How many gift guides can I write for runners? A lot! Welcome to the best gifts for runners, 2019 edition! I’ve already covered all the stocking stuffers for runners, so be forewarned: nothing in this list of gifts for running friends is less than $25. We’re talking gifts for the runners you really love, the ones that you’re willing to drop some serious coin on. Keep in mind that I won’t put anything on this list that I don’t love (or really want under my own tree).
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Best Gifts for Runners, 2019 Edition
Camelbak Ultra Running Hydration Belt: This running belt has a zipper pocket for your phone, storage space for gels and other fuels, and a 17 oz. collapsible, lightweight flask that stows away in the belt.
Aftershokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones: The Aeropex are the latest in Aftershokz’ excellent lineup of headphones for runners. They weigh less than 1 oz. and offer 8 hours of continuous audio, making them ideal for ultrarunners (and those that forget to stick their headphones on a charger, like me). I have the Trekz Air and can’t sing their praises enough, and I have no doubt that the Aeropex are one of the best gifts for runners, 2019-style.
THC-Free Pure CBD Oil Tincture: You’ve likely seen CBD oils everywhere. CBDistillery will be sending me this tincture to try in exchange for an honest review, and I’m very excited to try it. The tincture is easily absorbed to feel relief faster, and CBD has been found to support overall health. I’ve used CBD before and discovered that it helps with some of the muscle inflammation that naturally occurs with running. $65.00 for 1 oz; save 30% with the code RUN30.
Vibrating Foam Roller: Your favorite runner probably has a regular foam roller. Kick it up a notch with this vibrating foam roller, one of the best gifts for running friends this year. It has three speeds to give just the right amount of relief. $49.49 at ProSourceFit; use the code THEBOXFIT to save 15%.
Sonic FX Heated Percussion Massage Gun: After I received this massage gun for free in exchange for an honest review, I knew it would be on the list of the best gifts for runners 2019. It has three modes, five speeds, and a handful of attachments to target all kinds of soreness, from general “I ran 12 miles” soreness to “I need to release this giant knot in my calf” soreness.
Garmin Fenix 5s Multisport GPS Smart Watch: I admit that this Garmin is on my list. Not that there’s anything wrong with the Garmin Forerunner 235 I wear; but this one has everything in a more compact, stylish design: GPS tracking, notifications, wrist-based heart rate monitor, and more.
Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slides: The Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slides aren’t the prettiest sandals out there, but they are the absolute comfiest! I received a pair to try for free in exchange for my honest review, and I can tell you right now that they’re exactly what you need after a long run. They’re soft and pillowy and just cradle your feet perfectly.
RENPHO Leg Massager: This is an item on my wishlist, because it looks amazing! It’s a set of compression booties that massage your legs and make great gifts for running friends. The leg massager features 6 modes and 4 intensities, and it’s adjustable to fit various leg sizes.
Brooks Ghost 12s: I absolutely love my Ghost 12s, and if your favorite runner wears neutral shoes, these are amazing. I had to put them on the best gifts for runners 2019 list because they’re so versatile: they’re light but cushioned and ideal for speedwork and long runs.
OOFOS OOmg Fibre Recovery Shoes: If you’re running a marathon or half marathon in cold weather, you might not want to wear sandals afterward. These Fibre recovery shoes from OOFOS are the perfect solution: lightweight, breathable, and cradle your sore feet.A YogaDownload.com Subscription: How many of your favorite runners complain of tight muscles? Get them a subscription to this amazing yoga on demand service. Save 40% on Cyber Monday with CYBERMONDAY2019.
Runners, what’s on your ultimate wish list this year?