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50 Gifts on Amazon That Runners Will Love

From headphones and watches to running shoes and socks, the giant e-tailer has tons of products for runners.

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Between your own needs for winter training and the holidays coming up, you shouldn’t put holiday shopping off. Whether you’re looking for a gift for another runner or to reward yourself, we’ve curated a list of great running products that you can purchase on Amazon—no need to get up from your comfy couch.

Looking for something more specific? Check out our other gift guides for runners.

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Instant Pot DUO60 6-Quart 7-in-1

Multitask by letting a nice meal cook in an Instant Pot while you log your miles. This one is a combo steamer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer—a worthwhile investment with many uses. If you time your recipe right, it’ll be ready when you return.

Enso Ultralite Rings

These silicone wedding rings are designed to endure the moments you’d usually take off your traditional metal band, like lifting weights, swimming, cooking, and traveling.

Balega Silver Antimicrobial Running Socks

Get Expert Advice socks on the market right now, for good reason. In our testing, we found the Silver quashed odor and had ample cushioning underfoot, while the ventilated top kept it comfortable on 90-degree days.

Brooks Ghost 13 Shoes

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Throughout its many iterations, the Brooks Ghost has racked up plenty of our Editors’ Choice awards. So rest assured that the 13th generation provides plenty of versatility for most runners’ needs.

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 True Wireless Earbuds

Unlike your old headphones, these Plantronics earbuds are completely wireless and sync with your smartphone for easy adjustment of volume. Most important for us though: The loops keep them in place.

Gone For a Run Running Journal

This journal from Gone For a Run offers organized templates for keeping detailed mileage and stat records. Your friend might even flip through to look back fondly on their old training log when they PR on their next race.

CamelBak Nano Hydration Vest
$74.99 (25% off)

This CamelBak hydration vest is light and minimalist, yet has plenty of compartments and pockets to hold enough fuel and water when you want to go long.

Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch

The Forerunner 35 is a simple fitness tracker with built-in GPS, vibration alerts to help you with pacing, and smart connectivity for things like notifications and music control.

TrailHeads Running Gloves

For winter training, you’ll want a good pair of gloves that still allow you to text your running buddy or switch to a different song. These TrailHeads fit that bill. With silicone palm grips and a terry cloth brow wipe on the back, they’ll keep hands warm but dry during winter runs, even when the temperature is in the single digits.

Cuisinart Perfectemp Coffee Maker
$94.99 (49% off)

Our pick for the best coffee maker around, this Cuisinart is programmable up to 24 hours ahead of time, comes with a built-in cleaning feature, and includes a brew-strength controller that allows you to choose regular or bold.


No need to carry a fanny pack with you on a run. The FlipBelt is slim and simple, with enough pockets to store the essentials without bouncing around.

”Running Is My Therapy” Book

Running puts everyone in a better mood. But for some of us, our miles are key to managing depression and anxiety. Runner’s World contributing editor Scott Douglas explores the idea behind the growing body of scientific research that shows how running can make us happier.

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Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds
$149.99 (17% off)

We not only love the Elite Active 75t’s impressive sound, but their compact fit, 7.5 hours of battery life (28 counting the battery in the case), sweat and dust resistance, and ambient mode.

Chill Water Bottle Strap

Compatible with bottles from Hydro Flask, Nalgene, and Takeya, among others, this strap adds a bit of personal style to your giftee’s gear.

TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller

We all need recovery tools. TriggerPoint offers some of the best muscle recovery around with its durable Grid that’s not too hard and not too soft.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
$9.95 (23% off)

Pick up these resistance bands for cross-training days when it’s too cold or snowy to head outside for a run.

Fitbit Versa 2 Watch

The Versa 2 is a sleek smartwatch that tracks steps and sleep and has a battery that lasts up to five days. As a bonus, it comes with Amazon’s Alexa built in.

Pastabilities On the Run Pasta Two-Pack

There are many ways to carbo-load before a race. Few are as fun as this pasta shaped like runners and running shoes.

Gaiam Performance TPE Yoga Mat
$28.79 (36% off)

Yoga is a good way of getting in some stretching and building up areas of the body you wouldn’t otherwise with running. This Gaiam extra-thick yoga mat comes with different designs on either side and is made from a biodegradable, recyclable TPE.

Swiftwick Vision Six Impression Socks

Great performance socks can be relatively expensive—which is why they make great gifts. We recommend this excellent, breathable pair from Swiftwick, which comes in several designs to show off your love of national parks.

Tough Headwear Skull Cap Liner
$9.95 (41% off)

Nothing much besides simple excellence here. This cap is a lightweight polyester-spandex layer that’ll keep your head and ears warm while wicking away sweat during winter runs.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Watch

This do-it-all smartwatch looks sleek and has great battery life, making it one of the best GPS watches for runners per our testing.

“Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” Book
$15.97 (36% off)

Shalane Flanagan may be retired, but she and co-author Elyse Kopecky know how to put together an elite cookbook. Within it, you’ll find a variety of tasty recipes to fuel your next run. 

Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mid Crew Socks

Keep those toes toasty on winter runs with Smartwool’s densely knit, merino wool crew socks.

GU Energy Gels

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Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp

One of our favorite headlamps, the Spot will help you fit in a run outside even after the sun has set (or before it’s come up).

Fittin Padded Sports Bra
$11.89 (60% off)

This cheap sports bra is proof that there is comfortable and supportive workout apparel out there that won’t the bank. We were skeptical at first, but it won us over in testing.

Leonisa ActiveLife Power Move Leggings

Many runners could likely use a wardrobe refresh this season, especially a new pair of leggings to workout (and lounge) in. These mid-rise leggings have moderate compression and a double-layered waistband that won’t slip.

Nathan SpeedShot Plus Insulated Handheld Flask

It’s important to stay hydrated on long runs, even in the winter. This insulated hand-held water bottle will help, while the little zippered pocket keeps essentials secure.

Whole Human LED Safety Lights

Clip these versatile LED lights to shoelaces, a pocket, or anywhere else they’ll keep you visible and safe.

Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm

Chafing Health & Injuries.

Roku Streaming Stick+

We all deserve some time to kick back and relax after a long run. The Roku lets do so while watching your favorite show. Plug it into a compatible TV for quick access to streaming services and channels.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
$19.82 (50% off)

Keep a post-run cup of joe or cocoa steaming hot with Stanley’s vacuum-insulated thermos. And don’t worry about bringing a separate cup; the lid doubles as one.

Gone For a Run Socks

Gone For a Run has tons of fun designs for items like socks, shirts, and skirts. If you’re looking to stand out at your next race, chances are it makes something to spice up your outfit.

Apple Watch SE

The new Apple Watch is a stylish fitness tracker that can still deliver all of the activity metrics and data you need for your training, like GPS, workout tracking, and heart rate monitoring.

Bare Home Weighted Blanket
$49.99 (14% off)

Get a deeper sleep with the comfort of a weighted blanket. At 17 pounds, this one hits the sweet spot of not too heavy but not too light. 

Goodr OG Sunglasses

Like we were when we tested them, the recipient of these sunglasses will be surprised by how long a $25 pair will last. Plus, they won’t even slip or bounce on runs.

Hyperice Hypervolt GO Percussion Massager

One of our favorite percussion recovery tools, the Hypervolt is a quiet and smooth massage gun to help your muscles recover faster.

Salomon Pulse Belt

One of our favorite running belts, the Salomon Pulse has a minimalist, breathable design that still allows you to carry all your stuff in its two zippered and two stretch pockets.

Yes, Amazon carries our favorite energy gels. If you need help choosing a flavor

We could all use a little motivation several miles in. The dose of inspiration from this bracelet can go a long way to help marathoners and other runners keep up the pace through the end of a race or run.

Under Armour Undeniable Duffel 3.0

The Undeniable may look compact, but its interior is big enough for your running shoes, apparel, and even a small foam roller.

Runner's World 2021 Calendar
$8.00 (44% off)

Our calendar is full of inspirational quotes, breathtaking photos, training tips, and a race-pace guide to help you run better 365 days a year. Plus, you can get it now for 25 percent off.

CamelBak Nano Hydration Vest

Cook up some french fries or veggies without all of the oil and grease thanks to this cute air fryer.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

One of the top wireless earbuds you can get, the Powerbeats Pro offers nine hours of battery life, more than enough to get you through that long run or marathon.

The Runner's World Vegetarian Cookbook
$18.99 (30% off)

If there’s a vegetarian runner in your life, give them this cookbook. They’ll get recipes to fuel their runs, and you may get a nice meal as a thank you.

Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheet Set

Few things are as good for recovery as getting a good night’s sleep. And don’t underestimate how much a quality pair of sheets—like this sustainable set made from cool and comfy eucalyptus lyocell—can help in that.

Under Armour Adult Sports Mask

Masks may not be the most exciting gifts, but runners will appreciate finding one in their stocking that’s breathable and made for workouts, like this option from Under Armour.

Adidas Ultraboost 20 Shoes
$113.53 (37% off)

The Ultraboost 20 is a fan favorite for runners due to its supreme cushioning and snug upper.

Gone For a Run Race Bib and Medal Display

Give them a handy way to celebrate all of their accomplishments (and keep their memorabilia organized).

Runner’s World Subscription

Now, we’re a bit biased here, of course. But a subscription to—or a year’s renewal of—a magazine packed with advice, inspiration stories, and gear recommendations can help maintain the stoke for running.

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