ACTIVE Running Holiday Gift Guide: Women
2015 ACTIVE Holiday Gift Guide for Women1 of 18
From the world's softest leggings to your new favorite sports bra, we found all the things that are sure to be on any female runner's wish list this season.
Mizuno Wave Inspire 12$119.99 2 of 18
The 12th edition of the Inspires are what Mizuno calls "road therapy," with a built-in support system to keep you running longer and stronger. The shoes feel sturdy but not stiff and lightweight but not flimsy. Great for overpronators, the Inspire 12 features Mizuno's U4ic midsole that provides more ground contact and a softer touchdown than previous models.
Brooks Seattle Shell$260 3 of 18
Brooks' most technical jacket is made to be a "portable shelter" from the worst weather that Mother Nature can throw at you. With waterproof and windproof fabric and a hood that zips into the collar, you're sure to stay dry and warm during even the most blustery days this winter. The cuffs on the sleeves are stretchy, allowing you plenty of room for your running watch, and the zipper features a cord holder so your headphones don't flop around.
New Balance Heat Hybrid Jacket4 of 18
Warm but amazingly thin, this New Balance jacket might just be your new favorite for before, during and after your run. The athletic, close fit and Polartec Alpha fill keep you toasty warm, but the lightweight design keeps the bulk at bay. The stretchy sleeves lay flat against your wrists so cool breezes don't find their way in, and thumb holes provide extra hand coverage for colder days.
Saucony Women's Exo Jacket$140 5 of 18
There's no such thing as bad weather when you own this jacket. The ultra lightweight and fully waterproof laminate will keep you dry through even the most soaking of storms. A bonded front pocket keeps water away from your phone or other valuables, and a drop-tail hem protects your behind from the dreaded mud kick-up.
Asics Everysport Short$40 6 of 18
These Asics shorts are a favorite of runners everywhere, featuring a quick-dry, four-way microfiber fabric that stretches with your body. The wide waistband doesn't pinch or ride up and features a zipper pocket for stashing keys or other small items.
Lululemon Tight Stuff Tight$148 7 of 18
The name of these pants is no joke—expect everything to be held in tight. The sleek Luxtreme fabric is flexible but solid, and the flashy reflective pattern on the bottom of the legs keep you visible in low-light conditions.
Liquido Sassy Bette Leggings$83 8 of 18
Found: the softest leggings ever. These workout pants come in a variety of fun patterns and cuts, including crops, shorts and even "Minime" sizes for the perfect mommy and me moments.
Brooks Run Happy Smile T-Shirt$34 9 of 18
This bright and cheery top will have you, as the shirt suggests, running happy. Combining the feel of your favorite T-shirt and the moisture-wicking ability of Brooks' Dri-layer fabric, the Run Happy Smile top will be your new go-to.
Asics Crossback Sports Bra$40 10 of 18
This cool, breathable sports bra with molded cups will make sure everything stays put during your next run. The two-tone crossback straps are chafe-free and create a flash of color underneath your singlet. Best fits B to C cups. Available in Spring 2016.
Feetures High Performance Light Cushioning Running Sock$11.99 11 of 18
The tag might say "light cushioning," but these socks feel like you're running in your favorite cushy slippers. The iWick fibers pull moisture away from your skin so your feet stay cool and dry no matter how much you sweat.
Bolder Band Colder Band$28 12 of 18
It's no wonder that a Colorado-based company would create an awesome cold weather headband. This stretchy ear warmer is three and a half inches wide and is lined with micro-fleece to protect your ears from the chill.
Saucony Bullet Tight$72 13 of 18
Saucony seems to have solved multiple running problems with one pair of tights. The satiny PowerLuxe fabric keeps you warm in brisk temperatures but prevents that sticky, humid feeling you get after working up a sweat. Ankle zippers allow for a quick change and sleek leg pockets provide lightweight storage for gels, gloves or your ID.
Lucy Dashing Stripes Top$65 14 of 18
The incredibly soft, moisture-wicking fabric of this top will have you never wanting to take it off. With side ruching at the bottom of the shirt, it's not only high performing but fashionable, too.
PRO Compression Socks$50 15 of 18
With a plethora of colors and designs, PRO Compression lets you either have fun or go understated with your compression. The full-length socks improve blood flow, resulting in consistent performance and faster recovery.
Lululemon Down For a Run Vest$138 16 of 18
This running vest from Lululemon keeps you warm and comfortable without the bulk you'll find in other down vests. The right pocket has an inside cord exit to keep your earphones close to your body, and the Glyde Light fabric is wind and water resistant so you can run in any weather.
Asics Thermal XP 1/2 Zip$90 17 of 18
This technical running top from Asics is a sleek way to keep warm without adding bulky layers. The insulating soft knit fabric repels water and protects you from cold winter breezes. Our favorite part of this top is the longer sleeves which convert to mitts if you forget your gloves. Available Spring 2016.