The Best Holiday Gifts for Guys Who Run


2XU MCS Run Compression Tights w/ Back Storage


2XU has been on the forefront of compression technology for years, and its new MCS Run Compression Tight applies this technology in an attractive and useful package. Designed to reduce the impact running has on the legs, the lightweight PWX compression fabric supports muscle, tendon and fascia groups to help your runner run both stronger and longer. Not only that, they increase circulation for better recovery, and they simply look awesome, too. 

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High Brew Coffee Espresso Triple Shot

$14, four pack

Ah, coffee—it's every runner's elixir of life in the morning. But let's say your runner didn't have time to start the coffee pot and is running off to a track workout; help them out with this grab-and-go can of triple shot espresso from High Brew Coffee. It's cold brewed so it's less acidic than traditional hot brewed coffee, and it's packed with over 200 mg of caffeine per serving. 

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Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper


Cushion is king, especially when it comes to high-mileage trainers. The new Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper includes some impressive tech and punches above its weight when it comes to price. They're the latest release in Skechers' popular neutral/cushioned line, and they're designed with highly responsive, long-lasting HYPER BURST midsole cushioning for protection over the long haul. Your runner will appreciate the Goodyear rubber outsole that provides plenty of durability and traction for a wide range of conditions. 

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Polar M430 GPS Running Watch


If you really want to score some major points with your runner, consider gifting them this top-level running watch from Polar. The M430 includes a wrist-based heart rate sensor and tons of advanced running features for all levels of runners like pace, distance and altitude. It also includes Polar Sleep Plus, which helps track and optimize your runner's sleep pattern to promote recovery and improve results. 

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CBD Daily Triple Strength Active Spray


CBD is no longer taboo in the running scene; it's been adopted by both professionals and novices alike due to its non-psychoactive pain relief. Simply spray this triple strength formula onto any sore areas after a hard run for a soothing, comfort-boosting sensation. It dries quickly, contains 180 mg of CBD and is packed with essential oils and cooling menthol. 

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Tracksmith Session Jacket


Tracksmith has quickly become recognized for its stylish throwback designs paired with modern running tech, and its updated Session jacket is no exception. It removed the hood and refined the construction for a build that's lighter than ever before, and its Veloce fabrics help shield against inconsistent temperatures and unexpected precipitation. Your runner will enjoy the soft, high-stretch feel and the breathable micro-mesh side panels for extra ventilation. 

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Under Armour Intelliknit Phantom


Under Armour took a new approach to the way knit fabric is designed by creating a soft, stretchy (and warm) fabric without the bulk that moves with the body. The Intelliknit Phantom is made with this fabric, and it's constructed to fit the body with a next-to-skin feel without being tight or restrictive. It wicks moisture, dries fast and includes ribbed cuffs and a bottom band for added comfort. What more could you ask for? 

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Hydro Flask 12 oz Coffee Mug


Gone are the days when ceramic coffee mugs were the only option for a morning cup of joe. This 12 oz coffee mug from Hydro Flask is built with its TempShield technology that features a double-wall vacuum insulation for hours of temperature control. The press-in lid means your runner can bring their coffee (or tea) with them on the go and not worry about spilling, and it also keeps the contents warmer, longer. We especially liked the soft touch finish that removes the "metal" feeling from the morning coffee experience. 

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26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

While your runner may not know him by name, they'll definitely recognize his face. After becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 (he won in 2014), Meb Keflezighi became one of the most famous American marathoners of all time. This tell-all story breaks down his competitive marathon attempts, and he shares how what he learned in each helped him progress through both his career and life.  

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Adidas Archive_R2 , 41 MM


Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to running tech. If your runner is tired of "keeping up with the Joneses" and is ready to run without posting to a fitness app for all to see, this is the watch for them. It's a collaboration between Adidas and Nixon, and includes all the basics of a classic digital watch: a calendar, alarm and stopwatch. Better yet, the watch's street-inspired style cues (available in four colors) means it's just as at home on a wrist in the office as it is at the track or grabbing a drink at the local pub. 

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