Shipping deadlines are fast approaching, and if you’re starting to holiday shop for loved ones who love to jog, these thoughtful gifts for runners will make the task so much simpler. After all, the right running gear—like a durable pair of running shoes and a high-quality sports bra—can make a good run even better.

Every runner has their own particular needs and gear preferences, so we asked runners from across the country what running gifts they’ve received in the past and loved, or what they would like to receive this year. From warm-up to the post-run cool-down, below, you’ll find a wide range of options for the best gifts for runners. We included running leggings, sports bras, hydration packs, sunglasses, running socks, massage guns, fitness trackers, and snacks from Amazon, Lululemon, Therabody, Triggerpoint, Under Armour, Hyperice, Garmin, Nathan’s, Nike, and more.

Find the perfect gift to please your favorite runner friend for their birthday or the holidays and help them get their heart rate up, whether they’re aiming to complete a 5K or just hit some new PRs.

For more present picks, check out all of the best gift ideas of 2022.

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  • Amazon

    Hyperice Hypervolt Go

    This massage gun is a total game changer. It ends up saving you money since it can replace a massage. It’s also quiet and easy to use. —Sarah Rabourn, runner in Houston

  • Hoka

    Hoka Bondi X

    I love this shoe because it doesn’t lose the essence of the original Hoka Bondi, which has been my go-to trainer. The Bondi X provides the same amount of cushion but with some extra speed thanks to the carbon plate they added. It’s a great shoe for long runs and races. —Jocelyn Rivas, runner in Los Angeles

    Available in sizes 5 to 11.