19 Best Gift Ideas for Runners, Hikers, Cyclists & More

Nov 21st 2023

19 Best Gift Ideas for Runners, Hikers, Cyclists & More

Our gift guide makes shopping easy for all the outdoorsy people on your list!

If you’re struggling to figure out what to get your trail-runner sister or cycling-obsessed best friend, you’re not alone. It seems like they have all the gear they could ever possibly need, but rest assured, there’s always room for more stuff in their collection. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of giftable TrailHeads gear that will keep them warm, protected from the elements and safe in the outdoors. These are our 19 best gift ideas for runners, hikers, cyclists and more. (It’s okay if you want to buy gifts for yourself, too!)

Best gifts for her

These gift ideas are for ladies who love pushing their personal limits in the great outdoors. Our top gifts for women will keep her warm and comfortable for all her favorite activities in cool and cold weather

Women’s Trailblazer Hat

When temps drop, our fleecy women’s winter hat is a comfy, cozy and versatile must-have that she’ll grab every time she heads out the door. It features a brim with reflective edging, a ponytail hole and a drop down headband for protecting her ears and neck from the cold and wind. Choose from more than half a dozen colors to suit her style.

Womens Trailblazer Hat

Women’s Convertible Mittens

Our convertible mittens for women are designed for smaller hands for the perfect fit. When she needs to grab her keys or phone, they easily switch to fingerless gloves in seconds. The mitten flap tucks away in a storage pocket and thumbs hold back with built-in magnets. Four-way-stretch fabric, extended cuffs and reflective accents finish these versatile mitts.

Womens convertible mittens

Women’s Merino Hat

Go light and stay warm is the name of the game. This ultra-warm winter hat for women is made with Merino wool. The high-performance fabric has added stretch and continues to insulate even when she gets a sweat going. A three-inch ponytail slot makes it easy for her to wear a messy high bun or a ponytail. Contoured coverage ensures her ears and neck stay warm and protected at all times.                                              

Womens Merino Ponytail Hat


Women’s Quilted Trucker and Mittens Gift Set

The diamond-quilted insulation on this women’s hat and mittens gift set is as attractive as it is functional and warm. The hat has a ponytail hole and adjustable earband for custom coverage depending on the temperature. The mittens have extended cuffs to keep wrists covered and a strip of touchscreen fabric from the forefinger down the palm.


Best gifts for him

Gear that seamlessly transitions from outdoor adventures to a post-run coffee or brew makes it easy for him to get out and keep going. These gift ideas for men will have his eyes lighting up with excitement about all the exploring he’ll get to do.

Men’s Trucker Hat

Our classic trucker hat for men is perfect for everyday wear in fall and winter weather. The plaid front panel is made of a warm, wool-blend fabric, and the rest is a soft and stretchy fleece. This hat has a drop-down fleece earband for extra warmth and protection when needed. He can wear it running, hiking, walking the dog, shoveling the driveway and so much more.

  Men's Trucker Hat

Men’s Convertible Zip Mitts

The warmest in our men’s collection, these men’s thermal mittens are designed for temps as low as 10°F with a layer of Primaloft insulation and an extended cuff for extra coverage. A unique zipper design on the back of the mitt makes it easy to free your hands to grab your keys or send a quick text. They are the perfect running mittens, hiking mittens, cross country ski mittens and more!

Mens Zip Mitts

Men’s Power Stretch Running Gloves

These stretchy running gloves for men are packed with convenient and comfortable features. They’re made with a four-way-stretch fabric that wicks moisture to the surface and a brushed inner layer for thermal efficiency. Conductive fabric on the thumb and forefinger makes easy work of snapping pics and sending texts without taking the gloves off. Trail runners love them for the non-slip silicone on the palm that lets you keep a strong grip on items like energy gels, your phone or your keys.

Mens Power Gloves

Men’s Reflective Running Hat and Convertible Mittens Gift Set

This gift set includes our men’s reflective running hat and convertible mittens. The beanie is made with comfortable, four-way-stretch fabric that wicks moisture to the surface to keep him dry and warm. Plus, it’s helmet-friendly! The mittens are designed to convert to fingerless gloves when he needs better dexterity. Both the beanie and mitts have reflective accents to enhance his visibility in low-light conditions.

Men's Gift Set

Best gifts for runners

Whether they’re running trails or roads, dedicated runners will keep racking up miles throughout the year regardless of changes to weather and daylight. These gift ideas for runners will keep them warm, and most have reflective accents to make your runner easier to spot by other trail users and passing motorists.

Women’s Reflective Running Hat

Our women’s winter running hat has 360 degrees of visibility thanks to the reflective stripe all the way around the beanie. Soft and stretchy fleece fabric is cozy and comfortable, and it’s doubled up over the ears for added protection and warmth. A ponytail hole makes it easy for her to manage her mane on the run.

Womens Ponytail Beanie

Men’s and Women’s Merino Running Beanie

Merino wool is the standard for natural fabrics in outdoor recreation because it’s breathable, insulates even when wet, dries quickly and is naturally odor-resistant. Our NEW Merino running beanie for men and women is soft, lightweight and has flatlock seams for comfort. This hat is perfect for running and is also helmet-friendly for cycling, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling.

Womens Merino Ponytail BeanieMen's Merino Beanie

Men’s and Women’s Convertible Gloves

Runners love convertible gloves because they can keep hands extra cozy and protected until they need a quick snack or want to snap a photo along their route. These convertible gloves for men and women and are perfect for all their miles from fall through spring. The waterproof mitten shell tucks away when not needed, a built-in wipe makes it easy to swipe away sweat, and the thumbs and forefingers are touchscreen-compatible.

 Convertible GlovesMen's Convertible Gloves

Men’s and Women’s Touchscreen Gloves and Winter Headband Gift Set

Sometimes all they need is light grab-and-go gear that easily fits in their pocket when they’ve warmed up. Our touchscreen gloves and winter headband gift set for men and women fit the bill. The headbands are contoured to ensure ear coverage and have reflective designs on the front and sides. The gloves have grip on the palms and touchscreen-compatible thumbs and forefingers. Everything folds up nicely and tucks away when temps warm up.                                            

Women's Gift SetMen's Gift Set

Women’s Smitten

These women’s smittens are fingerless gloves and mittens in one. Stretchy, lightweight and quick-drying fabric with a fleecy, brushed interior makes them super comfy, and the two-in-one style offers versatility.

Womens Smitten

Best gifts for hikers

The hiker in your life can never have too much gear (unless they’ve overpacked and realize how heavy their pack is a mile into a long trek). Surprise and delight at your next gift exchange with our hand-picked gift ideas for hikers.

Men’s and Women’s Trailblazer and Neck Warmer Gift Set in Hunter Orange

Imagine a soft, warm hat with a brim and an earband that can fold down or flip up when temps fluctuate. That’s our Trailblazer Hat, and it’s part of our Trailblazer and neck warmer gift set for men and women. It’s perfect for trekking fall through spring, and hikers love this hat in hunter orange for extra safety on the trails during hunting season.

Women's Gift SetMens Gift Set

Men’s and Women’s Insulated Convertible Mittens

Your favorite hiker will love a pair of insulated mittens that keep their hands warm but easily free up fingers for things like nature photography and summit selfies with friends. Our NEW insulated convertible mittens for men and women are designed with versatility in mind. Moisture wicking fabric pulls sweat away from hands to keep them dry and warm, and a water-resistant shell sheds light precipitation like snow or drizzle. The quilted mitts flip back to reveal fingerless gloves that make managing a trail map easier.


Womens Insulated MittensMen's Insulated Mitten

Men’s and Women’s UV Protection Hats

A simple hat is a nice gift, but this one is elevated with built-in UPF 50+ protection that prevents the sun from burning sensitive skin. Our UV protection hat for men and women is lightweight, breathable and quick drying. UPF protection blocks more than 98% of UVA and UVB rays from getting through. They’ll love it because this hat takes up next-to-no space in their hiking pack.

Womens UV HatMens UV Hat

Best gifts for cyclists

Whether your loved one is a cyclist who enjoys the freedom of the open road or an MTB rider who lives for challenging trails, these top picks are sure to please. Helmets are essential gear, and these gifts for cyclists are designed to be worn underneath without compromising fit or safety.

Helmet Liner

This helmet-friendly liner hat is an ultra-thin beanie made with four-way stretch fabric that is lightweight, moisture-wicking and quick-drying. It’s designed to provide full ear coverage with a double layer fabric for a little extra insulation. It’s not limited to helmets for cyclists. Our helmet liner is also perfect to wear under ski helmets, snowboard helmets and equestrian helmets, as well as motorcycle helmets and hard hats.

Helmet Liner

Sunglasses Slots Headband

This headband with sunglasses slots above the ears helps keep sunglasses in place during a ride with zero pressure, pinching or slipping. It’s contoured with complete ear coverage and made with a double layer of lightweight, wicking and quick-drying fabric. It’s great for riders with prescription glasses and frames with low-light yellow lenses, too. 

Sunglasses Slots HeadbandSunglasses Slots Headband

Power Ponytail Headband

She won’t have to mess with uncomfortable ponytail placement or unruly flyaways when she wears this headband with an opening for her ponytail. This headband is made with soft, stretchy fabric that is warm enough for chilly winter days but also lightweight enough for cool fall and spring workouts.

Power Ponytail Headband

Happy shopping and happy holidays from the TrailHeads team! Check out our blog for tips to help you take the trail less traveled.