The 12 Best Running Gifts to Buy for Women in 2018

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If you have a female friend, partner, or family member who loves hitting the trail or road for a run, you should consider gifting them a running-related present. Whether it's a headband to keep her cool on a hot day or a quirky t-shirt that tells everyone how much she adores her sport of running, there are plenty of fun and utilitarian gifts available at the click of a button.

Read on for the best running gifts for women you can buy now for that special someone.

Will Run for Cupcakes T-Shirt

This adorable, light-weight shirt features a slim, women's cut, cap sleeves, and textured ribbing in the fabric. The super soft cotton blend shirt is available in teal, indigo, charcoal, berry, and white. Also available in a moisture-wicking, performance T-shirt.

Oofos Flip Flop Sandals

The superior arch support and overall comfy feel of these sandals make them the perfect recovery footwear. Slip them on after a long run or a hard workout and your feet will thank you. Available in various colors, including black, blue, mint, melon, hot pink, and many more.

TrailHeads Women's Print Ponytail Headband

These adorable, inexpensive winter running headbands are perfect for any female runner. The soft headband is highly breathable, wicks moisture, and provides full ear protection. The headband's ponytail opening holds hair in place during runs, but it can also be worn by non-ponytail wearers. Choose from 9 different fun print patterns.

Oakley Half Jacket Sunglasses

My husband bought these sunglasses for me a couple of years ago and I absolutely love them. Aside from providing great sun protection, they're the most comfortable pair of running sunglasses I've ever owned.  They're lightweight, stay in place, and very comfortable, even if I'm also wearing a running hat. 

MedalART Race Medal Hanger

Your favorite runner will love to show off her hard-earned race bling with these MedalART Wall Hangers. These original designs are hand-sculpted from metal and make a great piece of wall art. Race medals easily slip onto the hanger, which can hold more than 24 medals. They're available in a variety of different designs and phrases, such as "Run Like a Girl", "I Run These Towns", and "Believe."

SPIbelt Running Belt

The SPIbelt may look small, but this sleek belt expands and can securely hold an iPod, Blackberry, cell phone, keys, up to five energy gel packs, and other small personal items. The SPIbelt does not bounce, ride or shift while running or doing other activities. It's a must-have for long-distance runners.

TrailHeads Goodbye Girl Ponytail Hat

This TrailHeads Goodbye Girl Ponytail hat has a hole in the back, so it keeps ponytails up and out of the way. It's made of Polartec fleece, which provides excellent insulation. The fabric also has a durable water repellent finish to shed rain and snow.

TriggerPoint's GRID Foam Roller

Runners can benefit from regular foam rolling, as research has shown that it can help decrease muscle and joint pain, increase circulation and flexibility, as well as improve range-of-motion, balance, and gait. TriggerPoint's GRID foam roller is one of the best on the market. It's great for rolling through tight muscles, knots, and kinks, especially on my IT band and hamstrings. You'll get the benefits of a professional massage without the expense or hassle of going to an appointment.​

Kara Goucher's Running for Women

Written for women of all different running levels, professional runner Kara Goucher's book is packed with training and racing tips, sample training programs, and nutrition plans, as well as special sections on running during and after pregnancy and maintaining a balance with running, work, and family life. Goucher, a new mom herself, writes about her own triumphs and setbacks and shares advice in such a real and honest way, it’s hard not to be motivated to run.

Sole Sister Necklace

This necklace is perfect to give to your female running buddies to celebrate your bonds of friendship and running. It features a 3/4 inch round nickel silver pendant hand stamped with SOLE SISTER across the center plus a 3/4 inch pewter running shoe on an 18-inch gunmetal chain. Each necklace and pendant is hand-crafted and hand-stamped.

Garmin Forerunner 15

This watch is perfect for any runner, from beginners to veterans, who want to track pace, distance, and calories on a run. It also doubles as an activity tracker, counting steps, calories, and movement even when you're not running. And if you pair it with a Garmin heart rate strap, it will also track heart rate and target heart rate zones during exercise. Available in several different colors, including black/green, black/red, black/blue, teal/white, and purple/white.

Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running

This updated guide is written specifically for women runners who are looking for advice about the challenges and problems faced by women when running, from clothing, injuries, safety, and nutrition to running during pregnancy and menopause. It includes expert advice on nutrition, weight loss, body image, and more for women of all fitness levels.

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