The Best Presents for Runners | Top Running Gift Ideas 2022

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Amazing Gifts for the Runner in Your Life 

Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents, a birthday gift or a surprise to celebrate a new PB, we’ve got you covered with this gift list of the best presents for runners.

It can be hard to find a gift for someone when you don’t share their hobby, but lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work and rounded up the best presents any sports fanatic will love.

Whatever your budget, here at Open for Christmas, we’ve included something for your running mad relation ready to tackle any distance.

If you’re struggling to find a gift for the runner in your life, get your trainers at the ready and read on to find the perfect present. 

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In this gift guide you’ll find:

  • Motivational gifts for runners
  • Thoughtful gifts for runners
  • Gifts for male runners
  • Gifts for female runners
  • Presents for marathon runners
  • Gifts for runners who have everything

For more gift ideas, check out some of our other posts and gift-buying guides:

Our Gift Guide For The Best Presents for Runners

1. Ultimate Performance Unisex’s Race Number Magnets

Save your runner the faff of fixing their competition number onto their t-shirt with safety pins. Not to mention those annoying holes they make in their top of the range running top. 

It’s definitely time for an update. Say hello to these running magnets and make attaching their race number easy breezy. The perfect gift for runners who have everything.

2. Shoe Rescue Odour Eliminator

Runners have to deal with smelly shoes so keep the bad smells at bay with this odour eliminator. Think of it as a deodorant for running shoes.

This powder from Shoe Rescue is a unique blend of natural powders and essential oils which controls bacteria from sweat to deter the smell. Best of all, it’s an all-natural formula so there are no nasty chemicals. 

3. Apple AirPods With Charging Case

If your runner hasn’t got any Airpods, this is the perfect gift. They are small, portable and there are no wires getting in the way to affect their performance. 

These small earbuds may be small, but they can hold up to three hours of battery life. And, even better: the case doubles up as a charger.

4. Apple Watch Series 5

Tracking and recording a run is serious business. But, taking out your phone can be a faff. 

The Apple Watch allows you to leave your phone at home, stay connected and has the ability to track your run (if you opt for the GPS + Cellular version).

Not only is it waterproof, it allows you to read and reply to texts whilst running. This is the ultimate runner’s gift guaranteed to get the reaction a new PB.

5. Oumeiou Bright LED Lighted Beanie

If you’re looking for unique gifts for runners, then you’ve found it with this present. Help them to stay safe and warm whilst training in the dark this winter with this LED beanie. 

This impressive hat will light up the distance up to 30 feet away, is reversible and comes in a range of colours to match their running gear.

With four hours of conitnuous use, this is the perfect gift for those long winter runs in the dark.

6. Brooks Men‘s Ghost 12 Running Shoes

Looking for gifts for walkers and runners alike? Buying shoes is a gamble but a gamble that’ll pay off with these Brooks Ghost trainers. 

With their easy flexibility, long-lasting durability, and reliable outsole grip you can’t go wrong with their secure fit designed for any neutral runner.

Plus, if your runner is fussy about their shoe colour, these trainers come in a range of hues with something for everyone.

7. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes

The title of this book says it all. Fueling fast is essential for hangry athletes on the go. And, a healthy and nutritious diet is a must for any runner and their intense training regimen. 

This New York Times bestseller is proof that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing so there’s no excuse for your runner not to eat well. This is the perfect motivational gift for runners.

8. BetterYou Original Magnesium Flakes

Help your runner soothe post-run achy muscles with these magnesium flakes. Just sprinkle into a hot bath and let the magnesium relieve any muscle tension.

Any serious runner will appreciate this thoughtful gift.

9. Chilly’s Resuable Water Bottle

A vacuum insulated water bottle is a must for any outdoor or indoor runner. 

The double wall insulation will keep water cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours. The lightweight and leak proof designed makes it perfect for any active sportsperson on the go. 

10. Runningonthewall Medal Display Holder

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Is your runner collecting more medals than dust? Give them something to show off their achievements and memorabilia with this display rack.

This display has hooks for race medals, race numbers, and a PR chart to update with personal best finish times.

11. Mpow Running Armband 

Hands free running is the way forward, and this armband is perfect for storing your phone and other convenient essentials. 

With the ability to fit most smartphones, this sweat-proof armband also has storage for a key, credit cards and cash and earphone wire holder. 

We can’t find anything bad to say about this running armband. And, its budget price makes it the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

Our Final Thoughts on The Best Presents for Runners

Keen runners never seem to tire of more running-related presents so lucky for you any gift from our curated collection will guarantee to be a success.

These gift ideas will keep your runner in peak shape and reading to take on their next challenge.

Here at Open For Christmas, we try to include a range of different price points and products that will work for everyone’s tastes and budgets. 

We hope you’ve found the perfect product in our list of the best presents for runners.

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