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Running Gifts for Women

Great Gift Ideas for Female Runners

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Updated November 21, 2013

Looking for a gift for a female runner in your life? Get some inspiration with these running gift ideas for women.

Moving Comfort Just Right 1/2 Zip Hoodie

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This half-zip hoodie from Moving Comfort lives up to its name because it feels, well, just right. Designed to regulate body temperature, this pullover hoodie cools you down when you feel too hot and warms you up when you feel too cool. They really thought of everything for this hoodie, from the ponytail-compatible hood to the media pocket on the left sleeve to the thumb loops (my personal favorite). This stylish hoodie makes you feel so comfortable during cold weather runs, you'll actually want to run outside in the winter.

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Yakety Yak! Knee Socks

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This performance socks offer great support, comfort and moisture-wicking, but can also help you make a statement while you're running. Available in fun colors and patterns, as well as sayings such as "Run Girl",  "Will Run for Beer", "26.2 Super Runner", "You Just Got Chicked", "Run Now, Wine Later", and more.

 

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Apple iPod Shuffle

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If the runner on your gift list loves listening to music on the run, she'll love this itsy-bitsy iPod shuffle. Although it's only slightly bigger than a quarter, the iPod shuffle has enough storage space for 240 songs (for the 1G Shuffle) or 500 songs (2G Shuffle). It also features a clip on the back, so you can wear it anywhere and not have to worry about holding it in your hand or carrying it in an armband or running belt. Available in fun colors, it's perfect for runners who need a little motivational music.

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Kara Goucher's Running for Women

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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.

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SPIbelt Running Belt

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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.
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Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running

Runner's World Complete Book of Womens Running
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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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TrailHeads Goodbye Girl Ponytail Hat

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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.
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