Shopping for the music lover in your life should be a relative breeze - providing, that is, you have a grasp on his or her musical taste (you don't want to show up with the new One Direction LP for that college-aged niece who just outgrew teen pop). Have someone in your circle new to the city? Introduce 'em to the scene with an album or two culled from our favorite 2015 local releases, including long-players from Nervosas, All Dogs, Saintseneca, Sidekicks, The Receiver, Hodgie and more. Here are a few more suggestions.

Shopping for the music lover in your life should be a relative breeze - providing, that is, you have a grasp on his or her musical taste (you don't want to show up with the new One Direction LP for that college-aged niece who just outgrew teen pop). Have someone in your circle new to the city? Introduce 'em to the scene with an album or two culled from our favorite 2015 local releases, including long-players from Nervosas, All Dogs, Saintseneca, Sidekicks, The Receiver, Hodgie and more. Here are a few more suggestions.

Ork Record: New York, New York

The Chicago-based Numero Group, which specializes in lavishly packaged reissues, might've outdone itself with its latest collection: a limited edition box set gathering the complete musical output of seminal NYC punk label Ork Records ($90 for the 4xLP set). Included are the debut releases from the likes of Television and Richard Hell. Essential.numerogroup.com

Orbit Basic Turntable

Though sales of recorded music might be in decline, the demand for vinyl increases with each passing year (just ask any local band waiting - and waiting and waiting - to have an LP pressed onto vinyl). Get in on the trend with the Orbit Basic Turntable ($179), an introductory record player that offers hi-fi sound for a relatively modest cost.uturnaudio.com

"M Train" by Patti Smith

Patti Smith has long been a gifted, fearless musician, so it makes sense she's also a gifted, fearless author. Her 2010 memoir "Just Kids" lovingly traced her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, depicting a time when the two were young and impressionable. Though less linear, the dreamlike "M Train" ($25) serves as something of a bookend, with Smith looking back on the past with the perspective of age. amazon.com

Clinton Reno concert prints

Clinton Reno has created colorful concert posters for performers like Wilco, My Morning Jacket and the Avett Brothers. Among our favorites is the local artist's print for St. Vincent's summer stop at the nearby Nelsonville Music Festival ($25), which depicts an overcoat-clad tiger who appears ready to wield the moon like a wrecking ball. If you see a print you like, be sure to act fast. A number of past pressings are already sold out. clintonreno.com

Concert tickets

It's often said music is best experienced live, so why not gift the music obsessive on your list with a pair of tickets to any number of killer shows hitting town in the early part of 2016? Our top pick: the Detroit post-punks in Protomartyr, who are set to wreck Ace of Cups on January 20 ($10 per ticket). The band's latest, The Agent Intellect, is among the best rock releases of 2015, and its live show is not to be missed. aceofcupsbar.com