Unique Gifts for Runners + JHill Design Giveaway
Raise your hand if you still have some last minute shopping to do but you’ve put it off because you just have no idea what to get for your favorite runner. They seem to have every gadget, gizmo and newest compression sock pattern known to man which is leaving you seriously stumped. Sure, you could get them a gift card to their favorite running store (which is never a bad gift) but you want something with a more personal touch.
Well, have no fear! As an avid runner and lover of personalized gifts, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites to share with you. Also, HINT HINT to any of my family members reading this that have yet to go shopping 😉
Believe Training Journal
If you haven’t noticed, runners need to document their runs. Like NEED to do it or it didn’t happen. We are pretty good at using social media for this purpose but it’s also nice to have a training journal where we can record all the nitty gritty details. Not only does writing it down offer a sense of accomplishment but it’s also important so we can look back to see what went wrong in a training cycle or if we are lucky, what went right. The Believe Training Journal is a popular choice among runners since it not only has weekly breakdowns but also inspirational quotes and training tips. I myself have it, love it and use it all the time!
Momentum Foot Notes
When runners get tired we start to drag our feet hoping that we can hang on long enough to make it to the finish line. In those moments, we search desperately for any little tidbit of motivation to keep us going. These Foot Notes from Momentum are just that. Literally little charms of inspiration that string through shoe laces so in the moments when we are looking down, there is something there to motivate and lift us up!
Run Molly Run Jewelry
Another gift any runner would love is a piece of fine jewelry that commemorates a running accomplishment. What’s awesome about Run Molly Run Jewelry is that they make pieces that can be personalized to specific distances, races and even add gemstone charms to glam it up a bit.
Race Bib Coaster Gone For A Run
It’s no secret that runners love to talk about running. Give your favorite runner an excuse to break out their coveted bib on any occasion with these Race Bib Coasters from Gone For A Run. The best part about these coasters is that they are made using a reproduced image of the bib so the original can remain intact!
JHill Design Marathoner Map
If you really want to give a runner an awesome and unique customized gift then the Marathoner Map from JHill Design is the way to go.
I had this personalized race map on my wish list ever since I came across them a few months ago after running my first marathon. I thought it would be a great way to commemorate such an accomplishment and had planned on either treating myself or asking for one as a gift for the holidays. As luck would have it, I entered a giveaway for one hosted by Suzlyfe not too long ago and actually won!
What is cool about these race maps is that they are personalized with the runner’s name, time and bib number along with a creative course description. You can either choose from one of their ready made templates or have one custom made just for you!
The maps just aren’t for marathoners either, JHill Design also has half marathon race maps available to choose from as well as triathlon maps.
I am incredibly happy with the way mine turned out and may or may not have ordered more as presents (SHHHHH) though I still have yet to frame it. I will I just haven’t had time to pick out the perfect frame.
Speaking of… custom framing for these prints is also available so that you can give someone the complete gift without having to worry about finding a frame that’s “just right”.
In the spirit of giving, JHill Design has graciously agreed to giveaway one 8×10 print! To enter, just use the rafflecopter below. One winner will be picked and notified via email within 48 hours of being chosen. Ends 12/23 at 11:59 PM
Which one of these gifts would you like most?
What race map would you pick if you won?
This post is linked up with Running with SD Mom and Erica Finds for Wednesday Giveaway Roundup!