6 Funny (but useful) Holiday Gift Ideas for a Runner 2018


Aside from the common gift ideas of new shoes, iphone/android arm bands, it band compression straps, bluetooth ear buds, or good ole' fashion socks, here are six funny (but useful) gift ideas for a runner on your holiday shopping list.

#1. Cat Themed Running Pants

Oh yeah. These are outstanding. Nothing like cat themed running pants. Why where the boring old single color capri running pants when you could stand out with these or these space cats.

If cats are not your thing, there are some very impressive Disney jogging pants available. 

Coachella Cat Print, High Waist Women's Stretch Yoga Leggings/Workout Tights (multicolor, x-large)
  • CATS! Exclusive spring pattern, cat pattern print makes a perfect gift for cat lovers, cat ladies, and feline enthusiasts.
  • SOFT, STRETCHY, NON SEE THROUGH FABRIC: Made with a smooth and comfortable micro-fiber yarn; quad-flex stretch fabric stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
  • HIGH WAIST: For extra tummy-control and comfort


From 80's to Superhero runs, more and more races each year are becoming themed where a tutu is not just an accessory but a necessity. Coming in different colors, you are all set for just about any themed race for the upcoming year.

Gone For a Run Runners Tutu Lightweight | One Size Fits Most | White
  • ADD SOME FUN TO YOUR RUN! Our White Tutu is perfect for any runner who wants to add style and fun to their next run. Our running tutus are a great accessory for themed races, 5K, 10K, half marathons, full marathons, and so much more! Whether you're dressing up with friends for a themed race or need an extra accessory for a costume or to cheer on your favorite sports team, our tutus are the perfect additional accent to any outfit!
  • MAKE A STATEMENT! Stand out from the crowd with our colorful and fun women’s athletic tutus! Choose from our wide variety of colors and designs, perfect for running costumes, princess outfits, and so much more! Be sure to check out our holiday themed tutu designs for Halloween, St Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas, Thanksgiving and more on our store page!
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE! Made of a 3-layer tulle and measuring approximately 11” in length, our tutus are designed with a comfortable elastic waistband, which stretches approximately 23” to 39” in width. Not only are our tutus lightweight, durable, and comfortable, but they are easy to run in for all your races! Be sure to finish any race or marathon strong and in style while sporting our colorful tutus! We recommend wearing spandex, shorts, or leggings under our tutus for full coverage.

#3. A Personal Masseuse

Wouldn't be nice to have a personal masseuse waiting for you it band and foot after a long run? Well if you can afford to have a someone from the day spa waiting for you the next best thing is the Ultimate Massage bundle.The Ultimate Massage bundle comes with two foam rollers and two massage balls for your feet. Throw in the FREE Travel bag and you got your very own personal masseuse. #Winning.

Fitness Kings The Ultimate Foam Roller Set - Large 18" Foam Exercise Set with Massage Stick, Spiky Massage Ball, Deep Tissue Ball Massager & Yoga Strap - Home Gym Set for Pilates - W/Workout Program
  • ✅ THE ULTIMATE FOAM ROLLER SET – The only foam roller set that includes an 18” high density, extra firm expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam roller, a 18 inch massage stick, a yoga stretching strap, a deep tissue massage ball, a spike massage ball, travel bag, workout guides, and access to video workouts on the market. The complete all in one set for serious athletes, yoga enthusiasts and massage therapists.
  • ✅ PREVENT MUSCLE INJURY – Perfect for positioning, balance, postural and muscle re-education, spinal stabilization, body awareness and coordination, and strengthening activities. This set is great for physical therapy, massage therapy, rehabilitation, before and after workout warm ups and warm downs, and yoga. Foam muscle rollers help to relieve muscles tension and increase muscle reflexology.
  • ✅ PROVEN TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE – One of the best recovery tools to treat muscle pain and increase performance and flexibility. Rolling before and after workouts is part of a great stretching routine . Increases blood flow to the massage site, and flush away stored lactic acid with the included spike ball. Reduce stiffness and pain before and after workouts, exercise, running and training with the deep tissue massage extra firm ball.

#4. Knuckle Lights

The reviews on amazon for the Knuckle Lights are very funny. These lights are almost bright enough to light up a entire street while simultaneously providing a runner with a solid weapon to knock any potential threats to the ground. All kidding aside, these knuckle lights are highly recommended and are extremely light weight. 

Knuckle Lights Colors - Running Light for Runners, Joggers, Dog Walking, Camping & Hiking. Unique LED Flashlight as an Alternative to Headlamps. A Great Addition to Your Night Reflective Running Gear
  • THE BEST PIECE OF SAFETY GEAR to illuminate your early morning, evening or nighttime outdoor activities in the dark: Safely navigate the darkest city streets, trail, hiking path & at the campsite with 120 super bright lumens
  • THE QUICKEST & EASIEST OPTION for your run, jog, biking & cycling, or taking dogs for a walk—simply grab them and go! Compare: we outperform headlights, headlamps, clip on products & other wearable hand held flash lights
  • 2 LIGHTS PER SET connect magnetically. ONE SIZE FITS ALL non-slip adjustable straps. SUPER WIDE FLOOD BEAMS emit a “no bounce” light. HIGH, LOW & BLINKING STROBE settings. WATERPROOF | BATTERIES INCLUDED


Anyone who has ever run more than a handful of races knows that it's "all about the bling". A beautiful way to display those glorious medals is on a Running Medal Display. Most of the displays can hold 16-20 medals some of which can hold many more. The medals slide right into the slots and are proudly displayed. This makes for a very memorable way to display medals and when friends come over and visit they serve as a motivator. Let's get the medals out of the drawer or from the top of the dresser and display them proudly.

Allied Medal Hangers Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong (18" Wide with 1 Hang bar) - Medal Hanger Holder Display Rack - Multiple
  • HIGH QUALITY FINISH – Allied Medal Hangers are cut from the highest quality brushed stainless steel using a high-powered precision laser which allows us to achieve stunning detail in our designs. We’ve been selling our medal hangers for 10+ years and have received thousands of reviews from customers just like you who are thrilled their hanger has withstood the test of time and the weight of MANY medals. The cost of our hangers comes directly from the quality of our products!
  • PERFECT DESIGN FOR IDEAL ORGANIZATION – Unlike other products that use hooks to hang medals, our unique, slim and sleek flat bar design allows you adequate space to showcase each of your hard earned medals, without needing to stack a single one. Using your lampshades as a place to store your medals is a thing of the past! Hangs 12-18 medals.
  • EASY AND FAST INSTALLATION - We know you have trained hard to achieve your award, so we want to make it as painless as possible to get your new hanger up on the wall and ready to fill with your hard earned medals. Each order includes all mounting hardware, as well as simple installation instructions. Our ¼” spacers provide the perfect offset from your wall for stunning visual appeal that’s easy to install.


Ok maybe not funny but it is useful. The fastest way to get fired up to run is a little motivation everyday. This 2017 desktop calendar features Over 300 original illustrated inspirational quotes and tips.

The Complete Runner's Day-By-Day Log 2018 Calendar
  • Format: 2018 Softcover Planner Engagement Calendar
  • Size Closed: 6.125" x 9.25"
  • Size Open: 12.25" x 9.25"

So there you have it. We hope you find these ideas a little different than the usual and they bring a smile to the runner on your list.

Last update on 2020-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API