Best gifts for runners: Trainers, accessories and activewear presents that are great for those who love jogging

From accessories to technology, these are the best gifts for runners...

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Whatever your budget there’s a present for the jogging-obsessed person in your life and we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for runners.

From sportswear such as trainers and headbands to accessories like bottles and headbands, you won’t be short of present inspiration with our comprehensive round-up.

There are also other gifts such as books and personalised running-themed items to tech like headphones. We’ve done all the hard work for you by collating some of the best gifts available on the high street, from reputable retailers like Nike, John Lewis, Sweaty Betty and Lululemon - so you can be rest-assured the products are of the highest quality.

Here are some of the best gifts for runners...

running mug

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Runderful Running Dictionary Mug Runners Gift - Run Runner

RRP: £9.50
Size: 10oz size

This lighthearted gift is great for the runner in your life who already has all the gear. 

running armband

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Mpow Running Armband for iPhone 11 Pro 11 XR XS X 8 7 6 6s Samsung Galaxy S20 S9 Up to 6.1'

Price: £6.49
Size: 162×82mm

Great for those on a budget, this  iPhone holder comes in at less than £7 and is compatible will all kinds of phones, including iPhone 11 Pro, Max XS, Max 8, Plus 7, Plus 11, XS, XR, X Samsung S9, Plus Note 9 Up to 6.5.

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Technical Run Socks

Price: £15
Materials: 63% Polyester, 24% Polyamide, 11% Cotton, 2% Elastane

Designed for long runs, these socks are sweat wicking but are also made with breathable organic cotton - to keep a runner cool and comfortable.

running cap

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Swiftie Running Cap

Price: £24
Materials: 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane

A cap is a great practical piece of kit to have to protect your face against the elements as you train, so this lightweight classic black style is a good option.

Sweaty Betty running jacket

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Sweaty Betty Fast Track Running Jacket

Price: £100
Materials: 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane

During the colder months a lightweight jacket is essential for staying warm whilst out on a run. This lightweight and breathable one from Sweaty Betty will keep a jogger comfortable.

Neal's yard bath set

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Neal's Yard Remedies Unwind Foaming Bath Collection Bodycare Gift Set

Price: £24
Size: 3 x 100ml bottles

Running can be tough on the body, so this bath gift set is great for relaxing muscles and for unwinding.

water bottle

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Invero 2x Set of Sports Drinks Water Bottle 500ml with Pull-Out Spout and Active On The Go Easy Grip

Price: £12.99
Size: 22cm x 12cm x 40cm

This handy water bottle is great for being on-the-go with the practical hand cut-out section - which makes it easier to run with.

running top

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Model Matches for M&S Half Zip Run Top

Price: £19.50
Materials: 91% polyester, 9% elastane

A long-sleeve running top is essential for winter jogs and this breathable, moisture-wicking garment is just the ticket.

running gloves

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Nike Women's Lightweight Tech Running Gloves

Price: £15.99
Size: H25.5, W7.5, D2cm

Keep fingers toasty during the colder months with these brilliant sports gloves, made with a DRI-FIT lightweight fleece fabric.

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Rapid Merino Running Beanie

Price: £35
Material: 100% Merino Wool

Made of 100% merino wool, this temperature regulating beanie is brilliant for nippier days. Plus it's super comfortable and lightweight so won't weigh a runner down.

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

Price: £105

No running outfit would be complete without a great pair of trainers. Treat a loved one to these cushioned and breathable Nike shoes, which come in a plethora of different colours.

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Nike Run Backpack

Price: £59.95

This backpack is designed to reduce movement during a run, with mesh panels at the back to add breathability.

running balm

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Runners Gift Pack

Price: £13.50
Size: H12 x W15 x D 3.5cm

This gift pack is great for pampering a runner's feet, with two 60ml tins of cream - a soothing muscle rub and a cooling peppermint foot cream.

running journal

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Running Diary Training Journal

Price: £20
Size: 14.8 x 21 cm

This A5 journal is great for runners who want to set goals and targets, as well as track their progress.

metal shoe tags

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Personalised Metal Shoe Tags

Price: £10
Size: Width 4cm x Height 0.5cm

Give a loved one an inspiring message with these personalised shoe tags which slip on top of shoe laces.

massage gun

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Massage Gun Deep Tissue Muscle Massager 30 Speeds Hand Held Percussion Massager with LCD Touch Screen Ultra-Quiet Muscle Massage Gun for Sports Pain Relief

Price: £56.99
Size: 9.06 inches x 8.66 inches

This handheld massage gun is the perfect gift for runners as it can help relieve muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise, promote blood flow and relieve lactic acid, improve the overall health of the body's soft tissues.

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Beats X In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Price: £35

Just five minutes of charge gives 2 hours of battery life on these lightweight headphones - which are ideal for sports like running. The bluetooth connection also means there's no need to worry about getting tangled in them.

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Epic Runs of the World

Price: £24.99
Size: 265 x 207 x 27 mm

For those who love running and travel this lovely book shares 50 of the world's greatest running routes - from short city runs and must-do marathons to cross-country trails.

running purse belt

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Running Belt with Sweatproof Adjustable Elastic Strap

Price: £7.99
Size: Fits waist sizes from 25.9 inch to 42 inch

Great for storing keys, phones or other everyday essentials when out for a jog, this nifty purse belt is a winner - plus for under £8 it's a bargain buy.

foam roller

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Foam Roller For Deep Tissue Muscle Massage

Price: £13.99
Size: 14 x 33 x 14 cm

Treat your loved one to a massage (well, sort of) with this deep tissue foam massager, perfect for relieving aches, pains and muscle tension.