These small gifts will get a big response.
Buff Multifunctional Headwear
It’s a headband, ear warmer, neck gaiter, sweatband, insect shield, sunblocker, and more—all in one affordable piece.
In addition to stylish, bounce-free running sunglasses, shopping at Goodr is just plain fun. Their product names (“Flamingos on a Booze Cruise,” for starters) are guaranteed to bring a smile to your weary shopper’s face.
Kudos Coaster Plus
$20, set of six, Kudos2u.com
Give your athlete a place to put their hard-earned victory beer with these cool coaster kits, which let you transform race medals into a tabletop display.
Brooks Run Happy Booster Pom Beanie
This hat’s bright pom-pom will bring the fun to even the coldest winter runs.
Skratch Labs Gingerbread Cookie Mix
Who says cookies can’t be fuel? The popular sports-nutrition company uses minimally-processed ingredients to create jersey-pocket bites that are nutritionally similar to conventional energy bars.
Moji Mini Pro
This compact massager is the perfect size for stashing in a tri bag, travel carry-on, office desk, and—yes—Christmas stocking.
Enso Ultralite Silicone Ring
Hit the pool without worrying about inadvertently leaving your wedding ring at the bottom.
Nathan Reflective Snap Bands
$9, set of two, Amazon.com
In addition to reflectivity for an early-morning run or while bike commuting to work, these high-viz accessories are sure to bring up some fun 80’s slap-bracelet nostalgia.
Hydrapak Soft Flask 500ml
Unlike hard water bottles, which are a hassle to carry, this soft-sided, leak-proof handheld is easy to stash in a pocket until it’s time to refill.
Crank Brothers Y12 Multitool
Everything a rider needs to fix on the fly—including seven hex wrenches, two screwdrivers, and a patch kit—fits into this tiny, lightweight package.
Clif Bar Seasonal Flavors
$22 for 12, Amazon.com
Endurance athletes can’t get enough of these limited-edition holiday flavors, which include pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and peppermint bark.
Sporti Silicone Swim Cap
A fun and festive winter design will make your swimmer the envy of every Masters swim.
$.99 and up, Redbubble.com
Creative and funny endurance-themed stickers await on this site, where independent artists create designs and logos that can also be printed on everything phone cases to t-shirts. (Our favorite: “Eat Pasta, Run Fasta.”)
Linden & True Coffee
$15.50 and up, Coffeebylt.com
If you can’t be an elite athlete, at least caffeinate like one. The Lindens (Boston Marathon champion Des and top age-group triathlete Ryan) and the Trues (Olympic triathlete Sarah and American 5K record holder Ben) created these small-batch, single-origin coffees to share with their fellow endurance athletes.
SwimSpray Chlorine Removal Spray
Not everyone digs the smell of eau de chlorine. This safe, gentle, and all-natural spray neutralizes chlorine odor and softens skin and hair using vitamin C.
Socrates Woven Performance Socks
Give your athletes a pep talk before every run with these colorful socks featuring inspiring messages.
If you know someone shooting for a half or full marathon PR in the offseason, these silicone wristbands remove the mental drain of trying to calculate pace.
Dr. Archy Foot Massager
This slip-on tool massages, supports, and stretches to treat sore feet, heel/arch pain, and plantar fasciitis.
EzyDog Shock Absorbing Handy Leash
This comfort leash uses a “handy” design to keep the leash secure while running with Fido, while a built-in spring absorbs the shock from spontaneous squirrel chases.
Mad Alchemy Chamois Cream
This handcrafted line uses earth-friendly ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and oils from various plants and herbs to create high-quality chamois creams and other cycling skincare products.