The LA Girl team thrives on trying out the latest TikTok must-haves, Amazon best-sellers, and LA local shops that everyone just needs to know about. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down the items that actually lived up to the hypes and the ones that truly deserve more hype. From handy stocking stuffers to lavish grand gestures, scroll on to find out the best gifts for every kind of LA Girl!
Jump To Section: The Glam Goddess⼁The Kitchen Queen⼁The Adventurer & Nature Lover⼁The Music Head⼁The Bookworm⼁The Astrology Guru⼁The Artist⼁The Fitness Fanatic⼁The Expecting⼁The Plant Enthusiast⼁The Pet Lover
For the Glam Goddess
Every 2022 makeup guru’s dream. Doniella “Donni” Davy, the wildly talented makeup artist behind Euphoria’s iconic sparkly looks, brings you a vegan and cruelty-free makeup line inspired by the HBO hit’s famous makeup. Surprise your makeup-loving bestie with multi-colored eye jewels, duo-chromatic highlighters, and intensely pigmented mattes and shimmers available in liquid and powder forms. You can even customize a special gift palette!
LA Girl Pick: Half Magic, Half Classic Set
You definitely want to impress your friend with this skincare line made from (drum roll please) antioxidant-rich Maine Wild Blueberries! Based in LA, Airelle Skin is one of today’s hottest and fast-growing skincare companies solely focused on using antioxidant technology from berries (Berrimatrix) compared to common Vitamin C formulas.
LA Girl Pick: Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment
You can’t go wrong with bath bombs for that skincare and makeup junkie in your life. Chic and affordable, 88Kitty is a LA based small business offering vegan and handmade soaps, candles, and bath bombs. Pick from over 20 scents, or visit their store to curate your own special gift basket!
LA Girl Pick: Birth of Venus Bath Bomb
When you purchase a jar of Dignity coconut oil, you’re helping abolish human trafficking and providing more jobs in poverty stricken communities. Our favorite set is the Beauty Guru which includes an eco dry brush for exfoliation, a full jar of raw coconut oil for moisturizing, and not 1, not 2, but 3 lip balms.
LA Girl Pick: Beauty Guru
For the Kitchen Queen
Impress the chef in your life with Donabe (doh-NAH-bay), or traditional Japanese clay cookware. TOIRO is a West Hollywood based business developed by LA local and Japanese home-cooking expert Naoko Takei Moore. Choose from their curated Holiday Gift Collections that include price categories from $30 and under to $200 and under.
LA Girl Pick: Mrs. Donabe’s Holiday Gift Set Ideas
In addition to aerating your wine (A.K.A exposing it to air to soften intense flavors and keep it fresh for days), this gadget also pours you a glass with just a touch of a button. If the hundreds of five-star amazon reviews aren’t convincing enough, type in “electric wine aerator” in your Tik Tok search bar to watch it work its magic.
Craft your own box, or choose pre-curated gifts for him and her, or under $50! Everything included is 100% locally made in California, and we love that shipping is super fast within 1-2 days of ordering making it perfect for on-time holiday delivery! From peppermint s’mores to delicious mini gingerbread cookies, you get to choose what goes in your box!
For the Adventurer & Nature Lover
Pack Up + Go is a surprise travel agency that plans an entire vacation for you – you won’t even know where you’re going until the day of! With experiences ranging from road trips to overseas excursions, gifting your little daredevil a surprise trip is something they’re sure to remember.
Scratch-off posters make for cute wall decor and give the satisfaction of crossing items of a list. Support your adventurous, nature-loving buddy with a scratch-off poster featuring all 63 national parks. Plus, you can customize the name, font, and colors however you want!
For the Music Head
Headphones are vital to a music lover’s collection. JBL’s Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones featuring voice assistance is Amazon’s best seller for a reason! We love that you could vibe and listen for 20 hours straight then pause for a quick 15 minute charge.
Gone are the days of clunky old record players. There are tons of chic and compact turntables on the market that anyone with an extensive record collection will love.
Share a special tune with someone you love? Turn it into a keychain so they can take it wherever they go! Whether your scannable Spotify code is record-shaped, cassette-shaped, or on a sleek metal charm, your special keychain makes the most heart-warming present.
For the Bookworm
For that late-night reader you know, the Hooga Book Light fends off blue-light strain by using amber hues, perfect for winding down.
Perfect for bookworms who prefer a sleek way of bookmarking over dog-eared pages or bulky bookmarks. These little metal markers stay put all day without leaving page creases. Plus, compared to the regular ol’ rectangular bookmark, these accurate darts record a reader’s exact line they left off at.
How cute would it be to have all your bookworm’s favorite reads in an ideal bookshelf art print? Gift it framed, laminated, or rolled up like a scroll. If you’re not sure of your giftee’s exact book favorites, the artist Jane Mount also offers dozens of pre-designed illustrations based on various genres and topics such as feminism, poetry, and all-time literary classics.
For the Astrology Guru
Gift your astrology nerd with manifestation candles, essential oils, Palo Santo, sage, energetic crystals, and even tarot cards from LA’s go-to spiritual wellness shop: House of Intuition.
LA Girl Pick: Zodiac Energy Candles
This candle lets you smell your birthday! Birthdate Co. combines your birth chart, numerology, and tarot to curate your unique scent. Each candle provides key information inspired by how the stars were arranged during a specific birthdate.
LA Girl Pick: Book & Candle Bundle Gift Set
This thoughtful gift features a snapshot of what the sky looked like on a very important day (birthday, when you first said “I love you”, when you first met, etc.) using your birth time and location info! In addition to the holidays, this also makes a perfect birthday, anniversary, and newborn gift!
For the Artist
Fuel their artistic energy with caffeine. We can’t get enough of this pour over coffee-maker made with borosilicate glass to prevent residue and odors in the coffee. Its hourglass shape allows the coffee to be refrigerated and reheated without losing flavor. For a luxurious grand gesture, choose from the Coffee Machine Depot’s uniquely crafted espresso machines.
Gift the artist in your life with a classic leather artist roll to hold all their tools and gadgets. We’re loving this Etsy artist roll for its customizable features including the color of the leather and personal engravings.
For the Fitness Fanatic
We’re sure you’ve seen these all over Tik Tok, especially you work-from-homers. This slim, remote-controlled treadmill fits perfectly in small spaces or under a standing desk. Prep your favorite gym rat for the new year with an efficient and affordable treadmill.
On top of including an exercise mat, 3 resistance bands and a water bottle, this company provides an app called FitOn with free curated exercises for every body part, fitness level, time constraint, and interest.
This sleek stainless steel water bottle purifies and refreshes your water every two hours or whenever you press its magic button. A portion of its proceeds go to the company 1% For The Planet to support environmental research, perfect for giving back in style.
For the Expecting
A group of fashion designer mamas came together to curate a modern clothing line made with organic cotton for both mothers and children. Every single piece they offer has been “tried, tested and loved” by their own little ones, making Elfin pieces the perfect present for a fashionista newborn! Can’t decide which dress or onesie? Pick out any of their pre-packaged gift sets both for mommy and baby.
For the Plant Enthusiasts
For that plant-loving LA babe in your life, pick out book guides, watering tools, hardware, plant-inspired home decor, and the plants themselves at Folia Collective. This LA based business also provides plant-focused interior design services and educational workshops for plant parents.
LA Girl Pick: Aglaonema A.K.A Chinese Evergreen
Support most small businesses in LA at Potted! Choose from eclectic and bold-colored garden furniture, and a wide selection of potted plants and terrariums.
LA Girl Pick: Any of their potted planting arrangements
For Pet Lovers
Deluxe couture meets pet fashion and accessories. Moshiqa offers a huge array of designer leashes, collars, food bowls, carriers, and ready to wear fashion pieces for both cats and dogs.
We’re obsessed with these adorable illustrated pet portraits by West & Willow. Perfect for the minimalist pet-lover in your life, this gift is totally customizable for the perfect background color and pet name design!
Need something quick? Check out our last-minute holiday gifts for every situation!