In this economy, giving someone a gift card is a dicey investment, because you don’t know if the company will go out of business. And generic gifts don’t express anything. So if you really want to show someone you care, check out the eclectic selection at Donna Van Goghs. From fine oil paintings and folk art, jewelry and glass art to metalwork, T-shirts, handmade cards and kids’ books, the store is stocked with locally made art, which means that every purchase helps support Atlanta artists. And the shop offers free gift-wrapping, which is a nice touch.

GET ARTSY: 1651 McLendon Ave. NE, Candler Park, Atlanta; 404-370-1003.