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By: Matt Hickman on Nov. 23, 2009, 8:24 a.m.
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For your great uncle Barry who won't stop reminiscing about the 'old days' in Brooklyn:

Original NYC Garbage Cube ($50)

When dealing with older relatives who wax nostalgic over the entire holidays, giving them a gift that reminds them of the past may help shut them up. Artist Justin Gignac rescues fresh trash from the streets of NYC and artfully arranges it in clear, square cubes. Other than pizza and an actual plane ticket, you can’t get more authentic NYC than this.