We're making a list and checking it twice. Two pages worth, actually, with great Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your list. From unique local gifts that honor the great outdoors, to the perfect affordable stocking stuffers, to stylish Christmas gifts for that clothes horse in your family. Plus, cool gifts for LA night owls, foodies and film fans, as well as the prettiest pre-packaged presents. Whoever you're shopping for, our holiday gift guide is sure to inspire and impress.
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Local holiday gift guide 2016
The best LA experiences to give as gifts
Looking for unique gift ideas? You know us—we're all about experiences over things, especially when it comes to Los Angeles.
Shop local this year with our 100% made-in-L.A. holiday gift guide
You can give gorgeous, handcrafted gifts and support small-operation, local businesses in one fell swoop this holiday season.
Holiday markets in Los Angeles
Shop the best seasonal holiday markets and craft fairs in LA to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists.
Artisans in LA show off their handmade wares
Meet 13 local artisans and shop their hand-crafted wares—you'll never give a boring gift again.
Damsel in Dior's 7 favorite LA stores
LA fashion blogger Jacey Duprie dishes on the local stores that make up her lust-worthy wardrobe.
The most-L.A. gifts for the legit, if slightly ridiculous, Angeleno
Give the hard-core Angeleno in your life one of the most localized gifts around to perfectly capture their SoCal lifestyle.
The best LA Christmas ornaments
Los Angeles may have the nickname of "Tinseltown," but at Christmas time, it's all about the ornaments.
Cookbooks from your favorite LA restaurants and chefs
Some of our favorite restaurants and chefs in LA have shared their coveted recipes in beautiful, glossy cookbooks.
More gift guide 2016
White Elephant and Secret Santa holiday gift ideas
Shopping for White Elephant and Secret Santa gifts? Look no further than these top picks for anyone on your list.
The best gifts for men
Find the perfect gifts for men—no matter their age or style—with our handy gift guide for the gents.
The best gifts for women
Put the toaster down and get her what she really wants this year.
The best funny gifts for the holiday season
These quirky presents will bring a smile to everyone's face the minute they unwrap them.
The best unique gifts
If you’re looking for unique gifts this year, you’ve come to the right place.
Stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less
These stocking stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing gifts are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget this Christmas
The best monthly subscription boxes
This year, get creative when shopping for gifts and check out the best monthly subscription boxes from all over the country
The best tech gifts and gadgets for tech lovers this holiday season
The gizmo-lover in your household is going to be very happy.
The best gifts for music lovers
Check out the best gifts for music lovers, ordered by price.
The best gifts for foodies for $25 and under
Get your foodie friends and family thoughtful gifts for the kitchen (keep in mind, you'll probably benefit from this).
Best gift shops in LA
Tortoise General Store
A symbol of longevity in Japan, the tortoise is the theme for this lovely little store that showcases traditional Japanese crafts and items designed to last. The stock normally includes cast-iron ornaments and recycled glassware. There's a sister store, Tortoise, just down the block.
Carla Denker's shop in the midst of 3rd Street's eating and shopping stands out for its well-curated mix of all shapes and colors for the house and kids. Items from around the globe include bento boxes from Thailand, one-of-a-kind woven plastic totes from Oaxaca, Japanese bath products and Scandinavian home design. There's a whole section dedicated to children from baby's bibs, toys and lamps for tots and mini canvas totes.
Perfect the modern, Scandanavian look for eveything in your home—huset means "the house"—from furniture, houseware, kitchenware to women's clothing and accessories and knick-knacks for children. Each piece, including the recent addition of men's clothing, is curated by Swedish owner Holly Hollberg who makes regular shopping trips to her native land for unique finds.