Best Christmas gift ideas for runners: 6 things even a runner who has everything would appreciate

Looking for the best Christmas gift ideas for runners? We have a few options for you...

Best Christmas gift for a runner: the Brooks Run Merry collection
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Although we have the best Christmas gift ideas guide on T3, encompassing anything from tech to beauty gifts, we thought there might be people out there looking for the best Christmas gifts for a runner friend or family member, so we created another guide (this one) dedicated to that exact topic.

Runners are notoriously fussy people and often have everything they need already. Worse still, many of the best running shoes and the best running watches are quite expensive; not many people can afford to gift a Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2 or a Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar. Fear not, as the below gift ideas for runners aren't expensive at all and, in many cases, are also on offer at the moment.

Best Christmas gift for a runner

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More buying options and gift ideas for runners

Best running headphones (opens in new tab)

Best running headphones
Headphones are a particularly good Christmas gift for runners. Here you'll find the best headphones for running, the gym, workouts, sports, cross-fit, cycling and fell trekking.

Best Fitbit (opens in new tab)

Best Fitbit
Fitbit used to be known for its fitness trackers, but now, they offer more than just simple wearables that track steps and calories. Fitbits are always on top of everyone's Christmas wishlist, and given the wide variety of available models, you can pick one that suits you the most. For the best prices, check out the best Fitbit deals.

Best running shoes (opens in new tab)

Best running shoes
Getting your loved ones a new pair of running trainers is definitely a good idea if you can afford them. Does mum or dad prefer to run in the countryside? Check out the best trail running shoe guide for the perfect kicks for off-road people.

Best running watch (opens in new tab)

Best running watch
A step up from fitness trackers, running watches can track advanced sport metrics, heart rate and even stress levels. For multisport tracking, have a look at the best triathlon watch guide. 

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt looks after T3's Active vertical, which incorporates all things fitness, outdoors and transportation – anything that gets you moving and out of the door will go through his hands. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar (opens in new tab) and Fit&Well (opens in new tab), and more. Matt collaborated with other content creators, like Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab), and judged many awards, such as European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards in 2022. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment, as he's a keen content creator.