CTA-themed gifts available this holiday season to fit any budget, style or age-range
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has really elevated the variety of gifts that fans can purchase this holiday season. From an exquisite art book to adorable children’s outfits, there are items to excite and delight CTA riders of all ages.
Topping the wish list of any Chicago art and architecture lover will be the beautiful, new coffee table book, Elevated: Art and Architecture of the Chicago Transit Authority. This first-ever, 448-page, hardcover book showcases the CTA’s extensive collection of public art and significant architectural details that are as wide and varied as the communities served by its trains and buses. More than 100 art/architecture pieces featured in the book include works by both marquee and up-and-coming artists and architects.
You can look fashionable as you carry that art book in the new CTA River Crossing Weekender Tote, which is also perfect for a weekend at the beach, on the town or out shopping. This wide-mouth canvas bag features a durable, woven strap making it easy to carry a generous amount of cargo.
There’s even something for Chicagoans already longing for summer. Next time you go to the beach, you can dry off with the In the Loop Towel. This comfortable, eye-catching towel measures 30” X 60”.
Collectors will covet the new 700-Series New Flyer XE40 Electric Bus. This highly detailed 1:87 model is based on the first, all-electric buses added to CTA’s bus fleet. Also now in-stock for the holidays is the popular wooden CTA hybrid bus, which plays on all standard wooden track systems.
Parents will love CTA’s customizable clothing for kids. The Future CTA Rider Romper will make your baby the coolest kid on the block. This 100% cotton, one-piece has a three-snap leg closure for easy changing and a comfortable envelope neckline. But, babies shouldn’t be the only ones to look good. Toddlers, ages 2 – 6, will love wearing the Train Parts Toddler T-Shirt, a kids’ version of American Apparel’s most popular adult t-shirt. Both the romper and the toddler T-shirts are available in multiple colors and can be personalized.
The CTA Gifts website also offers perennial best sellers such as wooden CTA trains, knit caps, socks featuring the ‘L’ map, puzzles, umbrellas, books, stationery, magnets, posters and many other distinctive and useful items. In fact, many CTA gifts, such as coffee mugs and T-shirts, can be personalized to reflect favorite CTA rail lines, stations and bus stops.
CTA Gifts also has a wide variety of offerings for young transit fans, including toys, books, puzzles, play costumes and more. Gift certificates are also available. For more information, visit CTAgifts.com.
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