In our second installment of shopping by/for a Sheclisma, how about giving the gift of knowledge?
As I enter my fifth winter of year-round bike commuting, I can't even count the excuses I've heard from people on how much they'd like to do what I do but [_________] or [___________] or [_________]. Give the gift of helpful hints to get a new everyday cyclist on her (or his) way with a copy of Elly Blue's Everyday Bicycling.
Elly's blog, Taking the Lane, is just fantastic. Plus, she's an advocate for female cyclists of all stripes, and provided sponsorship for our Midwest CX Stitch series in the form of a pack of her beautiful 'zines. While you're at her site, pick up some of those 'zines or bike stickers, too!
Order here: http://shop.takingthelane.com/product/everyday-bicycling/
Read a review here: http://grist.org/living/the-blue-book-on-bikes-everything-you-need-to-know-and-then-some/