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Shop locally and keep money in the community this holiday season. If you’re looking for creative gifts, here’s a guide to affordable and original merchandise:

Blackbird Studios Skulls aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Pick up Gina Quaranto’s Day of the Dead skull necklaces and ornaments ($10 each) or the gallery’s dead blackbird keychain or necklace ($5). Don’t forget Jesse Smigel’s clever bumper stickers, including “My Other Truck Is Jesus” or “I (Pepsi logo) Algebra.” ($2).

Emergency Arts R. Crumb trading cards are pretty hard to resist, especially when they feature jazz greats and pioneers of country music (seriously early pioneers). Pick up a set at the Beat Coffeehouse and Records for $11.99. Need a Johnny Cash book with photos? Get one for $9.99. Buy some vinyl for old-school audiophiles and check out concert posters galore, including screen prints. Head upstairs to the Lil Art Bodega for jewelry, T-shirts and book bags.

Trifecta In addition to art, Trifecta Gallery sells an assortment of accessories: Purses made from license places ($50), micro fiber Mighty Wallets ($14) made to look like notebook paper, airmail, comic books and more. Jewelry includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are compasses, bolts, levels and Phillips screws. Have a dog that’s hard to shop for? Buy him a dog tie ($25).

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