The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and the holiday season is just around the corner. While some may be dreaming of cozy fireside gatherings, for the dedicated runners in your life, the season means one thing: an opportunity to embrace the cooler temperatures, and set that next personal best. Whether you're an avid runner yourself or simply have a running enthusiast on your gift list, you know that finding the perfect present to fuel their passion can be a challenging task. From the latest gear to running accessories and nutrition essentials, our gift guide is designed to help you find the perfect gift that reflects your runner's love for the sport.
Best For: Anyone who runs! Ideal for training runs on the road and shorter trail races.
The SkyFlask ranks among the most indispensable items found in the arsenal of every runner. Its minimalist and lightweight design ensures effortless portability and hassle-free sips on the go, whether you're in the midst of a tempo workout or dashing through your daily miles. Featuring a built-in hand strap and soft bite valve, there's no need to worry about wasting precious energy while refueling. The SkyFlask Speed 350ml is the perfect stocking stuffer for runners of all ages and skill sets.
Energy and Nutrition
Best For: Runners who’s activities last for longer than an hour or just need that extra kick.
Energy chews are essential to runners seeking that extra edge during their long-distance routes. Compact and easily digestible, these bites are loaded with carbohydrates which provide a quick and sustained energy boost. Unlike gels or drinks, energy chews allow for precise portion control, preventing spikes and crashes in energy levels. Runners can conveniently pop a few chews to refuel without breaking stride, making them a practical and efficient solution for maintaining stamina and conquering the toughest miles on the road or trail. Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan. We recommend the variety pack so you can try them all.
Filtration for Runs
Best For: An ideal option for adventurous trail runners.
For trail runners, a water filter is a game-changing piece of gear that offers freedom during off-road adventures. These compact devices allow runners to tap into natural water sources such as streams and rivers, eliminating the need to carry heavy water supplies. With a water filter on hand, the worries of dehydration or lugging excess weight are significantly reduced. Trail runners can stay hydrated by simply refilling their bottles from pristine sources along the route, opening up new possibilities for exploration and self-sufficiency on remote trails. It's not just a convenience; it's a safety net that ensures fresh, clean hydration even in the most rugged and remote terrains. The 42mm filter cap is compatible with the HydraPak UltraFlask and partner brand’s like Salomon, Ultimate Direction, Nathan, Naked Running and more!
Available on HydraPak.com ($35)
Best For: Runners with longer activities out on the trail that require them to carry nutrition and other necessities.
A running band is any runner's trusted ally, offering both practicality and convenience. It keeps essentials like keys, phone, energy gels, and even two HydraPak SoftFlask 250s within easy reach, eliminating the need for a larger pack. Its snug, bounce-free fit ensures runners can move freely and comfortably, focusing on their stride rather than constantly adjusting gear. With everything securely stashed around their waist, runners can stay organized and prepared. The Naked Running Band is a minimal yet indispensable addition to any runner's kit, streamlining the experience and allowing for an unhindered focus on the miles ahead. It is important to note that running bands are size specific, make sure to know your runner’s size before purchasing.
Available in Sizes 1 (28in) through 12 (39in) - ($55)
Best For: Trail runners and road runners.
Our Velocity IT 1.5L reservoir is a game-changer for runners seeking optimal hydration during longer runs on the trails or road. Eliminating the need to carry water bottles and offering a hands-free, comfortable solution, a reservoir allows runners to focus solely on their stride. Compatible with many backpacks and vests, the Velocity IT is the perfect gift to ensure adequate hydration, no matter where your run takes you.
Best For: Runners who wish to keep the sun and sweat out of their eyes mid-run.
A hat is a simple yet essential piece of gear that offers a multitude of benefits to runners, especially if made with runners in mind. It provides protection from the elements, shielding the face and eyes from the sun's harsh rays, as well as offering a barrier against rain and wind. In warmer weather, it helps regulate body temperature by wicking away sweat and keeping the head cool, enhancing visibility and overall comfort during a run. It's a versatile accessory that not only complements your running attire but also supports peak performance by allowing runners to focus on their stride and enjoy a more enjoyable, distraction-free experience.
Available in many colors and styles - ($38)