There are a bunch of small works group shows and craft markets coming up that should give you plenty of chances to buy gifts from local artists instead of enormous companies.
Kraftworks is a craft market that takes place at Youngblood Gallery the first Thursday of every month. The holiday episode is this Thursday, December 3rd from 7-10.
Also on the 3rd, right down the street from YBGB, Manuel's Tavern is hosting a holiday artists market of their own including beer tasting from Terrapin Brewery.
Beep Beep Gallery has moved their winter small works show, Bite Sized, over to Aurora Coffee in Little Five Points. Opens Friday, December 4th from 7-10.
Saturday December 5th brings two more shows filled with affordable art at Kibbee Gallery and Young Blood.