The Best Gift Ideas for the Runner in Your Life

When you’ve got a big-time runner in your life, their holiday present should be something to make logging a serious amount of miles each week easier.

Here are some gifts that are equal parts useful and thoughtful to bestow upon your pavement pounding loved one this holiday season:


Kona pouch

This water resistant pouch is sleeker and more stylish than a Fanny pack (phew) and holds everything they’ll need to take with them as they set off for a run.


Sunglasses that stay put

You don’t want to spend your whole run squinting because the sun’s in your face, but regular sunglasses just don’t stay put once you start sweating. We’re proud to present your solution. Grab them these sunnies that won’t slide around.


An ear warmer that has a spot for your ponytail

You want to keep your hair out of your face when you run, but you also don’t need your ears freezing off. Now these two needs are no longer at odds with one another thanks to this ear warmer that comes with a perfectly placed spot to slide your ponytail through. Genius.


Hands-free dog leash

Now the runner in your life can take their four-legged friend along with them without having to worry about holding onto their pup’s leash throughout the entire outing. This hands-free leash is sturdy, but won’t leave them worried about getting tangled up in it.


A tank top that expresses how they really feel

Everyone needs a little motivation as they embark on a long run. Grab them this relatable tank and let them proudly display theirs.


A necklace that lets them show off

Running a marathon is a major milestone in any runner’s life. Let them keep this accomplishment close to their heart with this 26.2 necklace.



What are you going to get the runner in your life this holiday season? Share with us in the comments!



Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.