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 😉 

Unique Gifts for Runners for the Holidays, birthdays or any time of year. Believe Journal, Gone For A Run Coasters, Run Molly Run Jewelry, Momentum Foot Note, JHill Designs Marathoner Map.


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! 

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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! 

JHill Design Wineglass Marathoner Map

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! 

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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”.  

JHILL DesignCustom Marathoner Map Giveaway

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

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Good luck! :)

Let’s chat! 

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! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply December 15, 2015

I've been eyeing the momentum jewellery... :)
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Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply December 15, 2015

I love JHill's designs and I'm so glad that you love yours! I really hope that I'll be able to earn one for Boston (though I may not show my chip time on that one!)

    Reply December 15, 2015

    thanks susie!!

Kimberly G
Reply December 15, 2015

This year I used the Believe training journal (in red). This year I added the same journal in gray to my Christmas wish list! I would also love to win the JHill Design Print. It would be an awesome way to celebrate the NYC Marathon next year since that will be my first marathon!

Reply December 15, 2015

I think I'd have to go with Boston....or maybe NYCM
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Reply December 15, 2015

I love Momentum jewelry! That custom map is awesome! Depending on where it is that I end up next year, I may have to incorporate running back into my life again! :P
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GiGi Eats
Reply December 15, 2015

I am really into the fitness jewelry these days to be honest. Necklaces are my latest "thing"... So maybe I will get a piece of jewelry this XMAS? ;) Actually, I probably won't since I didn't ask for a damn thing! LOL!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply December 15, 2015

I love those JH designs maps. Such a great way to commemorate a race!
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Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply December 15, 2015

The JH design maps are gorgeous! I'd get one for Portland Marathon , which would probably be a custom design.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply December 15, 2015

Those coasters are such a great idea -and I really want to win this one! Fingers crossed!
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply December 15, 2015

I love those foot notes! What a fun gift for a runner. I would actually love all of these.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply December 15, 2015

What a great list of different items!! Love that map. I'd choose Chicago!
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Reply December 15, 2015

Well I thought I was done shopping but these are some great choices
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Reply December 15, 2015

These are cute! I'd love one for my marine corps marathon!

Crystal Renaud
Reply December 15, 2015

Great list! I won the journal through a fitness group this summer and am waiting for 2016 to add pen to it!
Those coasters are pretty cool too! Hope that somebody who still has shopping to do for you reads this post!
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Reply December 15, 2015

Great gift ideas!! I think the jhill design map is cool! I am planning on running my first full in 2016 and a framed race map is such a great idea!
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Reply December 15, 2015

Want all the things! The map is cool. Is love to get one of my Ironman!

Jennifer Minson
Reply December 16, 2015

Great ideas

Reply December 16, 2015

Love the maps, they would go very good in my office. If I won my choice would be Boston!

Reply December 16, 2015

Great giveaway - thanks for hosting! Pick me, pick me! Have a great day!
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply December 18, 2015

I would so love one of those maps! Great gift ideas! I would love any of them!
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Jess @hellotofit
Reply December 24, 2015

These gift ideas are awesome! I love the idea of a race map :)

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