The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz and Michael Chabon, Book People, $40
For the friend who claims “The Royal Tenenbaums” was based on their family, or that they would marry Max Fischer from “Rushmore” in a heartbeat. This hardcover gives a chronological journey through all of Wes Anderson’s iconic films, from “Bottle Rocket,” which Anderson started writing while at UT, to “Moonrise Kingdom.” Given the fact that it’s constantly on back order, every good hipster living in Hyde Park will probably have this on their repurposed vintage coffee table by January.
Famous People Prints, Kayci Wheatley’s Etsy shop, $12-$80
David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Tupac, oh my! Local artist Kayci Wheatley refashions the famous mugs of pop culture icons into her own hand-drawn, brightly-colored prints. Wheatley prints not only posters but also items like bags, pillows and bow ties. Because who doesn’t need a Pee Wee Herman cooking apron or Aladdin Sane leg warmers?
“Holy Land” by Rauan Klassnik, Malvern Books, $12.95
Brutal, yet beautiful, “Holy Land” is Rauan Klassnik’s first collection of poetry. A perfect gift for a reader but not for the faint of heart. You can find it at recently-opened local bookstore, Malvern Books, at 613 West 29th St.