Gift guide: Best gifts for runners

Whether they're a running novice or a veteran marathoner, this is the gear that'll help them start the year off strong.

mission cooling microfiber towel, $15

This towel's fiber works to cool consistently through an evaporating effect built into the fabric.
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saucony triumph iso 2 running shoes, $150

A favorite of the pros, this shoe's cushioning is closer to the foot than ever before, meaning you can feel the impact immediately.
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the north face better than naked women's running shorts, $55

She'll get maximum mobility on her run with these lightweight shorts.
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zella 'zeltek' reflective headband, $18

This chic, reflective headband keeps her hair in place during a long run, and other workouts of any intensity.
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smartwool phd® run light elite low cut socks, $18

Runners love these socks because they're engineered to cushion the ball and heel of the foot, which provides the ultimate running comfort.
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tracksmith varsity runners cap, $38

This 100-percent Merino cap combines low-key styling with high-quality materials, giving exceptional warmth from winter to spring. BUY IT >

louva shorties gloves, $10

Keep warm in the coldest weather with these stretchy gloves that can also double as wrist warmers. BUY IT >

oofos recovery sandals, $60

The athletic sandal look is still trending, and these are designed to reduce stress on feet through a luxury, water-resistant foam.
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lululemon run all day backpack, $118

Water resistant, lightweight, and with specialty pockets for a phone and water bottle, this backpack is great for long runs or a hike.
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trigger point cold roller, $100

Help them speed up recovery with this cold roller. Place it in the freezer for two hours and use after a run to target specific muscles with cold compression. BUY IT >