Christmas gifts for runners 2016

Information verified correct on October 26th, 2016

Where to find the clothes, equipment and accessories that will make the perfect Christmas gift for a runner.

If you’re after a gift for a runner or jogger, the good news is that you have lots of choice, from stylish activewear to high-tech training accessories.

How do I choose a Christmas gift for a runner?

If you’re not sure exactly what you would like to buy, there are a few factors to consider.

Firstly, how serious they are about training will help you to figure out what to look for. For casual runners, think about fashion as well as function. If they’re just starting out, consider an activity tracker to keep them motivated. If they are serious, technical accessories such as compression gear, trail shoes, sunglasses and headgear will really make a difference to their comfort and performance.

Also, think about climate. Here in Australia, we don’t really have the need for sub-zero training gear, but winter-appropriate running apparel could be just what runners in Melbourne need to keep active during the colder months. Similarly, runners in Queensland and Sydney will appreciate lightweight and quick-drying fabrics to stave off waterlog during downpours.

Gift cards for stores runners will love

Nike Gift Cards
Wiggle Gift Cards
Lorna Jane Gift Card
Lorna Jane
OnSport Gift Cards
Purchase Standard Gift Cards
Rebel Sport

Christmas gifts for runners, men

Nike Running
Mr Porter
ECG Fit Heart Rate Monitor - Black
Under Armour Men's Launch 7" Shorts
Rebel Sport
Asics Gel Fuji Trainer 3 G-TX Trail Running Shoes...
Sporting House Direct
Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 101
Nike Lean Waistpack (HO15)
Science in Sport GO Electrolyte 1.6kg Tub
Compression tights
Mr Porter
Thermatech Knee Sleeve
Nathan Lock Laces 2 Pack
New Balance Men's 880BY4 (2E) Running Shoes
Rebel Sport
Anders Men's Short Sleeve Performance Top - Dark ...

Christmas gifts for runners, women

Absolute Workout II Bra
Annika Hooded Excel Pullover
Lorna Jane
Flex Run Pullover
Sweaty Betty
Night Runner Hoodie
Free People
Nike Legendary Checker Tight
Nike Free 5.0
The Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate with Sleep Wristband
Adidas Unisex Reflective Superstar Track Pant $79
Urban Outfitters
Fox Challenger Shorts
City Beach
Get Movin’ Smooth Turtleneck
Free People
Without Walls Logo Legging
Urban Outfitters
Nike Women's Free 3.0 Flyknit Shoes (FA15)

Christmas gifts for runners who have everything

Nike Therma-Sphere Max
Lonsdale Ultimate Gym Bag
City Beach
Laguna Bra

Christmas gifts for runners under $20

Adidas Interval Headband
Fly Active Running Large Wrist Pocket
Rebel Sport
Women's ultimate comfort low cut 2pk
Alliance Champro Running Spikes Packets of 12
Sporting House Direct
Diadora Mens Tech Essentials 4" Woven Short
Sporting House Direct
Mooloola Silicone Drink Bottle
City Beach

Christmas gifts for marathon runners after the race

Gaiam CorePlus Pilates Reformer Trainer
Rebel Sport
Gold Coast
Fitbit Flex Activity Tracker
David Jones
Onsport Fitness Pack

Top retailers for running gear and apparel



RunStopShop is a Melbourne-based online store with all the basics and well-known brands as well as unique items for the runner that has everything.

  • Flat-rate shipping on orders under $90
  • Three-hour delivery available to Melbourne CBD
  • Free shipping on orders over $90

Shop RunStopShop

rebel sport gym

Rebel Sport

Iconic sporting retailer Rebel Sport is a fixture on the Australian fitness scene. Customers can take advantage of its big range and free nationwide shipping.

  • Free shipping on orders over $100
  • In-store returns available
  • Order tracking available

Shop Rebel Sport



US-based fitness retailer for sport-specific apparel and equipment from basketball to running for men and women.

  • 90-day returns
  • 24-hour dispatch
  • Live chat available

Shop Eastbay



Go straight to the source. Nike trainers are arguably some of the most well-recognised in the world. Make them your own with Customise ID.

  • 30-day returns
  • Live chat seven days a weeks
  • Free shipping for members and on orders over $150

Shop Nike



Buy running, cycling and swimming apparel, equipment and accessories from UK-based sports retailer Wiggle.

  • 365-day returns
  • Next-day dispatch for international orders
  • Free international delivery (with a minimum spend)

Shop Wiggle



An online store for fashionable and functional footwear of all kinds, including trainers from Adidas and Skechers.

  • Free delivery on orders over $65
  • Free 30-day returns
  • Gift cards available

Shop Styletread

Christmas deals for running gifts

Save up to 50% on sale items

Get up to 50% on sale items at Rebel Sport.

Free shipping on orders over $75

Receive free shipping on orders over $75 at Eastbay

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Free Returns on all orders within Australia

Get free returns on all orders within Australia at Nike

Up to 50% off sale

Get up to 50% off your purchase at Wiggle.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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