Best Running Gifts – Running Gift Guide 2017

running gift guide

If you’re looking a unique gift for a runner in your life, or you want to give yourself a special treat, check out these fabulous running gifts.

marathon medal bib holderMarathon Medal Display Hanger with Race Bib Flip Pouches
This medal display hanger is perfect for the runner who like to save and display medals AND race bibs. The metal frame with double hanger bars can hold 40 or more race medals (based on medal ribbon thickness), with a break in the center for easy slide in and slide out of medals. The 20 PVC flip pouches preserve, protect and showcase your race bibs, photos, certificates, race information and other memorabilia. It’s an elegant way to show off all your race achievements and memories.

running socksInspirational Athletic Running Socks
Get inspired with these adorable running socks, featuring running mantras such as “You got this”, “Dig deep,””Be strong”, “Suck it up”, “Be amazing,” “Crush it,” and many more. These high quality performance socks are designed with arch support and cushioning to pad the contours of your feet. The moisture-wicking fabric will keep your feet dry and comfortable on long runs or all day fun.

garmin forerunner

Garmin Forerunner
Any runner who is into gadgets or tracking their running stats will love one of these Garmin Forerunner wristwatch GPS systems. They track all kinds of information, such as distance, calories burned, and lots of statistical data that can all be downloaded onto your computer.  Another feature that runners like is that it pauses and resumes based on speed, so you don’t have to keep pressing the stop and start buttons. You can also sync it up with Strava and other running apps. The latest models feature a wrist-based heart rate monitor and also allow you to get text, call, and email notifications from your smartphone.

run fast eat slow cookbook

Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes
By Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

With world-class marathon runner Shalane Flanagan‘s recent win in the New York City Marathon, her popular cookbook is sure to be on many runners’ wishlists this year. In Run Fast, Eat Slow, Shalane, along with whole foods chef Elyse, provide amazing recipes for fueling your body. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to excel in running or just live a healthy and active lifestyle.

run now wine later shirtRun Now Wine Later Ladies’ T-Shirt
Do you like to recover from a long run with a glass of wine? You may like this “Run Now Wine Later” tee in white lettering and hot pink details.  The lightweight, cotton blend shirt features a slim, woman’s cut, and cap sleeves. Available in hot pink, indigo, charcoal, teal, and indigo. The same design is also available on a tech tee, if you don’t want to run in a cotton T-shirt.

Run Now Beer Later Men’s T-Shirt
If you prefer beer, this men’s comfortable performance tee may be for you. It wicks moisture away and keeps the body dry while anti-microbial treatment prevents odors from perspiration. Available in green, orange, or white.

Oofos Recovery Sandals
These super comfy sandals are the perfect way for runners to pamper and relieve aching feet after running. They’re available in both flip-flop and slide styles.


The Original FlipBelt
The FlipBelt is a favorite among runners and walkers, from 5k racers to marathoners. The belt’s four pocket system lets you easily tuck in your phone, keys, gel packs, cash, credit cards or whatever else you may need for your runs. You then flip the FlipBelt inside out and everything gets locked in place. Because there are no clasps or buttons, you simply pull it on like a pair of pants and wear it on your waist/hips wherever it feels most comfortable. Made of machine-washable high tech Spandex-Lycra blend material, the FlipBelt doesn’t move, jiggle, bounce or chafe and you could easily forget it’s even there. It comes in a variety of sizes and fun and fashionable colors.

running journalRunning Journal
This runner’s journal is a running log, a motivational tool and a way to track your goals and  achievements, all in one. Designed by runners for runners – it has all the essential elements a running journal/log should have. Each day as you log your run/workout you will find a motivational quote to inspire you.  The journal features over 100 motivational quotes to inspire and motivate. Each “My Run” daily log captures all the critical information to journal each unique training run.  In addition to the daily running log, it also features a “My Goals” page, a “Weekly & Monthly Mileage Summary”, a “My Races” log and a “PR and Bucket List” page, to keep you motivated to keep on running.

reflective vest

Reflective Running Vest from Freemove

This reflective vest is the perfect way to let your favorite runner know how much you care and want them to stay safe! Whether they train in the dark or low-light conditions, it will make them instantly visible to oncoming traffic. Made of high-quality, mesh fabric, the vest is extremely lightweight, comfortable and breathable. It also features a front zippered pocket to stash your phone, money, or other necessities. The vest also comes with two high-reflective, Velcro, adjustable arm/ankle/wrist bands for additional safety.

26.2 Marathon Runners Key Fob
Celebrate your marathon accomplishment with this 26.2 Marathon Runners Key Fob. It’s a perfect inexpensive gift or stocking stuffer for a runner in your life. Made out of lightweight and durable nylon, it’s accented with a leather embellishment and brass hardware. Available in royal blue/light blue, blue/orange, and pink/teal. For the half marathoners, a 13.1 version is also available.

turkey socksKnee High Half Cushioned Athletic Running Socks
Not only are these knee socks cute and trendy, they’re also really comfortable to run in!  They’re also supportive and moisture-wicking, and come in 24 different patterns, colors and slogans – perfect if you want to add a fun touch to your race outfits.

Runner’s World Subscription
I always look forward to getting my copy of Runner’s World in the mail every month. Whether the runner on your gift list is a beginner or experienced runner, he or she will love the information and motivation inside this magazine.

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