The Non-Runner’s Guide to Buying Christmas Gifts for Runners

Are you looking for gifts for runners, but don’t know where to start? Then let us take you by the hand and share our runtastic suggestions and ideas, so you can get your runner something extra special this Christmas!

Do they road run?

If your runner is mainly a road runner, or just starting out on their running journey, then our suggestion is that you get them kitted out right for winter!

Winter Workout Wear | There is nothing more disheartening than running when you are cold and wet and miserable… and with 15% off when you buy 2 or more items of Ronhill clothing (from hi-vis essentials to winter woollies) we have everything your runner needs to beat the elements this season.

Petzl TikkinaRunning Lights | If you worry about them going out after dark, as well as our hi-vis Ronhill clothing, we have accessories such as the Nathan Light Bender – a comfortable, rechargeable LED band that wraps around the arm to provide full visibility in a choice of cool colours.

Or Petzl’s compact Tikkina Headtorch for just £19. These are great gifts that will help your runner be seen and be safe!

Do they trail run?

Trail shoes

If your runner is a bit of a mountain goat, then new shoes could be just the ticket!

Trail Shoes | With three fantastic trail shoes on offer for just £75 from top brands Saucony, Asics and Brooks, you can treat their feet to something extra special!

Weatherproof Jackets | Team these with a high-performance waterproof or windproof jacket from the likes of Ronhill, Salomon or Gore and your runner will love you more than ever come Christmas.

Looking to take it further?

If your runner has started mentioning words like “compression”, “IT Band syndrome” or “tracking cadence”, then they are definitely getting serious about their sport… and we can help you understand them! Let’s take a look at some (legal) performance enhancers that will help your runner train harder and recover faster.

5-Static-2XUCompression | Compression clothing an be worn, before, during or after training. It’s magic fabric that increases blood flow to the limbs and promotes circulation, fighting off fatigue and aches and pains. And the best bit? This Christmas we have 20% off all 2XU compression tights. Your runner will thank you for these – trust us!

Foam Rollers | If they seem to have aches in funny places most of the time, then a foam roller could help. These sturdy pieces of equipment will deliver targeted massage, rolling away the knots as well as increasing core strength. Consider TP Therapy’s Grid Foam Roller for £35 or the Grid Mini for £20 – perfect for their travel bag.

Home-Banner-WatchesGPS Watches | If they are looking to track their running, with lots of stats and measurements, we have a full range of Garmin GPS watches, with a £50 saving on the best-selling Forerunner 235 – now only £229.

If they cycle or are a gym-goer too and need multi-sport activity tracking (as opposed to pure running) look to the TomTom Runners! Enjoy a £50 saving on the TomTom Runner 2 Cardio – now available for the bargain price of £99.

Not sure what to get?

A Run4It Gift Box | If you are just not sure what they need, but know they love their sport, then why not treat them to the ultimate shoe fitting experience!

There is a box to unwrap at Christmas containing gift vouchers, a free pair of running socks and our shoe-fitting guide. Your runner can then come instore and go through our +runlab shoe fitting process and we’ll find them their perfect pair of shoes! It’s a win-win present!

And if you really don’t know… there’s always socks!

Socks | More than just a stocking stuffer, good socks can make or break a run so give them a little something extra with our 3 for 2 on Hilly, Feetures & Balega socks. We stock every type of sock with everything from maximum padding to something barely there!

There you have it folks! Happy Shopping!

Looking for a small gift that will make a big difference? Read our Stocking Fillers for Runners – Under £15 blog next!

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