Top 15 Ways to Make the Runner in Your Life Think you are the Best Gift Giver Ever

Uh oh, its that time of year again, Christmas is coming! if a friend or loved one in your life is a runner no doubt you want to get them something special that you know they will get some use out of and think you are the best, most thoughtful gift giver ever! So keep reading and your find the best gifts for runners.

What is the Best Gift for Runners?

#15 Gift for Runners: Runner Gift Basket

This is the Marathon Snacker Gift basket, it is perfect for the office mate who has recently announced their quest to complete their first marathon or a wonderful neighbor who is embarking on their 20th marathon. It comes loaded with just the kind of snacks marathon runners will love, including:
Marathon Runner Snack Gift Basket
  • Dr. Lankin’s Awesome AlmondsĀ®
  • Sunny Seed Drops
  • Ginger Chews
  • Cherry Berry Fruit Mix
  • Gnu Bar
  • Sahale Fruit and Nut Mix
  • Sharkies Energy Fruit Chews
  • Dried Pineapple Snap Pea Crisps
  • Tanka Bar
  • Larabar
  • Honey Sticks
  • Fruit Flavored Honey
  • Boomi Bar
  • Lentil Chips
  • Recommended Food Guide for Runners


#14 Gift for Runners: Road Sign

Runner Rd signReflection Kit
This ‘Runner Rd’ sign will complement your teenage cross country runners bedroom very nicely and would be equally elegant hanging next to your display of marathon and half marathon finisher medals.


#13 Gift for Runners: Runner Themed Coffee Gift Basket

Coffee themed gift basket for runners
What does every runner need? Coffee of course! Treat your favorite runner to a running themed mug, coasters, biscotti and 5 blends of gourmet coffee to try including French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate and Italian Roast Espresso.

#12 Gift for Runners: Instant Happy Feet Gift Set

What runner doesn’t need a little feet pampering? 26.2 miles of pounding deserves a little TLC.


#11 Gift for Runners: Lightweights Power Reflectors for Clothing

Get visible! With short winter days, it is no doubt that lots of runners are hitting the streets in the dark. Be seen and be safe by using these reflective dots on any piece of clothing or hard surface.


#10 Gift for Runners: Run Figure Ornament

Acknowledge all those miles your favorite runner pounded out with a beautiful 3″ porcelain running figure ornament, it will make your tree sparkle and your runner smile.


#9 Gift for Runners: Foam Roller

This is what every runner NEEDS, I cannot stress that enough, don’t even think twice, if the runner in your life doesn’t already have a foam roller, then stop what your doing and buy this now! Trust me, they will thank you later!


#8 Gift for Runners: Toe Socks

Oh for the love of toes!! If your runners tootsies crave their own little cozy blankets wrapped around them, these lightweight running socks make a great stocking stuffer.


#7 Gift for Runners: Gu Roctane Energy Gel- 24 Pack

These keep your runner fueled for those long weekend runs, don’t let them bonk! Get them stocked up with some Gu!


#6 Gift for Runners: Nathan Swift Waist Pack

Ohhhhhh, hydration! That’s what your runner might say when they rip the paper off of this gift. They’ll be thinking of you on every long run as they reach for a refreshing sip of water.


#5 Gift for Runners: Mastering the Marathon: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-plus Athlete

Lets face it, we are all going to be 40-plus someday, no shame in that, so if your loved one has already hit that magical number, give them a gift that will team them how to keep getting the most out of their training.


#4 Gift for Runners: Great Races, Incredible Places: 100+ Fantastic Runs Around the World

Why just race in your back yard? Get that favorite runner in your life inspired by stories of some of the greatest and most interesting races around the world.


#3 Gift for Runners: The Competitive Runner’s Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons

This is the kind of book that will be referred to over and over, it doesn’t need to be read cover to cover (although it is a great read that way), but can also be used as a reference for all things running related. A truly excellent book.


#2 Gift for Runners: Chia Seeds

Did the runner in your life just finish reading ‘Born to Run’? If they did then no doubt they are itching to try some Chia seeds.


#1 Gift for Runners: MOTOACTV 8 GB GPS Fitness Tracker and Music Player

I don’t know what to say about this except that I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Seriously, this watch does it all, it has a GPS for your outdoor runs, or rides, it also has a pedometer for indoor running or walking. This thing will track your entire calorie burn for the day and all the steps you’ve walked. You will NOT have to attach it to your computer to sync, it does it AUTOMATICALLY when you get home! Amazing! This watch can show you a map of the route you took, it will let you race yourself against a previous run, it will tell you your stride rate (I love that!). If the runner in your life like to listen to music on the run, they are covered! This watch is also an MP3 player and can sync iTunes playlists, not only that, but it will track your pace for different songs then come up with songs that get you moving. This watch can also track your heart rate, and if your runner is also a golfer, they can take the Motoactv with them and it will give precise distances to the front, back and center of the green as well as hazards. Have you heard enough? Get one now!