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Gifts For Runners

Updated on September 11, 2014
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Best Gifts for Runners Everywhere

Did you ever find yourself in need of a gift for a runner? Of course, you can give them a gift that's not related to their passion, but wouldn't it be better to give them something they can use together with their love?

If you know someone that is a runner and you are looking for the perfect gift to give them you need not worry about it too much. You probably want them to have something practical that they can make use of each time they go out to run. If you are not one who runs you may find it a bit challenging to pick out the perfect gifts for runners women or perfect gifts for runners men but it can be done with a little help and a bit of research.

How About a Runners Magazine? A running magazine will delight your runner

An avid runner loves nothing more than a subscription to a great running magazine. If you are aware of their favorite one then you will be able to get them a subscription for that. This should get them motivated and rearing to go.

Running Shoes

Shoes are the most important item for a runner: Whit bad shoes, they can't run, or if they do, they'll injure themselves.

ID badge
ID badge

ID Holder is a Great Gift For Runners

Road ID for runners

How about an ID Holder

A lot of runners tend not to go out with any form of identification at all. It is not because they do not want to but because they simply have nowhere to put it. It is pretty challenging to carry a personal ID or wallet in jogging shorts.

This Road ID is the one of the great gifts for runners women. It is like a personal ID that has you info engraved on it. It is in the form of a tag so it is pretty easy to take it out with you. You can wear it around your wrist or on your shoe. The option for the wrist has Velcro so you can wear it like a sports watch and the one shoe shoes also has Velcro that you can use to attach it to the laces of the sneaker.

Sometimes The Best Gift is Support

For some people, material gifts don't mean much, but supporting them in their running hobby means the world.

Below is a picture of our family after my husband ran a marathon. He was trying to lose weight, and to get the motivation to stick with it, he decided to run a half marathon. He finished it in 2 hours and 37 minutes, a very good first half marathon.

Maybe this is one of the best gifts you can give a significant runner in your life: go cheer them on. Or, even better, run the marathon with them.

Celebrating After my husband's first half marathon
Celebrating After my husband's first half marathon

Sunglasses Are Great Gifts For Runners - And Oakley polarized sunglasses are the best!

Sunglasses will keep the sun out of their eyes while running, making it a lot more comfortable. They'll love you for one of these!

safety lights
safety lights

Safety Lights For Runners

Another great gift for runners safety lights or blinkers/flashers. It is important to be as safe as possible while out jogging especially if it is at night.

There is no better gift that giving your runner an item that allows drivers to spot them from far away. They are pretty lightweight and come in a range of sizes and styles. they have great battery life too. They can be attached anywhere on the jogging outfit even to your jogging hat.

Sports Watches

Casio Women's BG169R-8 "Baby-G" Gray Resin Sport Watch
Casio Women's BG169R-8 "Baby-G" Gray Resin Sport Watch

Perfect for the man or woman on the run ;)

Digital Pocket Pedometer
Digital Pocket Pedometer

Pedometers For Runners

Another runner gift is a pedometer. It enables them to log the number of miles they have covered. A lot of the newer pedometers have different functions so the user can not only log miles but also track calories burned to total steps taken among other things. You can even buy one that talks so they don’t have to slow down to read anything they can just push a button and get the necessary updates.

If you want the Best Selling Pedometer at, read the over 3600 reviews from happy users, it will be the perfect gift for your runner ;)

Ipod to Listen To Music

Listening to music or some book on tape will make running more enjoyable.

Motivational Fitness Video For Runners

Which Gift You Liked The Best?

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      LaidBackGuy 4 years ago

      Definitely a Runner's World subscription. Great info for runners - I love mine.

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      BelindaBlevins 5 years ago

      I love the Ipods. I love listening to music, when I walk.

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      chas65 5 years ago

      Loved the sunglasses. Have enjoyes seeing all of the different styles the Olympians are wearing.