Gift Ideas for Runners and Fit Friends

It’s getting close to crunch time. You’ve got at least one runner or fitness enthusiast in your life, and you need to know what to get her, stat. Whether you want to spend $20 or $200, I’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for runners and fit friends that they’ll definitely love. 

If you’re looking for gifts for CrossFitters, head over here for ideas!

Looking for gift ideas for runners? I've rounded up a few great picks, included discount codes - and got you all hooked up for the holidays!

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Budget Gift Ideas for Runners

On a budget or constricted by dollar limits? You can still get some amazing gifts for your running or fitness friends!

A great gift idea for runners is this soft tank top from Grace and Grit.

Grace and Grit tank tops: Perfect for a run, cross-training session, or yoga class, these tank tops are not only cute but super-soft. I have the Made Strong Through Grace and Grit performance tank, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite tops for yoga. Also, the Stroller Squad kids t-shirt is so incredibly adorable for your stroller running friends’ little ones!

Reebok Running Thermowarm Touch Quarter-Zip: This soft, warm quarter-zip long-sleeve top includes thumbholes to keep her hands warm on cold winter runs. It has reflective strips for safety, too.

Reebok Running Activchill Long-Sleeve Tee: As a base layer, this long-sleeve, mock-neck tee with thumbholes can’t be beat. It wicks away sweat and provides coverage for cooler gym or running days, and reflective features mean your friend will stay safe in low light conditions.

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Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
: Sometimes you just need to relax. This acupressure mat and pillow set hits all the right spots while your friend puts on her soothing Spotify playlist and enjoys some quiet time. Click through the image and you’ll find options in multiple colors from pink to blue and yellow to black.

Massage Stick Roller: Ideal for targeted muscle relief, this roller gets into tough to reach spots and provides as much or as little pressure as your fitness-minded friend wants to apply.

Gift Ideas for Runners: $50 and up

FRE Skincare The Starter Set: I’m a big fan of the 123FRE set: a gentle face wash, daily moisturizer with SPF 30, and a replenishing serum. It’s gentle enough for winter-dry skin but cleans sweaty faces perfectly. This is a travel-size kit perfect for her gym bag. Save 15% with CHRISTINERUN.

PlateJoy membership: Meal planning can be difficult, especially if you’re also a mom. The cool thing about PlateJoy is that it lets you exclude ingredients that your picky eaters won’t touch (like mushrooms) and customize the plan to your preferences. There are clean eating and keto plans, for example. And it’s easy to sync the nutrition information to a Fitbit. A six-month membership is $69.

No Limits: Gifts over $100

No budget, no problem! If you’re hunting for something special for your running or fitness friend, check out these picks.

The Myobuddy Massager Pro: Every runner and fitness enthusiast has sore muscles. One of the best gift ideas for runners and fitness friends is this percussive massager, which has three speeds and features vibration, percussion, and heat to warm up and soothe muscles. Use the code CHRISTINE to save $100 and get free shipping!

Aftershokz Trekz Air: I’ve reviewed these bone-conduction headphones – and they are my absolute favorite! Every runner needs these. They’re lightweight, can be worn with sunglasses, provide good sound, and keep your ears free so you can hear outside noises.

Rehband Runner’s Knee ITBS Tights: If your favorite runner has been complaining about knee pain, these might be the answer. (Review to come soon!) These are lightweight but provide targeted compression to alleviate IT band syndrome.


11 thoughts on “Gift Ideas for Runners and Fit Friends

  1. This is the perfect lineup / I want all these things in my life. Cute graphics tees, self deep massaging, and my fave headphones – what could be better?! Thanks for putting all these awesome things in one place…Emailing to the bf right now 😉

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