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Holiday Gift Guide — For the Commuter

There's still time to shop before the Holiday Season is through! Here are a few last-minute ideas for the Bike Commuter in your life. Below you'll find a mix of new products, old favorites, top-selling items this fall, and a few gift ideas from nearby local shops.

1 - Super Shield Gloves

2 - Commuter Combo Light Set, including the Urban 200 front light and the Vis 180 Micro tail light from Light and Motion

3 - A small saddle bag like this one from Gilles Berthoud is the perfect place to stash a few essential tools for flat changes on the fly

4 - For any Minneapolitan commuter, a Winter Maintenance Membership from Perennial Cycle is a gift of piece of mind that will keep the bike commuter in your life rolling with whatever our Minnesota winter throws our way, now through March 31, 2013!

5 - A 2012 must-read for any bike commuter, The Enlightened Cyclist by Bike Snob NYC is available through Magers and Quinn and at ROAM Interiors on Hennepin.

6 - Ortlieb's waterproof Pelican is the perfect commuting bag for any weather.

7 - Minoura iH-400-OS Phone Grip with Clamp

8 - 3Wrencho from PDW

9 - Give the gift of added safety with a high-visibility reflective vest with a long tail designed especially for cyclists.

10 - A sturdy pair of MN-made Red Wing shoes for him or for her.

11 - Who knows bike commuting better than the Dutch? The Mirte Shopper, designed in the Netherlands by Basil Bags, makes a great commuting bag and is especially handy for running errands by bike.

12 - The Giro Reverb Helmet was named one of Oprah's Favorite things this year and is a great fit for any commuter.

13 - Rema Patch Kit

14 - No bell has a more classic sound than the Riten Rotary Bell from Crane.

15 - MN Loves Bikes 12.5x12.5 print, available locally at Forage Modern Workshop or online from the Aesthetic Apparatus design team. An added bonus: this print fits in an inexpensive record album frame.