We all have that one friend, family member, or co-worker who logs more miles in their running shoes than they do in their car. Whether they’re just trying to shed some extra pounds from weekends of binging on beer and Netflix, or they’re training year-round for an ultra marathon, this person is only happy pounding mile after mile on the pavement or nearest mountain trail.
Instead of a tie or an advent calendar, get the runner in your life one of these gifts curated specifically for runners. They’ll thank you on their next morning run.
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo
Taking into account the feedback of elite runners to go along with thos the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo running shoe features Nike’s responsive ZoomX foam that delivers an 85% return of energy with each step, an a lightweight, aerodynamic design that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. Its a truly unique running shoe made for those who take their morning run seriously. – Shop Now
Garmin Forerunner 935
Sure, a budget-level Timex has a stop watch and a backlight, but for the avid runner, the Garmin Forerunner 935 takes workouts just as seriously as the runner wearing it thanks to a heart rate monitor, a barometer, and altimeter, a compass, and advanced dynamics such as ground contact time, stride length, etc. When you’re done, it’ll also let you in on some data — specifically if you’re under-training, over-training, and other performance monitoring features. – Shop Now
Brooks Cascadia Shorts
Brooks has been lauded for its quality and innovation for years in the footwear space — and its running shorts are the perfect way to prep for a speedy outing. The Cascadia Running Short does away with excess touches and excess fabric — the brand says the DriLayer fabric of these shorts resists snags when trail running. It’s touches like those that make the Cascadia a great purchase — and three easy-to-use pockets only add to the utility of this tech-centric pair. – Shop Now
Under Armour Horizon KTV Trail Running Shoes
For some runners, the pavement just doesn’t provide the same thrill and peace of mind that a secluded, mountainous trail does. For the avid trail runner on your shopping list, we recommend the Horizon KVT by Under Armour. A translucent ripstop upper, an internal bootie construction, and an EVA midsole all will have any elite runner shredding the trails in style. – Shop Now
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Columbia Titan Ultra Shorts
As part of Columbia’s Montrail Collection, it features unique Omni-Wick technology to prevent moisture buildup on a hard run. And if you’re seeking handy extra features — like a zip-closed security pocket and hand pockets, the Titan Ultra Short has those, too. Add in the nylon and elastane blend, and you’ve got maximum stretch. – Shop Now
Earin Wireless Earbuds
The Earins Wireless Earbuds are just that—completely cordless in-ear headphones outfitted with a pair of dedicated amps that power two highly responsive speakers to create a crisp, clear sound with minimal distortion on your morning run. And without any cords weighing them down, the Earins Wireless Earbuds weigh in at a humble 3.5 grams. – Shop Now
Under Armour Storm Run Liner Gloves
Nothing hampers a cold morning run like cold lungs and cold hands. Keeping the hands of that special person on your shopping list warm is well-played by gifting a solid pair of running gloves. This pair in particular boasts an ultra-soft knit fabric with UA Storm Technology that repels water while maintaining breathability, and touchscreen-compatible tech touch print on the thumbs and fingers for switching up playlists on your iPhone mid-stride. – Shop Now
District Vision Keiichi Standard Running Sunglasses
The proprietary polycarbonate lenses are both anti-scratch and shatterproof, so you needn’t worry about them taking a few licks on particularly hard training sessions. The lenses themselves are also oil and water-repellent, something that’s not to be overlooked in extreme conditions. –Shop Now
New Balance Winterwatch Jacket
Sleek, functional and easy to layer, it features handy details that add to its utility, from a wind and water-resistant outer layer to 360-degree reflective markings. It’s the sort of grab-and-go jacket that’s going to work well for a weekend coffee dash when on the road, and it should prove a timely option to toss in your bag, too. –Shop Now
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