1. Sound Garden gift card
It's not the most imaginative gift, but who cares? A gift card will go a long way at Baltimore's best record store, especially if you stick to the gigantic selection of used CDs, DVDs, video games and more.
Don't call Jay-Z's book a memoir; it's much more. Jay tells his story through lyrics, anecdotes and striking imagery. It's a coffee-table centerpiece that won't just collect dust.
3. Baltimore CD bundle
This year will be remembered as a year of exceptional releases. Beach House's Teen Dream, Wye Oak's My Neighbor/My Creator, Lower Dens' Twin-Hand Movement and Future Islands' In Evening Air (right) should all have spots in music fans' CD rotations.