Buying gifts for runners can be notoriously diﬃcult, especially when you’re shopping for a runner who already has it all. Whether that be the latest Garmin or that massage gun that everyone has been getting adverts on Instagram for.
If you’re already nodding along then don’t worry, I am here to help. I have compiled a list of gifts that is guaranteed to please the runner in your life. I’ve been sure to include everything from bone conducting headphones, some of my favourite running books, the must-have accessories for both warm and cold weather running and even treadmills for those who favour indoor training.
Anyway’s, it’s safe to say that there is a gift for every budget.
Freetrain Vest – £30
Freetrain have cleverly combined everything that a runner needs and thrown it into the comfiest running vest I have ever used. A torso-hugging vest that neatly holds your phone, adjustment straps for ultimate comfort and zip pockets for keys and a gel. This one certainly has to be tested to be fully appreciated.
Garmin Forerunner 45 – £129.99
Before leaving the house for a run, I’m sure you mentally (or like me, out loud) go through a checklist to make sure you’ve everything you could possibly need, if so then you need to be adding Garmin Forerunner 45 to your list. A GPS watch that brings together all of running related needs into a lightweight smartwatch that you won’t want to take oﬀ of your wrist.
NordicTrack Folding Treadmill – £1499
I could spend all day writing down the individual specs of this treadmill. However, what you do need to know is that you’ll benefit from FlexSelect cushioning (reduces the impact on the joints), self-cooling technology, interactive workouts, and a foldable design ideal for those short on space.
Eat & Run – Scott Jurek – £12.99
In Eat & Run, Scott opens up about his life as an elite athlete, taking us way back to the very beginning, looking at his childhood and everything that has happened since. Packed full of delicious vegan recipes, insights into ultra-endurance races and hints and tips every runner can apply to their own routines.
Ronhill – Nightrunner Glove – £22.99
Anyone who is into their running knows that Ronhill is a name to be trusted, and their Nightrunner gloves certainly live up to this reputation. Not only will they keep your hands nice and warm during the colder runs, but also when the sun goes down they do a fantastic job at keeping you visible to other people and traﬃc.
Aftershox Aeropex – £119.95
Aftershox most advanced bone conducting headphones to date, the Aeropex are engineered to produce premium sound with a battery life so long it won’t be dying during your most challenging of workouts. Coming in at 26g, you’re guaranteed pain-free listening as well as total freedom of movement.
Written by Tom Loughran