10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

Wondering what’s the perfect gift to give the runner in your life this Holiday season? Want to hear your runner girl squeal with delight after she opens her presents? Then you came to the right post! Here we go!

1. The Oiselle limited addition “Wings out” and “Fly” necklaces created by Oiselle Elite team member Melissa Gacek. All of the proceeds of these beautiful and very affordable necklaces will go to healinghaiti.org, so you’re getting a great gift while supporting a noble cause. They range in price from $38 -$69. For more information look HERE.

2. Also from Oiselle are the INDIGO MELANGE ARM WARMERS for $32. One of the few arm warmers that have thumb holes to keep your hands and arms warm on those cool crisp fall and winter runs.

3. If you run, you need hydration and Nuun tablets are an excellent option. An assortment of Nuun hydration tablets and accessories make perfect stocking stuffers. A box of four tubes of tablets is $19.99 and the Visor is $18.00.

4. A pair of Oakley Drizzle sunglasses… Why these? Because she can wear them in her car, around town, and on her runs. They’re feminine, modern and practical all in one. A little on the pricey side at $130.00, but sure to please her.

5. Score some solid holiday gift points with a gift card for a massage, like this one from Massage Envy. Many people don’t want more “stuff” in their house. Getting rid of clutter and receiving more “things” is often times overwhelming and detracts from the Holiday spirit. Getting them something like a massage, especially for a runner, is exactly what will make them relax and feel less stressed.

6. You may want to ask your runner what they take on their runs. For example: do they like to run with music, a cell phone, hydration or fuel? If they answer “yes” to any (or all) of these, one nice option for carrying these items is a Spibelt. It keeps the stuff you need comfortably close and safe without any annoying bouncing.

7. If they want to keep their hydration more accessible, here’s a great hand held option:

Simple Hydration for $19.99

8. A gift that keeps on giving all year is a membership to Pick Bar’s “Picky Club”. 18 Picky Bars (energy bars developed by world class athletes) delivered to your door every month for $37.00. Membership also includes random free stuff, new flavor sampling, and member’s only discounts.

9. Mile 22 Race bib bag.
This American company hand makes bags out of your old race bibs. What better way to recycle and preserve those race day memories than with a tote bag? Price for this bag is $95.

10. Finally, for the practical, yet sentimental heart, there’s Mile Stones- a company that makes custom race bib coasters $22.00 and really sleek Christmas tree ornaments at only $6.00.

What will you be giving the runner in your life?

What’s on your wish list?

Oh, by the way if you drink Nuun they are offering my readers a discount, from now until midnight on Sunday, December 16th, 2012… you can use the code ‘HOLIDAYHYDRATION’ to get 20% off hydration tablets and most accessories.

About Lisa

Mother of three children under 9, including a set of twins, and wife of US Navy Diver. I love to run, write, and laugh. Yes, I have a slightly raunchy and dark sense of humor..life can be so funny.. it's how I deal with it all. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. I am truly a misfit (and an OISELLE LOVER) as I want all those treats—and I dont really run :-)

  2. Love your Christmas list!!!

  3. I’ll take one of everything! Or maybe two for back up. :)

  4. Hand me the massage and the Oiselle necklaces. And since when can you get a pink spibelt?!

    Love this! Fantastic ideas.

  5. Spiblet and Simple Hydratation are very good ideas.
    Here is another one: offer a Voucher gift for a Paris Running Tour: http://parisrunningtour.blogspot.fr/p/an-original-gift.html

  6. LOVE this list. I have definitely added a few to my “wish list” :)

  7. Great selection of gifts….i love the bib bag and coasters. I keep all my bibs stuffed in a drawer…would be nice to put them to use!

  8. Great suggestions!

  9. I’ve never seen those bags before–how cool is that? I like that better than the quilts. And you know I love the Oiselle stuff–I think I am adding the necklace to my list!

  10. Already sent this list to my boyfriend and family! Fingers crossed for one of those necklaces and a Massage Envy gift certificate :)

  11. Love the list and the Oisell gear!!

    I would love compression socks and a foam roller :)

  12. Yes please!! I just bought a bunch of stuff from Oiselle…for myself. Oops! But their stuff is so cute! I love the idea of the race bib bag and the coasters. How brilliant!

  13. This is a great list! I’ve had my eye on the new Oiselle necklaces. So great and an awesome gift for runners. I have a similar list in the works and I’ll let you know when it’s up but love your ideas here. My husband needs to read this. Hee hee :)

  14. Thank you SO much for including our coasters! Honored to be a part of such an awesome list!

    • Allison, I love your creative line of running gifts! I follow you on Twitter and can tell your a genuinely kind and professional company with quality products!

  15. I love my new SimpleHudration bottle – and those Oiselle sleeves with the thumb holes are great looking! Nice list.

  16. The wings necklace is definitely going on my list! Great list, Lisa!

  17. Great suggestions! I need those Oakley’s, and those coasters…amazing!

  18. Oiselle anything sounds good to me!

  19. I wish I could get all of those items!!! :)

  20. I have never bought any Oiselle stuff as I like to try things on first and there is no store near me. Luckily necklaces don’t need tried on;)

  21. I didn’t know about Oiselle’s necklaces, love that it also goes for a great benefit. And the Mile Stones coasters and ornaments are so fun- didn’t know about those, either. Awesome round up, Lisa!

  22. LOVE the Oiselle necklaces, the race bib bag and have always wanted to try a Spibelt. But I’m not shopping for me then am I? Haha!

  23. Love the oiselle stuff. Great list!

  24. Those necklaces are beautiful! I love that they benefit a cause too! What a great gift.

  25. What fun gift ideas. I love the necklaces.

  26. I had to check out these gift ideas! Love those arm warmers and I am a huge sucker for running related Christmas ornaments!


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