10 gifts for the Chicago lover in your life

You may have family living away from home and missing Chicago dearly. You may, like me, be living away from home in Chicago and need to stock up on some Windy City goodies before you head back for the holidays. Either way, here are my top 10 Chicago-themed gifts for this year, chosen to be light, not too expensive and easily packable. Warning: the following list does not contain coasters, key-rings or fridge magnets.

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  • #7 shows that CTA is no longer in charge of ctagifts, as it would never use "Metro." I guess they finally ran out of authentic token jewelry.

    #8- should have taken out the south side, from about Pershing to 79th and Michigan to Racine.

    #9-I guess the RESIGN shirts were not printed by press time, but probably now are available.

  • In reply to jack:

    I felt compelled to look back at the ctagifts jewelry collection. The jewelry with tokens is still available, but wow has it gone up in price.

  • In reply to jack:

    A great example of money for old rope. I'm waiting to see what they do with expired Ventra cards - guitar picks? Ear rings? Smartphone stands?

  • In reply to Caroline Eagles:

    That would require taking them out of service, like the tokens. But then, what did they do with excess inventory of Transit Cards or Chicago Card Plus?

    I also wonder how the trackworker uniform is going.

  • good

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