Locals Only: A Holiday Gift Guide for Every Cool Girl

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Holiday shopping always ends up becoming kind of stressful. You know what I mean? Nothing kills my holiday spirit like waiting in long lines, fighting for a parking spot, and getting lost in the crowd. There has got to be a better way to find great gifts that actually make us feel excited. You know, in the true spirit of giving! So here’s what I’m thinking. This year, why not skip the mall? Here is your locals only holiday gift guide for every cool girl in your life.

Your local shops have you covered with unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts that aren’t sold at big commercial stores. Supporting local businesses creates a sense of community that brings value into our lives. You’ll find a personalized experience when you walk into a local shop that makes you feel inspired and uplifted. And hey, if you find something for yourself, I won’t tell anyone.

Find your way around this holiday gift guide with a complete index of local gifts and where to find them.


Burro is a local haven for swoon-worthy goods in Los Angeles founded by California native Erinn Berkson. You will uncover stunning stationery, whimsical wares and fares for hearth and home, handcrafted jewels by local artisans and magical goods.

1. Surf Shack Book

3. Go Out / Stay In Flip Coin

6. Tracey Tanner, Medium Fatty Zip Pouch


Noah Marion’s quality goods are unique, distinctive, and handmade in his leather shop in Austin, Texas. Noah specializes in timeless leather essentials built to last a lifetime. You’ll find his cool shop here.

2. Round Coaster Set, Natural


P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based fragrance company. Their line of candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, incense, and eau de parfum are designed to make life smell better. Their new flagship store is just as dreamy as their unique scents.

4. No. 32: Sandalwood Rose Candle

11. Teakwood & Tabaco Diffuser


Planet Blue, a boutique that started in Malibu, California, carries an assortment of styles that go from the beachwear to the streetwear and everywhere in between. This is your one stop shop for stylish finds and local favorites adored by every cool girl.

5. kai, Body Butter

10. kai, Body Buffer

8. Van Palma, Straw Hat with Feather

9. Quay Eyewear, Don’t @ Me


Canyon Coffee is a local coffee company founded by Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz. They believe in the ritual of coffee bringing us together by adding warmth into our daily practices. Find Canyon Coffee at local shops around Los Angeles, like General Store in Venice. Check them out here.

7. Tolima Especial, Colombia

Remember to buy with purpose, choose quality, be thoughtful, and enjoy the experience.

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