Gift ideas our editors would actually like for themselves

TOC editors pick their top gift ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah to make your holiday shopping a snap
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ART Onward, Illinois! poster by Jay Ryan, $40 at Galerie F
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ART Casanova Volume One: Luxuria, $29.99 at Challengers Comics + Conversation
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ART Dragon Sword Fighter Force Series 2, $55 at Citizen Brick ‚Äč
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COMEDY Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago on DVD, $14.95 at Amazon
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FOOD & DRINK Treats from Amy’s Candy Bar, prices vary at Amy’s Candy Bar
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FOOD & DRINK Mike Ryan’s Brovo amaro, $9.99 at Brovo Spirits
 (Photograph: Arnold Klein)
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Photograph: Arnold KleinFOOD & DRINK CH Distillery & West Loop Salumi gift set, $85 at CH Distillery
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FILM Happy Christmas on DVD, $14.99 at Amazon
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FILM Running Scared on Blu-ray, $16.99 at Amazon
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MUSIC David Bowie Low Giclée Print, $50 at MCA Store
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MUSIC (Brent DiCrescenzo) NUM 203: The Best of the Best Show (16 CD box set and book), $100 at numerogroup.com
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MUSIC Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones, $199 at shure.com
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PHOTOGRAPHY Assorted vintage SLR camera filters, $10–$60 at Central Camera
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PHOTOGRAPHY Naked Hollywood: Wegee in Los Angeles, $45 at Eskell
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PHOTOGRAPHY Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag, $199 at Dodd Camera
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SHOPPING Embellished bag in silver, $56 at Akira
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SHOPPING Chicago flag necklace, $20 at Simona Callá
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SHOPPING Intergalactic necklace by Ali's Collection, $150 at Milk Handmade
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THEATER Foiled Again: Blanket of Winter, $9.99 download/$19.99 CD at cdbaby
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THEATER American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927–1969: (A Library of America Collector's Boxed Set), $47.19 at Amazon
By Time Out editors, compiled by Laura Baginski |
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Need to buy unique gifts for the foodie, film geek, music nerd, theater freak, art fiend and bookworm in your life? Our editors are the geekiest of geeks when it comes to their fields, so trust that they are picking the coolest Hanukkah and Christmas presents around. From tech gifts to culinary gifts, these ideas with a local flavor will make you the hero. Note: If you want to buy any of these gifts and send them to our office, we would not refuse the packages. Just saying.

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