From jackets, running shoes and backpacks to the latest GPS watches on the market, this guide is sure to make gifting for male runners a total breeze.
Saucony Kinvara 9 Running Shoes$110 1 of 18
The Saucony Kinvara is considered one of the top running shoes on the market. First developed nine years ago, the most recent iteration was the 2018 Editor's Choice by Runner's World, and it's sure to make the running man in your life very. The shoe's upper has a minimal design, giving it a lightweight feel that will help him fly like the wind. However, it's the brand's EVERUN topsole construction that he'll notice most, thanks to its enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning that helps any runner go the distance.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller$34.99 2 of 18
This isn't your average foam roller. Unlike traditional models, this roller from TriggerPoint has a three-dimensional surface area with a variety of widths to mimic the feeling of a massage therapist's hands. Simply put weight on the roller, and the 3D surface will dig deep into your sorest areas as you move and rotate.
The foam roller is also hand-wrapped in EVA foam, making it firmer than other rollers on the market and the one your running guy will surely reach for after a particularly tough workout. The GRID foam roller is backed by a one-year warranty.
Brooks LSD Jacket$105 3 of 18
Mark our words: This jacket from Brooks will soon enter the daily rotation of your favorite male runner. As the brand's lightest jacket, the LSD is ideal for days that need a little extra coverage without packing on too much warmth. The jacket is engineered to resist both wind and rain, and it also folds completely into itself with a wearable elastic band, so he won't be awkwardly carrying an extra layer the next time the weather unexpectedly clears. Other features include: front and back reflectivity, headphone anchor, full-zip chin guard and adjustable cinch cord at the hem to customize fit.
New Balance Impact Tight$74.99 4 of 18
As any runner knows, it's hard to put a price on the perfect pair of running tights, and this product from New Balance might just become his. Made with a stretch terry knit fabric construction, these tights will move with him, acting as a second skin on cold-weather runs. The newest version also has added storage, thanks to a new drop-in pocket where he can store car keys, cash or a credit card. The leggings also have reflective details to keep him visible at night, plus mesh insets on the back of the knee for optimal airflow
Garmin vivoactive 3 Music$299.99 5 of 18
Does the male runner in your life love curating his playlist for his next long-mileage day? Then he needs the new vivoactive 3 from Garmin. This GPS smartwatch will not only record all of his runs and workouts with 15 preloaded sports apps, but it can hold a whopping 500 songs and connect to wireless headphones via Bluetooth, meaning he can leave his phone at home while still enjoying a music-packed run.
The watch also has wrist-based heart rate technology that helps monitor his VO2 max and even track stress, so he can see when his levels are rising and make adjustments from there.
UA Undeniable 3.0 Small Duffle$39.99 6 of 18
This no-frills bag is the perfect packing tool for a strength-training day at the gym or even a destination race. The best-selling duffle from Under Armour is on its third iteration and is made from durable materials, including abrasion-resistant bottom and side panels to reduce wear and tear. The bag also utilizes the brand's Storm technology for a highly water-resistant finish. In addition to the large front zippered pocket, runners will be happy to find a vented pocket for dirty laundry or wet shoes, plus one mesh pocket. And with a padded top grab handle and a padded adjustable shoulder strap, it will be comfortable for him to cart around all day long.
Nike Swift Running Pants$120 7 of 18
Not all male runners want the tight fit of running leggings come wintertime, which is why these looser fitting pants can be the ideal alternative. They have a close-to-the-skin fit, so he won't be weighed down by extra bulk, yet are still comfortable and move freely while he runs. The pants are constructed from sweat-wicking stretch fabric, which will keep him dry in low temperatures and are complimented by reflective elements, plus side and back zip pockets for easy storage. The pants also have an elastic waistband for a better fit and hug the skin at the ankle to preserve body heat.
Adidas Supernova Tee$65 8 of 18
A cold-weather running tee goes a long way in his wardrobe, which is why you shouldn't think twice about adding this option from Adidas to his collection. The Supernova has all the characteristics he looks for in superior running apparel: sweat-wicking fabric, a hood for extra coverage and reflective details for added visibility in low-light conditions. He will especially love the stylish fit of this tee. With a curved front and back hem and a semi-fitted design, this tee does a good job of following the natural contours of the body, without clinging too closely to the skin.
Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones$199.95 9 of 18
Take his headphone game to a new level with these wireless buds from Bose. According to the brand, the difference is in the details, and they thought of everything when designing these. From tweaking the antenna position for maximum Bluetooth strength to a highly engineered tip that spreads contact evenly around the ear and a fin that conforms to the ear's natural shape, these'll be the best headphones he's ever worn. These buds are also made with water-repellant mesh so they can withstand the sweatiest workouts or even runs in the rain. They even come in a charging case that delivers 10 additional hours of battery life.
Lululemon Lost in the Hustle Hoodie$118 10 of 18
Gift your running guy this ultra-cool hoodie from the always-trendy Lululemon brand. Not only does the sea steel color with black detailing and a half-zip design make him stand out from the crowd, but the hoodie doesn't skimp on performance features either. It's constructed from four-way stretch and sweat-wicking material, so he will stay both comfortable and dry; there are also mesh fabric panels located under each of the arms to help better ventilate during a high-intensity workout. The hoodie comes with ergonomic sleeve construction, meaning it allows for full range of motion in the arms, and he'll notice tougher fabric placed along the elbows and forearms so he can drop down to a plank with no problem.
Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Pack$180 11 of 18
Stop what you're doing because we just found the runner in your life's new favorite carry-on backpack. The Allpa is the perfect size for taking to a destination race. It has more pockets than you could ever need, with specific compartments for a laptop and phone, passport and boarding pass. But that's not what makes it great. The straps can unbuckle and tuck into hidden back slots for easy storage in bins, and it comes equipped with a handy rain cover that is secured on the bag with Velcro and bungee closures to ensure belongings stay dry. Plus, if security is one of your runner's top priorities, they'll love the zippers—they tuck under a theft-proof webbing making it nearly impossible for snatch-and-dash thieves to get into the bag.
The Allpa also comes in a larger 35L version.
Icebreaker Chase Beanie$25 12 of 18
You can't go wrong with this Icebreaker beanie for the male runner in your life. Lightweight yet warm, this hat is perfect for cold-weather runs and comes in a number of colors, depending on your runner's preferences. It's also breahtable to allow the body to sweat yet not catch a chill, odor resistant and the fabric even touts itself as super-soft and no-itch. You can't go wrong with that.
Jaybird Tarah Pro Headphones$159.99 13 of 18
Durable, weather-proof and with industry-leading battery life, if the male runner in your life is in the market for bluetooth headphones, look no further than Jaybird's new Tarah Pro design. The sound is crisp and clear, the battery lasts for an astounding 14 hours and is quick to recharge on the go, and the IPX7 design is made to ensure anything Mother Nature sends your way. Plus, they come with interchangeable tips and pivoting buds to make sure you have the fit you want in your ear because, let's be honest, comfort is one of the most important things when it comes to your headphones.
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra$70 14 of 18
Who says training outside ends once there's snow on the ground? Perfect for runners in colder regions, these crampons from Hillsound are designed to be used with trail running shoes. They're made of high-strength stainless steel that's both durable and lightweight, and the 18 spikes provide plenty of traction for all your triathlete's trail running adventures. The elastomer harness makes putting these crampons a breeze to put on, and the wide heel plate and Velcro strap keeps them secure on your feet.
Nike Essential Chaser Sunglasses$99 15 of 18
You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses, so share the love this holiday season and gift your favorite male running these shades from Nike. The wide, square lenses expand the wearer's field of view more than a traditional design, and the 6-base frame provides all-day comfort. Plus, they're lightweight and the high-tension hinges ensure they'll stay on his face no matter the twists and turns he may take while wearing them. Not to mention they have 100-percent UVA and UVB protections and come in a number of fun colorways—you're guaranteed to find a pair he'll love.
Crate Club Subscription BoxFrom $23.99 per Month 16 of 18
If you know a guy who's into running and preparedness, we have the perfect gift. Crate Club's subscription box service is essentially a preparedness kit that arrives each month with hand-picked items from former Special Ops veterans. From a stowable thermal blanket and foldable rain poncho, to a state-of-the-art headlamp and fashionable trucker hat, there's something in every box he's bound to love.
Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper$135 17 of 18
Skechers' new iteration of the GOrun Razor shoe is better than ever, with fun colorways centered around the country's biggest marathons (NYC Marathon-inspired design pictured above). You can't go wrong gifting these shoes to your favorite male runner this holiday season. The ripstop mesh upper is supportive yet breathable and the seamless design ensures the utmost comfort as he pounds the pavement time and time again. It's also highly-responsive, super lightweight and has plenty of cushioning without being a cushy shoe.
Note for sizing: It's a unisex-designed shoe, so if you know a woman with her eye on the design as well, women's sizing is 1.5 sizes down from men's.