Run4It Gift Guide – Gift ideas for runners

Looking for the perfect gift for your favourite runner or a little something for yourself? Then you’re in the right place!

Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s brand new to running or a seasoned pro, we’ve got you covered with a great range of running gifts to suit every taste, budget and interest.

Visit run4it.com/christmas-gift-guide to see all our Christmas offers including our ever popular Ronhill clothing and 3 for 2 sock offers.

Gift ideas for the urban runner

Ronhill Momentum Afterlight Jacket | £74.99

At this time of year, it’s so important to keep yourself illuminated on dark runs, which is why my number one gift choice for Christmas has to be the Ronhill Momentum Afterlight Jacket. Its lightweight design and 360 reflectivity make it ideal for dark winter nights. The jacket comes with a handy secure pocket to store your essentials and a fitted hood for warmth and protection.

The beauty of Ronhill products is that you can always find matching accessories for any item, so why not pair this jacket with its matching Afterlight glove, hat or headband, to create the perfect reflective winter bundle for your loved one?!

~ Amy (Run4It Glasgow City)

Christmas Ronhill Offer: If the runner your life is deserving of a full outfit, we do have a Christmas offer on Ronhill clothing that enables you to save 20% on 2 or more items of full price clothing including jackets, long sleeve tops and tights.

Balega Enduro Socks | £12.99

Running socks are perfect as stocking fillers! Which makes the Balega Enduro the perfect wee addition for the runner in your life. I always end up reaching into my sock drawer for a pair of these ahead of any others. I love the close fit and spongy feel. The combination of its deeper heel pocket and hand stitched toe seam, make every run feel that little bit smoother.

~ Shaun (Run4It Inverness)

Christmas 3 for 2 Socks Offer: You can save on socks with our 3 for 2 offer on Hilly, Feetures & Balega.

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones | £69.95

For a gift that is sure to please any road runner, choose AfterShokz open ear headphones! With AfterShokz, you won’t have to choose between listening to music and being aware of their surroundings – you can have both. The Trekz Titanium wireless Bluetooth headphones use bone conduction technology to deliver music through the cheekbones, keeping the ears completely free to hear ambient sounds, which is ideal for the winter season, when being alert and aware of the surroundings is especially important.

These headphones come in two sizes (regular and mini) and can be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or compatible Garmin music watch, for wireless listening on the go.

~ Fiona (Run4It Maybury)

Christmas Garmin & Aftershokz Bundle Offer: In the market for a music watch as well as headphones? We have a Christmas offer on AfterShokz & Garmin that enables you to save £100 on a music watch & headphones bundle.

Fitness Mad Foam Roller | £19.99

A quality foam roller is a gift that keeps on giving. Expertly designed to iron out knots, ease tension and address any niggles, a foam roller is an essential piece of kit for any runner or fitness enthusiast, looking to get the most out of their muscles. Our Fitness Mad foam rollers have a hardened plastic lining to ensure they don’t warp or collapse over time. The hollow centre makes it easy to carry and transport with you to any races.

~ Andrew (Run4It Glasgow City)

Flipbelt | £27.99

I used to spend ages faffing about before a run, trying to strap my phone to my arm or tuck my keys into my tights – the weight distribution never quite right and the items never quite fully secure. So when I (eventually) bought myself a Flipbelt, it was an utter game changer! The Flipbelt is a snug and comfortable running belt that sits flat and securely on your hips without bouncing or riding up. It has multiple openings for you to slide in essentials – including your phone, cards and keys (there’s a handy hook that’s sewn-in to the belt for keys to prevent you losing them mid-run). The belt can be flipped so that the openings face inward to lock items in place. However, I tend to keep these facing outwards for easy access. In short, a fab Crimbo gift for any runner!

~ Flick (Run4It Head Office)

Gift ideas for the trail or ultra runner

Garmin Forerunner 945 | Offer Price £458.99

If someone in your life who does trail or ultra-running is especially deserving of your generosity this Christmas, gifting them a Garmin Forerunner 945 will make their year! It can run on full GPS mode for 36 hours, so no more having to pack a power bank and awkwardly carry it in your hand on races that go longer than 12 hours. The updated wrist HR sensor that features on the 945 is a huge step up in accuracy on older models, and I’ve not seen anything on mine that’s been inconsistent with readings I get from using a chest strap for the same perceived level of effort. Factor in that it’s about 37% lighter than most watches in the Fenix range, the highly detailed mapping features, the altimeter (so you can see how much you’ve climbed in real time, before uploading to the app), storage space for 1,000 songs, the ability to record open water swims, more metrics than even the biggest tech nerds will have time to utilise, and there’s very few sports watches on the market that can compete with this.

~ Chris (Run4It Edinburgh)

Saucony Peregrine ISO Running Shoes | Offer Price £80

If you’re looking to get someone their first trail shoe, then look no further than the Saucony Peregrine ISO. This is the perfect all-round trail shoe, capable of dealing with both hard-packed forestry trails as well as the roughest of Scottish terrain equally well.  There’s no scrimping on cushioning with this shoe either, with the same EVERUN material in the midsole as all of Saucony’s road shoes – making it the perfect companion for any door-to-trail adventures as well as transitioning from the tarmac to the muddy paths of your local forest and beyond. Light, durable and perfect for finding the flow on any trail.

~ Luke (Run4It Inverness)

Christmas Trail Shoes Offer: It’s easy to treat a trail runner this Christmas, thanks to our £30 off 3 trail shoes offer on the Saucony Peregrine, HOKA Speedgoat & Brooks Cascadia.  

Petzl Swift RL Head Torch | £95.50

The Petzl Swift RL is a superb gift idea for any runner due due to its practicality and versatility. The ‘Reactive Lighting’ technology uses an ambient light sensor to  automatically vary the output of the light to maximise battery life when it’s in use on and off road, throwing out a maximum of 900 lumens, which makes those night-time runs feel like daytime runs! Racing around the streets, or cruising along the trails, this head torch will brighten up any runner’s life.

~ Gordie (Run4It Inverness)

Inov8 All Terrain Pro Hydration Running Vest | £129.99

I use the All Terrain Pro Hydration Running Vest for hill racing because I find that it easily fits all of the mandatory kit required, such as, waterproof jacket and trousers as well as any water and gels that I need to carry to stay hydrated and fuelled on the go. Another benefit of the vest is that it has a detachable 15L compartment which is ideal if you run a mixture of shorter distance and longer distance on the hills/trails. The vest feels and fits great on and is nice and lightweight.

~ Andrew (Run4It Giffnock)

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Running Shoes | £120

The Lone Peak 4.0 running shoes from Altra make a unique gift for any runner seeking high levels of comfort and protection on hard packed trails. The multi-directional carved lugs provide great traction and reduce the risk of falling, whilst the zero drop from heel-to-toe provides great ground contact. The foot shaped toe box also gives the toes plenty of wiggle room and extra stability on more technical trails. All in all, a great shoe and perfect training partner to hit the trails with this winter.

~ Natalie (Run4It Dundee)

Gift ideas for the eco runner

Inov8 Technical Mid-Layer Half-Zip | £74.99

This cosy mid layer looks and feels great! It’s so comfortable that I’ve been wearing it both casually and to run in. And the best bit? It’s made of 100% recycled polyester fleece – a massive bonus for me, as I am environmentally conscious and try to buy green, wherever possible.

~ Zuzanna (Dundee)

Ronhill Stride Winter Tight | £59.99

An essential for any runner’s winter wardrobe, these tights will keep the muscles warm and supported, thanks to a brushed back fabric with high levels of lycra sport that offers great freedom of movement.

When buying Ronhill, you can be safe in the knowledge the clothing has been ethically produced. Ronhill are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation and working to improve workplace conditions in the garment and textile industry. Ronhill has been awarded ‘Leader Status’ by Fair Wear Foundation for a third year running, for meeting the highest standards for socially equitable working conditions, against criteria including the payment of living wages, reasonable working hours, safe and healthy working conditions, prevention of child labour and more.

~ Romain (Dundee)

Gift ideas for the fussy runner

Run4It Gift Cards & Vouchers

Fuss free and failsafe, a Run4It gift card or voucher is a great option, if you are shopping for someone who’s notoriously hard to buy for!

I myself am pretty picky when it comes to the fit and colours of all my running gear, and I prefer to try items on in-store before making a purchase.

At Run4It, we have a couple of options when it comes to gift cards and vouchers:

  • In-store gift cards are available in values ranging from £5 to £100 and can be used in Run4It shops only (not available for use online).
  • Online gift vouchers are available in values ranging from £5 to £500 and can be used online only (not available for use in Run4It stores).

~ Chiara (Maybury)

Still stuck? Visit run4it.com/christmas-gift-guide to see our Christmas offers on Ronhill gear, Garmin GPS watches, trail shoes and more.

Stress-free shopping

Our teams, in the shops and online, are here to help make your Christmas shopping an enjoyable and fun experience. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or require any product guidance! Please visit our website to view useful information such as our last online order date for guaranteed Christmas delivery, our extended shop opening hours and our extended returns policy.

From all of us here at Run4It, happy shopping, happy running and Happy Christmas!