10 Gift Ideas For Runners

There’s plenty of running gear currently available on the market but there’s probably only a select few that most runners couldn’t live without. With Christmas fast approaching, we’ll be looking at some products that would make great gifts for runners. Read on for great gift ideas for runners.

Most runners have probably taken a break from running due to the cold weather but that doesn’t mean you can’t help them or yourself prepare for the upcoming warmer seasons. Whether it’s for Christmas or there’s someone birthday coming up, here are 10 great gift ideas for runners:

10 Gift Ideas For Runners

1. New Balance Hi-Viz Beacon Jacket
This high-visibility jacket from New Balance provides three ways to keep runners visible at night. First is the bright green colour that provides low-light visibility. Second is the 360-degree reflective logo and trim that ensures oncoming-light is reflected.


New Balance Hi-Viz Beacon Jacket

Finally the sleeves and back glow-in-the-dark light ensures you’re always seen. As an added feature, there’s an internal media pocket that contains a headphone jack allowing you to run with your MP3 or iPod player.

2. CW-X Stabilyx Running Tights
The CW-X Stabilyx running tights are ideal for runners whose joints require maximum protection. These tights provide the optimum protection and support to the core and knees.


CW-X Stabilyx Running Tights

This is done by banding together the muscles and ligaments of the lower leg to help stabilize the knees and reduce vibrations.

3. ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 8 Running Shoe
Featuring the Propulsion Trusstic System and Impact Guidance System to enhance your natural movement and response off the ground, the ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 8 shoe offers runners quick and stable transitions. The ASIC Tri 8 is a lightweight running shoe that helps absorb shocks in the rear and forefoot with the GEL cushioning system.


ASICS GEL Noosa Tri-8 Running Shoe

Also, the shoe features a perforated sock liner and a breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet dry and cool.

4. Thorlo Unisex Experia CoolMax Micro Mini Crew Sock
Every gift idea has to contain socks but these are no ordinary socks. These Thorlo Experia running socks provides moisture, rubbing and chafing protection without the added weight.

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5. Apple iPod Nano
It’s amazing how thin the latest Apple iPod Nano is and the multi-touch display makes it easy to view, select and adjust your music collection while running.


Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation

The iPod makes a great running partner as it tracks your runs, burned calories and syncs to the Nike+ website.

6. Garmin Forerunner 620
The Garmin Forerunner 620 is the newest and most advanced running GPS watch. The FR620 features a high-resolution color display, built-in accelerometer and a list of new functions and metrics. The Garmin FR620 should be available from mid-December and we will be conducting a review when it’s released.


Garmin Forerunner 620

There’s also a less expensive model called the Forerunner 220. Be sure to read our other running watch reviews here.

7. Oakley Radar Path Iridium Sunglasses
Even though daylight might be in short supply during the colder winter months, sunglasses are still important to have, especially if you run between sunrise and sunset.


Oakley Radar Path Iridium Sunglasses

Why? Because the suns UV rays can still be harmful, which is why having sunglasses is essential. We recommend these Oakley Radar Path Iridium sunglasses for this reason.

8. Soffe Men’s Running Short
These 100% nylon tricot lightweight shorts are great for running, which are cut to 2.25 inches inseam for the serious runner. They give your legs the freedom to move and provide the minimalist feeling of running.

9. New Balance Women’s Go 2 Tights
These Go 2 Tights from New Balance provide a new and modernized fit ensuring your legs stay warm during the colder months. Complete with internal pockets and made from breathable and reflective material, these tights are ideal for any female runner.

10. Seiko DM50S Digital Metronome
One of our favourite must have gadgets for runners is the Seiko DM50S digital metronome, which is one of the best running metronomes available on the market.

Seiko DM50S Clip Digital Metronome

Seiko DM50S Digital Metronome

This digital running metronome can help runners track and improve their running technique while minimizing the risk of injury. For more information, you can read our review here.

What do you think is the ideal gift for a runner? Share your suggestions below in the comments.