It’s that time of year again!!! But also…HOW!? Seriously, where did 2022 go? Between amazing travels and the launch of Best Coast Beverages, I literally feel like I blinked and it was December. That said, we have much to be grateful for as we enter into “the most wonderful time of the year”, and with that comes the annual L&L LA holiday gift guide. I have passionately crafted these guides (with an LA focus) since I started my blog many moons ago, 9+ to be exact, and now, I have a small business of my own! It’s the best feeling in the entire world getting to highlight so many wonderful and deserving local people/businesses/brands with the goal always being to *hopefully* inspire our amazing community to continue to support one another. Shopping locally and small seriously makes such a difference in every community. Whether you live in LA or beyond, we are together in our love for this city and the people who make it truly the city of angels.
Best Coast Beverages – $35
No 2022 Love & Loathing LA gift guide would be complete without Best Coast Beverages! The support you all have shown me has been unwavering, and I’m so excited that you can now order my canned wines directly to your door (or your besties)!!!
This cozy crewneck is the comfiest way to rep BCB! Made of 100% cotton and hand dyed, resulting in a relaxed fit that is flattering and fabulous.
Sesame Street Crewneck – $135
Speaking of crewnecks…how fun is this Sesame Street crewneck!? Give the gift of nostalgia with this spunky (and sort of honest) wardrobe addition.
Buzzed Honeys Jar – $20
Add some sweetness to your life and give back to the bees by buying a jar of Buzzed Honeys! These homegrown honeys make for the perfect stocking stuffer for your foodie best friend AND make an impact by helping out our buzzing friends.
This handcrafted body butter from LOT XI is perfect for keeping your skin smooth and silky during these dry winter months! The lavender and vanilla body butter smells AMAZING, and there are so many other amazing products to explore from this black-owned business.
K-apostrophe Tapestry – $320
Have a friend that’s looking to spruce up their home? This artsy tapestry from K-apostrophe is based on a drawing that the artist did while Big Bear, paying homage to the surrounding nature that we are blessed with in LA. It is made out of 100% cotton and would look great anywhere from the dining room to the bedroom.
andSons Holiday Pop Chocolate Collection – $49 to $99
andSons are easily my favorite chocolatiers in Los Angeles. They create literal mini works of edible and delicious art, and their Holiday Pop Chocolate Collection box is sure to impress any lucky recipient. Should I be that lucky recipient, I would be positively thrilled.
For the coffee snob in your life. Roasted here in LA, Canyon Coffee sources unique, organic beans from all over the world. In the name of transparency, Canyon gives extensive information on each farm’s story and certifications, so you can rest assured your coffee was ethically sourced. The Morning Gift Box is the perfect gift for your favorite caffeine addict!
Is it truly Christmas without Valerie’s peppermint bark!? I think they make the absolute best/cutest/most creative sweet gifts that are well worth every penny. They offer a number of holiday gifting options, but this Winter Gift Set comes with seasonal favorites like their tin of Hot Chocolate, Happy Hour Box, Evergreen Truffle Box, Peppermint Bark Bar, and Almond Toffee Bar.
Hannah Jewelry Earrings – Price Varies
I’ve been obsessed with J. Hannah’s delicate jewelry pieces for the longest, but her earrings are truly the perfect accessory for any occasion. Most of the earrings are smaller and somewhat subtle, making them a timeless and classy addition to any jewelry collection.
What could be better than a farmer’s market on wheels? Prosperity Market travels all throughout Los Angeles and highlights black-owned food businesses to create greater food access throughout the community. From the Snack Set to the Flavor Set, Prosperity Market’s Holiday Gift Sets are the perfect grab-and-go gift for your favorite foodie!
Pasta Girlfriend x Bucatini Bundles – Price Varies
Looking for something for your favorite foodie? Pasta Girlfriend is teaming up with Bucatini to make these awesome bundles. From the Cook’s Bundle to the Pasta Girlfriend Bundle, pasta lovers of all kinds will go crazy over this gift.
All natural. Cruelty-free. Female-founded. And made right here in LA. What’s not to love about NOTO Botanics?! Their holiday Color and Contour kit make the perfect gift for your beauty-loving friend.
I feel like goodies LA is one of our best-kept secrets, and I am so glad that their wildly affordable home goods are available to shop online. They have great marble, ceramic, and wood home goods pieces that are all under $35. BUT THEY LOOK EXPENSIVE! I think a cheese board is always a great gift to a host, but there’s so much more to peruse. Have a ball, shop till you drop.
ROAM Clouds Slippers – $140
These Cloud Slippers are seriously the BEST. They’re soft, they’re cozy, but what I especially love about them is the fact that they’re actually a bit heavy-duty – meaning I fully wear them out in public. Truly the chicest, coziest, multi-functioning slippers on the market.
Our Place “Always Pan” – $99
I kid you not when I say that I donated all of my pans and only kept this Our Place “Always Pan” (well, that and my cast iron). It’s the best pan I’ve ever owned, absolutely nothing sticks to it, I love the steamer basket, and I love that you can choose from different colors depending on your space and personality! Plus, it’s on sale for $99 right now!!!
Simone The Label is a BIPOC-owned, socially conscious jewelry brand that makes stunning earrings, rings, chains, and more. The Switch Hoops are simple yet elegant and make for a high-quality stocking stuffer for your jewelry-loving bestie. Best of all, Hotel Figueroa in DTLA will be hosting a Simone The Label pop-up every Thursday through Saturday until December 23rd!