Inexpensive Gifts for Runners

Small Running Gifts

Looking for an inexpensive gift for your favorite runner? Check out this list of items under $15 that runners will love.

12-in-1 Headband by Tough Headband

Headband by Tough Headband
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This highly-rated headband is extremely useful and versatile. In the summer, you can wear it to wick away sweat or protect yourself from the sun. When it gets colder, wear it as a light neck gaiter, face mask, beanie or balaclava. The headband comes in 50+ solid colors and fun patterns.

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HotHands Body and Hand Warmers

HotHand hand warmers
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Runners who do a lot of running in cold weather will appreciate these disposable HotHands body and hand warmers to keep their hands and other body parts warm and toasty.  All you need to do is open the outer package and expose the packet to air for the warmers to start heating up. Buy them individually or in bulk, for a discount.

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Running Armband for iPhone 6/6S

Blue Key World Armband
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This inexpensive armband from Blue Key World is the perfect fit for your iPhone 6/6S with access to ear phones plug and all controls. The quality material and design will keep your phone protected from sweat while you run. It also features a hidden key pocket. This lightweight armband is adjustable and comfortably fits both men and women, big or small arms.

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Reflective Wristbands for Runners

Reflective wristbands
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These reflective wristbands increase your visibility by by strapping onto moving body parts. They're easy to wear and one size fits all, so they can be worn on wrist, ankles, or arms. They don't require batteries, and are light and comfortable to wear.

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13.1 Shoe Charm

Half Marathon shoe charm
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This stainless-steel charm is easy to string into your shoelaces. Weighing in at 7 grams, about the same as two dimes, it won't slow you down. Charms with 26.2, 10K, 5K, TRI and Runner Girl are also available.

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26.2 Marathon Key Fob

Marathon Key Fob
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Celebrate your marathon accomplishment with this 26.2 Marathon Runners Key Fob. It's made out of lightweight and durable nylon and is accented with a leather embellishment and brass hardware. Available in royal blue/light blue, blue/orange, and pink/teal. For the half marathoners, a 13.1 version is also available.

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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run
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Any long distance runner on your gift list will love this book from New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, also known as The Oatmeal. This hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection contains comics and stories about running, eating, racing and one cartoonist's reasons for running until his toenails fall off.  With more than 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including "A Lazy Cartoonist's Guide to Becoming a Runner" and "The Blerch's Guide to Dieting," the book also comes with Blerch race stickers.

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Race Medal Wall Hanger

Always Earned Never Given medal rack
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While most race medal wall hangers run in the $40-50 price range, this one is smaller and therefore less expensive. It's perfect if you have a small number of medals you want to display. It holds approximately 6 medals and comes with mounting holes and screws to hang it on the wall. Also included are two small spacers you can use when mounting in order to space the it out from the wall in case you want to add more medals later. In addition to this "Always Earned, Never Given" hanger, there are other phrases to choose from, including: "Race Bling" and "Unstoppable".

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BodyGlide

BodyGlide
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BodyGlide is a lubricant that's designed to prevent blisters and/or chafing in vulnerable areas, such as your feet, inner thighs, sports bra lines and underarms. Long distance runners go through a lot of BodyGlide, so a replacement stick is always a welcome gift.

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Runner Stickers

Runner girl sticker
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Show off love for running or your race accomplishment with a 26.2, 13.1, or Runner Girl sticker on your car. If you prefer magnets, check out these runner car magnets.

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Jelly Belly Sports Beans

Jelly Belly Sport Beans
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Long distance runners have to eat during their runs and these Jelly Belly Sport Beans are a yummy and convenient option. Available in six different flavors, any runner would be happy to find these in their stocking. You can buy them individually or in bulk, for a discount.

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Fuel Belt Sprint Bottle

Fuel Belt Sprint Bottle
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This 10-oz hand-held bottle is perfect for shorter runs when you don't want to carry a big bottle. The adjustable padded strap provides secure fit. The small Velcro pocket is perfect to hold money or keys.

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Marathon Mug

This 26.2 mug is perfect for marathon runners, who ran that number of  miles in a marathon. They'll be reminded of their accomplishment every time they take a sip.

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Set of 4 Resistance Loop Bands

Exercise Loop Bands
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These resistance bands are a great addition to any runner's home gym to help him or her build strength and improve flexibility.  The four levels of resistance consist of light (green), medium (blue), heavy (red) and xx-heavy (black). It also comes with a carrying case.

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Runner Wine Stoppers

runner wine stopper
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These wine stoppers are a cute way to show off your love of running and wine. Made of solid metal, vinyl and rubber, there are several types to choose from, including:  "26.2", "Keep Calm and Run On", "13.1", "Runner for Life", "Crazy 26.2 Runner", and more.

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