These Are Our Top Holiday Gifts For the Runner in Your Life
If you have a runner in your life, chances are you've heard them rattle off the superstitions, rituals, and traditions that go with their training. What's more, you might even know the name of their favorite running playlist. But what might still elude you is exactly what on earth to get your favorite runner for the holidays.
You don't have to know the difference between a fartlek and tempo to snag a fantastic gift for a runner, because we're making it easy with our top nine picks (curated by a runner herself!) for clothing, gear, tech, and more.
Athleta Whistler Half Zip
If there's one essential piece every runner needs in their arsenal it's a winter-ready top. The Athleta Whistler Half Zip ($119) checks off all the boxes with a sleek, quick-drying exterior and a fleece interior for an added layer of warmth during the chilliest of runs.
Bondi 8 Running Shoe
While runners can be rather selective about their shoes, one option that's a crowd pleaser (especially for the casual runner) is the Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe ($165). This minimalistic shoe features a lightweight foam sole and a rear crash pad for a more balanced heel strike to forefoot transition.
Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds
The music-loving runner is guaranteed to thank you with delight upon receiving the Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds ($199). These sleek earbuds are made for pounding the pavement thanks to their active-fit design (you don't have to worry about them falling out) and sweat- and waterproof construction.
Athleta Rainier Tight
The Athleta Rainier Tight ($109) is a staple for runners for a reason. The compression tight is built for both medium and high-impact workouts. Plus, they feature a brushed interior that's practically built for those cold morning runs and a winter-ready print.
Athleta Salutation Jogger
Encourage your runner to take a day off every now and again with the Athleta Salutation Jogger ($89). This pant is the perfect cozy gift, with the super soft Powervita™ fabric. Pair this with a breakfast in bed, and your runner is set on that R&R.
COROS PACE 2 GPS Watch
For the more serious runner, consider upgrading their training with the COROS PACE 2 GPS Watch ($199). Known to be the lightest GPS watch on the market and a top athlete favorite, this tracking watch has run, bike, swim, cardio, strength, and water modes and can last up to 20 days on one charge.
Athleta Cold Weather Train Cap
The runner who braves the elements no matter what is sure to appreciate opening up the Athleta Cold Weather Train Cap ($45). This adjustable cap keeps runners warm while a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric finish protects against light mists and drizzles.
Indie Lee I-Recover Mind Body Gel
Everyone needs the reminder to slow down from time to time. The gift of Indie Lee's I-Recover Mind Body Gel ($48) might just be the helpful reminder your runner needs to cool down and cool off. This aromatic gel provides thermogenic comfort for sore and achy muscles after those long and hard training runs.