Is there an urbanist in your life? Of course there is; you’re reading this blog. Here are a bunch of great gift ideas to satisfy your favorite urban geek, or maybe add to your own wish list.
There are tons of great genre gifts available in stores and online. But special mention goes out to two that come from members of our own urbanist blogging community:
Ben Ross’ book Dead End
Ben Ross is a frequent GGW contributor and a prolific author. His book Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism is perhaps the most cogent explanation ever written about the motivations of community activists. Dead End is $26 new from Amazon.
DC streetcar greeting cards
Get your correspondence on with DC streetcar themed Christmas cards, which my wife Melissa makes for her Brookland store Analog. A set of 8 cards is $14, available online, at the shop, or at upcoming pop-up markets in Rosslyn and Silver Spring.
More great options
White house tree ornament, Metro map phone case and bracelet, DC neighborhood wall art.
This year’s White House Christmas tree ornament is an old style train ($24).
Local graphic designer Cherry Blossom Creative makes a series of colorful DC neighborhood wall prints ($20).
WMATA has an official DC Metro Store that sells a wide variety of Metro-themed products, including iPhone cases ($39), bracelets ($32), mugs ($12), model buses ($35), and more. Or if you’re looking for something more functional, how about a SmarTrip card loaded with fare money.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.