Best Gifts for Triathletes

Gift Guide 2023 | Fleet Feet

By The Fleet Feet Editors Updated on

It’s hard enough to find gifts for athletes that love one sport, let alone three. Don’t fret, we are here to help. At Fleet Feet, we’ve been helping people pick out gifts for their favorite triathlete for over 45 years.

Besides the best running shoes or a new bike, there is a lot of other gear that triathletes need to train throughout the year, whether it is their first sprint triathlon or their 50th Ironman.

Our Fleet Feet Editors put together a list of the top gifts for triathletes full of gear to help them run, bike and swim their way to the finish line.

[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 the Gift of Motivation
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Shokz OpenSwim Headphones


These headphones are fantastic for a triathlete because it lets them listen to music during all three sports. The open-ear design of Aftershokz headphones uses bone conduction to transfer sound, so they sit outside the ears, not inside or over them. This way your triathlete can hear their tunes, but also traffic and other noises around them.

Since these headphones are waterproof, they are not Bluetooth-compatible. Instead, they have built-in storage that allows for a library of up to 1,200 songs that are ready to play at the touch of a button. The Shokz OpenSwim headphones will make swimming laps in the pool a whole lot more fun for your triathlete.

Give the Gift of Time
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Amphipod Race-Lite Quick-Clip Race Number Belt

The perfect gift for a beginner triathlete, Amphipod’s Race-Lite Quick-Clip Race Number Belt makes transitioning from the bike to the run a breeze. The ultralight, ultra-secure belt uses soft one-inch non-chafing elastic to make sure that they are comfortable on race day. The fast on-and-off quick-release buckle makes it easy to clip on when they are sweaty and ready to go.
Give the Gift of Tech
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Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar

The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar is a perfect watch for triathletes. Not only does this GPS watch provide all of the necessary data to help them train better, but it also has full-color maps for easy navigation and solar technology to make sure that it has enough battery to get through an Ironman. This watch will even suggest workouts to help them make their race goals. It’s like having a coach with them on their wrist.
Gift the Gift of Dry Feet
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Swiftwick Aspire Zero Socks


Similar to a runner, a triathlete can never have too many pairs of socks. Swiftwick socks have firm compression that provides contoured support for running, cycling and triathlons.

The result of the Contoured Compression® Fit and Fiber First™ Moisture Wicking technology found in the Swiftwick socks is dry, blister-free performance, which is important when triathletes get out of the water with wet feet.

Give the Gift of Energy
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Maurten Drink Mix 320


Maurten’s Drink Mix 320 is an endurance sports drink mix for hard efforts and a great gift for any endurance athlete. Developed by an Ironman triathlete, this is the perfect way to fuel during training or on race day.

Mix the packet in 500ml of water and drink it on the bike or run—this drink mix will keep them fueled with carbs and is easy on the stomach.

Give the Gift of Convenience
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Nathan Run Laces


These performance laces are a great stocking stuffer for triathletes. They are super-secure, ultra-grippy elastic shoelaces that are a no-tie shoelace solution.

The unique fastening system keeps the laces secure and tight, allowing your triathlete to slip on their running shoes without wasting precious seconds tying them. With lots of colors to choose from, you can find the perfect match for their running shoes

Give the Gift of Cleanliness
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Sprints Towel

Sprints Towels are a multifaceted gift for your triathlete. They are bright and colorful, so these microfiber performance towels work great for race day to lay out all of their gear in transition. It also has an integrated pocket that can be slipped over the headrest of a car seat to protect it from soaking up sweat or water. Plus, it works as a regular towel to dry off after a swim or wipe sweat away after they bike or run.
Give the Gift of Massage
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Theragun PRO G4


Training for three different sports will make for some sore and tired muscles. The Theragun PRO G4 can help them recover by soothing achy arms and restoring weary legs.

This is a powerful and versatile percussion massager that has six different attachments to work out each muscle along with an app to guide you through those deep muscle treatments. Plus, the 16mm amplitude reaches 60% deeper into the muscle than consumer-grade vibration massagers to release their deepest tension.

Give the Gift of Toasty Hands
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Craft Hybrid Weather Gloves


Most triathletes won’t let the cold winter months stop them from training outside. These Craft Hybrid Weather Gloves will keep their hands warm while running or cycling.

This 2-in-1 glove/mitten offers a soft brushed inside for extra warmth and comfort, a wind and waterproof cover, elastic fabrics, a silicone print in the palm for enhanced grip, and touch-screen compatible embroidery.

Give the Gift of Fun
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goodr Running Sunglasses

Triathlons are expensive. Goodr sunglasses have all of the performance features without the expensive price tag. All of goodr’s sunglasses are super-lightweight with a no-slip grip that doesn’t bounce so they can run, bike, dance or lounge. Most of the models are polarized, scratch-resistant and offer UV protection.

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 triathlete 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 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, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.