The holidays are here, and we couldn’t be happier. We firmly believe that it is vital to spread and show love all year-round, but there’s something about this time of year that makes sharing your love with others even more magical. But finding the perfect gift for that special someone isn’t always so easy. In fact, it can be really hard. Trust us, we know. Whether it’s due to work, general life responsibilities, or your friends and family just plain old not knowing what they want… shopping for others can be a challenge.
That’s why we’ve assembled this handy Holiday Gift Guide. We spent the time you don’t have searching the streets (and the Internet) to find truly unique and exciting options for your 2017 gift-giving duties. These gifts range from decadently delicious, to calming and nurturing, to luxuriously thrilling. So let’s get started!
Those who subscribe to our newsletter are no strangers to Bettina Duncan. Bettina Duncan makes must-have jewelry for stylish women — no matter what your taste is. Bettina Duncan’s designs are varied and honor the eclectic, effervescent, and ever-changing energy of Los Angeles. Her work can be calm and humble, or it can be bold, bad ass, and in your face. Whatever your mood and sense of aesthetics are — Bettina Duncan has designed a piece for you.
Heath Ceramics makes elegant, tasteful, and unassumingly sophisticated products. The lines Heath Ceramics offers are robust and make sure every room in your house can be graced with the Heath Ceramics touch. We suggest you head on over to their Gift Page to view their neatly organized offerings this holiday season.
Your body is your temple, and your temple deserves some fine accessories. We’re passionate about healthy-living and keeping an active lifestyle. Yoga is one of our favorite ways to stay active in a meaningful yet low impact way. That’s why we love Sankalpa. Sankalpa makes ethically sourced and produced yoga pants and mats. And their yoga pants are made in the USA of imported fabric that is printed, cut and sewn in California. There’s just so much to love about Sankalpa. Check them out for gift ideas for the yogi in your life.
Incausa makes mindfulness and checking in with yourself more desirable than ever. Incausa’s business-model celebrates and supports “indigenous heritage and sovereignty” by providing artisans from around-the-world with an outlet for their wares. The Incausa Collection takes its cues and inspirations from around the world. While the “Indigenous Collection” offers goods made from makers worldwide. The “Indigenous Collection” comes with the guarantee that 100% of the collection’s proceeds are returned to the artisan-makers responsible for each item.
Dharma Trading Co.
The Dharma Trading Co. started in Berkley, CA back in 1969. Since then The Dharma Trading Co. has transitioned to an online store that offers affordably priced dyes, tools, starter-kits, and other goods for DIY-at-home-makers. Listen, we’re a boho-chic bunch, but sometimes we’re a little more chic than boho. The Dharma Trading Co. offers us all opportunities to roll up our sleeves, get a little dirty — a little rootsy, and tap back into essential and tactile truths. Dharma Trading Co. offers items that are appropriate for any age, but Dharma’s goods are especially perfect for families looking to spend time creating and crafting.
Mozza at Home & Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California
Food is essential. We need it to survive, but beyond that, we use food to show each other love and to celebrate. Food is truly communal. And we have a feeling you have a friend or two who considers themselves quite the at-home-chef. Well, we believe a big part of the holidays is sharing knowledge. And, maybe, an even bigger part of the holidays is leveraging our talents to entertain those we love. Well, these gifts do both! You’ll be giving the gift of culinary knowledge. And your friends will (hopefully) repay that gift by putting their newfound knowledge into practice! Whether your at-home chef is a total pro or just starting out these two cookbooks have you covered.
Compartes Gourmet Chocolate
Compartes Chocolatier has been hand-making chocolates since 1950 in small batches right here in Los Angeles, California. Compartes says they use “locally sourced ingredients and the best chocolate from around the globe creating chocolate as art.” And we have to say that sums things up pretty perfectly. Compartes chocolates are as beautiful as they are delicious — and they are so delicious… While it’s a safe bet that anybody and everybody will love Compartes chocolates, you can think of this as the ideal “something sweet” for the art-lover in your life.
Williams Sonoma – Bar Tool Sets
This time of year is perfect for tasty craft-cocktails that delight the palate and warm you from the inside out. And we all have that one friend who fancies themselves the go-to-bartender at social gatherings. So, what better gift (and hint) than an elite set of home-bar-tools? They’ll appreciate you for it, you’ll appreciate them even more for their talents, and if they don’t get the hint you can always prod them with a subtle, “well, let’s give it a test-spin!”
Speaking of test-spins… we decided to end this list with a gift like none other: The Porsche Experience. As they say, “few things can send the heart racing like getting behind the wheel of a Porsche” and that is exactly what you’ll be gifting someone with The Porsche Experience. Guests will be treated to the heart-racing thrill of driving an authentic Porsche automobile through challenging test tracks within Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles’ world-class training facilities. In addition to Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles’ “53 Acre Playground” (that’s a lot of track) guests will also be delighted by the on-site fine-dining experience of the Porsche 917 Restaurant, and the grab-and-go convenience of the Speedster Café. The Porsche Experience is the perfect gift to give someone with the need-for-speed who could use a day off from the usual thrill of the morning commute.
*All photos are courtesy of each brand’s Facebook page, except for the image courtesy of Laurel & Wolf.