Running Gifts for Women

Holiday Gift Guide 2021 | Fleet Feet

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Almost everyone has either a mom, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor, or coworker who is a runner. Support their running habit with a great gift. Besides the best women’s running shoes, there is lots of apparel, technology and other 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). 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 2021 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.]

Balega Women’s Enduro No Show Running Socks

Every runner loves socks and can always use an extra pair. Whether it is a gift for your mom, stocking stuffer for your wife, or you’re buying a pair for yourself, you cannot go wrong with the Women’s Enduro No Show Running Sock.

This sock perfectly molds to the contours of your foot, locks in the heel and midfoot, leaves your toes room to move and helps prevent heel blistering. It contains Balega’s proprietary Drynamix ® moisture wicking fibers, plus specially constructed, reinforced microfiber mesh ventilation panels to keep your feet cool and dry.

It also has a deep heel pocket and high heel tab to prevent any slippage in your shoe. The no-show cut is also great for wearing around casually because it disappears below the ankle of most shoes.

Brooks Dare Crossback Run Bra

Every woman needs a good bra for running, so Brooks designed the Dare Crossback Run Bra to support you through every mile.

Unlike all-purpose sports bras, the Crossback Run Bra—and the entire Dare Collection—were built for run-specific support. That means the Crossback reduces motion and provides comfort in exactly the right ways.

Brooks created the bra with a cross-back design that’s easy to pull on, while molded cups support each breast individually. An integrated bottom band lies flat against your body and creates the support you demand from your bra.

Cut from sweat-wicking fabric that keeps you cool and comfortable, the Brooks Dare Crossback Run Bra is a streamlined and supportive bra built just for running.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Music can make the miles fly by, and the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music packs enough tunes for the longest runs.

Garmin built the Forerunner 245 Music with storage for up to 500 songs—but it does a whole lot more than play music. The Forerunner 245 tracks your runs with GPS, so you get accurate distance, pace and time. Plus, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor keeps up with your effort so you can train smarter.

Built-in apps and Garmin’s coaching software help you figure out if you’re on track or you’re pushing too hard. Packaged in a durable but low-profile case with interchangeable quick-swap silicone straps, the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is the ultimate training partner.

For more information on the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, check out our Forerunner 245 review.

On Climate Jacket

When the temperature drops but you still need to get in your run, the women’s On Weather Jacket will keep you warm and dry.

On engineered the Climate Jacket with 100% recycled insulation that is heat mapped for the woman’s body, giving you warmth and protection where you need it most.

The jacket is designed with a four-way stretch fabric that allows you to move and run with ease. The moisture-wicking material will make sure that the sweat is drawn away from your body, keeping you comfortable and dry. The shell is coated in a durable water repellent finish to ensure rain rolls off, but the jacket remains breathable so you don’t get clammy.

If you’re looking for a premium running gift for a woman in your life (or just for yourself), look no further than the On Climate Jacket.

Theragun PRIME

Every woman has strain and stress on their muscles from long runs or long days at the office. The Theragun Prime can help release it.

This percussion massager stimulates circulation, generates heat for a quick warmup and releases your deepest tension to help you wind down.

Using Theragun’s QuietForce Technology™, the brushless motor is remarkably quiet. Between the four different massaging attachments, five-speed range and ability to connect to Bluetooth to deliver a customized wellness routine, you can find the exact settings to meet your needs.

rabbit Catch Me If You Can Shorts

Ultralight and minimal, the Catch Me If You Can Shorts from rabbit make a great gift for women who run.

Rabbit built the Catch Me If You Can shorts to get out of the way. The 2.5 inch inseam and slim fit give the shorts a speedy feel, and the wide waistband holds snugly without the need for a drawstring.

Even with its minimal construction, though, rabbit added three pockets to the shorts: two front internal pockets for small items and one zippered rear pocket in the waistband for extra storage.

The four-way stretch fabric is soft and smooth against your skin, and it soaks up sweat and dries quickly. Plus, an internal mesh liner improves comfort and breathability.

When you’re running fast, the rabbit Catch Me If You Can shorts will keep up.

New Balance Heat Grid Hoodie

The women’s New Balance Heat Grid Hoodie is an essential piece of cold-weather running gear that makes a great gift for any woman in your life.

New Balance designed the Heat Grid Hoodie with its NB Heat technology. The tech helps retain heat to keep you warmer in cold temperatures while also wicking moisture so you stay dry.

Snug cuffs with thumb holes help keep your hands warm, and a longer cut better protects you from icy winds. Finished with a hood and a zippered kangaroo pocket, the New Balance Heat Grid Hoodie is a lightweight and warm running hoodie that you’ll never want to take off.

Nathan Vibe Reflective Vest

Make sure that any woman runner you have in your life stays safe with this Nathan Vibe Reflective Vest. This reflective vest is great because it provides 360 degrees of reflectivity for visibility and safety in low light conditions.

This is an optimal piece of equipment for early morning or evening runners because it can fit over most clothes, sports a minimalist design, feels comfortable and is easy to fit. The body-hugging elastic design offers a full range of motion without interrupting arm swing.

Bottom line: It is easy to adjust, does it’s job and does not get in the way.

Mizuno Breath Thermo Tights

For cold weather runs, the Mizuno Breath Thermo Tight is essential.

Mizuno designed the Breath Thermo Tight from soft and stretchy fabric to hug your body and maintain your maximum range of motion. The thermal fabric keeps you warm by using escaping water vapor from your skin to generate heat, making it perfect for the colder runs.

With reflective details and flatlock seams, the Mizuno Breath Thermo Tight is the ideal cold-weather workout partner.

OOFOS OOlala Sandals

Don’t let cold weather prevent you from buying the woman in your life a pair of OOFOS OOlala sandals.

These are perfect for slipping on after a run for recovery or wearing at home all day if you have plantar fasciitis. These sandals have OOFOS patented OOFoam that absorb 37 percent more impact than traditional footwear while reducing stress on knees and ankles.

The closed-cell foam is machine washable and designed to go wherever you go. The versatile colorways let your OOlala Sandals transition with you from day to night, keeping you comfortable and in style.

Fleet Feet Gift Card

Any runner can always use a gift card to Fleet Feet. These can be used both online, or at any of the 180+ Fleet Feet retail locations, where they can experience our Fit Process that utilizes 3D fit id® foot scanning technology to find the perfect shoe for them.

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. At Fleet Feet, we have been helping runners pick out the right gear for decades, so we know a thing or two about making picking out the perfect gifts for them.

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 the 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.