Gifts for Runners Under $50

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Getting the perfect gift for the runner in your life can be tough! You never know what type of clothing brand they prefer or what size shoe they wear.

This guide is great if you are looking for a special gift without breaking the bank. There are plenty of gifts for runners under $50 that you can get for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, or just because!

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Coffee (or Tea) Mug

No matter if they’re a morning runner or can’t start their day without caffeine, this witty coffee mug makes a great gift. You can also find plenty of inspirational messages to choose from as well.

Wine Glass

This wine glass with popular race measurements is perfect for all the wine lovers in your life. It holds up to 15oz and comes with or without the stem.

Air Fryer

Air Fryers are all the rage right now and for good reason! You can cook just about anything in here. Catch one of these while they’re on sale. You can get a decent sized air fryer for less than $50.

The Windblend

Windblend blender under $50

This portable blender is my go to when I’m at work or need to make a quick snack before I head out the door. It’s the perfect kitchen gadget for the busy runner.

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Koala Clip

This phone pocket was created with the sports bra squad in mind! With the Koala Clip you don’t have to worry about holding your phone or it bouncing around in your pocket.


This water resistant cell phone armband for runners is great if you prefer having items on your arm. It has enough pockets to keep your keys, cellphone, and I.D. card safe while you run.

Running Belt

This belt is for those athletes that don’t like to wear things on their arm or if they have more to carry than just their phone and keys. It doesn’t bounce around and has breathable material so it won’t stick on you during those hotter months.

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Athletic headbands are my go to for all fitness activities. Keep your hair out of your face and the sweat from getting into your eyes.


Balega socks come in various sizes, comfort levels, and colors. They are perfect for longer runs, trail runs, and in the colder months.


Style, function, and affordability is what you get with Goodr Sunglasses. Wear them while running or while you’re out on the town.

Medal Display

This medal hanger is a great way to show off all your achievements. You can mount it on the wall and display all the medals you have earned over the years. Or the ones you are planning to earn!

Picture Frame

What better way to remember that special race or accomplishment than with a personalized picture frame? You can even get it engraved or with a special message.


A gift perfect for any holiday! Get your favorite runner a bracelet or necklace with an inspirational message or heartfelt quote.


Run to the Finish is the perfect guide for runners who want to learn about staying strong, injury free, and the key to enjoying all your runs.

Unbroken will give you all the inspiration needed for 2021. This book tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini who was an Olympic runner that was drafted during World War II.

In 26 Marathons, Meb Keflezighi is an Olympic runner and has won the Boston and New York marathon. He shares the lessons he has learned and tells the story about what it took to persevere and finish twenty-six marathons. 

Final Thoughts on Inexpensive Gifts for Runners

You can find a great gift for the athlete in your life without going over your budget. There are plenty of ways to show your support and encourage them to keep running.

Need more ideas? Check out this article on the top tech gifts for runners.

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