Throughout Los Angeles, shoppers can find a wide range of shopping experiences to suit almost any need. Whether you are looking for an exclusive clothing boutique or you want to find something stunning for your home you can find it with enough shopping prowess. Christmas shopping is an altogether different experience for most shoppers. Instead of finding what you are searching for, you are saddled with the seemingly impossible task of finding the perfect present for everyone on your list. These are some of the best places in LA to check all of your Christmas boxes and maybe even find a little something for your own stocking.
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
A stop at Crafted can help you find something for the people on your list who will appreciate something hand crafted just for them. This unique shopping experience includes more than 100 artisans and crafters displaying their hand made beauties every weekend. You can find apparel, home goods, ceramics, sculpture, artisanal soaps, body products and a range of other eclectic wares. If there is a beer lover in your life bring them along to the Brouwerji West beer brewery and tasting room. Some of the events that can be found at Crafted include wine tastings, raffles, visits from Santa and even an Etsy Takeover Day, featuring an Etsy pop-up shop. The large 25,000-square-foot warehouse is located near the docks in San Pedro and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A trip to the Grove at Christmastime is an event not to be missed. Santa and the elves are in attendance to hear your child’s wish list and you can even bring your furry friend for his pictures with Santa. The giant Christmas tree and carolers help get shoppers in the spirit, and there are even two nightly snow showers, every evening at 7 and 8 PM. The many stores are open until 11PM to offer extra time to find something for all of your friends and family. Some of the stores at the Grove include Nordstrom, Apple, American Girl, Gap, Barnes & Noble and the special pop-up holiday shop, Revolve.
Jeanie Madsen Gallery
A trip to this distinctive art gallery and design boutique in the middle of Santa Monica might be a great place to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything. The Gallery is a collection of unique items including pieces using many different media, with a focus on Urban, Street and Pop Art. There is also a “Wearable Art” collection that showcases limited edition clothing, jewelry and accessories designed by Madsen as well as Jennifer Verge, Fahmina and Carolyn. There is a vast art collection on sale, as well as a number of other excellent Christmas gifting opportunities.
No list of holiday shopping options could be complete without a stop on Rodeo Drive. Stores like Tiffany’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Cartier are excellent places to find something for the special person in your life. The many upscale shopping destinations will provide an excellent opportunity to fill your holiday bags with cheer. Don’t forget to save some extra time and stop by Bouchon or Spago for some reinforcements.
Santa Monica Museum’s annual pop-up Christmas shop
The Santa Monica Museum’s annual pop-up Christmas shop is only open for a limited time so make sure not to miss it. The museum’s retail curator artfully chooses all items for sale and profits from every present go toward supporting the museum’s exhibitions and programs. This makes for a great way to support the art lover in your life.
Traditions: Year-Round Holiday Store
This family-owned Christmas shop has been offering holiday staples since 1964. A range of Christmas trees, Santa’s, snowmen, lights, and collectibles are ready to delight the holiday lover on your list.
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