Psssst, ladies - these may be good ideas for your favorite guy, too! Chances are he's got most of it already, but you never know!
Fish lip gripper. The Norton "Fish Grip" comes in a range of colors - lots of ladies go for the hot pink!
Boomerang Tool "Snips" w/LED. These handy tools cut through braid like butter! They also have a retractable cable, so you can attach it to your tackle bag or life vest and it won't get lost. The LED light is very handy for low-light or nighttime rigging.
You could always get her both of these items!
A net. Some nets are better suited for kayaks. I have the EGO "Small Rubber" net and I think it's a perfect size for women
A good pair of pliers. Whether you use it for removing hooks, rigging, or mounting hardware on your kayak, I consider pliers a must! A pair that has replaceable jaws, like the Berkley “7" Precision Grip Aluminum Fishing Pliers”, is nice because over time they can rust or get worn down.
A 6’-8’ “ParkNPole” by YakAttack. It’s something you may not need every outing, but I still think it’s great having one on board.
A comfy seat. Depending on her boat and time she spends on the water, she may want something a little nicer for her tush. Skwoosh makes different variations of seats that may keep her in the seat longer, giving you more time to fish too!
GoPro or another type of small, mountable HD camera. There are many on the market, so do your homework on which is right for your gal. Plus, she won't ask to borrow yours!