Want to know the scoop on the best gifts for NPR fans? We've got the inside track on the gifts that will satisfy every fan on your list! We gathered NPR employees who are also frequent shoppers at the NPR Commons, our brick and mortar shop at NPR HQ in Washington, D.C., to serve as your personal shoppers and offer their take on why these products are their fan favorites.
For The Tidy Listener
Jarrod Jackson from NPR's Audience and Community Relations team suggests the Tiny Tote:
"It's surprising how much I can pack into this little pouch. That it was designed by an artist and colleague I know personally makes it that much easier to share my pride in public radio!"
For The Public Radio Nerd
Maura Donohue from NPR's Human Resources team recommends the Public Radio Nerd T-shirt:
"Whether you've been listening to NPR for 45 years or 45 minutes: it's a great statement! Also, it's soft and comfy. I suggest buying two: one for you and one as a gift. Win-win either way."
For The On-The-Go Traveler
Catherine Merino from NPR's Legal team says The Nina Totin' Bag is always a hit:
"NPR doesn't mess around when it comes to their totes. This is one of my favorites. NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg is already iconic, but the Warhol vibe makes it into a statement piece. A great size for toting books (as heard on NPR) and anything else you may need on the go!"
For The Tea Aficionado
Anne Gorman from NPR's Development team is all about the NPR Teacup Set:
"I start each day with the perfect blend of NPR One and hot tea from one of my favorite teacups. This adorable set will make a great gift for someone on your list – and you know it will be used every day! Each cup is each etched with an NPR logo and the phrase 'your cup of tea' and 'my cup of tea."(And, what a great excuse to keep one of the cups for yourself... which is my favorite way to holiday shop.)