Santa's Lap: A Wooden Oyster

By Hazel Last edited 101 months ago
Santa's Lap: A Wooden Oyster

WoodOyster.jpg Every day until Christmas the Londonist team will be pointing you in the direction of a Christmas present that (with a bit of luck) you won't already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we'll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings...

So, the firing gun has sounded and from today the high streets become battlefields for Christmas shopping. And you'll need transport to convey yourself and your goods to and fro... an Oyster card perhaps. In an attractive holder. Made of wood. This is a neat alternative to the usual wallet holders with all the kudos wood has over plastic - it doesn't tear, it lasts longer, it has that pleasing rigidity without overbearing weight - it's plywood so quite portable. It's also not a gimmick: this thing will work on Oyster readers like any Oyster card holder, and is varnished to withstand frequent use.

There are two more wooden Oyster card holders available from the website, and we're quite sure a set of three would go down well for any commuter who needs a bit of an aesthetic boost on their TfL journeys. Place your orders now.

Wooden Oyster card holders, £19.95 from the Alternative Oyster Shop.

Last Updated 01 December 2009

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Not too sure on a wooden Oystercard or holder. I can remember an article on a website - Annie Mole I believe, where someone melted a standard plastic oystercard extracted the RFID chip and aerial then made the, still working oyster, into other more interesting objects, the best one of the bunch was to put the chip at the end of a wand, dress up as a wizard then with a swish of the wand, the gates of TfL opened.

Check this out - melted oysters