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Here Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Written By: Locale Editors Online Christmas Gifts

‘Tis the season for last-minute Christmas gift shopping but don’t worry, we have you covered. These are a few of our favorite things (said in our best Julie Andrews impression) that we think you should wrap up and give as a present! We also recommend purchasing expedited shipping during checkout because, if you’re reading this, you need it.

Online Christmas Gifts

For the Mermaid

Indigo Swimwear

Don’t let the name fool you: Indigo Swimwear is so much more than fabulous bathing suits. The eco-friendly, sustainable line is amazing and perfect for those warm Cali winters—just check out their Christmas red and green one-pieces with the lace up detail—but we also love the other fun gifts and treats they sell on the site, like organic coconut bowls and spoons, sparkling, elegant earrings and scent-santional candles. And if you’re not sure what the person in mind want, go for a gift card!

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For Him and Her

Hi Sweetheart

We love Hi Sweetheart in San Diego for many reasons, but we could write a book on all the fun and creative gift ideas that the brick and mortar and online shop provides. You can find gifts for the man in your life, like yummy chocolates, a “Mr. Wonderful” nameplate for the home office to make him feel like a champ and a book like this one by William Finnegan to keep him busy. And for the ladies, the options are endless. We are especially loving the inspirational “Dreams Do Come True” tote bag, the “Cherry Bombe” cookbook written by a team of all-female chefs, and the GOVERRE Wine on the Go Cup when you want to sip and stroll discreetly. Cheers!

Hi Sweetheart
920 Ivanhoe Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.729.1985

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So Doggone Cute

Charlie & Me

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There are very few things that a dog parent loves more than their furry friend, so why not treat them to something from the hippest doggie boutique in the OC? Charlie & Me offers everything from all-natural dog-care products to super-cute dog-themed decor (for the human, of course). This year, we have our eyes on the classic Lipstick Red Collar, the White Leather Dog Travel Tote and the Camo-X Bed.

Charlie & Me
3505 Via Oporto, Ste. 103
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.877.0036

 

For the Lover of All Things Sparkly

Gorjana

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Amazing things come in small packages! And when it comes to finding simply stunning jewelry that’s complementary to a California-cool lifestyle, Gorjana has an incredible (and super-affordable) selection to choose from. This holiday season, we’re putting their gold Power Birthstone Necklaces and the 3 Piece Gift Set on our wish lists!

Gorjana
190 Beach St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.8166

265 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.662.6101

864 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.585.9128

 

Got This in the Bag

O bag

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Whether your giftee is a fashionista with all the latest styles or she is in need of something with a unique and personal touch, O bag is a gamechanger in gift-giving. The Italian brand lets you choose every element in building a bag; from style and color to the handles and lining. No matter if her style is sweet and demure or vibrant and wild, O bag has everything you need to help her complete any look.

O bag
743 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.536.5650

 

Keep it KREWE

KREWE

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If it’s good enough for Queen B, it’s good enough for everyone. KREWE’s sunglasses have been seen on some of Hollywood’s most fashionable celebs like Blake Lively and Selena Gomez. Ready to become their favorite? Buy your person a pair (or two) from KREWE’s new D’oro collection and have them humming Bruno Mars as they sport their 24k gold frame sunglasses.  

KREWE

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For the Beauty and Astrology Sign Obsessed

BITE Beauty

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No matter if you’re gifting this to your Scorpio or Tauras friend, they’re going to love it. Their Astrology by Bite Mini Vault has every shade from black to nude and each mini lipstick is perfectly pigmented and personalized with a zodiac sign assigned to each case. Your friend will have enough lipstick to last her the year—earning you the best gift-giver award. If you want to give the gift of makeup and self-care, the #BITEOFHOLIDAY collection is what you want to purchase. From the Four Little BITEs pack with tones that will compliment any skin tone to the Sweet Treats: Holiday Hangover complete with a Lavender Agave Lip Mask and Agave Lip Balm, your friend is about to give Kylie Jenner a run for her money with plump, moisturized and perfectly colored lips.

 

For Your Fergalicious Gym Friend

Love Sweat Fitness

Photography Provided By: Ryan Dunlop

Gift something that will change a person’s lifestyle and mindset and help them sleigh all day thanks to the creator of Love Sweat Fitness and fitness pro, Katie Dunlop. The Earn Your Cocktails and Sweat workout tanks are perfect for the one who’s always on the go. They can slip on a pair of jeans and sneakers after their workout and look effortless as they’re on their way to conquer the day. Add in their new #Goals 2019 Planner and help your friend reach their fitness potential for the new year!

Give Them Nothing to Wine About

Chevalier Collection

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Whether a person prefers stem or no stem, everyone prefers their wine to taste the best it can and with Chevalier Collections innovated wine glasses, that’s exactly what they’ll be sipping. Thanks to the internal vessel in the wine glass, each direct pour of vino receive the perfect aeration making it ready to clink, cheers and enjoy each time.

 

Gotta Haan It

Cole Haan

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Shopping for more than one person? Knock them out all in one purchase with presents from Cole Haan. Give them a gift that keeps on giving with the Jade Backpack—cute, durable and made for every outfit and occasion—whether you’re jet-setting to your next weekend getaway or carrying your notebook on your way to your next business meeting. For the guys, help them step a little out of their comfort zone and give them the Grand.OS Reflective Marled Muffler Scarf. Black goes with everything and layering is always in making this the perfect guy gift.

 

Put a Pin in It

Odds and Sods

 

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Known for their “unnecessary necessaries,” this online shop is based in our very own Newport Beach. Odds and Sods has unique and artful pieces like frame-worthy posters and enamel pins that are perfect for leather jacket lapels. Some of our favorites include the “You Dim Sum You Lose Some” enamel pin, the “PCH” enamel pin and the “Big Wednesday” The Wedge poster. Plus, shopping here is like giving twice—3% of the profits go towards wildlife protection and conservation education.   

 

Thanks a Latte

Hidden House Coffee

 

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Orange County isn’t short of amazing coffee shops, so why not gift a bag of comfort for your java-enthusiast to enjoy at home? Hidden House Coffee not only sources and roasts high-quality, green coffee, but they also offer an array of delicious options. From the peach and caramel tasting notes of the Kenya Karani AB to the butterscotch and chocolate notes of the Guatemala La Bolsa, your lucky giftee is bound to feel some holiday (and caffeine-based) cheer.

Hidden House Coffee
31791 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano, CA

511 E Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

Share the Holiday Spirit

Surf City Still Works

 

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If you’re looking for something unique to add to a special someone’s home bar, one of Surf City Still Works’ Gift Sets or Cocktail Kits is the way to go. Share the warmth of the season with their Shorebreak Vodka Gift Set, complete with a bottle of 82-proof Shorebreak Vodka and a Collins glass all in a custom wood box, or a Surf City Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit, a wooden gift box filled with a bottle of Pierside Bourbon and all the ingredients and tools you need to make an Old Fashioned—Surf City style!

Surf City Still Works
7242 Heil Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714.253.7606

 

For the Natural Beauty Fan

Alchemy

Created by a mother-daughter duo, Alchemy is the answer to your sensitive skin care needs. The ingredients are clean, wildcrafted, organic, toxic-free and gentle. “Our products originated to fill a need while looking for a nontoxic, organic and gentle skin care products to use while Rebecca was going through Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatments,” says co-founder Amanda Adams. They are also formulated without harsh chemicals so you can get a natural glow without any redness or irritation. Buy the trio of essentials to really maximize on the benefits. Wash away the day with the Wildcrafted Face Cleanser, followed by a spritz of the amazing Rose Hydrosol for hydration, then slather a few drops of the Illuminate Face Serum. Your skin will thank you!

 

Great Hair Don’t Care

Playa

Based in California, Playa is our new favorite for natural beachy styles without the fuss of applying a ton of product. Personal favorites are the Pure Dry Shampoo when you are in a pinch and need to freshen up your ‘do without having to shower, as well as the Endless Summer sea salt texturizer to get that “salty hair don’t care” vibe without having to actually take a dip in the sea. They have some fab shampoos, conditioner and the epic Ritual Hair Oil as well if your giftee needs some shine during the colder winter months.

 

Take a Whiff

RITUALS

Never underestimate the power of a great candle and a gift set. RITUALS, aka the number one bath and body brand in Europe, encourages people to slow down for a moment and check in with their minds, bodies and souls. Their multiple gift sets come with goodies like bath bombs, body butters, candles, and so much more, and the collections are worth considering buying one for yourself. A favorite is the Ritual of Yalda set, which is their new fall/winter limited edition collection. All products are available at rituals.com and in RITUALS stores.

RITUALS
401 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
201.786.6281

 

Luscious Locks

TOTALEE Hair

You spent the summer in the heat and now you’re cozying up by the fire when it’s cold outside. You hair is sure to have taken a bit of a beating. Enter TOTALEE, a hair care line made by a pro for those of use whose locks need some TLC. The ingredients promote a luxe mane: think lightweight, oxygenated oils, superfoods and naturally derived ingredients. The cherry on top is the fact that the products work for every hair type, are chemically and color treated hair safe, and are dermatologist tested. Give your ‘do some R&R!

 

For the Forever Beach Bum

Slowtide

With a headquarters in Costa Mesa, local brand Slowtide is elevating your towel game. The daily essential is upgraded with artsy prints and patterns and sustainable materials, and beachgoers can’t get enough. With partnership with artists, designers, and brands each season, Slowtide creates fun and unique towels that will be the envy of your friends. They’ve also added comfy Polar Fleece Blankets so you can stay warm on the beach after a surf session or by the fire pit.

Slowtide
336 East 17th St, Ste 03
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.303.3227

 

Who Said Leggings Have to Be Boring?

Goldsheep Clothing

Working out should be fun, and so should your activewear wardrobe. Orange County-based Goldsheep Clothing is the brainchild of creative mind Keri WIlson, and is inspired by Keri’s independent and one-of-a-kind grandmother, Shirley. The designs will surely set you apart amidst a sea of plain Lulu’s, because no one wants to blend in, they need to stand out! The origin of the name stems from Keri feeling out of place, but she didn’t want to consider herself as a black sheep. She is too bright and positive, so she decided to create Goldsheep. The newly-released holiday collection is now available, and you can wear them to your spin class or while you conquer some holiday shopping. We won’t judge if you skip the workout and just wear them to snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie with the fam!

 

Spa Day

Frank Body “Green Tease” Scrub

With winter comes the need to change your skincare game. This body scrub by Frank Body is equal parts exfoliating and nourishing, with a hint of mystery and intrigue. The all-natural product is made with green tea to fight free radicals, coffee seed oil to smooth skin, avocado oil to hydrate, honey to sooth irritations, ginger root oil to stimulate circulation and tone skin and licorice root extract to improve uneven skin tone. The limited edition is quickly selling out, so get our asap! Plus, each one comes with a fortune-revealing tarot card—we see a future of fab skin!

 

Get that Glow

Youth to the People Super Glow Hydration Duo

We all have that one friend who is obsessed with going after that Insta filter-esque glow, minus the camera. This gift set from Youth to the People will be your best bet when it comes to shopping for that special, flawless someone. It comes with the Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream do deliver some much needed antioxidants, and phytonutrients, while the Maqui + Acai Prickly Pear Goji Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil takes a blend of rare berries to give your mug a super concentrated dose of nourishment, and it’s all available at Sephora. Get glowing!

 

True Beauty

Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Palette and Party Prep Duo

Go au naturale with your makeup routine, thanks to The Honest Company’s Honest Beauty line. Before you slather on your foundation, use the Party Prep Duo: a three-in-one detox mud mask and a powerful spot treatment to ensure your pores and cleared out and blemishes are minimized. When you’re ready to get dolled up, reach for the eyeshadow palette. Create subtle looks or rock a smoky eye thanks to the versatile colors in the palette, but without parabens, paraffins, talc, mineral oil, silicones or petrolatum. See you at the holiday party!

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