Etsy is an online marketplace that focuses on handmade items. Makers, artists, and crafters have their own “shop”, similar to an open craft market. I started selling my handmade soaps on Etsy earlier this year, and I fell in love with the community on Etsy. There are so many high quality and creative handmade items, you can find something unique and original, and support the creative makers and artists who are behind the product. I’m always looking for unique gifts for my trail running friends and family, so I’ve put together a list of the best gifts on Etsy for trail runners. Get a creative gift for the trail runner in your life (or for yourself)!
Trail Jenny Handmade Soaps & Body Products
Shameless plug, I know… but I wouldn’t have found so many great gifts on Etsy for trail runners if I hadn’t launched my own shop earlier this year. At my shop, Trail Jenny Handmade Soaps & Body Products, I sell handmade soaps, scrubs, and natural deodorant that are inspired by my love of the outdoors. I love using natural ingredients and essential oils that smell fresh and treat my skin right. Handmade Soaps and Scrubs always make a great gift for anyone on your list. My favorite soap is my Lemongrass-Tea Tree Oil one. This one smells so refreshing and the tea tree oil helps keep my skin smooth and clear!
Green River Studio
Green River Studio creates personalized jewelry gifts for runners. You can order custom pieces with race times, distances, initials, etc. I really like the texture on the silver pieces, this is what makes Green River unique. My favorite piece is the Love To Run Necklace.
Shop Roam Free
Shop Roam Free sells t-shirts, home decor, and decals with adventure in mind. They are a “brand that is dedicated to creating quality apparel perfect for any adventure”. I love their tanks and tees with inspirational messages. My favorite is their “All Trails Lead to Happiness” raglan sleeve shirt.
Ultra Gam – Gaiters, Sleeves and Headbands
Ultra Gam has whimsical gaiters, sleeves, and headbands. “The gaiters are great for keeping your shoes dirt and rock free while trail running and hiking. You can also find arm sleeves and headbands to match! The sleeves and headbands are available in most fabrics you see and there is a fleece-backed option for the sleeves to provide extra warmth.” I LOVE all the unique fabric choices, such as the Flowering Fun Sleeve.
JessFabulousDesigns creates running inspired jewelry and shoe charms. I love that she includes trail running into a lot of her designs! The “Love Trails” shoe charm is adorable!
Knits by Blanca
Knits by Blanca creates “fun hats for every runner, from a 5k to a 100 miler.” Every hat is designed by Blanca, and she has a lot of options to choose, from the “messy bun” hat to a classic beanie. I particularly love the Trail Runner hat.
Sunrise Run Co.
Sunrise Run Co creates “running-inspired casual clothing line to those who live an active and inspired lifestyle.” I love the retro look of their designs and I am in love with their state running shirts! They currently have 10 states listed, but say that they can do custom orders, so might be able to do another state if your’s is not listed. I would of course be sporting the Florida Runner Shirt!
Running Muse Studio
Running Muse Studio is a painting and woodburning art studio in Texas. From wood coasters, wine boxes, medal hangers, to wall plaques, there is an item for any runner on your list. They also create custom orders! I think the Running Motivation Wood Coasters are awesome!
Lil Running Stitches
Lil Running Stitches has running and outdoor inspired cross stitch pieces. I love the whimsical designs, and the cross stitch pieces would make a cute wall hanging or look great on a shelf! I love the colors in the Run Wild & Free Piece.
Mad Dash Creations
Mad Dash Creations has ornaments and water bottles representing trail running, road running and other sports. The shop has ready to ship items for last minute shopping, but also has custom creations that you can get to personalize your gift. I especially love the “Conquer the Mountain” ornament! (*custom orders take extra time so be sure to order early!)
Support Small and Handmade
It’s always great to support small businesses, and even better when their product is handmade. Finding a gift on Etsy for trail runners is easy, and you know your gift will be a one of a kind. Who knows, maybe you will find a few things to add to your own wish list!