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  1. ART

    Onward, Illinois! poster by Jay Ryan, $40 at Galerie F

  2. ART

    Casanova Volume One: Luxuria, $29.99 at Challengers Comics + Conversation

  3. ART

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

  4. COMEDY

    Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago on DVD, $14.95 at Amazon

  5. FOOD & DRINK

    Treats from Amy’s Candy Bar, prices vary at Amy’s Candy Bar

  6. FOOD & DRINK

    Mike Ryan’s Brovo amaro, $9.99 at Brovo Spirits

  7. Photograph: Arnold Klein
    Photograph: Arnold Klein

    FOOD & DRINK

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

  8. FILM

    Happy Christmas on DVD, $14.99 at Amazon

  9. FILM

    Running Scared on Blu-ray, $16.99 at Amazon

  10. MUSIC

    David Bowie Low Giclée Print, $50 at MCA Store

  11. MUSIC (Brent DiCrescenzo)

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

  12. MUSIC

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

  13. PHOTOGRAPHY

    Assorted vintage SLR camera filters, $10–$60 at Central Camera

  14. PHOTOGRAPHY

    Naked Hollywood: Wegee in Los Angeles, $45 at Eskell

  15. PHOTOGRAPHY

    Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag, $199 at Dodd Camera

  16. SHOPPING

    Embellished bag in silver, $56 at Akira

  17. SHOPPING

    Chicago flag necklace, $20 at Simona Callá

  18. SHOPPING

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

  19. THEATER

    Foiled Again: Blanket of Winter, $9.99 download/$19.99 CD at cdbaby

  20. 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

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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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.

RECOMMENDED: Holiday gift guide 2014

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