The 25 Best Running Gifts for Women of 2019

Fuel her favorite sport with these great ideas

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First Look

SPIBelt Original Belt at Amazon

"Take all of your essentials with you, hands-free."

Epsoak Epsom and Magnesium Soak at Amazon

"A tried-and-true post-run recovery tool."

The Stick Travel Stick at Amazon

"Aids in recovery."

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones at Amazon

"Sweat-resistant and cord-free."

Lululemon Stronger As One High Rise Short at lululemon

"You won’t have to pull them down constantly."

TriggerPoint's GRID Foam Roller at Amazon

"Roll through tight muscles, knots, and kinks."

Fitbit Versa at Amazon

"Has four days of battery life."

APL TechLoom Phantom Running Shoes at Amazon

"Built for short- to medium-distance runs."

Runner’s Measurements Stemless Wine Glass at Amazon

"Has appropriate pours contingent on miles completed."

LED Shoe Clips at Amazon

"Attach to the front of their running shoes."

Our Top Picks

SPIBelt Original Belt

SPIbelt Running Belt Original Pocket, No-Bounce Waist Pack for Runners, iPhone 6 7 8 X

 Courtesy of Amazon

You don’t realize how helpful a running belt is until you have one. If you or your running friend have been jogging or sprinting while clutching your iPhone with keys tucked into your sports bra, then you need to try SPIBelt’s Original Belt. You can take all of your essentials with you, hands-free. In over a dozen colors, you can find a stretchy, expandable belt for just about every running outfit.

Epsoak Epsom and Magnesium Soak

Give the gift of soothed and relaxed muscles with the reminder to take a hot soak in the tub. Epsom salts are a tried-and-true post-run recovery tool. From foot soaks to long spa-like baths, this is a cost-efficient way to take care of a sore, achy body.

The Stick Travel Stick

Do they love logging miles on vacation? Maybe they’re traveling for an out-of-town race? Give them a tool they’ll use again and again: The Stick Travel Stick roller. They’ll prevent injury and recover well using this mobile, packable piece.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

Sweat-resistant and cord-free, these powerhouse earphones were born to run. With 9 hours of listening time and “Hey Siri” activated voice assistance, she’ll be ready for a distraction-free run with a premium audio experience to play her favorite pump-up jams from her running playlist.

Lululemon Stronger As One High Rise Short

Stronger as One High-Rise Short 8

Courtesy of Lululemon

There’s more than meets the eye with these 8-inch compression shorts. Created for treadmill running and cross-training, they’re a runner’s best friend. But the beauty is truly in the details: there’s a row of silicone grippers along the inside hem of each leg to keep your shorts in place—so they won’t ride up every quarter mile, and you won’t have to fuss with pulling them down constantly.

TriggerPoint's GRID Foam Roller

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 the IT band and hamstrings. She'll get the benefits of a professional massage without the expense or hassle of going to an appointment.​

Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch

 Courtesy of Amazon

For tracking pace, mileage, heart rate, and calories burned (as well as important female health information and sleep tracking), the Fitbit Versa is a great gift for runners. It has four days of battery life, comes in a variety of beautiful colors, and can even play on-screen workouts.

Looking for more options? Read our article on the best women's sports watches.

APL TechLoom Phantom Running Shoes

If you know a runner with serious styles, these are possibly the chicest sneaks you can find. The lightweight, moderate drop shoe is built for short- to medium-distance runs, and the sock-style neoprene upper makes them exceptionally comfortable with a glove-like fit.

Runner’s Measurements Stemless Wine Glass

Logging miles for vino? This stemless wine glass has appropriate pours contingent on miles completed. Perhaps some extra motivation to go from that 5K to a half marathon.

LED Shoe Clips

Help your favorite night runner stay safe and visible. These clip on lamps attach to the front of their running shoes so they can see and be seen, even in low-light conditions late at night or in the early AM.

Nike Joyride Flyknit Women’s Running Shoe

Nike Joyride Run Flyknit

 Courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods

Nike fans will be psyched to receive the revolutionary Joyride, with a proprietary cushioning system in the sole made of thousands of TPE beads (a plastic and rubber fusion). They're placed within “zonally-tuned pods,” which allows this footbed not only to form to the runner’s foot, but to give exceptional spring, responsiveness, and impact absorption.

Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of the best women's running shoes.

Runner’s World Cookbook

Help fuel them up before a race or during their training with this lauded cookbook comprising recipes from Runner’s World. The worlds of health, nutrition, cooking, and running all collide with this gift.

BibFOLIO Race Bib Album

Help them collect beautiful memories of all their races; this album gives them a place to keep their bibs from Turkey Trots and ultramarathons alike!

Got To Run 2 Running Necklace

For a gift she can wear on and off the course—and show off her love of running—try a thoughtful piece of jewelry. This sterling silver running sneaker necklace is perfect for your favorite runner to show off her favorite pastime, even if she’s not lacing up or wearing racing shorts.

Flex Life Massage Ball Set & Muscle Roller Stick

This Flex Life kit has all the basic tools a runner needs to maintain a healthy, mobile body. Recovery is an absolutely imperative part of a runner’s routine, and this set of essentials will help them stay on track.

Take a peek at our roundup of the best healthy gifts.

Bliss Aloe Leaf & Peppermint Foot Cream and Exfoliator

In lieu of a spa treatment, gift this at-home self-care product. Bliss Aloe & Peppermint Foot Cream and Exfoliator is just what the doctor ordered for sore, calloused runner’s feet.

Brooks Women’s Ghost 12

For a run that feels like prancing on clouds, get the Brooks Women’s Ghost running shoes. They’re ultra cushy and soft while still being supportive, with a neutral ride and just the right amount of flexibility.

Gone For a Run Runner's Race Medal Hanger

Celebrate every mile and race completed with a bit of home decor that’s perfect for anyone who loves to run. This wall-mounting medal hanger will make an ideal addition to a home office or bedroom for the racer in your life.

Pastabilities Run Pasta Pack

Is there a tradition more sacred than the night-before-the-race carb loading with pasta? This adorable pasta comes in shapes of runners and running shoes, with the coloring coming from all-natural vegetable powders. Perfect marathon fuel!

CEP Women’s Compression Socks

Compression socks help improve circulation while reducing cramping, fatigue, and swelling from running. The graduated compression from CEP Socks help circulation even further, with a breathable knit that doesn’t leave you sweaty.

Foxelli Headlamp

A headband that shines bright is an excellent way to keep a runner safe in the winter months. When low visibility sets in but she won’t stop running, this ultrabright, lightweight headlamp comes in a variety of bright colors.

How to Make Yourself Poop: And 999 Other Tips All Runners Should Know

This book really tackles the tough topics that all runners have asked at one point or another. Runner’s World compiled a brilliant reference guide that encompasses topics ranging from nutrition to gear to motivation to––yes––poop.

Nike Epic Lux Women’s Tights

Nike Epic Lux

 Courtesy of Nike

These Nike tights are an iconic part of a runner’s wardrobe. They’re soft and ventilated, extremely comfortable, and they’ve got flat pockets that allow you to stash your phone and keys.

Race Care Package

Don’t want to make a care package from scratch? This kit has it down pat, no need to piece it together. With recovery tools and snacks, bandaids and SPF, this is a beyond thoughtful, super useful gift.

Tracksmith 100 Days Training Log

100 Days Training Log | Running Training Journal

 Courtesy of Tracksmith

Training is a really special, personal experience—celebrate it with a thoughtful and personal gift. Tracksmith is a beloved running brand that gets back to the roots of the sport, with a distinct New England vibe. This classic journal matches that perfectly, all while helping runners celebrate victories big and small on their never-ending journey.

Our Process

Our writers spent 10 hours researching the most popular running gifts for women on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered more than 100 different running gifts for women overall, screened options from 100 different brands and manufacturers, read over 100 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 20 of the running gifts themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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