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Our holiday gift guide series continues with unique and thoughtful tchotchkes that'll impress your stylish loved ones. From tasteful L.A.-inspired gifts like Compartés' chic chocolates and design-minded tech accessories shaped like a food truck favorite to CBD- and THC-infused chill pills, there's something for every type Angeleno that fits with a range of gift-givers' budgets.
Keep reading for 15 of our favorite stocking stuffer gift picks — including a few that might require an extra-large chimney sock — by L.A. makers or shoppable at local boutiques, and stay tuned for more festive shopping ideas.
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Maya Brenner x Julia Walck Golden Hour Print
For the cool pencil pusher: Whether they're hard at work at a 9-to-5 job or a gig-to-gig freelancer, this optimistic desk-friendly art collab between L.A.-based jewelry designer Maya Brenner and illustrator Julia Walck is sure to brighten your pal's day.
Tuesday Bassen x L.A. Original Patch
For the Golden State-grown: Your recipient need not be born-and-raised to claim California-bred status, and this cool patch by L.A. artist Tuesday Bassen will help them wear their state pride on their stylish sleeve.
Dosist Bliss Dose Dial
For the cannabis curious: L.A.-based wellness brand Dosist's easy — and child-proof — Dose Dial devices make the perfect chill pill-dispensing stocking stuffer for marijuana-curious folks who want to avoid smoking or vaping. (For the record, trusted brands like Dosist don't use fillers and abide by California's strict cannabis manufacturing laws.)
Compartés Los Angeles Chocolate Bar Gift Set
For the sweet-toothed new transplant: Brentwood-based Compartés' L.A.-inspired chocolate bar set is the perfect way to give Angelenos both newly-minted and born-and-raised a traffic-free taste of their city's stylish neighborhoods.
This Is Ground Cord Taco, Pack of 5
For the cool techie: L.A.-based accessories brand This Is Ground's best-selling cord tacos are the original chic tech detanglers. They're available in packs of three or five and in an array of colors, depending on your giftee's style.
Alfred Tea Matcha Gift Set
For the caffeine die-hard: West Hollywood-born, globally-renowned coffee and tea shop Alfred has packaged its Instagrammable aesthetic into this matcha box set that'll elevate anyone's caffeine routine.
Béis Travel Wallet
For the jet-setter: Travel brand Béis (which was founded by actress Shay Mitchell) will keep your frequent globe-trotters important docs contained in one stylish place.
Happy Socks x Macauley Culkin Gift Box
For fashionable pop culture fanatic: The new L.A. transplants at Stockholm-bred brand Happy Socks have teamed with Macaulay Culkin for a three-pair sock collab inspired by the actor's satirical podcast and website, BunnyEars. These playful accessories might just inspire its recipient to channel their inner Kevin McCallister (and might just be the next best thing to shelling out for a throwback Talkboy).
Supergoop! Sun Care Set
For the stylish sun worshipper: L.A.-based Violet Grey only stocks expert-approved beauty and skincare on its luxe shelves, which is why we suggest grabbing this SPF-packed set for your fresh air-loving L.A. friends. It comes an exclusive makeup bag by the cool boutique, so it's really like four gifts in one.
Hey Moon Long Hair Clips
For the artful accessorizer: These terrazzo-inspired handmade hairclips by L.A. jewelry line Hey Moon will add just the right of playfulness to anyone's tresses.
Diff Eyewear Noel Blue Light Blocking Glasses
For the screen addict: As if the shielding eyeballs from the sun wasn't enough, these fashionable pair of frames by charitable L.A. eyewear brand Diff will make screen time a little bit easier on your giftee's eyes by protecting them from blue light.
L.A. Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle Book, Vol. 29
For the word nerds: Speaking of taking a little break from our not-so-pocket-sized smart devices, here's something to boost the creative juices of your favorite L.A. grammar guru or aspiring screenwriter.
Clare V. Half-Zip Wallet
For the effortlessly cool (and hard to shop for) friend: Wallets tend to be the most basic of holiday gifts, but not this striped leather one by Paris-inspired L.A. designer Clare V. This compact, currency-holding carryall will keep your pal (and their dozens of receipts) looking chic and organized.
Burro Goods California Pin
For the flair fanatic: If a Golden State-promoting patch isn't enough, then proud Californians will be happy to stick this onto their fashionable lapel.
Los Angeles Is by Elisa Parhad & Alexander Vidal
For proud Angelenos of all ages: This charming book by writer Elisa Parhad and illustrator Alexander Vidal will inspire readers of all ages to see their city in a playful (and colorful) new way.