Black Friday. Check. Cyber Monday. Check. Now we're officially cowl-neck deep in the season for combing through catalogs, store websites, shelf-after-shelf of half-organized apparel and umpteen gift guides (usually claiming to be the ultimate), to find that one item that will be someone's favorite this year.
Let NPR save you from this all this holiday shopping hullabaloo. Over the next couple weeks, we'll be posting some of our favorite NPR Shop products to the @NPR Twitter account and This is NPR Facebook page.
While we won't try to claim this as a one-stop-shop for everyone on your list, we can promise that these gift ideas aren't just for the hard-core public radio junkie in your life. (You know, the friend who has a few well-used public radio mugs in the cupboard.) What you can expect are green products, quality brands you already know and, of course, a tote or two - all supporting the work we do every day in public radio.
It's the kind of shopping you can feel good about.
So, first up, something that could actually be called the ultimate: NPR and NPR Music Klean Kanteens. Produced with the environment in mind, these bottles are made with no BPA, phthalates, lead or other harmful substances. And, they're not just for keeping your tasty bevs chilled (for up to 24 hours, I might add), they'll also keep your latte hottay from your commute through lunch. We've got you covered on the lids too - each bottle comes with two leak-proof, easy-to-clean tops - the standard loop cap and a cafe version for warm drinks.
Stay hydrated folks! And stay tuned for daily gift ideas this December.