There's a line you'll see thrown around liberally whenever anyone writes about how to start running. It goes something like this: "All you need to run, after all, is a pair of sneakers, some shorts, and a T-shirt, and you're out the door!" This is true, of course, but it ignores one of the best and most satisfying parts of what running is all about: the stuff. If you have a runner in your life, I guarantee he'd appreciate any of the outstanding gear you see below. Oh, and a note: Tempting though it may be, especially in the face of holiday discounts, do not buy your runner friend sneakers — that shit is personal.