'Tis nearly the season for the hordes to descend upon downtown's chain stores for an orgy of mindless consumption. Fuck that. Why give your friends and relatives made-in-China crap from monstrous global corporations when you can give them made-by-hand crafts from actual local individuals? A new urban arts-and-crafts movement is under way, and Seattle is one of the centers of it. "Crafts" no longer means macramé plant holders, knitted acrylic afghans, and driftwood clocks—we're talking about hand-forged jewelry, recycled-bike-tire messenger bags, unique screen-printed T-shirts, and all manner of one-of-a-kind shit. Here's all you need to know to do the right thing and look like a genius doing it.