Running Gifts for Women

Gift Guide 2023 | Fleet Feet

By The Fleet Feet Editors Updated on

Almost everyone has a wife, mom, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor, or coworker who is a runner. Do you want to support their running habit with a great gift, but don’t know what to get her? This guide can help.

For more than 45 years, Fleet Feet has helped people choose the perfect running gifts for women. Besides the best women’s running shoes, there is lots of apparel and running gear to help them log the miles.

As part of our Gift Guide For Runners, we picked the 10 best running gifts for the women in your life (or yourself—we won’t tell). So whether it’s for Christmas, Mother’s Day, her birthday, to celebrate a goal race or just because she deserves it, there is something on this list for any occasion.

From rugged and stylish running watches to the most comfortable apparel, these running gifts for women will meet all their demands and then some.

[This article is part of our 2023 Gift Guide for Runners. See all the best gifts for runners by price, category and more. Can’t make up your mind? No worries. Check out our gift cards for a gift that keeps on giving.]

images of the items on the Gifts for Women list
Give the Gift of Inspiration
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Women's Balega Enduro No Show Sock


Every runner can always use an extra pair of socks, and the Balega’s Women’s Enduro No Show Running Socks are some of the best out there. These babies mold perfectly to the contours of your feet and contain Balega’s proprietary Drynamix ® moisture wicking fibers to help keep your feet dry, comfortable and blister-free. While more expensive than basic cotton socks, these make running much more comfortable and last for years. Plus, she will think of you every time she puts them on for a run.

You can also get her the Grit & Grace version, where a portion of the proceeds from every sock goes to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. These limited edition socks have sayings such as “beautiful warrior,” “be brave, keep going” and “further together, stronger together” to give her inspiration for her runs.

Give the Gift of Rain Protection
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rabbit Swish Jacket 2.0

This jacket is ideal for the female runner in your life. Perfect for running, it protects against wind and rain, yet looks stylish enough to wear around town. Plus, she can pack it into its chest pocket, so it's perfect for throwing into a gym bag or car in case of rain.
Give the Gift of Coziness
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Women’s Vuori Halo Performance Hoodie 2.0


The Vuori Halo Performance Hoodie 2.0 is a great gift to give to your favorite runner—or anyone. This zip-up hoodie is made with buttery soft material that feels amazing. It’s the ideal layering piece for someone with an active lifestyle and can be worn while working out, with jeans or even over a dress for a fun, casual look.

Plus, it feels soft and comfortable from the first wash to the 50th because it doesn’t pill like a traditional sweatshirt. Give the gift of coziness to your favorite runner with this hoodie.

Give the Gift of Motivation
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Garmin Forerunner 255 Music


The Garmin Forerunner 255 Music is a powerful, practical addition to any runner’s arsenal. The nice aspect of this GPS watch is that it has everything your runner needs to train, whether she is a beginner runner or running her 50th marathon. She can track her workouts, track her daily lifestyle goals, check notifications and listen to music straight from the watch (with Bluetooth headphones like Shokz).

You are also helping to give the gift of safety with this watch because it features LiveTrack, which lets friends and family follow her real-time location and view her pre-planned course. Plus, If she feels unsafe or if her watch senses that an incident occurred, the assistance and incident detection features can send her location to emergency contacts.

Give the Gift of Comfort
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Women's Vuori Performance Joggers


Any woman in your life will be thrilled with a pair of Vuori Performance Joggers. These buttery soft joggers are the ultimate in comfort. They are designed with a relaxed fit, slightly cropped legs and side pockets.

Not only do they feel amazing, but they also look good on lots of body types and can be used for hanging out on the couch or any type of workout. The toughest decision for this gift is whether to get a pair for yourself, too.

Give the Gift of Massage
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Power Plate Pulse 3.0

Give her the gift of self-care and massage with the Power Plate Pulse 3.0. The perfect recovery tool for runners, athletes or any woman, this percussion massage gun helps work out tension, knots and sore muscles. It has different speeds and attachments to find the perfect solution for every muscle whether she needs a massage after a grueling workout or from the stress of everyday life.
Give the Gift of Fun
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Women's New Balance Printed Impact Run Tight


There is nothing like a fun pair of tights to make working out more enjoyable, which is why she will love wearing the New Balance Printed Impact Run Tight. Whether she is doing a HIIT workout or doing her long run while training for a half marathon, these tights will meet her demands.

If you ask most women what makes a great running tight, most will reply with pockets. These tights have two side drop-in hip pockets that fit phones close to the body without bouncing and a secure back zippered pocket for keys, cards and more.

Give the Gift of Layering
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Women's Brooks Dash Half Zip

One of the best layering pieces that you can give a woman is a really good half-zip. The Brooks Dash Half Zip is just that. It is moisture-wicking, soft and comfortable while also having a 50+ UPF rating (and thumbholes on the sleeves!). The semi-fitted cut of this half-zip is flattering on almost any figure. She will love throwing on this pullover when there is a chill in the air, whether she is hiking or doing speedwork on a chilly afternoon.
Give the Gift of Safety
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Nathan Vibe Reflective Vest


One way to show that you care about the women in your life is to make sure that they stay safe. With winter comes less daylight and many runners and walkers will get their workouts in before the sun comes up or after it sets when it is hard for others to see them.

The Nathan Vibe Reflective Vest is one of the best reflective vests to help her be seen by drivers and other road users. Providing 360 degrees of reflectivity, this is easy to throw on over any outfit when she is running in the dark. Whether she is running before the kids wake up or walking the dog after work, this tool will help her get home safely.

Give the Gift of Recovery
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OOFOS OOcoozie Low Shoes

Keep her feet toasty warm and comfortable with a pair of OOFOS OOcoozie Low shoes. These are perfect for her to slip on after a run for recovery or wear at home all day if she has plantar fasciitis. The foam in these sandals is extremely comfortable, has curves to cradle her feet, and the patented design takes stress off her knees and ankles. Her feet will thank you for getting her the most comfortable and cozy shoes.
Give the Gift of Their Choice
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Digital Gift Card

Any runner can always use a gift card to Fleet Feet. These can be used both online or at any of the approximately 250 Fleet Feet retail locations, where your runner can experience our Fit Process which uses 3D foot scanning technology to find the perfect shoe for them.

More Gifts for Runners

We narrowed down our favorite products by category so whether your runner likes to crush marathons or enjoys the daily stress-relief, these gifts will make your shopping easy.

Why You Should Trust Us

At Fleet Feet one of our core values is that it is a privilege to serve. We take the thought of giving you advice and guiding you to pick out the perfect gift for the runner in your life very seriously and are honored that you chose to read this. Fleet Feet is the No. 1 run specialty store in the country. We serve more than 3 million customers across 250+ locations annually and have completed more than 5 million 3D foot scans (and counting) of different runners and walkers’ feet. Our goal is to help every customer find the correct shoes, apparel and gear for their goals.

We don’t just sell shoes and gear, we run, walk and hike with you in those shoes. We have had hundreds of thousands of runners and walkers participate in our training programs, community runs and events every year. We have locations all over the country running in the snow, desert and everything in between.

We take our sales data and talk with the different shoe companies, designers and our network of runners, walkers and hikers to cultivate this list of the best gifts for women runners. We also review shoes and gear ourselves to provide you with the best information possible when making these guides. We update this guide regularly to make sure you have the latest information possible to make the best decision for you when it comes to giving your loved one a gift.

How We Picked the Best Gifts

With more than 45 years of experience, Fleet Feet is the expert in running (and gifting). What makes the perfect gift for a runner comes down to the personal experience, goals, preferences and style of that runner. We use a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, seasonal trends and our own top-seller lists to pick out the best gifts. With all that in mind, we picked gear that lived up to our personal (and professional) expectations. Plus, as people who live and breathe running, we know what we would like to unwrap ourselves.

Standing Behind Our Picks

We picked the best gifts based on what we think will work for the most people in most situations. If you buy a gift from us and you don’t love the way it looks, fits or performs, bring them back within 60 days for a full refund.

Plus, we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 on, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.