Christmas Gift Guide 2012 For Her

If you're scratching your head over what to buy the female runner in your life - or looking for a wish list to give family and friends - then we're here to help with our edit of the year's best running gifts.

From stocking fillers to more expensive essentials, you'll know you've been good if you find these presents stashed under the tree.

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Do Running Sheer Performance tights, £35

Made from breathable three-way-stretch fabric, these best-selling tights offer optimum running comfort and style. With a reflective detail for added safety and a back zip pocket for storage, they are everything you could ever want from your running tights.

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Classic Stormy Sea Vibram 5 finger trainers, £79.00

Barefoot running has been in the headlines for quite some time, with advocates claiming an increase in running efficiency. It is not clear why this is, though it is probably linked to the toes and the arches of the foot being allowed to function more effectively without a stiff sole and unforgiving arch supports. Try it for yourself with these classic Vibram 5 Fingers.

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Hilly headband, £10.99

Keep cold ears at bay with this fleece-lined headband. A perfect high visibility alternative to a beanie hat – all you need to conquer the winter winds! Available in raspberry pink or a fluorescent yellow.

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Revolution Running Softshell jacket, £60

A very stylish but practical jacket which comes in both black and white. It has concealed side pockets and contrasting side panels. Made from softshell material, it is more breathable, flexible, and comfortable than the stiff, crinkly Gore-Tex used in some older jacket designs.

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Mule Bar 10 pack, £12.99

The MuleBar Energy 10 Pack contains a mix of MuleBars and Kicks Gels to introduce you to the myriad flavours and benefits of this brilliant sports fuel. You'll be treated to one of each of Mango Tango, Hunza Nut, Pinacolada, Summer Pudding and Jimmy's Chocolate Orange MuleBars, and one Cherry Bomb Kicks Gel and two each of Lemon Zinger and Cafe Cortado Kicks Gels.

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Under Armour ColdGear Compression Mock Top, £40

There are mocks that claim to keep you warm - and then there's the Women's UA ColdGear® Longsleeve Compression Mock. The comfy difference is in the dual-layer fabric which traps heat and wicks sweat on the inside while protecting you from the cold on the outside. Finished with a grippy hem to keep it in place, extended body length for greater coverage, and Anti-Odor technology, it's proof that all roll necks are not created equal.

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USA Pro Dumbbell Set, £14.99

Great for rest days when the gym seems too far away, this set of six weights means you can progress at your own pace. Also included is a carry case, allowing for easy storage and transportation.

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Ronhill Switch running gloves, £17.99

The Ronhill Switch running gloves are made of ThermaLite and ActiveLite fabrics that work with each other to provide the best in moisture management, comfort and protection against the elements – without the weight. An essential item for those chilly winter months.

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Sequentials Long Brushed Tights, £60

Keep your legs warm and limber as you zip through cold conditions in these adidas Sequencials Brushed Long Tights for women. These soft, breathable CLIMAWARM™ tights retain heat while allowing sweat to escape through evaporation. With FORMOTION® for ease of movement while running.

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Nuun hydration tablets, new flavours multi-pack, £20

Four of Nuun's best-selling new flavours: strawberry lemonade, grape, fruit punch and tropical with 12 tablets in each tube. Optimal salt balance prevents cramping and maximises hydration while it has no sugar, so if you use it to replace a sports drink you can save thousands of calories a year.

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