5 Practical and Budget-Friendly Fishing Gifts for Women

By Debbie Hanson

Nov 28, 2022

List of ideas for fishing gifts for women. Help her stay prepared by giving her useful fishing gifts that will come in handy every time she’s out on the water.

Finding practical and budget-friendly fishing gifts for women can be easier than you might think. Help your female fishing friends and family members stay prepared long after the holiday season by giving them useful fishing gifts that will come in handy throughout the year.


1. UV Protection Sun Gloves

One or two pairs of lightweight sun gloves that offer UV protection are one of the best fishing gifts for female anglers who spend a lot of time on the water. In most fishing situations, sun gloves that have an open palm and fingertips are preferred since they allow for rigging dexterity and the best “feel” or sensitivity for light bites. Look for gloves that are moisture wicking and that have reinforced fingers to withstand heavy use. Sun gloves usually range in price from about $15 to $40.


2. Fishing Line Nippers

When it comes to fly fishing gifts for women, fishing line nippers are something that will be used for cutting line or tippet every time your favorite “fly girl” is on the water. Look for a pair that has stainless steel blades for clean cutting and corrosion resistance. Some companies even make nippers in fun rainbow trout or peacock bass patterns. Line nippers can range in price from about $5 up to $75, depending on the brand and materials used.


3. Stainless Steel Double Wall Travel Tumbler

Every fisherwoman needs her morning fuel. In other words, one of the most practical and budget-friendly gifts for women who fish is a stainless-steel insulated travel tumbler with lid so she can take her coffee or tea out on the water with her. Be sure to buy one that’s dishwasher safe (no time for hand washing when there are fish to be caught), a 20-ounce tumbler is a good size, and make sure it fits in most cup holders. Stainless steel tumblers generally range from $10 to $30 in price.


4. Fishing Leader Material

Included among the most practical and reasonably priced gift ideas for fishing is leader material. Every angler can always use leader material. If you’re not sure which type of leader or tippet to buy, just ask one of the angler’s friends or family members (they can sneak a peek or snap a quick photo of the inside her tackle box or gear bag to get fishing gift ideas and find out which type of leader she’s currently using). Buy several spools and make sure she’s stocked up for months to come. Leader material often runs from about $5 to $30 depending on the type, weight, and number of yards on the spool.


5. Packable Rain Jacket

Serious fisherwomen will be out on the water rain, snow, or shine. If she loves fishing, she’s going to need a packable rain jacket that she can easily store for wet weather conditions. Look for a jacket that’s breathable, but that also has plenty of waterproof protection. When it comes to ice fishing gifts for female anglers, a waterproof outer layer or weather-proof jacket that serves as a barrier from the harsh winter elements is a must-have. Packable rain jackets or weather-proof jackets range in price from about $35 to $150.


From fly fishing gifts to super practical gifts like leader material, hopefully this list will help keep your shopping trips quick and productive this season. Fishing gifts for women don’t have to be pricey or pink. Instead, put the focus on useful gear that will hold up to the outdoor elements.

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.