Gifts For Runners
Need some gift ideas for a runner? Whether you’re looking for a Christmas stocking filler, the ultimate present, or a little extra motivation to push someone on with their passion through the winter, we’ve put together a selection of top presents to help you to choose something special for a runner.
If you know someone who is keen to take their run to the next level, then a running pack will be just the thing. It will help them carry the kit they need like hydration, and spare clothing for changing conditions, so the recipient can go further and push harder.
We offer a range of different packs all designed to minimise bounce to reduce back strain and enable freer movement.
Runners can quickly wear through running shoes, so a fresh new pair will always be a good option. With everything from road to trail shoes, we can help find the perfect pair.
Unless you’re buying a like-for-like replacement pair, then we recommend getting the recipient into one of our stores for free gait analysis, so we can help you find the best fit for their feet and their running style. Our experts usually recommend a few pairs, so it can still be a surprise for the recipient on the big day finding out which of the recommended pairs you picked.
The right running shoes are nothing without the right socks. Running socks can help boost performance by providing the support and cushioning where needed. What’s more, they help increase ventilation and wick away moisture to help keep feet dry and prevent rubbing and blisters.
Cotton socks are best avoided as they tend to hold onto moisture and trap it against your skin. Instead, opt for socks made merino wool or technical synthetic fabrics which are breathable and help wick away moisture.
Sports watches are becoming the must-have accessory for anyone serious about fitness. We stock some of the most popular smartwatch brands, so there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect watch.
The most basic models will track fitness including things like step count, heart rate and activity level, while more advanced models can track location allowing you to plan and stay on route in more challenging terrain.
When running it’s easier to keep the pace when listening to music, so why not help the runner in your life get into the zone with purpose built running headphones?
Running headphones are specially designed to stay in place and provide great-quality sound no matter how vigorous the run. And, with wireless and bone-conduction earphones and headphones from leading brands like Aftershokz and Plantronics, we’ve got you covered for both training and racing.
If you know someone who wants to keep running through winter, then a headtorch will make the perfect gift. Designed to be lightweight and comfortable, they light up the way without interfering with movement, so the wearer can maintain their pace even when it’s dark outside.
Learn more in our headtorch buying guide.
Running Hydration & Nutrition
Running can take its toll, so it’s important to re-hydrate and refuel to stay in the best condition. With our specially designed water bottles, it’s easy to choose an option that’s right for the runner in your life, from hydration packs that can be carried in a pack, to ergonomic hand-held bottles.
And, for serious endurance runners, we recommend adding tailored nutritional snacks to their stocking this Christmas. Small, yet packed full of all the nutrients needed to keep them moving, they are sure to go down a treat.
Keeping fit is easier with the right accessories to support your training. Fortunately, we stock everything necessary to keep moving. So whether you’re looking for race accessories to help get your loved ones started at their first event or aftercare accessories to aid recovery, we can help.
And, if you’re looking for further inspiration, then why not take a look at our running gear guide and dsicover the essentials every runner needs.
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