Step up Your Gift-Giving This Year With These Los Angeles Shopping Destinations
Written By: Kandace Cornell LA Holiday Shopping
With the latest tech, toys and trends becoming yesterday’s news in the blink of an eye, holiday shopping seems to get tougher every year. From the judgmental co-workers to all of the notoriously challenging-to-shop-for family members on your list (we’re looking at you, Dad), we’ve rounded up some of LA’s best spots to score unique gifts that they’ll actually want to keep.
Jingle Bell Rock Around the Block LA Holiday Shopping
The Point Holiday Block Party
December 14, Noon-4 p.m.
Bring an unwrapped toy donation for admission to the Holiday Block Party! After crossing gifts off of your shopping list—like a workout set from Lululemon or Athleta for your yoga-loving sister or some mini-sized La Mer at Blue Mercury for that friend who’s trying to become a beauty influencer—stick around for fun, festive music and more. Treat yourself to a glass of wine and perks like 10 percent off a Face Haus facial while the kids enjoy face painting and snack on gingerbread.
850 S Pacific Coast Hwy
El Segundo, CA 90245
Frosty the Snowmanhattan LA Holiday Shopping
A one-stop-shop for practically anyone on your list, you can find everything from Williams Sonoma kitchen gear for your Martha Stewart-obsessed mom to a classic box of chocolates at Godiva or See’s Candies for teachers, landlords and other acquaintances. For the man who has everything, scoop up the newest gadgets at the Apple Store or some soothing skincare goodies at Kiehl’s or Origins.
3200 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Artisanal Holiday Makers Market
December 14, 11 a.m.-6p.m.
This holiday season, shop artisan made products at the Artisanal Holiday Makers Market in Pasadena. With over 50 vendors in attendance, photos with Santa, bites and beverages, live music and workshop classes, the entire family will enjoy this holiday market. Find creative gifts for everyone on your list!
Madison Ave between Green St and Colorado Blvd
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Tripli-Kit at Runway
Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
If you’re hosting for the holidays or just looking for culinary-themed gifts, this carefully curated Playa Vista boutique is the spot. “Whether you’re shopping for your mother-in-law who loves to cook, a colleague from the office or the new baby in the family, Tripli-Kit has something for everyone,” says co-owner Brooke Williamson. Check the calendar for fun holiday craft workshops like wreath- and ornament-making.
Runway Playa Vista
12775 Millennium Dr
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Shimmy Down the Kinney LA Holiday Shopping
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Amid the holiday rush, skip the usual bustling shopping centers for a stroll down Venice’s main street to scout those less conventional gifts. Think delicate jewelry from Alexis Bittar and Gorjana, custom sculptures and dream catchers from H.O.W.L and Birkenstocks for the outdoorsy. You can also stop by MedMen to pick up something for that aunt who “doesn’t know much about CBD, but hears it’s amazing.” Pop in to Burro for the cutest holiday cards and a selection of gifts anyone will adore.
Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
West Coast Craft at ROW DTLA
December 7-8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Popping up for a hot two days at ROW DTLA, West Coast Craft “is going to be an amazing weekend to kick off the holidays,” according to Co-founder and Creative Director Paulina Nassar. “With nearly 350 vendors selling everything from clothing to ceramics to furniture, WCC Los Angeles will be our biggest gathering yet of the best craftspeople working now.” In addition to supporting local artists, expect some extra holiday cheer in the form of music and great food.
777 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Malibu Country Mart
December 14, 21; Noon-4 p.m.
Bring the whole family to holiday shopping in Malibu! From carolers and s’mores to real reindeer, all the holiday cheer you can imagine will be in the air. Stroll around the Country Mart and shop the trendiest new sunglasses from Chrome Hearts, lifestyle men’s clothing from John Varvatos, beach-inspired blankets from Faherty and so much more.
Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
‘Tis the Flea-son LA Holiday Shopping
Artists & Fleas Holiday Market
December 14-15 & 21-22
If the usual scented candles and bath salts just won’t cut it, this seasonal pop-up market is the answer to your holiday prayers. With more than 50 local artisans displaying their wares in Grand Central Market, you can sift through everything from hand-painted artwork to vintage records, costume jewelry and whimsical pottery to score those one-of-a-kind gifts for those one-of-a-kind friends.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013