Gifts Your Favorite Runner Will Race To Open

These ideas will have you running for your wallet!

Shopping for a runner can be hard—especially if you’re not a runner yourself. Are you sore from searching for the right gift to buy for your friend or family member who loves to run? Well, it’s time to take a breather, because this list is for you!

Take a look at these gift ideas for runners. If you're still stuck on what to buy, you can always send a gift card to the vendors listed in this guide.

Calf Compression Sleeves
Did You Know? Increased Circulation Stimulates Recovery and Helps to Alleviate Pain.

Vendor: Target
Price: $5.99

You may have seen basketball players wear compression sleeves on their arms—these are the same thing, but for your legs. Compression improves blood flow, which keeps your muscles warm and helps to prevent injuries. Some runners wear these sleeves during their workouts, while others wear them after. Either way, they won’t be able to stop thanking you for introducing them to this item must-have running gear—or replacing the ones they already had.

Balega Silver Running Socks
No-show, Compression-fit, and Antimicrobial—Say that Five Times Fast!

Vendor: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Price: $15

These socks were editor’s choice for Runner’s World “Best Running Socks of 2019.” And with their reinforced toe and an anti-slip heel, it’s easy to see why. Additionally, the socks are designed to minimize friction to prevent blisters and chafing.

FlipBelt Running Belt
Look, Ma! No Hands!

Vendor: REI 
Price: $28.95

Nothing ruins a run like dropping your phone and cracking it on the pavement or losing your keys because they fell out of your pocket somewhere in between the first and last mile. A FlipBelt is sleek enough that it won’t get in the way while they’re running but stretchy enough that it fits everything they need—phone, keys, wallet, etc. It’s available in multiple sizes and is machine washable. What’s not to love?

MOSO NATURAL Mini Air Purifying Bag Shoe Deodorizer
Save Their Favorite Running Sneakers (and everyone with a nose within a mile radius of them)

Vendor: Walmart
Price: $9.95

A pair of heavily used running shoes get gross so much faster than any other pair of shoes. With these mini purifying bags, the runner in your life can say goodbye to any odor that’s become ingrained with every mile. The bags also absorb moisture, preventing mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming.

Patagonia Duckbill Cap
Made with 100 Percent Recycled Nylon

Vendor: Patagonia
Price: $29.00

Lightweight and BLUESIGN approved for low environmental impact, this running cap will protect them against the sun without making their head overheat. Additionally, the hat is water-resistant and has a speedy drying time. Available in multiple colors and sizes

Rolling Massage Stick
Sweet, Sweet Relief!

Vendor: Kohl’s 
Price: $24.99

With its textured, rotating middle, this massage stick from Gaiam is designed to massage and stretch the user’s muscles with every roll. This gift is both thoughtful and therapeutic, guaranteed to become a part of any runner’s post-run routine.

Bluetooth Sports Headphones
Never Again Will an Escaped Earbud Ruin Their Running Flow!

Vendor: Best Buy 
Price: $29.99

With these high-tech headphones, your friend or family member will be able to call to thank you while they’re running (using the built-in microphone). Cord-free but still secured with memory wire, the JLab Fit Sport Wireless headphones seem like they were made just for runners—especially because they’re sweat-proof!

Tifosi Running Sunglasses
So They Can Block Out the Sun But Still Look Good.

Vendor: REI
Price: $49.95

Let’s face it, most sports sunglasses aren’t very fashionable. But with Tifosi’s running sunglasses series, runners don’t have to sacrifice style for effectiveness. These are sunglasses they can wear on the trail, the road, or to the pool.

Well, we’ve reached the finish line, so it’s time to pass the baton. Give the runner in your life a gold-medal-worthy gift—but you’ll do a little winning yourself when you buy gift cards on Gift Card Granny. Ready, set, shop!