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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

3/20

ART

Dragon Sword Fighter Force Series 2, $55 at Citizen Brick ​

4/20

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 Klein

FOOD & DRINK

CH Distillery & West Loop Salumi gift set, $85 at CH Distillery

8/20

FILM

Happy Christmas on DVD, $14.99 at Amazon

9/20

FILM

Running Scared on Blu-ray, $16.99 at Amazon

10/20

MUSIC

David Bowie Low Giclée Print, $50 at MCA Store

11/20

MUSIC (Brent DiCrescenzo)

NUM 203: The Best of the Best Show (16 CD box set and book), $100 at numerogroup.com

12/20

MUSIC

Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones, $199 at shure.com

13/20

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

17/20

SHOPPING

Chicago flag necklace, $20 at Simona Callá

18/20

SHOPPING

Intergalactic necklace by Ali's Collection, $150 at Milk Handmade

19/20

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

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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Jen H

Best Holiday CD ever!