10 Gifts for Runners under $30
December 15, 2021
10 gifts for runners under $30

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for that loved one that runs? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something nice? Either way, here are 10 items any runner would love. 

1 Running gloves

Before warming up during a run it can be pretty cold during those winter runs. The body is moving, leg muscles are warming up, but the hands aren’t doing much besides catching that cold wind. So running gloves are definitely a welcome edition to a runner’s winter gear. 

2 Bib boards or Bib bits

Runners spend a lot of money on running gear and we get some great race shirts to show off our accomplishments. So it would be a shame if those awesome shirts get holes in them from pinning on bibs. Bib boards or BibBits are a great solution for this. Bib boards click together through your shirt without actually damaging your shirt and BibBits are magnets that keep the bib on the shirt. 

3 Sport gels

Single packs as Stocking stuffers or a variety pack to test different flavours, just take your pick. There are a lot of different brands out there. Personally I really enjoy the Gu gels, they come in a lot of different flavours and they are really easy to ingest. It’s something a runners who runs long runs needs, so get him something you know he’ll use. 

4 Running socks

As a kid you never wanted to get socks as a present, but times have changed. Running socks are a different matter, they can actually be an exciting gift to receive. An extra little tip here is knee high compression socks, if the person you are shopping for hasn’t used them before, they will be in for a treat. It will help with their performance and recovery, so by giving them compression socks you are making them a better runner.

5 Lifebeam Vi

This is an amazing gadget for runners. It’s a headphone set that coaches you during your run. It has an in-ear heart rate monitor and tracks your run performance. During your run you get tips on your form and pace. The coach will learn what type of runner you are and will adjust the training accordingly. The coaching plan is free for a year and the Lifebeam itself is only $18, a steal for this great quality piece of equipment. 

6 Run shirts

Some funny and cool run related clothing is always a great gift to give. So check out my Teespring store where you will find more than 100 run designs. And for readers of this blog there is a 10% discount until December 15th when you use the code ‘Best10’ at checkout.

7 Remodeez activated charcoal shoe deodorant

Are you fed up with the stinky smell of your loved one’s running shoes? Give him the subtle gift of Redmodeez activated charcoal shoe deodorant. These little bags will eat up the smells coming from sweaty shoes. The runner will love it and so will you, win win. 

8 Runner’s World Magazine

The gift that keeps coming throughout the year is a subscription to Runner’s world magazine. You can get a special gift subscription, so the person you give it to won’t be charged once the subscription runs out and neither will you. A great magazine with all the information about running, gear and races that runners love to read about. 

9 Flipbelt

I’ve mentioned this one before, but that is just cause I love the Flipbelt and it’s probably my most used item in my running arsenal. It is just practical and comfortable. Personally my preference goes to the regular zipper version and not the newer Elite. But you can’t really go wrong with the Flipbelt. 

10 The Runner Box

This box will come to your door full of nice items for runners. Gear, gadgets and snacks for runners, you can expect a big variety of fun things every runner will enjoy. 

You can get a yearly subscription or just order one box for only $29. There is a new box every two months. Get your Runner box here.

For the Big Spenders that want to show up with something extra special or if you just really want to treat yourself there are some other really great items you might want to check out. 

Air relax

A great way to recover after your run and to have your legs ready for the next run quicker by getting a relaxing air cushion massage. A more expensive investment, but it will safe you a lot of time and pain, so very much worth every penny. Get your Air relax here.


Great headphones that won’t close you off from the world when you run. These bone conducting headphones have great quality sound and best of all, don’t slip or fall out of your ear. 

Find yours here on Amazon

Fitbit Charge 4

A great small sized fitness tracker that gives you all the information of your activity night and day. With an amazing 7 day battery life you don’t have to worry about taking it off to charge constantly and it can even track your sleep activity. 

Get yours here.

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