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Christmas gifts for runners

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

Fila Fila Shorts
City Beach
Le Coq Sportif Practice Bum Bag
Sportitude
The Metabolic Clock
Booktopia
4 Ingredients : Fast, Fresh and Healthy
Booktopia
iPhone Lightning Dock - Black
Apple
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

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
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

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

Top retailers for running gear and apparel

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


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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

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Up to 70% off sale

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Enjoy up to 70% off dresses, tops, shoes and accessories on sale. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off selected gaming laptops

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Get up to 15% off selected gaming laptops at Dell. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off selected laptops

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Get up to 30% off on selected laptops. Valid for students only. T&Cs apply.

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