The 25 Best Running Gifts to Buy for Men of 2020

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Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire at Amazon

"Includes GPS mapping and health stats."

Nathan Zipster Belt at Amazon

"Can securely stash all of his extras."

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones at Amazon

"Compatible with just about any device."

TriggerPoint GRID 2.0 Foam Roller at Amazon

"Great for rehabbing injuries."

Nike Tailwind 12 Sunglass at dickssportinggoods.com

"Provide 100% UVA and UVB protection."

Nathan Streak Reflective Vest at Amazon

"Helps with twilight runs along the roadside."

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack at Amazon

"Allows distance runners to keep hydrated without discomfort."

Black Diamond Headlamp at Amazon

"A sturdy, comfortable way to illuminate the road."

Insulated Hydration Belt at Amazon

"Includes two 10-ounce water bottle holders and bottles."

Yaktrax at Amazon

"Gives running shoes the grip they need to get over snow and ice."

Our Top Picks

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire

The Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire is a high-quality smartwatch that gives runners all the tools they need to thrive. This watch includes GPS mapping, automatic uploads, and health stats.

Nathan Zipster Belt

The Nathan Zipster Belt provides two water-resistant, zipper pockets and two “secret” pockets to hold his keys, phone, wallet, and more securely while he runs. The soft and stretchy belt fits around most waists and can even hold large phones.

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Sport Headphones

With an Ipx4 rating, these Bose Earbuds can deal with rain and sweat to keep runners on their way. The wireless, Bluetooth headphones are compatible with just about any device and have five hours of play time. Plus, if they lose the earbuds they can find them using the Bose app.

TriggerPoint GRID 2.0 Foam Roller

Stretch and recover correctly with the TriggerPoint GRID 2.0 Foam Roller. With a hard plastic core and EVA foam exterior, this gift is great for rehabbing injuries or preventing future ones.

Nike Tailwind 12 Sunglass

Nike Tailwind 12 Sunglass

 Courtesy of Dick's

Pick these sunglasses as a gift for someone who prefers the outdoors to the treadmill. These sleek Nike glasses have 100% UVA and UVB protection with a secure fit, frame stabilizes, and high-tension hinges.

Nathan Streak Reflective Vest

Give a gift that will keep him safe. The Nathan Streak Reflective Vest is the breathable mesh, lightweight safety vest that can help for twilight runs along the roadside. With a full range of motion, this lightweight, yellow vest is visible up to 1,200 feet away with reflective patches on all sides.

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack

A comfortable CamelBak is a great gift for long-distance runners, allowing them to keep hydrated without discomfort. This 85-ounce pack has room for storing a wallet, keys, a raincoat, and even a bike helmet. This Rogue uses the Crux hydration valve to allow for more water with each sip.

Black Diamond Headlamp

The Black Diamond Headlamp is a sturdy, comfortable way to illuminate the road ahead. With multiple LED lights within the lamp, including a 200-lumen white light, this cushioned headlamp with its adjustable stretchy strap can do it all. It runs on AAA batteries, features multiple functions such as red light, and is waterproof.

Insulated Hydration Belt

Give the gift of the Nathan Insulated Hydration Belt for someone training for a marathon or ultramarathon. The elastic belt includes two 10-ounce water bottle holders and bottles as well as a big zipper pocket with a key ring clip.

Yaktrax

Don’t let seasonal snow slowdown that runner in your life. Give him YakTrax to give his running shoes the grip they need to get over snow, ice and just about anything else. Made with resilient rubber and carbide steel spikes, these Yaktrax fit over just about any sneaker.

TriggerPoint Foam Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Self-Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage Ball
Courtesy of Amazon

A perfect stocking stuffer or small gift, the TriggerPoint Foam Massage Ball lets any runner massage those tight muscles. It works well on the feet, legs, and back, improving blood flow and aiding sore muscles.

Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow

This ultra-popular cookbook from Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky tells runners how to eat better in every possible way. It’s a great gift for every running foodie or fitness fanatic.

GADIEMKENSD Quick Dry Sports Hat

The GADIEMKENSD Quick Dry Sports Hat is made with polyester and cotton for a lightweight, moisture-wicking cap that keeps runners dry and cool. Hats are a great gift to keep the sweat and sun at bay.

Tribe Armband

A perfect gift for anyone who runs at the gym or out in the wilderness, the Tribe Armband lets runners carry their phone comfortably on the bicep. It can also hold keys and headphones.

Physix Gear Compression Socks

These compression socks from Physix can be worn during or after running to reduce swelling and prevent blood clots. They're moisture-wicking and even feature fun colors on the heel.

Dr. Scholl’s Running Insoles

Many men need protection for their knees, ankles, and joints when they run. Dr. Scholl’s Running Inserts can help provide “triple-zone” protection through gel cushioning to reduce shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee pain. These odor-reducing insoles fit most sneakers.

Under Armor Running Shirt

The UnderArmor Running Shirt is a great gift because it comes in so many color options. Give him a classic black or gray for serious workouts or something fun so you can spot him in the half marathon. The short-sleeve polyester shirts are light and moisture-wicking for a comfortable, dry fit.

Prodigen Outdoor Winter Running Gloves

Prodigen Outdoor Winter Running Gloves are a perfect swap gift or stocking stuffer. They have grips on the palm and fingers and are smartphone compatible.

LED Safety Lights

Throw these compact LED lights into any gift for a runner. The two safety devices, with 3 LED lights on each, help protect pedestrians from automobile danger in rain and at night. The multi-mode LEDs can withstand rain and last for up to 96 hours on one set of batteries.

Body Glide Anti-Chafe Balm

Plenty of guys know that running can come with chafing. Body Glide can be a great gift for anyone who loves running or triathlons to help them make the trek a bit more bearable. This anti-chafe stick is allergen-free and vegan-friendly.

Under Armor Shorts

These 10-inch Under Armor shorts are a perfect choice for any guy who likes running or spends any time at the gym. They're made from polyester with a four-way stretch, moisture-wicking technology, and UPF 30 protection.

Lock Laces

Lock Laces are a great gift for kids, older runners, or anyone who is sick of re-tying your shoes to get that snug fit. These elastic laces add compression and lock into place for a secure closure.

Jogging Stroller

Jogging Stroller

 Courtesy of Walmart

For the young dad who likes to keep in shape, a jogging stroller can be a great gift. This stroller combines a safe and secure seat with the speedy body of a running stroller, using a three-wheel design with bicycle tires. He’ll be zipping along with his baby in no time.

GU Energy Gel Pack

A gift of Energy Gel packs is sure to delight a runner. These gels provide calories, potassium, caffeine, and amino acids—all of the things he'll need to replenish and keep going. There are dozens of flavors to choose from like gingerade, chocolate, and blackberry.

Men’s Joggers

Get him some comfortable joggers. The Champion Men’s Retro Fleece Jogger Pants are just the thing for running as well as lounging and recovering. The cotton/polyester pants include a classic drawstring closure, an elastic waistband, elastic cuffs, and a very soft interior.

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