6 Valentine’s Day gifts to buy the runner in your life - Women's Running

The perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for runners

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  February 9, 2022

The best gifts for your running soulmate...

Whether you’re treating yourself, your partner or your running buddy, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a running pick-me-up. Runners are generally easily pleased – give us a post-run flapjack and we’ll be yours for life – but we’ve listed our top picks for inspiration. Whether it’s gear, snacks or a framed running photo, here’s what we’re giving the runners in our lives for V-Day…

addsfit massage Valentine's Day gifts for runners

ADDSFIT Mini Massage Gun £65

A massage is the perfect way to mix practicality and romance in one gift and this mini massager is your answer to an on-demand masseuse! We’re yet to find a massage gun that’s better value for money than the addsfit mini gun and it’s easy to use on yourself or on your partner (don’t start thinking about electric toothbrushes, now, this is serious). It’s the answer to your niggling muscle pain, all in the palm of your hand – what’s not to love?

Clarins day cream Valentine's Day gifts for runners

CLARINS Super Restorative Day and Night Creams £77-81

Indulge in a bit of pampering this Valentine’s day with Clarins’ best-selling day and night creams. As runners, we come face to face with the elements all the time – but we’re not famously brilliant at prioritising skincare alongside our training. You or your running Valentine are in safe hands with these Clarins fan favourites if you want to give your skin some TLC.

Kate Percy's Go Bites Valentine's Day gifts for runners

KATE PERCY’S Raspberry & Cacao Go Bites £12.99 for a 12 pack

We absolutely love Kate Percy – her post-run treats are all gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with flavour. These little raspberry and cacao bites are bright pink, which we think is rather fitting for a Valentine’s gift, and they’re crunchy, zingy and delicious.

Prefer a homemade feel? Here’s the recipe for Kate Percy’s Go Bites.

Women's Running Plus Valentine's Day gifts for runners

WOMEN’S RUNNING PLUS Membership £9.45  for 3-month membership

Get yourself or someone you love a membership to Women’s Running Plus for a gift that lasts a little longer. With this 3-month membership plan you’ll get three issues of Women’s Running delivered directly to your door, access to over a hundred back issues through our digital archive and plenty of lovely discounts and perks. Because making sure the one you love doesn’t miss a single issue of their favourite magazine is what true love is all about, if you ask us.

Runderwear base layer Valentine's Day gifts for runners

RUNDERWEAR Women’s Running Base Layer £49.50

Stay warm and stay chafe-free with this gorgeous base layer from Runderwear. The technical fabric does all the work for you, so you won’t overheat or catch a chill, and we love the pop of colour it adds to our wardrobe full of black spandex. Nothing wins you Valentine’s Day brownie points more than a gift that’s both practical and pretty.

Runderwear v5 bra Valentine's Day gifts for runners

RUNDERWEAR Original Running Bra V5 £40

While we’re talking all things Runderwear, these specially-designed sports bras make the perfect gift. This latest version is even more comfortable and supportive than before – and it’s Esther’s current favourite for long training runs.

Runderwear Original Running Bra V5 full review.

MIJMOJ Personalised Oak Frame & Medal Hanger £39.95

For anyone whose true soulmate is running, there’s no better present than a a designated spot for some humble bragging. This frame has handy little hooks to display your race bling, with space for action shots and a personal message. We’ve officially been wooed.

Salomon Sensibelt Valentine's Day gifts for runners

SALOMON Sensibelt Unisex Belt | £40

This is the ultimate gift for fuss-free running: a comfortable, roomy running belt made from lightweight and stretchy materials. It may not seem like the most glamorous present, but your running Valentine will thank you for this essential kit.

OOfos sandal Valentine's Day gifts for runners

OOFOS OOriginal Sports Sandal £55

Give the gift of recovery this February with these brilliant OOFOS sandals. They’re a total game changer when it comes to speeding up your recovery time between runs: just pop these on after long training sessions and feel the benefits of the soft, absorbent footbed. Because saying ‘I want to help you reduce stress on your joints after a run’ is runner speak for ‘I’m madly in love with you’!

SALOMON S/LAB Phantasm running shoes £165

If you really want to push the boat out, then these are at the top of our wishlist. This featherlight racing shoe is both bold and brilliant, with seamless collars for comfort and responsive foam for speed. If Cupid himself wore running shoes then these would be the ones, we’re sure of it.

RED calendar Valentine's Day gifts for runners

RED Together Downloadable Calendar | Free, open to donations

If you loved moving everyday for Sport In Mind with RED January, there’s some good news: you can now download a free calendar to keep yourself motivated to move every day, all year long. Left your V day gift to the last minute? This is the perfect solution for the runner in your life.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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