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Holiday LaLaScoop Gift Guide 2016

We’ve researched far and wide and LaLaScoop’ed Los Angeles gift ideas for everyone on your list. The best gift you can give is kindness, as well as your time, but add a note of appreciation and one of these holiday treats to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Beard Paw

With hipsta beards and staches all the rage, these premium Beard Paw Wipes are perfect for keeping your man clean and fresh after eating or shaving. Toss a few of these on-the-go, all-natural cleansing wipes in your man’s car or backpack to keep him smelling clean and manly with the combination of mild soap for cleansing, grape-seed and aloe oils to condition and a blast of cedar and eucalyptus. Lumbersexuals rejoice!

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Love Pendants

Adorn your lady with some Love Pendants, personalized jewelry where you can include milestones or sentiments for your honey on engraved semi-precious gemstones like topaz, amethyst, green quartz or citrine.  Gemstones are then set in the your metal choice of vermeil, silver or 14k gold and turned into a necklace, bracelet or charm. Starting at $179 for silver and $192 for gold.

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ClassPass Gift Certificates

For your friend or partner who loves to workout or needs to workout, why not let them try out hundreds of fitness classes in their city? From mindful yoga sessions, feel-good spin classes, to heart pumping boxing, let them choose where they want to sweat. We guarantee they’ll be hooked. Finally, ClassPass offers gift certificates! Read about some of LaLaScoop’s favorite workouts.

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CAT Footwear

Work boots for men. Stylish boot for ladies. CAT has been on our radar since Sundance many years ago and their long history of making sturdy quality boots for workmen has CATapulted into edgy city styles too. We adore their boot selection for the outdoors and the city streets. Skim new arrivals or men’s tops rated casual boots. 

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Sisters of Los Angeles 

Find a unique city inspired gift like beach glasses, beach towels, canvas bags, pencils, and even more celebrating the Golden State.

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SOL ANGELES Tees

For the ultimate super soft Tee or sweatshirt, look no further than Los Angeles’s best effortless classic California style. Their clothes feel so good; you will want to live in them. More merchandise options can be found in many stores all over the US. 

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Parasol Grab N Go Diaper Tote
For new mommies, this vegan leather water resistant tote/diaper bag comes with a matching changing pad and detachable stroller straps. Keep looking stylish with baby in tow with this chic tote brushed in gold details featuring a hand painted black and white pattern by LA based textile designer, Caroline Cecil. The bag also includes an easy to access exterior pocket, an adjustable shoulder strap, and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Check out their diaper subscriptions.
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El Silencio Mezcal
For your cocktail loving compadre, spice up their holiday with 100% Agave Mezcal; try”premium” and “super-premium” Espadín ($40) and Joven ($80) bottles. El Silencio Mezcal, based in Santa Monica and hand-crafted in San Balthazar Guelavila, Oaxaca, Mexico has become one of the fastest growing Mezcal companies on the market. Try one of their special holiday recipes to keep you warm this winter.

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1.5 oz. El Silencio Espadin
.5 oz. Creme de Cacao
.5 oz. Licor 43
.5 oz. Heavy Cream
1 Whole Egg
Combine all ingredients in a mixing vessel and shake without ice for 10 Slow seconds. Add ice and shake again for 10 slow seconds. Strain into a glass. Garnish with fresh grated cinnamon.

 

The Springs Half Day of Balance and Renewal

For your yoga loving relative or friend who needs to unwind, book them a half day of balance and renewal ($175) at The Springs, L.A.’s go-to urban oasis located in the Arts District of DTLA. The Springs offers an organic juice bar, coffee program, yoga studio and wellness center in their naturally sunlit, expansive 13,800 square foot space.img_8909

The Springs’ Luxury Reset includes:

1 Organic Cold Pressed Juice 

1 Yoga Class 

60 Minute Massage*

30 Minute Infrared Sauna

1 Lunch (1 main,1 dessert and a glass of kombucha)

Thoughtfully.com Gift Boxes

For your relative or gift recipient who doesn’t live so close, send them a luxury gift box, one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. Sometimes you don’t have time to select a personalized gift for everyone. Here comes a site that “thoughtfully” offers many options to consider sending and takes the guesswork out of shopping. Each carefully curated Gift Box is created with unique inspiration and arrives with an accompanying story for its recipient to enjoy. Our favorite gift boxes include The Tea Lab, Coffee Lover packages, The “Sweet” Holiday Baking Gift Set, Moscow Mule’s Finest, The Steakhouse, and Breakfast in Bed.

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Philosophy Holiday Gift Sets

Give your beauty indulgent friend the gift that gives back. 1% of all philosophy product sales go to the Hope and Grace Initiative which supports community based mental health efforts. We love the Gingerbread House gift package for some serious pampering with shower gels and bubble bath, lip shine and shampoos in flavors like spiced gingerbread cookie, sugar sprinkles, peppermint stick, fresh cream, and pink marshmallow buttercream. Hmmmm!

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Arcona Skincare Starter Kit

For your beauty obsessed friend, give him or her the Basic Five Normal Skin Type Starter Kit to experience

b5-travel-normal-l4the best skincare product line that really works (with results in less than a week) because the natural ingredients are cold processed in small batches. Our favorite miracle cream to even your skin tone is their Gentle Solution, a nightly clear treatment. The Magic Dry Ice is a hydrating gel you will be sure to fall in love with its non greasy hydration, and the Golden Grain Gommage will smooth and clean your skin and stimulate cell turnover. Pick up these goodie skincare packs or other products (cleansers, masks, and their award winning Triad pads) at their Santa Monica location or order online.

Krochet Kids Knit Hats

It may not be cold in LA for long, but cute knit hats are always in style and perfect for traveling to freezing locales. Each hand knit hat is made from a woman in Uganda or Peru. Given the materials, skills, and knowledge, Krochet Kids helps women in developing countries support their families. Each hat is signed by the women who made it.

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Photo credit: Krochet Kids

La Boutique, the gift shop at Le Petit Paris

In downtown LA,  find the exquisite French shop next to Le Petit Paris for your friend who adores the good life. Drool over the French imports, from teas in elegant boxes, handmade jewelry, Baobab Collection candles, Fragonard perfumes, decorative plates, olive oil from Chateau d’Estoublon Huile d’Olive in Provence (which comes in a glass spray bottle) and books about Paris and its cuisine. Select a holiday housewarming gift or stuff a stocking with housemade pastries such as macarons and eclairs or chocolates by the French chocolate maker Mazet, along with Maxim de Paris chocolates. La Boutique’s staff remains on hand to provide insights and recommendations, as well as to design custom gift baskets.

 

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