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16 Perfect Gifts for Sporty Girls (2022 Top Picks)

16 Perfect Gifts for Sporty Girls (2022 Top Picks)

April 20, 2022

A special occasion is coming up, and you’re running out of time to come up with a gift for the athletic girl in your life. 

Whether it’s gifts for a sporty girlfriend, friend, sister, personal trainer, mom, cousin, daughter, or anything in between, you’re feeling the pressure to find something she’ll love — something that’s useful and really her

Don’t stress — we have sixteen fitness gift ideas your sporty friend or family member will appreciate and use.

There are stylish and functional shorts, leggings, bra tops, and shirts to choose from that make excellent gifts for athletic girls.

1. Excel Women’s Workout Shorts

The Excel women’s workout short is for any athletic girl, whether she’s into working out at the gym, playing competitive sports, or running. Plus, these shorts transition perfectly into casual everyday settings. They’re not too long, not too short, and stretchy with a non-distracting shape and fit. She’ll be thrilled about the discreet waistband pocket too. 

Features

  • Interior drawcord
  • Medium Rise
  • 5-inch inseam

Why sporty girls will love it

Customer Lisa L. says, “Exactly the quality I was looking for. They are true to size and wash well. I love how they fit...not wide legged and not too skinny.”

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2. Indie Women’s Sport Shorts

Indie women’s sport shorts are a safe bet if you’re shopping for a sports gift for a girl who has a classic style or likes shorts with a little more coverage. On the field and in the gym, these shorts accommodate the form of girls with a strong build. They feature a wider waistband and all-over mobility for ultimate comfort and performance.

Features

  • Woven four-way stretch fabric
  • High rise
  • Drawcord
  • 5 ½-inch inseam

Why sporty girls will love it

Anna K. comments, “These are great shorts all around whether you are on the field, hitting the pavement, going deep in squats, or even yoga. These shorts are a perfect length and don’t ride up.” 

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3. Fast & Free Women’s Crossfit Shorts

If you’re shopping for an athletic girl who gets intense with her workouts, Fast & Free women’s crossfit shorts are a great way to go. They’re the shortest Goal Five short, allowing totally unrestricted leg movement. The low rise and body-skimming fit rules out any bunching for her full focus.

Features

  • Stretchy, breathable liner
  • Interior stash pocket at waistband
  • 3-inch inseam

Why sporty girls will love it

Blake W. writes, “Favorites! This is my 4th pair of these - love them! They are so comfy & stretchy! They also aren’t too short, which I like.” 

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4. Triple V Women’s Athletic Shorts

For next-level adaptability, look no further than the Triple V women’s athletic short. With three convenient pockets, it’s any girl’s best friend for light physical activity like walks and coaching, while Faille woven four-way stretch fabric and a smooth knit waistband enable comfortable motion.

Features

  • Mid-rise sits at the belly button
  • Two front pockets and a zippered back pocket
  • 4-inch inseam
  • Loose but flattering fit

Why sporty girls will love it

Kim F. was impressed with the fit, feel and versatility: “Love the fit and the fabric! These shorts are very functional and also feel good to wear!”

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5. Sheva Women’s High Rise Running Shorts

Girls and women with active lifestyles know that running is one of the best workouts to try at home. You won’t find a more stylish and practical gift for a girlfriend who loves running. Our Sheva women’s high rise running shorts have a unique construction and a soft fabric that goes the extra mile in feeling smooth against the skin. Plus, a lay-flat waistband means no fold-over or unwanted movement. 

Features

  • Stretchy, breathable mesh liner
  • Interior waistband stash pocket and zipper side pocket
  • 3 ½-inch inseam

Why sporty girls will love it

Katherine C. had a good experience using the Sheva for postpartum workouts: “I LOVE these high waist running shorts! I’m 10 months postpartum and recently back to running again. The rise is perfect. They sit at my actual waist and hit just right for my mommy tummy comfort. I really like the drawcord to tighten for running and leave loose when lounging. Overall fit is great!” 

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6. Slide Force Women’s Spandex Shorts

Finally, a body-hugging spandex workout short that stays put without squeezing or discomfort. The Slide Force women’s spandex shorts are for anybody who lifts in spandex, wears it as a base layer on-field, or likes wearing biker shorts day-to-day. The soft brushed fabric moves with the body while wicking away moisture.

Features

  • Double-layer protective side panel
  • Anti-chafe SeamSoft™ microfilament flatlock seams
  • 6-inch inseam

Why sporty girls will love it

Another customer says, “Fit is supportive without feeling like a girdle, especially the waistband. Fabric is soft and feels dry throughout my workout.”

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7. Combo Women’s Soccer Tight

 

Do you know an athletic girl who’s crazy for soccer? She’ll be grateful for the Combo women’s soccer tight with shin guard pocket. The full-length pant conforms to the leg and waist without pinching, chafing, or constricting while holding shin guards in place.

Features

  • Wide mid-rise waistband
  • Soft, stretchy, stay-dry brushed fabric
  • Smooth ​​SeamSoft™ microfilament flatlock stitched seams

Why sporty girls will love it

Our customer Cammie says these worked great for her daughter: “My 12 year old is hesitant to pull out the tights when the weather turns cold because she is used to wearing shin guard sleeves and they are very awkward/difficult to get on over tights. These are the perfect solution! True to size.”

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8. Valia Women’s Black Jogger Pants

Valia women’s jogger pants are the ideal fit for someone who needs comfortable joggers for coaching, training, and everyday. The knit, double-layered waistband is smooth and customizable with a barely-there elastic drawcord.

Features

  • Two front pockets and a back zippered pocket
  • Body-skimming fit through the upper leg and relaxed fit below the knee
  • Mid-rise up to the belly button

Why sporty girls will love it

Devon comments, “I had been waiting for some pant options from Goal Five and I'm so excited they made the Valia joggers... I am in love with the fabric - it's light and soft, yet warm. I'm not quite sure how they did it, but I've been wearing them since they arrived. I haven't run in them yet, but I've walked for miles and they are perfect!”

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9. 99’er Padded Sports Bra

As a fitness gift for active-lifestyle women who love the support, comfort, and versatility of a top-tier sports bra, you can’t go wrong with the 99’er padded sports bra. Sweat and tight elastic won’t get in the way. Instead, a wide, stable elastic band and sewn-in molded cups balance support and freedom.

Features

  • Anti-chafe SeamSoft™ microfilament flatlock stitching
  • Soft mesh back panel for cooling air flow
  • Ultra soft, stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric

Why sporty girls will love it

Another Goal  Five customer wrote, “I have been trying to find a new sports bra for months now and I finally found the one! Absolutely love it. I’ve worn it running and while doing boot camp style classes and I have zero complaints. I will definitely be swapping out old sports bras for more of this one!”

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10. Pionxr Bra Top

Some ladies need that sports bra top that does it all — running, field training, gym days, and looking cute whether you’re working out or out on the town. Meet the compression fit Pionxr bra top that provides medium support and maximum style.

Features

  • Double front lining
  • Removable cups
  • Cozy brushed elastic and smooth finish on the arm holes and necklines

Why sporty girls will love it

Jennie was surprised the Pionxr went above and beyond casual loungewear: “I purchased a medium and put it to work with jumping and lighting and it passed with flying colors! It was also so comfortable that I wore it all day. I normally hate padding but this was great and lent to the support. “

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11. Foudy Women’s Longsleeve Workout Top

Women who train or run outdoors need tops like the Foudy women’s longsleeve workout top — light and stay dry while offering a little extra warmth. Between soft seams, thumb loops, and a shape that flows just right against the body, she can get active in prime comfort.

Features

  • Luxurious fabric
  • Fitted chest and freer waist
  • Chafe-free seams

Why sporty girls will love it

Joannie B. writes, “Absolutely looks great and is so comfy. Fits perfectly. Initially purchased for a skiing layer. Is fitted but there is no tightness anywhere and it stretches where it needs to stretch ... (Unlike the very expensive famous name brands!) Fabric is soft and doesn't turn into something un-recognizable after several washes. Will wear it for more than skiing now. Highly recommend.”

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12. Everyday Women’s Performance Workout Top

Give her the gift of the perfect Everyday performance workout top. When we say everyday, we mean everyday. It’s roomy, but not oversized and it’s built for literally any and every activity. The G5 Everyday Performance Top is so soft; like your favorite-old-worn-in-tee soft. The cute fit and functional fabric means she can wear it on a run or out and about. 

Features

  • Non-bulky curve-skimming fit
  • Light-weight knit jersey fabric
  • Dropped shoulder for comfort and movement

Why sporty girls will love it

Julia says, “This is my new favorite shirt! The everyday performance top is light and soft, and the fit is just perfect. It's flowy, but in a way that still compliments your figure. It's a great top for everything from running for exercise to running errands. It's my new go-to top that I want to quite literally wear every day.”

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13. Advance Women’s Workout Tank

Treat her to a unique, flattering, and functional design. Microfilament flatlock seams, dropped armholes, and a soft, ever-dry fabric set the Advance women’s workout tank apart from other alternatives. 

Features

  • Crewneck
  • Contoured hem
  • 6% spandex

Why sporty girls will love it

List W. says, “My favorite workout clothes on the planet! The shirts are so soft, the length and the shape of them is perfect- not too wide yet not skin tight!”

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14. Advance Women’s Training Top

The Advance women’s training top proves that workout clothes can look cute and cooperate with the toughest of workouts all at once. Whether she works out at home, the gym, the field, or trail, she’ll appreciate the contoured fit that moves with her.

Features

  • Body-skimming fit is never tight or bulky
  • Moisture-wicking fabric
  • Raglan sleeves and soft stitching

 Why sporty girls will love it

One soccer player thinks the Advance top is cozy enough to sleep in: “the Advance Training top is SO soft and SO worth the price! I’ve never put on a more comfortable athletic top… Finding this top is truly a game changer for when I play soccer. Instead of training in a starchy, uncomfortable cotton tee, I can now feel my best when I play in this top. Seriously, the Advance Training top is so soft and breathable, I feel like I could wear it all the time, even sleeping.” 

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15. Freasy Hoodie

Her new wardrobe of comfortable workout clothes would be incomplete without the comfiest hoodie for whenever, from warmups to leaving the gym, and to the grocery store right afterward. The Freasy hoodie covers training and coaching just as well as rest day.

Features

  • Silky, pre-shrunk French Terry fabric
  • 100% cotton
  • Ideal length

Why sporty girls will love it

Customer Michaela A. adores the fit, breathability, and color: “This might be the perfect hoodie in so many ways. Not too heavy, but heavy enough to hang in a really flattering way (covers my butt and doesn’t ride up when I move.) It breathes when I sweat. And the color (teal) is gorgeous. I get compliments all the time.”

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16. Freasy Jogger


Get her a pair of comfy matching joggers to go along with her Freasy hoodie and complete the set. Like the hoodie, the Freasy joggers cover training, coaching, lounging and everything in between.

Features

  • Silky, pre-shrunk French Terry fabric
  • 100% cotton for a comfy worn in feel
  • Tapered leg, with Wide elastic waistband with an internal drawcord

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How to Choose the Best Gifts for Girls Who Like Sports

It’s easier than you thought to wow the women in your life with the perfect sports gifts for girls. 

Learn about what type of workouts she does, and bring up sports clothes, supplies, and accessories in conversation to gauge what she uses, likes, and needs.

  • What does she do? A runner may prefer different gear than a hiker, weightlifter, or someone who plays soccer, tennis, or volleyball.
  • What does she use? Maybe she uses single-use plastic water bottles and would benefit from a reusable bottle. What workout clothes does she wear, and how could they be better?
  • What does she need? Maybe she could use a new rotation of shorts for Spring and Summer. 
  • What does she like? Does she have a favorite color, fit, or fabric?

Have you ever received a memorable athletic gift?

What was the gift, and what did you love about it? Exchange some athletic gift ideas on Instagram @goalfive. 

Then head over to browse our full activewear collection for something that will show the sporty friend or loved one in your life how much you care.



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