Best Gifts for Runners

Keep the pace this holiday and get inspired with this Pro Tips guide to the year’s best running gifts.

December 17, 2022
Athlete running outside in snow

Running in circles trying to find the perfect present for the runner on your list this holiday? No need to sweat. We’ve laced up and logged the miles to curate this helpful collection of the year’s best gifts for runners. From stylish apparel to trendy tech and more, step into another great holiday with these thoughtful running gift ideas.

*Disclaimer: Inventory may fluctuate due to product availability.


Nike Hyperfuel Squeeze Water Bottle

Great as a stocking stuffer, the sleek and durable Nike 32 oz. HyperFuel 2.0 water bottle is ready to take your favorite runner’s workouts to the next level. It’s lightweight with a comfortable grip, making it easy to take anywhere. The flip-top spout allows a fast flow, while the leakproof valve makes sure nothing spills. A win-win for performance and style­–it's available in 13 different colors. When drawing up the perfect holiday list, be sure to include the Nike 32 oz. HyperFuel 2.0 water bottle.

Shop the Nike 32 oz. HyperFuel 2.0 Water Bottle

Make the ultimate play this holiday with the Gatorade 30 oz. Insulated Squeeze water bottle. As seen on the sidelines at many sporting events, this squeeze bottle’s double-wall insulation helps keep drinks colder for longer. The patented high-flow valve delivers a steady water stream and eliminates leaks, while the contour silhouette provides maximum control and grip. Plus, it pairs perfectly with Gatorade Thirst Quencher powder to help runners rehydrate, replenish and refuel. (Tip: Throw those in their stocking too!) Stay hydrated this holiday season with the Gatorade 30 oz. Insulated Squeeze water bottle.

Shop the Gatorade Insulated 30 oz.  Squeeze Water Bottle

HydroJug Mini

Looking for a trendy gift for your favorite runner this holiday season? Look no further than the HydroJug 32 oz. Mini Jug. The handle provides a strong and steady grip while athletes tackle their next workout session. The design features a wide-mouth opening for minimal spillage when drinking. Easy to fill, add ice and clean, this sleek water bottle is top-rack dishwasher safe and BPA free. Best of all, it’s shatterproof and includes a straw for easy sipping. Get your hands on the new, must-have HydroJug 32 oz. Mini Jug to make your trend lover’s holiday extra special. 

Shop the HydroJug 32 oz. Mini Jug


Theragun Mini Percussive Device


Is your runner into the latest tech? Look no further than the Theragun Mini™ percussive therapy device. This new arrival weighs in at just under 1.5 pounds, making it the perfect travel companion for race runners. The proprietary brushless and commercial-grade motor delivers plenty of power to help with muscle tension relief. Compact but powerful, it’s designed to go wherever your run takes you. Grab the Theragun Mini™ percussive therapy device this season for a gift that’s small in size but makes a big impact.

Shop the Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

Garmin Forerunner 245

Help them track their progress through every milestone with the Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS running smartwatch. This easy-to-use device can assist runners of all skill levels as they chase their PRs or switch up their workout routine. The watch is equipped with activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, track running and a variety of fitness machines, like the elliptical, stair-stepper and more. Wrist-based heart rate monitoring can help to provide insight into how their body reacts to every run. Plus, safety is key as its LiveTrack lets friends and family follow runners’ real-time location and view their preplanned course. Chart your best holiday yet and wrap up the Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS running smartwatch this year.

Shop the Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS Running Smartwatch


JLab Air Pop True Wireless Earbuds

Don’t get tangled up this holiday worrying over which headphones to choose. Keep your runner wire-free and on the go with the JLab GO Air POP True wireless earbuds. Special features include 15% smaller earbud size and a design that’s 40% lighter with the compact case than previous models. Plus, its EQ3 sound allows you to choose your volume with just a few taps via touch sensors while the built-in MEMS microphone in each bud ensures clear calls. Use either earbud independently or use both together. Crank up another holiday shopping success this year and gift the JLab GO Air POP True wireless earbuds. 

Shop the JLab GO Air POP True Wireless Earbuds

Nike Men's Pro Hyperwarm Hood

Stay warm and cozy this holiday sprint with the Nike Men’s Pro Hyperwarm® Hood. For those long runs in cooler temperatures, Hyperwarm® technology works to keep runners warm and dry so they can focus on the journey. Form-fitting comfort and protection below the neckline helps keep wind gusts out. This hood also easily converts into a neck gusset to provide runners with adjustable comfort when things heat up. Give the gift of warmth with the Nike Men’s Pro Hyperwarm® Hood.

Shop the Nike Men's Pro Hyperwarm Hood

Under Armour Men's Liner Gloves

The Under Armour Men's Armour® Liner Gloves 2.0 will help the runner on your list stay warm while training this season.  A smooth knit exterior offers sleek, durable performance, while a soft, brushed interior helps trap heat. Under Armour Storm technology provides a water-repellant finish and Tech Touch fingerprints enable wearers to use touchscreen devices without removing their gloves. Designed to be worn alone or as a layer, the Under Armour® Liner Gloves are the ideal combination of lightweight coverage and warmth. Catch these while they’re hot to stay warm all season long. 

Shop the Under Armour Men's Armour® Liner Gloves 2.0

Whoop Activity Tracker


Keep your holiday shopping on track with the WHOOP 4.0 Activity Tracker. As a treat to yourself or as a holiday gift, you can’t miss with this device! The WHOOP tracker is a wearable health and fitness coach that keeps track of everything from sleep patterns to exercise habits. WHOOP coaches each runner through their day with recommendations based on their unique physiology, for example, by recommending bedtimes or workout routines. Each purchase has an initial 12-month membership along with 24/7 customer support. Surprise them with support for their runs with the WHOOP 4.0 Activity Tracker. 

Shop the WHOOP 4.0 Activity Tracker




HOKA Clifton 8

Help your favorite runner feel like they’re walking–we mean running­–on clouds this season with the HOKA Clifton 8 running shoes. Its streamlined silhouette, maximum cushioning and lightweight design makes it a great option for runners looking for a plush feel. Plus, the newly extended heel helps provide a smoother, softer landing as your runner reaches for their next PR. Glide the Clifton 8 into your runner’s shoe rotation this holiday season. 

Shop the HOKA Clifton 8 Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost

Help your runner get the most out of their training with the Brooks Ghost 15 running shoes. The lightweight mesh and 3D Fit Print technology offers added structure and a secure fit. Engineered air mesh provides comfort and breathability through every step, while DNA LOFT v2 helps to deliver a smooth ride with midsole technology, too. Step into comfort and win the holidays by grabbing the Brooks Ghost 15 today.

Shop the Brooks Ghost 15 Running Shoes


Nike Pegasus

Soar through your holiday shopping with the Nike Pegasus Turbo running shoes. Featuring Flyknit technology, the Pegasus is built with a lightweight upper that has targeted areas of support, stretch and breathability. Your runner can find added comfort in the fact that the upper is made up of 75% recycled material by weight and the Sockliner consists of 100% recycled ZoomX Sockliner. Help the runner on your list find their fast with the Nike Pegasus Turbo running shoes.

Shop the Nike Pegasus Turbo Running Shoes


Nike Men's Element Half-Zip Running Long-Sleeve Shirt

Keep your runner comfortable and stylish with the Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Element 1/2-Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt. This regular-fit running top features soft and smooth fabric for unrestricted movement in every step. The collar also has minimal seams for an upgraded, cozier feel. Whether heating up or cooling down, your athlete will love the adjustable neck and sleeves as well. And as they stride toward progress, reflective elements help to provide added visibility. Add to their running ensemble and wrap up the Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Element 1/2-Zip this year.

Shop the Nike Men's Dri-FIT Element 1/2-Zip Running Long-Sleeve Shirt

Nike Men's Challenger Woven Running Pants

Help your athlete move freely this season with the Nike Men's Dri-FIT Challenger Woven Running Pants. These pants support comfortable movement thanks to an elastic waistband and adjustable drawcord. Plus, the tapered fit and woven materials provide a soft and smooth against feel. Nike® Dri-FIT® technology moves sweat away from your skin for quicker evaporation, helping runners stay dry and comfortable as they go the distance. Treat them to something comfortable this holiday with the Nike Men's Dri-FIT Challenger Woven Running Pants.

Shop the Nike Men's Dri-FIT Challenger Woven Running Pants

V R S T Men's Run Tight

Have your runner ready for the season with the VRST Men’s Run Tight. The streamlined fit and soft fabric deliver a comfortable feel against the skin, while four-way stretch helps make it easier to move during workouts. Plus, reflective details help to increase visibility in low-light conditions. Runners can carry everything they need thanks to two side pockets built into the leggings. The VRST Men’s Run Tight is gift they’ll wear again and again. 

Shop the VRST Men’s Run Tight

V R S T Accelerate Run Short

Perfect for indoor running and training, the VRST Men’s Accelerate Run Short has comfort and style written all over it. Constructed with anti-odor technology and moisture-wicking properties, these shorts offer enhanced dryness and freshness. The internal mesh liner has a built-in media pocket and buttonhole designed to securely store his phone. Grab the VRST Men’s Accelerate Run Short and find the fit that will move with him mile after mile.

Shop the VRST Men’s 5” Accelerate Run Short

Nike Women's Element Crewneck

Heat up their running game this season with the Nike Women’s Element running crewneck pullover long-sleeve shirt. Featuring a standard fit, this thoughtful gift can be the perfect cozy addition to any runner’s wardrobe. They’ll love the ease of monitoring their fitness tracker through the convenient window design built into the cuffs and sleeves. This layer is not only stylish and comfortable–the reflective detailing can also help to increase visibility on the road. The Nike Women’s Element running crewneck pullover can be a great starting point for building a great gift list.

Shop the Nike Women’s Element Crewneck

Under Armour Women's Infrared Up the Pace Funnel Long-Sleeve Shirt

Give the gift of a new fit this season with the Under Armour Women’s Infrared Up the Pace Funnel Long-Sleeve Shirt. It has a generous, cozy 1/2-zip front, making it easy for layering as your athlete hits their personal best. Plus, the dual-layer fabric with an ultra-warm, brushed interior complements its smooth, fast-drying exterior. Your runner will be sprinting toward this gift and using it right away thanks to its ColdGear® Infrared technology, which uses a soft, thermo-conductive coating to help absorb and retain body heat. Check off the Under Armour Women's Infrared Up the Pace Funnel Long-Sleeve Shirt from the wish list this season. 

Shop the Under Armour Women's Infrared Up the Pace Funnel Long-Sleeve Shirt

CALIA Quilted Run Jacket

The CALIA Women’s Quilted Run Jacket is a fresh fit that will have your athlete feeling stylish and ready to take on any terrain. The funnel-neck design provides coverage when the jacket is zipped up, while the full-center front zipper helps with a quick cooldown after working up a sweat. Its BODYBREEZE wicking technology pulls moisture away from the skin, while BODYFREE technology inhibits odor-causing bacteria. Convenient side pockets are perfect for storing essentials and BODYWARM insulation technology helps keep your runner warm and comfortable. Running meets style and comfort with this twist on a standard puffer jacket. Snag the CALIA Quilted Run Jacket as the perfect gift for the most stylish runner on your list. 

Shop the CALIA Women’s Quilted Run Jacket

D S G Women's Run Half-Zip Pullover

No need to sweat the holiday rush. Plan to treat your favorite runner to the DSG Women's Run 1/2-Zip Pullover. This fashionable running gift features wicking technology to help keep your runner dry and comfortable. Added thumbholes help ensure the sleeves stay put as they move through their training. And with multiple colors available, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for any running outfit. Help them perform at their best this holiday with the DSG Women’s Performance 1/2-Zip Pullover.

Shop the DSG Women's Run 1/2 Zip Pullover

Step up your holiday and use this helpful Pro Tips guide to find the perfect gift for the runner on your list. Keep their season full of presents and PRs with this curated collection of the year’s best. Think the runner on your list needs a new pair of running shoes this season? Learn to identify key factors like fit, arch and more with these Pro Tips on how to buy running shoes. And, explore even more great gifts in our complete collection of running gear.