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The 50 Best Gifts Runners Will Actually Want And Use in 2022

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Describe a runner in three words? Disciplined, dedicated, diligent. Runners are truly a breed of their own and whether it’s below-freezing temperatures, oppressive heat, or the busiest time of year, there are few things that can keep a runner from getting in their mileage.

But if you know a runner, you love a runner, and it only makes sense you should give them something to benefit their passion during the holidays (or after a big race, birthday, or even just because!). Don’t panic, if you don’t know much about running yourself, we’ve got you covered with this curated list that won’t leave you racing (pun intended) to the finish line to wrap your holiday shopping list.

There are so many gifts that runners might love but Alyssa Lombardi, a certified running coach, has one main shopping tip: usefulness. “If you’re buying a gift for a runner, think about what they may use or need.” She suggests clothes, shoes, gadgets, recovery or cross training equipment, and food or recovery supplements. Whether the runner in your life is a marathoner, jogger, speed-walking enthusiast, or treadmill purist, they’ll be extra thankful for these thoughtful and functional running gifts.

Not to mention, these gifts may even help them prevent injury, stay happy and healthy, and cut a few seconds off their PR time! Read on to see 50 of the best holiday gifts runners will *actually* use and love in 2022.

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1
Best cushioned running shoe
Nike
Nike ZoomX Running Shoe
2
For fashionable runners
Daily Drills
Daily Drills Bounce Shorts
3
For hot runs
Handheld Water Bottle
4
For sore runners
Elixicure
Elixicure Lavender Natural Pain Relief
5
For moms who run
Graco
Graco Jogging Stroller
6
For Athleisure Lovers
Outdoor Voices Half-Zip Hoodie
7
Best dry shampoo
OUAI
OUAI Super Dry Shampoo
8
For pre- or post-run fuel
Live Conscious
Organic Cacao Protein Powder
9
For post-run relaxation
HLS
Aroma Diffuser and Essential Oils Set
10
For post-run celebrations
FitVine Prosecco
11
UGG
UGG Slipper
12
For the pet lover
SparklyPets
Hands-Free Dog Leash
Now 37% off
13
Best cozy sweatshirt
Lonely Ghost
Go For a Walk Crewneck
14
Best SPF protection
Supergoop!
Supergoop! Everyday Superstars SPF Discovery Kit
15
Best for cold-weather runners
TSLA
Thermal Leggings
16
For workout wear enthusiasts
MIRITY
Racerback Sports Bras
17
Best sunglasses
Goodr
goodr Polarized Sunglasses
18
For the winning runner
Miayork
Sports Medal Holder
19
For the morning runner
Women's Health
The Morning Person Sweatshirt - Women's Health Shop
20
Best fitness tracker
Fitbit
Fitbit Tracker
21
For winter hair protection
Smartwool
Merino Reversible Beanie
22
For Apple Watch lovers
Apple
New Apple Watch Series 7
Now 20% off
23
Best running shoe
Hoka Women's Bondi X
24
For sock lovers
BOMBAS
Bombas Ankle Socks
25
For Night Runs
Runtasty
Running Mini Backpack Vest
26
For Safe Running
BSEEN
LED Armbands
27
For Runners Who Need The Essentials
E Tronic Edge
No-Bounce Waist Bag
Now 18% off
28
For Runners Who Get Cold Heads
TrailHeads
Fleece Ponytail Hat
29
Best For The Runner Who Cross-Trains
POWERHANDZ PowerPack 3-Piece Fitness Bundle
30
SIMARI Winter Touch Screen Gloves
Now 20% off
31
For The Bookworm
Mirna Valerio
A Beautiful Work In Progress
Now 43% off
32
For The Accessory Lover
Tread Bands
Non-Slip Headband
33
For The Proactive Runner
Kara Goucher
Strong
34
For Traveling Runners
Dagne Dover
Dakota Backpack
35
Best Fleece
Vuori
Alpine Sherpa Jacket
Courtesy
36
For The Healthy Lifestyle Enthusiast
Shalane Flanagan
Run Fast. Eat Slow.
Amazon
Now 27% off
37
Best For Foam Rolling
Trigger Point Performance
Foam Roller
38
For Marathoners
Meb Keflezighi
26 Marathons
39
For Intense Cardio Lovers
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor
40
For the yogi
Alo Yoga
Yoga and Pilates Mat
41
For Instant Energy
Nuun
Electrolyte Tablets
42
Best Running Pick-Me-Up
GU Energy Labs
Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel
43
For Bandana Lovers
Women's Health
WH Bandana
44
Best for keeping hair out of the way
SLIP
Slip Silk Skinny Scrunchies
45
For Chic Runners
Brooks
Carbonite Jacket
46
For High-Waisted Pants Fans
Halara
2-in-1 Shorts
47
For oat milk lovers
Oat Milk Thai Coffee Latte
48
For Tote Lovers
Women's Health
Sweat Changes Everything Tote
49
Best Investment
TheraGun
Theragun Mini
50
For The High-Tech Fashionista
The North Face
Women’s Flight Jacket
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