If there’s a lady in your life who is a running fanatic, then buying her a gift related to that can be a thoughtful idea.
There is such a huge choice of presents you could buy for the female runner in your life, some being super expensive and some more budget-friendly. If you’re trying to stick to a budget then you’re in the right place.
Today we’ll be guiding you through the 15 best running gifts for her on a budget, so we have no doubt that you’ll find the perfect gift for whoever you’re buying for.
OUR TOP PICK
This Coach Soak Muscle Recovery Bath soak will be perfect for when she needs to relax and relieve her sore muscles after a long run.
It contains fast-absorbing magnesium flakes, pure essential oils, and vitamin C crystals to help reduce inflammation and speed up the recovery process.
The soak can be used in a hot bath or even an ice bath and she’ll only need to use 1-2 cups every time, so the whole bag will last her a while (depending on how much she runs of course).
The soak comes in 4 scents including calming lavender, cooling peppermint, energizing citrus, and eucalyptus tea tree, so there’ll hopefully be something that she’ll like. This is such a handy present as it may not be something that she wants to buy for herself.
A running belt is essential for anyone serious about running. This Sport2People is great due to its adjustable waist, so she can wear it on her hips or around her waist.
It is sweat and water-resistant, so will protect everything that she’s carrying along with her in the pockets. It’ll fit any phone size inside and it even has an opening to thread the cable for headphones through as well.
The belt comes with reflective darts around the belt so she’ll be seen when running during darker times of the day. It also has a smaller pocket where she can store her important cards or keys that she'll need when she’s out running.
The Sport2People belt is lightweight, comfortable, and won’t bounce around or rub the body during movement.
These LETSCOM headphones are some of the best budget Bluetooth headphones out there on the market currently.
The headphones have high-quality sound and also let the user control the music and volume by buttons on the headphones, so they don’t have to have their phone in their hand all the time.
They feature an ear hook that clips over the ear and secures them in place, so they won’t fall out when she’s running. The wire sits on the back of the neck and won’t get in the way of the face as wired headphones do.
They have an IPX-7 rating meaning that they are waterproof so will still be able to be worn during heavy rain. The LETSCOM Bluetooth headphones come in 7 colors, so there should be a color that suits her personality perfectly.
2 hours of charge will last up to 8 hours as well, so she won’t have to worry about the battery dying when she’s deep into her run.
If she doesn’t have one already, then definitely consider getting her one of these Original Body foam rollers, as it is an essential for every person who’s serious about their running.
The roller will help speed up recovery, treat muscle pain, increase flexibility and mobility, and will make sure that muscles don’t seize after long runs.
It’s lightweight and portable, so can be kept hidden away when she’s not using it and it won’t take up too much room in the house.
The roller comes in 7 attractive colors, so if she does have a favorite color then hopefully one of these will be ideal for her.
If you don’t have the budget for an Apple Watch or a Fitbit, then the Letsfit Smart Watch is a great alternative.
It’ll track steps, calories burned, and also the distance covered not only during runs but throughout the day as well. It has 9 sports modes which you can alternate with to accurately track and record the workouts.
It also has a built-in heart rate monitor and a sleep tracker so you can track the quality of your sleep. You can even control your music on your phone by simply using the watch display.
It’s also sweatproof and waterproof so they won’t have to worry about keeping it covered during bad weather. It also has a handy alarm clock function, so she can set reminders for her to wake up for morning runs.
A 2.5-hour charge will give a 10-hour battery life so she’ll just have to charge it every other night.
This book by 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky is filled with over 100 recipes to help fuel and nourish the body before and after running.
All the recipes are delicious and are not just entirely focussed on health and fitness, it also contains some indulging recipes.
The book is a more positive take on healthy eating and doesn’t encourage low-calorie diets or complete clean eating.
A decent pair of socks is essential for every runner or fitness enthusiast. These Saucony Athletic socks have air mesh technology for advanced breathability to reduce sweaty and smelly feet.
They have an integrated heel tab design for added protection and comfort. They have targeted zone cushioning in high impact areas for extra comfort and also feature a comfortable toe seam for reduced irritation at the front of the feet.
The arch support provides targeted compression for support and stability. Running socks may seem like a boring gift, but they’re super useful and much appreciated by those who run every day of the week.
Every runner needs a good pair of running shoes (or even more than one pair). These ASICS running shoes are such a high-quality and reliable pair of trainers but at a much more affordable price point.
You don’t always have to break the bank to guarantee good running shoes. They offer great neutral support and don’t give blisters or bunions.
The Amplifoam feature midsole is engineered to maintain durability providing better flexibility and comfort.
These running lace tags are a thoughtful and sentimental gift for any running lover.
They feature the quote ‘When your legs get tired, run with your heart’ and add a little something extra to any pair of running shoes.
They’re easy to install on the laces of the shoe and are very lightweight so they won’t feel any different when running.
It’s not necessarily a useful running gift, but will surely be appreciated by someone special in your life.
For runners who are so committed that they’ll even run in the rain, a high-quality jacket is needed.
This BALEAF reflective windbreaker is waterproof, windproof but also has a breathable mesh material inside to keep you cool when running in warmer weather.
The jacket features Velcro cuffs so you can make them tighter and also has 5 zipped pockets to store any valuables like phones, keys, or cards. The hood has drawcords to tighten the hood around your head so no wind or rain will get in whilst running.
The jacket comes in 8 colors, but our favorite is fluorescent yellow as it is reflective and will help cars or other pedestrians see you.
This supportive sports bra can also double as a crop top when running on blazing hot days.
This FITTIN sports bra is comfortable, moisture-wicking, and great for any sort of physical activity.
It has removable padding inside and wider straps for lower pressure on your shoulders. It’s made up of a breathable material to keep cool whilst exercising.
These Under Armour leggings are high waisted and ideal for running as they won’t fall down whilst you move about.
They’re super lightweight and the ergonomic flatlock seams offer a comfortable chafe-free fit. The material will wick any sweat and dries really fast so won’t feel sweaty whilst running.
he leggings are available in a short and tall range so you’ll be able to find something that will suit whoever you’re buying for perfectly.
These copper infused compression socks by BLUEENJOY will improve circulation, oxygen flow and also make recovery easier after the run.
Each pack contains 6 pairs of compression socks, so they’ll nearly have a pair for every day of the week.
The high-performance material and temperature control will keep your feet and legs cool during workouts and warm during your rest periods.
They’re also moisture-wicking so ideal for wearing out on running sessions. They’re very soft as well and come in various designs.
This TrailHeads headband is a must-have for any woman who runs or enjoys working out outside.
The design incorporates a hole where you can still a ponytail through and also provides full coverage of the ears to keep warm.
It’s made of a highly breathable, moisture-wicking material and is also water-resistant so can be warm all year round.
It’s soft and comfortable and doesn’t irritate the skin when being worn. The yellow option is also reflective so will allow a runner to be seen in dimly lit environments.
If you know a certain lady who runs races, marathons, half-marathons, 5K’s, the whole lot, this will be a real pleasant surprise for them.
This race medal hanger can display up to 24 medals and also has 5 vinyl protection sheets to feature their numbers on their race bibs.
It comes with a full installation kit, so you can build it for them before gifting it or you can leave them to assemble it together.
The display features the motivational message ‘She believed she could, so she did’ and will truly be a gift that someone will remember forever.