The North Face
Women's Isolite Jacket ($140)
While this women's North Face jacket isn't cycling-specific (it's considered a running jacket), we do recommend their jackets to stay warm for long rides. Depending on weather, the fabric has stretch so you can add a warm layer or just have a shirt on underneath. There aren't cycling pockets in back so it's not a typical cycling-specific jacket but it does have two zipped side pockets great for storing all of the essentials.
The fabric is lightweight and breathable so you won't get too overheated. This is the perfect gift for a woman that needs a jacket for cycling and/or running. We've also found these jackets are great for cross country skiing (a great alternative to cycling in the winter).