5. LA Cartography Art
Local artist Eric Brightwell's hand-drawn maps of LA neighborhoods are just the right amount of cool and quirky. The originals were so popular when they debuted in 2011 that now he's selling prints. Which is lucky for you (and whoever you're buying for), since once you get one, it's hard not to want them all. If you can't find the neighborhood your looking for, Brightwell will custom draw any area you want.
1650 Gallery, 1650 Echo Park Ave., Echo Park. $350 here.