Women's Gift Guide: How to Pick the Perfect Present

Finding the Right Gift for Every Woman on Your List

Gifting. It puts a lot of pressure on you, the gifter, to get things right – and if you’re like most people, you have a tough time figuring out where to start. Fortunately, Academy Sports + Outdoors is the perfect place to buy women’s gifts, and we know just how to help you pick something perfect for the people you care about most.

Dive into our women's gift guide to get great ideas for the style savants, outdoorswomen, entertainers, travel enthusiasts, athletes and other special ladies on your list. Find gifts that perfectly match her passions, and show her just how much you care.

Gifts for the Style Savant

About her:

She always looks put-together but manages to make it look effortless. Whether she’s kicking back with friends, stretching her stride on a 5-mile run, or bouncing from barre class to the office, this girl is polished and stylish.

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If she’s always on the move, rain or shine, the Nike Women’s Sportswear Funnel Neck Hoodie in her favorite color might be a perfect fit, especially if you pair it with the Nike Women’s Power Legend Tight and Dr. Scholl’s Women’s Luna Slip-Ons.

Want to indulge her athleisure obsession? An ultra-soft, super-breathable adidas Women’s Winners Muscle Tank Top and a pair of Nike Women’s Check Solarsoft Canvas Skateboarding Shoes (they’re for more than just grinding and kickflips) make a great combo. For the finishing touch, add some Ray-Ban RB3562 Chromance Sunglasses, which are designed to reduce glare through polarized lenses to keep her looking (and seeing) her best.

The ultimate gifts:

A gorgeous Women’s Gotham Jacket II by The North Face, a mix-and-match wardrobe from her favorite athletic brands (including supportive base layers and high-performance workout gear), and a fresh pack of adidas Women’s Superlite No-Show Socks.

Gifts for the Outdoorswoman

About her:

She likes the wind in her hair and the sun on her face. Most weekends, you can find her trekking through the woods, catching a big wave, or scaling a new challenging rock face or overhang she scouted out. This girl spends all her free time outdoors, communing with nature and testing her limits.

3 gifts she’ll love:

Keep her comfortable and cool in a pair of Thorlos Women’s Light Hiking Crew Socks, which go great with the Field Boot IIIs, or empower her to blaze her own trail with a Black Diamond Cosmo LED Headlamp with six lighting modes (including red night vision). If she treks in dangerous areas, she’ll love having a Sawyer Extractor™ Vacuum Pump Kit in her pocket – it’s the only suction device proven to remove snake venom, and it can tackle bee and wasp stings, mosquito bites, and a handful of other annoyances, too.

Chilly weather’s no problem when she has a super-plush Magellan Outdoors Women’s Adventurer Quilted Vest or she’s wearing The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Full Zip Jacket, which is stuffed with high-tech insulation to keep her cozy. An Outdoor Gourmet Cast-Iron Cookware Set in a Box, which is easy to transport and even easier to clean, can help her keep things heated up at the campsite.

Gifts for the Forever Entertainer

About her:

She’s friendly and approachable, and she loves hosting the whole crew in her home for celebrations and holidays, the big game, or a party “just because.” She's the one at the party making sure everyone has a good time, and these gifts will make sure that she does, too.

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If you're shopping for the summer months, present her with a Mosaic 13-foot-by-13-foot Pop-Up Gazebo Canopy that’s sturdy, easy-to-assemble and provides great UV protection. Need a different size? The ShelterLogic 12-foot-by-12-foot Sun Shade Sail Triangle is a great way to pull together a last-minute gathering, or you can check out all our sun shade sails to find one that’s just right for her backyard or favorite campsite.

Grab a couple of fun – and unbelievably comfortable – Academy Sports + Outdoors Bungee Chairs to expand her entertaining capacity, and make sure her favorite four-legged pal has a Dallas Manufacturing Company 36-inch-by-44-inch Gusseted Pet Bed so the party can always be a complete family affair.

Gifts for the Travel Enthusiast

About her:

She can pack up and go on short notice, but she’s also great at planning trips with amazing detail. She’s been to places you’ve never heard of, and there’s always a new adventure on the horizon when you’re together.

3 gifts she’ll love:
  • YETI Rambler 18-ounce Bottle in her favorite shade so she can be ready to roll with hot coffee, 18 ounces of ice water, or anything else she needs to be ready for action on a moment’s notice.
  • GoPro™ HERO5 Session Camcorder that lets her capture all the important moments on video or in stills without skipping a beat (it’s waterproof up to 33 feet, so she really doesn’t have to miss a thing).
  • BCG Resistance Tube, which is compact and easy to pack so she doesn’t have to leave her workout behind when she’s travelling.

Help protect her eyes from glare and harmful UV rays with Ray-Ban Aviators, which will stay safe in her SwissGear 28-inch Upright Hard-Sided Spinner Case that’s 19.5 inches deep (plenty of room for all her gear and souvenirs on the return trip). To keep her smallest essentials secure in or out of her luggage, a 5.11 Tactical 6.6 Padded Pouch is the way to go. She can weigh it all in before she flies with a Lewis N. Clark Luggage Scale that measures up to 80 pounds, too.

Once she’s on her way, a Lewis N. Clark RFID-Blocking Credit Card Shield (these come in three-packs) will give her the peace-of mind she needs for her carry-ons, while a Lewis N. Clark Travel Sentry® Indicator® Cable Lock will keep her checked bags secure.

The ultimate gifts:

Luggage that she can take anywhere or travel accessories that will make her journeys more enjoyable.


About her:

She’s always moving, and she plays hard. She meets every challenge with fierce determination, but above all, she has fun while she’s doing it. She's the one cheering you on when the going gets tough, and because she's a true competitor, she always pushes you to be your best self, too.

3 gifts she’ll love:

Help her track her workouts and daily activities with a Fitbit Alta HR Activity Tracker, and pick up a leather accessory band so she can wear it all day – not just in the gym, on the court or on the track. When she can’t make it to the gym or to practice, a Fuel 20- to 70-pound Muscle Band can keep her on track, or a BCG Reversible Yoga Mat can transform her living room into a private studio.

High-speed, low-drag women need a great gym bag that can carry both her athletic gear and work clothes, and that’s where the adidas Women’s Studio Duffel comes in. It has a ventilated pocket to keep dirty gear separate, but she’d also likely love an Apera Pure Fitness Fit Pocket, which come in a two-pack and are waterproof and infused with antimicrobial protection to prevent odors. Either way, she can easily and stylishly stash her comfortable new adidas Women’s Neo cloudfoam QT Flex Training Shoes, Feetures Elite Max Cushion Socks[AJ12] and adidas Women’s Designed 2 Move Track Top when she’s done working out for the day.

The ultimate gifts:

Home fitness equipment that fits her unique workout, like a cardio machine, MMA bag or weights and barbells.

Gifts for the Firearm Enthusiast

About her:

She’s as comfortable on the range as she is in the living room, and her eyes light up when she sees – and shoots – raw firepower. She knows what “pick up your brass” means, she isn’t afraid of a little kick, and she won’t shy away from the opportunity to knock down pop-up targets.

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Don't forget to stock her arsenal with the right ammunition, shooting accessories and gun storage and safety equipment, too.

Gifts for the Woman Who Has It All

About her:

She’s the hardest person to buy for, but she really appreciates a unique and thoughtful gift. If you’ve been looking for something perfect for as long as you can remember, the search ends here. Check out our ideas to help the woman who has it all realize exactly what she was missing.

3 gifts she’ll love:

Bonus idea: adidas Women’s cloudfoam QT Racer Running Shoes are ideal for more than just running – they look great, and they’ll keep her feet cool and cushioned no matter what she’s doing.

Women’s Gifts Under $10

Pricey doesn’t always mean perfect when you’re gifting, and these great gifts under $10 may be exactly what you’re looking for:

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