Best merch to show off your civic pride, support local businesses and remind everyone to VOTE on Nov 3!
It feels like it's been a long time coming, but there's just over two weeks until Election Day, and fewer than that until early voting starts in DC on October 27. It's important to make sure you and all of your friends, family members, and co-workers are registered to vote, know where their voting place is and have a voting plan.
So, instead of obsessing over political polls and inside-the-Beltway punditry while you wait to cast your ballot, we've rounded up some of the best 2020 election-inspired products, from food, apparel, totes and drinks (natch!), to help you deal with your stress, show off your civic pride and support local DMV businesses at the same time. Now that's a balanced ticket!
DC Brau’s Vote can features a cornucopia of electoral iconography: buttons and banners and ballot boxes, stars and bars, everything some various shade of red, white, and blue.
Election Season Candle
It's almost over. In the meantime, breathe and enjoy the scent of bourbon and tobacco.
Democracy Now Gift Box
Shop Made in DC
Voting has never been more important. If there's someone you're trying to convince to head to the polls, lobby them with this ultimate swag gift box. It includes:
+ How to Vote" postcard
+ Vans-inspired "VOTE" pin
+ "VOTE" mask
+ Your very own Kamala magnet
+ Choose a sweet stack of caramel chocolates - - Dump Trump or Vote
+ A refreshing custom-batched cocktail -- Ridin' with Biden!--
+ An illustrated mini poster (each perforated "stamp"--not to be used as actual postage--a single sticker when dampened) to commemorate the event.
This Vermont-apples cider was released in March to celebrate women cidermakers during Women’s Month; the "Nevertheless She Persisted" message, however, is evergreen.
Any Functioning Adult Chocolates
Custom chocolates. Does it really get any better than that? Show off your civic duty with speciality chocolates from Chouquette (pronounced shoo-ket), an artisanal handmade chocolate company in Bethesda, MD.
Power Button Tote Bag
All Very Goods
Tote bag inspired by the campaign and activist buttons in the archives of the National Museum of African American Culture and History. Includes a reproduction of the "I (heart) Being Black" button for you to keep on the bag or to use whenever and wherever you need it.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Start your day with a legal icon and a reminder to fight the patriarchy.
Good Trouble Maker T-shirt
District of Clothing
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." -Congressman John Lewis
Make good trouble in this cotton, unisex t-shirt.
Fauci Pouchy Cocktails
Capo Italian Deli
Capo Italian Deli—a sub destination near U Street with a backroom “speakeasy”—is offering the Capri Sun-like pouches for pickup and delivery on DoorDash and GrubHub. Each contains 14 ounces—just over two drinks. Choose from six varieties, including: strawberry lemonade, sweet tea, passionfruit margarita and espresso martini.
Obama Biden Mystery Series
Joe Biden and Barack Obama refuse to go quietly into retirement in this escapist mystery series featuring the former POTUS and VPOTUS as amateur sleuths. Evocative of noir thrillers and bromantic buddy-cop movies, this series is for anyone longing for the 44th presidency, as well as readers who enjoy True Detective, Lethal Weapon, and Sherlock Holmes.
Election Year Survival Kit
Whether you're in a red state, a blue state, or a poll-weary state of confusion, this kit offers ten bipartisan solutions to help you survive the rest of the political season. Its election countdown calendar, fill-in voting plan, and "political detox" tips offer organizational therapy, while the politically themed eye mask, earplugs, and tissues stand by with support when the going gets rough.
I'm Speaking T-shirt
Sarah Marie Gerrity
Yaaaas, girl! At the Vice Presidential debate, Kamala Harris perfectly captured what we've all been thinking every time a man interrupts us: excuse me, I'm speaking.
Cup of Joe Coffee (mug sold separately)
Balance of Power
Start your day off on the right - ur LEFT! - foot with an aromatic cup of joe that will fill you with warmth and hope; light, medium or dark roast.
Curious? There's more!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it