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Gift Ideas for Runners | Tuesdays on the Run

Not to put any pressure on you, but there’s only … yikes … 40 days until December 25th! <<cue the panic.>> But no worries, if you have a running-obsessed loved one, the four of us Joyful Miles bloggers have put a together a list of items we’d love to have underneath our Christmas tree.

In fact, you’re going to have a plethora of bloggers offering gift tips since Runner’s Gift List is the topic for today’s Tuesdays on the Run blog link up that’s hosted by Marcia’s Healthy Slice, My No-Guilt Life, and MCM Mama Runs!

Great Gift Ideas for Runners | Tuesdays on the Run

Runner's Gift ListMotivational Jewelry

Nothing says love like jewelry! Well, no, I can think of a lot of other non-materialistic things that say love, but jewelry always makes a lovely present! Especially one that will motivate your loved one to live a healthy, happy, butt-kicking 2017 every time they look at it. Some of our favorites are:

Motivational wraps from Momentum Jewelry with either stock sayings or ones you can customize. They also have really cute necklaces that you can customize with individual sayings!

Holiday Presents for Runners

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Medal Racks

If you’re loved one has their medals stored in a forgotten shoebox, abandoned on a dusty shelf closet … tsk, tsk, for shame, for shame! Those babies need to breathe, to sparkle in the light, and get the attention they deserve. After all, it took a lot of sweat and tears to get them! So a medal rack makes an excellent present, because medal abandonment is a serious, serious issue. Our favorite?

Allied Medal Hangers and their sleek, beautiful medal racks that come in many stock styles or can me customizable.

every-mile-is-magic-detailed-castles-edition-1s8fvxBib Holders

I never heard about BibFOLIOS from Gone For A Run until I read a recent post on Lindsay Loves Running. Oh my goodness, FINALLY, a way to organize all those wrinkled race bibs that I have been storing in a shoebox, (tsk, tsk, for shame, for shame,) with grand hopes that I’ll have time to scrapbook them one day! (I won’t.) They also sell holders that you can hang on your wall … besides that new medal rack, perhaps?


Gone for a Run also has a smorgasbord of necklaces, bracelets, medal racks, car magnets, recovery sandals, etc., to pick from! Oh, and they also have…

ID Bracelet or other Safety Measures

… identification bracelets and other safety supplies, such as reflective visors and wrist bands, LED lights, etc.

gifts-for-runnersRoad ID also makes fantastic products to keep your runner safe!


A Gym Bag

You can’t go wrong with a nice, classic gym bag that your loved one can use for trips to the gym or to store necessary supplies for trail runs. I love my pink Under Armour Storm Undeniable Duffel that has plenty of room in the side and front pocket, plus a place to put my shoes:

Holiday Gifts for Runners

A Supply of Fuel

Runners can go through a ton of fuel, especially the long distance ones. And that stuff isn’t exactly cheap. Needed, but pricey. I’m sure your loved one will appreciate a supply of their favorite fuel that they can use guilt-free throughout the year!


Running Journal

Something to help your favorite runner prepare for another year of training is a fantastic present, especially if they, (like me,) happen to be journal addicts! My current favorite is the Believe Training Journal by Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas.


Race Belt

Mine look pretty grungy after a year’s worth of running, so a brand-new, sweat-free running belt is always appreciated! Here’s a recap of my favorites, including iFitness and the Flip Belt.

Running Belts Review: My Favorites

Recovery Flip Flops

Ahhh, a comfy pair of brand-new flip flops are always welcome in a runner’s holiday stocking! Here’s a collection of our favorites, including Oofos and Teva Mush Mandalyn.

Best Flip Flops for Running Recovery because nothing beats a pair of comfy flip flops after a long, hard run!

Gift Cards

Yeah, I know, gift cards aren’t very personal. But to me, they certainly are if they’re to my favorite running store or online shopping site, such as Sparkle Athletic, Sparkle Skirts, Athletica, or Lululemon!

Etsy Gifts for Runners

One quick search on Etsy for “running gifts” will bring up a bouffe of great present ideas, ranging from custom-made tee-shirts, charms, jewelry, and medal racks to water bottles, wine glasses, beer mugs, and mugs that are perfect for an after run beverage! I’m loving this cutie!

Great Gifts for Runners


Running Watch

Now we’re getting into the pricey stuff. Like perhaps your love one is due for an upgrade in the running watch department. I know I am, so I’ve been eyeballing the Garmin 235 that’s in the prettiest shade of blue! Just make sure you save the receipt in case the model you get doesn’t exactly suit their needs.




QOTD: What’s on your running wish list this year?

Have a joyful day and happy holidays!

Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, wife to an amazing guy for 26 years, mom of two wonderful boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that plus she can quote most lines from Talladega Nights. Shake and bake!

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  1. You have some great ideas up there! Any runner would love to get them. I really like the Momentum Jewelry myself!

    1. Me, too! I’m thinking of getting one for myself with writing motivation. 😉 Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. All great ideas! I need another medal rack (or 2). Love the idea of recovery flip flops!

    1. The three bar extender is on my wish list as well since I’m running out of room! 🙂

  3. So here I am looking for gift ideas for the runners in my life, and decided to take a look at your post (I know, I’m behind on my blog post reading). Thank you for the shout out! I do love my BibFOLIOS 🙂 Great post (as always) and thanks for giving me some good ideas! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. You’re welcome and thank you for the great BibFOLIOS tip! I might have just bought myself the Garmin 235, (trying to stay positive about running again,) which I feel guilty about but not really. 😉 Hope you have a great Thanksgiving and happy shopping! 🙂

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