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Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I sorta kinda have. 🙈. With Christmas fast approaching (anyone else wondering where 2021 went?!), it’s time for those of us who like to save things ’til the last minute to get going already. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for your favorite runner friends, or you just want to drop some hints for your honey, I’ve got some runner “favorites” that won’t break the bank. All of the gift ideas below are less than $25 each.

Gift ideas for runners under $25

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): BOOKS

Build Your Running Body

In my book, you can’t go wrong with a book when it comes to giving gifts. There are plenty of great running books on the market, but this one is perfect for beginning to intermediate runners.

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach

A great option for intermediate to more advanced runners and those who want to amp up their training effectively. This book unpacks elite coach Brad Hudson’s adaptive running philosophy and teaches readers how to apply it to their own training.

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): BODY PRODUCTS

Squirrel’s Nut Butter Anti-Chafing Stick

Just the right size to fit in a stocking, this small stick of anti-chafe salve from Squirrel’s Nut Butter is sure to keep your favorite runner’s skin happy – whether that runner is you or a loved one.

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): GLOVES

New Balance Lightweight Touchscreen Warm Running Gloves

Maintain the ability to use your phone with these touchscreen-compatible running gloves from New Balance. Available in 4 colors and sizes.

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): RECOVERY TOOLS

Massage Roller Stick

Another recovery tool, this massage roller stick from Yansyi is a portable and affordable gift for reducing muscle soreness and performing myofascial release therapy.

Yoga/Pilates Mat

A yoga or Pilates mat is a great gift for the runner who takes their recovery and mobility seriously.

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): SOCKS & ACCESSORIES

Darn Tough Women’s Running Socks

What runner doesn’t need more socks? Made of soft, lightweight Merino wool in Vermont, these Darn Tough “no show” socks come with a lifetime guarantee. If they wear, tear, or develop holes, Darn Tough will replace them.

TrailHeads Women’s Ponytail Headband

Keep your ears warm and your hair out of your face with this ponytail-holding fleece headband. It comes in multiple colors!

Gift Ideas for Runners (under $25): OTHER FUN STUFF

Runner Car Magnet or Decal

A little different than the usual runner bumper sticker, this decal showcases 3 distances on a trendy design.

Run 11oz Mug

A cute gift idea for your coffee-drinking runner friends. ☕️

What are your favorite gift ideas for runners? Have you come across any other great deals on running gear? Let me know!

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