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Gifts to Splurge On

Though our previous posts have mostly been about affordable gifts to give your commuter friends and family, this list is for indulging yourself. From a city-slick bicycle to the latest 2-way convertible tablet, these gifts will be sure to bring a smile to your face as well as prepare you for a stylish new year (not to mention impress your cubicle mates).

Coated Canvas Backpack

  • $129.95
  • Heavy-duty cotton canvas with a water resistant coating.
  • Fits up to a 17″ laptop
  • Faux-fur lined notebook compartment
  • Padded back panels
  • Modern, minimalist design

(Photo Credit: incase)

Linus Roadster Classic

  • $409
  • Beautiful, sleek and simple.

(Photo Credit: Linus Bikes)

Marshall Major Headphones

  • $99
  • For the stylish commuter who wants to look good while rockin’ out to The Black Keys on the bus to work.
  • The headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall amplifiers.

(Photo Credit: Marshall Major Headphones)

Amazon Kindle

  • $189 (3G + wireless) or $139 (wireless)
  • Because sometimes you just don’t want to haul giant heavy Russian novels around on the bus.
  • 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″
  • Battery Life: 1 month

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Dell Inspiraron Duo

  • $550
  • The iPad is great, but nothing beats an actual keyboard for the commuter who wants to get real work done while sitting on the bus or the train.
  • Switch from touch to type with just a flip.
  • View horizontally or vertically.

(Photo Credit: Dell)

Ari Marcopoulos Camera Bag

  • $199.95
  • 18.9″ x 11″ x 6.7″
  • Compatibiliy: iPad, SLR, DSLR
  • Heavy-duty canvas with water-repellent coating
  • Interior pockets for documents and other bits and pieces

(Photo Credit: incase)

DODOcase iPad and Kindle Cases

  • $60
  • Handmade in San Francisco
  • Looks like a Moleskin notepad, but for your iPad!
  • It’s pretty.

(Photo Credit: DODOcase)

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