Time is running out to get that special someone that perfect gift! Sometimes it’s hard to shop for someone because we really want to get them something they’ll absolutely love. So we’ve put together a great gift guide with 12 incredible gifts for every LA Girl!
For the Beauty Guru
LOVE GOODLY ($29.95)
Does your girl love beauty products like no other? She’s always recommending the latest product or has her own YouTube channel talking about it? It’s time to gift this lady the LOVE GOODLY Box, a vegan-luxury subscription box company made here in LA. LOVE GOODLY, is teaming up with LA based actress and leading vegan-advocate Emily Deschanel to specially curate their Holiday Box to benefit Farm Sanctuary. In the box you will find Emily’s favorite cruelty free, vegan and toxin free beauty & wellness products, such as the MyChelle: Perfect C™ Serum, Pacifica: Enlightened Lip Gloss, Mullein & Sparrow: Custom Facial Steam, Coté: Nail Polish, and the BOOMCHICKAPOP: Sweet and Salty or Lightly Sea Salted. All valued at $83, but you can gift this bomb gift for the amazing price of $29.95!
For the Athlete
Violet Love ($11.90+)
Girlfriend’s gotta look good while she’s training for that marathon or 5k! If your friend trains hard and maybe even sacrifices style to get there, give her the gift of effortless beauty! Violet Love (also made in Los Angeles) is an everyday wear line with playful, great accessories for layering like scarves, tees, unisex hoodies, baseball raglans, and headbands. The fun prints and styles are made from soft, lightweight fabrics that are comfortable, cute, and functional.
For the Girl with the Big Heart
Health 2 Humanity ($8.99)
We all need our favorite soaps to lather in, but what about a soap that gives back? If your friend has a big heart, she’ll love Health 2 Humanity’s soaps that continue to give. With every purchase of the company’s 100% all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and non-GMO soaps, the proceeds benefit the company’s nonprofit, which funds international vocational programs that create and grant skills, jobs, and scholarships for those in developing countries, and educates the country’s natives to prevent hygiene-related diseases. Current scents include peppermint, lemon, lavender and unscented.
For the Girl who’s Super into Astrology
AstroTwins’ 2017 Planetary Planner ($24.95)
Does your friend constantly bug you about your daily zodiac fortune (or maybe even her own)? Give her the ultimate gift with the AstroTwins’ 2017 Planetary Planner! Astrologists Ophira and Tali Edut, (celeb astrologers who have read charts for Beyoncé and Nicole Richie) have a printed version of their popular planner for the first time ever that holds everything your friend can use for a little insight in all areas of love, career, health and family. There’s also a special numerology and Chinese astrology section!
For the Jewelry Lover
MaeMae Jewelry ($24+)
Does your friend always have a new shiny bangle or necklace on? Sometimes it seems like she can’t get enough of her bling addiction! Add to her growing collection with MaeMae Jewelry, an LA based jewelry line that “loves you back”. Owner Rheena creates jewelry pieces that speak to your heart! Each piece comes on a card with an affirmation. Rheena uses special gemstones and metals to help create moods and help your inner health! Not only is this jewelry incredibly functional for everyday wear but very affordable!
For the Girl who Loves Playing Dress Up
A Cocohaus Photoshoot ($500+)
Give her an amazing whole-day experience starting with a professional hair-and-makeup artist and then taking photos with photographer, Andrea Hausmann. She’ll get to dress up in different looks, sip champagne, play with props and even take some sexy boudoir photos! Once the photos are processed and edited, you’ll get to experience a photo reveal with your printed photos to choose which one you’d like to take home!
For the Girl who Needs a Spa Day
So Posh Beauty ($15)
If your bestie desperately needs a day to relax (don’t we all), you might want to treat her to a DIY spa day! So Posh Beauty’s mission is to empower, inspire, and celebrate the whole woman through products that represent their femininity and personality. In fact, So Posh Beauty products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and quality. Whether you’re surrounding her with beautiful candles or treating her to the French Neroli Rose Bath and Body Oil, your bestie will thank you!
For the Wanderluster
Dogeared is more than a dainty, feminine jewelry line. The brand embraces the stories, happy moments, milestones and experiences that celebrate, connect and inspire customers. Each piece tells a story of individuality, self-expression, love, and friendship. Inspired by California’s free spirited, natural beauty, this line features precious gemstones and wanderlust themes to create one-of-a-kind pieces. My personal favorites are the amethyst leather choker with gold-dipped north star and the Dogeared X Penh Lenh Camillia bead choker from Thailand!
For the Fashionista
The Style Club ($10+)
Does your friend love the latest and trendiest apparel that shows off her style? The Style Club, an LA-based fashion brand by Hilary Novelle, was inspired by the designer’s love for vintage shopping and discovering underground artists. And you can see their love for vintage and art into every piece they design! The Style Club that was recently featured on Shark Tank where they scored an investment from Mark Cuban! While we love the entire line, we’re obsessed with the Love Club Jacket and the Babe Hat, both of which were gift options on the episode!
For the Girl with the Good Hair
Grace Eleyae ($7.99+)
Good hair isn’t just something you’re born with; it’s maintained with lot of love and persistence! That’s why Grace Eleyae’s satin caps, hats, and pillow cases are perfect for your hair-lovin’ friend. These versatile, fashionable caps were designed to combine style, comfort and functionality. The satin lining keeps the hair moisturized, protected, and even tangle-free when resting while the elastic band ensures it stays in place. In fact, Grace Eleyae’s motto is to help women conquer their worlds and inspire them that they really can do whatever they want! Good hair = girl power!
For the Girl who has Everything
Your friend may have everything from beauty products to the latest gadget, but what doesn’t have is an ethical and trendy way to hold all of her belongings! NETEffects is a collection of bags and clutches that not only racks up some good karma, but are handmade and zero-waste. NET Effects’ mission is to bring ‘trade not aid’ to the disenfranchised women of Cambodia by providing unbeatable work conditions, quality training and good pay. Every 15-20 pieces sold in the U.S. provides fair wage for one month for a woman in Cambodia. So now your tote-carrying girl can feel good about all her trinkets and toys.
For the Girl who Loves to Hike
Day Hiking: Los Angeles Book ($18.95)
One of the great things about LA is the variety of hiking options we have around us. If your hiker friend is looking for a little inspo or maybe some new hikes, it’s time to buy the Day Hiking: Los Angeles guide! Written and collected by Casey Schreiner, founder of Modern Hiker, Day Hiking: Los Angeles is a hiking guide to 125 of the best trails of the greater Los Angeles metro area. From strolls through Paramount Ranch (a relic in the golden era of motion pictures) to the remnants of a historic wilderness retreat in Santa Anita Canyon, you’ll find secret trails you never knew existed! The book has it’s official launch in January, though it is available now-perfect timing for the holidays!
For the Phone-Obsessed
Does your friend’s obsession with her phone just grow larger and larger every day? Feed your friends addiction with a super cool cell phone cover from Valfré. This LA-based label that was founded by Mexico-born artist, Ilse Valfré. Valfre is an art brand first with a flair for fashion, that can be best described as, elegantly street chic. Bold and unapologetically tongue-in-cheek, Valfré has quickly become a global source for the creative and wild-at-heart.
For the Girl with the Sweet Tooth
Valerie Confections ($10+)
If you find your bestie is constantly nibbling on that sweet stuff, chocolate is the ultimate gift this year. Valerie Confections is unveiling the absolute biggest holiday collection yet! Did we mention that all of the whimsical, modern packaging and eye-catching illustrations were designed in-house? From festive fruitcake inspired-chocolate bars to mint chocolate truffles, you’ll find something for that sweetie gal pal of yours!