50 Incredible Gifts For Runners This Year
Running is one of those physical activities that can readily help you with your modest fitness goals. It improves cardiovascular endurance, allowing the body to become more efficient in the delivery of oxygen to the tissues and the removal of carbon dioxide and other waste products for elimination. Picking the right gadgets and gizmos including clothing and footwear are necessary to reap the full health benefits of running while avoiding its many drawbacks. With these 50 incredible gifts for runners, you can surprise someone you love or even yourself to make the most out of each running activity.
CleanRide Car Seat Cover
Protect your car seat from germ-laden sweat and grime after a lengthy run or a grueling day performing dirty jobs. The CleanRide protects your car seat from moisture that can cause nasty smells, offering superb antibacterial property, and ease of installation. It is fully waterproof, compact, and odor-resistant, too.
Nike Unisex Vital
You can always look cool while protecting your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun especially if you’re going to run in the middle of the day. These pair of sunglasses from Nike is excellent for male or female runners as these come with 100 percent UV protection.
KINETIC Cooling Towel
It’s as easy as soaking it with water, wringing the excess moisture out, snapping it off, and then wrapping it around the part of the body that needs to be cooled down. Such is the ease of using the Kinetic cooling towel. It’s great for managing fatigue and helps minimize dehydration.
FlexFixx Spiky Massage Ball Set
Would it not be extremely beneficial if you can easily manage the pain away from your feet without having to resort to hiring someone to massage it so you can start running again? With these spiky balls, all you need to do is to step on them and let them roll under your soles.
TrailHeads Women’s Headband
Let your hair stay where they should be every time you hit the track running. This ponytail headband allows you to neatly bring your tresses towards the back of your head. It also has a uniquely contoured shape to fully cover your ear, keeping it warm especially if you’re running in cold weather.
Camden Gear Hydration Belt
The Camden Hydration belt is built specifically for modern runners and athletes as a multi-purpose belt bag that integrates a zippered pocket for valuables like smartphones and other devices and two specially-designed holsters for holding two 6-ounce water bottles. It’s the perfect hydration system for both men and women.
Level Terrain FlipBelt
Boasting of an excellent blend of lycra and micropolyester fabric, the FlipBelt doesn’t require any complicated locking mechanism to keep everything inside its lengthy and spacious storage compartment safe and secure. Simply flip it and everything’s safe. It comes with a reflective logo as well to improve your visibility to other road users.
DANISH ENDURANCE Socks
Improving blood flow in your feet and facilitating its more efficient return to the heart is one of the keys to improving your running performance, particularly your endurance. With these graduated compression socks, you get maximum circulatory support at the level of the ankles, gradually decreasing as you go up your limbs.
Lock Laces No Tie Shoelaces
Remove the laces from your running shoes and replace them with the no-tie system from Lock Laces. It features excellent compression technology to aid in better circulation in the feet while the whole no-tie system helps eliminate the risk of shoelaces getting unknotted which may result in nasty falls.
CopperJoint Knee Sleeve
Runners have to rely on an excellent blood flow to the heart so that oxygen can be replenished and delivered back to the muscles of the lower extremities. That’s where compression supports come in. With the CopperJoint, you get superb muscle and joint recovery in less time than it would normally take.
Vitchelo V800 Headlamp Flashlight
If you’re like some people who prefer running after dark, you need the Vitchelo V800. It’s not just any other lamp that you can fit around your head. It comes with red LED that can be very useful in emergencies. Its white light can be set in 4 different modes as well.
AVOIN colorlife Water Bottle
Hydration is important not only for runners but for everyone else. The great thing with the AVOIN is that you can place slices of your favorite fruit inside its infuser chamber, fill it with water, and you’ve got one of the most nutritionally beneficial drinks you can have as a runner.
Apace Vision Safety Light
Sometimes you really don’t need to wear a lamp to improve your visibility to other road users. As long as you have the Apace Vision, you can feel a lot safer every time you step into the dark. It comes in 3 lighting modes and is compact and lightweight, too.
Garmin Forerunner 15
Keeping track of your running performance is the key to understanding how well you’re progressing. With the Forerunner, you get very accurate and real-time information about your activities including your pace, distance run, and even the calories that you have already burned. You also get a heart rate monitor if you choose.
flybold Medal Display Hanger
Don’t let your medals collect dust in their boxes. Rather, hang them and display them for everyone else to see. With the flybold you can now flaunt up to 30 of your medals and up to 100 race bibs. You also get 20 flip pouches to store your race bibs memorabilia.
mophie Power Capsule
It’s a beautiful protective pouch and a portable charger in one. The mophie is an ingeniously designed charger specific for wireless earbuds such as those provided by Fitbit, JBL, and even Beats by Dre. It may only have 1,400mAh battery capacity but this is enough to power your wireless earbuds for 60 hours.
Ultimate Direction AMP
The Ultimate Direction is an AirRip mesh bottle carrier that’s designed to be as light as possible yet fully packed with features that will make carrying water bottles a relatively easy task. It’s got Vestor strap allowing for multiple positions. It’s got a key pocket and side gel pouches as well.
Saxx Mens Kinetic Boxer Briefs
Say goodbye to nasty odors from your groin with the Saxx briefs. This underwear is specifically designed for athletes especially runners as it gives them superior breathing comfort, eliminating odors, and providing the skin in the groin area with optimum antibacterial protection. It’s got a great combo of mesh, spandex, and nylon.
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Arcteryx Norvan SL Hoody
Whether you’re running on the tracks or in the great trails of the wilderness, the Arcteryx is sure to keep you feeling cool and comfortable with its super-breathable fabric construction. It’s ultra-light so you’re never going to be bogged down by its weight. It’s got removable fitted hood, too.
currexSole RunPro Insoles
Don’t you just wish every step that you make is like a walk in the clouds? With the RunPro, that is now very possible. Thanks to its superb design, the RunPro helps optimize the transfer of forces between the inner surfaces of your running shoes and your feet’s soles, improving overall comfort.
Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds
It really is annoying to have cables dangling from your ears as you run. They ruin your rhythm. But with this cord-free earbuds from Samsung, not only do you eliminate those pesky cables you also get to enjoy a heart rate monitor and fitness tracker already built into the system.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Never leave home without the Hero5 especially if you’re going on a fantastic run. With exceptional ultra-HD quality videos at 4K resolution and equally remarkable 10mp photographs, the easy-to-use, waterproof Hero5 is every outdoorsman’s best buddy when it comes to documenting any activity or outdoor scenery for that matter.
Polk Audio BITG-A
Bluetooth speakers are exceptional gadgets when you want to fill the room with your brand of music. With its small, compact size, the BITG-A may not be for your room but it’s great for outdoors as it balances the output for your music in relation to the noise of your surroundings.
Jaybird - Freedom F5 Headphones
Boasting of micro-sized metal earbuds that afford superior styling and optimum comfort, the JayBird Freedom is what most runners would wear whenever they’re out in the open. It eliminates signal distortion, affording you super crisp and clear audio. It’s fully sweat-proof, too, and you get to customize your music listening experience.
Apple Watch Nike+
When you combine the technical know-how of two league-leading companies, you can never go wrong with any product that comes out of their design rooms. Such is the assurance afforded by this wearable technology that comes fully built with GLONASS, GPS, water-resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, heart rate sensor, WiFi, and gyroscope and accelerometer sensors.
Petzl - REACTIK+ Headlamp
Most headlamps require you to manually dial in the settings. Not with the Petzl, though. You’ll be relying on a smartphone app to control the luminosity of the Petzl according to your specific needs. Its light output is also remarkable at 300 lumens and its Li-ion battery only requires convenient USB charging.
WoolX Men's T-Shirt
Extremely lightweight as it’s made of 100% Merino wool from Australia, the WoolX is just perfect for runners as it’s built to specifically regulate the body’s temperature by wicking away moisture. This also helps in the prevention of foul odors that may emanate from germs that thrive on damp clothes.
Outdoor Research Centrifuge Pants
Isn’t it just amazing that some fabrics are specifically designed to stretch in the direction of your body movement and not against it? Now add superior quick-drying, anti-odor, lightweight, water-resistant, breathable, active insulation, and wind-resistant properties and you’ve got the Centrifuge from Outdoor Research. It’s a stylish way to run.
HEX Performance Detergent
What do you use to wash your running clothes that’s filled with sweat and stink that’s often associated with germs? Throw away your ordinary detergent and use instead this product from HEX Performance. It powerfully washes away grime, stains, sweat, and even the stink in your clothes to keep them fresh and clean.
Milestone Sports MilestonePod
If you could monitor your stride length, distance, cadence, foot strike, leg swing, pace, and rate of impact without any need for any complicated gadget, would you be interested? A lot of runners do. The MilestonePod seamlessly synchronizes all these data into your iOS or Android device without any other action from your part.
Gobi Gear The SegSac
You can use your backpack to simply fit in everything that you need. Or, you can use the SegSac to organize your stuff and prevent the mixing of your soiled running wear from your other stuff. This organizer bag is made of 30 denier cordura complete with ripstop nylon fabric.
Nomad Portable Apple Watch Charger
Designed specifically for charging the Apple Watch, the Nomad is an exceptionally elegant, beautiful, and super-sleek device that packs a remarkable 1800mAh battery under its minimalist design. It’s one of those remarkable and useful gifts you could give to a runner who’s dependent on his or her Apple Watch.
Sunday Afternoons Aero Visor
If you’re like us who love the feel of the wind brushing against the top of our heads, then you’ll fall in love with this visor from Sunday Afternoons. Its fully foldable and contoured brim effectively shields your eyes from the sun’s rays while the polyester fabric has been treated with UPF 50+ protection.
Nathan LightSpur RX Light
Hate wearing reflective vests while running? How about clipping the LightSpur to the heel of your running shoes, instead? It has a very simple design yet full functionality as it gives you high visibility even from afar. It’s also super lightweight so it feels like you’ve not added anything to your shoes.
BUFF Multifunctional Headwear
It’s a headwear that you can use in more than 12 different ways. Best of all, it comes with reflective elements that should make you very visible to other runners, motorists, or road users in your area of activity. The microfiber polyester’s been treated with anti-odor materials as well.
Burt's Bees Lotion
Spending time outdoors can be great for your health but not that much for your skin, especially your face that’s constantly exposed to UV radiation. Bring back the moisture to your face with this clary sage-infused hydration lotion to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused by the sun’s radiation.
Mizuno Lobster Mittens
Whether it’s running or hiking, you’ll need the warmth-giving properties of the Breath Thermo if you’re in colder environments. It’s especially designed with separate sleeve for your forefinger so you can still operate your smartphone’s touchscreen without hassle. It also has reflective elements for low light visibility and enhanced safety.
eNZees Foot Soother
Made of organic wool sheared and processed from New Zealand sheep, the eNZees is a soft and easy way to prevent hot spots on your feet, preventing the development of blisters. It contains natural lanolin to moisturize the skin of your feet while also reducing friction so you develop blisters less often.
Simple Shower Camping Shower
Don’t you just wish you could enjoy a shower wherever you are? It surely would douse the heat off your body after a grueling run. Now you can with this portable shower. You only need to attach it to a 1- or 2- liter bottle and you’ve got instant shower regardless of where you are.
Dr. Cool Ice Therapy Wrap
If you’ve been pushing yourself to the hilt, you’ll notice that ordinary cooling towels simply aren’t cut for it. What you need is this ice therapy wrap from Dr. Cool. It’s fully embedded with a core cooling technology that’s designed to bring relief to your sore and overheating muscles.
Bobo's Lemon Poppyseed Oat Bars
Serious runners require serious energy sources to move them well past beyond their limits. Instead of reaching for sugar- and fat- loaded energy bars, you’ll be better off with this vegan, wheat-free, and non-GMO certified all-natural oat bars from Bobo’s. Each bar is hand-molded and passionately “baked from the heart”.
Nathan Training Log Plus Journal
There are still some of us who prefer using the traditional method of logging and tracking our fitness and training progress. Aside from a training log journal, you also get helpful tips from the pros on how you can prevent sports injuries, safely increase your distance, and run 10 kilometers faster.
Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor
Unlike other fitness trackers and heart rate monitor systems that utilize the radial pulse to keep track of your performance, the Polar H7 is slightly different but definitely more accurate. This is because the system is designed to be wrapped snuggly around the chest, nearer the heart for greater accuracy.
GU Energy Original Energy Gel
Want something that will increase your endurance more efficiently? Try this energy gel from GU as it’s packed with amino acids to help reduce damage to your muscles, fructose and maltodextrin for readily-available energy, electrolytes to ensure optimum pH and fluid balance, and caffeine to help you stay focused on your goals.
FREEMOVE Reflective Vest
You may think of it as a safety personnel’s most trusted vest but the FREEMOVE can actually be a runner’s best friend, too. It provides excellent 360-degree visibility up to 750 feet away, possibly even more. There are no complicated charging and flipping of switches. Simply wear it and you’re done.
ASICS Men's GEL Venture 5
Thinking of a great gift for your boyfriend who’s simply passionate about running? Then the Asics Venture 5 should do the trick. It comes with removable sockliner to accommodate any of his prescription orthotic devices. Best of all, it’s fully cushioned with GEL technology, significantly reducing impact forces with each step.
ASICS Women's GEL-Venture 5
Would you like to surprise your runner girlfriend? The Asics Venture 5 is not only sporty and stylish for women, it is also embedded with the latest technology in gel cushioning to make sure your girlfriend’s feet don’t get needlessly injured with every step she makes in her run.
Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
Running can bring a lot of health benefits. Unfortunately, there are instances when you simply cannot go outdoors to run. With the Cadence, however, not only will you be running with the wind, you also get to try out 5 other training workouts to bring you up-to-speed in your fitness goals.