EZRA GETZLER, 48, Lakeview
Getzler is a math professor at Northwestern University—and an art collector. “I developed my interest by buying lithographs and silk-screen prints as a student,” he explains. “They are reasonably affordable, and when you start earning money, you can either stick with multiples or move on to oil paintings.” Getzler cites a few arty gifts he wouldn’t mind unwrapping around the holidays.
My favorite budget stocking stuffer is… Dwell magazine, $5–$6 at Quimby’s. “Architecture porn.”
If you have to get a gift certificate, get it from…the Spertus Shop. “This is the go-to place for Hanukkah gifts. They have things that are both useful for the home and very beautiful.”
Please don’t get me any more…coasters. “Every art lover has their own taste: It is really hard to guess what art someone else will like,” Getzler admits. But you should still try.