The Best Gifts for Runners

man and woman trail running

Get the runner on your list something they’ll love! Here’s our list of the best gifts for runners this holiday season. Come on into Tahoe Mountain Sports to find these great gifts and more. Make sure to ask for our complimentary gift wrapping!

The Runner’s Wish List

Treat the special runner in your life to the gift they’ve been wishing for.

Garmin Training and GPS Watch

Garmin Forerunner 955

These GPS watches are premier training tools for runners and there’s a reason they are on everyone’s wish list. They’re loaded with functionality like preloaded maps, GPS navigation, training tools, and multi-sport performance metrics. Whether you’re training for a marathon or a triathlon, there’s a Garmin watch that can help you schedule a training plan and track your performance.


woman wearing shokz headphones

This is a great gift for music lovers. These headphones sit outside your ears and use bone conduction technology to transmit sound so you can hear your surroundings while jamming to your favorite tunes. They’re safer on roads and trails and comfortable for even the longest runs. 

Garmin InReach Mini 2

woman holding a garmin inreach mini 2

This is the perfect gift for the adventure runner who likes to explore remote trails. With GPS and SOS functionality, you can feel confident venturing into the backcountry with the InReach Mini 2. You can send two way SMS texts and emails with this tiny device, a great way for runners to keep in touch with family and friends on those long adventure runs.

Running Shoes

dynafit running shoes

Every runner deserves a good pair of running shoes! At TMS we carefully curate our shoe collection to offer a variety of fits and aggression so everyone can find the perfect fit. Find brands like Dynafit, On Running, Hoka, Altra, Salomon and more. Whether they are running outside through the wet seasons or hitting the treadmill, you'll find something for your runner.

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Picture of two people wearing snowline footwear traction
For those runners who run deep into fall, through the winter, in early spring, or through it all, traction is a must! There are many different types of traction that make it easy to pack with you on a run if you aren't sure whether you will hit frosty, snowy ground or not. There are also some styles that are better for paved areas than trails. Check out this review on Snowline specifically and find out what may be the best pair for your runner, walker, hiker, or yourself!

Recovery Tools

women sitting using roll recovery r1 percussion tool on foot

Long runs, short runs, trails, or treadmills, odds are your runner would benefit from some of our favorite recovery tools. From percussion tools, to massage balls, yoga mats and knee sleevs, we've got the recovery bases covered!

Gifts Under $50

Great gifts runners love that won’t break the bank.

Goodr Sunglasses


$25 – $45

These sunglasses are a favorite among runners. They’re light, comfortable, built for performance and best of all, they look good! At this price, you can pick up a couple fun colors so your runner can hit the trail in style.

A Cozy Buff

guy wearing a buff neck gaiter

A buff neck gaiter is perfect for runners as we head into winter. It keeps your neck and face protected from the elements and warm on cold mornings.


Dirty Girl Gaitors

In store only!

These fun gaiters will help keep dirt, mud, snow, rocks etc out of your shoes so you can focus on just running. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns so stop by the shop to see what’s in stock.

Stocking Stuffers

On the Go Sunscreen

Chapstick with SPF or travel-sized sport sunscreen is something every runner needs, especially here in Tahoe!

Running Socks

As a runner, you can never have enough socks! Treat them to a nice pair – merino wool, compression, performance. When you buy 3 socks at TMS, you get the 4th free!

Long Run Snacks

Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Help your runner stay fueled with nutritious and tasty chews, bars, gels, and more.

NoSo Patches

Keep their gear in top shape with these fun patches.


Every runner needs to hydrate before, during, and after a run! Stock their stuffing with to go electrolyte packs or recovery drink mixes to help them keep going the distance. 

Do you have other gift ideas for the runner on your list? Let us know in the comments below!

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