Complete Gift Guide for the New Runner

It’s that time of year, when we are all looking for gift ideas for those special people in our lives.  Someone recently asked me for ideas for new runners.  This person’s husband is running his first half marathon in the spring and will need gear for training.  I’ve rounded up a bunch of ideas below (note: this post contains affiliate links).

Looking for holiday gift ideas for the new runner on your list? Jess from Jess Runs ATL has a list and guide with a lot of ideas, many under $25!

reflective-vest-for-runningSafety First: If your runner trains in twilight hours or in the dark, these things should be at the top of your list.  This is one of those things that a lot of runners know they should do, but don’t actually pull the trigger on themselves.


sunglasses-for-runningRunning Gear: if your runner is logging some serious miles training for something this winter, consider helping them invest in some gear.

  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Ear warmer
  • Sunglasses
  • Flipbelt
  • GPS Watch
  • Running Shoes – only buy your runner shoes if they have been fitted at a running store and you know the brand, model, and size that they wear.  Running shoes are a very personal and indivualized item, however, they are expensive so your runner would definitely appreciate a new pair! If you don’t know this, skip it, or get your runner a gift certificate to their local running store.

water-bottle-handheld-for-runningFueling & Recovery Essentials – if your runner is doing any runs over an hour long, they will need mid-run fuel and some help recovering.  If they’ve already been running long, it’s best to ask them what they prefer to be sure they will use what you gift.  If they are newer to running, I’ve linked to some ideas below.

running-strong-jordan-metzlBooks, Subscription Services, and Gift Certificates – you can’t go wrong with any of the below for your new runner!

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