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We've shared stylish stocking stuffers and pampering-ready picks, and now we're honing in on finds that your fashionable friends and family will actually want to wear. From non-itchy sweaters that'll keep your loved ones warm (while still looking cool) and ethically-made basics for environmentalists of all ages to personalized presents that will upgrade anyone's jewelry box or closet, we've selected our fave giftable items from L.A.-based designers.
Keep reading below, and stay tuned as we continue our holiday gift guide with more ideas for your hard-to-shop-for giftees.
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Monogram Sequinned Bananas Shirt
For the art school grad: Monogram Studio's whimsical shirt will add a cheeky Warholian touch to their playful wardrobe.
Raquel Allegra Solar Boxy Teew
For cool canyon lady: Whether they're into sage sticks or matcha lattes, L.A. designer Raquel Allegra's tie-dye tee pairs well with anyone living a green lifestyle.
12|12 x Bayou with Love Organic Snap Jumper
For the youngest eco-warriors: Eco-minded star and BaYou with Love jewelry designer Nikki Reed teamed with L.A.-based kidswear brand 12|12 for a line of super-soft, organic clothing in effortlessly cool colors. This jumper makes it a snap to change diapers, plus it can be layered for every season.
Donni Two-Tone Silk Chiquita Scrunchie
For the one with the good hair: This luxe silk scrunchie by L.A. label Donni will dress up anyone's tresses or wrist.
The Great. the Men's College Sweatshirt
For the cool comfort-seeker: It's about time that your rad dad, brother, or BF replaces their scratchy sweater from their sophomore days — so do them a favor and shell out for this vintage-inspired sweater as an effortless and comfy upgrade. (Oh, and it can also be custom-embroidered.)
Maya Brenner 14K Gold Two Letter Necklace
For the sentimental adornment wearers: No jewelry aficionado's collection is complete without an original letter necklace by L.A.'s Maya Brenner.
Cole Haan x Rodarte Hearts Circle Bag
For the playful luxe label lover: Shower your fashion-obsessed friend with love with this charming leather carryall from L.A. label Rodarte's collaboration with Cole Haan.
Dazey L.A. Wild Women Sweatshirt
For the feminist environmentalist: This illustrated sweater by slow fashion brand Dazey L.A. celebrates the female form in an empowering and ethically-made way.
Shaina Mote Cartella Bag
For the minimalist: L.A. designer Shaina Mote's effortlessly cool tote bag will inspire your KonMari-minded giftee to keep their baggage light.
Hiro Clark Skyscraper T-Shirt
For L.A. enthusiast (or Hollywood hopeful): Angelenos with a dark sense of humor will dig edgy-cool L.A. menswear label Hiro Clark's tees, like this minimalist palm tree top. If that's not your friend's jam, perhaps they prefer to be Hollywood Royalty, a Cult Leader, or The Talent instead.
Janessa Leoné Simone Packable Straw Hat
For the chic jet-setter: This packable straw hat by L.A. milliner Janessa Leoné will help your travel-obsessed pal to stay in the shade and save precious cargo space.
The Last Line Small Rainbow Huggie Earring
For colorful accoutrements collectors: The Last Line's pavé huggie will elevate any gem collector's ear game.
Pocket Square Clothing
For the dapper Downtowner: Pocket Square Clothing's DTLA-inspired accessory will ensure your giftee is chic and well-navigated.
Sub_Urban Riot Raised By Waves Tee
For the cool surfer dude or dudette: Tongue-in-cheek L.A. brand Sub_Urban Riot's tee is a perfect fit for your favorite wave riders.
Poplinen Wilder Mock Neck Sweatshirt
For the busy sustainability devotee: New sustainable L.A. label Poplinen's mock neck sweater is made of comfy and lightweight French terry, making this casual piece easy to pack and versatile for any situation that requires an ounce of style.
Lzzr Jewelry Horizon Bow Tie Necklace
For the out and proud: L.A.-based Lzzr Jewelry's geometric bow tie necklace is a collab with nonprofit org Tie the Knot — so your loved one will be happy to know that their gift helps support LGBTQ+ equality.
Dom Vetro M01 Vintage Tortoise Sunglasses
For the stylish shade seeker: These luxe sunnies by Culver City-based Dom Vetro are quite the steal, considering that they're made right in L.A. and custom-fitted for your recipient's face.