The Best Gifts for Runners
Tahoe Mountain Sports Holiday Gift Guide
Get the runner on your list something they’ll love! Here’s our list of the best gifts for runners this holiday season. Come on into Tahoe Mountain Sports to find these great gifts and more. Make sure to ask for our complimentary gift wrapping!
The Runner’s Wish List
Treat the special runner in your life to the gift they’ve been wishing for.
Garmin Training and GPS Watch
Starts at $200
These GPS watches are premier training tools for runners and there’s a reason they are on everyone’s wish list. They’re loaded with functionality like preloaded maps, GPS navigation, training tools, and multi-sport performance metrics. Whether you’re training for a marathon or a triathlon, there’s a Garmin watch that can help you schedule a training plan and track your performance.
Starts at $99.95
Give your runner the gift of sound. Now they can listen to their favorite tunes or podcast on these innovative bone-conducting headphones. They produce amazing sound and don’t need to go in your ears so you can still hear your surroundings. Check out this review of Trekz Titanium!
Garmin InReach Mini
This is the perfect gift for the adventure runner who likes to explore remote trails. With GPS and SOS functionality, you can feel confident venturing into the backcountry with the InReach Mini. You can send two way SMS texts and emails with this tiny device, a great way for runners to keep in touch with family and friends on those long adventure runs.
On Running Shoes
On Running Shoes feel more like slippers more than running shoes. They are incredibly lightweight and comfortable with a minimalist feel. They offer rugged traction, comfy cushioning, and durable protection. Read detailed reviews on the Cloudventure, Cloudventure Waterproof or the Cloud.
Trigger Point Vibrating Foam Roller
This is the best recovery tool, period! This amazing roller combines all the benefits of foam rolling and vibration. It relaxes your muscles, eases pain, and speeds up your recovery time. It’s is perfect for targeting deep tissue and aiding muscle recovery after a long run or tough training session.
Gifts Under $50
Great gifts runners love that won’t break the bank.
$25 – $35
These sunglasses are a favorite among runners. They’re light, comfortable, built for performance and best of all, they look good! At this price, you can pick up a couple fun colors so your runner can hit the trail in style.
A Cozy Buff
Starts at $19.95
A buff neck gaiter is perfect for runners as we head into winter. It keeps your neck and face protected from the elements and warm on cold mornings.
Starts at $19.95
This one is for the runner that gets up and out early. Headlamps are critical for early morning running. They help you stay visible on the road and aware of obstacles like roots and rocks on the trail. They are also an essential safety item for any adventure runner who spends long days on the trail.
Tailwind Endurance Fuel
$25.99 – $35.99
This lightly flavored endurance fuel is all you need all day long. It has a specific amount of electrolytes and calories to keep you going during long days on the trail. Pick up a 30 or 50 serving bag or a two serving packets – a great stocking stuffer!
Dirty Girl Gaitors
In store only!
These fun gaiters will help keep dirt, mud, snow, rocks etc out of your shoes so you can focus on just running. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns so stop by the shop to see what’s in stock.
Chapstick with SPF or travel-sized sport sunscreen is something every runner needs, especially here in Tahoe!
As a runner, you can never have enough socks! Treat them to a nice pair – merino wool, compression, performance. When you buy 3 socks at TMS, you get the 4th free!
Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Help your runner stay fueled with nutritious and tasty chews, bars, gels, and more.
Keep their gear in top shape with these fun patches.
Perfect for race day! Or put in your gym bag for after your morning workout.
There are so many great recovery tools for runners! Find our favorites in Recovery Gifts in our Holiday Gift Guide.
Do you have other gift ideas for the runner on your list? Let us know in the comments below!
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Former park ranger turned writer/marketer. Always down for a sufferfest, as long as it ends with ice cream. Favorite activities include backcountry skiing, trail running, and backpacking.