Run Ottawa’s 2021 Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! Has it snuck up on you and you now find yourself scrambling for gifts for your running besties, or stocking stuffers for your running-obsessed loved ones? We have gathered some runner-specific gift suggestions of varying price points, and linked them to some of our favourite retailers, in the hopes of making the holidays a little easier for you this year.


$29.99 and under

Tech-friendly gloves


Hair elastics


Shoe deodorisers

Hand and foot warmers




Badger balm

Epsom salts


Tune-up balls

Running log/training journal

Tempo Blend coffee

Available whole bean or ground, in a medium or dark roast, Run Ottawa’s Tempo Blend is crafted from two incredible single origins to make one amazing blend. A light to medium roast, perfectly drinkable. Pour a cup, lace up and let this blend boost your next tempo run! 

 A gift card for a local, favourite post run treat.



Merino wool socks


Arm bands

SPI belt

The SPI belt holds your smartphone, keys, ID, headphones, cash, credit cards, or even a passport.You can wear it while running as it’s lightweight, bounce-free, and can be worn under or over your clothing.

Canadian Running Magazine subscription

Nuun tabs




Spikes help to give you better traction and safety on packed snow or ice. 




Head lamp

Toe stretchers


A rechargeable flashing LED vest for nighttime walking, running and cycling.



Audible or Spotify subscription

Handheld hydration flask

Hydration pack 

Gels and bars

An entry to Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

A Run Ottawa Membership


We hope with these gift ideas you are able to easily cross a few more names off of your holiday list. We also won’t blame you if you have added a few of these suggestions onto your own wishlist this year. Happy gifting!