You know that friend who always seems to know about every cultural thing before anyone else does? The kind of friend who is impossible to surprise? We’ve searched high and low (culture, that is) to find the the kind of gifts that will bowl over your little know-it-all (plus a few they’ll already know about for good measure). From a band called Death to a Man Ray chess set, they won’t know what hit them.
This story appears in our double holiday gift guide issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, available Friday, Nov. 22 in the iTunes App store.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post stated that The Goldfinch was Donna Tartt's first book since Secret History. It is in fact her second.