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Christmas gifts for runners 2016

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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.

Top present ideas for runners

The Metabolic Clock
Booktopia
4 Ingredients : Fast, Fresh and Healthy
Booktopia
Men's Crew 3 Pack Socks
THE ICONIC - Content
Misfit Shine2 Sports Band In Black
ASOS - content
Work it out active armband blush all
Sportsgirl
Clean and Simple Eating
Lorna Jane
Work it out gym towel
Sportsgirl
Logo V-Back Mesh Insert Bra
THE ICONIC - Content
3 pack dri-fit graphic socks
THE ICONIC - Content
RIP Curl Sunscreen 50+ Large - White
Surfstitch - content
Leadcat
THE ICONIC - Content
Essentials No. 1 Logo Hoodie
THE ICONIC - Content
Reflective Stripe Duffle Bag
THE ICONIC - Content
Leggings with Velvet Taping
THE ICONIC - Content
iPhone Lightning Dock - Black
Apple
Scribble Jersey Tee
THE ICONIC - Content
Nike Weighted Rope 2.0
THE ICONIC - Content
Gratitude Attitude L/Slv Top
Lorna Jane
The Avocado Cookbook
ASOS - content
SPRI 13.6KG Red Quick Select Xertube
Rebel Sport
PowerTube Pro Medium MicroBand
Rebel Sport
PUMP Lite Wireless HD Audio Sportbuds Red
Rebel Sport
Fitbit Flex 2 Activity Tracker
Rebel Sport
Unisex Reebok ONE Series Water Bottle Metal 750ml
Reebok
Unisex Reebok ONE Series 6 Panel Cap
Reebok
Men's Reebok CrossFit Burnout Tank
Reebok
Women's Reebok Yoga Crop Top
Reebok

Gift cards for stores runners will love

Nike Gift Cards
Nike
THE ICONIC Gift Cards
THE ICONIC
Wiggle Gift Cards
Wiggle
Lorna Jane Gift Card
Lorna Jane
OnSport Gift Cards
OnSport
Gift Cards
New Balance

Christmas gifts for runners, men

Nike Running
Mr Porter
ECG Fit Heart Rate Monitor - Black
Kathmandu
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
Nike Lean Waistpack (HO15)
Wiggle
Science in Sport GO Electrolyte 1.6kg Tub
Wiggle
Compression tights
Mr Porter
Thermatech Knee Sleeve
OnSport
Nathan Lock Laces 2 Pack
OnSport
New Balance Men's 880BY4 (2E) Running Shoes
Rebel Sport
Anders Men's Short Sleeve Performance Top - Dark ...
Kathmandu

Christmas gifts for runners, women

Absolute Workout II Bra
THE ICONIC
Annika Hooded Excel Pullover
Lorna Jane
Flex Run Pullover
Sweaty Betty
Night Runner Hoodie
Free People
Nike Legendary Checker Tight
Nike
Nike Free 5.0
Nike
The Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate with Sleep Wristband
OnSport
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)
Wiggle

Christmas gifts for runners who have everything

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

Christmas gifts for runners under $20

Adidas Interval Headband
Eastbay
Fly Active Running Large Wrist Pocket
Rebel Sport
Women's ultimate comfort low cut 2pk
Bonds
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
Sofitel
Fitbit Flex Activity Tracker
David Jones
Onsport Fitness Pack
OnSport

Top retailers for running gear and apparel

RunStopShop3

RunStopShop

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


Eastbay_shoes

Eastbay

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


Nike_trainers

Nike

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


Wiggle_run

Wiggle

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


Styletread_mensguide

Styletread

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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