Holiday Gift Guide 2015
Tipsy Elves has you covered for the holiday sweater you’ve always dreamed of.
What do you give to the person who has everything? Our holiday gift guide serves up handpicked prezzies that are sure to delight this season.
By Christina Xenos
This is the weekend bag of weekend bags, and it’s made by Los Angeles-based This is Ground. Not only will the 100% leather Voyager fit all essentials in a meticulously organized setup, but the bag also comes equipped with optional WiFi, and in a variety of colors. $720/$900 (with WiFi).
Decadent is an understatement for how your special someone will feel after slipping into Santa Monica-based Lunya’s luxurious French terry robe with a sewn-on belt. $250.
Taking headphones as accessories to new heights, L.A.-based FRENDS has partnered with Dolce & Gabbana for an over-the-top collection that features gold-plated filigree, Swarovski crystals and pearls, genuine Nappa leather and Scandinavian Fox fur. $6,995-$8,895.
Who said beef jerky had to be low-brow? The once truck stop snack gets a makeover from Three Jerks Jerky with 24K gold-dusted filet Mignon. It also comes in a high-security lock box with a pack of each of Three Jerks Jerky flavors: Original, Chipotle Adobo, Memphis BBQ, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Hamburger and Maple Bourbon Churro. $500. photo Stephanie Loren Photography
Is someone on your list suiting up for Sundance? Tipsy Elves (who brought irony back to the ugly holiday sweater pictured at the top) unleashes a line of ’80s-inspired ski suites, complete with psychedelic shapes and geometric patterns. $159-$179.
This is the perfect gift for the jet-setter in your life. The Gray Malin Sprinkle Carry On Cocktail Kit is inspired by Gray’s love of travel and sprinkles. You’ll get the tools to mix two “sprinkled” vodka tonic cocktails complete with a plastic pink flamingo for flair. All you need to do is grab the hard stuff from your flight attendant. The kit is sold out everywhere, but you can grab it at Westfield Century City’s Gift Box, which also features other L.A. brands like Alfred Coffee and Poketo. As a bonus, the gift box machines also hold a set of Golden Tickets attached to randomly selected products. These tickets entitle shoppers to prizes, including one year of Alfred Coffee, Gray Malin prints, and a Poketo brunch and studio tour.
Delight your favorite Star Wars fanatic with these cozy slippers. UGG® and Star Wars™ joined forces to create a special edition collection and these soft leather with bandolier hardware-detail stunners are inspired by the galaxy’s favorite wookiee. $200.
You’ll want the VIP on your list to sip their next cocktail out of a stunning Absolut Elyx copper pineapple. Each of the limited edition pineapples sold helps provide a month of safe water to someone in need through Water For People. Buy them on their own for $85 or as a gift set with a bottle of copper-distilled Absolut Elyx vodka for $120.
From socially funded startup to sought after, New York-based Priority Bicycles offers simple, stylish bicycles that are free of routine maintenance. You can ride them when you book a stay at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, but why not gift one to that special person on your list? From $429.
These chic watches do more than just tell time. Each color band is associated with a charity that helps those in need—hunger, cancer, AIDS, environment, water, education, breast cancer and animals. The watch pictured here helps support 16 cancer patients. $77.
These effortlessly attractive Taylor Morgan earrings are crafted by jewelry designer Morgan McGrath right here in L.A. Get them in white, yellow or rose gold with black or white diamonds. Starting at $270.
Los Angeles-based master tea blender Steve Schwartz’s curated, monthly selection of teas range from the whimsical holiday-inspired (e.g. Butterscotch, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, and Cinnamon Fig) to their new Black Label Tea line with rare and single origin teas like Silver Needle and Gyokuro. From $18/month (use HelloHandmade for 15% off).
If you’ve swooned over Fig & Olive’s cuisine at its Melrose Place outpost, now gift your favorite foodie a trip to the South of France through its first-ever cookbook. The restaurant’s found Laurent Halasz shares his passion for olive oil and the cuisine of the South of France with simple techniques. $50.
This highly addictive nutrient-rich treatment is the perfect indulgence for dry winter skin. It’s formulated with fragrant patchouli oil and moisturizing buriti oil along with organic shea butter, rose hip seed oil and vitamin E to help hydrate, repair and restore to leave hands, soft, smooth, supple and smelling amazing. $8.99.