DIY Gift Baskets for Runners

Homemade DIY Gift Basket Ideas For Guys Who Love to Run!

Need some great ideas for creating a DIY gift basket for a guy in your life who loves to run? Well, you’ve most definitely come to the right place. Creating your own homemade gift basket for a runner, or someone who is interested in taking up the sport is a terrific gift idea, especially due to the fact that men can be difficult to shop for when it comes to gift giving. Being able to theme a gift based on something your gift recipient loves to do, it not only thoughtful, it will also mean so much more to your gift recipient. If you’re looking to creating a running themed gift basket geared more towards females, check out our post on DIY Gift Basket Ideas for Female Runners.

DIY Gift Basket for Runners

Creating a homemade DIY running-themed gift basket for men really isn’t that hard There’s a limited amount of gear involved in running, so you won’t need to worry about including anything too technical or costly, unless your ‘DIY gift basket for runners’ gift recipient is training for the Olympics! Even though the sport of running requires less equipment and gear than other sports, there are still thousands of gift items to choose from when considering what to include in your DIY gift basket for men and boys who run.

If you’re having issues coming up with ideas on what to include in your gift basket, don’t sweat it, we are here to help! We came up with a great a-la-carte selection of items that you can purchase directly from Amazon to build your own unique DIY gift basket for a runner. We’ve included highly-rated selections at various price ranges to allow you to accommodate your budget, while still allowing you to create a fun and useful gift basket your father, son, friend, brother, grandfather, cousin, etc. will love! Of course, you don’t have to go with our selections, we are merely presenting you with some ideas for items that would make a great addition to your runners gift basket theme! You can also find many of these items at your local retailers. Just make sure they are small enough to fit in your gift basket.

For your convenience, we’ve broken out the basket items by category to make it easy for you to build your DIY gift basket for male runners. Just select one or more items from each category and add a few of your own unique touches. Within minutes, you’ll have everything you need to create a thoughtful and unique DIY runner’s themed gift basket. Please note that some items are in multiples, which is helpful if you are creating multiple DIY gift baskets with the same, or similar theme. Please note, that although running shoes are a key factor in running performance, we did not include them below as they are typically given as a solo gift and not part of a gift basket.

DIY homemade gift baskets for men and boys who run make great gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day, Christmas, and more!

Let's Start Creating Your DIY Runner's Gift Basket!

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Let's Start by Selecting Some Fun Running Apparel & Accessories

Whatever you choose to throw into your homemade DIY gift basket for a guy in your life who loves to run will be a winner. Here are a few ideas you may want to check out.

Saucony Men’s Multi-Pack Bolt Performance Quarter Socks

Under Armour Men’s Tech 2.0 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Saucony Men’s Multi-Pack Mesh Ventilating Comfort Fit Performance No-Show Socks

G Gradual Men’s 7″ Workout Running Shorts Quick Dry Lightweight Gym Shorts with Zip Pockets

6 Stages of Marathon Running Tee shirt Gift for Runner T-Shirt

Runners Shirt Periodic Table “Runner” Men & Women Tee Gifts T-Shirt

Nike Adult Thermal Running Gloves

Mens Running Motivation Raptor Chase T Shirt Funny Dinosaur Tee

YunTuo LED Beanie Hat with Light,Unisex USB Rechargeable Hands Free 4 LED Headlamp Cap Winter Knitted Night Lighted Hat Flashlight

Nike Aerobill Featherlight Dri-Fit White Unisex Running Tennis Cap CI2662-100

Smile Every Mile Shirt. Funny Running TShirts. Runner Gifts

adidas Athletic 6-Pack Low Cut Socks

Add a Couple of Books!

Runners like to read up on their sport (when they are not running). Adding a book relating to running or running fitness to your DIY runners-themed gift basket is always a nice touch. Here are a few ideas...

Rise and Run: Recipes, Rituals and Runs to Fuel Your Day: A Cookbook Hardcover

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook Hardcover

Get Your Butt Out the Door: A 365-Day Motivational Runner’s Companion Paperback

Older Yet Faster: The Secret to Running Fast and Injury Free Paperback

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts―and the Rest of Your Life

Gone For a Run Day-by-Day Run Planner | Running Journals Inspirational Words

The 365-Day Running Journal: Log Workouts, Improve Your Runs, Stay Motivated Paperback

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Paperback

Now Let's Add Some Fun Gift Basket Fillers!

These ideas for running accessories will make a great addition to your DIY runners-themed gift basket.

[4 Pack] Cooling Towel (40″x12″),Ice Towel, Soft Breathable Chilly Towel, Microfiber Towel

Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm

E Tronic Edge Running Belt for Women and Men, Money Belt and Running Fanny Pack, Hiking Fanny Pack, Holder for Cell Phone, Money, and Keys, Adjustable Belt Pouch fits Most Phone and Waist Sizes

LED Safety Light (2 Pack) + Free Bonuses | Clip On Strobe/Running Lights | The Best High Visibility Accessories for Your Reflective Gear

Coach Soak: Muscle Recovery Bath Soak – Natural Magnesium Muscle Relief & Joint Soother-21 Minerals, Essential Oils & Dead Sea Bath Salts-Absorbs Faster Than Epsom Salt for Soaking (Energizing Citrus)

E Tronic Edge Running Belt for Women and Men, Money Belt and Running Fanny Pack, Holder for Cell Phone, Money, and Keys – Pouch fits Most Phone and Waist Sizes

TGBJE Runners Gift Marathon One Mile At A Time Keychain Stainless Steel Keychain with Running Shoe

BodyRestore Shower Steamers Aromatherapy – 15 Pack Shower Bombs, Eucalyptus Shower Tablets for Nasal Congestion, Essential Oil Stress Relief and Relaxation

321 STRONG Foam Roller – Medium Density Deep Tissue Massager for Muscle Massage and Myofascial Trigger Point Release, with 4K eBook

Polarized Sports Sunglasses for Men Women Youth Baseball Cycling Running Driving Fishing Golf Motorcycle TAC Glasses UV400

Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70+, Sweatproof & Waterproof Active Sunscreen, 2.5 fl. Oz

Muscle Massage Gun, Portable Handheld Percussion Massager Gun with 6 Massage Heads, Aerlang Massage Gun Deep Tissue with 20 Speeds LCD Screen and Carrying Case

Let's Add a Couple of Mugs or Tumblers!

A DIY gift basket for guys who run just wouldn't be complete without a coffee mug or tumbler for hydration!

Worry Less Design Runner – Funny Running Definiton, Gift for Runner, Runner Gifts, Gifts for Runners (11 Oz Mug)

Thermoflask Double Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle with Two Lids, 24 Ounce, Plum

Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle with Flex Cap or Flex Straw

Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Spout Lid, 40 oz, Midnight

3dRose run Mug, 1 Count (Pack of 1)

A Runners Dictionary – Running Mug, Running Gift, Gift for Dad Running, Mom Running Gift

Fruit Infuser Water Bottles – Infusion Water Bottle by Savvy Outdoors in 24 oz, Green

In It For The Run Running Quote Coffee & Tea Gift Mug for a Long Distance Marathon Runner (11oz)

And Finally...Let's Top Off the Runners-Themed Gift Basket With Some Energy & Nutrition!

Your DIY gift basket for runners recipient will be thankful you added some food. Here's a few ideas to get your started...

Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier – Passion Fruit – Hydration Powder Packets | Electrolyte Drink Mix | Easy Open Single-Serving Stick | Non-GMO | 16 Sticks

GU Energy Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, 24-Count, Assorted Flavors

Pure Protein Bars, High Protein, Nutritious Snacks to Support Energy, Low Sugar, Gluten Free, Variety Pack, 1.76oz, 18 Pack

RXBAR, Chocolate Sea Salt, Protein Bar,High Protein Snack, Gluten Free, 1.83 Oz (Pack of 12)

Nature’s Garden Healthy Trail Mix Snack Packs – Mixed Nuts, Heart Healthy Nuts, Omega-3 Rich, Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Perfect For The Entire Family – 28.8 Oz Bag (24 Individual Servings)

Bare Baked Crunchy Fruit Snack Pack, Gluten Free, Apples, Bananas, and Coconut Flavors, 0.53oz (16 Count)

Quest Tortilla Style Protein Chips Variety Pack, Chili Lime, Nacho Cheese, Loaded Taco, Baked, High Protein, Low Carb, Gluten Free, 1.1 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Flavored Snack Nuts, 100 Calorie Packs, 32 Count, 20 Ounce (Pack of 1)

Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Variety Pack, (60 Servings), 10 Count (Pack of 6)

ONE Protein Bars, Gluten Free 20g Protein and Only 1g Sugar, Best Sellers Variety Pack, Best Sellers Variety Pack, 2.12 oz (12 Pack)

Baskets and Fill Material

If you need baskets and fill material, we recommend heading over to your local Dollar Store if you have one in the neighborhood or within the general vicinity. You might also have some luck at Walmart or Target. Amazon also has a wide variety of baskets in various, shapes, sizes, and materials.