gifts for Men

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.

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 5 million 3D foot scans (and counting) of different runners and walkers’ feet. Our goal is to help every customer find the perfect 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 gift ideas for men who run. 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.

Standing Behind Our Picks

We picked the best gifts for runners 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, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.