Perfect Christmas gifts for runners

Sorry, it's no longer available... but there's always Christmas 2016!

Sorry, it’s no longer available… but there’s always Christmas 2016!

Every year, a blog post I wrote in 2012 starts popping up in my top posts feed. This post focuses on the quintessential Christmas themed running shirt and it’s amazing. The bad news is that it is no longer available. As a result, I thought I would write an updated post, directing your attention to a great website, selling unique, exclusive, badass running gear that is sure to please the discerning runner on your Christmas list this year.

InkNBurn, the Costa Mesa-based company and creator of the holiday tech shirt I fell in love with in 2012 actually releases a new holiday collection every year. BUT you have to be fast, because these exclusive designs sell-out quickly and once they’re gone, they’re gone. To get in on the action, you have to subscribe to their newsletter and pre-order the design. There may be some available on their site after production, and through their partner stores, but the preorder is the best way to get in on the action.

If you miss out on the holiday tech shirt action, there’s still plenty of awesome gear to choose from. InkNBurn is a small company and they make limited edition designs. They start with white fabric, create their own art and apply it by hand to each panel before sewing. That’s why their designs sell out quickly – they’re special! And they aren’t just beautiful. Their gear is tested by ultra-runners for extreme comfort over any distance. I wore the InkNBurn sleeves for my first marathon and one of their tanks for my recent Richmond Park half marathon. Not only do I get tons of complements on them, they are perfect for long runs – no chafing, quick drying, total comfort. They also wash amazingly well and stay vibrant for years.

So, dear readers, if you’re looking for a special, unique Christmas gift for the runner in your life, stop by InkNBurn’s site. Following them on Twitter and Facebook isn’t a bad idea either. Happy shopping!


  1. Kathy November 12, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Too bad it’s too late to get some gear for the Holly Jolly Fun run this Sunday in Toronto! I can’t find any festive running gear, so my Christmas hat will have to be my only accessory. But, there’s always next year! The good news is 1000 runners signed up this year, so we should see some festive attire, and, of course, the Santa Claus parade following us will be amazing!

    • Miranda November 13, 2015 / 4:14 am

      So fun! Well, in a pinch, red and green will always work and a Santa hat is key. Good luck in the run!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.