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Gift Ideas For Men - Running Gifts

Updated on March 14, 2012

If your man is really into running and you are running out of ideas on what to get for him for his next birthday or Christmas present then have a look at these items and see what might tickle his fancy.

Injinji Performance Socks
Injinji Performance Socks
ASICS Men's GT-2150 Running Shoes
ASICS Men's GT-2150 Running Shoes
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 17 Running Shoe
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 17 Running Shoe
Under Armour Cold Gear LongSleeve
Under Armour Cold Gear LongSleeve
ColdGear UA Base 3.0 Crew Tops by Under Armour
ColdGear UA Base 3.0 Crew Tops by Under Armour
HeatGear Full T Top Under Armour
HeatGear Full T Top Under Armour
Ventilated Compression Short Bottoms
Ventilated Compression Short Bottoms
New Balance Mens Go 2 Tights
New Balance Mens Go 2 Tights

Here Are Your Running Gift Ideas

1. Injinji Performance Micro Toesocks

The Injinji Performance Micro Toesocks are extremely comfortable and great to wear with regular shoes as well as when you run. Injinji is well known for a wide range of performance socks for running and this is one such product that is doing really well. It has become one of the top choices among professional and amateur runners. The material is made of 70% CoolMax®, 25% Nylon and 5% Lycra. The main component CoolMax is designed to provide superior moisture management and enhance wearer’s comfort. The material is also designed to prevent chaffing, reduce friction and promote healthy circulation. Most runners would also recommend going for the Injinji Performance socks products compared to other sports socks.

2. ASICS Men's GT-2150 Running Shoe

This ASICS running shoes is one of the most popular running shoes in terms of comfort and performance. Bear in mind that you need to know what your man’s foot type is. You need to distinguish between, flat foot, neutral foot or high arched foot. An alternative would be to understand the difference between a foot that is overpronated, underpronated or neutral. Hence, shoe types vary between runners and you must get this right. This ASICS Men’s GT 2150 Running shoe is best fitted for those who are flat footed but there are lots of runners who have good comments for this particular shoe. ASICS’s proprietary Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) technology enhances the foot's natural gait, while a Solyte® midsole provides responsive cushioning. The DuoMax® support system stabilizes the midfoot.

3. ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 17 Running Shoe

The Gel-Kayano 17 Running Shoe may be on the pricey side compared to the previous one but it boasts a new upper and ComforDry™ sockliner providing superior fit. The Full-length Guidance Line™ also gives runners a more efficient transition through the gait cycle. These new features in addition to the ones you can find in the GT-2150 shoes allow your man to run more comfortably for long distances. If your man has a mid to high arch foot type, this would be the shoes to consider getting for him.

4. Under Armour Cold Gear Longsleeve Mock

The Under Armour brand is famous for their quality, comfort and styling of their products. This product features a two layer brushed fabric that delivers enhanced thermal protection and moisture support. It also comes with UPF 30+ which protects to some degree against harmful UV radiation. If you are familiar with Under Armour’s products you will notice that there have more expensive apparel apart from this but this is by far the best value. This item would be great in moderate weather (not too cold or warm).

5. Men's ColdGear® UA Base® 3.0 Crew Tops by Under Armour

If you have more cash to spend, then consider the Men's ColdGear® UA Base® 3.0 Crew Tops by Under Armour. This product provides superior comfort, thermal protection in severe cold weather. Test this in cold weather and you will be amazed by not only the insulation but also the comfort and the mobility of the material. Its ArmourBlock technology also prevents the growth of odour causing microbes.

6. Men's HeatGear® Full T Tops by Under Armour

Now that you’ve seen Under Armour’s thermal protection apparel, it’s time to have a look at this product, which is perfect for summer wear. As with most of their products, the HeatGear T Tops is a very ergonomically designed T-shirt that comes with UPF 30+ protection, anti-odour fabric and compression fit for muscle support and increased circulation. The HeatGear feature ensures fast drying performance after a workout which keeps you cool.

7. Men's Ventilated Compression Short Bottoms by Under Armour

This product is based on a similar technology found in their T-shirts or the product above. Made using HeatGear technology, it helps move moisture away from your body to the outer layer of the government, allowing it to evaporate quickly. The compression fit provides similar benefits to the Men's Full T Flops. And for those who are conscious about "support" will be happy to find that the short's mesh-ventilated crotch panel does the job perfectly while keeping you cool and dry.

8. New Balance Men's Go 2 Tight

The New Balance Men's Go 2 Tight may not offer the same compression fit like the one above but it does provide a lot of comfort while you run. It's friction free material and heat evaporating technology keeps you dry and allows cool air to circulate. This tights may not be ideal for cold weather but it certainly does not keep you too warm in summer. For Thermal thights, consider other New Balance thermal tights or Under Armours thermal tights.

Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor
Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor
garmin forerunner 305 GPS heart rate monitor
garmin forerunner 305 GPS heart rate monitor
New Balance Men's MR993 Running Shoe
New Balance Men's MR993 Running Shoe

9. Omron HR-100c Heart Rate Monitor

This Omron Heart rate monitor offers you all the basic features you need to monitor your heart rate while you run. It also functions as an alarm clock, a watch and monitors your training by sounding the alarm if your heart rate reaches a mininimum or maximum heart rate. This allows you to maintain your heart at a certain heart rate level while you train. This heart rate monitor may not have a GPS receiver or a personal training program but it certainly does its job at a very affordable price. When you buy this product it also comes with a chest strap which feeds your heart rate reading back to the watch.

10. Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS With Heart Rate Monitor

This item is actually a revamp of another similar product from Garmin known as the Garmin Forerunner 301 GPS. It's GPS receiver has excellent reception, and it's touted as one of the best GPS receivers with heart rate monitor function. No doubt the heart rate monitor function is excellent in the forerunner 305 and despite the number of features, it has very easy to setup and use.

11. SPIbelt - Small Personal Item Belt

The SPIbelt is a great accessory for runners as it takes away the hassle of storing your personal items, keys, phones, handphones or your iPods. IIt's designed specifically not to bounce, ride of shift while running or doing any other activities. It's small enough to not look bulky while being extremely portable and lightweight. The fabric used to make this belt might be a little thin, so putting your handphones or iPods during a run may not be such a good idea.

12. New Balance Men's MR993 Running Shoe

This New Balance shoe is one of the most comfortable shoe to run on. Packed with their own technology that promote good cushioning, traction and response, this is one shoe that most runners would love to have in their shoe rack. Compared to the ASICS above, comfort may not vary too much although some runers do mention that the cushioning in this shoes is better. It is a tad bit pricey compared to the ASICS but certainly one to consider if you want to spoin your man.


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    • KenWu profile image


      7 years ago from Malaysia

      This is a good list of gifts for men who love running... I've just started running, it's time to get some of them for myself :)

    • bryanps profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      @anglnwu - haha yeah, there are socks for girls as well. you should really check it out :)

      @crystolite - Thx for the compliments :)

    • crystolite profile image


      7 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice article with cute pics.

    • anglnwu profile image


      7 years ago

      These are cool gear. I especially like the injinji socks--looks comfy. Rated useful.


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