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With the influx of Indian gift shops abroad, finding that exclusive thing to bring home from New Delhi proves somewhat of a challenge. Consider, then, investing in some local art. Whether it’s an antique wall hanging, a bronze sculpture of a Hindu deity, or a contemporary painting from one of India’s up-and-coming artists, you will easily find a statement piece to suit your tastes. Roam the galleries in Hauz Khas Village, where young artists experiment with ancient traditions to create innovative works and where boutique owners sell fragments of hundred-year-old shawls and saris. The people there will help ship purchases to your final destination, and can also best advise you on any export regulations.