Christmas is an expensive time of year. Items such as running shoes, watches, earphones and massage guns are all a bit on the spenny side! If you’re looking for more of a purse-friendly present for your running partner, or you want to give someone a hint for yourself, here are a few affordable gifts that won’t break the bank.
At the time of writing – almost of these gifts come in under £30! 
These Hygge Multi usetubular headbands can be worn as a headband, hairband, face mask, bandana, sweat rag and much more. Whether you are running, walking, cycling, horse riding, hiking, skiing or just chilling at home these are the perfect stocking filler.

Running sunglasses

A pair of sunnies is a must for every runner for those bright winter days or sunny summer runs.There are several brands on the market, Goodr, Hygge, Sungod.I have a pair of the Rolling Stones Goodr ones. They save me from squinting and they don’t budge when you get a sweat on. 


Wild deodorant

Everyone loves smellies for Christmas and this is the perfect gift for someone who sweats alot. Wild is a natural deodorant brand delivering their sustainable products straight to your door. The stylish tins come in a range of colours, and each one can be refilled with a delightful scent. My favourites are Coconut and Vanilla and Fresh Cotton and Sea Salt. Looks great, smells great and is good for the planet – what’s not to love? Available as a one-off purchase or a subscription!

Energy gels

Running gels are personal preference. There are so many options on the market and all with different textures and tastes. The product/brand that works well for you may not suit a friend. No one wants to shell out for a large box of gels that don’t work for them.

Luckily Maurten released a starter kit so you can try their range. I was first introduced to the brand last year and they’ve fuelled my training and marathons ever since. Maureen keep it simple – 6 natural ingredients. No preservatives. No artificial flavours or allergens. It won’t get much cleaner than this.

The starter kit is great little stocking filler that allows you to try the product to see if it works for you!


If someone you know is an avid reader there’s loads of running books out there. Here are a few I’ve read, enjoyed and found useful.

Women’s Running Magazine subscription

A monthly magazine subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. With the Women’s Running Print & Digital membership, you will receive the print magazine delivered to your home every month, along with the latest issue delivered instantly to your device. Allowing you to access Women’s Running anytime, anywhere! You’ll also receive a whole host of extra benefits at no extra cost.

Parkrun wristband

Up until a few months ago I was an old school paper barcode. It served me well for 8 years but I thought it was time for an upgrade. Yes, most parkruns now allow you to show your barcode on your phone (or even your garmin) – however this is a gift guide. The bracelets make a great gift and are available in a range of colours.


Last but not least and I’ve gone slightly over our £30 budget –  Flipbelts are a great, practical gift. Everyone needs somewhere to stash their keys, phone, gels whilst out and about. I really rate these and I have bought several. You can read my product review here