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Running Gift Guide: 8 Best Gifts for All Types of Runners

Need a gift for the runner in your life? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of 8 hand-picked recommendations for the best running gifts. These ideas are sure to help you nail that perfect birthday or holiday gift for your favorite runner or jogger. 

Whether they’re new to running, an experienced marathoner or a tough-as-nails ultra-runner, there’s something for everyone in this gift guide. Let’s dive right in and help you check this one off your shopping list.

Woman pausing on her run to take a drink from her Circuit vest.

Circuit Running Vest™ 50 oz

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Our most popular running vest is bound to become your pal’s new favorite. For when there’s no time to slow down, this running vest is equipped with a 1.5L hydration bladder in the back, plus room for two Quick Stow™ soft flasks in the front. 

It’s got all the bells and whistles while still keeping things light and comfy: cooling micro mesh back panel, reflectivity for safety, and strategically placed pockets for things like keys or phone. Adjustable to fit a variety of frames, our Circuit Vest™ is the ultimate companion for long-distance and trail runners.

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Quick Grip Chill™ Handheld 21 oz

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If wearable hydration isn’t their style, this nifty little handheld just might do the trick. Designed for the ultimate minimalist who likes to stay light on their feet, the Quick Grip is a convenient way to carry basic essentials on a run. The easy-to-grip holder perfectly fits our 21oz Podium® Chill™ insulated water bottle (included), plus a secure zip pocket for keys, phone or a protein bar. Grab and go at its best!

Man taking a snack bar out of the front pocket of his Zephyr vest.

Zephyr™ Limited Edition Vest with Fusion™ Reservoir

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For the best in hands-free hydration, look no further than the limited edition Zephyr™. Designed for ultra long-distance runners and trail adventurers, it’s got all the features of the Circuit Vest plus increased water carrying capacity. 

This running vest includes a massive Fusion 2L water reservoir (our newest hydration innovation) plus room for two more soft bottles in the front. There’s also a whistle for extra safety when they’re way out there, somewhere. Remember, this one’s limited—so get it while you can.

Head’s up! There’s a Zephyr running vest for her too. Check out the Women’s Zephyr for the lady runners in your life.

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Quick Stow™ Flask

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Our running vests are made to perfectly fit these fold-up soft flasks. So, be sure to grab a few for the pockets of their Circuit Vest or Zephyr. 

But these collapsible water bottles are also great on their own. Your buddy can take them running, camping, and hiking. Or pack them into festivals and fill them with water, or…whatever. When the last sip is gone, the Quick Stow bottle folds up small enough to fit in their pocket. Best. invention. ever.

Heads up, friend! This incredible runner’s companion is also available as a super compact 17-ouncer.

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Eddy+ Bottles with Tritan™ Renew

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We’d argue that every human being needs a reusable water bottle in their life, not just runners. And, we’re willing to bet the Eddy+ will become the go-to, go-everywhere bottle they never knew they needed. 

This classic reusable plastic water bottle is BPA-free and made with Tritan™ Renew, a 50% recycled material. The straw is leak-proof when closed, spill-proof when open, and the bottle fits most cup holders. What more could anyone ask for?

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Fusion™ 2L Reservoir with TRU® Zip Waterproof Zipper

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Compatible with all of our hydration packs… 

Keep calm and carry more with our new Fusion™ 2L Reservoir. This enhanced hydration solution lets you concentrate on the adventure at hand. Speaking of hands, our integrated handle and pinch grip construction allows for single-handed filling at sinks and refrigerators. TRU® Zip is durable and waterproof so zipping is remarkably simple. Finally, the universal hanger fits any of our hydration-compatible packs.

A dynamic, integrated hydration solution created for hardcore runners, hikers and cyclist, the Fusion™ 2L Reservoir with TRU® Zip Waterproof Zipper is ready for the long haul. Enjoy convenient compatibility thanks to a universal hanger that will fit any hydration-compatible packs. Our Quicklink™ System ensures easy on-the-go reservoir removal from the pack. Keep it clean with Hydroguard™ technology to limit bacteria in the reservoir and tube. Even better, the rigid backplate eliminates need for baffle for easier cleaning and drying. Repurpose Green Sustainability Badge: Made with safer chemicals.

Man pulling a Podium bottle out of the Podium Flow Belt.

Podium® Flow™ 4 Hydration Belt

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Light enough for short runs, yet roomy enough for longer adventures. Slightly bigger than the Ultra, this hydration belt lets runners carry a larger load, while still being lightweight and sleek. With multiple carry pockets for organizing all the important stuff, this belt also holds an easy-squeeze Podium® Dirt Series 21 oz bottle (included) so they can sip on the run, literally. 

Podium® Flow™ is a great gift for runners—but mountain bikers love it too.


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Thrive Recovery Branch Chain Amino Acid Supplement

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Put a little extra something in their gift bag, and in their fuel tank. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) help runners avoid post-workout symptoms like muscle cramps or soreness, and help them bounce back faster. THRIVE is formulated with the critical nutrients leucine, valine and isoleucine, plus glutamine to support the repair and building of lean muscle. All they have to do is mix one scoop of Raspberry Blast flavored powder in water after a workout. Easy peasy.

Read more about the benefits of BCAAs for post-workout and muscle recovery.