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Racked's Present of the Day: For An Acquaintance

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Tis the season to be shopping! Welcome to Racked's 2011 Gift Guide Advent Calendar, where everyday we'll be bringing you holiday gift ideas for the people in your life, from Mom and Dad to your best friend to your coworker. Click below to unveil today's present-of-the-day—and make sure to check out our full calendar of prezzies as we add more gifts throughout the month.

When getting a gift for someone you might not know that well, it’s hard to go wrong with a book that encompasses art, fashion, pop culture, and design at once.

· Pantone: The 20th Century in Color, $40 at Chronicle Books
· Gift Guide 2011 [Racked]